Delta Gamma Anchor Cup Tournament

This audio slideshow focuses on Delta Gamma’s annual Anchor Cup, a soccer bracket tournament that raises funds for their philanthropy, Service For Sight. This slideshow features Amelia Schwartz who created the event alongside one of Delta Gamma’s Vice President’s Anna Holcomb. Through Amelia’s interview in addition to Paxton’s, director of T-shirt creative for Delta Gamma, I sought to tell the story of what goes into the making of Anchor Cup, what it consists of, and who benefits from the event. I did this through the use of photos featuring Delta Gamma members, both Amelia and Anna, as well as Paxton featured in the shirt as well as participants in the soccer tournament, including volunteers that coached teams.

I chose to photograph these people to provide a full understanding of what the event entailed beyond what Amelia and Paxton said. I purposefully did not fully correlate images to what was said in the interviews because there was so much more to the event than what was said. The drawback of the interviews was the lack of comfort ability with handling interview questions, and I believe that had I given the questions to the interviewers ahead of the time I would have received more illicit responses. The process of integrating the audio and photos was not easy, after editing the audio on iMovie to remove my voice asking both interviewees the questions in addition to any awkward pauses, the photos would not effectively move into the slideshow without the audio self-deleting. I will try and use different outlets such as Final Cut for the upcoming projects in order to avoid the iMovie flaws I have discovered when creating this audio slideshow.

The point of this slideshow however, was to capture the “moment” of the event and the feedback that captured all the details that go into the event and fundraising for the philanthropy, rather than a perfectly crafted interview that didn’t highlight all the work that goes into the event. I chose to use photos of participants and players, such as the shot of a player on the ground rather than capturing the messy table of snacks that was an amenity to participants rather than a strong benefit to the event or charity. Choosing to interview Amelia at a distance from the event rather than on the field certainly helped with audio quality that was a bit harder to censor background noise when interviewing Paxton on the field. In the future, removing all interviewees from their respective areas for an interview for clarity purposes is definitely a point to always keep in mind.

2 Responses to Delta Gamma Anchor Cup Tournament

  • Mackenzie Dykes
    Mackenzie Dykes says:

    I think you did an excellent job of getting a variety of photos for this assignment. There is a good variety of long shots and close up shots. Also you did a good job matching the photos to what the interviewee was discussing, for example when Paxton was discussing t-shirt design, you had great shots of the tank tops!

  • Isabel Raitt
    Isabel Raitt says:

    I agree with Mackenzie, I really like the variety in your photos. You did a great job taking photos from lots of different angles and distances from your subject. It kept your project visually appealing, on top of the very insightful interviews you got from Paxton and Amelia.

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