Joshua Adams

Assistant Professor


304B Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Fall 2018
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
1:00 - 2:00
or by appointment

Fall 2018 Schedule

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 2:20-3:40 225 Marano CC
CSS 335/800 TR 11:10-12:30 306 Marano CC
ENG 286/800 W 3:00-6:15 315 Park Hall

CSS 235/810 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 335/800 INTERMEDIATE CINEMA PRODUCTION-Advanced techniques for the production of short projects shot in digital HD formats with emphasis on preproduction, production and postproduction as the primary expressive tools of filmmaking.  Special attention will be given to the following: writing, legal paperwork, lighting, sound, traditional film editing, sync audio recording, ADR, collaborative production, and post-production workflow.  The goal is for the student to create short digital video projects of the highest quality image/audio in any genre and have an in-depth understanding of professional cinema production.

ENG 286/800 INTRO TO CINEMA AND SCREEN STUDIES-A critical introduction to the study of cinema and screen studies for CSS majors. Students will be introduced to strategies which will help them engage with cinema, including formal analysis of films, film theory, and histories of cinema with special attention paid to the Hollywood studio system. Both written papers (analysis and critical application) and film projects will be required. This course satisfies the Knowledge Foundations in the Humanities requirement of General Education, the Contexts category in the English Major and is the introductory course for the major in Cinema and Screen Studies.