What is a Settlement Brochure?

By Howard Brodsky.

What is a Settlement Brochure?

Mediation Documentary Video Production in New York and New JerseyThe Settlement Brochure, sometimes called Demand Video, is most accurately known as a Mediation Documentary, as it focuses on the coverage of liability and damages and is presented during a mediation proceeding or arbitration hearing.  The finished piece is from 10 to 30 minutes in length, never longer, and is a concise summation of the case.  CLVS LLC in New Jersey, near New York City, produces such videos. This video is produced to get the opposing counsel or insurance company to fully cognize the pain and suffering from a catastrophic injury or death stemming from negligence, malpractice or product liability.

The Mediation Documentary never sees the inside of a courtroom: yet, by its vivid and very graphic nature is an incredibly valuable and often indispensible part of a mediation process leading to the favorable settlement of a case.  Mediation Documentaries are advocacy video and all the stops are pulled to advance the case for liability and damages.  The video content is produced for maximum emotional impact.  Every method that can be employed to heighten dramatic tension and deliver the emotional punch is engaged.  Dramatic lighting, fancy editing, special effects, dramatic background scoring, dramatic voice-overs, professional actors, title generation, fancy camerawork, emotional shots, graphic shots, chroma keying, stock footage, computer generated animation,  image treatments – and the list goes on – are all deployed.

Mediation Documentaries are full-blown professionally produced videos with the plaintiff’s counsel in the director’s seat.  This is precision, very slick video documentation and the effort to produce it on a defined timeline is highly sophisticated.  As with any professional production, the shooting schedule is carefully planned, often stripped out in Day-Out-of-Days and the production meticulously scripted for optimum efficiency, economy and effectiveness.

Certified Legal Video Services, LLC, a video production company in New Jersey, near New York City, will bring in a production crew with more than 70 years of film and video production and presentation experience.  We immediately go into fact-finding mode, working in consultation with counsel and legal assistants to assemble the elements of the case and comprehensively target coverage.  The production team at CLVS LLC coordinates with the scheduling of interviews, organizing all exhibits and material that will drive the presentation.

CLVS LLC scripts and storyboards the production for the counsel’s approval.  We provide outstanding on-location coverage.  We go into the post-production phase with the same attention to detail, providing professional editing, professional graphics enhancement, professional color correction, dramatic scoring critically timed to the cuts, computer generated animation, encoding and authoring.  The finished settlement brochure is a very polished demand video and powerful summation of the case.

I’m Howard Brodsky and I am the lead videographer and producer at Certified Legal Video Services, LLC, located in New Jersey near New York City.  I have years of experience in this field.  I bring my skills as a producer and my expertise on proving damages to the production of this highly specialized form of legal video: the mediation documentary. I would be happy and honored to be a vital member of your litigation team working with you to produce a highly effective mediation brochure.

Certified Legal Video Services, CLVS LLC, is a video production company located in Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410. Our videographers service the entire metro New York City and New York, New Jersey, tri-state area and clients nation-wide. For more information call our lead videographer Howard Brodsky at (201) 280-8614. E-Mail: certifiedlvs@me.com.Visit our website at http://www.clvsllc.com/.


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