Logging and other administrative burdens

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Spent the week-end trying to sort out the project management aspects of the edit (trying the operative word here - since I am not sure whether I've actually succeed - I'll know tonight) – i.e. where to put the files? How to log? Which drive is best? How to access them? What is the best way to chunk the project so that the whole edit doesn’t grind to a screeching halt? Should I buy another drive to accommodate the data?

For those of you who know me – you’d know how much I hate this – it’s against my nature to get bogged down with the minutiae of process – I can accommodate the big picture and think how each piece will eventually fit in the big puzzle – but to stuff around with drives and connectors (USB firewire) - and should I daisy chain this or parallel that and do I edit in sequences scenes or the whole picture at once? And which folder contains what?

Incompatible with my immune system…I'm getting a rash...

Anyway – enough of my ranting bottom line – haven’t started to edit a single frame yet – f#&* me … mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa - should have planned the post better…

 
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Chris - September 1, 2008 at 3:50 AM

On 9/1/08, Chris Hilton-Wood wrote:
Philip,

You should get a couple of assistant editors to do the preparation work for you. All you need to do is to establish a simple shot categorization process which references the script.

Get a couple of trainees to do this work for you - you are like me - I hate the techno crap side of things and like to get stuck into the art.

I have a new Poofter PC and am getting mega stressed in getting all the programs onto this sucker! I know how you feel as I am going through a similar process as we speak.

Thought you were transferring everything to the higher speed drives? I will love to drop over and have a look at your set-up. Always happy to lend a helping hand.

Cheers

Chris Hilton-Wood

Chris - September 1, 2008 at 3:52 AM

Getting these seemingly professional programs onto a new state of the art computer is certainly not as easy as it would seem

CHW

Phillip - September 2, 2008 at 11:54 PM

Very - nearly there Chris - will have you over once I got things more settled...

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