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Robert Newton

Founder / President



Robert founded Forensic Viz in 2014. He has worked for over 15 years as an expert in forensic 3D animation and more recently as an expert in digital media analysis.  Robert started his forensic career with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Board in Washington and continued with various forensic engineering firms.  He got his start as a forensic animator on tv with The Science Channel series, "Failure Analysis" about the world's great engineering failures.  From there he worked briefly on the visualization of next generation military technology for the Defense Department's DARPA program.  He and his partner Jeff Danner hope to keep Forensic Viz on the cutting edge of forensic visualization and analysis for lawyers, forensic engineers and accident reconstruction experts. 

Jeff Danner, PhD, Ch. E

Expert Analyst


Jeff is a PhD Chemical engineer who began working with Robert Newton and Forensic Viz as a consultant to Robert's work with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Board in 2003 to help develop 3D animations that explained the CSB's investigative findings.  Jeff helped develop our innovative approach to CCTV/photographic analysis, giving it a scientific rigor that can be easily defended in court.  Jeff acts as an interface with forensic engineers on large scale accident reconstructions.  Jeff has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and both M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has 18 years of experience in the chemical industry and has held senior management positions in major biotechnology firms. Jeff has extensive training and experience in safety incident investigation, root cause analysis and failure modes effects analysis (FMEA). 

Since 2014, Forensic Visual (formerly ESM-Viz) has been doing digital media analysis as well as producing advanced visualizations for law firms, engineering firms, scientists, government agencies, investors and medical professionals. We have developed innovative approaches for all of our disciplines. Our clients have been with us for many years. We're happy to provide referrals.

Software advances combined with experience and innovation in our production process have made visualizations affordable to a much wider range of clients now. Shoot us an email, give us a call, let us talk you through our process.

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 We will provide full animations upon request, but a great deal of our work is done under NDAs or as proprietary IP work product.  On this site you may see still images from work where clients have allowed us to use those still images but not the full animations.

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Forensic Viz is a division of Robert Newton Productions, LLC.