Vinay Shrivastava obtained his Master's degree in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He got his PhD in Cinema-TV from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has been teaching at San Francisco State University's Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts department for the last twenty years.
Shrivastava has worked in Bollywood and Hollywood film industries in more than 25 films in sound recording, production and direction departments. He wrote his textbook Aesthetics of Sound in 1996, which was published by Kendall & Hunt. He got the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 1999.
He has made presentations in many conferences including BEA (Broadcast Education Association), UFV A (University Film and Video Association), Hawaii International Arts and Humanities Conference, and others. He is currently working on his creative project "experiments with surround sound." He is also working as an associate Producer in feature film Woman From Georgia, an indo- American co-production.
His work interests are related to aesthetics of sound, surround sound, concert recordings, Asian media, and audio-video productions.