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.

5 Things I Learned at the Video Compression on a Mac session

Jeff Greenberg of Future Media Concepts did a great job of presenting a lot of information in a short amount of time at his session titled Video Compression on a…

April Showers website a treasure of information

April Showers website a treasure of information

I was looking at some of the films coming to our local film festival, the Nashville Film Festival, (which I won’t be attending much since they scheduled most…

When your 16:9 tv isn’t enough there’s 21:9

When your 16:9 tv isn’t enough there’s 21:9

Yesterday my PVC colleague Mark Christiansen posted this quick-link to to an utterly amazing promotional piece / short film from Philips touting their upcoming 21:9 television. It’s…

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…