Scott Simmons

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.

My Auxiliary Timecode tutorial is online

My Auxiliary Timecode tutorial is online

What if you could take any master clip or subclip in your editing project and assign it a brand new timecode that you could specify and use it for syncing…

Quicktip Day 05: FCP Keyboard changes are viewable in the menus

Quicktip Day 05: FCP Keyboard changes are viewable in the menus

Quicktip #5 (February 5, 2009) FCP Keyboard changes are viewable in the menus When you remap the Final Cut Pro keyboard the application is smart enough to display those re…

Quicktip Day 04: Tear off the Avid tool palette

Quicktip Day 04: Tear off the Avid tool palette

Quicktip #4 (February 4, 2009) Tear off the Avid tool palette By default the Avid tool palette lives between the source and record monitors under the little “hamburger&#8221…

Remember Adobe Premiere Express?

Remember Adobe Premiere Express?

A while back I seem to remember Adobe announcing Adobe Premiere Express, its Flash-based online video editor. I never played with it and really didn’t hear that…

Quicktip Day 03: Project folders in the Finder sidebar

Quicktip Day 03: Project folders in the Finder sidebar

Quicktip #3 (February 3, 2009) Put Project folders in the Finder sidebar I access my Final Cut Pro projects folder and my Avid projects folder all the time so I…

Quicktip Day 02: Map your 9-split exactly to the keypad

Quicktip Day 02: Map your 9-split exactly to the keypad

Quicktip #2 (February 2, 2009) Map your 9-split exactly to the keypad Final Cut Pro already has the 9-split multicam view edit keys mapped to the keypad of…

28 Days of Quicktips

28 Days of Quicktips

I just love quick tips! It’s so much fun to see a blog post, Tweet, comment or image that gives me a little piece of editing / software knowledge…

Quicktip Day 01: Use that CAPS LOCK!

Quicktip Day 01: Use that CAPS LOCK!

Quicktip #1 (February 1, 2009) Use that CAPS LOCK! In Final Cut Pro, when working on an edit sequence with lots of graphic layers, it can take a few seconds…

Is Apple Working on Storyboarding Software?

Is Apple Working on Storyboarding Software?

It was on the same day that I got an email about the new version 6 of Storyboard Quick that I saw an article on Information Week entitled Apple Applies…

The GT35Pro up in the great cold north

The GT35Pro up in the great cold north

GT35pro in the cold Canadian north from Scott Simmons on Vimeo. For Christmas 2008 my wife and I packed up the car and drove north to see her family. We…

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