• Our Faculty

  • Mark Devendorf - Video Production

    Mark DevendorfMark Devendorf is an Emmy award-winning writer, editor, and director known for Styria (2014), Rise of the Giants (2014) and Starved (2006). He was nominated for a student Academy Award for the short film Cassandra. He has taught filmmaking and screenwriting at New York Film Academy, Pierce College, and currently teaches at Cal Poly SLO.

    After graduating from U.C.S.C. with his bachelor’s in Film and Television, Mark moved to Los Angeles to work for Roger Corman’s script development department. He eventually started working as assistant producer and script supervisor for Chako Film International in Beverly Hills and Japan. There, he wrote the first draft of the film that became Piranha 3D. While in Los Angeles, he started writing and performing improv and sketch comedy with the Groundlings and ACME Comedy, which led to his directing several short comedy films and music videos.

    In his late 20’s Mark wrote and directed his first full-length feature, Negative Creeps, a post-teen comedy about a group of guys trying to help their shut-in friend meet the right girl. Afterwards, he pursued his graduate studies at San Diego State University, where he made a 15-minute sci-fi CGI film, Manumission, about the last human beings confronting the horrors of a vast universe.

    Mark received his M.A. in Film Television and New Media in 2005. His thesis film, Setting Sun, a single-take film noir about a dying man trying to right the wrongs of his sordid life, received the school’s Best Director award.

    Mark won an Emmy for editing the “An Inaugural Ride to Freedom,” which aired on PBS. Mark and Mauricio co-wrote and co-directed Curse of Styria, based on Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla. He’s recently finished editing and co-directing a feature-length documentary, Rise of the Giants, about the race to grow the world’s biggest pumpkin.

    Melissa Jones - Journalism

    Melissa JonesOffice: Rook Hall 132
    Phone: 503-594-3261
    Email: melissaj@clackamas.edu

    I love to tell students that journalism is so important, the job is written into the First Amendment. I've been a journalism instructor and newspaper adviser at Clackamas Community College since 2007. As a journalist, I've written for newspapers, magazines and the Web for more than ten years, including as a staff writer for The Oregonian and The Arizona Republic, covering everything from rafting the Grand Canyon to Oregon's retirement system. As a freelance writer, I've written about Oregon's coolest small towns and the biggest, tallest smallest sites in America in a book called Superlatives USA.



    • B.A. Anthropology, U.C.L.A.
    • M.A. Journalism, University of Michigan
    • M.A. English, Portland State University

    Courses Taught
    Reporting, Publications Lab, Newspaper Production, Editing and Design, Mass Media and Society, Multimedia Reporting

    Sue Mach - Screenwriting and Film


    Sue Mach has an MA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her first play, Monograms, was produced at Theatre for the New City in New York City, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Bloomsburg, PA, Portland Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR, and the Icaras Theatre Ensemble in Ithica, New York. The script, published by Rain City Press in Seattle, also received a Portland Drama Critics Circle Award. Her second play, Angle of View, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and received readings at Portland Repertory Theatre and Boston Playwrights' Theatre. For her third play, The Shadow Testament, she received a Woman Writers Fellowship from Literary Arts, Inc. This piece has been workshopped by Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, WA, Boston Playwrites' Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop. Her play, The Difficult Season, a collaboration with renowned jazz pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg, was workshopped at Artists Repertory Theatre. Her most recent play, commissioned by The Haven Project, is titled The Lost Boy. Sue has received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Council for the Humanities.


    • M.A., Boston University
    • B.A., Pacific University

    Courses Taught
    Playwriting, Screenwriting, Screenwriting Production, Drama Lit., Shakespeare, Mythology, Writing 121, 122, 123, 95 and 90.

    Brian Rose - Sound Engineering and Audio Recording


    Brian was born in Portland, OR in 1956. He began piano lessons at age 5, learned brass instruments in public schools, and became principal trombonist in the Portland Youth Philharmonic in 1976. Brian studied music at Clackamas Community College and Portland State university. He began playing professionally at age 17 and remains a busy and successful professional musician today.

    Brian also composes and produces music for video, film, commercials, multimedia projects, voice overs, video games, and music libraries. Brian's clients include NBC, Weidon & Kennedy (Nike), Will Vinton Productions, Bienvenido (Spanish Cable TV). Dornbecher Children's Hospital, Girl Scouts Columbia Council, and Creative Media Development. In addition he produces CDs for many bands and musical artists.

    Courses Taught
    Introduction to Media Arts, Introduction to Audio I, II, III, Electronic Music I, II, III, Recording at Home, Field Recording, Introduction to Music Business, Music, Sound, and Moviemaking.

    Thomas Wasson - Graphic Arts and Motion Graphics


    Thomas Wasson received his Master's Degree in Electronic Arts and Intermedia from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He has been committed to hybrid creative research, experimental technological production, as well as development and production in hybrid forms of art such as time-based media, digital animation, Motion Graphics and video art, installation, performance and sound art, and artists’ books and multiples.


    • M.F.A. - Electronic Arts/Intermedia - University of Hawaii, Manoa
    • B.F.A. - Sculpture - University of Hawaii, Manoa

    Courses Taught
    Animation and Motion Graphics I, II, III, Flash Animation; Design and Techniques, I and II, Digital Photography, Digital Graphics I, II, III, Documentary and Experimental Filmmaking, and Introduction to Digital Multimedia Communications

  • Contact our Digital Multimedia Communications Program

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: kellyw@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3034