Are you someone who enjoys working with your hands and can’t stand the idea of sitting behind a desk all day? Learn the skills needed to work on set from industry professionals in our first-ever, in-person Set Building Workshop!
A basic familiarity with power tools and hand tools, along with the ability to climb a ladder and lift moderately heavy objects.
Stockade Works is particularly seeking diverse members of the community and women who are typically precluded from jobs in the film production sector.
Applications from those 16-18 years of age will be considered to audit on a case by case basis.
Workshop is limited to 16 participants.
Upriver Studios in Saugerties, NY.
$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.
May 25: Application Deadline – 5pm
May 25 – June 1: Interviews
June 3: Acceptance Announcement
June 6: Registration Fee Due
June 10: Workshop Begins
This workshop will provide trainees with:
Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be referable for assistant positions on upcoming film and television productions.
*Times subject to change
June 11: 8am-5pm
June 12: 8am-5pm
June 24: 4pm-8pm
June 25: 8am-5pm
June 26: 8am-5pm
Sean has been swinging a hammer since he was a boy and has built houses, furniture, churches, restaurants, boats, guitars, props, sets for Off Broadway, Broadway, feature films, episodic TV and everything in between. As a grateful member of Local 52 he has worked as a carpenter on shows and films such as the Producers, Sex and the City, Law and Order, the Sopranos, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, Zoolander, Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American Gangster, Maid in Manhattan, The Sinner, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Fur, It’s Complicated, The Bronx is Burning and scores more….. He has most recently been the Construction Coordinator the HBO Series, Pretty Little Liars, and two features, Audrey and The Hating Game. When not knee deep in sawdust or scheduling he spends much of his time playing outdoors, teaching his daughter about power tools, and making awkward, fumbling noises on an acoustic guitar.
ELSA RINDE – ART DIRECTOR
Elsa is a Scenic and Production Designer based in Brooklyn. She holds an M.F.A in scenic design from the Yale School of Drama, where she was a recipient of the Donald and Zorka Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design. She also holds a B.A. in theater from Barnard College. She is a local 829 member, and currently works as an Assistant Art Director. Recent TV credits include Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin (HBO) and Extrapolations (Apple TV). Production design credits include the short films: An Occurrence at Arverne, Roost, Vuka, Dodge is Dead and ¡Topes!. Art directing credits include Hangdog, Columbarium, Jack and Jill and Candace. She previously worked as an art department assistant and clearance coordinator on multiple television shows including The Deuce (HBO), The Sinner (NBCU), Gotham (WB), and Elementary (CBS).
ANNIE SIMEONE MORALES – PRODUCTION DESIGNER
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.
JEFFREY FRANCIS – BEST BOY
MARCELE A. MITSCHERLICH – SCENIC ARTIST CHARGE
Marcele A.Mitscherlich is a professional Scenic artist, Designer, and Multimedia Artist who has been working in theater and film in NYC for over 25 years. She is a proud member of United Scenic Artist Local 829 New York City and earned her BFA in sculpture from the School of Visual Arts NYC. Her Broadway credits include Book of Mormon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Les Miserable, Pippin, King Kong and Finding Neverland. She worked on Television Shows such as Sesame Street, Sound of Music Live and Peter Pan Live. In addition, she has helped create the Christmas windows for Saks with Avenue and Macy’s. Marcele collaborated with New Paltz’s Denizen Theater several times, in 2020 she designed and built an installation for True Love Will Always Find You in the End, which was featured in the New York Times, and designed and painted the well received production of 2021’s Apples in Winter. Her most recent Episodic Television work includes Apple TV’s Severance and the Hudson Valleys newest HBO production of Pretty Little Liars ‘Original Sin’. Marcele lives in New Paltz with her three children. “It’s my pleasure to collaborate with the Stockade Works professional crew to help educate our community”.
DEANA LEBLANC – SCENIC ARTIST ASSISTANT
Deana Rose LeBlanc was born in Kingston, NY. She graduated from Bard College in 2015 with a B.S. in Film Production. While at Bard, Deana began volunteering every year at the Woodstock Film Festival where she met Laurent Rejto and became connected with the Hudson Valley Film Commission. Getting to know the crew and talent in this community led to opportunities to work locally on numerous films. She worked as a Set P.A, Office PA, Set Dresser, Locations Scout, Carpenter, Production Designer, actor and casting scout, before finding a home in the Scenic Department. Credits include The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Shirley, Skin, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin ( Season 1).
CHRISTOPHER HERRERA – KEY GRIP
Motion Picture Studio Technician with Local 52. Originally from Patchogue, Long Island. Currently residing in Greeley, PA. I am actively working towards my goal of becoming a Key Grip.
TOM NEWTON – SET DRESSER
I started working in the film business in NYC in 1985. From then until 2019, I worked primarily as a prop and SPFX person on TV commercials. Between 2010 and 2019 I worked solely on commercials, doing a lot of tabletop, mostly for food products. In 2019 I moved from the commercial side of the business to TV and worked doing SPFX on Emergence, a TV series from ABC. From 2019 to 2020 I worked in the SPFX department on The Gilded Age series from HBO. In February 2021 I worked on the series Wu Tang Clan—An American Saga season 2 doing SPFX, and from August 2021 to the present I have been working on Pretty Little Liars as the set dressing shop foreman. I am also a musician, sound engineer, and published author.
JOHN ASHTON – SET DRESSER/PROPERTY MASTER
John has worked in the film business as a set dresser and property master for over 20 years.