Video Photography Analysis Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Video Analysis, Photographic Analysis, Photography

Court Qualifications:

Qualified as an expert in Superior Court in the following areas:

Video Analysis
Photographic Analysis
Photography

Credentials:

Certified as a Forensic Video Analyst (2014 – Present) LEVA Certified in Forensic Photography and Imaging (1999 – Present)IAI
Certified in Forensic Video Analysis (2011 – 2016) IAI
Board Member – Forensic Photography and Imaging Certification Board 2006 – 2013, 2016 – 2019 IAI
Board President – Forensic Photography and Imaging Certification Board 2009 – 2010 IAI
Board Member – Forensic Video Analysis Certification Board 2013 – 2016 IAI
Committee Member – Forensic Comparative Science Committee 2015 – Present IAI
Committee Member – Imaging Subcommittee, VITAL, OSAC 2018 – Present
NIST Member of Editorial Board – Journal of Forensic Identification 2011 – Present

Work Experience:

Imaging Forensics 2004 – Present
Forensic Image Analysis – Consulting & Training
Newport Beach Police Department 1989 – 2004
Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Photographer and Fingerprint Examiner
Photomation Photo Lab 1986 – 1989
Custom Commercial Photo Lab Printing
George Reis Photography
Freelance Photojournalism and Commercial Photography 1982 – 1986
Los Angeles Times Staff Photographer 1980 – 1982
Gardena Valley News Staff Photographer 1976 – 1980

Training:

Click 3D Photogrammetry Course February 2021
Ai2-3D Forensics, On-line

Forensic Image Analysis with Amped Authenticate November 2020 Amped Software, On-line

Introduction to FFMpeg for Forensic Video Analysis August 2020 Resolution Video, Denver, CA

Adobe Premiere for Forensic Video Analysis August 2020 Resolution Video, Denver, CA

Forensic Image and Video Enhancement with Amped FIVE July 2020 Amped Software, On-Line

Video Evidence Training Symposium June 2020
InputAce, On-line

Deepfakes and the New Era of Multimedia Manipulation March 2020 RMIN, Phoenix, AZ

Improved Photography of Latent Impressions at the Crime Scene November 2019 Ron Smith & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

IAI Conference (Photo/Video Comparative Analysis, Photography) August 2019 Reno, NV

IAI Conference (Comparative Analysis, Photography) July 2018 San Antonio, TX

Forensic Video Workflow April 2017
InputAce, Denver, CO

Computer Forensics December 2015
X-Ways Forensics – Santa Cruz, CA

IAI Conference (Gait Analysis, Facial Comparison, Night Photography, UV/IR Photography) August 2015 Sacramento, CA

DVR Assessment and Video Recovery September 2014 Ocean Systems — Anaheim, CA

Advanced Video Analysis and the Law July 2014
LEVA — Indianapolis, IN

Statistics, Ridgeology, and ACE-V August 2013
Two N’s Forensics, San Diego, CA

Reflective Transformation Imaging December 2012
Cultural Heritage Imaging — San Luis Obispo, CA

Forensic Authentication of Digital Images December 2011 University of Colorado, Denver

Expert Witness Preparation and Testimony October, 2011 LEVA – C’Oeur d’Alene, Idaho

Processing Digital Multimedia Evidence June, 2011
LEVA – Indianapolis, IN

Forensic Image Analysis May, 2010
North Carolina State University

Advanced Forensic Video Issues February, 2010
LEVA – Black Lake, WA

Photogrammetry and Reverse Projection November 2009 FBI / LEVA – Ft. Worth, TX

Location Lighting in Photography November 2009
Los Angeles, CA

Photogrammetry with Photomodeler April 2009
Las Vegas, NV

Forensic Panorama Photography and Photogrammetry Applications August 2007 Panoscan, Inc. – Las Vegas, NV

Introduction to Photogrammetry May/June 2007
University of California, Riverside

Comparative Video Analysis June 2007
LEVA – Indianapolis, IN

Forensic Examination of Digital Video Security Systems May 2006 Resolution Video – Las Vegas, NV

Forensic Video Analysis and the Law May 2005
LEVA – Indianapolis, IN

Quantative Image Analysis May 2002
North Carolina State University

IAI Conference, Charleston, WV July 2000
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison

EPIC Fall School in Forensic Photography, Irvine, CA November 1999 Forensic Photography

IAFS Triennial Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA August 1999 Digital Evidence, Digital Imaging

IAI Conference, Milwaukee, WI July 1999
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison
IAI Conference (CA State Division), Whittier, CA
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison May 1999
IAI Seminars
Advanced Ridgeology Comparison Techniques May 1997
IAI Conference, Danvers, MA
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison July 1997
EPIC Fall School in Forensic Photography, Mesa, AZ Forensic Photography November 1996
IAI Conference, Greensboro, NC
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison July 1996
IAI Seminars
Palm Print workshop 1996
IAI Conference, Costa Mesa, CA
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison July 1995
University of California, Irvine Photoshop Techniques 1995
Otis Art Institute Photoshop Techniques 1994
Eastman Kodak Company Electronic Still Photography May 1993
IAI Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Forensic Photography, Digital Imaging, Fingerprint Comparison July 1992
SCAFO Annual Training Seminar Fingerprint & Questioned Documents 1992
SCAFO Annual Training Seminar Fingerprint & Questioned Documents 1991
Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Office Forensic Light Source Training 1990
California Department of Justice Basic Fingerprint Pattern Recognition 1989
Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Office
Automated Fingerprint Identification System Training 1989

Teaching Experience:

From 1992 to Present Reis has taught workshops and provided training in forensic photography and digital imaging technologies to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, and internationally. There are typically 20 participants in each workshop and an average of 15 workshops per year. Workshop attendees have been from large and small agencies representing police departments, sheriff’s departments, state and federal agencies. Reis has also provided in-house training in forensic photography and forensic image analysis to agencies that include the US Secret Service, US Army Crime Lab, San Francisco Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Alaska Department of Public Safety, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Singa- pore Police Service, etc.

Education:

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division 2010 – 2013
Photography Major
California State University, Long Beach 1979 – 1982
Philosophy Major
Los Angeles Trade Technical College 1977 – 1979
Commercial Photography Major

 

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