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Archive & Manage After Effects Projects to Cover Your A**!

Don’t lose your head over mismanaged projects and media!  Check out Carl Larsen’s video tutorial on backing up and archiving your After Effects project.

Having a successful back-up plan is imperative for keeping your work secure and accessible.  Creative Cow contributor and After Effects expert Carl Larsen gives the run-down of how to quickly and efficiently archive After Effects projects.

Do you ever have several animators/editors working on different AE projects, but using shared assets?  Carl explains the best way to combine and archive multiple After Effects projects into one master project.

Other highlights of this video tutorial include:

  • Organizing assets in an After Effects project
  • Consolidating all redundant assets using AE’s “consolidate footage function”
  • Move all project files into one central location on your computer or drive
  • Understand the options for creating an archived After Effects project
Although media management and archiving After Effects projects isn’t the most fun or glamorous part of the job, being diligent about it will likely save you down the road.

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  • Level Minded

    Cheers. Well done.

  • Alex

    That is AMAZING!!
    I was wondering if there was something like that in after effects!
    Thanks for the tutorial : D

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