as a storyboard, drawn by Mike Vosburg
Ashley Nielson began her career in the film editing world
shortly after graduating from U.C. Irvine with a degree in
Film Studies. Working her way up through the ranks from
an apprentice to assistant to first assistant to additional
editor to Editor, Janelle's experience ranges from cutting
feature films to animatics editing to reality TV and more.
has worked on such films and shows as "The Chronicles of Narnia",
"Real Women Have Curves", "Pumpkin", and "Entourage". She
is currently editing the hit reality series "Kendra"
on E! as well as "Holly's World". Prior to that
she cut many seasons of hit series such as "The Girls
Next Door" on E! and National Geographic's "Dog Whisperer
with Cesar Millan". Previous to that, she cut the second
season of the FOX reality TV series "Trading Spouses".
She has had the pleasure of working with great directors and
producers such as Andrew Adamson, David Lynch, Dennis Dugan,
Kevin Smith, Julian Farino, Linda Berman, SueAnn Fincke, Jim
Milio, Patricia Cardoso, Michael Chapman, and many more amazing
credits much of her creativity and editing talent to her mentors,
who each added different points of views on how to edit, and
who each taught her invaluable knowledge not only about the
art and craft of editing, but also about cutting room "collaboration".
Janelle's favorite part about editing is creating something
interesting and intriguing for viewers to watch, and being
able to make someone laugh, cry, or clutch their seats in
anticipation. She also believes that an editing room
filled with fun, laughter and creativity is one that will
produce the best work!
website is also a resource for the film editor and assistant
editor. Here you will find useful
film and tv editor resources such as film editor jobs,
personal sites of other editors, editing technical tips
and articles about editors, and other film industry related
internet resources. If
you would like to contribute an article to this site on
a film editing related topic, please contact
a list of questions and answers sent to Janelle about film
the Film Editor