All Burton Academy of Arts, Media, & Entertainment students are inquisitive and collaborative learners who apply their skills to serve local and global communities and use technology to solve real-world problems. They are prepared for professional success and are critical consumers and producers of technology and media.

Mr. Singer's AME juniors visit Dolby Laboratories on 2/28/19 to pitch short films, get an interactive tour, and hear from a career panel.

Mr. Chow's AME sophomores visit 826 Valencia to create podcasts.
Check them out! 1/30/19 & 2/6/19


Eric Chow
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English/Arts Media & Entertainment Teacher
Location: Room 220
Classes: English/European Literature, Broadcast Media 3
Office Hours: Monday/Thursday 3-4:30pm
# of years teaching: 25
Originally from: San Francisco, CA
Hobbies: I love to eat and create new dishes, reading and discussing books and getting lost on new trails on one of my bikes.
Connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @chowsir,
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Addt'l info: Come check out our AME Broadcast Studio!

Mr. Chow is proud to be one of the lead teachers in the Academy of Information Technology. With a Bachelor's Degree in English from UC Berkeley, Mr. Chow has taught at Burton for 15 years and is very excited about AME because it prepares students not only to be ready for college but also to be responsible and resourceful citizens of the information age. Even though he requires his students to use computers, cameras and other digital technology, he reminds them that the heart, the mind and infinite imagination are their greatest weapons.
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to see Mr. Chow on the English page.

Douglas Knight Singer

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Digital Media and Computer Science Teacher
Classes: A.P. Computer Science C.S.P.,
A.M.E. Broadcast Media II
, and College & Career
Location: Room 222
# of years teaching: 15
Originally from: San Francisco, California
Hobbies: Hanging out with my wife and daughter! Composing and jamming music with friends (I mostly play piano, guitar, bass, and drums), gardening, chess, and PS4 (especially Madden online head-to-head and Fortnite!).
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Douglas Knight Singer was born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay. He has been teaching at Burton since 2004. He received his B.A. from UCLA and his M.B.A. from the University of Oregon. He has worked professional in the entertainment industry since he was in high school, driving to auditions in San Francisco. He later worked at DreamWorks SKG for six years in motion picture distribution before deciding to transition into teaching, which has become a passion!


Broadcast Media I (10th)

You will create graphic arts while learning about art and high-end professional computer programs, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Through presenters and field trips, you will learn about the Media Arts industry. Your main units will be to publish your own graphics, website and animation.

Broadcast Media II (11th)

Broadcast Media II provides a hands-on introduction to digital video. The course guides students through all phases of digital video production, including pre-production, planning, and pitching, executing and managing a video shoot, and editing and post-production. Students also develop their graphic design and web skills, as well as explore social media. Finally, students have a chance to discover and plan for the types of careers that exist in digital media and design today.

Broadcast Media III (12th)

In Broadcast Media III, seniors apply their Academy skills and knowledge to take on social enterprise projects that not only benefit the Burton community but also provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the industry. In collaboration with Adobe Youth Voices, KALW, San Francisco Ed Fund, and BAYCAT, seniors will produce a regular broadcasting program for the school community.