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Joshua Adams

Assistant Professor


309 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Spring 2017
Monday & Friday
12:00 - 1:30
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

Spring 2017 Courses

CSS 335/800 TR 2:20-3:40 315 Park Hall
CSS 392/800 TR 3:55-5:15 175 Shineman
CSS 491/800 W 6:10-9:00 315 Park Hall

CSS 335/800-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.

CSS 392/800-This course will study the history and practice of the film festival in a global and national viewpoint. Students will get hands-on practice of curating their own mini-film festival, and have possible opportunities to attend and submit to various festivals locally and around the world. Students will learn the importance and valuable lessons of why film festivals exist, and their role in the independent, neophyte, and veteran filmmaker's career.

CSS 491/800-Location Filmmaking is an intensive, long-form venture into the fundamentals of independent filmmaking, without the comforts of a campus/studio/sound stage. Students will be required to submit one screenplay of 15-25 pages in length on the first day of class. These scripts mus be written, or acquired legally by the student prior to the first class meeting. A faculty committee will select TWO (2) scripts from those submitted, based upon a live pitch by the writer/director/producer. The chose scripts will go into immediate preproduction, and will be allowed to utilize the entire semester, in and outside class, for full completion.

Prerequisite: CSS 235 or BRC 235, and ENG 286