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Action Photography
Join action photographer John Vaeth for an in-depth look at the lenses, films and techniques that make sports photography an exhilarating pursuit. See how to take dynamic pictures of bicycle moto-cross, water-skiing, snow-skiing, basketball, diving, swimming, gymnastics and wrestling. Learn to adapt to any situation in which your subject can't or won't sit still.
03-0108 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Art Of Composing Pictures
Understand lighting and learn how to use it to improve your photographs by varying mood and emphasis. Also, includes a strong introduction to composition and framing.
03-5576 45 min. $ 19.95 ©1988

Art of Making Pictures: A Guide to Creating Art
Hosted by award-winning artist and author Lee Hanson, this program familiarizes the viewer with various art media available covering pen and pencil, tempera, crayons, collage, watercolor, markers and a brief introduction to anatomy.
03-0004 51 min. $ 29.95 ©1985

Art of Photo Composition
Prize-winning photos illustrate the value of strong composition in the creation of better-than-average 35mm pictures. Learn to bring out your own natural sense of design by following six simple guidelines for better photo composition. See how prize winners break, as well as abide by the compositional rules. Add impact to every picture.
03-0099 30 min. $ 19.95

Art of Videography
Presented with a refreshing style and simplicity, the techniques used may be easily applied to any situation. You'll see the principles at work in story plots and direct examples, with a wealth of information on virtually every aspect of videography. Repeated viewings will be required as you begin to master the greatest story teller ever...the video camera.
35-9083 60 min. $ 29.95

Basic Picture-Taking
Build better pictures from your 35mm camera of just about anyone or anything, step-by-step. Learn how to express what you see photographically. Get expert advice on how to take exciting, humorous and memorable photos of your favorite subjects. Improve your chances of snapping that "lucky" shot.
03-0098 30 min. $ 19.95

Basic Shooting
You'll learn about: shopping for a camcorder, button basics, light it right, reflector power, microphone techniques, lens look, filters for your lens, art of composition.
03-4010 47 min. $ 12.95 ©1994

Basics Of Taking Better Pictures
Learn the basics of shutter speed, lens openings, exposure meters, flashes, setting up shots and much, much more!
03-5575 45 min. $ 19.95 ©1988

Camcorder Class
Whether you've invested in a VHS, Beta or the new 8mm camcorder system, invest a little more and learn to use the system properly. This program is packed with information that will make your video projects look professional.
03-2171 35 min. $ 29.95

Camcorders: Shoot Like the Pros
Top professionals show you how to use a camcorder and how to shoot quality home videos. Includes shot planning, transitions, pans and zooms, lighting tips and editing between a camcorder and VCR. Easy to follow demonstrations.
03-9995 60 min. $ 29.95 ©1991

CBS/Fox Guide to Home Videography
A complete guide to home video camera use, including camera movement, framing and composition, lighting and sound, and how to plan your production.
03-0010 45 min. $ 29.98 ©1987

Choosing The Right Film, Lenses, And Advanced Flash Techniques
Various film types and various lenses can create a wide range of results that you can use to enhance your pictures. Learn how to choose the right type, size and speed of film and explore the uses of the wide-angle, normal, and telephoto lenses.
03-5578 45 min. $ 19.95 ©1988

Creating The Image
In three diverse locations - a studio in Kansas City, Martha's Vineyard, and Elko, Nevada - master photographers show how they achieve their award- winning and powerful black and white images. Scott Griswold, Nick Vedros, and David Burnett share their expertise and show you how to create fascinating and unusual images.
03-5570 50 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Creating The Print
Taking the shot is only the beginning of a photographer's creativity. The darkroom is his second stage and in this informative video three master black & white printers demonstrate various useful techniques and show you how they apply to every aspect of photography from fine art to photojournalism. Whether or not you make your own prints, you will learn how to direct this highly creative step.
03-5571 50 min. $ 19.95

Desktop Video - Computer video tips and techniques
35-4052 27 min. $ 12.95 ©1999

Desktop Video for Profit
This is the tape that shows you how to get involved in one of the most lucrative business adventures around today--video production. But don't expect to learn about doing weddings here. Instead, this tape shows a sensible, realistic approach to getting your video production business off the ground. You'll learn how to: raise cash to buy video equipment, how to decide what kind of videos to produce, secure profits before shooting any video, find people who want to buy your videos, how and where to advertise your videos, and how to make $10,000-$100,000 with how-to tapes. Warning: after seeing this tape you won't be able to sleep for days, you mind will be exploding with new ideas!
09-4001 60 min. $ 39 ©1992

Domestic Memories
The amateur documentary tradition is seen through the eyes of two photographers from northern Britain.
35-8001 60 min. $ 29.95

Duplicating and Editing Your Home Video
If you have access to a Video Camera, a VCR, and a TV, you can make quality copies, and even edit your home video. You will learn: practical safety tips; the world of signals, cables, and connectors; duplication; editing and dealing with common problems.
35-4016 35 min. $ 14.95 ©1996

Easy Home Videos
Features basic techniques on using a camcorder. Includes a discussion of video formats, camcorder operation, shooting techniques, video composition, lighting, improving sound and much more.
35-4008 60 min. $ 19.95 ©1994

Effective Use of Lenses
Deepen your knowledge of interchangeable lenses. Discover what lens focal length can tell you about angle of view and magnification. Learn to use the relationship between focal length and minimum shutter speed for maximum picture sharpness. Examine normal, wide-angle and telephoto lenses in terms of use, perspective and distortion. Start manipulating depth of field to your picture-taking advantage.
03-0100 30 min. $ 19.95

Existing Light Photography
Enjoy taking unobtrusive (without flash) pictures by natural light. Choose the proper film, filters and processing for different types and intensities of light. Discover how to judge, and work with, lighting situations encountered in everyday life. Improve your pictures of sporting events and those taken after sunset.
03-0101 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Focus on Glamour: Secrets of Good Photography Revealed
Travel to the Maledives Islands with international photographer John Kelly and four beautiful women and learn how easy it is to create spectacular photographs. Topics include types of equipment, compositing, and lighting, amoung others.
03-0016 50 min. $ 39.95

Glamour Photography
Peter Gowland's photographs of the female face and form have been appearing in magazines, books, calendars and ads for more than 35 years. In this cassette, Peter and his wife, Alice, take you along with them on several shooting sessions where they demonstrate ways to capture the beauty in their subjects for stunning results.
03-0114 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Guide to Outdoor Photography, L.L. Bean
The name L.L. Bean (of Freeport, Maine) has become synonymous with the great outdoors. Lefty Kreh is one of the finest outdoor photographers in the country. Put the two together and you've got this video program, packed with information on how to take better outdoor photographs-of people, wildlife, wildflowers and more. You will learn how to use natural light, compose a picture, what equipment you will need and why. And you will enjoy many memorable moments in the Maine wilderness with Lafty and his dedicated students.
03-0028 55 min. $ 29.95

Home Audio Video Operation and Repair Guide
For the do-it-yourselfer who wants to learn how to properly operate, care for and make minor repairs to home stereo and video appliances. Veteran broadcast engineer Harry Shelton demonstrates hook-up and operation of VCR's and stereos for time delay recordings. surround sound operation, etc. Simple repairs and cleaning are also shown.
35-4010 90 min. $ 19.95 ©1994

Home Video Hits: Great Ideas for Creating Better Home Videos
An entertaining, instructional video and booklet for beginning and experienced home videomakers. Introduces a step-by-step method that guarantees improvement by turning boring home videos into personal stories that are entertaining, memorable and fun to watch! Includes imaginative examples of home videos about family gatherings, holidays, children, vacations, sports and pets. Shows how to use a camcorder properly and suggests other practical uses for camcorders.
35-4023 54 min. $ 19.95 ©1996 0-9652140-0-1

How to Light for Videography
Lighting equipment, the concept of lighting, the control of light, creative lighting and basic safety are covered in this how-to program for the beginning videographer.
03-0020 30 min. $ 14.95

How to Operate a Camcorder
An excellent primer for people just starting in video, who need to cut through the confusion about equipment. Some offices and schools change camera operators on a yearly basis. This program is an outstanding teacher so that the classroom teacher can devote time to other areas. Areas covered are: what you need to know before you buy a camcorder, camcorder functions (what all the little buttons and knobs do and how to get the most from them), auto focus problems, lens adaptors, choosing the right kind of tape, battery secrets, choosing a tripod, trouble shooting (problems and solutions).
35-4044 30 min. $ 39.95 ©1997

How to Produce Your Own Special Interest Videos for Fun and Profit
Using basic video equipment, you can produce your own special interest video on any subject, in less than two weeks, and profit from it for the rest of your life. This shows you step-by-step how to do it. Covers: topic and title selection, pricing, getting free publicity, order-taking, duplication, packaging, fulfillment, distribution, business procedures and lots of marketing tips.
35-4018 90 min. $ 49.95 ©1996

How to Profit Making Special Interest Videos
A complete business plan for creating and selling a "how to" or special interest video (SIV). The video is divided into 10 modules which cover: how to choose a money-making topic, how to price a video, and how to identify markets. Plus, how to script, shoot, edit, advertise and successfully market a special interest video. Optional detailed manual available.
07-4258 150 min. $ 49.95 ©1995

How to Properly Compose Your Photograph/Video
What makes the difference between an ordinary video and one that sparkles with the videographer's skill and creativity? How do you compose a photograph that the viewer will want to look at for a lifetime? This basic program combines the secrets used by professional photographers... which carries over to proper composition for the videographer. Topics discussed: "Rule of Thirds", how to eliminate obstacles, ways to overcome backlighting problems, creative camera techniques, Murphy's Law: What to do when things go wrong, and how to make your photographs/video tell a story. The instructor on this video is a college professor, retired law enforcement officer, FBI trained. He goes into easy to understand, step by step information regarding composition in any camera lens.
35-4041 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1997

How to Put Your Photos on Video
Learn how to turn your photos into exciting video programs! See your favorite slides, snapshots and prints come alive on your television screen. It's's fun!
03-4023 28 min. $ 24.95 ©1994 1-884198-00-7

How to Record Sound for Video
This program shows and tells how to listen like a microphone, how to eliminate ambient noise, how to add sound afterwards. It also covers innovative uses of sound and audio legalities you need to know.
03-0019 30 min. $ 14.95

How to Shoot Better Home Videos
A non-intimidating, instructional video for the novice that emphasizes home video fundamentals and family fun. No unnecessary technical jargon! Hosted by Mike Wood, a professional videographer who guides the viewer through camcorder basics with simple explanations and lots of video examples. If you own a camcorder you'll definitely benefit from this video.
03-4022 35 min. $ 19.95 ©1993

How to Shoot Home Video: The Basics
A "must" program for the beginning home videographer covering the basic techniques of sound, lighting, composition and directing.
03-0018 30 min. $ 14.95

How to Shoot Sports Action
How-to tips for shooting eight different sports, including equipment, camera placement, sound techniques, and dramatization of the story.
03-0022 30 min. $ 14.95

Images with Imagination
03-0113 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Imaginative Use of Filters
Explore these interesting add-ons that feed your creative impulses. Discover the versatility of a polarizing screen and the practical and psychological joys of color conversion filters. Find out how to let one filter do the work of several, how to fine-tune your color slides, how to add softness, blur, star bursts, rainbows, even mind-boggling, multi-image effects to your pictures.
03-0102 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Introduction to Desktop Video
Give all your videos the professional touch! The experts at Videomaker have produced these desktop video segments to enhance your techniques and increase your knowledge of DTV.
35-4017 35 min. $ 12.95 ©1996

Introduction to Photography
Basic photographic instruction for learning how to get the most from your 35mm camera and how to start taking pictures you can be proud of. Learn how to get sharp, correctly exposed pictures instead of fuzzy, faint near-misses. Start capitalizing on such camera features as adjustable shutter speeds, lens openings, built-in exposure meters and interchangeable lenses. Increase your percentage of good results.
03-0097 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Kodak Presents How To Make Better Home Videos
Designed for every skill level of video-camera user, this easy-to-understand instructional guide covers every essential area, from basic operation and maintenance to making good sound recordings and using light to improve picture quality. Learn how easy it is to tell stories and relive memorable events by using a video camera.
03-5569 45 min. $ 19.95 ©1989

Kodak's How To Take Better Pictures
If the pictures you just picked up disappointed you, this video program is just what the doctor ordered. Filled with simple, "easy to understand" information, it can help anyone take better pictures. Travel around the country, from vacation spots like Sea World to a child's birthday party, and gain valuable tips on making your photos the best they can be.
03-5568 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1988

Language of Light
Begin to understand the nature and qualities of light. Learn to recognize and control light direction. Work with contrast to bring out the best in your subjects. Use the color of light to express your moods or feelings. Turn even bad weather lighting conditions into opportunities for atmospheric pictures.
03-0103 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Lighting Techniques
Join the experts at Videomaker as they examine the lighting techniques that will help you turn your videos into top-notch, professional-looking video productions.
07-4262 30 min. $ 12.95 ©1996 8615745073

Fifty basic shooting and production techniques. Covers: Children, Weddings, Sports, Lighting and lots of professional tips. This tape has been rated highly by critics and is recommended as an introduction to using home video equipment.
03-6637 30 min. $ 19.95

Magic Moments: Capture Them in Pictures
A program for people who aren't "photographers," but rather "aim and shoot" picture-takers who want to improve their skills. Comes with a pocket-size photo tips card.
03-1966 30 min. $ 19.95

Make A Family Video Album
Make a family video album: use a home video camera, simple techniques demonstrated, and creative ideas.
03-5064 32 min. $ 19.95 ©1989

Movie Magic
This brings you the very best special effects from Hollywood's biggest movies. In addition, this program takes a fascinating inside look at the special effects created for the blockbuster hits. You'll see techniques such as computer graphics, blue-screen and stop motion animation, motion control, blue-screen and rear-screen projection.
03-8066 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1990

Nature Photography
Join wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen in Grand Teton National Park for an insider's perspective on the joys of photographing animals in their natural environments. Get up and out early to photograph ducks, geese, osprey, swans, even elk and moose. Learn what lenses, films, shutter speeds and techniques to use. Camouflage yourself and your camera to take pictures of birds attracted by decoys and callers.
03-0111 30 min. $ 29.95 ©1985

Pencil of Nature
This program follows the technical and aesthetic strides made by the early practitioners of photography.
35-8000 60 min. $ 29.95

Photographers and Their Films
Look at color and black-and-white films with an improved eye. Learn to choose the right type, size and speed of film to meet your particular picture- taking needs. Get an insider's understanding of why photographers sometimes choose a black-and-white film or a slow color film. Find out how to turn the "wrong" film into a good, sometimes even great, spontaneous picture!
03-0104 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Photographing People
Focus on photography's most popular subject - people! Discover how to make a subject's face "light up" rather than "freeze up." Learn to make choices that will flatter your subject with indoor as well as outdoor settings. Perfect posing and camera-handling techniques that will transform you into a popular photographer.
03-0105 30 min. $ 19.95

Photographing the Nude with James Baes
James Baes presents a step-by-step instruction in directing a model, lighting techniques, backgrounds and props, creative composition, filters and special effects. Appeals to both the professional and amateur photographer.
03-0044 42 min. $ 29.95 ©1982

Prize-Winning Pictures
Eavesdrop on two photo experts as they talk about what turns a picture into a prize winner. Find out how you can improve your chances of clicking a "lucky" shot. Practice seeing the world with an imaginative eye. Learn when, where and how to look for the contest picture. Discover how to plan a posed shot so that it looks spontaneous and how to capture a spur-of-the-moment shot with prize-winning ease.
03-0106 30 min. $ 19.95

Professional Videography Techniques Made Easy
Includes advanced camera techniques, how to maximize your camcorder's features, how to "shoot for the edit", in-camera editing techniques, how to shoot "film-style" and "video-verite". Plus, you'll learn the secret to great videos, and the 12 essential inside tips shared among professional camera operators in broadcast television.
35-4019 60 min. $ 35 ©1993

Scenic Photography
Join scenic photographer Abi Garaman for a breathtakingly beautiful look at the Grand Tetons. Practice composing scenic photos, framing them to lead a feeling of depth, manipulating their horizon lines and varying them by choosing different camera angles. See the effect of different focal-length lenses on a frequently photographed cluster of pines. View a barn in just the right position amidst picturesque mountain peaks.
03-0112 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

Secrets of the Professional Videographer
Secrets of the professional videographer, for all levels of camcorder enthusiasts. Will give viewer a strong foundation in the art of videography. After practicing these easy to follow methods, your videos will become much more interesting and dynamic. This program takes the mystery out of producing good quality videos.
03-4067 30 min. $ 24.95 ©1995

Setting Up a Low Budget Video Studio
This video will show you how to put together a "full featured" video studio on shoe-string budget. A studio you can use to earn a good income by producing TV commercials for your local cable system, training tapes for industrial and corporate clients, video catalogs for local businesses, and even music videos for local bands. On this tape you'll find out about: Editing Gear, Mixers, Cameras, Lighting Systems, Special Effects Equipment, and putting together a studio with sets, props & backdrops. Watch this tape before you try to set up your own studio--it'll save you a lot of time, money and headaches!
03-4004 60 min. $ 39

Shoot Like A Pro
Learning to take professional quality photographs will be easy and fun. You'll learn: camera handling, equipment care, lighting-natural and flash, composition, and special techniques for people, action, night shoots, children and more.
03-0116 46 min. $ 39.95

Special Interest Video - Marketing Action Plan
Fun, easy and affordable things you can do right now to really sell thousands of copies of your own videos, at full price...faster than you can duplicate them! This video and workbook package shows you how to create your own workable plan that sells more of your videos, gets you more new customers, and makes you more spendable money. You'll learn how to maximize no-cost and low-cost marketing techniques that work to make you money automatically! Plus, you'll learn all about Market Research, Test Marketing, Creating Your Systematic Marketing Plan, Advertising, Direct Mail, Dealing with Distributors, Selling to the lucrative Library Market, Marketing Tips from fellow Special Interest Video Producers, Other Profit Possibilities, and lots more.
07-4256 120 min. $ 89.95 ©1995

Using Filters, Creative Techniques And Photographing People
Discover how lens filters can create new and exciting pictures. Learn the pro's secrets for photographing people, in candid and portrait style.
03-5577 45 min. $ 19.95 ©1988

Using Flash
Brighten your picture outlook with automatic or manual flash equipment. Learn how you can improve on natural lighting with a "dash" of flash. Discover the advantages of bounce flash, multiple flash, even painting with flash. Come to know your flash equipment so that you'll think of it as a helpful, photographic companion.
03-0107 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

VCR Programming Made Simple
Finally a new instructional program that turns even the biggest klutz into a master of VCR technology. You learn how to set your VCR's clock and record any TV program so you may watch it later. Learn how to program a variety of VCR models, including older ones that don't have on-screen programming. Plus a lengthy section outlines precisely how to set up the popular VCR+ for recording. Shows you what you need to know step by step in easy to understand terms.
35-4029 30 min. $ 24.95 ©1996

Video Action - Your Guide to the New Social Justice
Video is revolutionizing the way we communicate. It's a form of literal expression that everyone can understand, regardless of literacy. Now the affordable camcorder has put this powerful medium into the hands of ordinary people everywhere. And activists have seized this opportunity -- they are using video to change the world. You will see in Video Action how a woman changed an Indiana state law with video; how another activist shut down a huge factory with her camcorder; how two college professors are using video to attack injustices everywhere; how a fisherman in Alaska is fighting to make sure no one forgets the Exxon spill. You will see these stories and others; plus you will learn the basics of activism and learn to get the most out of your camcorder.
03-4155 45 min. $ 39.95 ©1994

Video Editing
This instructional program on editing will teach you: how to hook up your camera and VCR for editing; the ins and outs of Edit Controllers; Editing-lean and tender; Desktop Video; the future of it will affect video acquisition and editing; Special Effects, hands on demonstration; Titles with Style- from press on letters to broadcast quality electronic characters; Adventures in Sound Editing-explore the nuances of audio, sound effects, music and more.
03-4021 42 min. $ 12.95 ©1993

Video Reflections: How To Tape & Interview Your Relatives
Excellent step-by-step instruction to help record family memories and preserve them for future generations. Included with this program is the Complete Video Reflections Guide featuring 75 questions to ask and special easy-to-do video techniques as well as a genealogical chart to complete and share with other family members. Same as 20-4330.
35-4021 20 min. $ 19.95 ©1996

Videotape Editing: From Concept to Completion
Video editing is fun if you know how to do it right. Stop boring your viewers with unedited footage. Now you can watch an actual editing session in progress, and learn from a network TV Pro how to apply broadcast techniques to produce exciting, professional-quality videos. Equipped with two VCRs and the simple techniques demonstrated, you can begin editing immediately.
35-4020 70 min. $ 50 ©1993

Way I See It
Four experienced professional photographers talk about how and why they selected their specialties and what tricks of the trade they have discovered over the years. Learn from a people photographer who likes to portray active subjects in natural settings, a nature photographer, an action photographer who tries to be in the right place at the right time, or a scenic photographer who insists that you leave your imprint on every picture you take.
03-0109 30 min. $ 19.95 ©1985

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