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Winning Your Case With Graphics

1st Edition

By A. Tana Kantor

CRC Press

160 pages

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Hardback: 9780849381317
pub: 1998-09-29
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Description

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.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Creating the Forest from the Trees

About This Book

METHODOLOGY

Defining the Exhibits

The Story

Content

Audience

Budget

Viewing Options

Courtboards

Variations on Courtboards

Media

How the Medium Affects Design

Resolution

Measuring Resolution

The Medium is the Message

Using Resolution

Example

Design

Template Design

Structure

Variety/Consistency

Humor

Finding Ideas

PRODUCTION

Demonstrative Exhibits

Illustrating Facts

Illustrating Concepts

Text Screens

Graphical Display of Data

Graphs

Timelines

Organizational Charts

Tables

Documents

Documents without Treatments

Documents with Treatments

Patent Art

Organization

Photographs

Reproducing Photographs

Multiple Photographs

Use in Video

Bought or Found Photographs

Tutorials

What is Enough?

Repetition and Anticipation

Credibility

Animation

What is Animation?

Types of Animation

The Animation Process

Playing Animation in a Courtroom

Demonstrative v. Substantive

When to Use Animation

Video

Depositions

Video Crime Scene

Expert Film

Documentary

Audio

Designers

Who are Designers?

Types of Designers and Producers

How to Effectively Use a Graphics Provider

CASE EXAMPLES

Template Design

The Case

The Solution

The Outcome

Using Documents

The Case

The Solution

The Outcome

Explaining Data

The Case

The Solution

The Exhibits

The Outcome

Media Pioneers

Pioneers

The Case

The Solution

The Outcome

Forensic Modeling

The Case

The Solution

The Outcome

Using Humor

The Case

The Solution

The Outcome

TECHNOLOGY

Color

Terms

Color Modes

Examples of How Technology Influences Art

Bit Map/Vector Art

Vector

Bit Map Images

Template Specifications

Templates for Courtboards

Templates for Monitor Exhibits

Scanning Specifications

Scanning Line Art or Documents for Printing

Scanning Line Art or Documents for Monitors

Videos

Time Code

Logging Videotape

Interface

Linear vs. Nonlinear Editing

Analog vs. Digital

Keeping Track of Exhibits

Glossary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science