Scott Simmons

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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.

Q and A with Boris Yamnitsky about the Boris FX – GenArts acquisition

Q and A with Boris Yamnitsky about the Boris FX – GenArts acquisition

One of the surprise acquisition announcements to come out of IBC 2016 (I mean besides Blackmagic buy Fairlight) was the announcement that Boris FX had acquired GenArts and the heavyweight…

Enhance the Match Frame command in FCPX with this little hack

Enhance the Match Frame command in FCPX with this little hack

I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so cutting a big yearly corporate job in Final Cut Pro X. This year the job is bigger than usual and it…

Boris FX acquires GenArts and the Sapphire effects package

Boris FX acquires GenArts and the Sapphire effects package

Here’s a little bit of acquisition news that is worth noting for editors out there: Boris FX has acquired GenArts, makers of the Sapphire effects package. Or to…

Adobe Premiere Pro IBC 2016 Reveal – Team Projects and Visual Keyboard Layout

Adobe Premiere Pro IBC 2016 Reveal – Team Projects and Visual Keyboard Layout

If it’s time for a major tradeshow then it must be time for a new release of the Adobe Creative Cloud. There’s a lot going on…

The Video Editing Go-Bag

The Video Editing Go-Bag

Over the last few months I’ve had a couple of situations pop up where I’ve needed to do some serious editing on the go. I’m not talking…

Rageboard – The big, impressive looking color grading panel for your Tangent Elements

Rageboard – The big, impressive looking color grading panel for your Tangent Elements

Are you a colorist who wants to have an impressive looking color grading panel but you can’t afford the cost of a full $30,000 Davinci Resolve Advanced…

Some simple advice for those seeking out work

Some simple advice for those seeking out work

I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks as I work through one of the busier times of the year. I had been looking for an assistant editor to…

Real-world, same-day editing with the Lumaforge Jellyfish and Adobe Premiere Pro

Real-world, same-day editing with the Lumaforge Jellyfish and Adobe Premiere Pro

Earlier this summer I was hired on a job to edit same day content for CMA Music Festival. It’s one of the biggest music festivals around and they produce…

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Lighting Workshop – July 30

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Lighting Workshop – July 30

I’m usually all about post-production here on my blog but our local to Nashville filmmakers group The Nashville Filmmakers Guild is putting on our first hands-on workshop…

Kicking the tires on Proxy Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3

Kicking the tires on Proxy Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3

Adobe released the Adobe Premiere Pro 2015.3 update onto the world in late June and I was smack-dab in the middle of a project. This was a longterm…