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.

Anvil trailer online!

Anvil trailer online!

I love music documentaries. From Gimme Shelter to Metallica – Some Kind of Monster they are always a lot of fun to watch especially when it’s about music…

Blu-ray comes to the Mac, kinda

Blu-ray comes to the Mac, kinda

So we all know by now that Steve Jobs called Blu-ray a “bag of hurt” and that Apple doesn’t officially support Blu-ray on the…

UPDATE A found video from RED’s headquarters?

UPDATE A found video from RED’s headquarters?

Whooo Hoooo!!!!! Today I got my first ever “takedown” notice for a blog entry! I guess if you write about and cover any industry that deals in product…

Kensington trackball as a poor man’s control surface

You may have never thought of using a trackball as a cheap substitute for a control surface when color correcting in Final Cut Pro but you can. At least you…

Keyboard Manifesto

Keyboard Manifesto

When it comes to increased productivity and better efficiency while editing, saving time every place an editor can will help increase that productivity and efficiency. And we all know saving…

1001 After Effects tutorials

I thought that the link I posted the other day to 90+ Avid tutorials was good stuff that could keep one busy for a few days but this one beats…

The Great Twitter About Editing Experiment – One Year Later

The Great Twitter About Editing Experiment – One Year Later

It was just over a year ago when I posted a post that began the “Twitter about editing” experiment. I had signed up for Twitter around a year…

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 2

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 2

As the second part to my “kicking the tires” test of the new Avid Media Access architecture I wanted to try and understand how AMA works as part…

3 Blu-ray links

3 Blu-ray links

I saw three different Blu-ray related links from ianshepherd on Twitter this morning. I love my Blu-ray discs and my Playstation 3 which sees a lot more duty…

Leftover Quick Tip: Save View menu changes

Leftover Quick Tip: Save View menu changes

The View Menu is located at the bottom of the Avid timeline to save different track height configurations: If you make a change to the tracks in the timeline then…