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.

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…

Day 25 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – A Bunch of Colorist Tips

Day 25 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – A Bunch of Colorist Tips

The best QuickTips are ones that you learn something from. One of my favorites is the #Colorist Tip hashtag on Twitter. Usually these come to Twitter courtesy of Senior Colorist…

Day 24 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reveal File in Avid Media Composer

Day 24 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reveal File in Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer has a coupe of places there right+clicking on a object will provide the option to Reveal File. There’s a few places where this can…

Day 23 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Drag in media for a quick import into your NLE

Day 23 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Drag in media for a quick import into your NLE

While all the three major NLEs have a tool made for importing media into a project both Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer tend to like to have…

Day 22 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Group and Ungroup in Adobe Premiere Pro

Day 22 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Group and Ungroup in Adobe Premiere Pro

Day 22 is another reader QuickTip that comes to us all the way from Jamaica. Twain Richardson is an editor and post-production pro in Kingston (and a longtime Twitter…