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 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…

3 Ways to Get RED Footage into Final Cut Pro

3 Ways to Get RED Footage into Final Cut Pro

The RED camera and its proprietary .R3D, file-based workflow has been a subject of much discussion, speculation and frustration for many in the post-production industry since it began…

Quicktip Day 12: Expos© to the function keys

Quicktip Day 12: Expos© to the function keys

Quicktip #12 (February 12, 2009) Expos© to the function keys I love Mac OS X’s Expos© feature that can reveal the desktop (among other things) with…

Quicktip Day 11: turn on settings in User Preferences

Quicktip Day 11: turn on settings in User Preferences

Quicktip #11 (February 11, 2009) turn on settings in User Preferences I always want to see Though Edits, Duplicate Frames and Audio Controls in a Final Cut Pro timeline. By…

New That Post Show up and online

New That Post Show up and online

There’s a brand new version of the audio podcast That Post Show up and online. If you haven’t heard the podcast then this would be a…