An Introduction to Litigation Animations and Visual Exhibits in the Courtroom

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: May 27, 2021
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  • Fundamentals of 3D animation
  • What makes an animation effective? Look good?
  • Visualizing data
  • Surveillance footage
  • Getting your 3D animation admitted
  • Limitations of 3D animation
  • Understand cost, production time, maximize your ROI, what to look for in a vendor
Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: May 27, 2021


But how are 3D animations made? Where does one even begin to create an animation? Aren't they only for multi-million dollar injury cases? Are they even admissible? Moderated by one of the foremost trial attorneys in the country, Steve Vartazarian, this seminar will use a plethora of real-life case studies and powerful 3D animations to answer these questions and more.

This hour long seminar will be packed with information to help the viewers understand the ins and outs of animation and visuals made for litigation. The audience members will leave with a more confident knowledge base of what exhibits would make the most impact on jurors for current and future cases.

This program was recorded on May 27th, 2021.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Steven R. Vartazarian

The Vartazarian Law Firm

Steve graduated cum laude from Oklahoma City University and cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), and he serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles Trial Lawyer’s Charities (LATLC), Brain Society of California, and is a member of the Cowboy Lawyers Association and the Armenian Bar Association.

Brady Held

Courtoom Animation

Brady Held has a background in creating groundbreaking visuals for such companies as Electronic Arts and Activision. In 2010 he took his skills in creating photo-realistic 3D environments and animations to the legal services industry. The goal was to bring a new level of realism to courtroom animations and that goal was quickly met. In 2013 Brady founded Courtroom Animation, a corporation which has created visualizations on more than 400 cases, contributing to nearly $500 million in favorable verdicts and settlement

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