There have been a few posts over the years about the importance of a project folder template. By using a template, you don’t have to wonder where to put assets as they are delivered or created. The template will give you all the folders you need from the start.
A few years ago, I wrote a script to help take care of this at a post studio where I was working. A few ideas came up for improvements and it turned from a script into a full-fledged application (written in AppleScript Studio). Eventually, that utility was released as Post Haste. I maintained the app as best I could. However, several people wrote me with great ideas that I just couldn’t implement—I’m a motion designer & editor first, not a software engineer (despite a year as a CS minor). You can read more details about the progression on my own blog, but long story, short: I handed the development over to Digital Rebellion.
Last week, Digital Rebellion released Post Haste 2.0, and it’s a great update.
If you’re not already familiar with it, Post Haste lets you enter a few details upfront (client, project number, project name, etc), and it creates project folders for you. The input fields are completely customizable, and 2.0 even supports multiple templates. You can have separate templates for motion design, editorial, web design, or anything else you can think of.
I know I’m biased, but I highly recommend taking a look at Post Haste. It’s completely free and can save you lots of time and headache.