Video editor looks back on Texan highlight reel

Dan Resler

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing senior staffers to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting mark (–30–) to denote the end of a line.

One of the first videos I did at The Daily Texan was about a professor who co-developed 3-D printing. I was so eager to get everything perfect that I made him stay twice as long as he said he was available as he painstakingly explained every detail and posed for dozens of video portraits. I then took all that copious footage and audio and edited it together into a simple three-minute video. In my time here at The Daily Texan, I have strived to get as much out of stories as I can while making them simple and accessible for our audience. In my time as video editor, I hope I’ve instilled those same values in my team. Every video is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It’s been a real honor to work with a great team throughout my time here. I’m confident I’m leaving the video department in very capable hands.