Scott 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 part of ProVideo Coalition, a website that brings together some of the best writers in the film, video and technology space. He’s contributed to many leading film and video publications on the internet as well as taught editing classes at universities and trade shows around the country. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.