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David Knight

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7th Oct 2019 Talent
Changing the face of automotive advertising

Changing the face of automotive advertising

Spindle's Aldona Kwiatkowski has fused automotive commercials with a fashionable flare, notably with her work for Mercedes. David Knight talks to the Polish-born director about her 'melancholic mindset' and the necessity of the female gaze.

22nd Aug 2019 Insight
Commission control; how promo commissioners see the music video world

Commission control; how promo commissioners see the music video world

For this month's Music & Sound special our contributing editor (and part-time commissioner), David Knight, spoke to some of his contemporaries about the state of the promo business, the role of the commissioner and the directors who are currently lighting up the music video world.

20th Aug 2019 Talent
Emmanuel Adjei on the Dark Ballet of music videos

Emmanuel Adjei on the Dark Ballet of music videos

Off the back off two showstopping promos for Madonna, David Knight speaks to the Amsterdam-based director about his ability to craft films with depth and imagery that burns in the memory.

18th Jul 2019 Insight
COPA90: Giving the Beautiful Game a media makeover

COPA90: Giving the Beautiful Game a media makeover

Since its inception in 2012 COPA90 has put itself at the heart of football, creating a new way for fans to interact with teams and players, and championing inclusivity over animosity. David Knight examines the company's impact on the sport's coverage and why brands are so keen to be on their team.

19th Jun 2019 Talent
Kim Gehrig: Cutting edge creativity

Kim Gehrig: Cutting edge creativity

It might surprise the online trolls but the director of Gillette’s controversial We Believe ad started her career bigging up the boys, helming music videos for the likes of Primal Scream & Gomez. But from the moment she shot her first ad she’s been making work that challenges, questions and empowers. Though she still knows how to have fun doing it.

25th Apr 2019 Talent
The agent provocateur of animation

The agent provocateur of animation

Smashing out animated promos for the likes of Radiohead, Run The Jewels, The Killers and many more, Chris Hopewell's punk rock approach has shaken up the world of stop-motion and given it a Mohican to boot. David Knight meets the Black Dog Films director.

27th Mar 2019 Talent
Mike Maguire takes a bite out of comedy

Mike Maguire takes a bite out of comedy

Former creative and previously one half of a successful directing duo, Mike Maguire is now a high-flying directorial king of comedy in his own right. Here he talks about his work, inspirations and why he owes everything in his life to advertising.

4th Mar 2019 Talent
Breaking comedic boundaries with Hamish Rothwell

Breaking comedic boundaries with Hamish Rothwell

The New Zealand director discusses how his idiosyncrasies have helped propel his career, and why challenging expectations is key.

6th Jul 2018 Talent
It's all go for Damian Kulash

It's all go for Damian Kulash

OK Go frontman, Damian Kulash Jr, talks to David Knight about putting practical considerations aside in favour of the alchemical while also ‘building a structure’ so a little thing like impending fatherhood doesn’t encroach on his happiness.

9th May 2018 Talent
Hiro Murai Steps From the Shadows into the Spotlight

Hiro Murai Steps From the Shadows into the Spotlight

Currently breaking the internet with his new promo for Childish Gambino's This Is America, we take a look back at director Hiro Murai's rise from viral video-maker to music video auteur.

9th Apr 2018 Talent
Take an Adrenaline-Fuelled Acid Trip with BRTHR

Take an Adrenaline-Fuelled Acid Trip with BRTHR

shots delves into the neon-hued world of directing duo Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman: hallucinatory promos that hover somewhere between dreams and nightmares.

12th Mar 2018 Insight
Dubai Lynx's Sandrine Huijgen on Creative Brand Collaborations

Dubai Lynx's Sandrine Huijgen on Creative Brand Collaborations

Co-founder of Cloudfactory, Sandrine Huijgen believes in close, early collaboration between brand and creative, which she thinks spells success especially if craft folk are involved from the get go.

David Knight

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