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— Our listed rate is for weekdays during our open hours (6am-9pm) for small projects under 12 people.
— We bill extra for projects requiring more people, during the weekend, or past close (9pm until 6am).
— Please add 13% HST to all rates to arrive at the final price.
We are (1) fully furnished, (2) get plenty of natural light, which can be blocked if desired, and (3) are in Toronto's East End (no traffic!)
And we love hosting private functions! Here's what we have to offer:
BLAZING FAST WiFi
— Rogers, Canada's most reliable network
— 15 bulb x 70" wide makeup & hair station (fits 2 subjects & stylists)
— Portable clothing steamer, free to use
— 2 clothes racks (1 rolling, 1 fixed)
— Modern private washroom & change room
— Plenty of full body mirrors
— Kitchenette with filtered water, cups, mugs, tea, latte mixes (plz wash, dry, and put back items)
— Furniture & lounge seating (couches, bar top, stools, etc.)
— Mini-fridge to keep your drinks cool
— A/C Air Conditioning & Heating
— Private washroom w. toilet
— Filtered water with cups
SEATING & TABLES
— Large 8'x2' wooden bartop
— Over a dozen areas to sit across all furniture, included (stools, couch, ottoman, saucer chairs, hammock chair, etc.)
— Can expand seating to 30+ seats, with: extra 22 folding chairs & 4 [6' L x 3' W] folding tables (+$100)
GEAR, TOOLS, AND FREE PERKS
— Bluetooth sound system
— Rolling tether & gear cart
— Plants (multiple artificial plants)
— Telescopic folding ladder (use at your own risk)
— Big screen for tethering (HDMI, portrait-orientation [vertical] only)
— V Flats (V Cards); 4 x 8′ (1) Thin white, 4 x 8′ (1) Thin black, 4 x 7′ (2) Silver reflective panels (please handle the v flats with care)
— Free Option to Include Complimentary Lights with Triggers on C-Stands (must watch instructional video to be permitted free access)
— Free street parking on Carlaw Ave after 6pm, and some mornings. Otherwise $3/h
— Free building lot parking for projects under 2 hours
— Free street parking on side streets
— Private lots nearby under $10 for a flat day rate.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS (added fees)
— VibeAlive Mood Lights; the neons, and cozy patio lights on the ceiling with warm soft light (fixed position)
— Seamless paper backdrops (9' wide) in various colours at $7/linear foot which touches the floor (no set up fee!)
— Tables & Chairs Rental
— Projector Rental
SPACE AND NATURAL LIGHT FEATURES OF OUR TORONTO PHOTO STUDIO RENTAL
— 1300+ square feet
— Sheer diffusing curtains, and
— Blackout drapes (95% blackout)
— Abundant natural light all day, with direct sunlight for most of the day
— 3 x massive South-facing loft-style windows (2 in Main Studio, 1 in Blanca room)
— What's check-in look like?
We send you an access code to enter our studio!
— Lots of studios are shared, will I be sharing the space with others during my rental?
No way Jose!! We would never want to share studio space with others, so you won't either!
— I don't like using shared common-area restrooms, do you have a private washroom?
You betcha! You can also use it as a change room as well.
— Lots of studios are located in old buildings and can be hard to find. Is yours?
Nope! We're a private unit, located literally right by the entrance of our building!
— Can I bring pets and babies?
Absolutely. Please just give us a heads up if you bring pets.
— Is there an elevator?
We have several elevators in our building.
Huge basement 5,000 sq ft with multiple side sets and a large middle empty area for you to make what you want of it. The sets are 20ft by 18 ft rooms 9ft high with a large 20 ft alley/hallway in between but not closed by walls. There is a green cyc wall, black box room with window, multiple murals and backgrounds, lots of fun multi color furniture free to use. We have lighting available for rent approximately $50/light. Let us know what else you need and we might be able to get it for you. There are also other spaces available in the same building if what you see here is not enough or you need more space. We have another studio one floor above also available for rent. We love hosting any kind of projects film shoot, music videos, interviews, etc. looking forward to having you in our studio soon!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS OUR STUDIO IS LIMITED TO 10-15 GUESTS
(60$ H RATES ARE FOR ONLY FOR PHOTO & VIDEO ONLY ( MAX 10 PEOPLE)) THIS RATE IS FOR WEEKDAYS ONLY ( M-F) 9am-7pm
* NIGHTS (7pm-1am) $100
* WEEKEND RATES $100 ( 2 HOUR MINIMUM)
* GARAGE USE $200 ( ADD ON) REPAINT
* EVENTS// PARTIES// RATES ARE BASED ON NUMBER OF GUESTS- Please email us for inquiry
*Please read below to see whats included in Space rental.
* SETS SHOWN are only examples of prior productions.
* ENTRANCE ADDRESS ( 34-60 48th street , LIC NY 11101 ) FREE PARKING in LOT
We are a 2,000 sq ft hybrid creative space in the heart of the L.I.C Queens arts district. Our Brand new 2 Room , 2 Floor venue includes a Modern Reception with Digital Displays, 2 CHANNEL bathrooms, PODCAST/COAT CHECK Room and Beautiful Art; while our Event room includes A Stainless Kitchen, Make up rooms, Changing Room, Textured Walls, Infinity Walls, 18 FT ceilings and AMBIENT LIGHTING. Our SPACES are suitable for everything from PHOTOGRAPHY ,VIDEO , COMMERCIAL and EVENT . Suitable for Set Builds & Art Designs and we are also conveniently located within a BLOCK of ( HOME DEPOT // MICHAEL'S Crafts // Best Buy // GUITAR CENTER // PARTY CITY // LIGHTING CO Supply // DUNKIN DOUGNUTs and over 20 amazing ethnic restaurants to choose from. Our core team is composed of creatives with over 10 years experience who understand the work, process and aim to create an experience with every booking....
• Main Room (A) INFINITY WHITE - 30 FT by 17 FT height
* BLACK CURTAIN 180 DEGREE BLACK OUT
• 10 x 16 FT GREEN SCREEN WALLS ( WHITE OVER HEAD SOFT LIGHTING)
* 8 FT WOODEN WALLS ( DARK OAK & WHITE OAK)
* 8 FT GRASS WALLS
* *8 FT ( WALL OF LIGHTS FIXED) BLACK WALL ( COLORFUL LIGHTS)
* 10 FT COLOR ROLES ( RED , TAN, GREY, ) TO be requested
• (2) 350 ELICRONE STROBES / Stands / Stingers & Extensions ( INCLUDED)
• 100 Amp (24) Electric & Switches easily accessible.
• In-house equipment rental. ( LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL ) SEE LIST
• HIGH SPEED WI- FI ACCESS.
• Make up station. ( ROOM)
• Client area and production tables.
• Private dressing room.
• Makeup mirror and garment rack.
• Professional Jiffy steamer with metal head.
• AUDIO tabletop music system
* NOTE: GARAGE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
The reception includes Digital displays , ideal for branding, Sponsor Placement and or tailored greetings. In addition as we are an in house ( PRINTING, SCREEN PRINTING, EMBROIDERY and Digital Marketing agency) we can Tailor and customize your event unlike no other Space in NYC. ( BANNERS , STEP & REPEATS, CHLOROPLAST LIFE SIZE CUT OUTS, Custom Stickers, Custom Event Snap Chat Filters & Motion Graphics - Geo Populate to location & Time.)
Some of the greatest singers in the world recorded music at this venue, including Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger, Warren Zevon, 38 Special, Georgia Satellites, Johnny Paycheck, Keith Sweat, Pebbles, New Kids on the Block, Dorothy Norwood, Della Reese, R.E.M., Bobby Brown, Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs), Prince, Sheila E., and Tupac Shakur. Cameo made The Studio their home for five albums in a row. Peabo Bryson recorded and mixed many of his albums at The Studio.
The studio cut one of the biggest Gospel records in history, “The Rough Side of the Mountain,” by Reverends Barnes and Brown, which was No. 1 for a year and a half. In one week in 1989, The Studio had a record in every Billboard chart, including Country/ Western-a feat without precedent, nor has it been repeated. (The Billboard article said 17 records on 14 charts in Billboard surveys.) The Studio “A” room captured in these photos was the first to grace the cover of Mix magazine, a premier publication of the recording industry.
TOP-LIGHT SOFT-BOX 50% OFF! Normally $1,000/Day - Get it for only $500/Day.
10 hour minimum rental.
We’ve made it easy to shoot commercials, films, tv shows, pilots, music videos, shorts, and VR work on our stage! Our LightCube is a curved cyclorama, pre-rigged with a fabulous 28'x28' Top Light LiteGear LED panels with DMX control, and diffused with The Rag Place Magic Cloth.
The LightCube is flip-of-the-switch fantastic, and definitely not your average pre-lit-cyc! Light panels can be turned on all at once for one solid continuous light source, or individually controlled for custom looks. Typically our clients will run the lights at only 30% power. However, if you crank them up to 100% you are ready to shoot high-speed photography! Color is also DMX controlled and allows you to slide the color between daylight and tungsten. This is a $100,000.00 rig, that will save you thousands in time and labor trying to achieve the same look!
On the other side is our black box stage, complete with lighting grid. Having both the LightCube and BlackBox side by side allows for easy access to a diverse range of looks and setups.
Easy access, conference room, hair/makeup room, gated entry, kitchenette, wifi, and more!
6,180 ft² Studio Space
4,000 ft² Stage
Two Wall White Cyclorama - 40’ x 35’ x 16’
16’ Ceiling on stage
12' wide x 9'6"tall Garage Door for Easy Access
LightCube Toplight (12,000 watts of light):
15 Litegear LiteTile Plus XL LEDs
Fully DMX Controlled (Basic Lighting Console Included)
2600-6000K Color Temperature Range
28’ x 28’ Rag Place Magic Cloth Diffusion Truss
8 dedicated parking spaces in a shared lot. (Parking for 8 cars or 3 cars and 2 Trucks, up to 24ft in length)
Street parking rules are:
North side - No parking 6pm to 6am
South side - No parking 10pm to 5am
495 Amps Total
375 Amps 3 Phase (125 amps per leg), Camlock distro with Bates/Edison (West Side)
2 - 30 Amp Edison Lunch Boxes (East Side)
60 Amps of Additional House Power
Cyc is rented as is. If you would like a fresh coat of white paint on the floor before your shoot it will cost $250.00. Please notify us within 48 hours of your shoot so we can schedule a repaint if needed.
- LightCube Toplight Add On ($500/day)
- G&E 3 ton lighting package on site for rent ($500/day)
- Ask about our additional gear available
- Production Suite ($150/day)
- Additional Parking ($20/spot if given 72hr notice)
- Large Production Impact - Over 15 people is an additional $45/hr
- Overtime - over 12 hours (1.5x/hour + $50/hr Site Rep OT Fee.)
- Overnight Fee - Productions shooting past midnight incur a $100/hr fee
Site Rep ($100/day)
Hair / Makeup Room
Parking (8 dedicated spots)
MAXIMUM GUESTS/LARGE PRODUCTION IMPACT FEE:
For Productions over 15 people we add an additional $45/hr Large Production Impact fee. This covers trash, cleaning, electric, gear sponsors, etc.
A Full Day is considered 1-12 hours, anything over 12 hours is considered overtime. Overtime is 1.5x/hour + $50/hr Site Rep OT Fee.
CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE:
You will be asked to provide a Certificate of Insurance that adds us as additionally insured. This is to cover any damage to the property or to rented equipment. The Producer is responsible for all Workman's Compensation and Production Insurance.
Classic Vintage Airstream in an urban graffiti lot. Perfect for scripted films, music videos, photoshoots, VIP green room. We also have Studios attached to this location if need (book separately)
Welcome to your dream soundstage!
This epic brick wall stage comes complete with lighting grid, retro cage lights and an awesome gunmetal rolling wood top desk, perfect for your youtube channel, product video, branded content or feature film production.
Need to shoot against pure black? Just flip the set! The backwall is an a black infinity wall primed and ready for your shoot.
On top of that, the stage is air-conditioned and sound insulated inside a larger building so you can stay cool, comfortable and street noise free while you work.
In the same building you'll find a comfortable dining area, clean restrooms a handful of other exciting locations and friendly site-reps to make your shoot a breeze!
Managed by filmmakers for filmmakers!
Fast response times, easy scouting and knowledgeable, film-friendly site-reps.
We are open for location scouting between 9am and 2pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. Off hours scouting subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
We highly encourage productions to come scout our location.
Shelving and items on the shelves is "as-is". We do not guarantee items other than the shelves themselves will be there on your shoot.
If you don't see it on your scout it's not included with the rental!
Come see what it's like for yourself before booking!
-- Multi Site Bookings --
Martinsound hosts some of Giggster's most exciting locations including the Abandoned Grungy Apartment, the Retro Electronics Lab and the Grungy Warehouse Stockroom all in the same building!
We're happy to offer the convenience of hosting shoots that use multiple sites in our fantastic location!
To make things fair, simple and straight forward, here's our multi use booking policy:
All multi site bookings will be booked individually.
Each must have their own start and stop times and each space will be billed for individually including overtime (if the crew or gear is in the room past the booking, it goes into OT).
Each site will be billed at it's standard rate per crew size starting at $100/hr unless otherwise discussed but we will only charge the site rep fee once!
Often we will book multiple sites in one day with consecutive or sometimes overlapping crews (just as a studio with two sound stages would book multiple stages per day) and we need to ensure our ability to maximize the space in order to keep our costs down and our prices affordable for everyone!
If you require access to the entire building or half the building in one booking, we offer package rates starting at 5 and 10 hours to accommodate your needs. Message us to discuss!
-- Booking Policy --
All bookings are on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not have an approved booking here on Giggster your dates are not reserved.
Inquiries about the location or coming by to scout the location will not place any form of hold on your dates.
We will however provide a soft hold for specific dates by written request only once you've completed a preliminary scout.
During a soft-hold we will alert you to other clients requesting your desired filming dates and will give you approximately eight hours to make your formal booking before approving the competing booking.
We would like to welcome you to our new stage available for rental in Santa Ana, CA. This VIP full 3200 sq ft studio is perfect for fashion shoots, auditions, commercial shoots, production events, car shoots, interviews, script readings, production officers, music videos, product and individual photography. There are awesome industrial backdrops build in to the space.
The Infinity Wall is 40x25 and you can shoot from 60 feet back from the wall, a conference area with airplay for clients, a wardrobe room, hair and make-up room, bathroom, 24-hour security access, and VIP parking. A production rental supply company is conveniently located for any additional rental needs!
This space is available 24 hours a day.
*If you need the floor freshly painted it will be an additional $150. Thank you!*
3,200 sq. ft. shoot space
40’W x 25’rt side return x 13’H cyclorama wall
200 regulated amps
Natural light/blackout capable skylights
Dedicated wireless access
Hair and makeup room
Full vanity mirror
Commercial wardrobe steamer
12 dedicated parking stalls
maximum capacity - 30 persons
Our studio strives to offer a clean and ample facility to independent producers, filmmakers and photographers at affordable rates. It is ideal for any video production or photography shoot including music videos, shorts films, commercials, instruction videos, modeling sessions, corporate videos and commercial photography shoots. We offer very competitive and some of best rates in town with total package deals with lighting, green screen, grip equipment and flats at low costs. We have the best day rates in town, guaranteed, and we can beat most prices out in the market.
- Fully gated parking lot for up to 18 vehicles (additional street/lot parking available)
- 85' two-wall White Cyc, 65' two-wall Green Screen, 40' two-wall Black void "as is"
- 200 amps of basic edison house power
- Grid for rigging lights
- Production loft overlooking studio space
- Makeup area with 3 makeup stations
- Two full wardrobe stations
- Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances
- Green room area for talent
- 12' x 12' soundproof Bay Doors for vehicle access
- Full Lobby Area for Production Office
- Stage manager
- Industrial Fan
- 2 restrooms
Additional Options to Consider:
- Pre-light with Space Lights
- Fresh repaint on green, white or cyc black floors
- Lighting and Grip Equipment (packages available)
- Scissor Lift
- Camlock power system (up to 400 amps)
- Jib / Dolly system with 30' of track
- Flats for set design
- Solids for black void
- Conference room
-Please note this price is for the space "as is". This means that unless you add it as an option, the floors of the white, green and black cycs will not be freshly painted. The walls of all of the cycs will be in great condition. This additional option can be added if you require the floors to be in "pristine" or perfect condition. Many clients use our cycs "as is" and it depends on client's project needs and budget.
Insurance required? Not required but recommended
What are the parking and load-in / load out options on site like? Fully gated parking lot, surrounding street parking, large loading door
Deposit required? Yes 50% deposit required
Drones allowed? Yes
Trailers allowed? Yes
Pets allowed? Yes
Child-talent allowed? Yes
Generator allowed? Yes
Furniture/wall art movement allowed? Yes
Wifi speed? 100 MBPs
Mobile/cellular network reception? Yes
Noise restrictions? No restrictions
Fireplace/fire pit usage? No
Pool heated/usage? No
Ground floor or elevator/stair access? Ground Floor
How many outlets are available? Where are they? 15, all around space
Is there dedicated space available for hair & makeup? Yes
Square Footage? 6,000 square feet
What is the natural light like (exposure, # of windows)? Bay door brings in natural light, no windows. Easy to blackout
Are all areas of the space accessible for production purposes (including the exterior) Yes
Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes
What are the parking and load-in / loud out options on site? Fully gated parking lot and surrounding street parking
Overtime is $175/hour and paid directly to the venue.
⛓️THE HANGING CHAIN SET⛓️
This hanging chain set is ideal for any production. Great for Photoshoots, Film Shoots & Music Videos. The creative possibilities when utilizing this set are endless. Create a chain hallway, a 3 wall chain room, or scatter the chains around the facility. The entire stage is equipped with a lighting grid making it easy for productions to rig lighting and chains! Book now and create!
-Size of Studio: 10,000 SQ FT Warehouse Space.
-2,000 SQ FT of office/hair and makeup space equipped with steamers and clothing racks. (A-LA-CART Rental)
-Size of Cyclorama: 30’x30’x13’ (l x w x h) 2 wall Cyclorama. Can be Painted White, Black, Blue, Black, or any color. (A-LA-CART Rental)
-22 FT high insulated ceilings.
-13 FT grid system for lights
-Black out capability
-Air Conditioning and heating capability throughout the studio. (A-LA-CART Rental)
-Production supplies on-site (A-LA-CART Rental)
-Full working kitchen
-(2) 300MPS Wifi routers
-4 Bathrooms onsite
-(2) Scissor Lifts (A-LA-CART Rental)
-Ground level load in.
-400AMPS of Edison Outlets
-900 AMPS of Cam Lock Power (A-LA-CART Rental)
-600 AMPS of Cam Lock Power (A-LA-CART Rental)
-Quite neighborhood and away from street traffic.
-Large secured parking lot for multiple cars and trucks
-Textured Walls and Backdrops located throughout the property.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Some include Starbucks, Home Depot, Food4Less, Walgreen, Jamba Juice, Big Lots, 7-11, IHop, Subway, McDonald’s Wing Stop, Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, BBQ Express, El Campero and more.
Come and see why we are your ideal location!