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 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…

Quicktip Day 10: Save Avid Column Layouts

Quicktip Day 10: Save Avid Column Layouts

Quicktip #10 (February 10, 2009) Save Avid Column Layouts Avid can save custom bin column headings just as well as FCP. First you choose the headings you want to display…

Quicktip Day 09: Save FCP Column Layouts

Quicktip Day 09: Save FCP Column Layouts

Quicktip #9 (February 9, 2009) Save FCP Column Layouts Don’t forget that you can save custom column layouts in the Browser. There are many different columns that can…

Quicktip Day 08: Play Base Layer Only

Quicktip Day 08: Play Base Layer Only

Quicktip 8 (February 8, 2009) Play the base layer only in FCP If you check the Play Base Layer Only option in the Final Cut Pro timeline pop-up menu…