filmmaking

Dana White and Chris Knoblock

Dana White and Chris Knoblock are Kent State’s film dynamic duo. Throughout their past few years of teaching at Kent State, the couple has created an environment for students to experiment with filmmaking in a way that allows them to find their passion in the industry. After moving from New York City to Los Angeles as actors, the two wanted to get their hands on the camera and editing process to start making their own movies. Since starting their work behind the camera, Knoblock has cultivated an extensive resume as Director of Photography and White has done a lot of work in editing for net...

Female Filmmakers Initiative at Festival

As they prepare for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men, female filmmakers at Kent State University empower and support one another through the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI). In April 2021, the student group premiered its first film, "I Am," and the short documentary has now earned acceptance into several prestigious film festivals: The Montreal Independent Film Festival, the Chagrin Documentary Festival and the Women's Film Festival in Philadelphia. Three members and alumnae of the Female Filmmaker's Initiative recently atten...

Student films violinist

As they prepare for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men, female filmmakers at Kent State University empower and support one another through the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI). Assistant Professor Dana White, an award-winning independent filmmaker, created the student group because throughout her career, she has seen the importance of creating female-driven content and leadership opportunities in film. White teaches digital media production (DMP) in Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism. “As someone who has spent my whole li...