What is a storyboard?
It is a powerful first draft of the animation process. It gives you,
in sequence, the exact location and figures in position along with
the surrounding areas. It can be in a rough format (pencil or charcoal)
or can be presented in computer graphics.
What is forensic animation?
Forensic animation is a representation of an event in a 3 dimensional
setting which is put in motion and is suitable for use in court proceedings.
What can be animated?
Just about anything and everything.
What objects can be animated?
Anything and everything. (cars,
trains, planes, boats, animals, human beings, trees,|
clouds, water, environments of all kinds, light situations, scenery, buildings and
virtually anything else)
What environments can be animated?
Atmospheres, snow, ice, fog, sleet, rain, etc.
What angles can you show with an animation?
Where do you get your information to do the animation?
Information for forensic animation comes from fact witnesses and
Can a forensic animation be loaded on my computer for me to
view and to use?
Yes, and it can be totally interactive.
How long has forensic animation been used in court?
Forensic animation has been used in the courtroom at least as early as
Is forensic animation admissible in court?
Forensic animation can be admissible in court as demonstrative
evidence and substantive evidence.
What is a good foundation for a forensic animation?
The proper foundation for admission of forensic animation in court
a minimum generally require that the animation is authentic, it is relevant, it
is a fair and accurate representation of the evidence to which it relates and its
probative value outweighs the danger of unfair prejudice, confusing the issues
or misleading the jury.
Will I need someone other then the animator for my expert witness?
You will need fact and/or expert witnesses to support the animator’s
How is forensic animation presented in court?
Usually from a computer, video projection or DVD'S and shown on a
Will forensic animation enhance my case?
Forensic animation can enhance your case by illustrating and explaining
witnesses testimony, by being used as an exhibit for the jury to examine during
deliberations, by reducing complex facts or confusing facts to a medium which
easier to understand, by drawing visual attention to important parts of your
case i.e. a picture is worth a thousand words, among other uses.
How much of an investment is there for producing a forensic animation?
The investment is affordable and can be tailored to your investment
Factors affecting the amount of investment are the number of objects being
animated, the extent of the background, the desired detail of the animation and
the length of the animation. Let us show you how affordable forensic
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