Teaching Philosophy

I have a passion for video storytelling and it still excites me even after years of doing this work. My goal is to share this passion in a friendly, relaxed classroom environment that is conducive to multiple learning styles. Video production is a craft, which is why I highly encourage students to go the extra mile and create opportunities to get practice beyond the usual assignments. The most successful students are those who take this initiative, who are proactive, resourceful, who value high production standards and are not afraid to step outside their comfort zone. These are the students who inevitably find work in their chosen profession.

About Me

Paul Daugherty is an award-winning producer. He earned his master's degree in broadcast journalism from CU-Boulder and has over 20 years of television experience. The majority of his career was spent as a producer/director at Rocky Mountain PBS where he produced numerous documentaries and public affairs shows.  His has since branched off into  producing nature and science documentaries and educational videos. Paul is the faculty adviser for the Emmy-winning student-produced video podcast series, CU Science Update. His original documentaries include Jump Steak, a “web-based doco” covering the issues and concerns surrounding the human consumption of kangaroos; the reality series Zoo Keeper Journal, (shot in Africa, Australia, and New Zealand); Space Class, an educational series for middle- and high-school students that was produced with NASA partners; Project Pisces, a NASA/ University of Hawaii at Hilo collaboration to develop habitation structures on the moon; Urban Ark – The Story of the Denver Zoo; the Emmy-winning Colorado.Now, a public affairs series; and Rocky Mountain Legacy. Paul also worked as videographer/editor for Covering Columbine, a CU documentary produced by JMC Professor Meg Moritz.  He and Meg also went to New Orleans a month after Hurricane Katrina to do a documentary about trauma and journalism. Paul is a Colorado native, but has family in Wellington, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. However, Paul considers Queensland, Australia his home away from home where he has produced documentaries about koalas and kangaroos.

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Preferred choice is by mobile phone, 303-588-5894. Email is fine, but replies may be delayed.


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