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American Guild of Court Videographers

Phone: 1-866-688-8441
Contact: info@agcv.com
Web site: www.agcv.com
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Founded in 1995, the AGCV is the world’s largest legal video Association with members located throughout the world. It is also the only legal video association that exclusively trains and certifies its members in all aspects of legal videography. Membership is restricted to professional videographers as the AGCV does not train amateurs in the use of their audio video equipment. The AGCV emphasizes the importance of meeting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence and their corresponding state rules. Its manual, “The Complete Guide to Forensic Videography” is considered the “Bible” when it comes to legal videography.

As a professional videographer, you need to be a part of the expanding legal videography profession. The truth is legal video is exploding all over the nation as the U.S.A. has become the most litigious nation on the planet! With just the China drywall, Toyota and B.P. oil ompany’s law suits, which are now being filed numbering into the thousands, the lawyers from coast to coast are in desperate need of qualified legal videographers that understand the court approved rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence. It has become a fact that the worse the economy is the better the legal video business becomes as people are becoming more desperate during the economic down turn and are turning to the courts for justice.

The AGCV is the only legal video association that trains and certifies their members to produce the complete list of video documents that are now being used in the pursuit of justice. Depositions, Mediation Videos, Activities of Daily Living Documentaries, video recording of the Will Execution Ceremonies, Pre-Nuptial Agreement signings, a necessity rather than an option with the legal profession which calls for professional videographers that know exactly how to produce them.

The AGCV can be contacted on the web at www.agcv.com and the listing of our AGCV certified legal videographers can be found at www.legalvideographers.com.

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  • VideoMaster-Pro
    The American Guild of Court Videographers additionally has a wholly owned division where they manufacture the VideoMaster-Pro, a complete all-in-one video deposition equipment kit manufactured at their plant headquartered in Casper, Wyoming. Their web site is www.videomasterpro.com. The AGCV can be contacted on the web at www.agcv.com and the listing of our AGCV certified legal videographers can be found at www.legalvideographers.com.
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Articles Mentioned
CourtDV: Establishing Your Certified LegaL Video Business
Gayle Maqquette | When training and becoming certified as a legal videographer, a candidate should be taught to follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence for producing a video recording of testimony under oath. The evidence they will produce can then be accepted in any court in the United States.
CourtDV: Uses and Requirements of Legal Videography
Gayle Marquette | Historically, video has been used mostly by trial attorneys; however, it can be used effectively by attorneys in almost every phase of law. Video makes possible tremendous savings of time and expense. The attorney should never think of video as an added expense but rather as a cost-saving use of modern technology.
CourtDV: Opportunities in Legal Video
Gayle Marquette | Because video-evidence content is controlled by the federal, state, and district courts, it is important to know just what will or will not be deemed admissible in a court of law. As you may already know, this will also be controlled by the judge in any specific court. Trained and certified legal videographers have become expert consultants to the legal profession in producing visual evidence for the courts that is effective, complete, and convincing, and gets the desired results.
Court DV
Legal videography has grown by leaps and bounds as digital video and DVD have emerged as common litigation tools, and made searching for the “Perry Mason” moment upon which cases often turn a simple matter of timecodes, syncing, and indexing. Much broader than taping depositions, the legal videography field presents unique challenges to videographers looking to expand their shooting scope.