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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Chris Hainstock

Senior Lecturer, Associate of the Higher Education Academy, Supervising Film Editor - with 25 years of UK broadcast and film experience. I teach Undergraduate and Post-Graduate students in Media Production and Audio Production. Module Coordinator for Film Production Projects and Sound Design/Audio for Visual Production. I am also a mentor for BFI Academy and oversee RTS student award entries for the School of Film and Media. I also administer the twitter feed @lincolnmedia Prior to Lincoln I worked for BBC television in Drama, Factual, Music, Science and Documentaries. I also specialise in film and television sound design, having been a sound editor on Drama and Factual productions. I have a good perspective on traditional film techniques, together with experience in the most up to date non-linear editing.  Currently teach undergraduate and post-graduate students in Film, Audio and Media Production. Elected member of the GBFTE (Guild of British Film and Television Editors) in 2012, am an associate member of the Royal Television Society and a member of the British Film Institute. In my editing career I’ve cut many Science, Factual, Drama and Entertainment programmes. Including Tumbledown (directed by Richard Eyre). I worked on Dramas, such as Bergerac, Miss Marple,  and three-parters such as A Fatal Inversion and Gallowglass,  as well as Jonathan Creek and Casualty. Also BBC feature films such as ‘The Hour of the Pig’ [directed by Leslie Megahey], and ‘Captives’ [directed by Angela Pope].  I then specialised in observational documentary features and popular factual programmes, Royal events and documentaries, including ‘Life before Birth’, ‘Q.E.D’, ‘Raw Blues’, ‘The Queen at 80’, The Queen’s Speech and ‘A Concert for Diana’. Moving on to Arts programmes such as’Aren’ and ‘The Culture Show’, Darcey Bussell’s Ballet’, ‘The Magic of Swan Lake’.  Recent films include ‘Maestro’ [documentary for BBC One - director Craig Blackhurst, Exec. Peter Manura], ‘Bang Goes the Theory’, ‘Rigoletto Live from Mantua’ [for BBC Classical Music], I still work as freelance Editor - recent credits include ‘A Boatload of Wild Irishmen’ a documentary on the life and work of filmmaker Robert Flaherty -  [director Mac Dara O’Curraidhen], award the BUVFC SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at BFI APRIL 2012 for best use of archive footage. :‘Lancaster’ a short drama/documentary directed by Philip Stevens (credited as Sound Design and Mixing) Also recently Sound Design and Mixing for The Empty Throne - a project for the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta and Natalie, a short film starring Kate Dickie (2017) Selected Broadcast Credits: Documentaries, Music & Factual A Boatload of Wild Irishmen – (90mins) Irish Film Board, EM Media (2010) Maestro – Documentary launching new series for BBC2 (2008) The Magic of Carmen - BBC2 (2008)  Darcy Bussell’s ballet moments - BBC2 (2008) La Fille Du Regiment - BBC4 (2008) The Magic of Swan Lake - BBC2 (2007) Life unworthy of Life The Deaf Holocaust – BBC1 (2006) Marriage of Figaro - BBC2 (2006)  Teen Angels / Little Angels - BBC3 (2005) The Culture Show - BBC2 (2006/7) Turner - the man who painted Britain - BBC1 (2003) Die Fledermaus - BBC2 (2003) Meet the Ancestors: The Lost Palace of Hampton Court - BBC2 (2002) Meet the Ancestors: Billy and the Fighter Boys - BBC2 (2003) Life before Birth - three part foetal medicine series BBC1 (2002) Raw Blues - 6 part observational documentary police series – (2001) The Secret Life of the Family BBC1 (2000) QED Prisoners of the Forgotten Plague – BBC1 (2000) QED Crisis in the Classroom - BBC1 (1998)  QED Pride & Prejudice - BBC1 (1997) Molly’s Zoo - Observational Documentary series (1997/8) Drama, Events & Entertainment Natalie (Middleman Productions) 2017 By the Winter Sea - Red Dog FIlms (2012) The Lamb and Flag - independent (2009) Concert for Diana - BBC1 (2007) Hannibal (Discovery version) - BBC1 (2007) Trooping the Colour - BBC1 (2006) The Royal Wedding - HRH Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall (2005) Casualty - BBC1 (2001 to 2004) The End of the War - BBC1 and 2 (2004) Tracy Beaker - BBC1 (2004)  Mind Games - BBC4 (2003) Dreamspaces - BBC3 (2002)  Rolf on Art - BBC1 (2002) Chelsea Flower Show - BBC1 & 2 (2005, 2006, 2008) The Cenotaph - BBC1 (2005-08) D-Day 60th anniversary - BBC1 (2004) Jonathan Creek - BBC1 (1996/7) Internet, New Media and Corporate THREAD – Ethical Fashion – viral film and promo MIDEM 2008 – Classical Music Department representation Inaugural simultaneous broadcast of Money Programme on ‘2nd Life” virtual world – (2007) Online Intranet module “Working with Children’ BBC advice to producers (2008) Website Ecommerce: design and construction of art based website The Factual Conversation, Making it Happen (2002) Citzn-H interactive content for Hull (Kingston Communications) (2004) Selected Broadcast Credits: As Sound Editor Captives (35mm Feature Film - Dir. Angela Pope) 1997 The Hour of the Pig (35mm Feature Film – Dir. Lesley Megahey) 1993 Gallowglass (TV Drama Serial) 1992 A Dark Adapted Eye (TV Drama Serial) 1993 A Fatal Inversion (TV Drama Serial) 1993 Bergerac, Chelworth, Campion, Inspector Alleyn (Dubbing Editor)1988-91 The Earth in Balance – With HRH Prince of Wales - Directed by James Hawes. (Dubbing Editor) 1990 Tumbledown – (Falklands Drama - Dir. Richard Eyre) 1987 (Dialogue Editor) Awards, Nominations and screenings Best Educational Multimedia Programme ‘The Empty Throne’ BUFVC Learning on Screen 2016 Best use of Archive in Arts Programme (A Boatload of Wild Irishmen) Focal International 2011 Selected for NZIFF ( A Boatload of Wild Irishmen) 2011 Festival Internationale de Films sur l’‘Art! The Magic of Swan Lake (screened) 2008 Nominated - BAA Best Archaeology Prog. Lost Palace of Hampton Court 2002 Australian Science Film Festival - opening film Fragments of Genius 2000 Short-Listed for Glaxo Welcome Award Prisoners of the Forgotten Plague 1999

Department Responsibilities

Joint-Programme Leader BA (Hons) Media Production Module Co-Ordinator (joint) for MED2058M Level 2 Undergraduate Film Production Projects Module Co-Ordinator for AUP2004M Level 2 Audio for Visual production Teaching at undergraduate and masters levels in the Lincoln School of Film and Media, across a range of disciplines including single-camera film-making, Audio Production & Research & Development, and in particular, editing and post-production. Craft mentor for BFI Academy short course provision Social media editor for @lincolnmedia, Lincoln School of Film and Media YouTube Channel and Vimeo Channel

Subject Specialism

Film & Television Post-Production, Television production Audio Production and Post-Graduate Media Production


  • AFHEA — The Higher Education Academy, 2015
  • G.B.F.T.E. — Fellow of Guild of British Film & TV Editors, 2014
  • B.A (Hons) — Leeds, 1985


  • BUFVC Best use of Archive in Arts Programme “A Boatload of Wild Irishmen” - — Learning on Screen,
  • “The Magic of Swan Lake” screening (2008) — 2008
  • Best Educational Multimedia Programme — BUFVC LOS awards


BFI Academy - craft mentor for UK Network programme MACE Archive DVD project - post production supervisor Freelance Editor - advisor role in edit workflows and scheduling - Sound Design visiting lecturer Editor of @lincolnmedia twitter feed voiceover artist

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Research in the Lincoln Repository

Degree Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - BA Hons Media Production — 2016 to Present

Module Responsibilities

  • Co Ordinator - Audio Post Production — 2018 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy — Associate member
  • GBFTE (Guild of British Film and Television Editors) — Associate
  • BFI, — Associate
  • The Internet Society,
  • BAFTSS British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies.