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.

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Post-Production Workshop June 2

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Post-Production Workshop June 2

The Nashville Filmmakers Guild is more than just a Facebook group. It’s an active organization in and around Nashville , Tennessee that has spent the last several years doing…

Alan Bell’s Open Letter to the NLE makers

Alan Bell’s Open Letter to the NLE makers

I rarely ever make a blog post these days about someone’s Vimeo or YouTube video but scrolling around Twitter today this video from feature film editor Alan E…

NAB 2018 – An interview with the post-production team behind The Florida Project

NAB 2018 – An interview with the post-production team behind The Florida Project

When I saw a list of Premiere Pro related people that Adobe was brining to NAB 2018 my first request was for the team behind Mindhunter. While I love the…

My top 5 features in DaVinci Resolve 15 plus an interview with Blackmagic’s Director of Sales Operations

My top 5 features in DaVinci Resolve 15 plus an interview with Blackmagic’s Director of Sales Operations

DaVinci Resolve 15 was a big update at NAB 2018. It began with the buzz that Fusion was getting added into Resolve (like Fairlight the year before) since there was…

NAB 2018 – An Interview with the MINDHUNTER post-production team

NAB 2018 – An Interview with the MINDHUNTER post-production team

I don’t do a lot of interviews with editors, that’s the domain of Steve Hullfish and his legendary ART OF THE CUT series but when I saw that…

NAB 2018 Interview with Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica and a look at upcoming Media Composer features

NAB 2018 Interview with Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica and a look at upcoming Media Composer features

While I hated missing out on the Avid keynote the Saturday before NAB began, I knew I had another chance to heard Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica speak … when…

Random thoughts from the Blackmagic NAB 2018 press conference

Random thoughts from the Blackmagic NAB 2018 press conference

Like the AJA press conference here’s some random thoughts at Blackmagic’s press conference. Blackmagic’s Grant Petty kicks it off with lots of stuff about…

AJA press conference from NAB 2018

AJA press conference from NAB 2018

In the spirit of what Adam Wilt has been doing this NAB here’s random thoughts as I sit in on the AJA press conference. Aja has been in…

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

I was teaching NAB Post|Production World classes on Saturday morning of NAB 2018 when Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica (which I plan to sit down with later…

Apple prepares a new Final Cut Pro X update for NAB 2018

Apple prepares a new Final Cut Pro X update for NAB 2018

NAB 2018 will see an update to another NLE as Final Cut Pro X will hit version 10.4.1. This comes just a few months after the big 10…