HBO Boot Camp 2019

HBO Boot Camp 2019

The training program consisted of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training. Participants were broken into small departmental group sections and after three and a half days of intensive training, the participants were assigned to departments with award-winning, industry-leading professionals who lead each group.

Costume & Wardrobe Intensive

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This past July, , fifteen trainees gathered for a Stockade Works Costume and Wardrobe Intensive Workshop, held in the theater facilities at SUNY New Paltz. Emmy nominated costume designer Lisa Padovani along with Diana Hammons, wardrobe supervisor, led the cohort through an overview of a film/TV costume and wardrobe department in pre-production, production, and post-production, culminating in a hands-on mock shoot directed by AD John Tyson.

During the first two days, the participants broke into four groups to create mood boards, choose costumes from the SUNY New Paltz costume collection, and fit and photograph their actors.  They worked collaboratively and creatively with each other and the director before settling on final costumes. The mock shoot took place on the final day – in addition to seeing their costume creations on screen, trainees practiced “setiquette”: a combination of hard and soft skills including how to read a call sheet, the names of the different departments, chains of command, interacting with actors, how to find and fill gaps, navigating a high-pressure production environment, and collaborating with a range of personalities and expectations on set. 

The fifteen participants spent this workshop cultivating these skills required to succeed in an assistant level position the moment that they arrive on a professional set, and Stockade Works is poised to recommend these recent program graduates to productions shooting in the area. We look forward to continuing to work with our graduates as we mentor them through upcoming job opportunities in the Hudson Valley region. 

BREAKING BREAD - New Hudson Valley based documentary

BREAKING BREAD - New Hudson Valley based documentary

Stockade Works’ apprentices, along with graduates of our training program, recently worked on a new Hudson Valley-based documentary series, BREAKING BREAD. Produced, co-written and co-directed by Stockade Works’ co-founder Mary Stuart Masterson and her new production company, Quality Pictures, this all-Hudson Valley production is an amazing project for Stockade Works’ trainees to be involved in!

Cassandra Del Visco, one of the producers of BREAKING BREAD, shares her blog about the shoot:

“I have the great pleasure of being part of a wonderful new Hudson Valley-based documentary series, BREAKING BREAD, and I'm excited to share some details about the project.   

“Breaking Bread is a documentary series that explores our emotional relationship to food and the power of food in our families and communities. It is the creation of Food Network star and proud Kingston resident, Michele Ragussis, along with myself and Mary Stuart Masterson's production company, Quality Pictures.  

“Stockade Works provided local crew and production services and the producers aim is to be the first series in the Hudson Valley to train, mentor and employ Stockade Works crew over a long-term project. The shoot was a wonderful realization of trainees gaining skills and being mentored alongside seasoned professionals - all hailing from the local Hudson Valley! 

“Mary Stuart is co-directing and co-writing the project with Quality Pictures partner, Alexandra Brodsky, and the project is being produced by me, Michele Ragussis, and Quality Pictures. 

“I'm looking forward to continuing the exciting work on this production alongside our Hudson Valley based cast and crew! Stay tuned!”

-Cassandra Del Visco, Executive Producer / Owner, Edgeworx Studios

PHOTOS: Stockade Works Sound Department Intensive

Stockade Works held its first Sound Department Intensive over the weekend of August 3-5, 2018 at the SUNY Ulster campus in midtown Kingston, NY. 

17 local residents successfully completed a three-day hands-on intensive to develop a working knowledge of sound department skills, as well as protocols expected of professionals on TV and film sets.  These participants will now be referable for sound utility positions on upcoming non-union film productions in the Hudson Valley.

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VIDEO: "The Future of Funding the Arts"

VIDEO: "The Future of Funding the Arts"

On March 22, Stockade Works founder Mary Stuart Masterson joined Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, and Sam Bonsey, Senior Director of The ImPact, to discuss “The Future of Funding the Arts” as part of The National Museum of American History's third annual symposium, "The Power of Giving: Philanthropy's Impact on American Life."

RECAP: Hudson Valley Film and Television Industry Mixer

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RECAP: Hudson Valley Film and Television Industry Mixer

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 a sold out crowd filled the Hudson River Maritime Museum in the Rondout area of Kingston for the Hudson Valley Film and Television Industry Mixer hosted by the Ulster County Office of Economic Development, Stockade Works and the Producers Guild of America.

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PHOTOS: "Newtown" Screening at the Ulster Performing Arts Center

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PHOTOS: "Newtown" Screening at the Ulster Performing Arts Center

On Friday, March 16, Stockade Works, in association with the Bardavon, hosted a free screening of the documentary, “Newtown,” at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in the City of Kingston. The screening was followed by a panel discussion and conversation with attendees about gun safety reform. The panel was moderated by Melanie Forstrom and included the film's director Kim Snyder, Abbey Clements, Newtown survivor teacher; Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti; Kingston School Board President Nora Scherer, and Denise Ranaghan, Director of Peer Services for the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.

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VIDEO: Building Creative Economies / Social Impact Forum

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VIDEO: Building Creative Economies / Social Impact Forum

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Stockade Works' co-founder Mary Stuart Masterson joined Laura Callanan, Upstart Co-Lab founding partner and Rebecca Rosen, senior editor of The Atlantic to discuss Building Creative Economies and how companies are working to make social impact a part of their bottom line.

 

 

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Stockade Works comes out to celebrate Kingston's $10M victory!

On Wednesday, September 20, Stockade Works’ founder Mary Stuart Masterson and co-founder Beth Davenport proudly joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, and Kingston Mayor Steve Noble for the announcement of $10 million in funding and investments for the City of Kingston, the Mid-Hudson Valley winner of the second round of the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

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