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Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and tv had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design he was in one of the early graduating classes at the Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time at Watkins he discovered editing. While most of his classmates in film school wanted to be directors, Scott saw real career opportunities in post production and took a job as an assistant editor after completing film school. In 1999, Scott took the leap into freelancing and in 2007 accepted a position as an editor at Filmworkers – Nashville. In 2005 Scott created The Editblog a website dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now housed here at PVC. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.

Watchtower – Automatically load media into your Premiere Pro or After Effects bins

Watchtower – Automatically load media into your Premiere Pro or After Effects bins

I’ve always thought that one of the most useful features a non-linear editing tool could add would be watch folder functionality that would monitor folders on your…

A lot of editing news coming out of IBC 2019 this morning

As I awoke in a hotel room this moring that is not in Amsterdam for IBC there was a good bit of news regarding many of our favorite editing tools…

Auto Reframe for Adobe Premiere Pro will make Social Media reformats easier

Auto Reframe for Adobe Premiere Pro will make Social Media reformats easier

What’s the most dreaded words that an editor can hear once their meticulously made marking masterpiece is ready for the world? No, it’s not “Can we make one…

At last, easy Blend modes come to Avid Media Composer

At last, easy Blend modes come to Avid Media Composer

Blend modes, composite modes, whatever you want to call them, they have been elusive in Avid Media Composer since day one. There are third party tools that have always been…

Are you coming to the Inspire Media Conference?

Are you coming to the Inspire Media Conference?

Haven’t been able to make it to Las Vegas for NAB Post|Production World? Can’t hit one of the many Future Media Concepts events around the…

Useful Tools for Editors – Back to School Edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Back to School Edition

It’s that time of year where the kids are once again getting up earlier than they want, breakfasts are fast, buses are waited on and learning begins anew…

Resolve 16 Boring Detector – What’s in a name?

Resolve 16 Boring Detector – What’s in a name?

I was working on Thursday when Blackmagic Design’s Grant Petty introduced a batch of new products in a live stream. These types of events are becoming regular things…

Off The Tracks FCPX documentary now on YouTube in an abridged version

Off The Tracks FCPX documentary now on YouTube in an abridged version

If you follow the Final Cut Pro X world then you’ve probably heard of Off The Tracks. It’s a documentary by Bradley Olsen about the life…

Some Amazon Prime Day deals for video editors

Some Amazon Prime Day deals for video editors

I was looking for a couple of specific things on Amazon early this morning and kept seeing some other things here and there that could be useful for the editor…

Need to rent a computer for onsite editing?

Need to rent a computer for onsite editing?

A week of editing video, in a hotel, for a conference brought to my attention a company called RentAComputer.com. I had never heard of them before and I have…