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Alan James August 11th, 2007 10:00 AM

Organizing Effects Clips
 
Iím making a short thatís all on green screen (my 2nd green screen short) and I am running into organization problems every time I make one of these. Or anything that has a lot of effects. Basically Iím not sure what I should name my exported clips and where I should put them. I have a system of organization right now but it doesnít seem to be optimum. I wanted to know what are all your ways of organizing effect clips? What folders are they in on your hard drives? How do you name them? Where do the save files go? All thatís stuff.

Basically Iím not happy with my effects organization and I want a new one. So any suggestions are great.

Thanx

Alan James August 14th, 2007 04:36 AM

Anyone have any suggestions?

Emre Safak August 14th, 2007 05:33 AM

Create a separate folder for your FX, and label the clips according to the scene and shot number, e.g. \roto\4.3#1.avi means scene 4, shot 3, take 1.

Alan James August 14th, 2007 12:15 PM

Thats my current system but sometimes I have to do effects before I edit. For example. If I want something to be interpolated slow motion I will have to export the original then slow it down, render it and re-import it. A lot of times after seeing stuff cut together I change my mind and want to add a shot. Lets say I add a shot between shot 5 and 6 of my scene well what should I do? Call it 5.5? It seems to mess up the organization of my system and I'm one of those ppl that is very crazy about my organization.

Does anyone know how professional visual effect companies like ILM organize their footage?


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