Zack demonstrates his system for naming video tracks in Avid, which can also be applied to other NLEs like Adobe Premiere, so you can quickly and easily find media inside your timeline, akin to how a music composer would read sheet music. This system includes labeling your main footage, interviews, b–roll, titles, visual fx, and placeholders.
- [Instructor] In a previous lesson,…I showed you how I organize my media and bins…inside my main editorial project,…and in this lesson, I'm going to show you my approach…to organizing my video tracks inside my timeline.…While it's easy to assume that the best editors…get the best jobs because of their creative abilities,…my philosophy is that not only should an editor…be able to make great creative decisions,…but also a truly great editor…should be able to navigate a timeline,…just like a great composer reads a piece of sheet music.…At any given time you should know where anything is located.…
And once you master this skill,…you'll be able to wow any director or producer in the room.…Because when they ask you,…is it possible that I can see this?…You can then respond with, oh, you mean this right here?…Before they even finish their sentence.…I'm going to show you how to make that happen…by organizing your video tracks efficiently,…and once again, just as a reminder,…this isn't the system for organization,…I'm just showing you my system.…
- File management
- Time blocking
- Cleaning up your email inbox
- Organizing and prioritizing notifications
- Selecting apps to help you with task and time management
- Filtering email messages and paperwork
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