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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.

Blackmagic Design NAB press conference and DaVinci Resolve 16

Blackmagic Design NAB press conference and DaVinci Resolve 16

This is some random thoughts as I sit here and listen to the Blackmagic NAB 2019 press conference. Specially I’m curious about Resolve and the big Resolve 16 banner…

Avid Connect Press Conference and the Avid Product Reveal

Avid Connect Press Conference and the Avid Product Reveal

The Saturday before NAB Avid holds their annual press conference at Avid Connect. This year the keynote had an “Avid Product Reveal. Before the reveal, there was talk of…

ProRes RAW coming to a number of post-production systems at NAB 2019

ProRes RAW coming to a number of post-production systems at NAB 2019

If you’ve been wondering if Apple is going to loosen the reins on ProRes RAW then wonder no further. Today, on NAB 2019 eve eve we get a slew…

Stay tuned for DaVinci Resolve 16

Stay tuned for DaVinci Resolve 16

Yes we know that Resolve was just updated to version 15.3.1 a day or so ago. When I saw that for a brief second I thought we might…

The Adobe Premiere Pro April 2019 update – little and big things

The Adobe Premiere Pro April 2019 update – little and big things

For April 2019 Adobe has another NAB timed release of updates to the entire video-focused Creative Cloud apps. While Adobe Premiere Pro is always my focus as an editor…

Find N Replace – a very useful Adobe Premiere Pro extension for batch renaming of clips

Find N Replace – a very useful Adobe Premiere Pro extension for batch renaming of clips

Here’s a useful tool for Adobe Premiere Pro editors that is useful enough that it gets its own dedicated post instead of being part of our regular Useful…

Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.6 to deal with Legacy Media

Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.6 to deal with Legacy Media

You may remember in December of last year that Apple let it be known that future versions of Final Cut Pro X would not support “legacy media” that…

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

It doesn’t matter if you disliked Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, Vice or Kevin Hart, there seemed to be something to dislike about this year’s Oscar…

Adobe and Avid need to support iXML metadata for audio channels in the timeline

Adobe and Avid need to support iXML metadata for audio channels in the timeline

This post is just a gentle public shaming for my friends over at Avid and Adobe. They are behind the engineering times when it comes to what is one of…

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

The long-time post-production Twitter account #PostChat asked this interesting question: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are:1__________2_________3_________#postchat — #PostChat (@postchat) January 16, 2019…