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SuperHost
24/7 Sound Stage + Green Screen + Gear (Studio B)
  • $69/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Miami, FL
SuperHost
HUGE 4-in-1 Film Studio, VOID + Cyclorama + Sets
  • $140/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (48)
  • 48
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Toronto, ON
SuperHost
OPEN CONCEPT BLACK VOID: WITH PROPS, SETS, GEAR
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (10)
  • 10
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Premium Blackbox Studio
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (38)
  • 38
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Beautiful Two Wall Cyc Studio
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (75)
  • 75
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
406: Natural Light Cyc Wall Studio + FREE LIGHTING
  • $28/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Film Production & Photo Studio
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (32)
  • 32
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Melrose Park, IL
SuperHost
Large Black Void Blackout Stage with Grid
  • $120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (32)
  • 32
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Vibrant Valley Studio with Cyc Wall
  • $110/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Black Void Studio
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Burbank, CA
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What people say about Black Box on Giggster

Minye C.
$ 400
6 hours
5 people
18 days ago
Austin's studio is absolutely the best place for production. I strongly recommend it! Also, Austin is very professional and helpful. Everything went super well! Thank you!
ANTOINETTE B.
$ 300
4 hours
30 people
a month ago
This space was amazing, and the owner Avid was most helpful with everything i needed. I would definitely recommend this space and i will be using this space again. Thank you again to Avid made me and my family feel welcome.
Kat D.
$ 180
6 hours
5 people
2 months ago
Patrick is amazing and so insanely helpful! The best location and owner I've ever worked with. Thanks Patrick!
Oliver S.
$ 76
2 hours
5 people
2 months ago
Really enjoyed the space! The studio was spacious and clean. And along with the Lighting equipment and backdrops this place had everything what we were looking for. Definitely booking again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an average Black Box location cost to rent?
Black Box location rates typically average $103 per hour.
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Attendee limits often vary with the size and features of a Black Box location, but average 62 people per booking.
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The average minimum booking time for Black Box locations is 3 hours.
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There's a great range of Black Box locations available, with an average size of 4110 square feet.
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About Black Box Locations

Black box locations are studio or set spaces specifically designed for film, television, and theater production. These locations provide a blank canvas and can be used to create any type of scene imaginable — from sets of ancient civilizations to futuristic worlds. They are often designed like large, open rooms and the walls and floors are typically painted in a neutral color such as black or white. The main advantage of these locations is that they provide an ideal environment for creating content without having to worry about existing furniture, decoration, or architecture. This means production crews and artists can fully utilize their creative vision without being limited by the existing surroundings.

Black box locations are also highly versatile in terms of how they can be configured for different productions since they don't require much setup beforehand. For instance, backdrop stands can easily be brought in and changed out quickly depending on what scenes need to be filmed while props, furniture, and other physical items can also be added as needed with minimal effort. For filmmakers and videographers, black box locations offer an excellent way to set up a controlled environment while also allowing enough flexibility to experiment with different camera angles and lighting setups. It provides the necessary darkness and soundproofing to ensure that all aspects of audio and video recordings can be captured with minimal interference.

The Best Events for Black Box Locations

  • Theater Productions
    A black box theater is ideal for a variety of theatrical performances, from Shakespearean dramas to contemporary musicals. Many traditional elements of theater can be incorporated into the black box, such as seating for audiences, stage lights, props and costumes, and sound design. For more creative productions, the versatile space allows for experimentation with unconventional staging areas and set designs.

  • Film & TV Production
    Black box studios provide an excellent location to shoot films or television shows due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Directors can easily configure the space to fit any kind of scene in a movie or TV show, from small ones with minimal extras to multi-location scenes that require many actors and intricate sets. Furthermore, shooting indoors in a studio setting eliminates the need to worry about weather conditions or other outdoor factors that could interfere with production.

  • Photo & Video Shoots
    Black box locations are also popularly used for photography and videography shoots. The open yet enclosed space makes it easy to control lighting while also allowing photographers and videographers to work with various angles when capturing their subjects. Additionally, the controlled environment provides more flexibility when it comes to producing video content without having to worry about external elements influencing the shot quality.

  • Dance Performance
    Black boxes are ideal spaces for all sorts of dance performances since their versatility encourages creativity in movement and choreography. There is ample room for dancers to explore different patterns and pathways as they move throughout the space without any physical barriers hindering them from doing so. Their ability to make use of different lighting techniques can also help bring out certain elements within the piece that might otherwise be hidden by more traditional setups.

What to Look for in Black Box Locations

  • Size and Capacity
    One of the most important considerations when looking for a black box location is to ensure that the size and capacity are suitable for your needs. The size of the space will determine how many people can be present as well as what type of equipment can be used during filming or performance. It is also important to consider whether any additional staging or props need to be brought in and if there is enough room for them.

  • Technical Specifications
    It is important to evaluate the technical specs of a potential space before embarking on a project to ensure that it can accommodate all necessary requirements. This should include things like the size of the space, sound, and lighting capabilities, rigging points, and any other special equipment required.

  • Ambiance
    Another element that creatives need to consider is ambiance; this includes acoustics, lighting setup, temperature control, etc. It’s important to make sure that sound does not reverberate too much within the walls of a black box to avoid echo-y recordings or performances. Additionally, lighting levels should be taken into account depending on the nature of the project; some projects may require more natural light while others may require professional lighting setups such as gels or spotlights.

  • Safety Standards
    Any location chosen should adhere to safety standards and be compliant with all relevant regulations and building codes. Ensure that all appropriate health & safety regulations are met according to local jurisdiction laws (e.g., fire exits). Also, verify whether there are any hazardous materials present at the chosen venue (e.g., asbestos). To ensure a safe and pleasant production experience for everyone involved, it's important to consider these safety measures.

How to Make a Black Box Space Better

  • Enhance the Space
    Choose a color palette that will work with the black box space. Consider shades of grays and whites, which can help to create texture, dimension, and visual interest within the space. Additionally, try to choose colors that will reflect off of the walls of the black box location and draw attention to certain elements.

  • Invest in Lighting
    Utilize light strategically in order to create an atmosphere and set the mood for your project. You may want to use some directional lighting or LED lights to highlight specific areas as well as create shadows and depth.

  • Block Out Background Noise
    Pay attention to acoustics when shooting in a black box studio. Be sure to check for any sources of external noise before beginning a shoot and take steps such as hanging blackout curtains or thick blankets over windows if necessary. You may as well need to invest in soundproofing foam panels or other acoustic materials so that your sound is not bouncing off of the walls.

  • Maximize the Space
    Maximize your space by choosing furniture and props wisely. For example, you may want furniture pieces with a low profile so they don't interfere with any lights you may be using on set. Additionally, props should serve a purpose as opposed to adding clutter to the background noise of your shoot.

  • Utilize Different Angles
    Black box spaces often have limited seating capacity, so finding ways to use the room effectively is key. Utilize different angles for each scene or performance by shooting from above, below, side angles, closeups, etc., so that you have plenty of footage and different perspectives at your disposal during editing sessions later on down the line.