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Clark, Pat Ryan Instructor


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research overview

  • Mr. Clark's research and creative interests have grown beyond traditional documentary practice to incorporate new modes of content delivery and experiential storytelling. Virtual reality, projection mapping, photogrammetry, full dome planetarium production workflow and experiential design have constituted the majority of his research and creative efforts during his time at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is interested in new methods of interactive storytelling and how they can be combined with traditional documentary practice. Using these ideas, he is working to redefine how artists, designers and audiences understand their world.


  • documentary, film, journalism, virtual reality, 360 video, video instillation, experimental film, interactive media, media production



courses taught

  • CMDP 2500 - Introduction to Media Practices
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Working in design groups, students will explore the expressive potential of media through the production of short projects, discussions, readings, formal analysis, and critique. Provide a basic introduction to media practices as an extension of visual thinking and through approaches to storytelling, and hybrid media forms.
  • CMDP 2600 - Creative Media Making
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Focus on developing an understanding of the principles, forms and aesthetics of media production. Working in design groups on small-scale media preproduction and production exercises, screenings and critiques, students learn creative solutions to problems in realizing expressive media projects. Formerly CMDP 2600.
  • JRNL 2001 - Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Develops news-gathering skills for work in news enterprises. Students learn skills for working with technologies used in news reporting and in storytelling for various media formats. Students are introduced to a range of technologies for recording, editing and producing. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2000.
  • JRNL 4874 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Special Topics
  • JRNL 5001 - Media Technology Boot Camp
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Offers a foundation in the technologies of journalistic storytelling across a variety of established and emerging media platforms, such as print, television, radio, online publications, blogs, social media and emerging forms of communication. Students will emerge from the course with basic competence in the technical tools they will need as journalists.


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