Robert Chen, aged 30 from Luyi in Henan Province, received funding towards tuition fees for the Diploma in Production Sound for Film and Television at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
BAFTA not only has supported me financially, but also provides valuable resource linked to the film and TV industry.
Robert completed his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2008, before gaining his masters in Economics from Wuhan University in 2010. After graduating, Robert worked in Human Resources at a Chinese airline company, before leaving this to start his career at a music company as an assistant sound engineer. In this role, Robert was responsible for the sound design of hundreds of television adverts, games and short films, working with a slate of well-known brands, such as Cadillac, Samsung, Toyota, Nestle, and KFC.
Robert says: “I feel both lucky and grateful for being awarded a BAFTA Scholarship. It relieved my financial burden and made it possible for me to start my course. BAFTA not only has supported me financially, but also provides valuable resource linked to the film and TV industry. With the help from BAFTA, I will be able to focus more on my studies, have the opportunity to meet and learn from the best sound artists in the industry, and move forward with more confidence toward my career goal.”
Robert is being mentored by Production Sound Mixer Simon Hayes.