ABOUT Peter J. Knight

Established in 2015, Peter J. Knight helps clients in all things cinema, broadcast and video-on-demand. We assist in all areas of cinema screening and technology and protect the cinema heritage in the UK.


Our purpose is to help our clients with specialist technical support and consultancy expertise as an AV Technician and Projectionist, handling unusual, high-profile, mobile screenings including outdoor screenings, premieres and events at Buckingham Palace etc. We, also, provide technical solutions to non-cinema projections including specialist AV installations, for example, archive footage projected onto shopfronts, office windows and facades.

Work Arrangement

As consultants, we work with our clients on your premises, using a strong collaborative approach and infrastructure of support in handling all cinema and projection requirements.

As trainers, we provide technical training to cinema and projectionist personnel anywhere in the world using the latest technology and best practices.

As analysts, we help guide cinema and projectionist teams to decide on the best equipment, procedures and policies to implement and use systems to achieve superior picture screening.

As Commissioning Editors, we write industry-related content and articles for industry-leading journals including the Cinema Technology Magazine and its online presence.


  Services Benefits
  • Digital Cinema Package (DCP) projectionist for high profile events and preview theatres
  • Analogue projection (16, 35 and 70mm)
  • Digital Cinema Package (DCP) creation (short form content and editing)
  • Technical projectionist consulting including imaginative solutions to technical projection challenges
  • Vast industry knowledge to prevent and fix problems
  • Ensure screenings rum smoothly
  • Experience of multiple cinema kits and configuration
  • Fast turnaround
  • Personalised service
  • Go to fixer


Commissioning Editor

  • Creates and commissions articles for magazines and social media on cinema, projection and technical subjects
  • Customises news aggregation from across the industry
  • Translates technical information into user-friendly ‘how-to-use’ English
  • Writes from a ‘hands-on’ user perspective
  • Passionate about the sector



  • +20 years network of cinema and projectionist contacts who can solve or advise on issues
  • Assess existing cinema/projection quality  performance
  • Data migration
  • Knows who to talk to and get things done/opens doors/point people in the right direction
  • Reduces lost time and waste
  • Enhances customer service
  • Minimises cost


Find out more about the work and projects I have been involved in, via one of the websites below:


Here are some examples of our previous work. Much of the work has been within the cinema exhibition or broadcast industries.

Technical Writing

Both the Commissioning Editor and regular contributor to Cinema Technology Magazine. See all the articles here.

Technical Consultancy (Non-Cinema)

During 2018 I acted as the technical consultant on a project with the Independent Cinema Office to show archive footage of some of the new towns in empty shop windows over the December period. 


A big part of Peter J Knight has always been about training and development. From writing guides to software systems, to training in relation to cinema and projection.


Further Reading

You can find out more on their dedicated websites:





Since 2016 I have been the Commissioning Editor for the industry-leading Cinema Technology Magazine, available both in print format and online via the Cinema Tech website.



Mad Cornish Projectionist

The Mad Cornish Projectionist website has been in operation since 1997 when I was at university. The site is full of information about the cinema exhibition industry, including a regular news aggregation of what is happening in the industry, along with links and blog posts.


Media Cinema Projection

MCP is the new brand taking over from Mad Cornish Projectionist, which not only includes all the news and information around cinema exhibition but also extends into culture, broadcast, video-on-demand and the other areas that I work in.


Film, Projection & Hertiage Network

Film, Projection & Heritage Network (FPHN) is a joint project with other celluloid enthusiasts who want to see the continued use of celluloid in exhibition, alongside digital.



You can find out more on my Linkedin Profile