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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.

Musical Director

The musical director is hired during pre-production by the producer and director, and is responsible only for the vocal and instrumental performance of the cast and accompanying band or orchestra. Few musical directors are as well-known as David Letterman’s longtime collaborator Paul Shaffer, but all are integral to the musical texture of the shows they work on.

Graphic Designer

Across the full spectrum of the entertainment and media industries, there is a need for graphic designers to produce original art to be used for advertising, marketing, promotions, and PR materials. From movie posters to album covers and video game packaging to websites, striking visual collateral is essential to culling an audience.

Advertising Art Director

Visual advertising should be eye-catching but is also intended to make an emotional promise to the consumer. The most difficult task of the advertising art director is to interpret the client’s vision as presented in preliminary concept meetings, and return with a composite (“comp”) that accurately expresses the theme of the product and meets with the approval of the client. The tools have changed somewhat over the years, but the process of conceptualization still begins with that mental “a-ha” moment.

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.

Drum Tech

Musicians are notoriously protective of their instruments and rely on specially trained technicians to care for and maintain their gear. A drum tech, like a guitar technician, must be highly skilled and reliable to earn the trust of the musician and cultivate a lasting career in the live show production industry.

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.