2021 Summer Boot Camp

AUG 26 – AUG 29 2021

Are you interested in a career working in film and television? Learn the skills needed to work on set in our 2021 Crew Boot Camp.

Whether you have previous experience, or are new to the industry, this 3.5 day training led by experienced industry professionals will prepare you for the exciting and fast-paced world of production and working on set.

Kingston, NY. Workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Registration Fee:
$850 $699 Special Offer!

Full and partial scholarships are available

Stockade Works believes that film, media, and tech should be accessible for all people. If an accessibility offering such as American Sign Language Interpretation, live captioning, audio descriptions or a post event transcript would aid in your participation, please let us know.

Important Dates

August 9: Application Deadline – 5pm

August 9 – 12: Committee Application Review & Interviews with Finalists

August 13: Acceptance Announcements

August 16: Registration Fee Due

August 26: Workshop Begins!



This immersive bootcamp experience guides participants through the fundamentals of working in the industry and on a set, including script breakdowns, script continuity, who’s who on a call sheet, preparing for a day’s work, chain of command and other key production assistant roles. Once the fundamental foundation is set, the training moves on to a mock shoot where participants will have hands-on experience in several key film departments, and train directly with industry professionals.

This boot camp will provide trainees with:

  • Hands-on training experience in departments which include camera, sound, grip and electric, art, costume/wardrobe, hair/makeup, script supervision, and production
  • Basic Set 101 instruction so that graduates feel prepared to work on an actual set
  • Techniques for collaborating and working with actors, directors, and other departments
  • An understanding of departmental roles and operations
  • Rental order fulfillment, truck load-in/out, camera logs, departmental particulars, video village set up and breakdown, laying of dolly track, handling coils and cables, operating a boom, prop continuity, and more


DAY 1: 6PM-8:30PM

DAY 2: 8AM-5PM

DAY 3: 8AM-5PM

DAY 4: 8AM-5:30PM




A California Native from a large and passionate family; Marisia Moreno’s journey to the East Coast and ultimately the Director’s Guild has proven to be unconventional. From her youth as an aspiring athlete, to Production Assistant, through the ranks to ultimately First Assistant Directing, Marisia has blended elements from all portions of her life into shaping her professional identity as a competitive player and leader within the film community. Her firsthand experience navigating the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexual orientation in media has placed her in a unique position in this rapidly changing professional landscape; specifically advocating for a more diverse workplace. With over ten years of Film and Television experience on productions such as Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street, I Know This Much is True, Inventing Anna & Dickinson Marisia Moreno’s experience lies not only in the prestige of her credits, but also in the deep personal relationships her work has allowed her to foster.


Ethan Palmer’s recent cinematography work can be seen in PORCUPINE (2021) starring Jena Malone and TED K (Berlin 2021) starring Sharlto Copley. He also photographed GOAT (Sundance 2016) starring Nick Jonas and James Franco, BREAKING A MONSTER (SXSW 2015), STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS (Tribeca 2013) and KING KELLY (SXSW 2012). As a partner at SeeThink Films, he produced the cult classic DARKON (SXSW 2006), a documentary on role-players, and the feature documentary ALICE NEEL (2007). Ethan graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School in 2002 with a concentration in Film Studies and Comparative Religion and lives in NY’s Hudson Valley.


Vincent Carnevale is a Hudson Valley-based Digital Imaging Technician and Camera Assistant. He is a member of IATSE Local 600. He has worked jobs ranging from feature films, to big budget commercials, to fashion, and everything in between. Vincent has a B.S. in Radio/TV Production from SUNY New Paltz with a minor in Computer Science.


Courtney Denk is known for her work on I ‘m Thinking of Ending Things ( 2020), Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece ( 2018) and Mohawk ( 2017).


Annie Simeone is a New York based Production Designer working in the Film and TV industry since 2007. Her background in ceramics, sculpture, classical painting, art history and science bring a multidisciplinary approach and distinctive eye to her set designs. Her design work can be seen in the 2019 SXSW premiered comedic-thriller, VILLAINS for BRON Studios, the feature adaptation of the period musical, HELLO AGAIN as well as the psychological drama, BRAID, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and she most recently designed the UNTITLED RAY ROMANO PROJECT.  She also recently served as the Art Director on Ryan Murphy’s feature film THE BOYS IN THE BAND, as well as the Netflix series DASH & LILY.


Lisa Padovani is a five time primetime Emmy nominee and two-time costume design guild winner whose work has contributed to some of the most memorable characters on screen. Her many film and television credits include “Far from Heaven,” “I’m Not There,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” “Mad Men,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Gotham,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Sneaky Pete.”


Ted Lehane has been a Grip in film and television for over  25 years , and a proud member of the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics IATSE Local  52 for  16 years. Working primarily in New  York, but also in Los Angeles and several films on locations around the US and Me xico ; Ted has been the  Key Grip on over  22 motion pictures including ”High Art”, ” 5 Flights Up” and Sofia Coppola’s soon to be released ”On the Rocks”. He has also been the  Key Grip on ”Person of Interest” (Season  2) and the  Key Grip on all si x seasons of CBS ”Madam Secretary”. Ted is also the co-owner of Empire State Grips, a grip and camera support rental company.


Ty Chennault, has over 35 years experience working in the film business. Ty has worked his way up through the electrical department on projects ranging from no-budget independent  films to the largest projects imaginable. Highlights include Powder, Interview with the Vampire, Batman, The Dead Don’t Die, and the Saturday Night Live Film Unit.


Production sound mixer and VO artist Carl Welden is a longtime veteran of theater, radio, TV, film and live event production. whether he’s onstage, backstage, in studios, or on location, Carl is grateful to be able to make a living with microphones throughout northeast (but especially at home in the Catskills and Hudson Valley). His first of many collaborations with Stockade Works was in 2016 and he’s delighted to return as a facilitator for this Summer 2021 Boot Camp. Feel free to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Clubhouse, etc.


Andrea Greer is a Script Supervisor with over 25 years of experience in the film and television industry. She has worked on various film and TV projects, most recently Dickinson for Apple TV. Some of her network television experience includes; The Blacklist: Redemption, The Path, The Slap, OZ and Emmy Award winning mini-series The Corner for HBO. A few of her feature film credits include; Top Five, Step Up 3D, Notorious, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, Summer of Sam, and the cult classic Belly. She has worked with notable directors such as Spike Lee, Chris Rock, John Chu, Barry Levison, Lisa Cholodenko, George Tillman, Jr, Roxanne Dawson and Ken Olin. Andrea has conducted Script Supervising workshops (So You Want to be a Script Supervisor) at One on One Productions and Digital Film Academy. She is a former member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Trustees for IATSE, Local 161. Andrea has served as a Juror for CineBanneker, the Brooklyn Public High Schools Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Andrea was named as one of the finalists in BET’s Rap It Up/ Black AIDS Institute Short Screenplay contest for the screenplay, Once. She wrote and produced a
short film, Call Me On It, which aired on BET and toured with the Visual AIDS film series. In addition, she has an essay accepted for publication in the upcoming anthology HBCU Experience-The Book Volume 2.