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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.

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…

Adobe limiting the availability of older versions of the Creative Cloud apps

Adobe limiting the availability of older versions of the Creative Cloud apps

Editor alert! A blog post was created on the Adobe Blogs on May 8 entitled Changes to Creative Cloud Download Availability. It is short and to the point and this…

I have to refute this YouTube video about faster editing with a panel

I have to refute this YouTube video about faster editing with a panel

I got into a bit of a comment argument with a creator on YouTube the other day. Armando Ferreira of Mondo Bytes has a ton of product and gear videos…

Random thoughts on NAB 2019, my saddest NAB ever

Random thoughts on NAB 2019, my saddest NAB ever

Was NAB 2019 boring? Maybe. Admittedly I did spend a lot of time upstairs in the South Hall teaching classes for Post|Production World. But after walking the show floor…

Testing out the Loupedeck+ Final Cut Pro X integration

Testing out the Loupedeck+ Final Cut Pro X integration

I do realize I’m a bit behind in posting about the new Final Cut Pro X (and Adobe Audition) integration with the Loupedeck+ console but since we covered…

NAB 2019: Chatting with Adobe about their new releases

NAB 2019: Chatting with Adobe about their new releases

While Adobe took the days leading up to NAB 2019 to release updates to their video products I still sat down with Victoria Nece, Adobe’s Product Manager for motion…