Joshua Adams

Assistant Professor


304B Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 - 11:00
or by appointment


Joshua Adams

Joshua Hunter Adams is a film/digital film production professor who has worked (and continues to work) in the film and television industry, from Eastern Canada to Los Angeles California. His areas of specialty are: no-budget film production, location filmmaking, directing, the Hollywood model, screenwriting (the Sequence Approach) and digital production. He has also served as Director of the SUNYWide Film Festival. He lives currently lives in Oswego with his dogs and two amazing kids.

Classes taught


CSS 235/810 TR 9:35-10:55 142 Marano CC
CSS 335/800 TR 11:10-12:30 142 Marano CC
CSS 435/800 TR 12:45-2:05 315 Park Hall

CSS 235 INTRO TO CINEMA PRODUCTION-Introduction to Cinema Production presents the basic concepts, techniques, and processes of cinema production. Throughout the course the student will learn how to write, storyboard, shoot, and edit an electronic motion picture. Digital post production processes will be introduced. Narrative, documentary, and experimental theories will be discussed, and the students will participate in directing and producing a final short film for a public screening.

CSS 335 INTERMEDIATE CINEMA PRODUCTION-The goal of this course is to create a solid foundation in the art and discipline of motion picture filmmaking from pre-production to postproduction. Students will apply organizational techniques in planning their film production, filming, editing and output to a screening of their peers. The course will also stress the importance and procedures of preparing for and entering films into festivals.

CSS 435 MOTION PICTURE DIRECTING-Students will study methods, techniques and lessons attributed to the craft of directing and acting for motion pictures. Students will study and gain a conceptual understanding of story, as a concept, and dramatic structure as well as the exploration of emotional and psychological relationships between characters and self in visual conditions. Lastly, they will collaborate on multiple productions.