As the nation’s leading producer of “Day In The Life Video,” “Video Settlement Brochure” and “Settlement Documentary” productions, I am often asked by attorneys and paralegals how to produce a Day In The Life Video for litigation in-house.
While I appreciate the question, it is much akin to plumber asking a surgeon how to operate. The plumber is an expert at plumbing, the surgeon is an expert at medicine, but the two probably shouldn’t change jobs.
The same logic applies here.
Unless your case is of such a low potential value that video is only being used to illustrate a minor point, the best course of action is always to retain the services of a professional video producer. I strongly encourage attorneys and paralegals NOT to hire “court videographers” who promote themselves with “CLVS” certification. A court reporter is not a trained producer — a fact made clear by the number of productions that I have been asked to fix after a “court videographer” provided very poor work product. Simply put: if you are asking yourself how to produce a day in the life video, the answer should be, “call a professional.”
You Need A Professional. Not A Legal Videographer.
Instead, I encourage legal professionals to find broadcast news professionals — experts at writing, producing and quite simply understanding the story that you are trying to tell through visual imagery.
As an award winning former ABC News National Correspondent,I utilize broadcast news skills in every case for which I am retained — producing stunning and highly effective productions that have led to hundreds of millions in settlements.
Know What A Day In The Life Video Is, And What A Day In The Life Video Is Not.
A “Day In The Life Video” is not just a compilation of clips of your client walking, talking, being cared for or receiving physical therapy. A “Day In The Life Video” should be a visual story that takes the viewer through the key events, struggles and limitations that your client deals with on a daily basis. Understanding the difference between the two concepts is often the difference between a reduced settlement offer and an agreement that keeps your case out of court.
Wrong Time To Be Cheap.
Andrew Colton’s Settlement Documentaries Routinely Induce Record Settlements.
Please telephone if you would like guidance on producing a “Day In The Life Video.” Even if you already have low quality video from a court videographer or court reporter, I can often fix the problems you are facing through re-editing and creativity to effectively make your case.
My Day In The Life Video, Legal Settlement Documentary, Life After Loss and Legal Video Settlement Brochure productions have helped induce more than $1B in settlements.
My cases range from high-profile Amtrak derailments to truck accidents in town you have likely never heard of.
No matter the location, no matter the value, and no matter the circumstance, Colton Legal Media professional settlement documentary productions induce settlement without the expense of trial.
Telephone 877-484-4611 or email through the form below. If you’d like to view several “real life” documentaries, just ask for a password.