A year long short documentary shot in the fall of 2016, Burning Ring is a classic sports tale of a team and a captain battling against long odds to win a national title. Centered on the perspective of Noah Saul, Burning Ring tells the story of Raleigh Ring of Fire’s cinderella run at the 2016 USA Ultimate Club Championships
I work as both a reporter and videographer for Ultiworld, the premiere new site for ultimate in the US. I have worked on multiple live video productions of national championship events in almost every division while also reporting on ultimate programs and athletes throughout the Southeast. You can sample my work below and find more at: Ultiworld.com/author/hsowder
Ultiworld Writing Samples
I Bleed Baby Blue: Hector Valdivia and the story of the University of Wisconsin men’s ultimate team.
From Darkside to Seaside: J.D. Hastings and the story of UNC Wilmington’s 2017 season.
Hard Work Pays Off: Henry Babcock Delivers a Title and a Donovan: Henry Babcock’s MVP performance during the 2017 D-III College Championships.
Air Force Flying High After “Monumental” 2016 Nationals Run: The Air Force Academy’s rise to national relevance in D-III ultimate.
Ultiworld Shooting Samples (Camera Operator)
USA Ultimate College Championships 2018
US Open Club Championships 2017
After volunteering part time to do video and media work with the Raleigh Flyers in their first two seasons, I became an integral piece of the Flyer’s staff writing, directing and producing content for the team while assisting the coaching staff with game day operations. Under my direction the Flyers have expanded their reach on social media with 5,000 + followers on facebook and 300+ subscribers on youtube. On July 4th 2016 one of my clips came in at #7 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
The Road to Montreal – 2017 Southern Division playoff hype reel.
Competitive Ultimate Training
In March 2017 I started working with Competitive Ultimate Training to expand media content engage current and potential campers and coaches.
CUT Camp Coaches at the College Championships: Reflections of CUT Camp coaches following the 2017 College Championships.
CUT Camp North Carolina: 2017 recap of CUT Camp in North Carolina.
Sample Video Reels (Camera Operator & Editor)