William Knights

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Inside the Piano Shop
Carlos Cardoso
Hyperobject Studio
2017Cinematographer
Film (Short)
The Bedroom (Horror)
Ben Swales
**N/A**
2017Director of Photography
Corporate
Singtel spot
Lee Walker
Mainframe
2017Director of Photography
Commercial
Caffe Nero Spots
Matt Hargraves
Copper Productions
2016Director / DoP
Film (Short)
The IconsWDK
2016Director of Photography
Corporate
Adidas UltraBOOST PromoFour23
2016Director of Photography
Television / TV
Three Chefs (TV/VOD Pilot)
Jason Bowes
Grave Productions
2016Director of Photography
Corporate
Hilton "Underbelly"Slider Creative
2016Creative Director
Corporate
Her Majesty at 90Hub Media
2016Director of Photography
Corporate
Real Vision Corporate ShootsReal Vision
2016Camera Operator
Corporate
Apple iTunes Triple 9 EPKAPS Video Productions
2016Director of Photography
Film (Short)
A Tight Ship
Paul Romero
Leonard Nitram
2015Director of Photography
Commercial
Lego Education Web Commercial
Steve Lucker
Slider Creative
2015Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
Dara O Briain Interview (Flann O'Brien Documentary)
Brian Reddin
Dearg Films
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Gleeds SkylineGleeds Corporate Services Ltd
2015Director of Photography
Other
Quentin Mosimann Music Video
Daniel Shutt
EBH Luminaire
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Wedgwood New CollectionsMotio
2015Director of Photography
Commercial
Fusion Intencity PromoDigital Marmalade
2015Director of Photography
Commercial
XERO TV Commercial
Simon Shattky
Chameleon Partners
2015Camera Operator
Corporate
Apple iTunes Cooties Elijah Wood EPKAPS Video Productions
2015Camera Operator
Television / TV
Smart Homes - TV Pilot
Henry Scriven
Catch Creative
2015Camera Operator
Theatre Production
Hairspray 'the Musical' EPKAKA UK
2015Camera Operator
Corporate
William Boyd - Apple iTunesAPS Video Productions
2015Camera Operator
Theatre Production
The IllusionistsDMS
2015Lighting Cameraman
Music Video
The Wholls / BBC Introducing PromoMillennium Worldwide
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Mark Carney - Bank of England PromoBlue Goose Design
2015Camera Operator
Corporate
Sir Michael Howard InterviewRobert McGowan
2015Director of Photography
Commercial
Society of London Theatres Promo
Sam Palmer
Tiger Films
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Next Fashion Show BTSThe Gate Films
2015Director of Photography
Music Video
Karmacoda / All for Love
Ela Brunel Hawes
EBH Luminaire
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Monaco Grand Prix - Hospitality PromoParagon
2015Director of Photography (UK)
Film (Docu)
History of Iran
Shannon Niehus
Archival Magazine
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Finance Sector InterviewsReal Vision TV
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Bend it like Beckham PromoDMS
2015Director of Photography
Film (Short)
From Earth
Tobias Tobbell
Two Bells Productions
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Coreco InterviewBlue Goose Design
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
CHEP Corporate VideosBlue Goose Design
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Barclays Mortgages InterviewBlue Goose Design
2015Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Gareth Bale NBA PromoDMS
2015Lighting Cameraman
Other
Natural History Museum Exhibition PromoDMS
2015Camera Operator
Corporate
Societe GeneraleSound Credit Ltd
2014Camera Operator
Other
BAFTA Q&A with Imitation Game castDMS
2014Lighting Cameraman
Other
Stila Fashion MakeoverDMS
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
BBC Children in Need Gala EventParagon Events
2014Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Home at Last (48 Hour Film Project)
Jesse McGrane
2Shoes Productions
2014Director of Photography (UK)
Film (Docu)
Untitled (Iranian Art)
Shannon Niehus
Archival Magazine
2014Director of Photography
Commercial
AKA Christmas PromoDMS
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Tesco Supplier Event2Shoes Productions
2014Lighting Cameraman
Other
Sunny Afternoon (West End Musical) PromoDMS
2014Director of Photography
Corporate
UCL DARO Corporate Film2Shoes Productions
2014Camera Operator
Education
Nestle InterviewsMy Kinda Crowd
2014Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Debenhams Case Study2Shoes Productions
2014Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Lost Souls
Theo Weedon
British Film Institute
2014Lighting Cameraman
Other
Downton Abbey Press JunketBild.de
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
BlackRock Investment EventBlackRock Inc
2014Camera Operator
Live Event
Vodafone AGMSound Credit Ltd
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Tesco Golf Event2Shoes Productions
2014Camera Operator
Live Event
Unicef Girl Summitg2tv
2014Director of Photography (UK)
Film (Docu)
The Recent History of IranArchival Magazine
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Royal AscotEvents International
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Tesco Event2Shoes Productions
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Waitrose Gala Dinner2Shoes Productions
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Asda Football Event Old Trafford2Shoes Productions
2014Lighting Cameraman
Commercial
Royal Opera House Season PromoAKA
2014Camera Operator
Theatre Production
the Pajama Game EPK
Sam Palmer
Digital Media Services
2014Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Alastair Cook BT Sports Industry Awards PromoParagon Client Management
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Kinetic Product SeminarOpen Field Image
2014Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
The OrbitDigital Media Services
2014Camera Operator
Commercial
Natural History Museum Exhibition Promo
Kevin Wright
the Creative Partnership
2014Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Cheltenham FestivalParagon Sports Management
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Lewis Moody VIP ClubParagon Sports Management
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Twickenham Rugby Hospitality Promo
Paul Terry
Events International
2014Camera Operator
Corporate
Ronan O'Gara FilmingParagon Events
2013Camera Operator
Education
UCL InterviewsFocus Edu Limited
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
An Evening with the Stars EventParagon Sports Management
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
Jeeves and Wooster (Theatrical) EPKthe Creative Partnership
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
Walter Mitty Advertising Promothe Creative Partnership
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
London Science Museum, Energy ShowThe Creative Partnership
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
Investec Ashes Launch DinnerParagon Sports Management
2013Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Private Lives (Theatrical) EPKAKA
2013Camera Operator / Editor
Corporate
AP McCoy InterviewParagon Sports Management
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
Giles Travel / Nike Converseg2tv
2013Camera Operator
Corporate
Sterling Brands Interviewsg2tv
2013Lighting Cameraman
Corporate
Julian Fellowes InterviewAKA
2013Lighting Cameraman
Commercial
London Science MuseumAndrew Kay and Associates
2013Camera Operator
Commercial
Cheltenham Festival Hospitality PromoParagon Sports Management
2013Camera Operator / Editor
Commercial
Six Nations Hospitality PromoParagon Sports Management
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2012CinematographyRaindance

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sony FX9, Canon C300, Set of Prime Lenses, Canon 24-105 4.0 IS, Variety of Grip and Flags
    I can operate:
    BMCC, Sony FS7, Arri Amira, Arri Alexa, RED Epic
    Available for hire, I have:
    Sony FX9

    About me

    Hi I'm William Knights and I'm a London-based DOP with extensive experience. I'm dedicated to the art of craft of cinematography having spent may years honing my skills as a visual storyteller across a wide-range of productions. These include: Commercials, Corporate Films, Documentaries, Music Videos and Narrative.

    I've worked with most of the leading contemporary digital cinema cameras including: Alexa, RED Epic, Amira, Epic, C300, FS7, Blackmagic, Varicam 35. I've also shot with a variety of other cameras (far too many to mention!)

    I very much see my role as bringing production value to a project and providing innovative solutions to maximise the available budget. I enjoy working with Directors to flesh-out a particular vision and translating these into achievable setups whilst in production. I love to create a visual language for my projects that is designed around the emotional context of the scene; images that serve the narrative.

    If you would like to discuss a project with me I'd be delighted to hear from you. Please also check out my work below.

    My Showreel -

    vimeo.com/176176283

    Many thanks.

    William Knights

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • Biography
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Sport
    Experienced in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Film (Short)
    • Music Promo
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organization/Union Membership
    • BECTU (UK)