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David Liban

Alumni of SUNY Oneonta
David Liban has worked in the television and film business since 1987. He has produced and directed numerous independent productions that vary in style from fiction to documentary to television studio production. Hes been a professor of Film and TV since 1996, and is currently an Associate professor and the Chairperson for CU Denvers College of Arts & Media, department of Theatre, Film and Television. Libans films and videos have received numerous awards from both national and international film festivals. His recent film, Looking for Mr. Miyagi is currently available on Amazon Prime and is being aired internationally. His film Mortal Lessons is a documentary about death, dying and living life has aired on The Documentary Channel and was awarded an Emmy in the Cultural Documentary category in July 2010. Liban was also nominated for an Emmy in the Best Director category in 2010. Through PBS distribution and cablecast airings, this film has been available for viewing to over 26 million households. His previous film, Carhenge: Genius or Junk? was also aired nationally on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2002 Liban received a Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Award to Porto, Portugal where he taught television production. In December 2009, Elsevier Press/Focal Press published a book Liban co-authored called, The Video Editors Guide to Soundtrack Pro. Professor Liban is currently working on a documentary about victims of sex trafficking.
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David Liban of Centennial Named SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction Honoree

David Liban of Centennial, CO, Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado, Denver, has been named a 2015 SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction honoree. Liban g...

October, 16 2015 - SUNY Oneonta
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David Liban received an Emmy award in 2013 for his documentary called Mortal Lessons (available for free on
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In 2001 David Liban received a Fulbright Scholarship where he taught film in Porto, Portugal.
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Currently a black belt in Shotokan karate. I first started karate while a student at Oneonta from 1982-85. I also made a feature length documentary about my quest for my black belt. The film is available on Amazon Prime and for rental at
Associate Professor, Chairman of Film and TV at University of Colorado Denver
August 2004 - Present
Associate Professor. Area Head Production Program at University of Colorado Denver
Teaching all levels of production and post-production for film and television.
August 2004 - Present
Video Editor, Producer, Director at Tinyfist Films, LLC
I am contracted to produce, direct and edit a variety of television and film projects. Corporate, Documentary, Educational, Training and Narrative products. Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Photoshop.
January 2001 - Present
Assistant Professor, Director of Electronic Media Program at George Washington University
August 1999 - June 2004
Assistant Professor at The University of Memphis
August 1995 - June 1999
Professor of Video at Savannah College of Art & Design
August 1994 - June 1995


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