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.

Quicktip Day 24: Apply Saved Avid Effect to Multiple Clips

Quicktip Day 24: Apply Saved Avid Effect to Multiple Clips

Quicktip #24 (February 24, 2009) Apply Saved Avid Effect to Multiple Clips You can apply a custom effect you’ve saved to an Avid bin by first selecting all…

Quicktip Day 22: slate buttons to increment numbers

Quicktip Day 22: slate buttons to increment numbers

Quicktip #22 (February 22, 2009) slate buttons to increment numbers Clicking the little slate buttons in Final Cut Pro’s Log and Capture tool will increment the clip information…

Quicktip Day 21: Set the FCP Logging Bin

Quicktip Day 21: Set the FCP Logging Bin

Quicktip #21 (February 21, 2009) Set the FCP Logging Bin The logging bin is the bin where logged or captured clips will be stored. That bin can be identified by…

The GT35pro meets the RED camera

The GT35pro meets the RED camera

The GT35pro meets the RED camera from Scott Simmons on Vimeo. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in a RED camera test with my friends…

Quicktip Day 20: Annotate pictures with Preview

Quicktip Day 20: Annotate pictures with Preview

Quicktip #20 (February 20, 2009) Using Preview to annotate images As much as I love ImageWell for quick annotations of images without the overhead of a Photoshop launch, you can…

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…