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VidTips - Logging the Footage

Before editing, we need to know all of the shots that were created in Production. If we were to record only one shot per tape, it would be easy to keep track of our shots. However we would have a lot of tapes and have a lot of wasted recording space. So, a document is used to show what shots are on which tape and the order in which they were recorded. The document contains a list of the shots along with descriptions and comments. This list helps the producer or editor find the shots they need to use when they put the movie together. In Hollywood films, a person is hired to stand next to the director and write down her/his comments after every shot. The list is then given to the producer for editing.

Logging footage will help create the story. Producers can make quick decisions on what shots to use in the story without having to view them first.

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