Barton Bishoff is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and musician.
In 2010, he founded DoF Media LLC in San Francisco, a company which produces documentary films. Most recently, DoF Media is partnering with KTF Films to produce Theory of Obscurity, about the avant-garde music and art collective known as The Residents.
Barton began his career in broadcast journalism in Rockford, Illinois as a photojournalist, later working for KLAS (CBS) in Las Vegas and WDJT (CBS) in Milwaukee. At KNTV (NBC) in San Francisco, Barton produced and shot special feature stories and directed Tech Now!, a syndicated news magazine show about Silicon Valley. A 5-year stint at Yahoo! Inc. followed where Barton produced video content and worked with broadcast outlets, facilitating stories about the company.
Bishoff's career in broadcast journalism has been recognized with 9 Emmy Awards, 18 Emmy nominations, over 20 Associated Press Awards, RTNDA awards, and the Edward R. Murrow award for Best Documentary as the director of "Close to Home," a film about 9/11.
As a guitarist and pianist, Barton has performed and recorded with such artists as Tiny Little Blackouts, Miles Nielsen, Harlan Jefferson, The Snaggs, Kelly Steward, Erik Applegate, The Famous, The Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, Jeremy Buck and the Bang, The Gomows, and Bun E. Carlos and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.