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.

Live Action Oscar Nominated Short Films on iTunes

Live Action Oscar Nominated Short Films on iTunes

For all of us out there that love (and make) short films it’s especially pleasing when the presenter announces the winners of the short film categories on Oscar…

Quicktip Day 19: Try the option and shift modifier keys under the Finder menus

Quicktip Day 19: Try the option and shift modifier keys under the Finder menus

Quicktip #19 (February 19, 2009) Use the option key for more Finder options When working in the Mac OS Finder you can press the OPTION and/or the SHIFT key…

Chat with the editor of Slumdog Millionaire

Chat with the editor of Slumdog Millionaire

It’s no secret that Avid editing systems and Avid technology had a hand in a lot of this years Oscar nominated films. To celebrate, Avid is giving people…

Quicktip Day 17: Add Avid filler at start

Quicktip Day 17: Add Avid filler at start

Quicktip #17 (February 17, 2009) Add Avid filler at start Want an easy way to add black to the start of an Avid sequence? Just go under the Clip menu…

Quicktip Day 18: Determine total Avid bin duration

Quicktip Day 18: Determine total Avid bin duration

Quicktip #18 (February 18, 2009) Determine total Avid bin duration! If you want to know the total duration of an number of clips in an Avid bin just select clips…

iStockaudio is alive and online

iStockaudio is alive and online

I’m sure there’s not a person out there working in media today who hasn’t at least heard of iStockphoto. The stock photo house has…

Quicktip Day 16: Expand all FCP tracks via mouse

Quicktip Day 16: Expand all FCP tracks via mouse

Quicktip #16 (February 16, 2009) Expand all FCP tracks via mouse A quick way to change the track height of all video or audio tracks in a Final Cut Pro…

Quicktip Day 15: Option click to select a file name …. or not?

Quicktip Day 15: Option click to select a file name …. or not?

Quicktip #15 (February 15, 2009) Option+click (or maybe don’t Option+click) on an existing file to use that name Thanks to Andy Mees and the power of…

Quicktip Valentine’s Day 14: Insert a ? or a ?

Quicktip Valentine’s Day 14: Insert a ? or a ?

Quicktip #14 (February 14, 2009): Insert a ? or a ? Let’s say you are editing a Valentine’s Day video for your sweetheart and you want to insert…

Quicktip Day 13: Check Your FCP AV Devices

Quicktip Day 13: Check Your FCP AV Devices

Quicktip #13 (February 13, 2009) Check Audio/Video Settings This may only happen to me but it’s annoying enough that it’s worth mentioning. If you do…