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Inside the Insurrection

New work for Fordham Lawyer, Summer 2021 issue.

In Inside the Insurrection, Rep. Tom Suozzi, FLS ’89, recounts the harrowing day protestors stormed the Capitol building.

Inside the Insurrection on YouTube and Vimeo.

Suozzi was originally interviewed by FLS Dean Matthew Diller on Zoom. I combined portions of those remarks with his gripping first-person video of the day.

Also, in the magazine is Dean Diller’s message on the importance of connection and how the Law School’s dedication to service uniquely prepared the Fordham community to weather the pandemic and rise to the social challenges of our time.

FLS Dean’s Message – Summer 2021 on YouTube and Vimeo.


This was a two-camera shoot with the A-cam in a teleprompter. I used two Canon C70s and two of Canon’s fast RF prime lenses. The A-cam had a RF 50mm f/1.2L lens and the B-cam a RF 85mm f/1.2L. The A-cam shot wide open @ f/1.2 and the B-cam @ f/2.0. The A-cam needed more light to compensate for the teleprompter’s light loss.

BTS: Dean’s Message set. Two Canon C70s, teleprompter, key = two Litepanels Astras in DoP Choice Large Softboxes, back light = Litepanels Sola 4+. A camera to the left, B camera to the right. New York, New York. June, 2021.

The cameras recorded in 4K C-log 2 which on the C70 can capture in excess of 16 stops. It’s pretty amazing! I wanted to take advantage of the wall of the windows (camera right in the video, behind the BTS camera as seen above) and as is often the case, the light shifted just as we were about to start filming. Overcast skies cleared and some quick ND, light intensity, and room changes made up for the difference. That said, I still needed only two stops of ND.

BTS: Dean’s Message set. A and B cameras, Canon C70s. Camera framing preset in anticipation of the subject. New York, New York. June, 2021.