About me

 avid logo.gif FCP_box.jpg

I am a very creative non-linear editor working with Avid applications and Apple’s Final Cut Pro. They are both great tools and I am equally comfortable and fast on either application. I jump back and forth daily and can move from one to the other with the greatest of ease. In this era of the non-linear editor being able to accomplish many tasks, I also use assortment of tools for DVD authoring, graphics creation and audio editing and mixing.

I am currently editing at the Filmworkers Club in Nashville. Check out the main website for demo reels and contact information.



  • Larry Jordan

    Scott, thanks for the shout out on Studio Daily today, that was very cool and I will remember it.


  • Tim McCarty

    Hi Scott! I’m a 20-year broadcast/remote production gypsy who was rescued by education. I now teach all aspects of production, including Avid to high schoolers and studio production to college students. Love your site!! I took the liberty of linking your site in my blog list. I’m shooting boxing in Beijing (beats painting houses!) and started a blog to keep family, friends and my students up to date. Game on!

  • Jon Miles

    Hi Scott,
    Just a note to say I’ve enjoyed your blog a lot. A Friend of my mine, Ben Howard from Buttonpusher.tv, sent me your site. It’s inspired me to take the plunge. I’m a preditor (producer, writer, editor) in tv in DC. I’m moving into podcasting, at some point if you’re interested I’d like to do an interview with you for my blog/podcast http://www.cablechow.tv. I’d set up a phone patch, or we could record a teleconference. If that’s of interest let me know, and in any case – great blog.
    Jon Miles

  • didien

    nice blog, you are friendly with both software (avid&fcp), i just wonder about keyboard shortcut, which one you choose to be your standart keyboard layout ( we know we can customize

  • editblog-admin

    Thanks didien. I actually have a kind of hybrid keyboard of both Avid and FCP. They are as closely matched between the two as i can get. It’s more Avid like than FCP since I find the keys more intuitive. I’ve got a post on that if I ever find time to finish it!

  • Richard Squires

    Hi Scott

    I found your blog after searching for a decent Aspect Ratio calculator.

    I am trying to get hold of it as it seems like just what I was after. Would it be possible to share it again as the links to it are broken now.

  • Scott Simmons

    Richard, I heard that link was broken. I’ve since moved to a new machine and don’t have it any more. I wish I did.

  • hi Scott

    Great site,

    Lots of links to pick up. It is always good to see creative community sharing. If you are interested in Apple Motion Tutorials please check out my website http://www.embryo.me.uk

  • diana

    Hi scott
    i wanted your advice for this, i’ m using an HDD camcorder to editi a 2 to 3hours video using adobe premiere element and then i need to have the entire 2 to 3 hours recording in a dvd format in less than an hour, what can i do or use to make the transfer go quicker knowing that the video is this long?

  • Scott Simmons

    I’m not sure I get the ? diana. Do you mean you need to edit the video and get it to DVD in an hour’s time? or you need to edit the 2 to 3 hours into ONE hour?

  • Jessica White

    Your blog is so informative and useful! Thanks for having it public!

  • Peter Hamilton


    Many thanks for recommending DocumentaryTelevision’s edition on 3D Budgets for Factual programs. We studied the processes and costs with an outstanding and highly experienced producer, Hoff Productions. Costs will change, and quickly, but the benchmark is very useful.

    Also, our coverage of Oprah’s Documentary Club broke traffic records for our site. People are fascinated by her entry into channel branding and editorial management. – Peter Hamimton

Comments are closed.