David Knight has been announced as the new Head of Curriculum at Central Film School.
David is an educator, award-winning director and director of photography, with a wealth of experience in the film and television industries. He has shot sequences for the London 2012 Olympic Games, installations at Tate Modern, and work for cinema, broadcast and online platforms in the UK, Europe and internationally.
His recent work has focused on collaborations with international organisations like Amnesty International and the Royal College of Psychiatrists - using film to explore issues such as human rights and mental health provision. His film The Stuff of Life, shot for Amnesty, addressed waterboarding. It was then the subject of a CNN report, which was screened in Congress and caused a change of policy.
This experience will be invaluable in shaping Central Film School’s new courses that focus on factual filmmaking - a One-Month Documentary course, and an MA in Social Impact Documentary Filmmaking - that seek to use filmmaking techniques to illuminate injustices and motivate social change.
This is an exciting and fruitful time for film and programme makers, and I look forward to working with Central Film School students and understanding their career aspirations. I’m particularly excited about bringing my experience in factual filmmaking into these new courses, and empowering our new filmmakers to change the world.
David comes to Central Film School from London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), where he was Programme Leader for BA Film and Television, as well as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher.
His website is http://davidknightdp.co.uk/