Talented Lancashire lad Rob Turner has secured a prestigious place at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) to study a Masters in Sound Design – with his sights set on Hollywood.
Rob, from Lancaster, was one of eight lucky people to gain a place at the London based NFTS following a week-long selection workshop at their Beaconsfield studios. The week saw his skills tested to the limit and Rob believes that it was UCLan’s excellent degree in Music Production that enabled him to stand out from the crowd.
The 24-year-old said: “Without a doubt the most important skill I learnt at UCLan was how to articulate my creative ideas. This was achieved by undertaking presentations in front of the year group and tutors. I found this very nerve-racking at first, but believe this experience helped me in the interview process for NTFS.”
Rob will now join a crew of other young film-makers for his Master’s degree, creating a film that will be circulated around international film festivals and awards.
He will be part of a team that will edit the film’s sounds, adding the audio effects that will reinforce the story and feeling of the film.
He believes that UCLan’s unique video art modules changed his whole attitude towards music, and helped him realise the importance of sound alongside moving image.