Had the priviledge of photographing Bum Bright before his death back in 2004. Wanted to try this technique of combining a still photograph with motion. I saw it used in a TV series intro.
Bright was known for publicly supporting his alma mater, Texas A&M University, and its athletics programs. After the Texas A&M football team upset the University of Texas in 1967, he had one million matchboxes with the inscription “Tee Hee Hee: Texas A&M 10, Texas 7” printed and distributed throughout the state of Texas.
He served as the chairman of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents from 1981 to 1985. In 1991, Texas A&M named him a Distinguished Alumnus. A&M also presented him with the Sterling C. Evans medal in 2002.
Bright donated an unrestricted contribution of $25 million to Texas A&M in 1997. In 2000, he donated another $5 million to support renovation of the school’s football stadium, Kyle Field. Two buildings on Texas A&M’s campus bear his name: the Bright Athletic Complex and the H. R. “Bum” Bright Building.