Saturday, June 09, 2012

Eye on the lion

"Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky looks over at the media as he leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the first day of jury selection begun in his child sex abuse trial on June 5, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children."

I had the privilege of getting back to State College to continue working the unfolding story of the Sandusky child sex abuse trial. I'll be there next week, too.

By all means, it's not glamorous, but it's a must to document for the newsworthiness.

Last week, the two days I was stationed in Bellefonte, Penn., for the jury selection, the schedule was the same. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky would arrive with his attorney around 8 a.m. and leave sometime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. In other words, the important images were documented in all of a minute combined - that is aside from features and such that took up the rest of the day.

I got creative and setup some remotes to double cover the walk into the court house and will do the same next week. But this was one of my favorite frames which was shot through the windshield of his attorney's SUV. I can't say what he was thinking because I don't know, but I do know he was looking over at the hoards of media recording his every move.

It will be interesting to see how the trial plays out and how the community reacts, too.


Blogger Christopher T. Assaf said...

Very, very nice.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:56:00 PM  
Blogger Christopher T. Assaf said...

Nice. Very nice.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Logan MB said...

Beautiful image man - this wasn't one of the remotes? Assuming you were manning this camera, for focus reasons...

either way, really nice work

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Patrick Smith said...

Assaf and Logan, thanks. This was not one of my remotes. This was handheld.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:18:00 AM  

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