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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 |
Modern Full Recording Studio in Oakland
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
A full recording studio featuring a control room (17X 12) with Dolby Atmos immersive 7.1.4 mixing, a 10 X 9 drum room, a 5 X 4 vocal booth, and even a closet where we often mic an amp. All rooms feature beautiful hardwood floors with or without area rugs, and each room is available for recording. Book with us now!
2,400ft² Open Loft-styled Versatile Studio
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
Our studio is a large versatile shooting studio offering diverse backdrops. Designed for flexible shooting needs, this space also offers a backdrop of aged brick for a loft-like look, as well as a classic white paneled room with daylight. 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. SPACE FEATURES 2400 ft² studio space 16’ tall ceilings 12.5’ high truss with speed rail supports 280 ft² client lounge/luxurious studio set with northern daylight exposure and panelled walls 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 Production-ready kitchen 1 restroom ——————— INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE Semi-Private use of the full 2,400 ft² Northern Exposure Studio Hair and makeup station Production-ready kitchen 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 Speedrail infrastructure Catering with prior arrangements
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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Video Shoot locations in Oakland, CA?

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $85 to $850

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About Oakland

Oakland was a grassy plain covered with oak trees when Horace Carpentier started a ferry service from San Francisco to the small-town site that he acquired in 1852. A lot has changed since he named the place Oakland, but it maintains its charm. Economic viability is strong in Oakland as the ports on the San Francisco Bay and the manufacturing industries provide employment opportunities.

The city may not have the same name recognition as others in California, but it does have just as much to offer. The moderate climate, culinary excursions, cultural opportunities, and business development all create the perfect mix of a liveable and exciting city.

Video Shoot Options in Oakland

It’s no secret that video shoot locations in Oakland are popular because of all the city has to offer. In fact, the businesses within the city are well equipped to fulfill the needs of any project that arrives. The Mediterranean climate, access to culture, and beautiful architecture make this a popular choice among videographers.

  • Catering
    Video shoots can mean a long day on the set. One way to keep everyone happy and productively working is with catering. We connect through food, it helps us refuel, focus, and produce our best work. Oakland understands this and produces the best catering options to keep your day running smoothly.

  • Furniture Rentals
    It’s easier to travel light when the equipment and furniture you need can be found in the city. The furniture rental companies in Oakland can provide you with anything you need. The good news is that if they don’t have it, they can get it. There are benefits to being one of the biggest shipping ports in the state.

  • Transportation
    Traffic in the Bay Area is notorious, and not always in a good way. Oakland doesn’t have the same congestion as San Francisco, but it exists. Take the headache and hassle out of transportation through one of the convenient public or private transportation options that the city offers.

Video Shoot Companies in Oakland

Video shoot locations in Oakland can facilitate production needs from the planning phases to the final wrap. Each offers professional services with the goal of making their customer’s life easier and helping your project be as successful as possible.

  • The Red Door
    The Red Door is all about connection and bringing people together. Their team includes both chefs and event designers – and they continuously exceed clients’ expectations with the delicious food and exquisite service. The menu features everything from caviar to chicken wings.

  • Stuart Rental
    Stuart Rental has served the Bay Area since 1849, and its core purpose is to help people. They provide rentals for everything from weddings to corporate events, and with multiple showrooms in California, can easily source whatever is needed for your video shoot.

  • Oakland Town Car
    Oakland Town Car prides itself on being the best in the industry, and there’s no denying that they will get you where you need to be, and on time. They believe in exceeding their client’s expectations with their chauffeurs and fleet of vehicles. Safety and reliability are standard on every trip they make.

Pros and Cons of Video Shoots in Oakland

Alas, perfection does not exist, and there are pros and cons to video shoot locations in Oakland. You know your project best, go through the list, and figure out if there are any deal-breakers. If not, keep planning.


  • The sun is always shining
    Well, perhaps that should be rephrased that the sun is usually shining. But you get the point. Oakland is known for its moderate weather, and it’s one of the reasons there are so many video shoots here, as well as tourists and residents. The weather makes it a welcoming place.

  • The arts
    The vibrant art scene is a major advantage for Oakland as they can offer something for every art lover. Theater, symphony, galleries – it’s all here. Where there is an art scene, there are also artists, and these people make Oakland a special city to visit and shoot a video in.

  • Architecture
    The wrong background can really ruin a video shoot. Oakland has some stunning architecture, especially in the Old Oakland neighborhood, that is the perfect backdrop for any video shoot. Add in the mix of businesses and infrastructure, and you have an architectural buffet.


  • Show me the money
    Unfortunately, those in Oakland have found that the cost of living and working in the city is high. You will need to show the money and pay a little bit more for the goods and services your video shoot needs. Taxes are also high in the city, further straining video shoot budgets.

  • The heat index
    An outdoor video shoot in the summer will be a challenge in Oakland, CA because of the heat index. The climate is generally moderate, sunny, and arid throughout the summer months, and July, August, and September are some of the best weather months in the city. But, when the temperature spikes – and it has gone as high as 109 degrees Fahrenheit in the past – it can be an uncomfortable place to work.

  • Congestion
    The infrastructure in Oakland is well developed, but unfortunately, it is also over capacity at many points throughout the day. Expect travel to take just a little bit longer in Oakland, CA as everyone else tries to get to their next location too.

Famous Locations in Oakland

  • Lake Merritt
    Nature and nurture meet in this urban park and water space. Lake Merritt is located in the heart of Oakland, right near the center of the city. The lake is actually a tidal lagoon and was designated national wildlife refuge in 1870. There are three miles of shoreline trails to explore, plus the surrounding parks, making this a favorite destination for many.

  • Redwood Regional Park
    Walking through the pristine forest with 150-year-old trees, it’s hard to believe that Redwood Regional Park was ever anything but a park. However, in the mid-1800s, most of the trees were cut down and their timber was used to build San Francisco and Oakland. Today, the forest has recovered and is once again a magical place to explore.

  • Oakland Symphony Orchestra
    The Oakland East Bay Symphony has delighted music aficionados since its early days, and the ongoing orchestra and choral music are a key feature enjoyed by residents and visitors to Oakland. They also offer youth programs and continue strengthening their connection to the community.