Scott Simmons

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.

An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

Lightworks is a powerful NLE that has been around for many years and has edited at lot of major Hollywood features at the hands of some talented editors. Though there…

Useful Tools for Editors: Daylight Savings Time Edition

Useful Tools for Editors: Daylight Savings Time Edition

Soundly Soundly is a cool entry into the world of sound effects that I’ve been trying out recently. It differs from where you might find sound effects in…

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 announced and demoed at the FCPX Creative Summit

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 announced and demoed at the FCPX Creative Summit

“Later this year…”#FCPX pic.twitter.com/H9qoEzEw2L — Chris Fenwick (@chrisfenwick) October 27, 2017 If you happen to be in Cupertino at the Final Cut Pro X Creative…

Adobe updates everything at MAX … including the price for some of us

Adobe updates everything at MAX … including the price for some of us

It was a big day at the Adobe MAX conference yesterday as your Creative Cloud application came alive and all of those video updates we talked about earlier in the…

You can watch an archive of the #AskAvid – An Evening With Avid event

You can watch an archive of the #AskAvid – An Evening With Avid event

On Thursday evening, October 12th Avid partnered with Keycode Media for a Facebook livestream event called #AskAvid – An Evening With Avid. It was a two hour presentation with a panel…

10 tips to get your client to use Review and Approval services

10 tips to get your client to use Review and Approval services

Editors have had access to online video Review and Approval services for many years now but I find it’s still difficult to get some clients to use them. This…

Adobe announces updates to the Creative Cloud video apps ahead of IBC, Premiere Pro included

Adobe announces updates to the Creative Cloud video apps ahead of IBC, Premiere Pro included

With IBC just around the corner that must mean it’s time for another update to the Adobe Creative Cloud tools. As usual when a big trade show rolls around…

Review: Digital Anarchy Transcriptive – automated transcription for Adobe Premiere Pro

Review: Digital Anarchy Transcriptive – automated transcription for Adobe Premiere Pro

Every now and then a little tool comes along that just might transform your editing and post-production workflow. I’m not talking about a new NLE update but rather…

Apple, please create an XML utility to provide access to old Final Cut Pro 7 Classic projects

Apple, please create an XML utility to provide access to old Final Cut Pro 7 Classic projects

Apple should create and provide a free XML extraction tool that can look into a Final Cut Pro 7 project file and export an FCP7 XML of the selected sequences…

The one feature from VEGAS Pro I want in my other NLEs

The one feature from VEGAS Pro I want in my other NLEs

I’ve been able to sit down and play around with MAGIX VEGAS Pro a bit over the last few months and there’s one stand-out feature that I…