Captain Shelton retired from active and reserve naval service several years ago. He was a photojournalist skilled in several facets of his profession and has an extensive background in Soviet and Chinese studies. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. His duties required that he travel throughout the world and with particular emphasis on the Far East.

Shelton earned his Bachelor of Science degree (Physics) from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, and his Master of Arts in Cinema from the University of Southern California. For several years, he produced a host of information motion-media shows, winning over forty awards in national and international film competitions and festivals. He was elected a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and the Information Film Producers of America.

Shelton has published extensively in trade magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and commercial publications. After retirement from the Naval Reserve, he completed his book Communicating Ideas with Film, Video, and Multimedia, which earned the Best of Show award in a major publication competition. He continued his writing by publishing his first novel St. Catherine’s Crown. In addition to the published books noted in this blog, he continues to write on his favorite subjects: historical fiction of the near past, monographs on documentary film/video production, photography, and ghost-towns of the west.







  • Captain, USNR (Ret.)

  • Communication analyst and information theorist

  • Over 30 years experience in all phases of information motion-media:

      •      Production

      •      Management

      •      Contracting

  • Publishes extensively on motion-media topics

  • Frequent lecturer, workshop leader, and speaker

  • Former National President of Information Film Producers of America

  • Manager, Blue-Ribbon jurist, and juror in major motion-media competitions (AVC, CINE, IFPA, ITVA, STC)

  • Khartoum, Finalist in the Historical Novel category, Writer’s League of Texas, 2013 Publications Competition.

  • Communicating Ideas with Film, Video, and Multimedia, Best of Show, Society for Technical Communication’s “Spotlight Awards” publication competition.

  • Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication

  • Fellow of the Information Film Producers of America

  • Award winner in over 50 motion-media competitions and festivals

  • Eugene C. Keefer Memorial Award, Information Film Producers of America

  • Photographic Department of the Year, Professional Photographers of America



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