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Hudson Scenic Studio

Hudson Scenic Studio opened in 1980 as a small shop in upstate New York with five employees. Since that time, the studio has moved to Yonkers, and now occupies a 72,000-square-foot facility that caters to the design and fabrication needs of the live entertainment industry.

Advance Person

Life on tour without an advance person isn’t pretty; imagine booking a luxury vacation online, only to realize when you arrive that the photos of the “five-star” resort have dramatically misrepresented its dilapidated state. The advance person on a touring theatrical production or concert is hired by the production company to scope out each city and event location before the arrival of the cast and crew to ensure that all facilities and accommodations are as promised.

Set Designer

Even a minimalist set comprising only a single table and two chairs reflects conscious decision-making, intended to reflect the themes inherent in the story and support the cast on stage without being obtrusive. The set designer takes in the words on the page, the director’s vision, and  the limitations of space, time, and budget, then synthesizes it all into a meaningful environment for the performance.

Master Carpenter

Under the supervision of the set designer and technical director, the master carpenter is ultimately responsible for the construction of all scenic elements of a live production.

Stage Carpenter

Live productions rely on several technical elements to set the mood of the show and express a sense of time and place to the audience; the most obvious to the viewer is generally the set. Before the cast hits the stage on opening night, stage carpenters work behind the scenes to create the environments the actors will occupy.

Video Technician

Live entertainment and theatrical productions are embracing the use of digital video and projection with increasing frequency. Audiences expect towering video screens to offer close-ups of the band for the people in the cheap seats, and the integration of multimedia into traditional theater has opened up an entirely new dimension of visual artistry on stage.

Video Camera Operator

If you’ve got a passion for being behind the camera, but a love of live entertainment, you don’t have to give up one for the other. There are numerous opportunities for video camera operators to work in concert touring, traditional theater, theme parks, and sporting events.

SpotCo

SpotCo is boutique advertising agency in Manhattan that is best-known for their work in designing visual advertising campaigns for Broadway theater (Chicago, Avenue Q, Rent) and touring live productions, but the company founded by Drew Hodges has also produced work for The Pee-Wee Herman Show, ESPN, MTV, and the Disney Channel.

Projection Designer

Projection technology is by no means a recent innovation, but its integration into live theatrical production is very much a burgeoning art form. Designers and directors are just beginning to explore the capacity of projection to be seamlessly intertwined with live action on stage, and manufacturers of the equipment necessary to carry out that task are constantly returning to the artists for guidance on how to further push the boundaries of possibility.

Video Supervisor

During preproduction of a live show, the video supervisor is the right hand of the projection designer and will eventually be tasked with maintaining the design once the show opens. This person is a veteran video technician who exhibits excellent leadership skills in conjunction with technical proficiency.