Winning Your Case with Forensic and Demonstrative Graphics / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
In an era where complex litigation is fast becoming the rule, not the exception, Winning Your Case With Graphics provides a clear methodology for designing and organizing visual exhibits for courtroom presentation. This unique, easy-to-read book contains illustrations that show how to solve numerous problems in the presentation of demonstrative or forensic evidence. Examples from case studies show attorneys the wide variety of design and media choices currently used in courtrooms.
AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A WINNING COURTROOM STRATEGY
Topics addressed include ways to focus and keep audience attention; how to explain difficult concepts to a lay audience; a practical primer on understanding animation, video, graphs, and illustrations; and appropriate uses of modern technology such as multimedia and on-screen navigation.
A valuable addition to any litigator or litigation support specialist's arsenal of communication tools:
Attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, and other litigation support specialists will find this an essential handbook for providing compelling, memorable visual evidence and for expanding their creativity in planning courtroom strategy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A. Tana Kantor, a multimedia specialist and award-winning designer with a master's degree in communications, has over nine years experience creating courtroom graphics and animations. At LSI Graphic Evidence in Los Angeles, she helped pioneer the use of modern technology and design to describe complex processes in the courtroom. She has also consulted with major video graphics equipment manufacturers on product and software design.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||BK&CD ROM|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
Creating the Forest from the Trees
About This Book
Defining the Exhibits
Variations on Courtboards
How the Medium Affects Design
The Medium is the Message
Graphical Display of Data
Documents without Treatments
Documents with Treatments
Use in Video
Bought or Found Photographs
What is Enough?
Repetition and Anticipation
What is Animation?
Types of Animation
The Animation Process
Playing Animation in a Courtroom
Demonstrative v. Substantive
When to Use Animation
Video Crime Scene
Who are Designers?
Types of Designers and Producers
How to Effectively Use a Graphics Provider
Examples of How Technology Influences Art
Bit Map/Vector Art
Bit Map Images
Templates for Courtboards
Templates for Monitor Exhibits
Scanning Line Art or Documents for Printing
Scanning Line Art or Documents for Monitors
Linear vs. Nonlinear Editing
Analog vs. Digital
Keeping Track of Exhibits