Computer Forensic Animation Expert, Legal Exhibits & Demonstrative Evidence - Expert Witness
3D technology has the proven ability to accurately recreate events, visualize complex scenes and scenarios, consolidate physical evidence into a single scene file, test theories, challenge eyewitness perspectives, augment testimony, and be admitted as evidence. For a trial lawyer, these abilities become a powerful tool during both pre-trial and trial phases.
The services include:
- Development of 3D animations, trial graphics, and multimedia legal exhibits for courtroom litigation
- Crime scene reconstruction
- Medical animations
- Product liability visualization
- Demonstrative evidence
- Accident reconstruction
- First person perspectives
Principal Animation LLC provides expert animation for:
- Patent Litigation
- Product Liability
- Construction Defect
- Medical Malpractice
- Accident Reconstruction
Litigation Support Services
Principal Animation LLC provides computer generated animations, multimedia legal exhibits, and demonstrative evidence for trial lawyers. In order to be successful in the courtroom, animations are designed to support an expert's opinion, eyewitness testimony, or litigator's line of persuasion. Principal Animation serves as a liaison between the witness and litigator, producing a visual both can agree upon. Animations are posted on the web at each stage of development for review and editing on the fly. Completed animations are typically transferred to a DVD, but the company can present demonstrative evidence in any visual format. The firm's team will set up all the necessary equipment on-site and operate it if necessary.
Areas of Expertise
Principal Animation's founder and lead reconstruction artist, Jim Tavernetti, has over 20 years of experience in computer animation and multimedia technology. Mr. Tavernetti has given expert testimony in numerous cases, including capital murder, attempted murder, self defense, aggravated assault, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. Our exhibits are designed for unintrusive litigation support. The technology is easy to use and integrates seamlessly into courtroom proceedings. The visualization process is thoroughly tested and documented. For this reason, all of our graphics have been admitted into evidence or successfully used in discovery. Both prosecution and defense teams have used our services.
Principal Animation's founder and lead reconstruction artist, Jim Tavernetti, has over ten years of experience in computer animation and multimedia technology. Mr. Tavernetti has given expert testimony in numerous cases, including capital murder, attempted murder, self defense, aggravated assault, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. Jim also works as a Professor of Computer Animation at the Art Institute of Phoenix.
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Associate and Professional Certifications.
Legal Experience & Services
Principal Animation's founder Mr. Tavernetti has given expert testimony in numerous high profile cases, including capital murder, attempted murder, self defense, aggravated assault, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide.
Association for Computing Machinery
Seminars & Training
-Advanced Modeling and Animation
-Advanced Lighting Techniques
-Materials and Lighting
-Principles of 3D Modeling
-Hard Surface and Organic Modeling
Articles Published by Principal Animation LLC
Juror Expectations: Successfully Utilizing Forensic Animation in Courtroom Proceedings
As our society becomes increasingly saturated with technology, jurors will expect the use of more complex and accurate visual aids in the courtroom. Jurors, especially of the younger generation, have come to count on visual media to augment their understanding of a topic.Read Article