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Tri-State Photo/Video Studio + Loft
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Located in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood one block from the blue line. Street parking available and one vehicle is allowed to park on the back garage. Space is used as a portrait studio on average one week a month and the rest of the month is available for weeks at the time for rental. Studio area is filled with natural light and the loft area has no windows but plenty of artificial light. Full kitchen, two bathrooms, internet, fully furnished with a Livingroom that serves as a sales area using a large screen TV that can be connected to a laptop via an HTMI cable. Studio is rented by itself or for an additional fee, the loft area can be unlocked for full access of the entire facility.
SuperHost
Photo/Video Studio with Brick Wall
  • $35/hr
  • New
  • 4.7 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This curated space is meant to make our guests feel welcomed and right at home. The studio is split into two sections, a small office-like space on the upper level and a spacious “shooting” area with two separate setups on the lower level. The office section has a vanity mirror/desk for makeup and a small table for photo editing. You will need to bring your own laptop. The office is separated by a small staircase leading to the main shooting floor. Our studio is set up for photography/videography. The studio’s north wall has a seamless paper backdrop setup hanging from the ceiling set up (seamless paper is included in rental). You are allowed to bring your own seamless paper to hang from our mobile tripod setup. Most of the walls in the studio are brick. We are proud of our humble little space, especially taking into consideration that we built the vanity mirror by hand over the course of a few days. We hope that this studio is just the first of many to come in the future!
SuperHost
Natural Light Photo / Video Studio with Cyc Wall & RGB Lights
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Good for photo / video, comes with cyc wall, faux greenery wall, & seamless backdrops (extra cost), clothes rack also available. Window shades to control natural light. Dressing Room included (Vanity area, with full body mirror, a place to hang clothes, and a place to sit). Heating & Air condition included. RGB colored lights (host must be present) Studio is on the 3rd floor (access by stairs)
SuperHost
Studio with Flower Wall in Chicago
  • $52/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our Studio with Flower wall is 700 sq. ft. gorgeous daylight photo studio with tons of natural light and large windows. It also comes with props like couch, bathtub and many more to add beauty into your pictures. Our Studio is available for all types of Meetings, Photoshoots and Film Shoots. Kindly contact us directly for more information.
SuperHost
Dance Studio Perfect for Events Space
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our facility is bright with beautiful colors. We have mirrors for dance and fitness classes. We have a waiting area with access to a tv- microwave and a small compact refrigerator. The space also has speakers for music with a microphone for rehearsals. The room space is also great for photoshoots. We also have chairs tables for use of meetings or class.
SuperHost
Stylish Film & Photography Studio in Chicago
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Bright 2600 square foot open floor plan Pilsen photography studio. A clean and creative environment for your next photo shoot, video production, castings, workshops, off site meetings and selective special events. The studio loft features stunning daylight, reinforced stained plywood floors, high ceilings, an open full commercial kitchen with dedicated refrigerator and freezer, ample parking with covered loading dock. Studio comes with WiFi access and music system. Studio is quiet but not soundproof. Catering services and suggestions available through the studio manager, experienced photo assistant and producer available. Photo and grip equipment available for rent. Motion and Stills lighting rental company on premises. Furniture rental company on premises.
SuperHost
Natural Light Sunset Loft Photo Studio
  • $130/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This space is a 3000 Sq ft brick and beam loft that has amazing sun pouring through the three sides of windows all day long. Sunset is something to behold in this space as it literally is unobstructed and makes the place glow. There is direct sun into the unit from 10 AM until sunset. 17 ft ceiling with 9 ft factory loft windows allow the space to be a great option both for those sunny days as well as the cloudy ones. The space includes a fully functional/ shootable kitchen with a 10 ft concrete island and brick back wall. We have outfitted the space with all of the grip equipment you could need and offer a lot of premiums that make the space extremely functional for larger and smaller productions. We have a board room area for your client with a 70 inch TV and a large boardroom table. The space is great for everything from Events to photo shoot to even wine tastings. Close to lots of the Pilsen areas that have become so popular over the years. Bathroom in the unit as well as an additional 4 that are available for us on the floor. Private changing area makes it easy for your talent to feel comfortable. The Loft has windows on three out of the four sides and truly is a daylight studio. Elevator access that comes from a private loading dock with three bays.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Film Studio spaces in Chicago, IL?

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About Chicago

As the nation’s third-largest city behind New York and Los Angeles, Chicago has long served as one of history’s most important backdrops. The trading-port-turned-cultural-epicenter of the Midwest, Chicago is a town settled and built by immigrants from every corner of the world, and its cultural offerings and food scene reflect this diversity in many exciting ways. From authentic Italian cuisine to signature dishes and festivals honoring the city’s rich traditions, visitors to Chicago feel like they are traveling to a different nation simply by changing neighborhoods.

The city is known for its beautiful public and curated art, as well as historical sites dating back millennia to the land’s original Native inhabitants. Those looking for an exciting experience can cheer for one of the city’s six professional sports franchises or take in a concert at United Center.

With its rich history, a mix of modern innovation and old charm, and a cultural identity that speaks to every walk of life, Chicago is the perfect place to film a documentary, action feature or independent project. You’ll find many locations that can be transformed into a film studio space with help from local businesses.

Film Studio Options in Chicago

Depending on the type of scenes you’ll be filming, there are many great options for film studio spaces in Chicago. There are a number of local service providers who can not only help you transform your chosen space but also help your project run smoothly.

  • Transportation
    Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest airport hubs in the world, making it easy to fly in acting talent, film crews and other personnel on practically a moment’s notice. Getting from the airport to your filming location, however, may be more difficult due to the city’s size and traffic conditions. There are many transportation companies available to provide airport pick up and transportation, including black car and limousine services, saving the hassle of navigating and parking.

  • Equipment Rental
    If you’ve got the basics for your film project, but need additional equipment after setting up at your film studio, you’re in luck. There are rental agencies that can provide you with film, lighting and sound equipment, as well as trucks to haul it to and from the site. Some firms also provide access to the company’s staff to help you set up, operate or troubleshoot the equipment.

  • Carpentry
    If your Chicago film studio space is a blank canvas ready for you to build the set of your dreams, there are many local carpenters who can help you turn an empty warehouse into a cozy living room, kitchen, or other set with all the details. Talented carpenters can help you build a set from the ground up, including furniture, cabinetry and other fine details.

Film Studio Companies in Chicago

Now that you have chosen your Chicago film studio space, hired talented actors and crew, and have a firm vision in mind, you may want to enlist the help of a local film production agency to assist you in making your film project a reality.

  • E3M Creative
    Not only does the team at E3M excel at video production, but they also have marketing and branding professionals on staff to help you sell yourself and your project once it’s completed. The firm provides production and consulting on overview videos, product and service videos, client testimonials, recruitment and culture information, B2B sales and event highlights. They’ll also help you market your brand more effectively using your creation.

  • Prysm Studios
    Providing production and post-production video services, Prysm Studios has worked with some of the top national brands, including Wendy’s, CenturyLink, Serta and Dunkin,’ among others. The firm provides pre-production visualization, creative editorial services, design, motion graphics, composition and visual effects, along with post-production polishing such as color correction, audio dubbing and finishing of the final product.

  • BMP Film Co.
    The creative team at BMP Film Co. has many years of experience helping clients turn visions and ideas into expertly-produced creative vehicles for showing, selling, educating and more. The firm works with non-profits, corporations and event planners and works toward a unique set of goals for each client. They also work with individuals to produce videos of social occasions and intimate moments for an unforgettable memento.

Pros and Cons of Film Studios in Chicago

With its many different types of venues, there are a few advantages and disadvantages to choosing Chicago for a filming session.

Advantages

  • History
    Chicago has many buildings from different eras, both renovated and preserved over the decades. There are also hundreds of historical sites, great for filming unique scenes.

  • Diversity
    Looking for specific characteristics? Chicago is culturally diverse, with a number of immigrant communities and historically diverse neighborhoods.

  • Shopping
    In a global city like Chicago, you’ll likely be able to find whatever you’re looking for at one of the city’s upscale shopping centers or neighborhood boutiques.

Disadvantages

  • Weather
    Chicago is hot and humid in the summer with brutally cold winters often covered in snow. Plan for all eventualities.

  • Expensive
    Due to possible extra expenses, plan a budget. Chicago has one of the country’s highest costs of living, so expect to pay more for amenities and basic necessities.

  • Crime
    Every neighborhood in Chicago can offer interesting film studio space, but some neighborhoods are high in crime and should be avoided.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Magnificent Mile
    Located on North Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the penultimate shopping experience in Chicago. The Mile offers shopping opportunities at more than 450 retail locations, including major department stores, flagship retailers and exclusive boutiques. You’ll also find world-class dining options, upscale lodging and a variety of theaters, museums and other attractions.

  • City Gallery/The Historic Water Tower
    One of the city’s most recognizable and visited landmarks, the Chicago Water Tower was built in 1867 to house infrastructure to regulate the expanding city’s water pressure. It was also one of the few buildings to survive the path of destruction caused by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, the historic building houses exhibitions of Chicago-centric photography from local residents as well as a beautiful display of 19th-century Gothic architecture.

  • Chicago Sports Museum
    The story of professional sports in Chicago is long, filled with adversity, diversity, glory and disappointment. The Chicago Sports Museum chronicles it all through artifacts, interactive exhibits and simulated experiences. Visitors can experience CSI-like sports forensics by examining artifacts such as Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, learn to throw a curveball from Steve Stone, or compare their vertical leap to Bulls’ great Michael Jordan.