Adjunct Faculty and Multimedia Designer/Manager, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
Brian Staszel is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Design where he teaches Graduate Prototyping. He has been the Multimedia Designer for the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute since 2002 and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers School of Filmmaking, Photography and Digital Media. In addition to keeping the art of Super-8, 16mm and other classic film formats alive, he is interested in creating immersive, interactive narratives in 3-D spaces that blend emerging filmmaking technologies, design, and robotics.
His video work at the Robotics Institute has been credited in programs produced for PBS and The Discovery Channel. He made contributions to the RoboWorld and Robot Hall of Fame exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center. Brian has also produced award-winning work in collaboration with CMU’s Human Computer Interaction Institute.
Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon, Staszel was a Multimedia Programmer with Brady Communications who worked on a team that produced interactive projects for clients such as PNC Bank, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Phipps Conservatory. “The Finishing Touch”, an interactive guide to the hardwood trees of North America, where he was the interaction designer and programmer, won a silver medal in the New York Festivals competition. He taught for three years in the audio recording and mixing studios at NYU and his films have been featured in festivals in the US and broadcast in the UK and Japan.
Staszel holds a BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.