Pre-Production Resources

New York State is home to one of the largest and most experienced pools of talent and film crews anywhere in the country. With Ulster County’s proximity to New York, many experienced industry professionals call Ulster County home. Long-term efforts by the Hudson Valley Film Commission and the Woodstock Film Festival form the backbone for a thriving network of production, post-production resources and supporting services, such as set designers, art directors, construction specialists, carpenters, caterers and landscapers.

Use the below to learn more about local production resources and businesses. Select from Pre-Production, to Post- Production Resources or utilize the Keyword Search.


Backstage Studio Productions
21,000+ square feet
Ellenbogen Creative Media
Animation & FX, Aerial Photography: Drones, Audio Post-Production, Editing Services, Audio Services, Camera Rigs & Mounts: Dollies, Jibs, Generators, Etc., Other Post-Production, Cinematographers/Directors Of Photography, Soundstages, Storyboards, Equipment, Sales/Rentals, Grip & Electric Dept., Lighting, Production Services, Teleprompter Owner/Operator, Video Engineers
Ellenbogen Creative Media is a full-service digital media production facility covering virtually every aspect of the industry. Our services include: 1) Pre-production: creative development, concepts, pre-visualization, storyboard illustration, scripting writing, and editing. 2) Production: On-location and studio video recording, video production support, 360-degree virtual reality camera production, FAA certified aerial drone operator, experienced production crew, A/V equipment rental, sound stages for video and sound, audio recording, conference spaces, , and production office space and support. 3) Post-production: audio video editing, graphics, after efx animations and motion graphics, audio mixing, voiceover recording, 3D animation, and visual effects, screening room and turn-key editing suites rented by the day or week. We have you covered with our team of dozens of on-site production professionals in the largest facility in the entire region, over 30,000 sf. facility. No one in the region has more to offer. See the Ellenbogen difference!
SPAF Studios - Saugerties Performing Arts Factory
TechCity Properties,Inc.
1 million square feet available.
Upriver Studios LLC
Other Post-Production, Soundstages, Equipment, Sales/Rentals, Other Production
Owned and operated by female filmmakers, Upriver Studios is a major scale, climate forward sound stage facility, with production and post production offices, ample support space, extensive parking, and high capacity bandwidth. Located in Saugerties, we offer city capability without the crowds and plenty of diverse shooting locations nearby. With a celebrated tax incentive, and a pipeline of local crew and vendors, Upriver Studios sets the stage for high quality, large scale and cost-effective TV and Film Production.
Utopia Soundstage
Soundstages, Lighting, Tents, Tables, Chairs
RENT UTOPIA Video & Film TV / Film Set Photo Shoots Music Videos Live Broadcasts TV Commercials / Infomercials / Promos EQUIPMENT / FACILITIES: Large lighting grid (possibility of 200+ lights) 12 basic short / med throw lights (some with gels) Huge refinished green-screen Cameras, crew, and additional equipment rates available upon request. Audio & Rehearsals Multi-track HD recording Full-production music rehearsals Film / TV Scoring SFX / Sound design EQUIPMENT / FACILITIES: Assorted bass / guitar / drum backline 32 Channel PA with all speakers, mics, cables, stands Additional recording / mixing rates and equipment list available upon request provided by Flymax Recording (full gear list). Events & Parties Parties Showcases / Small Concerts Screenings Conferences EQUIPMENT / FACILITIES: Large lighting grid (possibility of 200+ lights) 12 basic short / med throw lights (some with gels) 16 Channel PA with all speakers, mics, cables, stands Online ticketing services and event personnel available upon request.
Michelson Studio
Soundstages, Pre-Production
Michelson studio( also known as the Westside LOFT) is located between washington street and the west side highway, one block north of west 11th street. Overlooking the Hudson river, Michelson studio is architecturally progressive in a fifties/sixties motif with furnishings included in the permanent collection of the museum of modern art. during daylight hours, natural light bathes the studio from early morning til sunset through 40 eight foot windows accessing unobstructed views east, south and west over the hudson river. at night the studio view is of the evening river traffic from the statue of liberty to the jersey cliffs.
Umbra of Newburgh
Soundstages, Equipment, Sales/Rentals, Lighting, Pre-Production
Umbra has an amazing soundstage of over 16,000 square feet, 6,000 sq. ft. of scenic/construction space, a 1,500 sq. ft. cyclorama wall ideal for infinite white or green/blue screen, perfect for visual effects plus a newly opened 11,000 square feet special event space. The studio houses 4,000 sq. ft. of office space, making sure that any production that comes along has plenty room to run operations smoothly. We cover every aspect of your production needs. The studio also offers wardrobe rooms, green rooms, make-up areas, dressing rooms, several bathrooms (including showers), ample FREE parking and a variety of film friendly locations in surrounding Newburgh. Our facility is also equipped with a wide variety of lighting equipment to fulfill most film production needs; a full equipment list is available upon request.