Ash Johnstone

Edit Assistant

Contact Details

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email

This CV may be kept on file and distributed for employment purposes.


Ash started in the industry in 2007 working as an AVID assistant for The London Studios/ITV.  He has become an experienced, versatile media professional, with the ability to anticipate client needs. His extensive knowledge both creatively and logically honed not only at ITV but also at Azimuth Post Production, Timeline TV and Directors Cut Films.

As Timeline TV’s Edit Lead, Ash was part of the Media Management team responsible for maintaining current, and developing new, workflows for the Avid and Adobe based edits. He was also heavily involved in the introduction and development of BT Sport's 4K UHD Post-Production workflow, integrating Da Vinci Resolve and Adobe's Post-Production tools.

Ash would be an asset to any team.

Selected Credits

Prince: Last Year of a Legend DocumentaryChannel 4
Lincoln Square Productions
Edit Assistant
1 x 60 mins Documentary based on the final year of funk-rock legend Prince's life, featuring interviews with friends and musicians.
Apple Tree House ChildrensCbeebies
Five Apples Productions
Edit Assistant
30 x 15 mins An everyday slice of modern life through the eyes of children
The Fight for Mosul DocumentaryChannel 4
Mongoose Pictures
Edit Assistant
1 x 48 mins Documentary following five young Iraqi Special Forces soldiers, tasked with fighting ISIS in Mosul documenting the haunting experiences of what they've seen and had to do.
Great Canal Journeys DocumentaryChannel 4
Spun Gold
Edit Assistant
4 x 60 mins Husband and wife Timothy West and Prunella Scales take canal, barge and narrowboat trips around the UK, Europe and India
Prince Philip: 70 Years of Service DocumentaryITV
Spun Gold
Edit Assistant
1 x 60 mins After the news that Prince Philip is stepping away from public duties, Alan Titchmarsh looks back on the Duke's work and life to date.
Comedians in Caffs Talking Youth
Green Door Pictures
Edit Assistant
Basquiat: Rage to Riches DocumentaryBBC2
BBC Productions
Edit Assistant

Speechless (Aphasia)DocumentaryBBC4
Wingspan Productions
Edit Assistant
The South Bank
Sky Arts Awards 2017
Awards ShowSkyEdit Assistant
The South Bank Show
40th Anniversary
Factual EntertainmentSkyEdit Assistant
When Kids Kill Documentary5*
Spun Gold
Edit Assistant
Garden Rescue Factual EntertainmentITV
Spun Gold
Edit Assistant
Dress to ImpressLight EntertainmentITV2
ITV Productions
Edit Assistant
Autopsy: The Last Hours of.... DocumentaryReelz
Edit Assistant
Eamonn & Ruth: How the Other Half Lives DocumentaryChannel 5Edit Assistant
Love Your Home and Garden Factual EntertainmentITV
Spun Gold
Edit Assistant
Dispatches - Brexit AdvertisingChannel 4
Avanti Media
Edit Assistant
Millionaires' Ex Wives Club FactualBBC2
Century Films
Edit Assistant
Masterpiece Quiz / Game ShowITV
Spun Gold
Edit Assistant
Big HeadsQuiz / Game ShowITV
Primal Media
Edit Assistant
Party Political Broadcasts: Labour PartyPoliticsBBC1
Bedlam Productions
Edit Assistant
Reported Missing DocumentaryBBC1
Blast Films
Edit Assistant
Release the Hounds Quiz / Game ShowITV2
Primal Media 72
Edit Assistant
2012 Olympics & CrossrailFactualSMS MediaEdit Assistant
National Television Awards Awards ShowITV StudiosEdit Assistant
Come Dine With MeFactual EntertainmentITV StudiosEdit Assistant
Dinner DateFactual EntertainmentHat Trick ProductionsEdit Assistant
Homes From Hell DocumentaryITV StudiosEdit Assistant
The ChaseQuiz / Game ShowITV StudiosEdit Assistant
Studio Record
60 Minute Makeover Factual EntertainmentShiver ProductionsEdit Assistant
Comedy Rocks with Jason ManfordComedyITV StudiosEdit Assistant
Paul O'Grady Show Light EntertainmentOlga TVEdit Assistant
Studio Record

Equipment Used

Avid Media Composer / Symphony,
Adobe Premier
Adobe Media Encoder / Adobe Creative Cloud, 
Da Vinci Resolve
Content Agent
IP Director

Additional Information

Tape / Tapeless ingest and Playouts, 
Avid Interplay & Media Central administration
Avid Media database rebuilding
Content Agent / Adobe Media Encoder exports
Video & Audio syncing
Asset Management & Metadata administration / Data entry
Avid ISIS and Interplay – system monitoring and database management.
Daily Avid PC and project start-up.
General Edit Suite support and troubleshooting duties.
Assist clients to resolve post-related workflow issues.
Offer technical and operational advice to clients.
HD and UHD tapeless conforms.
Tapeless media asset management. Ingest and delivery
Development and implementation of metadata and file naming workflows.
UHD, HD and SD file delivery - multiple formats, resolutions and codecs.
HD cam play-outs, QC’s and spot checks.
Jnr. Level Avid programme edits and fixes.