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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.

Transcriptive 2.0 takes transcription in Premiere Pro to the next level

Transcriptive 2.0 takes transcription in Premiere Pro to the next level

I’ve been a big fan of Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive tool for transcription and working with text inside of Adobe Premiere Pro since the beginning. I did…

Careful updating to Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 and keeping your older Premiere versions installed

Careful updating to Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 and keeping your older Premiere versions installed

With the new update of the Adobe video apps I think its worth a reminder to be careful when updating so you can keep your old(er) version if you…

The November 2019 release of Adobe Premiere Pro and the other Adobe Video Apps is here

The November 2019 release of Adobe Premiere Pro and the other Adobe Video Apps is here

It’s Monday of Adobe MAX 2019 so that must mean new and cool stuff for the Adobe video tools. After a quiet IBC where Adobe’s focus was less…

My first time at NAB Show New York

My first time at NAB Show New York

Last week was my first ever trip to New York City for NAB Show New York. I wasn’t sure what to expect and the claims of “it’s just…

The Review of the Blackmagic Design Resolve Editor Keyboard

The Review of the Blackmagic Design Resolve Editor Keyboard

It was quite a surprise to many, at NAB 2019, when Blackmagic Design introduced the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard. It was especially surprising to me as it’s not…

Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.7, MacOS updated to 10.15 Catalina, be careful

Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.7, MacOS updated to 10.15 Catalina, be careful

Those living in the Macintosh world, and those living in the Final Cut Pro X world, be aware that Monday, October 7 was a big day as Final Cut Pro…

The Supermeet returns to Boston this November

The Supermeet returns to Boston this November

Remember the SuperMeet? Those great filmmaking events that were a stable of Tuesday night of NAB for many, many years in Las Vegas? And they would occasionally have SuperMeets elsewhere…

Free this week? Enter one of these two editing contests and maybe win some prizes

Free this week? Enter one of these two editing contests and maybe win some prizes

I’m a bit late in posting this article but up and coming editors (or editors without anything to do over the next week or so) have a couple…

AVID editors (editors in general) be on alert about this potential rebooting issue. UPDATE: Google’s fault

AVID editors (editors in general) be on alert about this potential rebooting issue. UPDATE: Google’s fault

I normally don’t to a lot click-bait, scare-mongering blog posts trying to keep up with some breaking news but there is a rather odd problem that…

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…