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.

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…

Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 NAB Update: Comparison View, Color Match and Timecode

Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 NAB Update: Comparison View, Color Match and Timecode

Trade show time! You know what that means, it’s also time for another big update to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of video tools and, of course, Adobe Premiere…

One more #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Tips for creating captions for Facebook

One more #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Tips for creating captions for Facebook

There’s one more QuickTip for #28daysofQuickTips 2018 that I began but never finished. It’s finished now so here it is: There’s a lot of…

All the #28daysofQuickTips 2018 in one place

All the #28daysofQuickTips 2018 in one place

February was a busy month as the Editblog posted a QuickTip a day for the entire month. Some were Adobe Premiere Pro, some Final Cut Pro X, others Avid Media…

Day 28 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Show Channel Volume in the Adobe Premiere Pro Clip Mixer

Day 28 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Show Channel Volume in the Adobe Premiere Pro Clip Mixer

Today’s QuickTip is one of those I can’t believe I’ve never discovered that QuickTips. Whenever I learn something from these QuickTips I consider my…

Day 27 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Audition Adjustment Layers as Effect Collections in Final Cut Pro X

Day 27 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Audition Adjustment Layers as Effect Collections in Final Cut Pro X

Years ago before the release of Final Cut Pro X but after the first announcement many editors, myself included, were excited about this new Auditions feature that FCPX was going…

Day 26 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Round-tripping just a few shots from Resolve

Day 26 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Round-tripping just a few shots from Resolve

I wanted to be sure and have at least a couple of DaVinci Resolve tips in this year’s #28daysofQuickTips. I posted one on the black and white point…