Laney College

Steve Shlisky

Steve Shlisky

Steve Shlisky

Contact Info


Office Hours

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Professional Work

  • Nearly 40 Years Television Production experience in the San Francisco Bay Area (KTVU, KICU & KNTV). Local Programming (producing, writing, editing) short form (:10 to :60) PSA, promotional, and commercial spots; long form (1:00 – 5:00) news stories, sales presentations, and feature segments; and ½ hour to 2 hour entertainment and documentaries programs.
  • Co-Chair and Instructor – Laney Media Communications Department (DSLR, Video Production, Audio Aesthetics with Pro Tools, Advanced Editing, Work Experience Media Literacy).
  • College instructor at San Francisco State University (BECA Department – NLE Editing on Media 100).
  • Steve Shlisky Productions – Video, DSLR and Still Productions – Produce local videos for Non-Profit agencies (Opera Frontier, Cat Town, Hopalong Animal Rescue) Corporate Clients (Stockton Symphony, Santa Clara Parade of Champions); Short scene adapted from the novel: Edgewise by Jan Stites


  • MA – Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department (BECA), San Francisco State University
  • BA – Radio Television with an Emphasis in Film, San Jose State University
  • AA – with Distinction, Drama, Cabrillo College

Profession Associations

  • NATAS (National Association of Television Arts and Sciences) San Francisco / Northern California Chapter
    • Current Programs & Activities Chair
    • Chapter President (2016-2020)
    • National Trustee (2014-2018)
    • Education Committee Chair (2010-2016)
    • Contributor to “Off Camera” NATAS’s Monthly Publication

Awards and Honors – Video Production

  • Activist Aria: More Perfect Union” (Editor)
    • -2021 Bronze Winner, The Telly Awards
    • -2021 SemiFinalist, SF Indie Short Festival
    • -2021 Official Selection
                 -Universe Multicultural Film Festival
                 -Toronto International Women Film Festival (8-18-21)
                 -19th Oakland International Film Festival (8-24-2021)
                 -Berlin International Art Film Festival (9-2-21)
                 -Hollywood Women’s Film Institute:  Hollywood Women’s International Film Festival (9-25-21)
  • 14 local Emmy awards (based on 60 nominations, including four national Emmy nominations)
  • Silver Circle Inductee (NATAS 2014)
  • Governors’ Service Medallion (NATAS 2013)
  • Governors’ Citation (NATAS 2021)
  • 6 Radio Television News Directors Association Awards
  • Associated Press’s Mark Twain Award
  • 14 Telly awards
  • 7 Joey Awards

Awards and Honors – Academic

  • Benjamin P. Draper Award (in recognition for writing about the media)
  • 14th Annual SFSU Research Competition (first Runner-Up Graduate Participant in Creative Arts and Design Division)
  • Best Feature Story Society of Professional Journalists (1978)