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Brooklyn Studio With Tons of Natural Light
  • $49/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (93)
  • 93
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Green Screen and White CYC Studio in Brooklyn
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (79)
  • 79
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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A Place to Create - Natural Light Filled Brooklyn
  • $35/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (64)
  • 64
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Elegant Loft Photo Studio Downtown Brooklyn
  • $69/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (31)
  • 31
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Creative Space: Natural Light for Film & Photo
  • $42/hr
  • New
  • 4.7 (34)
  • 34
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Riding Academy/Horse Ranch
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Typical Brooklyn brick house, built in 1940s
  • $180/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Corner Bright Sunny Loft Space
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Townhouse apartment with deck: Location 2786
  • $375/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Industrial metalworking space: Location 3156
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brooklyn, NY

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What people are saying about Filming on Giggster

Keith C.
$ 380
4 hours
5 people
9 days ago
great space and set up, kevin was super cool and very supportive. He made sure we were all good and let us do our thing. I will def be coming back. Huge thanks !
Issey G.
$ 98
2 hours
5 people
16 days ago
Had everything and more than I needed for a portrait shoot. Gets great light, very spacious in person. Will be booking again
ARTUR E.
$ 98
2 hours
5 people
20 days ago
A very good studio, comfortable for work, equipped with professional photography equipment, and very friendly hosts
Lindsey H.
$ 950
24 hours
5 people
3 months ago
Excellent space. The team was incredibly quick and responsive, both to questions leading up to our date and to questions throughout the day. Location is very convenient to the subway.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Filming venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Brooklyn?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Brooklyn on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Brooklyn?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Brooklyn at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Filming locations are available in Brooklyn?
Right now, there are 698 Filming locations available in Brooklyn.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Brooklyn bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Brooklyn guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Brooklyn locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Brooklyn?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Brooklyn. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Brooklyn booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Brooklyn?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Brooklyn is $197 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Brooklyn?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Filming locations in Brooklyn, NY?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $35 to $500.
Which Filming locations are most popular in Brooklyn, NY in 2024?
How do I book a Brooklyn location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Brooklyn reservation request?
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About Brooklyn

Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, is located on the western edge of Long Island. This vibrant city offers an array of attractions to its visitors. From world-class nightlife to innovative cuisine, Brooklyn has something for everyone. Some notable places to visit include Brooklyn Bridge Park, offering sweeping vistas and rich ecology, and the bustling Downtown Brooklyn.

Hosting film productions in Brooklyn provides numerous benefits. The city's diverse neighborhoods and landmarks offer a variety of backdrops for any genre. Its reputation as a cultural hotspot can add authenticity and appeal to any production. Moreover, the local government, including the office of the Brooklyn Borough President, is supportive of such endeavors, which can help streamline the process. Therefore, Brooklyn, with its unique blend of culture and urban charm, makes an excellent choice for film locations.

Filming Options in Brooklyn

  • Photographers/Videographers
    There is a vast selection of talented photographers and videographers in Brooklyn, NY. These professionals are experts at capturing the essence of their subjects, whether they are shooting a corporate event, a wedding, or a film scene. Their familiarity with the unique characteristics and atmosphere of Brooklyn enables them to use the city's diverse settings to their advantage. They are skilled at selecting the perfect angles, lighting, and composition to create stunning visual narratives that resonate with viewers.

  • Production Companies
    Brooklyn is home to numerous production companies that specialize in creating compelling audiovisual content. These companies bring together teams of creative and technical professionals who collaborate to bring concepts to life. They handle various aspects of production, from scriptwriting to post-production editing, and are knowledgeable about permits, regulations, and optimal shooting locations within Brooklyn.

  • Set Designers
    Set designers offer invaluable services in creating the right ambiance for a shoot. They are skilled at transforming spaces into realistic and aesthetically pleasing environments that align with the creative vision of a project. Their work ranges from designing simple indoor settings to constructing elaborate outdoor scenes. Familiarity with Brooklyn's resources allows them to source materials locally, ensuring that the set design enhances the overall visual appeal of the shoot.

Filming Vendors in Brooklyn

  • Kaleidoscope Pictures
    As an independent filmmaker and photographer, Christopher Wells owns Kaleidoscope Pictures, or Kpictures, a full-service production company based in New York City. His portfolio includes narrative films, documentaries, corporate videos, and photography for diverse clients. He started with a groundbreaking public service announcement for Partnership for a Drug-Free America, which he wrote, directed, and produced. This student-produced PSA aired nationally, outperforming established NY advertising agencies. He has also worked with Pepperidge Farm, Toms Shoes, Columbia University, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Betsey Johnson, among others.

  • CSI Rentals
    With its knowledgeable staff, CSI Rentals provides a wide selection of equipment rentals in New York City. Professional digital cameras, DSLR HD video and cinema rigs, lenses, lighting solutions, location truck packages, grip and production equipment, and photo and video expendables are all part of their inventory. To assist customers in choosing the best equipment for their needs within their budget, they aim to offer a user-friendly service that is sensitive to their needs. With locations in Manhattan and Williamsburg/Bushwick, Brooklyn, CSI Rentals offers competitive prices and top-notch service and is a dependable option for any kind of photo or video shoot.

  • Tom Ragan Films
    Tom Ragan, a seasoned filmmaker with 15+ years of experience, specializes in short-form digital content and feature-length documentaries. His portfolio includes acclaimed documentaries like Funny You Never Knew, Mission Blue, and Prayer for a Perfect Season. He has also worked with notable organizations such as USA Today, NFL Player Engagement, and UN Women, handling production, shooting, and editing. Ragan combines expertise with a personable and collaborative approach, focusing on the core of each story to deliver high-quality, engaging content. His commitment to precision, detail, and sincere collaboration ensures top-tier production quality for every project.

Pros and Cons of Filming Locations in Brooklyn

Choosing the right location for film production cannot be overstated. It sets the tone, influences the narrative, and contributes to the overall impact of a film. While Brooklyn, New York, offers its unique advantages, it also presents certain challenges:

Advantages

  • Controlled Environment: Renting a filming location provides filmmakers with a controlled environment. It allows for better management of lighting, sound, and set design, thereby enhancing the quality of the film.

  • Logistical Convenience: A rented location also offers logistical convenience. The availability of facilities such as parking, restrooms, and catering can significantly streamline the production process.

  • Reduced Legal Hassles: Renting a location often comes with necessary permissions and insurance, reducing legal hassles and potential disruptions during filming.

  • Diverse Landscape: Brooklyn's diverse landscape offers a range of backdrops for filmmakers. From urban sceneries to quaint neighborhoods, this borough provides a palette of unique settings that can cater to a variety of film genres.

Disadvantages

  • Limited Flexibility: Renting a location can limit flexibility. Filmmakers are bound by the terms of the rental agreement, which may restrict modifications to the property or limit shooting hours.

  • Logistical Challenges: Despite the conveniences, a rented location may also present logistical challenges. Coordinating transportation and managing crew and equipment can be demanding in an unfamiliar location.

  • High Demand: Given Brooklyn's popularity as a filming location, there is high competition for desirable spots. This could potentially lead to scheduling conflicts and compromise the production timeline.

  • Cost: Renting a location in Brooklyn may also come at a higher cost compared to other areas. This can be a significant factor for independent filmmakers or low-budget productions.

Tips on How to Organize Filming in Brooklyn

Filming in Brooklyn can be both rewarding and challenging. The borough's vibrant neighborhoods and diverse landscapes offer a plethora of opportunities for filmmakers. However, to ensure smooth operations and successful outcomes, certain key aspects must be kept in mind:

  • Pre-production Planning: Thorough pre-production planning is the cornerstone of any successful filming project. It includes script breakdowns, storyboarding, and scheduling. This step allows the team to anticipate potential challenges and plan accordingly.

  • Secure Necessary Permits: Filming in public places often requires permits. It is essential to understand the specific regulations in Brooklyn and secure all necessary permits well in advance to avoid legal complications or disruptions during the shoot.

  • Crew Coordination: Effective coordination among the crew members is vital. Regular meetings, clear communication, and well-defined roles ensure everyone is on the same page and working towards the common goal.

  • Logistics Management: Managing logistics effectively can save time and resources. This includes transportation, equipment rental, catering, and accommodation. A well-organized logistics plan can help streamline operations and maintain efficiency on set.

  • Post-production Preparation: Even before the shooting wraps up, it's crucial to start planning for post-production. This includes data management and backup, editing schedules, and distribution plans.

Famous Locations in Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    This 1,826-foot-long iconic esplanade offers stunning views of Manhattan's skyline and the Statue of Liberty, but it also stands as a testament to local activism. Residents successfully fought to reroute the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the 1950s, preserving the historic neighborhood and resulting in this beloved public space.

  • Brooklyn Historical Society
    Brooklyn Historical Society, located in Brooklyn Heights, is a museum that serves as a treasure trove of Brooklyn's history. Housed in a magnificent Queen Anne-style building, the society holds an extensive library and collections that delve into the diverse histories of Brooklyn's many neighborhoods. The society's commitment to education and engagement makes it a vital resource for understanding the borough's past and its impact on contemporary culture.

  • Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
    DUMBO (or Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a must-visit location. Once an industrial area, DUMBO has transformed into a hub of creativity and innovation. Its historic warehouses now host a vibrant community of artists, tech start-ups, and unique businesses. The neighborhood's cobblestone streets and the striking architecture of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges create a distinctive urban landscape that embodies Brooklyn's dynamic evolution.