Hi, my names ty, and I’m looking for advice on how to get into studios and film sets, I’m w fibrous plasterer. Any help would be appreciated
Worked with a wee guy from Aintree 5ft 3 he did film and TV work, worked in the states. He got into it by way of serving his time at a firm who did mostly fibrous work and they got a contract to fake up some sets with walls etc. He just got to know the companies who did this kind of thing.try the bbc
his name wasnt mclory by any chance paulWorked with a wee guy from Aintree 5ft 3 he did film and TV work, worked in the states. He got into it by way of serving his time at a firm who did mostly fibrous work and they got a contract to fake up some sets with walls etc. He just got to know the companies who did this kind of thing.
That's all by chance, I'd imagine that it's much the same today.
@Danny Can we have a fall asleep imojiMaybe try contacting film production companies, and (sorry to suggest something obvious) regional television studios. Some will have websites and may even have contact details for job vacancies.
Even if there are no vacancies, or no relevant vacancies, you can still contact them to say what kind of skills you have to offer, and politely ask them to keep your contact details for future reference. You can also ask them if they'd be kind enough to offer you any pointers about how & where you might find studio/film set work.
You'll have to decide for yourself if an e-mail or a real posted letter is better. If we didn't live in strange (Covid) times, it might have been worth the effort of actually visting studio receptions/offices in person, to have a face to face conversation with a real humanbeing, but perhaps a phone call would be a good option, as a compromise between visting in person and sending a letter/e-mail.
Whenever you ask someone for help, it's wise to make it as easy as possible for that person to give you the help you are asking for. If your request causes work for them to respond, then they are less likely to help you.
Therefore, bear in mind that if you send a letter or an email, then they are going to have to sit down for several minutes and make the effort to compose an email of letter to respond to you, which they may be too busy to do, or may resent having to do. However, if you ring them, then very little effort is required for them to answer your questions, and you can alter your questions depending on their responses during the conversation. You might also have a better chance of helpful advice because people like to communicate on a warmer, more human, person-to-person level (which a phone call partially provides), whereas letters or emails are more detached.
One last suggestion: try to find out where something is being filmed in your local area - ideally a film. Then go along to the location and, in between shoots, see if you can strike up a conversation with one or more of the people working on the shoot, telling them your skills and that you'd really appreciate some pointers on how to get into film/TV/studio set work. You might get some very useful advice and pointers - and if you're really lucky, perhaps even one or two potential contacts. This might be the best approach, because it's less formal than turning up at their offices unannounced or ringing them unannounced (although, let's face it, a phonecall is pretty harmless).
that man was class did a lot at windsor castle after the big fire he learned me a lot so that makes him a star
I feel Barry may make a appearance soon.....