Before you can work with your digital files, you need to make sure that they are organized in a way that fits your workflow. There are several different techniques that you can use to organize your data. You will want to keep it simple. In this video, Kevin Ames discusses why it’s important to use a simple folder structure.
- The big takeaway to folder structure…and file naming is to keep it simple.…The more complex it becomes,…the more likely we are to make a mistake…or forget about it or not implement it at all.…What makes sense to me…will undoubtedly not make sense to you and vice versa,…so a structure that you come up with…that makes perfect sense to you…would have all of your institutional knowledge…about a project that you're not necessarily…going to communicate to me,…because you know I wouldn't know it.…
And, of course, none of us can read minds.…So a folder structure, a system,…needs to be simple, it needs to be scalable,…and it needs to be consistent.…I've been using the same folder structure…for almost 25 years now…as far as how I organize my photography,…and as I get into motion…they fit in this same folder structure.…A lot of my folder structure has been designed…based on what storage media I had available at the time…and I'd like to show that to you now.…
So what I have here is a hard drive…and in my case back in the studio it's a 5D3 Drobo,…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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