Working With Legal Videographers

Jun 30 2014 | posted by LORR Team

When swaying a judge or jury, there are few things as effective as video evidence, so regardless of the type of case you’re handling, it’s always a good idea to work with legal videographers to improve your chances of winning. Legal videographers can create many different types of video evidence, including day-in-the-life videos
for injury cases, testimony and deposition videos for eyewitnesses or characters witnesses, or a full-on investigation of your case that presents things like evidence and photos. Whichever type of video you choose, it’s sure to make a marked difference on the outcome of your case.

If you are planning to use legal videographers for your current case, there are a few things to keep in mind while working with them to ensure that you get the film you needs to be successful. You should have a clear idea of what you want and what your case needs. Take some time to outline your video and lay out things like its purpose, the content it will contain, and the points you want to focus on. Be ready to talk these through with your videographers so that they have a full understanding of your expectations and needs, and be ready with the smaller details as well. When you meet with your legal videographers, come with all the information you can, including names and contact details for any witnesses or depositions you want on film, pieces of evidence you want included, and potential shooting locations you think would improve your case. These will all help provide direction for your videographers and ensure that you get the film your case needs.

If you’ll be showing your video in a courtroom, judge’s chamber, or meeting room, make sure you know what equipment will be on hand. You don’t want to bring a DVD if there is only a VHS player available! Always know what format you need from the beginning, as this will make it easier on your videographers as they create your evidence. Your legal videographers will likely have some questions along the way as well, so be sure to reply to their communications quickly and thoroughly so it doesn’t affect the final film.

If you need legal videographers to help improve your case, contact LORR today. Our expert videography team can help.


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