Library module Sequencing photos in multiple folders

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Hi. I shoot a lot of theater performances for the local schools. I try to attend the tech/dress rehearsal and a couple of public performances. I end up with a set of photos in folders by date for each performance. I am looking for an automated way to group the photos taken on different days by scene. For example I might have 10 photos of scene 1 and 50 photos of scene2 taken on Monday and 20 photos of scene 1 and 10 photos of scene 2 taken on Tuesday. I want to create a collection that would let me sort the photos so they would appear as photo#1 from Monday, photo#1 from Tuesday, photo#2 from Monday, photo#2 from Tuesday, photo#3 from Today and so on.

Any suggestions on how I might do this?
Thanks,
Dan
 
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Why not do it inside of LR and just create collections? For example, you could have collections called - scene 1, scene 2, scene 3, etc... Then when you import the images, select all of the scene 1 images form that day's shoot and just add them to the collection by drag and drop.

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--Ken
 
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Or use a single collection and create stacks within the collection.

Collections yes, but one for the whole show.
 
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I'd use keywords and smart collections. Keywords like "scene1" and "scene2" Then add at least this one criteria to these collections
{keyword}{contains}{scene1}
If Day 2 images fall inside the Day1 images in duration of the scene, you are not going to have that information in the metadata and will need to sort each Smart Collection manually to get the images in each scene in scene order.
 
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