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Seminar Title:  
Demonstrative Preparation from the Crime Scene to Court Room

DATES:  6/22/2020 through 6/22/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Sheldon Borenstein

LOCATION:  Webinars - , , WEB  

HOTEL:   - ,   

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $75.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Sheldon Borenstein has over 33 years of classic animation, storyboard illustration, anatomy, and master figure drawing experience. This unique set of skills has enabled him to work in a vast number of areas providing his expertise and knowledge where needed. He has worked on television shows including: Fat Albert, Tom and Jerry, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. His feature film experience includes: Space Jam, Quest for Camelot, Fern Gully, and Swan Princess. He worked as an art director for marketing agencies as well as doing illustrations in the art department for aerospace programs. He has 18 years of experience in advertising working as an account executive managing large print advertising projects. He also was a consultant for a variety of fields including: video games, education, and most recently homicide.

In addition Sheldon has 30 years of teaching experience. He has given lectures at schools throughout the country. He taught a training program for Warner Bros. feature animation that involved training over 100 new recruits and employees. He also taught at Warner Brothers' United Kingdom, Disney Animation, Denmark, and Texas locations. He has 20 years of university teaching experience. He taught classical figure drawing at California State University Northridge for two years. He has over 16 years of teaching experience at San Jose State University where he is currently teaching figure drawing and anatomy for animation. He is also currently teaching foundation drawing, painting, and design as it applies to feature films at Chapman University's Dodge Film School.

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Course Objectives


  • List of notions that the student will take away from the course
  • Definition of demonstrative evidence
  • Definition of what can be used and not used in the courtroom
  • Showcasing why it is necessary to utilize visual aids in the courtroom and why it is beneficial and advantageous
  • Welcome to Art School!

  • The three basic shapes of drawing
  • Core fundamentals of drawing directly from the Renaissance
  • Working alongside an artist during a case and providing the necessary information to effectively visually represent the case file
  • Homicide Cases

  • Visual representation of homicide cases
  • Blood Spatter

  • Description and visual representation of various typologies of blood spatter that occur in crime scene locations
  • Homicide Cases (Continuation)

  • Trajectories and their visual depiction applied to actual homicide cases
  • Crime scene identification utilizing physical and trace evidence
  • Trace evidence utilized as a measuring device in a crime scene
  • Analyzing injuries on a body to determine the location of a crime scene
  • Utilizing the concepts and terms learned in art school to reconstruct the scene of the crime and prove or disprove a hypothesis
  • Aaron Hernandez Case

  • Thorough visual depiction of all art work utilized during the trial
  • Arson Cases

  • Comparison between arson and homicide, differences and similarities in the scientific terminology utilized in both fields
  • Analysis of various arson cases through visual representation of the case file
  • Facial Reconstruction

  • Determining age and the identification of the three different racial groups from a skull
  • Case study depicting the process of utilizing animation to reposition a face
  • Identification of criminals through photo reconstruction
  • Clay sculpting versus drawing while reconstructing a face from a skull and the similar results both methods can yield
  • Portfolio and Artwork

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