Manager's minute: Ryan Dunsmore
Feb. 3, 2010
The temperature has already dipped below freezing, the calendar turned to a new year and a new decade and Big 12 Conference play has begun. So, there is no better time to give the Texas fans another in-depth look at our program.
I’m Ryan Dunsmore, team videographer. This is my third year working with the team, and my fourth year with the program. During my freshman year, I interned for Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach Todd Wright before assuming Women’s Basketball videographer duties.
As the videographer, my job has two parts -- filming and clipping. Most of what I film is used for self-evaluation. Getting a second look at a practice or game allows the coaches to see where we are excelling and areas where we need improvement. Video is vital to preparation before a game. Video doesn’t lie, and the coaches will know our upcoming opponents backwards and forwards after they watch film.
When I’m not breaking down film, I get to be more creative with editing and help make highlight films that showcase the best of our season.
The University of Texas has supplied the team with the best tools in the nation to do our video work. We have the ability to put the game clock on each of our game videos, very similar to what you see on ESPN. And, I must point out, this equipment is not light -- it weighs more than 130 pounds total, and goes with us on every road trip. With all the heavy lifting, I’ve tried to sneak into one of the team’s massage sessions.
The computer program we use is state of the art and is an enormous time-saver. Our software allows us to freeze plays and diagram them, catalogue our video clips by play, create videos of one player’s minutes for the entire game and many other complicated tasks. The team has come a long way in my three years, and so has the technology -- the coaches now prefer DVD to VHS, and clip their own videos.
My time with the Texas Women’s Basketball is priceless; I’ve seen all the sights, from the U.S. Virgin Islands to beautiful Lubbock, Texas. I’ve probably collected enough frequent flyer miles to circle the globe twice. And as a proud UT student, my closet is full of Longhorns apparel, and I likely won’t have to buy another article of burnt orange clothing for the rest of my life.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this inside look at Texas Women’s Basketball.