The Benefits of Videography:
- Video records the testimony in its totality.
Up to 90% of our communication is non-verbal – including body language, voice inflections, facial expression, posture, eye contact, voice quality, stress level cues, honesty cues, and other valuable input. Recent studies show that students shown a two second video clip of a teacher at the beginning of class were able to correctly determine the likeability of that teacher throughout the semester. Jurors are equally capable. Video is a powerful tool.
2. Video accurately captures information presented verbally.
Have an audio recording of the deponent to capture the emotion and tone–a much more effective approach than the written transcript.
3. Video can have a sobering effect on all involved.
Unwarranted outbursts are kept to a minimum when a camera is present in the room.
4. Video is an effective trial tool and will hold the jury’s attention better than reading from the transcript.