New Faculty: Brian Antonson
Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer
September 11, 2012
Brian Antonson, Communication Studies
Education: B.A. in film and video from University of Notre Dame; M.A. in media ecology from New York University.
Experience: Full-time teaching experience at DeSales University and filmmaking work with Paper Route Productions and CBS News. Shot last year’s Super Bowl, “Paranormal State” and “30 Days with Morgan Spurlock,” among other projects.
Most interesting thing about you that students wouldn’t suspect: “I’m a fourth-degree black belt in an Okinawa form of traditional martial arts, Shorin Ryu. I love to fight, even though I’m a pacifist. Unfortunately, I frequently pass out at the sight of my own blood – clearly a significant weakness.”
Impression of SRJC/Santa Rosa: “Very nice people. The move out here from New York has been surprisingly easy, due in large part to the seemingly unending flow of patient and pleasant people. Must be the wine, or the water or something.”
If you weren’t teaching at SRJC: “I’d be back in New York working at CBS News and likely shooting some crummy new reality show.”
Advice for students: “You have to be excited at what you do. That excitement is the key to creativity, to hard work, to happiness.”