|| About the History DVD Series
SoonerVision, the video production unit for the University of Oklahoma's Athletics Department, is creating the most comprehensive DVD series ever issued on the history of Sooner football.
The History of Oklahoma Football DVD series is being produced and directed by Brandon Meier, assistant athletics director/broadcast operations and Jacob Potter, director of programming and production for SoonerSportsTV.
"From the time Brandon joined our staff, he talked about this project," said Kenny Mossman, senior associate athletics director for external operations. "The final result is truly stunning and something in which Oklahoma fans can take great pride.
"The amount of work that SoonerVision poured into this effort, including the location of and refurbishing of hours of vintage video, is amazing. This DVD reflects that hard work in its incredible thoroughness. Even those fans that have soaked up every ounce of OU history will see and hear things that have never before been made available to the public."
Meier said his staff was determined to provide the most definitive piece ever done on Sooner football. "We understand the passion of our fans and worked to produce a piece that would meet their standard," he said. "We set out to tell the comprehensive story of this program from a fresh perspective. I believe this is something that will provide hours of enjoyment to OU fans."
The SoonerVision staff began with 8,000 films in its own library and worked to get those identified and transferred to a digital format. Meier estimated that more than 8,000 man hours were invested in getting the project completed.
"I'm pleased with the final product," Meier said. "It tells some stories that haven't been told before. I find myself enamored by the old film, how they played and how the stadium looked. It's easy to get caught up in all of that. The footage is great."
Part I: Birth of a Champion
Chronicles the rise of the program with a focus on the Bennie Owen era. Released in 2010.
Part II: Legacy of Winning
Encompasses the Bud Wilkinson era from 1947-63. Released in 2011.
Part III: Dynasty of Championships
Examines the national championship teams of 1974, 1975 and 1985. Released in 2012.