October 19, 2014 at 11:29PM

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organizing sequences when dealing with massive footage

I am editing a feature documentary with over 10 months of footage shot (roughly 3/4 TB of footage) I've organized all the footage very well, but when I begun editing I felt that my sequence folders are starting to get disorganized and I find myself editing different things in different sequence folders. Does anyone have helpful info on how to organize your sequence folder with a ton of footage? ( I.E "string outs," B_Roll" "V_1, V_2, ect...) I've done most of that, but still find myself not having a solid organizational system when it comes to keeping my sequence in order.

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What software are you working in?

October 20, 2014 at 4:29PM

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Ryan Toyota
Graphic Designer / Typographer / Video Editor
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What is the script? you can organized base in the script. If not, you can do it base in location, and inside the location, you can organized for days.

October 21, 2014 at 2:59AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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I'll give you an example of my workflow when it comes to folders and maybe that'll help.

Last Light Films >
Brian & Stacey Di Giorgi Wedding >
Day 1 10-17-2014 (For projects that take more than one day to film, I make separate folders for each day.) >
(Folder #1) Clip >
(Folder #2) Roll >
(In the Roll folder) Camera One - Panasonic, Camera Two - Nikon >
(In the Clip folder) S01T01 (for Scene 01, take 01, taken from my external recorder.) >

In the folder titled Brian & Stacey Di Giorgi Wedding, I'll have my project saved and anything else that the programs that I use (Adobe Premiere, After Effects, so on) will need.

I hope this helped and gave you an idea of how to organize your folders better.

October 22, 2014 at 2:41PM

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Christopher Brazil
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