Organizing the Transition from Camera to Computer
From on-set digital asset management to the organization of footage file structures both on-disk and in-program.
Working with OSX, Automator, Excel, Compressor and Final Cut Pro's internal bin structure Kennon can help you visualize and implement workflows for just about any situation or budget. Here are a few examples of her work.
This was a workflow created for a no-budget feature, with the intention of having all footage edit-ready by the day after wrap. Training the script supervisor on a Nexto one-click backup system allowed us to copy cards without having an experienced digital intermediate tech on set. The script supervisor would then create his own set of backups once the Nexto was full, which would serve as a absolute last line of defense. The next day, the DIT would create more backups, including a hard copy on archival blu-rays as well as doing most of the initial legwork of an Assistant Editor, organizing files into a structure I designed for the project. Once the project wrapped and the editor was secured, he was able to jump into the footage without much ado.
This is a prospective workflow for a feature with a budget under $5,000,000 where time is of the essence. This also allows the post production crew to be involved and on location, though still giving the editor several degrees of removal from the day to day workings of the set.