Author portraitABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Peter Utz received his bachelor's degree in physics and his doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Massachusetts. He has worked in the television and audiovisual fields for 30 years as a television producer/director, instructional media director, teacher, studio designer, and consultant. He has produced and directed more than 500 instructional TV productions for the City University of New York. He has also published Video User's Handbook, an industrial TV reference guide; 5 editions of Today's Video, a comprehensive 700 page text on TV equipment, setup, and production, Manual Moderno De Equipos de Video, the Spanish version of Today's Video, second edition; The Complete Home Video Book, a comprehensive handbook on the setup and operation of home video equipment; Do-It-Yourself Video, A Beginner's Guide to Home Video; Create Excellent Video; and Making Great Video, handbooks for camcorder enthusiasts; and Recording Great Audio, and Introduction to Audio, manuals for recording and reproducing sound. He has published over 295 articles in media and television journals such as AV Video, Videomaker, Video Systems, Videography, Popular Photography, and Camcorder and Computer Video magazines. After supervising the Instructional Media Department at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ for 17 years, he has retired (yeaaaaay!). He can be reached at or 5207 Echo Pines Circle East, Fort Pierce, FL 34951.