THE SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY COMPANY

With Record Settlements in DC,NJ and UT.

Specializing in Day in the Life, Settlement Video, Settlement Documentaries, Mediation Video, and Settlement Brochures

We’ve even seen certified CLE’s endorsing non-professionals and non-professional tools to help attorneys assemble their own day in the life or settlement videos. We couldn’t disagree more. Filmmaking is still a major in college. Your client’s shot at settlement should be in the hands of trained professionals. Expertise in Medicine or Law should not be considered a substitute for film school when building a credible film for your mediation. You need a Filmmaker.

Filmmaking skills are unique. The training for Filmmaking is unique.

Big mistakes are always a requirement for a filmmaking education, these mistakes have no place in your day in the life or settlement video. Without true experience, any early film from a non-filmmaker will suffer some mistakes. We aren’t making videos for YouTube or TV. We aren’t making shocking news reports with swirling logos. We’re making clean documentaries to support the credibility of your Plaintiff. This is why we call our day in the life or settlement videos “Plaintiff Documentaries”. We must not depend on overly manipulative tools like music and trendy filters or sound effects. We should not even have a need to inject our point of view into your the day in the life or settlement film. The case is the exclusive property of you and your clients. We work on the case only to serve the story, the family, and your legal argument.

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Documentary filmmaking is always a challenge. Filmmakers who enter this arena need a patience and tenacity and solo work ethic that few other careers require. Settlement Video and Day in the Life filmmaking; however, is even more demanding. This speciality profession demands a filmmaker who not only understands the decipline necessary for credible documentary film work, but also one who appreciates the strict legal parameters of your jurisdiction. Your deadlines are demanding, the due dates are immovable and the stakes are high for your firm and for the rest of your client’s life. The emotional rewards for us, however are always worth the effort. The effect of these films are real and satisfyingly tangible. The results are directly measured and the subjects of the films are changed forever.

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This is why we have committed ourselves exclusively to this work. We are proud supporters of the legal community (we even helped a bit with Hot Coffee: the movie) We realize that every case might not have the budget for a day in the life film or settlement brochure. We also realize that we will not be able to do every case. As a support to our legal community however, we have put up some video to help educate you the attorney about some basic expectations you should have for your day in the life or settlement video shooter. Understanding these mechanics alone may not enable you to shoot your day in the life or settlement video yourself; however, these videos may provide useful when you are choosing a professional to film your case. We also consult for free. We are service-minded and are always here to help. To discuss your case feel free to email us or drop us a line.

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LifeNow On Video ShootWhy choose a Filmmaker? In mediation, your audience will be inherently skeptical to every word you present. The narrative skills needed in filming and producing the long-form documentary are distinctive and require extensive training. You need a video that can honestly present your case in the best light possible. From establishing truthful evidence to facilitating an authentic emotional moment, LifeNow Video provides the polished, professional footage that will maximize the potential to settle your client’s case.