About Us : Core Team

PictureYourBook’s core team is composed of people curious and active in their fields who have a wide range of abilities.
Feel free to call on us to create your book trailer.

Gael Chandler and Jay Scherberth, Cofounders and Producers, PictureYourBook.com, LLC

Gael Chandler – Producer / Writer

Gael Chandler wrote three books on editing; Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know (2009) and two editions of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video (2004 and 2012) and a history book with walking tours, Chronicles of Old San Francisco (2014).

Gael Chandler spent three decades working as a film editor in Hollywood where she also trained editors on digital editing software. She taught classes on editing history, theory, and practice to college students and continues this teaching at a local non-profit media center.

She worked on The New Leave It To Beaver, the first show to edit on Ediflex, a groundbreaking non-linear editing system and was nominated two years in a row for a Cable ACE award for Best Editing of a comedy Series.

She trained professionals on broadcast automation software at TV stations She also designed e-Learning on computer software for Microsoft, on financial software and mortgage best practices for Countrywide, and on insurance claims for Farmers Insurance.

In 2010 her blog for her website, www.joyoffilmediting.com won MovieMaker magazine’s “Fifty best blogs for movie makers” award and contains loads of free resources on film editing and teaching film editing. Gael blogs regularly at www.theSFstory.com, her website on San Francisco’s past and present which has resources for sightseers.

She holds an Instructional Design certificate from CSU Northridge, a “Train the Trainer” certificate from American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and BAs with honors in Communications and in Hutchins from CSU Sonoma.

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“I love telling a story, whether it be through weaving images or words.”

Gael Chandler – Author, Teacher, Film Editor

Jay Scherberth – Producer / Film Editor

A seasoned, pioneer editor versatile in multiple genres and technical platforms, Jay Scherberth's career spans nearly four decades. He was among the first editors to work for Norman Lear using the original CMX computer based editing system in 1975, and one of the first editors in Hollywood to make the transition from video tape editing to film editing.

Jay edited MTV's first "Video Album" (Blondie, "Eat to the Beat") and several iconic music videos including Fleetwood Mac's "Sara." While cutting Columbo with the late Peter Falk, Jay became one of the youngest Supervising Editors to be accepted into American Cinema Editors (ACE), an honorary society of accomplished editors. A few of Jay’s other credits include MacGyver, Max Headroom, Spin City, Full House, Friends, and Scrubs.

In addition to ACE, Jay held membership in the Directors Guild of America (DGA), The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radio and Television from Brown College in Minneapolis, MN.

Since editing for television can be seasonal, Jay looked for other opportunities to leverage his creative and technical skills. In the mid-nineties, he was bit by the Internet bug and after volunteering to build the Editor's Guild website he was hooked. He continued working as an Editor and pursed web design part time. Now with over 20 years of experience in web design and development. Jay has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Sun Microsystems, Alcatel, PNC, and Nestle USA designing and coding internal corporate applications, training programs and business-to-business websites. He now works as a freelance editor and web designer in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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“I enjoy film editing for the art and the science of it. You can't have one without the other.”

Jay Scherberth – Film Editor

Marcia Bauman, Ph.D – Music composer, arranger

Marcia composed all the music in our Chronicles of Old San Francisco book trailer.

She has written music for concert, dance, radio drama and film. She has composed for a wide variety of media, including solo instruments, orchestra, choir, chamber ensemble, string orchestra and electroacoustic music. Her works have been featured on public radio, and performed in the U.S., South America, and Australia. Currently Marcia teaches music composition at Sonoma State University, and piano classes and film music history at the College of Marin.

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“The power of music to convey a myriad of experiences is foremost in my mind and heart when I am composing.”

Marcia Bauman, Ph.D – Music composer, arranger, professor

Kathleen Nicely – Voice Over and Narration

Kathleen’s voiced our Chronicles of Old San Francisco trailer.

Kathleen has recorded everything from commercials and radio spots to voice mail trees. She is a career arts administrator and former Mezzo-Soprano and French Horn player with a background in radio and broadcast journalism. She has been a radio DJ in various formats including college/independent, country, and classical and jazz and former radio news director. Currently Kathleen works for the San Francisco Symphony as the Director of Community and External Relations.

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“I’m a creative and curious culture vulture."

Kathleen Nicely – Voice Over and Narration

Jayne Weber – Graphic Designer

Jayne’s illustrations can be seen in our Cut by Cut trailer. She also created the original artwork for the flying bird used on this website.

Jayne has over 30 years of experience as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator and. For 20 years she worked as a graphic designer and art director at the Weldon Cooper Center, University of Virginia where she oversaw all phases of production from concept through printing. Jayne worked on a variety of projects including books, magazines, logos, visual presentations, photo shoots, annual reports, brochures, and PR materials. She won an APEX award for book design and also does calligraphy.

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“I enjoy life which is creative in itself.”

Jayne Weber – Graphic Designer