Joshua Adams

Assistant Professor


304B Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Spring 2018
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 - 2:00
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00
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 235/800 TR 2:20-3:40 174 Shineman
CSS 391/800 W 4:35-7:15 175 Shineman
CSS 491/800 TR 3:55-5:15 175 Shineman

CSS 235/800 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 391/800 FILM PRACTICUM-Film Practicum is an intensive, cerebral and physical exercise in the various approaches to filmmaking and videography. This course takes both conventional and experimental paths to help students expand their creative horizons. Students should expect to be “in production” constantly during the semester.

CSS 491/800 LOCATION-BASED FILMMAKING-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 10-15 pages in length on the first day of class. These scripts must be written, or acquired legally by the student prior to the first class meeting. A faculty committee will select TWO to THREE scripts from those submitted, based upon a live pitch by the writer/director/producer. The chosen scripts will go into immediate preproduction, and will be allowed to utilize the entire semester, in and outside class, for full completion.