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About Certified Legal Video Services, LLC

I am a highly certified professional legal and corporate video producer. I specialize in using professional video production techniques to produce affordable, high-quality, confidential and secure video deliverables for my clients in the legal and corporate environments.

I offer my services to your organization today. I have solid experience in every aspect of on-location video production, and I am professionally equipped in these areas: high definition P2 camera operator, Steadicam operator, teleprompter operator, lighting, grips, backdrops, on-site sound optimization and mixing.

Similarly, I have solid experiences in post-production: ingesting media in NLEs, professional editing (I am proficient on both Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer professional editing systems), FX work, cutting in license-free music tracks, transcoding, and DVD publishing. I can deliver these videos encoded in any format you want.

I produce promotional, educational or instructional training videos, and event videos. I am interested in fulfilling any needs you have in this area of production. I produce professional continuing education DVDs.

I am also equipped to produce motion-stabilized video for remote location recording (Steadicam) suitable for site surveys, real property videography, construction videography, and damage documentaries.

I can operate my equipment anywhere in the world, and I have extensive international experience as a legal videographer, which, along with my highly certified court videographer credentials, has been integral to my background in legal video production.

As with all my production work, I produce for the venue. I have an outstanding performance record as a legal deposition video producer both in the United States and abroad.

I am also specially equipped for any form of forensic videography, including specialty video involving multiple cameras and image enhancement devices. I have worked on all kinds of cases for plaintiff and defense counsel, ranging from transnational corporate cases involving corrupt foreign business practices (this work was performed at The Hague) to intellectual property and patent litigation, product liability, insurance fraud, wire and mail fraud, medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

With me, you have the confidence that all work is secure and confidential and of the highest professional quality. I look forward to working with you, and it will be my privilege to serve your organization.


17-01 Morlot Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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  • 5/5 stars

    I have worked with Howard Brodsky many times at depositions, mostly in NYC. Howard provide flawless and seamless videography service that is usually taken note of by lawyers. He doesn't need breaks to change tapes because he's all digital. He provides the court reporter with his mic'd digital audio, a real pleasure. He is reliable, accountable, extremely skilled, and knowledgeable. I unreservedly recommend him.

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Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. If you are a lawfirm you should know that you can save money by hiring the freelance certified legal video producer directly. Reporting agencies will deliver quality work: they have their reputations on the line - but you also pay more because our professional legal video rates are margined. Often times the bills are paid by insurance companies. We all understand that the insurance companies are in business to make money and the costs are always passed on to consumers and businesses in higher premiums and higher deductibles. Know who you're hiring. A CLVS or CCVS certified videographer has earned his/her credentials through rigorous testing and evaluation. Do you need to find a qualified legal videographer? Here's a link where you can find the best nationwide:

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We use only state-of-the-art digital high definition cameras and workflows to produce our video deliverables. We operate our equipment worldwide. We have extensive international experience as litigation videographers. We produce damage videos such as Activities of Daily Living and Settlement Brochures. We produce professional continuing education videos. We produce event videos, including shareholders meetings. We produce secure and confidential videos of corporate boardroom meetings.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I like meeting new people and forging enduring and productive business relationships. I enjoy satisfying my clients with high quality deliverables.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Are you available? What are your rates? Can you do this work?

I am highly flexible for taking on new assignments. My rates are very competitive. We can do almost anything with video to meet the needs of the client. We produce for the venue. I am a highly certified legal video producer and a commissioned notary in the State of NJ.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I have been certified by two of the largest legal video associations in the world: the National Court Reporters Association and the American Guild of Court Videographers. Over 80% of applicants fail the NCRAs CLVS written exam and another large percentage are weeded out for the practical exam. The certification process for the NCRA is also costly and time consuming and takes nearly a year to complete. I have passed all of the qualifying examinations from both organizations. In the case of the American Guild of Court Videographers I studied directly under the founder of the organization, Dr. Gayle Marquette, Ph.D.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am constantly kept abreast of current technologies and software for producing high quality video deliverables and I invest in the latest iterations of production software. I am a frequent contributor to the professional legal video forums and I maintain a blog on producing damage videos. I have also passed further qualifying examinations in specialized areas of legal videography, such as the NCRA's Certified Court Presentation Professional coursework and examination. I also subscribe to Joseph's Modern Visual Evidence to stay up-to-date on the case law and local rules relevant to legal video.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. You need to get yourself certified by either or both of the two professional legal video associations in the United States: The National Court Reporters Association and the American Guild of Court Videographers. This will require investment, study and examinations. If you pass you will be qualified to work in this field because you will know what it required of you and your video work will stand up in court. Otherwise, if you are competent to produce a video deliverable but unknowledgeable with procedure, you could not only waste your client's money, but cost them a case. You need to know the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 30(b)(4) and The Federal Rules of Evidence, Rules 1000 - 1004. You must also be mindful of the local rules and any court orders or stipulations, including stipulations of counsel. We also use professional video cameras - not consumer video cameras - to produce legal video. There is a chain of evidence and you must know how to manage your work. There is a procedure for recording a legal proceeding: you have to know what you're doing.

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A. What are your areas of specialization?

I specialize in legal video deposition recording. I employ state-of-the-art digital video production equipment and professional posting suites to produce high quality deliverables in any format requested by the client. My deliverables have been judged by my clients to be among the best they've ever seen in this industry - even for work that I have produced overseas! I can produce multi-camera depositions using specialized image enhancment equipment while applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence. I am an expert at producing damage videos: Day-In-The-Life and Settlement Brochures.

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