Vinay Shrivastava

Advisor: Audio Production, Sound Aesthetics, Emphasis: Media Aesthetics
Phone: (415) 338-1430
Location: Marcus Hall Building Room 361

Professor Shrivastava is on sabbatical for the Fall 2023 semester.

Vinay Shrivastava has worked in Bollywood and Hollywood, doing sound recording, production, and direction on more than 25 films.

Vinay Shrivastava obtained his Master's degree in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Ph.D. 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.

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