December 27, 2016 at 12:54AM
Organizational Structure of your Projects
I'd like to hear from those of you with more experience about the organizational structure of your projects. As I said in another post, I am new to video, but not new to DAM. As a photographer I recognized the importance of proper file structure years before there was any serious software around. But now that I am getting into video, I see how much more complex this is.
In general, the aim is to create a structure that is rational, intuitive, consistent and tidy as it supports the diverse needs when producing a set of content that might be distributed over time in a range of media products, including fully produced narrative video, print stories, web stories, slide show, presentations for speaker support, exhibitions and archives of content built for ongoing client needs.
The way I've organized it so far is as follows:
Top folder "Project XYZ" holds the following folders:
Inside of the "Video_Project_File" are the following folders:
You'll notice that footage has no folder of its own. The footage lives inside of the "Video_Project_File" folder, because the idea is that just the “Video Project File” can be handed off to a video editor containing everything that editor would need to do an edit.
Do you have any thoughts? A good starting point? Anything that's just a bad idea that will create even bigger issues down the road?
Thanks a lot!