'Poldark' season 4: Chance to visit the set and learn a skill

By @sachintrivedig on
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Aidan Turner as Ross in BBC TV series "Poldark." Facebook/ Poldark

Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios, which is producing “Poldark” season 4, is giving people a chance to visit or work on the sets of its popular shows. The success of the British TV series means there’s a skills shortage they wish to fill, giving fans an opportunity to learn and work in the industry.

According to a report by Bristol Post, the studio is facing a shortage of people working behind the camera. They are now organising a free two-day boot camp to train people in traditional skills like carpentry, constructions, sewing and hairdressing, all important skills in the film/TV industry.

The boot camp will be held at Bottle Yard Studios in South Bristol. Training will be run by local TV production and training company Calling The Shots.

Steve Gear from Calling The Shots said while there are many people who want to act, direct or work the cameras in a production, there’s an increasing shortage of people who can handle other jobs essential to making a successful TV or movie. These include set construction, hair and make-up, costume-making, transport, location management, crane operators, electrics and computing.

The studio is looking for people from different backgrounds and skill sets and is inviting everyone to the boot camp. Gear hopes that people will be able to make the most of the opportunity provided.

People who wish to participate in the two-day camp have to be 21 years or older to be eligible. They should have qualifications or good experience in any of the required skills. The deadline for the application is on January 8.

Filming of “Poldark” season 4 is currently ongoing. According to a report by Cornwall Live, cast member Eleanor Tomlinson has her hands full this year because she has to reshoot her other project “Ordeal By Innocence,” an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s work. 

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