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Multi-set/Prop Studio. NEW SETS!!! Chicago, IL
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This is a loft type space with multiple sets in one room. The room is devided into four parts and each part has it's own authentic look. Currently we have 3 sets available: 1) Vintage recording studio 2) Biohazard TV Jungle 3) Alice in Wonderland 4) Crime Scene INCLUDED IN YOUR SPACE: - 1100 sq ft. of space - 2 Bathrooms - Clothing rack - Wifi - Space to change - Bluetooth Speaker SOUND DETAILS: Like many areas be careful not to put the sound/music too loud. Covid-19 Restrictions: Due to the practice of social distancing we are limiting the space to 10 people or less. We appreciate your cooperation. Absolutely No Alcohol, No Smoking, No drugs, No Firearms. The space is open 8am - 9pm, 7 days a week with a minimum of 2 hours. Your booking includes full use of every section within our walls. STUDIO LIGHTS, CREW AND EUIPMENT ARE NOT INCLUDED TO THE RENTAL FEE!!! The studio has a black ceiling and no natural lights. The space includes 2 bathrooms. Additional lighting, video equipment or crew are not included to the rent. You will be able to rent the studio equipment for a separate cost. We allow to only use it in the studio. Check Add-ons to see the list of equipment that is available for rent. You pay flat fee that covers the equipment rent for the whole time that you are renting the studio. One of the managers will be there to explain the space.
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Rain Room in Chicago
  • $52/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (7)
  • 7
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our Rain Room is 550 sq. ft. Blackout photo studio with Multiple Rain Features, located in Chicago, IL. It comes with RGB lights, and X Lights with Bathtub to provide different colors to your pictures. It also offers wardrobe and makeup area for pre or post shoot activities. Our Studio is available for Photoshoots and Film Shoots. Kindly contact us directly for more information.
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RGB Bike Studio in Chicago
  • $52/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (7)
  • 7
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our RGB Bike Studio is 1500 sq. ft., large blackout studio with high ceilings, a Sport Bike, controllable sound synchronized RGB Lights, and RGB Tunnel for car photo and video shoots. It comes with a Sports Motorcycle included A fully refundable $250 incidentals deposit is required to rent this room due to the high amount of sensitive RGB features and motorbike. Our Studio is available for all types of Photoshoots and Film Shoots. Kindly contact us directly for more information.
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.
SuperHost
Late 19th century urban Queen Anne/Victorian house with interesting interior architectural details, including high ceilings, crown molding, columns, 2 fireplaces, and curved elements. High-end updated kitchen and master suite. Beautiful ever-blooming back garden Spring-Fall.
SuperHost
Jungle Neon Studio in Chicago
  • $52/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our Jungle Neon Studio is 950 sq. ft. beautiful daylight photo studio with Jungle & Concrete walls and Neon Loft on the mezzanine. It offers background with bushes/flowers on floor and Neon background on the Mezzanine to worth your visit. Our Studio is available for all types of Meetings, Photoshoots and Film Shoots. Kindly contact us directly for more information.
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.
SuperHost
St. Bonaventure School and Hall
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
We have a variety of spaces that are available for your event or your film / video project. Our facility includes a meeting hall, a black-box theater, classrooms, and miscellaneous office spaces. We have parking and restrooms on site.
SuperHost
South Side Cozy Cottage, welcome home.
  • $89/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
South Side tudor style single family. Cozy Cottage, unique, quaint... looks different from anything else in the area. It’s sits on a double lot on a quite block.
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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Video 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 $50 to $400

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About Chicago

In Chicago, you’ll find food, festivities and merchandise from all over the world. Thanks to its key location by Lake Michigan and the development of railways, the city quickly expanded to become the third-largest in the state. People have migrated here from all around the world, bringing new ideas and ways of life to Chicago. The city is well known for its impressive architecture which brings in many tourists on its own, its art scene, as well as its beautiful scenery like the 26 miles of beaches along Lake Michigan.

Chicago is home to the first skyscraper ever built which is the second tallest in the hemisphere at 110 stories high. In Chicago, there are many fun traditions like on Saint Patrick’s Day when the Plumbers Union turns the Chicago River green. There are over 500 parks and some sites with amazing views of the city, making it a great place for a Chicago video shoot location.

Video Shoot Options in Chicago

Events like video shoots require a lot of planning, and to make the best video everything needs to be perfect. Your Chicago video shoot location will need the following things before you can start recording.

  • Video Recording Equipment
    You won’t get much done at your video shoot if you don’t have the right equipment. It can also be a hassle to bring everything all the way to Chicago, so you might want to rent a camera, tripod, boom microphones, lighting and other equipment from a local company.

  • Props and Decorations
    You might need some props or decorations for your video and to decorate your venue. There are great stores in Chicago where you can buy objects, backdrops, furniture and accessories to be used in your video shoot.

  • Transportation
    A big city like Chicago can be hard to navigate, and with all of your actors, equipment and props you might have a hard time getting everything to one place. Consider finding some form of transportation like a moving truck or bus that can bring everyone and everything to the shoot location at once.

Video Shoot Companies in Chicago

Recording a video in a big city like this one can be difficult to plan especially if you don’t know your way around. It can be a good idea to get help from companies that are familiar with the way things work in the city to help you plan your Chicago video shoot location.

  • ProGear
    ProGear has been open since 2008 and offers rentals for both still and motion cameras. They pride themselves on customer service and can help supply you with all of the equipment that you need from lenses, lighting, production equipment and camera accessories.

  • Zap Props
    This is a fun store that offers antique furniture and a huge selection of movie props for rent. On their website, you can find thrones, guns, casino games, western props and many more. They can also make custom-designed props if you need something specific.

  • Pontarelli Chicago
    At Pontarelli you will find shuttle services, bus rentals, meeting or event transportation and more. This company is experienced, reliable and can get your equipment and your team to the video shoot location in Chicago. They’ve been providing car services for over 40 years.

Pros and Cons of Video Shoots in Chicago

Video shoots bring specific requirements and you will have to make sure the city you choose has the right things for your event. Written below are the pros and cons of this city, which can influence where to book a Chicago video shoot location.

Advantages

  • Public transportation is good
    Although the city’s public transportation can still be improved on, it does well considering how many people use it on a daily basis. Chicago has one of the biggest bus and train systems in the country and it is definitely a better alternative than driving.

  • The city is beautiful
    One thing that you cannot deny about Chicago is that the city is stunning. This is great for a video shoot location because whether you are looking for a scenic shot of the city or a beautiful greenspace to record in, Chicago has you covered.

  • Great citizens
    One of Chicago’s best characteristics is the people themselves. Everyone who visits Chicago agrees that the citizens here are lovely. The friendliness of your neighbors can make a big difference in how you see a city, and the people in this one are known to be some of the best.

Disadvantages

  • Unpleasant weather
    In Chicago, seasons can be pretty intense and both summers and winters can be unpleasant. If you are planning your video shoot in the summer be prepared for the heat, and recording during the winter will be difficult in the extreme cold and snow.

  • Violence and gang activity
    Chicago is often displayed as a crime-ridden city in most shows and videos and has a reputation for violence and gang activities. The city has a fairly high crime rate overall.

  • Finding parking
    The people of Chicago have a sort of tradition called the dibs system, which is where people will place upside down furniture outside to reserve a parking spot. The parking here gets even worse in the winter months and finding somewhere to keep your car for your video shoot location can be a struggle.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Art Institute of Chicago
    This world class museum houses a grand selection of artworks that are from recent and ancient times. They have prints, photographs, sculptures, paintings, architectural drawings and other forms of creative art in the impressive 400,000 square foot building. The establishment was built by Shepley, Coolidge and Rutan in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition.

  • 360 Chicago
    The John Hancock Center building offers an impressive observation deck called 360 Chicago and is over 1,000 feet up high. It is located on the 94th floor of the building and offers a new feature called the tilt, which offers visitors a view while being tilted in a way that lets you look straight down. The rest of the building is also interesting being filled with shops, apartments, offices and a multimedia exhibit.

  • Shedd Aquarium
    At the Shedd Aquarium, you can learn all about aquatic animals around the world. This is a great event for people of all ages but children will especially enjoy the Polar Play Zone and the Stingray Touch Zone where you can pet real stingrays. Whether you are curious about aquatic animals from the Arctic or Caribbean, you can find out all about them at this aquarium.