He lets us call him Dave, btw. Dave is a brilliant teacher. Having seen the films he made before he started teaching, I can say he is also a brilliant filmmaker who knows his stuff inside out.
This man is a legend in his field. He has an attitude to film unparrallelled and his own clear, brilliant ideas on the craft of film.
His knowledge spurts forth into our brains. He can be quite hard sometimes, but he's usually easy to work with. He always thrusts himself into teaching admirably.