Stephen Mandel Joseph

Stephen Mandel Joseph is a published writer, art student, and filmmaking enthusiast. He has directed several Sci-Fi 3D animated shorts and a short drama film on video. He currently resides in New York City.

Lighting for video: The dos and don’ts

Our cameras run on light. They need it to produce a clear image that’s both meaningful and pleasing to the eye. Without enough light, you’ll be left with noisy, distracting footage.

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Editing remotely during a pandemic

Mike and Chris talk to the editors of Some Good News, the amazingly popular YouTube series hosted by John Krasinski. special guests...

What it takes to get archived footage for a documentary

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about what it took to get the huge amount of archived footage to tell their story.

What it’s like to release a documentary during the pandemic.

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about what it was like to release their film during the pandemic and how Netflix has filled the gap, so people could see it.

What it’s like producing a film with the Obamas.

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about what it was like working with the Obamas as producers for this film.

How to follow the story when creating a documentary.

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about their adventure following the story and what it takes to put that together in an interesting way.

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