I was wondering if you have ideas for a smart way to name the versions of you project as you go along.
I was at a SVFX seminar held by the Danish Film academy.
A German guy - Udo Smutny (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Alien vs. Predator and King Arthur) - talked about the ideas for the effects, and how they was realized.
Now during this seminar he mentioned that his company where using a naming convention for their projectfiles so clever, that other production companies (at least here in denmark) had him come and teach about this naming method.
Unfortunaly Udo didn't mention how the method works, he only mentioned that they where using it to avoid confusion about which file is the latest.
Now I was wondering if you yourself are using some kind of naming convention for your files, so you don't - like me - end up with project names like:
cow 2 edit.mb
cow 2 edit online.mb
cow FINAL FINAL.mb
cow FINAL FINAL REALLY FINAL THIS TIME.mb
cow FINAL FINAL REALLY FINAL THIS TIME 2.mb
cow FINAL EXTRA.mb