Entertainment Technology Full-time Faculty
Chris has worked in animation production for television, videogames and feature films. He has been teaching 3D animation production in the Entertainment Technology program since 2001. As the current chair of the Design Technology Department, Chris is committed to providing students with unparalleled instruction in the digital media fields.
David is a composer, technologist and game industry specialist. Previously, he worked with Yamaha Corporation of America as an evangelist for their game audio technology. David is currently professor of digital media in the Entertainment Technology Program. He continues to compose electronic music for the Internet and live performance.
In 1997, SMC asked Jim Keeshen to help start The Academy of Entertainment and Technology. Keeshen became the first full-time professor for the AET, wrote most of the curriculum, hired industry professionals as teachers, and advised on the software and hardware to be used. Before coming to the Academy, Keeshen ran his own animation studio in Los Angeles.
Originally from San Francisco, Walt Louie, a graduate of both U.C. Berkeley and SF State in the Broadcast Communications department, has worked as an editor in almost every program format. He is well versed in all aspects of post-production; creative offline, motion graphics, sound design, and finishing. Walt became full-time faculty in 2011 and teaches a number of the required courses.