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.

90+ Avid Tutorials

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The joy of Quantel’s RED workflow via Automatic Duck

The joy of Quantel’s RED workflow via Automatic Duck

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This video says goodbye to Firewire 400

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Avid Media Composer 3.5 update is INTEL ONLY

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Quicktip Day 28: Turn off Video Scopes Playback

Quicktip Day 28: Turn off Video Scopes Playback

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Quicktip Day 27: Promote to Avid Advanced Keyframes

Quicktip Day 27: Promote to Avid Advanced Keyframes

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Quicktip Day 26: Saving EDL Comments in Avid

Quicktip Day 26: Saving EDL Comments in Avid

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Quicktip Day 25: Access Custom Avid Effects

Quicktip Day 25: Access Custom Avid Effects

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Flipping those upside down 35mm adapter images

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Quicktip Day 23: Saving a Custom Avid Effect

Quicktip Day 23: Saving a Custom Avid Effect

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