stacks_image_2_1Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and television programming had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design (though not at the same time) 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. The years of freelancing in a market like Nashville gave him the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects from music videos and live concerts to commercials and television programs, industrial and corporate pieces to documentaries and the occasional narrative film. If you can name it, Scott has probably cut it. In 2007, he accepted a position as a staff editor at Filmworkers – Nashville and worked there as an editor until returning to the freelance world in 2013. He has worked on projects from artists including Taylor Swift, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Milsap, Rodney Atkins, Mercy Me and Rhonda Vincent to name a few. Television networks include programming for CMT, Nickelodeon, Great American Country, Speed, HGTV, Gospel Music Channel and ABC Sports. In 2005 Scott created The Editblog, a blog dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now located as part of Pro Video Coalition, a website that brings together some of the best writers in the film, video and technology space. He’s also a contributing writer to Studio Daily and Studio Monthly, one of the leading film and video trade portals on the Internet. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.
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Studio Daily is one of the premiere web destinations for all things film, video, production and post-production related. For a number of years I contributed regularly to the Studio Daily blog. I still write the occasional feature article and/or review.

The original Editblog was created in 2005 and moved to Pro Video Coalition in 2009. PVC is a web destination that “brings together the industry’s best writers, bloggers and video gurus under one url.” Within the PVC website, each writer maintains their own blog, with the site’s content management system dynamically sharing articles, tutorials, reviews, video clips and other media across the individual channels or sites. I’m currently the managing editor of the entire website.

In 2010 The Editblog was named one of the 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers by MovieMaker magazine. It was also mentioned as a resource by the official Tom Cruise blog aspiring film editor guide.

To check out the original Editblog or browse the archives follow this link and search by category or text.