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Huge, Affordable Production Space
- 3500 square foot flexible space
- 34' x 17' white wall
- 34' x 12' blackout drape
- 50' x 30' open concrete floor space
- 24' x 16' x 3' black carpeted stage with natural wood fascia
- sound system
- 100 amp power distribution breaker panel
- off street loading dock in front for trucks
- roll up door in back, perfect to drive picture cars into space
- off street parking & secure lot for truck overnight parking
- other exterior shooting locations available on-site (ie. industrial backdrops like containers, brick walls, corrugated fences as well as multiple courtyards)
- full day and consecutive day discounts available
- friendly creative environment
Photo Studio Loft with Natural Light
Spacious, open converted historic Brick and Timber Cigar Factory loft with warm exposed brick and light hardwood floor details.
2100 Square foot floor plan photography studio with high ceilings and natural light.
Full kitchen with 5 burner gas stove and huge 9ft rolling counter space. Perfect for use by food stylists, chefs, and caterers.
Free use of 10ft Foba camera stand, C-Stands, Apple boxes, sand bags, grip included with FULL DAY rentals only. (8hrs+) Additional rental fees apply for non full-day rentals of equipment.
Additional photo equipment; grip, Profoto lighting and prop/surface rentals available on-site by reservation.
Versatile Event, Off-site & Production Space
This modern yet vintage office location features an open and flexible event space.
Located in Downtown Oakland, our office is great for your next meeting or professional event.
We are in close proximity to BART and other public transportation, with a plethora of delicious restaurants right outside the door!
Our space is equipped with tables, chairs, projector, sound system and wifi.
Seating is provided for up to 20 people. Catering is allowed, but not provided.
For any additional details, please do not hesitate to ask!
Please note: There are no windows, but the space is nice and bright since we use LEED lights.
Downtown Oakland's premier Photo and Video Studio
We have top of the line Profoto equipment (not the cheap Alien Bees like our competitors).
We have a wonderful 650 square foot studio/event space for rent in Downtown Oakland's famous city center and theater district. We are located in front of the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza park, facing Oakland's beautiful city hall. We are also just 50 ft from 12th Street City Center BART station. An ADA compliant bathroom and we are right at street level so no stairs or funny access to worry about. Just walk in off the street and you're here.
Inside our space we have, 14' high ceilings, 2 hair/makeup tables and 3 large mirrors for clients to use. We have ample photo, video, audio, and lighting equipment if you want to record your event or stream it online. We have a 55" TV and a short throw video projector available. The studio is fully stocked and comes with two Profoto 600ws flashes for photos or two 3000 bi-colored dimmable LED constant light panels for videos and has up to 6800ws of Profoto flash power to rent if needed.
Just $50/hr on Weekdays between 9am-6pm
$65/hr on Weekends and Weekdays after hours.
There is a 2-hour minimum rental on Weekdays and 3-hour minimum rental on Weekends.
Nothing illegal on premises. No smoking, drugs, pornography or acts of sex allowed on premises. No alcohol without prior consent. And if you break it, you buy it.
Please, take care of our photo/video equipment as it if it is your own; we have professional grade equipment available to our guests and expect our guests to be comfortable and competent using it properly. Every client who books our space is responsible for any damages that may occur. If you are not comfortable with using our equipment and being liable for any damages, then you are welcome to bring and use your own equipment. Or, if you'd like to learn how to use our equipment, we suggest hiring our Studio Assistant who can stay with you during the rental and show you how to use our equipment properly. This can be invaluable if you want to rent and use our space on a regular basis. Studio Assistants are $100/hr extra.
When gauging time management of your production, it's generally safe to allow yourself and your crew 15 - 30 minutes for setup and breakdown. We will not open the door 10-15 minutes early to let you set up unless you ask us prior and/or book the extra time. Our studio assistant will help out for about 10 minutes to set up one or two photo or video lights if they are needed, and they will show you how the Air Conditioning and music works, and the safety features of our studio, like where the first aid kit is (always good to be safe). If you need our Studio Assistant to stay longer, then there will be an added charge for thier help. With few exceptions, we offer a 10 minute grace period to clients, but after that grace we wiil need to charge for extra time in 30 minute incriments.
Modern plant-filled apartment
Updated mid-century 1-bedroom apartment with backyard/patio space. Plant lady’s paradise; filled with plants and decorated in trendy neutral tones. Perfect for lifestyle or social media content photo shoots. Access to entire apartment (bedroom by special request only, otherwise locked), including bathroom, kitchen and outside garden hose/water use. Plants/furniture can be moved to accommodate your specific needs. Bright LED lights installed, but no studio lighting provided.
The price for the space is for up to 5 people. Up to 8 people is $107/hour. Up to 12 people is $127/hour. Up to 16 people $147/hour. Up to 20 people $167/hour.
1000 sq ft space
10 ft ceilings with large windows
All white walls and a polished concrete floor
Photo ready minimalist kitchen
Movable furniture for staging
All props in the space are available to use
Projector and large screen
Dining table seating for 6 people (with the current white chairs in the photos)
*We have 4 extra folding chairs if needed to seat up to 10 people at the table.
*Extra dining table and chairs available for additional fee (for dinner parties up to 20 people) - $375
1 gated parking spot. All others, FREE regular street parking in a residential neighborhood with no time restrictions other than street cleaning on Thursday and Friday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.
Available for an additional fee:
*Extra dining table and chairs (for dinner parties up to 20 people) - $375
White seamless paper backdrop - $175
Clothing rack and two small steamers - $175
About the lofts:
Originally an industrial laundry facility built in the late 1920s, it was once named one of the most beautiful industrial buildings in America. At the entrance of the building you can see some images of the original exterior and interior of the building in use. It was later converted into live/work units in the late 1980s.
1. Keep the front door to our unit closed at all times except for coming and going.
2. All people and equipment must remain inside of our unit. (ABSOLUTELY NO using the common space outside of our unit).
3. When coming and going, please keep noise to a minimum.
We maintain the right to be on location for the entirety or portion of the rental, to ensure the success of the rental and also for maintaining the rules and regulations of the building.
Availability 7:00am-11:00pm 7 days a week.
All booking start and end times are inclusive of set up and tear down time.
Food & Beverage/Catering
Food and beverages and/or catering are welcome. If you are not using a catering service, but are bringing food we require a Specialty Event Insurance Liability waiver with Host listed as an additional Insured. You can find this online or through your current insurance renters/homeowners policy.
All dishes and cooking supplies are available for guests use, including plates, glasses and silverware. NO ALCOHOL can be consumed onsite unless cleared prior to the rental.
Garbage, Recycling & Composting
The is NO garbage disposal. Put all food waste into the green bin that is just to the right of the sink (Push down on the stainless steel lid and it will pop open).
We have bins for all three types of waste and ask that you organize accordingly.
Decorations & Displays
PRIOR to any moving of furniture or items, please take photos so you can return the unit back to the original condition.
Every effort will be made to allow the renter to prepare decorations and design reflecting their vision. However, we reserve the right as to whether or not to approve for you to rearrange or move any furnishings, including, but not limited to, artwork, lamps, antiques or seating, upon prior arrange
3,800ft² Studio with Pre-lit 38' Infinity Wall
This space is a large versatile shooting studio offering diverse backdrops along with a prelit 38' white infinity wall or keying backdrop. Designed for flexible shooting needs, this space also offers a backdrop of aged brick for a loft-like look. The kitchen offers a professional stove, concrete countertops, and a custom dining table for crew meals and catering or a production-ready set. On site grip and equipment rental. The main stage has a 16' tall blackout and sound damping curtain for sound and light control, as well as speed rail infrastructure to allow for various rigging configurations. Riggers are available for a low day rate.
3800 ft² studio space
20x38’ infinity wall
5 Kino 4x4 Bank rigged on speed rail infrastructure
16’ tall ceilings
12.5’ high truss with speed rail supports
12’ Automatic roll-up door
Inside parking for grip truck or space for 2 cars
Three-phase 400 amp power
More than 45 dedicated circuits around the main stage
Hair and makeup station
INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE
Private use of 3,800 ft²
Main Stage 38' Infinity Wall
Hair and makeup station
All listed under space features
OPTIONS (SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL CHARGES)
* Any rental requires an insurance certificate 72 hours prior to booking
* Camera, grip, and lighting available on site
* Speed rail infrastructure
* Catering with prior arrangements
* Freshly painted white infinity wall