Ted Koppel: Power Grid Warfare

I produced NPF’s interview with Ted Koppel for a new-to-Washington fellowship series, the Paul Miller Fellowship.  Koppel recently published a book of original reporting he did about the unfortunate state of infrastructure in the United States. 



As the director and producer of this piece, I was nervous about working with someone so experienced in studio production. In addition, the day we shot this, the studio did not have a lot of filler lights so all I had to work with were the harsh LED spot lights. 
I turned down the LED spots until I had his hair exposed properly. The exposure was ultimately successful when I balanced the in-studio lights with the aperture on the Panasonic robotic cameras. 
The result was a successful live video presentation that has been viewed over 1,500 times since March 2016.Working with Koppel was incredible; he is the consummate professional and yet completely approachable.