The Film: The Baltimore Shoot
January 12, 2012
The third road stop for the TWJK Crew, 83 Studio Productions in Baltimore, MD. The site host was Joe Carlozo ’73, a man of “The Grand Experiment” with a unique and powerful story about the Program’s influence on his life. A close friend of John Cappelletti ’73 since college, the two continue to lovingly abuse one another on a regular basis by phone. Two amazing men, two totally different stories.
The location of the shoot was in a light manufacturing industrial park on the outskirts of the city. The studio’s neighboring tenants made the shoot a technical challenge at times, especially for Allan, the sound technician. With an occasional loud whistle from the after school rec center penetrating the common wall of the building, Alan would yank his headphones and grimace. How ironic. Obviously, he never experienced a Paterno run practice! He would have a shot to edit. The guys being interviewed couldn’t escape the whistle and high pitched Brooklyn accent screaming in the ear hole of their helmet. He received no sympathy from the guys of Black Shoes, Basic Blues, No Names on the Jerseys. Get your earphones back on, Alan, and get in the game!
Guys brought various mementos from their time at State. They poured over them like kids on a Christmas morning. A highlight was Matthew Rice’s ’06 painting he carried into the studio. A stunning portrait of Coach Paterno with the crowd of Beaver Stadium in the background. It is titled, “Virum Perfectum”, meaning, Unto Perfect Manhood. The gentle giant is a talented artist and a special soul.
Men came, men stayed, and guys from different decades told stories with the same theme, but with different characters. The constant? The Coach, the teachings, the impact. New friendships with a common bond.
Below you’ll find some select photos from our Baltimore shoot. (Click each photo to enlarge.)