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.

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…

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Post-Production Workshop June 2

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Post-Production Workshop June 2

The Nashville Filmmakers Guild is more than just a Facebook group. It’s an active organization in and around Nashville , Tennessee that has spent the last several years doing…

Alan Bell’s Open Letter to the NLE makers

Alan Bell’s Open Letter to the NLE makers

I rarely ever make a blog post these days about someone’s Vimeo or YouTube video but scrolling around Twitter today this video from feature film editor Alan E…

NAB 2018 – An interview with the post-production team behind The Florida Project

NAB 2018 – An interview with the post-production team behind The Florida Project

When I saw a list of Premiere Pro related people that Adobe was brining to NAB 2018 my first request was for the team behind Mindhunter. While I love the…

My top 5 features in DaVinci Resolve 15 plus an interview with Blackmagic’s Director of Sales Operations

My top 5 features in DaVinci Resolve 15 plus an interview with Blackmagic’s Director of Sales Operations

DaVinci Resolve 15 was a big update at NAB 2018. It began with the buzz that Fusion was getting added into Resolve (like Fairlight the year before) since there was…

NAB 2018 – An Interview with the MINDHUNTER post-production team

NAB 2018 – An Interview with the MINDHUNTER post-production team

I don’t do a lot of interviews with editors, that’s the domain of Steve Hullfish and his legendary ART OF THE CUT series but when I saw that…