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.

Day 18 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Free up some screen real estate in Adobe Premiere Pro

Day 18 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Free up some screen real estate in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro has a lot of panels and windows that provides a lot of flexibility. With all of those panels often comes a lot of clutter and when working…

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

First off, this QuickTip mainly applies to those who use the Display the project item name and label color for all instances in the Project Settings > General. A bonus…

Day 16 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – 3 reader Adobe Premiere Pro QuickTips

Day 16 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – 3 reader Adobe Premiere Pro QuickTips

Today we have three reader QuickTips for Adobe Premiere Pro that take us from the relatively new Library panel to the Effects panel to the Modify menu. Thanks to the…

Day 15 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reader Final Cut Pro X QuickTips

Day 15 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reader Final Cut Pro X QuickTips

As you may have heard we are looking for reader QuickTips for this 2018 edition of #28daysofQuickTips including Final Cut Pro X QuickTips. Send in a good one and you…

Day 14 #28daysofQuickTips 2018  – Pick Black and White Point in DaVinci Resolve

Day 14 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Pick Black and White Point in DaVinci Resolve

As an editor I don’t do a lot of extensive color grading in DaVinci Resolve but every now and then I can’t send a job to…

Day 13 #28daysofQuickTips 2018  – Reversing Sunset to make Sunrise

Day 13 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reversing Sunset to make Sunrise

This is the first of our reader QuickTips which comes to us courtesy of Clark Morris, Senior Editor of 30 Second Street. I have to honestly say that I have…

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

At some point last year I learned that my local library had access to Lynda.com. It wasn’t well publicized and not front and center on the Nashville…

Day 11 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The perfect Path Finder panel placement

Day 11 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The perfect Path Finder panel placement

I’ve mentioned Cocatech’s $40 Mac OS Finder replacement application Path Finder a time or two in the past. Even once in the 2015 #28daysofQuickTips as a…

Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

There was a Facebook post in an Avid editing group the other day that reminded me of one of my favorite uses for Final Cut Pro X: as a lightning…

Day 9 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Quickly connect a title in Final Cut Pro X

Day 9 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Quickly connect a title in Final Cut Pro X

One of the strengths of Final Cut Pro X is its fancy graphics and titles, courtesy of Motion templates, 3D text and a very active third party development ecosystem. But…