Organization is a key component for streamlining your edit workflow, and having the right procedures in place will help you stay focused on creating the best project possible.
Organization is a key component to streamlining your edit workflow. The foundation of good organization starts long before you open up your editing program. Two primary methods to keep your assets organized are a standard folder structure for all your assets, and a standard naming convention. There’s certainly many ways to accomplish this. If you’re working in a team environment, this organizational system may already be in place, and you’ll merely have to conform your practices to match up with the standards that are already set. If you’re on your own, you’re free to design a system that works for you. We’ll walk you through one process, you can get an idea of a typical workflow. SCREENSHARE There isn’t one right way to organize your folders. The best advice we can give is to consider your folder structure carefully, and once you’ve got a system that works, be consistent and use it for every project. Once your folder structure is in place, it’s time to sort all those assets. If you’re working on your own, this is the time to rename your files and add any metadata as well. Of course the same policy goes for file naming. The goal is to be consistent across projects, so you’ll be able to tell as much as possible about a file just by looking at the name. Let’s take a look at one example -3 camera shoot labeling label video clips label audio clips to match -camera angles labeling? With your folder structure in place and your footage properly re-named and sorted, you’re one step closer to actually starting your edit.