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SuperHost
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
SuperHost
Photo Studio Loft with Natural Light
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
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.
SuperHost
Warehouse Loft with 30 Ft. Ceilings
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
This space is 1900 square feet of pure magic. Built 100 years ago, this building used to manufacture farm equipment but was converted to artist lofts in the 1970s. There are many features to explore within the space to enjoy it's unlimited creative potential. The loft features a built in dance floor (12x14ft), sonos, wall of studio mirrors, photography set up, two giant skylights, and total privacy from neighbors, open air design, wall of plants, 10 person dining table, guest bed, and full kitchen, breakfast nook, and bathroom upstairs. There are unlimited possibilities within the space to create film, art and photography. Set up is perfect for dance, yoga, aerial silks and performance of all kinds. Wonderful place to host a meeting of minds and spirits. The skylights create an amazing diffused light all day. Skylights vary in color from all white, gray or are blue and white depending on the weather. Best way to have total control over all lighting is to shoot and record after sundown. Magical hours of light are between 5-8 pm. Recording audio you have to tolerate some occasional street noise but I've always found the sounds here authentic to the Oakland and totally workable. I look forward to hosting your production, event or meeting in this one of a kind space experience.
SuperHost
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.
SuperHost
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.
SuperHost
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 |
SuperHost
Modernized Craftsman family home + lush yard
  • $80/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
Modernized craftsman lovingly remodeled from the studs up. 2 story family home. Heath tile throughout. 2 kid's rooms (toddler + young child). Large primary bed/bath suite opening onto landscaped, lush tropical yard. Colorful, bright, open. Skylights in main (living/dining) space. Colorful, eclectic touches make this a unique and warm, vibrant space.

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The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $275

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About Oakland

The biggest city in California’s Alameda County, Oakland is a picturesque seaside center that serves as an important port for commerce and trade. Found in the East Bay region of San Francisco Bay, Oakland has a population base that ranks it as #8 in the state and #45 in the country when it comes to its concentration of residents. The Port of Oakland is the most heavily trafficked port both in San Francisco Bay and Northern California.

Oakland is particularly well known for its exceptional cuisine. With many locally produced meats, fruits, and vegetables to choose from, Oakland’s culinary professionals are able to produce some of the tastiest dishes in the country. Among the cuisines available here are French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Caribbean, and even some of the most beloved treats found in Louisiana and the Southern states.

With its gorgeous scenery, attractions, and culture to offer, it’s not hard to see why Oakland production spaces are in such high demand. Whether you are looking for a picturesque spot in the great outdoors, a sound stage, or something entirely different, you’ll have no difficulty finding it in Oakland.

Production Space Options in Oakland

Searching for the ideal Oakland production space can feel like a fun adventure. Once you have a place that feels just right, it’s a good idea to hire some Oakland supply vendors to help you put all of the details in place for a successful film or photo shoot.

  • Audio-Visual Equipment Rentals
    If you arrive at your Oakland production space and discover you’ve left some of your equipment behind, you will not have to worry. Oakland has several exceptional audio-visual equipment rental companies that can supply you with anything you need.

  • Coffee Service
    The cast and crew of your Oakland production look forward to their daily cup of joe. A great way to keep morale and motivation high for your film or photo shoot is to ensure a continuous supply of steaming hot java for your staff to enjoy. One of Oakland’s top coffee catering services can provide disposable coffee and tea carafes, professional drip machines, or even an espresso bar to keep your production humming along without a hitch.

  • Hair and Makeup
    Productions proceed the most smoothly when there are hair and makeup professionals on-site to keep the on-screen talent looking their best. With such a thriving entertainment scene in Oakland, you’ll have no trouble finding a top-notch makeup artist and hairstylist to join you on your film set to ensure your cast is picture-perfect all day long.

Production Space Companies in Oakland

You’ve found the perfect production space; now it’s time to put the final details in place to start filming. When it comes to Oakland supply vendors and equipment rental companies, you’ll have no shortage of great professionals to choose from to assist you with your production.

  • Christina Flach Makeup and Hair
    The creator of the popular brand Pretty Girl Makeup, Christina Flach provides her award-winning makeup and hair services to celebrities, brides, models, and clients that simply want to look their very best. Skilled in preparing her clients for everything from film shoots to print ads, Christina Flach brings her beauty services to locations in Marin, San Francisco, Oakland, Napa, and the surrounding areas.

  • Associated Coffee
    In business since 1972, Associated Coffee is one of Oakland’s most popular mobile coffee catering services. Offering hot coffee, sweet treats, and even meals to keep your staff well-fed and happy, Associated Coffee will bring everything right to the door of your production site.

  • Oakland Audio-Visual Services Inc.
    Oakland Audio-Visual Services Inc. is a well-known rental company serving the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years. Providing high-quality audio-visual equipment rentals, consultations, installations, and technical support to meet your every need, you can’t go wrong with the Oakland Audio-Visual Services Inc. team providing the tools you need at your production site.

Pros and Cons of Production Spaces in Oakland

A city that is extremely popular as a production locale, it’s not hard to see what makes Oakland the ideal spot for a film or photo shoot. However, all urban centers offer their positives and negatives when it comes to mounting an important production there.

Advantages

  • Excellent location
    Oakland is the perfect home base with close proximity to many of California’s most popular cities including San Francisco, Pleasanton, and Berkeley.

  • Efficient public transportation system
    Unlike Los Angeles or San Francisco, there is little traffic in Oakland if you make use of the city’s excellent public transportation system.

  • Popular art scene
    Oakland is home to many art galleries, offering exhibitions year-round for you to enjoy.

Disadvantages

  • High cost of living
    Though less expensive than its neighbor, San Francisco, Oakland is still a very expensive city. You can expect to pay 74.4% more than in other U.S. urban centers.

  • High crime rate
    Unfortunately, crime is high and on the rise in Oakland. The crime rate has been assessed at 209% higher than what is seen in the rest of the country.

  • Excessive tax rate
    You can expect to pay 9.5% in taxes in Oakland, an increase of 2% over other cities in California.

Famous Locations in Oakland

  • Lake Merritt
    Lake Merritt is a beautiful park with grounds that include an immense amount of green space, beautifully cultivated trees, and a wide selection of picnic areas. A relaxing spot in the heart of a busy metropolitan center, Lake Merritt is the perfect place to unwind and catch up with friends or do some people-watching.

  • Jack London Square
    Jack London Square offers stunning views of the waterfront and a relaxing seaside ambiance that is sure to wash your worries away. The square was named for American author Jack London who made this region his home and was once employed on the docks of this busy port. In fact, the middle of the square includes a log cabin that has been built to replicate the quarters Mr. London lived in during a trip through Alaska’s hostile but beautiful wilderness.

  • Oakland Museum of California
    The Oakland Museum of California is a unique facility devoted to artworks that relate to natural sciences, California arts, and local history. Among the exhibits found here are pieces relating to social justice events hosted by the city and some associated with local political activism.