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.

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…

Review: Logitech Craft Advanced Keyboard with Creative Input Dial

Review: Logitech Craft Advanced Keyboard with Creative Input Dial

How do you review a keyboard? That’s a question I’ve been pondering since I received a Logitech Craft keyboard for testing and review. I was very intrigued when…

Sequence Duplicate is the Adobe Premiere Pro feature that should have been built in from the very beginning

Sequence Duplicate is the Adobe Premiere Pro feature that should have been built in from the very beginning

How often have you been working in Adobe Premiere Pro and you duplicated a sequence into a new version only to forget to load that new copy into the timeline…

A Premiere Pro Quicktip I can’t believe I never thought of

A Premiere Pro Quicktip I can’t believe I never thought of

Here at the Editblog we love Quicktips and have run whole months of them over the years and even invited readers to play along. Just the other day I came…

5 minutes with Avid Media Composer 2018.7 and the new LIVE TIMELINE

5 minutes with Avid Media Composer 2018.7 and the new LIVE TIMELINE

5 minutes wasn’t nearly enough time to truly test out LIVE TIMELINE in the new Avid Media Composer 2018.7 updated but I couldn’t let this…

Review – The Sensel Morph and its use in video editing

Review – The Sensel Morph and its use in video editing

I’ve written about alternative input devices for editing and post-production many times here on The Editblog. There’s the RollerMouse, the Magic Mouse, Tangent Element and Ripple, X…

Free DaVinci Resolve 15 editing keyboard cheatsheet download

Free DaVinci Resolve 15 editing keyboard cheatsheet download

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 15 is still in public beta but that hasn’t stopped people from using it. I had to pull AAFs from an Avid…

Useful Tools for Editors – Summer 2018 edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Summer 2018 edition

It’s been quite awhile since we visited the long running Useful Tools for Editors column and as I was going through my emails, saves, likes and bookmarked links…