Legal Video Services
Video is a fantastic way to help inform, educate, and persuade both jurors and potential clients. If you’re in need of video services, count on MGM Trial Services. Our video professionals have years of hands-on experience in creating videos that make a big impact. MGM offers a variety of video services, including:
Day in the Life Videos
Certainly, you can tell the jury about the daily struggles your client faces. But being able to show the jury what a day in the life of your client is really like can have an impact that mere words never could. MGM Trial Services has experience creating compelling Day in the Life videos that give jurors an accurate depiction of your client’s day and the challenges he faces. Day in the Life videos have also proven effective in convincing opposing counsel to settle the case rather than going to trial.
Interactive Deposition Videos
If you have a highly technical or complex case, consider using UltraDep. Unlike traditional video deposition that simply show a witness talking to the camera, multi-media, picture in picture, interactive deposition videos allow witnesses to use multimedia elements to illustrate their points, allowing jurors to better understand their testimony. Witnesses use a simple touch-sensitive monitor to pinpoint information, evidence, and exhibits; then, MGM Trial Services’ litigation experts create a seamless video combining exhibits and deposition testimony.
Video to Transcript Services (including Video Synchronizing)
Creating individual video clips and transcripts is a powerful method of showing the jury what you want them to see, rather than risking exposing them to irrelevant or even damaging material that may be present in the longer video. The video experts at MGM Trial Services will work with you to identify the specific clips needed, then to synchronize the video with transcripts that you can show the jury during trial. The end result is a powerful, persuasive, and easy-to-use courtroom tool.
Website Promotional Videos
Video is certainly a powerful tool, and increasingly, attorneys are looking at video as a way to enhance their own businesses. Adding videos to your firm’s website—to introduce your attorneys, help visitors understand more about your practice areas, and encourage visitors to make contact—is an excellent way to help potential clients better get to know your firm. If you need videos for outside of the courtroom to promote your firm and its specialties, MGM Trial Services is ready to help. Our video experts are adept at capturing the essence of your business in a way that highlights and promotes the services you offer in a professional manner.
Aerial Imagery for Litigation: Getting Above the Problem
Ultra-high definition (ultra HD) aerial imagery presents the big picture in minute detail, and MGM has the expertise to help your clients take advantage of this powerful new technology. Sometimes you need to get high above a problem, like when MGM captured aerial images of the massive scale of wastewater treatment sites at poultry processing plants for plaintiffs concerned about contamination. Other times you need to get right next to a hard-to-reach problem, like when MGM used an aerial drone to get close up video of dripping A/C units causing damage to plaintiffs’ businesses below. In each instance, our ultra HD aerial drones, operated by a specialist in the creation of courtroom exhibits, captured crystal clear footage of the problem at the heart of the case.
The Big Picture in Minute Detail
Cases can succeed or fail because attorneys must simultaneously present a panoramic view of the context surrounding a problem, and the tiniest details from which the problem stems. Ultra HD aerial imagery can do both in unique ways, and MGM’s expertise in collecting evidence for the courtroom makes it the perfect provider of this powerful technology.
What Sets MGM’s Aerial Video and Photography Apart?
- Litigation is our specialty. We are the only licensed providers of drone aerial imagery services specializing in collecting evidence for litigation. Sweeping flybys are beautiful in the cinema, but we know how to get the steady long shots and tight close-in footage that shows a jury why the area or object they’re looking at matters.
- The highest quality imagery available. We shoot video in 4K which is four times the resolution of “HD (high definition) and our still photos are shot at 20 megapixels.
- FAA certified and insured. MGM’s president, Michael Miller, has the Remote Pilot Certification from the FAA and can therefore operate drones for commercial use. We are also fully insured.
Use in Litigation
The possible benefits of high quality ultra-HD aerial footage are still being explored, but here are a few uses we are pioneering.
Environmental Cases – For the jury to truly appreciate the impact of an environmental catastrophe, aerial photography and videography is a must!
Construction Defects – From tall structures, to bridges, to large production and manufacturing facilities, ultra HD drones have proven their worth by getting close-up pictures of improper designs, defective materials, and shoddy construction work in places that are either difficult or impossible for photographers to reach.
Accident Reconstruction – A bird’s-eye view of traffic patterns, road hazards, and roadside objects gives jurors better perspective into potential contributing factors to a motor vehicle accident.
Land Contamination and Property Disputes – Aerial images help juries visualize the spread of contaminants across property lines, while creating a sense of the space, scale, and uses of properties large and small.