LA Clients make the move to Woodstock.

The massive soundstage doors are open, and Cobalt Woodstock is up and running! Recently, we’ve had some of our long-time LA clients in town for production. They absolutely raved about the area, and the Cobalt campus we’ve put together in the Hudson Valley 🙂

And they fell in love…

What’s not to love? The crisp air. The towering trees. The rolling hills, the rivers, the history, the vibrant arts community that’s been calling this place home for over half a century…Even the Woodstock Film Festival draws an impressive crowd to Ulster County.

Our LA clients are not only wowed by our production studio, but also by the exceptional dining options in the area. Whether it’s organic, farm-to-table fresh at Silvia, French faves at Le Canard Enchaine, or classics from the Catskills at Butterfield, there’s something for everyone in your production, cast, or crew. We’re not joking when we say Woodstock is magic, and we know you’ll feel it too.

Speaking of food, what’s cookin’ at Cobalt?

We had our client’s Head Chef feel right at home in our fabulously well-appointed kitchen. But it’s the Cobalt extras that make the difference. And, let’s just say they were ready to leave a 5-star review of the Cobalt Experience!

What made this shoot so special?

Why do our clients come from LA to work with us?
Here’s a peek at what our clients take advantage of during their shoot at our turnkey soundstage:

Motion Control and Custom Rigging

We’ve got a huge inventory of robotics, from full-on camera cranes to sleds and sliders. Our MoCo inventory ranges from 50ft to micro-miniature sliders for ECU work, rotators from 4 ft diameter to jewelry work, multiple x/y tables, pan/tilt/roll heads, and three independent control stations.

We’ve also got a little trick up our sleeves called the Berkey System. Think of it as an erector set for the rigging team. It allows us to create custom rigging on the fly, and to accommodate the unique demands of every shot. Our over-under rig is shaped like a horseshoe, and lets us whip cameras up-and-over subjects with ease.

Cobalt Stages also has various mechanical sliders that move subjects and allow us to create absolutely precise movements, ensuring we get the perfect shot. It’s focused and measured motion control through state-of-the-art camera robotics.

For our LA clients, we needed cilantro to gently rain down into a bowl of guacamole. The only way to get the precision and pacing right was to send those delicate little leaves a-flutter from a purpose-built tiny conveyor belt. No problem!

Custom-built Bakeup Oven

Our custom oven is one of 2 in the whole world. The whole world! You have to see this thing in person. Imagine a fully functional oven with clear Pyrex on 4 sides and the top, so you can experience the food doing its magical transformation.

An Almost Endless Prop Room

Nothing like having items at hand when you’re in a crunch! The big items take care of themselves, but it’s the little ones that often are the “sweeteners”…


Who doesn’t love to play with fire? With our valved pyro control system, we’re able to animate flames and control the nuances of pyrotechnics. So that while it looks dramatic… it also looks authentic.

That’s just scratching (scorching?) the surface of what we can do. It’s the sum of all the parts that defines Cobalt.

We can level up your production in 2024.

Want to learn about virtual production and how to use it?

Cobalt’s got you covered. As the first company to offer Virtual Sets on the East Coast, we have the experience to guide you. Let’s have some fun.


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