Learn How to Work in a Film/TV Sound Department

Two and a half day workshop led by sound professionals Jan McLaughlin, Julie Stalker-Wilde and Teferra McKenzie.

Through hands-on learning with industry standard sound equipment, participants will create sound projects of their own, and develop a working knowledge of set protocols expected of professionals on TV/film sets. Students will also learn tips and tricks on how to get and keep a job, the benefits of joining and creating an audio community, as well as professional audio societies and union memberships.

Upon successful completion of this intensive, participants will be referable for sound utility positions on upcoming non-union film productions. Scholarships provided.

Pre-requisites: Stockade Works is particularly seeking diverse members of the community and women who are typically precluded from jobs in the film production sector. No experience is necessary. In order to attend workshops participants must be 18 years of age or older.


DAY ONE: Friday, August 3 • 4PM - 8PM
4:00 - 4:45PM Workshop Welcome + Overview
5:15 - 7:00PM Recording/Listening Day 1: What is Sound?
7:00 - 8:00PM Wrap

DAY TWO: Saturday, August 4 • 8:45AM - 5:00PM
8:45AM - 9:30AM Breakfast + Daily Overview
9:30AM - 10:00AM Project Design/Location Scout
10:00AM - 12:00PM Recording: Breakouts
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 4:30PM Listening + Recording Retakes
4:30PM - 5:00PM Wrap

DAY THREE: Sunday, August 5 • 8:45AM - 5:00PM
8:45AM - 9:30AM Breakfast + Daily Overview
9:30AM - 11:00AM Recording
11:00AM - 12:00PM Listening
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 2:00PM Sound Mixing / Booming Deeper Dive
2:00PM - 3:30PM How to Find a Job and Further Your Career
3:30PM - 4:30PM Wrap Up


Jonathan Burkhart   A little too early in his youth, 13, Jonathan worked as a cameraman on dozens of television shows, commercials and feature films. Some feature film credits include Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Mountain View” for John Sayles, “A Better Tomorrow” for John Woo, “Dazed and Confused” for Richard Linklater, “Roommates” for Peter Yates, and “Reversal of Fortune” for Barbet Schroeder.  Having his fill in the camera department, Jonathan went on to produce independent film, television, and theater. He produced the award-winning film “Baby Steps” starring Kathy Bates, written and directed by Geoffrey Nauffts. Recently Jonathan produced several feature films for BCDF Pictures. “Higher Ground,” directed by Vera Farmiga, starring Vera, John Hawkes, Josh Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz. “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Elizabeth Olsen. [  Full bio ]
Jan McLaughlin has worked as a production sound mixer for film and television since 1992; currently prepping for Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five”. Two Emmy statues adorn her kitchen shelf. [ read more ]
She’s TA’d for NYU SCE’s 13-week Intensive Film Class, guest lectured in sound at NYU, SVA, and Brooklyn College’s film schools, designed a Master Class in Film/Television Production Sound for Brooklyn College’s Graduate Film Program, and conducted two Wizgirls STEM conferences for the American Association of University Women. In addition, Jan regularly consults with Anna Deavere Smith and a bevy of sound puppies. Every Saturday and Sunday morning you can find her in video conference with production sound mixers from around the world.


Julie Stalker-Wilde

Julie Stalker-Wilde's credits include boom operator for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” “Rabbit Hole,”  “The Sopranos,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”


Teferra McKenzie

Teferra McKenzie is known for his work on "Friends from College," "Orange is the New Black," "Jumper", "Limitless" (2011) and "Beginners" (2010).


August 3-5, 2018

Location: Kingston NY

Workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Registration fee: $500 $425
Special Offer!

Scholarships are available to attend this workshop.

Deadline to apply is July 18 at 5 PM.

Application & Notification Dates

July 19 - July 20: Committee reviews all applications

July 20:  Acceptance announcement

July 23: Workshop registration fee due

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