Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Summary

I am a video editor who came up as a finisher, and has earned the trust for creative. Worked with a multitude of edit systems, and videotape machines. I am knowledgable with Final Cut Studio, Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, and the Quantel EQ. 

Plus, I am a member of the Adobe Creative Cloud. I can use any computer anywhere, and I still have access to the Adobe Creative Suite software.

Specialties: Creative/finish editing, commercials, corporate videos, compositing, and color correction.

Demo Reel

Past Work

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Owner / Editor

Spot On Edit Inc.

Freelance as a Creative/Online Editor, Motion Graphic Artist, Compositor/Rotoscoper, and as a Video Production, and Post-Production Consultant.

Jul 2009 - Dec 2013

Freelance Video Editor

Independent Contractor

Freelance as a Creative/Online Editor, Motion Graphic Artist, Rotoscoper/Visual Effects Artist/Consultant, and as a Video Production, and Post-Production Consultant. 

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Comp Supervisor

Speedshape

2D to 3D Conversion Team / Feature Film

Spy Kids 4

Managing artists. Keep artists supplied with work. Participate in quality control process. Identify problems with composites, and offer insight to artists on how to solve problems. 

Oct 1999 - Jul 2009

Senior Editor

Grace & Wild

My responsibilities included:  Participating in pre-production meetings to discuss visual effects, shot blocking, script changes, music selection, and overall creative choices. Consulting during the shoot. Organizing elements required for the project. Dividing labor for maximum efficiency.  At the end of the project, I am responsible for the proper execution of the edit process, and the technical quality of the final product.

Jan 1990 - Sep 1999

Editor

Skyview Film & Video

My responsibilities included: Organizing elements required for the project. Prepping EDL's. Dividing labor for maximum efficiency. Talking the clients through the finishing process. At the end of the project, I am responsible for the proper execution of the edit process, and the technical quality of the final product.

Jan 1990 - Sep 1999

Editor

Skyview Film & Video

My responsibilities included: Organizing elements required for the project. Prepping EDL's. Dividing labor for maximum efficiency. Talking the clients through the finishing process. At the end of the project, I am responsible for the proper execution of the edit process, and the technical quality of the final product.

Jun 1989 - Jan 1990

Audio Technician

Freelance

Freelance audio technician for CNN and Orbis Productions. Responsible for all audio quality of the video production, and assisting the camera man with set up, and lighting.

Aug 1986 - May 1989

Studio Technician

WSIU-TV

Functioned in a variety of positions including camera operator, director, technical director, editor and master control operator.

Education

Education
Aug 1985 - May 1989

Bachelor of Arts

Southern Illinois University

Major in Radio & Television Production with a Minor in Business.

Skills

Skills

Premiere Pro

After Effects

Final Cut Studio

Photoshop

Mocha Pro by Imagineer

Rotoscoping and creating clean backgrounds with the Remove function.

Online Editor

I've been an Online Editor since 1993. Starting with 1" editing on a Grass Valley 151 edit system, Grass Valley 200 switcher, Abekas A-57, Abekas A-62, and 3 Ampex 1" machines. From there I moved up to the digital world with an Axial 20/20 editor, Abekas A-84 switcher, Accom disk recorders, and Sony D1 machines. For a short period of time, I worked on the Fire by Autodesk. After changing jobs in 1999, I soon moved up to an Editbox from Quantel. After a couple of years, I started working with an EQ from Quantel. I have an Imac with 16G of Ram with Final Cut Studio, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Creative Cloud.