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.

How to upgrade your NLE software mid-project. Not that you should.

How to upgrade your NLE software mid-project. Not that you should.

There is a rule of thumb that is a near universal standard when it comes to and upgrading a new version of your nonlinear editing software mid-project: don’t…

Useful Tools For Editors: Now Shipping Edition

Useful Tools For Editors: Now Shipping Edition

The time around NAB, and actually at NAB, is when we see a lot of products announced and demoed. Sometimes those products even ship before  the next NAB (or IBC…

Review – The Tangent Ripple affordable color grading control surface

Review – The Tangent Ripple affordable color grading control surface

Many years ago I wrote an article called Poor man’s color control surface. This was a time before Resolve was free, before Premiere had Lumetri, and the Color Board…

My response to recent post-production articles making the internet rounds

My response to recent post-production articles making the internet rounds

The writers here at ProVideo Coalition have never hesitated to shy away from challenging another blog post that we take issue with. This happened to me a couple of times…

NAB 2016 Wrap-up. Winners, Losers, Fun and … Meh.

NAB 2016 Wrap-up. Winners, Losers, Fun and … Meh.

Another NAB is well in the past and as I was thinking about what I saw at NAB 2016 and what might make up a winner or a loser there…

Adobe drastically reduces the trial period of the Creative Cloud suite

Adobe drastically reduces the trial period of the Creative Cloud suite

Word came down from the Creative Cloud yesterday that Adobe is changing its trial period from 30 days, reducing it down to 7 days. That’s about a 75% reduction…

NAB 2016 – mocha Pro and visiting the Boris and Imagineer Systems Booth

NAB 2016 – mocha Pro and visiting the Boris and Imagineer Systems Booth

I made it a point to drop by the Boris FX booth to have a chat with Ross Shain of Imagineer Systems. At this point it’s old news that…

NAB 2016 – Talking to Blackmagic Design about Resolve 12.5

NAB 2016 – Talking to Blackmagic Design about Resolve 12.5

It wouldn’t be NAB without Blackmagic updating Resolve. 2016 brings Resolve 12.5 with enough features to warrant a .5 update. Apparently that wasn’t planned but as the…

NAB 2016 – ScoreKeepers Music and their Virtual Music Supervisor

NAB 2016 – ScoreKeepers Music and their Virtual Music Supervisor

While wandering around some of the smaller booths in the back of the lower south hall a stock music site called ScoreKeepers Music caught my eye when I saw “virtual…

NAB 2016 – Marquis Broadcast Project Parking

NAB 2016 – Marquis Broadcast Project Parking

  I’ve written about Random Video’s Media Mover before as it’s a rather simple and cost effective way to manage and move Avid Media Composer media. Beyond…