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.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 adds Workflow Extensions as the highlight of a new update

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 adds Workflow Extensions as the highlight of a new update

Here we are on the heels of another FCPX Creative Summit, and we have a new release of Final Cut Pro X. It’s a dot release taking the…

DaVinci Resolve 15.2 update continues Blackmagic’s march toward post-production dominance

DaVinci Resolve 15.2 update continues Blackmagic’s march toward post-production dominance

I wonder if Blackmagic’s engineers sleep at night. I really do. What’s new in Resolve 15.2? A whole lot and they made a nice little…

AskAvid – The Sequel is online for your Avid viewing pleasure and to learn about the future of Media Composer

AskAvid – The Sequel is online for your Avid viewing pleasure and to learn about the future of Media Composer

It was just over a year ago that Avid Technology partnered with Keycode Media for the #AskAvid event where Media Composer users (and really anyone else curious about Avid and…

Adobe releases Premiere Rush, the easy, cross-platform video editor that may not be made for you.

Adobe releases Premiere Rush, the easy, cross-platform video editor that may not be made for you.

The internet (or at least the video editing and creation side of the internet) is in a rush over Adobe’s release of Premiere Rush, their new video creation tool…

Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

There was a tweet the other day asking an interesting question about non-linear editing certification for a graduating high school senior and which NLE certification would be most valuable…

How I edited a complex feature documentary with in Adobe Premiere Pro with no crashes

How I edited a complex feature documentary with in Adobe Premiere Pro with no crashes

I recently completed a feature-length documentary edit using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 (12.1.2), and we had zero* crashes during the four week + edit. Was I shocked…

Tweets from the LACPUG meeting with MI: Fallout editor Eddie Hamilton

Tweets from the LACPUG meeting with MI: Fallout editor Eddie Hamilton

There hasn’t been any shortage of articles, coverage, and content of the editing and post-production of Mission Impossible: Fallout with its editor Eddie Hamilton. At the top…

Cinema Grade – a new way to color grade footage inside of your NLE

Cinema Grade – a new way to color grade footage inside of your NLE

Cinema Grade is a new color grading plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve that utilizes a unique, direct on image, workflow to make…

The Adobe Premiere Pro Fall 2018 update – better color and better audio are highlights

The Adobe Premiere Pro Fall 2018 update – better color and better audio are highlights

Are you wondering if Adobe is going to update the Creative Cloud video tools for IBC 2018? Well, wonder no more (and tune in for a live Q and A…

CoreMelt PaintX – a tracked painting must have tool for Final Cut Pro X

CoreMelt PaintX – a tracked painting must have tool for Final Cut Pro X

The big brains at CoreMelt recently released PaintX, another visual effects tool for Final Cut Pro X that uses the mocha tracking engine to make tedious tasks easier. I don…