Southern Africa Methodist University
Paul J. Joseph received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Framingham State College in Massachusetts, and later earned a master's degree from Emerson College in Boston. Both before and after his graduate work, he was employed for 6 years in the Boston area doing video work for a number of industrial clients. In addition to this, he produced several independent video projects, including an award winning documentary about Epilepsy. He began his teaching career at Emerson College's European Institute of International Communications at Maastricht, in The Netherlands. Here he began to take a greater interest in new video technologies and graphics design. He also further developed his skills in video electronics and engineering. He later put all of these abilities into practice while teaching at Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska. Upon arriving at Methodist University, Mr. Joseph helped to introduce multimedia technology to the already successful communications program. Some of the new developments in the program include non-linear video editing, DVD and multimedia authoring, graphics design, and the technology of the Internet. In addition to this, Mr. Joseph is continuing his research into 3-D animation and video production, and regularly produces indepentent video projects. In addition to this, he is also in the process of writing and publishing science fiction novels, most of which involve the use and abuse of future communication technologies. Mr. Joseph teaches Television and Video Production, Communication Theory, Multimedia Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, web page design, and Computer Graphics for Multimedia.
I am primarily interested in independent film production as well as video production for a variety of interests. I am also interested in interactive technologies and new applications for video and multimedia. I have worked with podcasting and other means of modern video/audio distribution. I have used 3-D graphics in multimedia and in independent film. Finally, I am interested in new approaches to multimedia and virtual reality.