2015 NFG NLE Debate


Nashville Filmmakers Guild NLE Debate

We are having a debate!

Which NLE is better for episodical productions? Which NLE renders more efficiently? Which app has the greatest potential for growth? Which application works best within a team?

Questions like these and more will be discussed and debated love. Come with your curiosity, come with your questions, come and be prepared to walk away with more knowledge than you did the moment you stepped through the doors. Join the Nashville Filmmakers Guild in it’s first ever NLE debate December 14th at Studio615. The cost is free but donations will be accepted at the event.

Meet the Candidates


A native of Portland, Oregon, Matt Pfingsten has worked as an editor and shooter in the Nashville area for ten years. After graduating from Watkins Film School, Matt spent several years freelancing for the recording industry and various production companies before being hired by Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music, a video-based music education curriculum, where he has worked since 2011.


Jeffrey Holland is a Director of Photography located in Nashville, TN. He has worked on a diverse set of projects including feature length documentaries, short films, music videos, commercials, and more with some of the most well known names in the industry. He has been a FCPX user and fan since it’s beginning, even attending the keynote at NAB when Apple first revealed it.



Joel Evans is an MTSU graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree. Originally from Belize, Joel has spent tremendous time developing his craft as a producer and editor.Over the years, the technology has evolved in an impressive way, and Joel Evans has been utilizing these technologies to hep enhance his productions.


The Moderator

Scott Simmons Nashville Filmmakers GuildScott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and television 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. With well over a decade of experience in all areas of post-production Scott has worked both as a freelancer and on staff at a post-house. He has edited a diverse number of projects ranging from music videos, to live concert productions, to commercials, to documentaries and everything in between.

In 2005 Scott created The Editblog a website dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now a part of ProVideoCoalition.com where he is the managing editor. He has also written many articles and product reviews for Studio Daily. Working in a market like Nashville has allowed Scott the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects with many different kinds of post-production technology. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.


Because we love you guys we are doing a few giveaways from the following companies! We don’t want to tell you just yet what we’re giving away so you’ll just have to come and find out. You have to be present to win!

Abel Cine Nashville Filmmakers
Shutterstock Nashville Filmmakers
Black magic Design Nashville Filmmakers

Event Sponsors


Studio 615

Blackhawk Cinema Nashville Filmmakers Guild

Blackhawk Cinema


Trew Audio

Provides Coalition Nashville Filmmakers

Pro Video Coalition

Event Details

(things you really need to know)

  • WHERE: Studio615 272 Broadmoor Dr, Nashville, TN 37207
  • WHEN: December 14th, 2015
  • TIME: 7pm
  • ADMISSION: FREE! (donations will be accepted after the event)

More information is coming soon so make sure you bookmark and save this page to come back to. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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