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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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Using a video camera as an art tool. Advice on using it for landscape, wildlife and portrait work.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 52

Ten tips for making better videos with a camcorder.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1995 (v.85#12) pg. 50

How to get steady camcorder pictures when not using a tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1991 (v.98#5) pg. 54

How to override the autoexposure system in a camcorder to compensate for metering inadequacies.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1992 (v.99#5) pg. 24

White balancing your camcorder. How to achieve natural-looking colors and whites that look white.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1992 (v.99#10) pg. 66

Great movies don't just fade away. Advice on when to use the camcorder fade control and some alternatives that are more interesting.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1992 (v.99#12) pg. 30

Start-and-stop camcorder technique. Use to make things appear, disappear, or change into something else. The secret to using this technique is a tripod-mounted camera and no changes in focal length or composition between shots.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1993 (v.100#3) pg. 28

Five ways to use your camcorder at holiday time. Ideas include a video greeting card, a video thank you note, and others.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1993 (v.57#7) pg. 32

Tips on avoiding "jump cuts" when making videos.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1995 (v.59#2) pg. 80

How to shoot stills with your camcorder. Tips on improving the quality of your video images and converting some to still photos.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1997 (v.61#10) pg. 71

Perfecting the pan. How to move the camcorder to achieve effective panning shots and transitions.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1999 (v.63#10) pg. 29

Camera moves. How to achieve different types of camcorder moving shots. Part 1. Tips and techniques for making smooth, professional moving shots.
VIDEOMAKER Dec 1994 (v.9#6) pg. 21

Camera moves. How to achieve different types of camcorder moving shots. Part 2. The aesthetics of camera movement.
VIDEOMAKER Jan 1995 (v.9#7) pg. 17

Camera work. Understanding what your camcorder exposure system does, how it works, what its limitations are, and how you can take command of it.
VIDEOMAKER Feb 1995 (v.9#8) pg. 17

Camera work. Shot language. Why we need shot names (long shot, closeup, high angle, ...) and what they mean in videomaking.
VIDEOMAKER Mar 1995 (v.9#9) pg. 16
Added Info VIDEOMAKER Sep 1995 (v.10#3) pg. 6

Camera work. An introduction to the various buttons (controls) which are found on most video cameras so that you can understand how to achieve better control of your equipment.
VIDEOMAKER Apr 1995 (v.9#10) pg. 14

What's your angle. How to vary your camera shooting angle in order to add variety, add drama, enhance the illusion of depth, change perspective, etc.
VIDEOMAKER Nov 1995 (v.10#5) pg. 15

An exploration of camera angles, why to vary them, how to vary them effectively and how to match them to the action.
VIDEOMAKER Jan 1996 (v.10#7) pg. 16

Beating the contrast monster. A look at contrast problems and ways to overcome them.
VIDEOMAKER Feb 1996 (v.10#8) pg. 111

Learning what automatic video camera controls do, how they do it and when to override them.
VIDEOMAKER Mar 1996 (v.10#9) pg. 16

When the camera moves. How to make a stable camera shot without a tripod. Also describes camera moves that create visual impact.
VIDEOMAKER Mar 1996 (v.10#9) pg. 79