Legal Videography: What, Why, and How
Sep 5 2016 | posted by LORR Team
Legal videography can be a great way to strengthen a case and improve its chances of success. While photographic evidence and testimony can go a long way, allowing judges and jurors to actually see and experience a scene for themselves can be more effective. Often, it can even be what sways them from one side to the other in the end.
Are you considering legal videography for your current case? Here’s what you should know about it before diving in:
- What – Legal videography can include a number of things. It can be footage of a crime or accident scene, a taped deposition or interview with a witness, or even a chronicle of a day in the life of a victim or other party in a lawsuit.
- Why – The main goal of legal videography is to boost the amount of evidence in a case. A taped deposition, for example, offers the judge and juror the chance to hear witness testimony, even if they can’t be in the courtroom to deliver it themselves. Footage of an accident scene or of a victim in their daily life can give those same parties insight into how severe the damage was and how the victim has been impacted by the accident.
- How – Legal videography is best done by a professional team of videographers: people who know how to capture the right shot at the right time. They need knowledge of editing, and they should be able to produce videos in a number of formats to be viewed regardless of what equipment a courtroom has to offer.
Legal videography is a great choice if you’re looking to ramp up your case. Want to learn more about it or get help creating video evidence for your current clients? Contact LORR today. Our expert legal videographers can help.