Sunday, August 2, 2009
Athletics Media Guide Goes Interactive
With the economic downturn hitting states like Florida the hardest, the athletics departments of several Florida public universities opted against printing their football media guides for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. The University of South Florida, where I currently work as the chief photographer, opted to save the $180,000 that it spent over the last two years on printed guide and go with a web-based interactive media guide. It can be viewed here: USF Media Guide.
I have been fortunate to establish a great working relationship with USF Assistant AD for Communications Chris Freet since he came to USF more than a year ago. I photographed a significant amount of the imagery in the guide over the past three seasons of USF football including images of Raymond James Stadium, Super Bowl XLIII and the USF Campus. "Your work carried the piece, thank you for your diligence," said Freet to myself and photographer J. Meric in an email.