Jim Owens has worked and taught in the video and television industry for almost 30 years. He has worked on local, regional and national productions. Owens' international television work has included ten Olympic broadcasts and has taken him to over twenty-five countries. He is the author of the Video Production Handbook Fourth Edition and Television Sports Production (both published by Focal Press), and has had over thirty articles published in television and broadcast magazines in the United States and Europe. Owens is chair of the Communication Arts Department at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1981.