What is a Logger?
A Logger is an individual who is responsible for transcribing and logging all the footage from a production.
What is the Job?
The role of Logger will involve logging hours of footage from production, and this can happen either live or during the edit. This process creates a concise document for the Editor or other production staff which enables them to pick out key parts from the filming process quickly. It is the Logger’s responsibility to write summarised notes on what is happening in each scene, picking out the cast, topics and other relevant information within each shot. This is all recorded along with dates and time-codes.
Their duties will include watching live or pre-recorded footage, and reading scripts to find the key information that needs to be assigned to it. They will pick out themes, topics, characters, or talking points that have been highlighted by the Producers or Directors. Loggers are usually employed either during production or in post-production. Their role is highly important as their summaries save the Editor a huge amount of time.