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    Leonardo812
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    When I started making “Worthless”, I quickly realized all of the files you create when making a brickfilm longer than a minute. All of those images, clips, sound effects, clips with effects, clips with color adjustment, etc. just seem to multiply like crazy when you start filming. Here’s my question: How do you guys organize all of your files when you’re making a film? How do you keep straight all of the scenes, shots, re-takes, music for your film, etc.?

    Post your folder system, tips, and how you organize all those files on your computer.

    -Leonardo, who hopes this thread will help him be more organized.

    #372877

    Squash
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    I’d recommend making a “Film” file, then inside of that “Animation”, “Sound”, “Stills” and “Text” files, plus any others. Inside “Animation”, make a “Final Film”, and “Reshot Film” subset. Delete anything you know you don’t want. That’s how I’d organize it. If you can group things, do it, but always stay within your main film file.

    #372879

    Bastetta
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    Well this is basicly how I organize everything.

    #372920

    brickfilms-r-us
    Participant

    I do something close to what Bastetta does, and i also have all my files on a CD.

    #372984

    popeye
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    Since I’ve only just begun (cue The Carpenters…), I only have one working movie folder, and I do something along the lines of what Squash has said.

    I shoot by scene and just name them sequentially (scene 1, 2, 2a, 2b etc) and then I store them as such User>Movies>Lego movie #1>scene **. When I render the file for use in iMovie I have a folder for that and iMovie final cuts are kept in an another folder.

    Any tests I run are titled as such (battle scene test etc) and usually discarded or ignored.

    #372993

    MindGame
    Participant

    I have one folder on my desktop called “Film Files” where I store everything for every film I make. Inside that folder, each film gets its own sub folder. Inside of those folders is where I store the captured images, and another subfolder for the AVI film files, and if necessary, a ‘misc.’ folder. When I export the final film, I add one more subfolder in the film file folder specifically for the final cut.

    I think starting soon instead of saving everything onto my desktop, I’m going to start saving everything on an external HD. Should help to save space on my computer.

    -MindGame

    #373007

    maronislego
    Participant

    I made a folder called brickfilms. In it it has a few folders. Some which are:

    AVI files (finished clips) 9.65GB

    Film Stuff (Behind the scenes pictures, uploaded frames and just stuff from the film) 526MB

    Lego Studios ( My old LS stuff) 846MB

    Monkeyjam Layers (All my frames and x-sheets) 4.01GB

    Sound Effects 76MB

    And thats a bout it for now.

    #373042

    Matt Gillan
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    I make one folder for my film, then inside I make about 7 sub folders; MonkeyJam Sheets, Sony Vegas Projects, Effects, Voices, Videos, Music and Tests. Then it is a simple matter of arranging files into the right folder. Just remember to delete the stuff you don’t need.

    #373044

    infurno
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    I have one main folder which is called Brickfilms. Then I have a seperate folder for each film. And every film folder has subfolders for script drafts, unedited clips, edited clips, sounds and final film. If necessary a test folder is added with test(s) that relate to the movie.

    “Matt Gillan” wrote: I make one folder for my film, MonkeyJam Sheets

    You save every monkeyjam sheet?

    #373083

    Rsteenoven
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    “infurno” wrote: I have one main folder which is called Brickfilms. Then I have a seperate folder for each film. And every film folder has subfolders for script drafts, unedited clips, edited clips, sounds and final film. If necessary a test folder is added with test(s) that relate to the movie.

    [quote=”Matt Gillan”]I make one folder for my film, MonkeyJam Sheets

    You save every monkeyjam sheet?[/quote]

    I do 😀

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