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Joshua Adams

Assistant Professor


304B Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Fall 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
1:00 - 2:00
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

Fall 2017 Courses

CSS 335/800 TR 2:20-3:40 142 Marano CC
CSS 435/800 TR 11:10-12:30 101 Lanigan Hall
ENG 286/8CF MW
258 Marano CC
170 Shineman

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 435/800-Students will direct specific set-pieces through where they will learn to understand how camera placement, lighting and sound will let the action speak to the audience in the way the filmmaker intends.

The class will also allow the students the opportunity to develop their ability to connect with actors to fine-tune and construct a performance. Students will cast and be cast by fellow directors, and work on scenes and other samples for several weeks; therefore, bringing their respective actors to performance level by presentation and blocking, and shoot their final piece with the help of cinematography students.

ENG 286/8MF-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.