Cinematographer. Editor. Storyteller.
Erick Steiner is a cinematographer and editor based out of San Francisco. Upon winning his first film award at age 16, Erick began a career freelancing for local businesses. Since 2007, he has filmed and edited countless corporate, documentary, promotional, fitness, and informational short films for government, notable businesses, and high profile clients, some of which include: Genentech, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Erik Heins—President of the CTA, Care Practice, Dgree, and The Vitality Center in San Mateo.
In 2010, Erick was formally trained in producing and assistant directing by industry professionals through a mentorship program at Studio BAYCAT in San Francisco’s historical Bayview Hunter’s Point District. There, he collaborated with members of the community who portrayed characters similar to their own socio-economic background in the style of Italian Neo-Realism.
In 2013, he began managing the Film Festival Distribution Team for the independent film “Saltwater,” There, he collaborated with the director at weekly meetings to coordinate the post-production workflow, as well as develop the film festival calendar to anticipate the costs, quantity, and frequency of suitable film festivals.
In 2015, Erick majored in Cinema at San Francisco State University, where he wrote and directed The Light Iron Award winning thesis film “The Highwayman”—an official selection by SFIndyfest’s Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. In 2016, he produced the thesis film “Submergence.” The film, much of which was shot under water, went on to over 8 film festivals and won several awards including “Best of Fest” at both the Humbolt International Film Festival and Speechless Film Festival.
Erick is currently the in-house Video Producer for the City of Foster City's social media outreach efforts. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and cooking.
Best Visual Style, Collective at the Coppola 2014
Universal Studios Hollywood Team Member Film Festival 2018
Finalist, for Music Video "Shadow Boxing"
San Francisco State Unviersity Film Finals 2016
Winner, Jury Award for Short Film "Submergence"
San Francisco State University Film Finals 2015
Winner, Light Iron Post-Production Award for Short Film "The Highwayman"
The 48 Hour Film Project 2014
Winner, Best Choreography for Short Film "Gus Versus Chester"
SFSU Collective at the Coppola 2014
Winner, Best Visual Style for Experimental Film "City of Rain"
CCSF City Shorts 2013
Official Selection, Experimental Film "City of Rain"