06/11/2013 | by Nina Zietman | 2 comments
Before you even open your new editing suite, you should at least think about organising the thousands of movie clips you shot over the winter. Every producer has their own method, but you should be aiming to get everything for each edit or segment sorted into individual folders. The small working areas in most editing apps means it’s near impossible to do this through in situ. Naming each shot with the rider’s name and the trick or a brief description helps, but keep your character count down through abbreviations as they’ll get cut off in your softw…..
My personal method is, for example, if I have a shot of Elliot doing a 50/50 front three off on a down flat is to name the clip ELL50F3DF and then make sure it immediately gets saved to the correct folder before I forget what it means and bin it – but you’ll figure out your own method as you go. Another advantage of pre-organising your shots is that you get to see exactly what you have before you get started and then imagine how it will all fit together. A great idea is to start looking for the opening and ending bangers.