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.

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…

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 1

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 1

When Avid announced Media Composer 3.5 and the new Avid Media Access architecture the first thing I wondered was how would this new way of importing and using media…

Fun clips for the end of a long agency edit day

Fun clips for the end of a long agency edit day

As we sat for a long while at the end of the edit day recently waiting for either an approval or changes to come down from on-high we killed…

90+ Avid Tutorials

With the release of Avid Media Composer 3.5 just over a week ago Avid also released a fully functional 14 day demo. If you’ve never had the…

The joy of Quantel’s RED workflow via Automatic Duck

The joy of Quantel’s RED workflow via Automatic Duck

It seems like only a year ago that doing post-production on the RED ONE camera was a confusing imbroglio of what to do and what tools to use to…

This video says goodbye to Firewire 400

I remember big, boxy Firewire 400 drive from some unknown company so many years ago that I can’t even remember when it was. When I showed it to…