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SuperHost
Modern Gourmet kitchen & open concept home
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Modern new construction home on far north side of Chicago, in nice quiet unincorporated area of Cook County, 10 minutes from O’Hare airport. Beautiful neighborhood with old and new homes.
SuperHost
Artist Visioned Casa Xicago
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Casa Xicago. 1996 Ravenswood Industrial Corridor conversion. Ex-commercial building re-envisioned by artists. Private interior courtyard with pergola and seasonal plantings in the heart of Chicago. 4400 Sq.Ft. 2 Level Home, 3000 Sq.Ft. Courtyard Dynamic architectural elements. Lots of free street parking before 7am.
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Local Chicago artist's studio / gallery
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Wonderful open art gallery with 14' ceilings and hardwood floors.
SuperHost
Logan Square Video Game Museum w/ 606 views
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
2000 square foot gallery duplex for video games available on Saturdays and Sundays or by custom request. It features hardwood floors, track lighting, playable arcade and console games, a full kitchen, two full bathrooms and views of the 606 trail. Ideal for office parties, birthday parties for kids 6+ and adults of all ages, and other private events.
SuperHost
Modern Design Studio Loft
  • $299/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Sun-filled timber loft space, home to a creative design studio. Loosely designed in the theme of "Camp Chic," our studio is filled with tons of space, elegant white office furniture, and a fun "huddle" space with four hanging egg chairs. We also offer a bright conference room with large TV and rail for displaying photos, a photo studio, galley kitchen, and rope swing. Shoots with crews of 10+ should be scheduled on a weekend.
SuperHost
Beautiful home in Chatham
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This wonderful place is a 2-story house with a backyard facing the back of the house, light wood flooring, and staircases leading to 3 bedrooms. Bright kitchen. Cozy living room. Front porch. This is a perfect place for productions.
SuperHost
Sunny Corner Studio Backdrops & Equipment included
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Great corner studio with a lot of daylight. Windows Facing South, direct sunlight during all day! Complete self-service! You will be provided with 2 access codes that will allow you to gain access to the studio. The first code will allow you to gain entry into the building. The second code will allow you to gain entry into the studio space and will only work during your scheduled booking times. Also after booking you will get 2 video instructions - How to get in building and find studio space - How to use equipment 🚨You can use 1 backdrop for every hour that you book (If you book 2 hours you can use 2 colors for free) GODOX Strobes Included! 14ft ceilings and great light throughout the day 6 Seamless Paper. 850 sqf You can use 1 backdrop for every hour that you book (If you book 2 hours you can use 2 colors for free) Corner space 850sqf. Windows facing south, direct sunlight during ALL DAY! - 1 x Godox trigger (Canon/Nikon/Sony) - 2 x Godox GS400 Strobes (NOT continuous light), you can add continuous light in add-ons - 2 x Arri light stands - 1 x 14"x63" Beehive Honeycomb Grid Strip Softbox - 2 x Portable Rectangular Softbox 23.6" X 35.4" - 1 x 55" Octagon - 1 x C-Stand Furniture: - Steamer - Clothing rack - Make up table + dining table - different chairs + vintage egg chair - ladder 🎤 I can't guarantee that you will record clear audio in this space. Studio Is not sound proof and is located near CTA subway green line. Usually It's pretty quiet in this studio, but you can hear train every 20 min. Sometimes you can hear my neighbors in the hallway.
SuperHost
Cozy family home in west side Chicago
  • $40/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
family home located in the heart of Austin. lot with swing is located in the listening.
SuperHost
Spacious & Bright Professional Studio in Chicago
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our Spacious and well-lit professional studio is spread within 1300 square feet and is available for space for photoshoots and productions. With full access of natural light and red-brick wall background and wooden flooring, this space gives it a rugged look and makes it perfect for commercial photoshoots and film shoots. Please contact us directly for more information.
SuperHost
Hall of Immortals
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
One of the first exhibits to be installed was the Hall of Immortals, containing twelve large stone statues of great figures in the field of medicine and the allied sciences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Film Shoot locations in Chicago, IL?

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $40 to $400

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About Chicago

Located at a strategically and commercially important portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, Chicago has been a cultural and economic hub for the Midwest since the early 19th century. Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1871 that destroyed nearly a third of the city, Chicago’s architecture is a marvel unto itself, with its multicultural heritage resulting in many unique building styles, such as skyscrapers with neoclassical elements and Polish cathedrals.

The city features structures by many famous architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. Inspired by its history, Chicago is a thoroughly modern city, with a thriving nightlife scene in Logan Square and River North, and a diverse food scene that includes specialties not found anywhere else. You’ll also find a wealth of museums, public art, professional sports and other activities.

Chicago is a bustling mix of historic and modern. The city was once the leading edge of architecture and innovation, leaving many unique structures perfect for both traditional and performance art as well as special events.

Film Shoot Location Options in Chicago

The city of Chicago has many stories, and just as many options for places to tell those stories. Whether you’re portraying the gritty, urban feel of West Loop or the posh mansions in Lincoln Park, you’ll find a host of available buildings that capture the feel of the Windy City.

  • Industrial Warehouses
    Nothing captures Chicago’s hardscrabble, industrial, blue-collar past (and sometimes present) like the hulking warehouses, factories and meatpacking plants dotting the lakeshore, river and urban neighborhoods. These spaces make excellent locations for large ensemble cast scenes, but they can also serve as a blank canvas, allowing you to build a set of your choice with plenty of room for lighting, sound equipment and more.

  • Private Homes
    Chicago is a city of immigrants – its first permanent settler was likely born in Haiti – and its many neighborhoods reflect the styles of the residents that called it home. You’ll find homes personifying every era, from mid-century modern masterpieces to bungalows, elegant greystone townhouses and Greek revival mansions. Many of these locations retain their period charm and some even come appointed with vintage furniture and finishes.

  • Studios
    If your film is set in Chicago, requiring numerous scenes in the city’s famous places, but you can’t find the perfect indoor film set, you’re not out of options. Chicago has many film studios with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll be able to film your on-set shots from an expertly-designed studio, complete with dressing rooms and optional green room setups, before heading out into the city to capture the rest of your film.

Film Shoot Location Companies in Chicago

If you’ve got an idea for a film shoot location in Chicago and some talented personnel but just need a little help with the technical or artistic aspects, you’re in luck. Chicago has several film production companies that can help you achieve your vision.

  • Blue Plate
    Blue Plate Catering has more than awards to brag about but they certainly deserve a mention. From 2019, 2018, 2015 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) - Best Caterer, East Region - Catersource to 2018, 2016-2014 Couples’ Choice – WeddingWire, these are just a few of the accolades. Born from a passion to cook and a van, founder Jim Horan created Blue Plate and this catering company has only gone up from there. Big gathering or small, they’ve got you covered.

  • One Tree Forest Films
    In 2005, Chad Cooper founded One Tree Forest as a way to help brands and individuals tell stories without being subjected to the hustle and turmoil of a big Hollywood production studio. Together with his wife Abby, the production team focuses on adjusting the workflow to the story at hand, keeping the feeling authentic and artistic while finding ways to avoid rising costs and extra workload. The company has worked with national brands including McDonald’s, Gatorade, GNC, American Family Insurance and more.

  • Click Play Films
    Based in New York City with offices in downtown Chicago, Click Play Films specializes in production and animation with an emphasis on creativity. The firm has worked on feature films as well as national ad campaigns for brands including Netflix, Domino’s, Sony, LinkedIn and Facebook. The production team at Click Play Films is a diverse group of tech-savvy and creative individuals from all walks of life with a variety of different educational backgrounds to call of to help you achieve your vision for your film.

Pros and Cons of Film Shoot Locations in Chicago

With a wide variety of unique venues and talented film production services, Chicago is the perfect place for a film shoot location. There are a few advantages and disadvantages you should consider before making a final decision, however.

Advantages

  • Skyline
    This city has the ideal ambiance for filming. Chicago’s skyline features many recognizable landmarks and looks amazing day and night.

  • Architecture
    Chicago has long been an innovative leader in building and architecture, featuring structures in a variety of styles.

  • Outdoor spaces
    The city has a large number of urban and suburban green spaces, as well as miles of shoreline and riverbanks for filming outdoors.

Disadvantages

  • Winter
    Chicago is called the Windy City for a reason, and the weather is usually brutally cold and often snowy during the winter months.

  • Expensive
    A good budget is wise. Food, transportation, lodging and other amenities cost considerably more than other cities in the region.

  • Crime
    Some neighborhoods are considered unsafe for filming any time of the day. Be aware of these areas by asking those in the industry for information.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Chicago Riverwalk
    The Chicago Riverwalk is a 1.25-mile path through the heart of downtown Chicago following the namesake Chicago River. The district offers a number of attractions, dining opportunities, boutique shops, public art and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities of the city’s unique skyline and architecture. Visitors can also embark on a variety of entertaining and education river cruises from the dock and explore the large community marketplace and innovative play spots for children.

  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    Take in some of the best views of Chicago, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River from the 94th Floor Observation Deck of John Hancock Center. Standing more than 1,000 feet over the famed Magnificent Mile, visitors to the observation deck can also experience TILT, one of the world’s tallest thrill rides, and have a drink with a view at BAR 94.

  • Chicago Maritime Museum
    Chicago has always occupied an important location at the confluence of the Great Lakes and the Chicago River. The Chicago Maritime Museum houses artifacts from the region’s history as an economic hub and trading post – visitors can walk through exhibits featuring the Native American tribes in the area, French fur traders, sail and steam-powered freight and passenger ships, and modern commercial and private vessels. The museum also features the Ralph and Rita Frese Canoe Collection.