About

The Creative Outpost is a non-profit 501c3 organization located in Little Falls, New York, creating opportunities and skills training for the media, film, and technology industries in Upstate New York.

The Idea

The Creative Outpost is a non-profit 501c3 organization focused on creative content, film, and media education. It is dedicated to teaching the art and craft of filmmaking and media development. It also focuses on establishing the Mohawk Valley as an international destination for media leadership and production. There is a need and opportunity to create a compelling and aspirational attractor for young and rising creatives in this industry in our region.

Our goal is to:

  • Develop the best creative problem-solvers and media storytellers in the world
  • Centralize and attract commercial media production to the Mohawk Valley region
  • Cultivate conversation around what makes good cinema and responsible media messaging, and the effects that film, television, advertising, and the visual media have on culture
  • Provide an inspirational space for filmmakers to have the artistic freedom to define and produce what’s next in film and media
  • Stream and broadcast inspiring original content from the heart of the Mohawk Valley
  • Empower Mohawk Valley residents to explore new career opportunities by providing inspiration and training through school and community programs

The Creative Outpost’s educational approach has three components that work together holistically: Craft, Communication, and Creation.

Craft includes essential film and video skills in cinematography, editing, sound mixing, lighting and sound design, color correction, and general production. Additionally, we want to provide a unique focus on virtual production, which is rapidly emerging as critical to film and video creation.

Communication and interpersonal skills such as persuasive speaking, writing, presentation, and emotional intelligence help students more easily work in fast-paced and distributed environments.

Creation requires creativity, which requires context – i.e., understanding what, how, and why we got to each point in cinematic production is critical to brilliant filmmaking. Working with teams of leading thinkers from colleges, universities, and the international film and arts communities helps prepare for and define what’s coming next.


Non-Profit Status

The Creative Outpost, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — donations to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

IRS Form 990

The annual Form 990 is a public disclosure of a tax-exempt organization’s finances and activities. This document helps the IRS and state charity regulators to ensure that organizations remain true to their charitable purposes. It is helpful to the public to understand an organization’s mission, programs, and finances. The Creative Outpost, Inc. Form 990 is available upon request.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility

The Creative Outpost, Inc. is committed to providing programs and services in an environment free from employment and opportunity discrimination. It does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provisions of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff members, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

We are committed to fulfilling our purpose of strengthening community for all individuals by continuously gauging our collective impact in addressing social inequities internally and in the communities we serve by elevating DEI initiatives to a strategic level with key performance metrics to monitor success.

Media

The main means of mass communication – are broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet.

Film

Capture on film as part of a series of moving images or the making of a movie, story, or event.

Technology

The application of scientific knowledge to change and manipulate the human environment.

Directors

Our Board of Directors provides an umbrella for the company to operate in and ensures that the decisions and actions taken by its management are reviewed and held to the mirror.

David E. Warner

David E. Warner

Chair

Deborah A. Kaufman

Deborah A. Kaufman

Vice Chair

Kevin McClary

Kevin McClary

Secretary

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690 E Main St
Little Falls NY 13365

315-508-5310

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