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Huge, Affordable Production Space
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (17)
  • 17
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
- 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
Downtown Oakland's premier Photo and Video Studio
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
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, a hair/makeup table, and ample photo, video, audio, and lighting equipment if you want to record your event or stream it online. We have a 42" 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. PRICING Just $60/hr on Weekdays between 9am-6pm $70/hr on Weekends and Weekdays after hours. Due to Covid-19 and the extensive cleaning and sanitizing protocols we have in place (including sanitization with UV- light sterilization) we have a 3-hour minimum rental time. Rules: Nothing illegal on premises. No fog machines, no glitter or confetti, and 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.
Oakland Farmhouse
  • $275/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
The Farmhouse is located in the Oakland hills on a half acre with a view, the house is 2600 sq ft and has 4 bedrooms. It has high ceilings, tons of natural light, and lots of room to set up lighting. There is plenty of free parking and space for crew and staging areas. There will be someone on site during all photoshoots to help with anything clients might need and we can be available for walkthroughs before or after the shoot. Wifi is available and clients will have access to all rooms in the house as well as the whole yard.
Bright, airy studio near Lake Merritt
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
This is a cozy space with beautiful natural light, designed to look like a contemporary home and made to be comfortable particularly for boudoir sessions. Perfect also for headshots, lifestyle shots, fashion, and more. It also functions as a traditional photo studio, with a portable backdrop stand and many rolls of seamless; I've shot catalog shoots with multiple models. Note for video producers: there is ambient noise from the street, but depending on what you're shooting, that could be no problem. Several renters have shot music videos there and loved it.
Mid-Century Craftsman with Skyline View
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
This 1927 mid-century craftsman home possess tons of character. Great period details, immaculate hardwood floors and large windows. Ample lighting in every room. Ideal for film & photo shoots. Thoughtfully curated. Art, decor, furniture and other design details throughout. Beautiful views from the master bedroom, kitchen & outdoor patio offer a scenic backdrop of downtown Oakland/SF. Large backyard with ample seating and fire pit. Total lot size is 0.21 AC / 9,280 SF, above average for area. Camera equipment & lighting rental upon request. Parking in private driveway. Additional on-street parking w/ no time restrictions (except street cleaning) Near Highland hospital, Lake Merritt, Trader Joe's, 580 and bus lines to BART. Wifi available. Available 7-days a week |
Art Deco Workpace in Oakland
  • $850/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
Three floors in this eight-story Art Deco building are elevated coworking space, featuring airy lounge areas, collaborative conference rooms, and productivity-fueling private workstations. Commuting is simple with onsite parking and the 19th Street BART Station within walking distance. After work, celebrate team wins at one of the many nearby restaurants, or head to a concert at the historic Fox Theater. Home to professionals in technology, media, nonprofits, and the arts, WeWork’s office space in Downtown Oakland is the place to be.
Bright and Cozy Multipurpose Home Studio
  • $124/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
Versatile, multipurpose home studio with ceiling track lights and bright natural light; located in lower level of medium size mid-century home. Perfect for small photo shoots, co-working space, meetings, and art projects. Schedule preferred is 8:00am-5:00pm for all activities. The studio has a main space plus an adjacent smaller room/office, with a small bathroom and separate laundry room area with a utility sink with door that exits to the back and side yard. The side yard features a lush hydrangeas bush that connects to the thriving eclectic front yard, which features a vintage distress bench. Note: Please send host a message via Giggster chat to request a custom quotation. (Most especially for art shows that require more attendees.)

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About Oakland

Oakland is the biggest city in California and is home to over 440,000 people as well as the offices of Alameda County administrators. It is located on the shore of San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco. Oakland lies on a flat coastal plain that elevates towards the hills parallel to the shorelines on the east. The climate is almost perfect with temperatures in the 70s and 80s year-round. However, residents may experience fog in the morning during the summer.

You will find almost every ethnicity in Oakland, with over 124 languages spoken within the city. The diversity extends into its economy. You will find many companies in the city, but its economic buoyancy is mainly gotten from transportation, business services, and health services. It is also the 45th most populated city in the country. The great economy, diversity, and beauty make an Oakland filming location a perfect idea.

Filming Options in Oakland

Over the years, Oakland has grown to become one of the most preferred states for shooting films. You will find different filming options in Oakland, because of its great architecture, cultural diversity, and many industries. Professional filmmakers enjoy the experience of showing the city to the world. It would help to know other activities have contributed to the growth of filming in Oakland. Let's discuss some of these activities.

  • Caterer
    Everybody loves to eat good food. Fortunately, Oakland is a place to find a good variety of meals from different cultures. Filmmakers don't have to worry about starving. Visitors can also enjoy the services of several skilled and professional caterers. Caterers in the city offer delivery services, so you don't have to leave your filming location. The food will come to you! If you are hosting an event or party, you can choose from several reliable caterers. A taste of the amazing food experience present in this city will have you coming back for more.

  • Transportation
    Convenient transportation is highly imperative to the growth of filming because Oakland is a busy city. It may be difficult to navigate through the city, especially for visitors. You can pick any means of transportation depending on your pocket, to take you anywhere within and outside the city. Filming may take place in more than one location, so you'll always need the services of a professional transportation company. Transportation is also needed to move your equipment from one location to the other.

  • Furniture Rentals
    The contribution of furniture rentals to filming may seem minimal, but it is highly important. The amazing architecture in Oakland makes it easy to get any furniture rental. You will have access to affordable, durable, and top-notch quality furniture from any Oakland vendor. The furniture rental companies in the city are highly reliable and professional. A good set of furniture beautifies its immed9 environment, irrespective of where it is located. Furniture in this part of the country is gotten from nations in Asia, Europe, and other places around the world.

Filming Companies in Oakland

In recent times, filming Companies in Oakland are highly respected by other companies in the country. Some companies have been operating for many years, and they've stayed relevant all through. The quality of services offered by these companies makes filming in Oakland easy and enjoyable.

  • Salt & Honey Catering
    Salt & Honey Catering is one of the most popular restaurants in Oakland. They offer amazing services such as breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and provide everything from appetizers to full plated meals. You can choose from a variety of cuisines like barbecue, Italian, Mexican, and seafood.

  • Frisco Limo
    Are you finding it hard to move around Oakland? Frisco Limo offers stellar services to residents and visitors in the city. They have professional and well-mannered drivers who are vetted, insured, and personable. You will have your choice of vehicles from a black sedan car service for three to a party bus for 50.

  • Dimensional Outlet Furniture
    Dimensional Outlet Furniture offers a good variety of furniture. They offer durable, reliable, and high-quality products. Their employees are experienced in the business and can help you find exactly what you need, even if you don’t know what that is. You can get the best furniture for short or long-term rental for the best prices here.

Pros and Cons of Filming in Oakland

To get the best experience of filming in Oakland, you must understand its advantages and disadvantages. It would help to know what to expect before venturing into the city. So, before you finalize any plans for filming in Oakland, check out the facts first.


  • Amazing art scene
    Oakland is reputable for its large number of artists. If you are a big fan of art, you will love it here. Also, the vibrant art scene helps in attracting tourists and filmmakers from around the world.

  • Efficient transport system
    As a congested city, Oakland has several convenient means of transportation. Unlike other parts of California, the traffic in Oakland is minimal. You can move within the city conveniently and freely.

  • Easy access to quality education
    You can tell a great city by how invested the residents are in education. There are over 100 elementary, middle, charter, and high schools in the Oakland Unified School District. The universities in this part of California are some of the best in the nation.


  • Cost of living
    It is expensive to film in the city. Although experts suggest it is cheaper than San Francisco, it is one of the most expensive places in California. The cost of living is 74.4% higher than the country's average.

  • High crime rate
    It is not a surprise that a city as congested as Oakland has a high crime rate. Tourists and filmmakers are advised to always stay vigilant and report any crime to the police immediately.

  • High tax rate
    The tax rate in Oakland is relatively high. With the high taxes, you should expect to pay more for anything you buy or rent in the city.

Famous Locations in Oakland

  • Lake Merritt
    Lake Merritt is a large lagoon in the center of the city that was the first official wildlife refuge in the country in 1870. With grassy shorelines, picnic areas, boating, and an amusement park, Lake Merritt is fun for everyone. Make sure you visit the Gardens at Lake Merritt, which has over seven acres of flora to admire from a Bonsai Tree Section to the vibrant native wildflowers.

  • Jack London Square
    Jack London Square is reputable for its peaceful environment. It was a stomping ground for popular American writer Jack London and has several historic sites related to the famous author like the Klondike Hut. The marina is popular for boaters, and you can even take a ferry to San Francisco from here.

  • Oakland Museum of California
    The Oakland Museum exhibits the diverse heritage and culture of California. There are dozens of galleries including sections focused on arts, state history, and natural sciences. Many of the features are interactive and high-tech with some of the most interesting artifacts and images. Check out the Early Landscape Painting Exhibit with artists like Marius Dahlgren, Grafton Brown, and William Keith.