Train Injury Case
We just got word of a settlement in a train injury case that kept us busy for a good portion of last Fall. We learned a lot about train operations in the process, making this an interesting job from start to finish. After weeks of trying to understand the finer points of how draft gear works, I had an “a-ha” moment when I stopped by the Portland Nursery, which happens to have a decommissioned caboose on site. Being able to crawl under the car and see how the parts fit together was invaluable in deciding how to represent them diagrammatically. We also got ample opportunity to refine a multi-tool animation workflow that included working in SketchUp, Keynote, Illustrator and After Effects.
The legal team really cared about their client, and left no stone unturned in their quest to present evidence in a compelling manner. Congratulations to Kirklin Thompson and Pope for concluding a long and difficult case, and for reaching a favorable settlement for their client.
Here is a sampling of the four animated exhibits that we developed for the project: