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Top Video Shoot locations in Oakland, CA

SuperHost
Bright, airy studio near Lake Merritt
  • $120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
SuperHost
Mid-Century Craftsman with Skyline View
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
SuperHost
Oakland Oasis: Elevate Your Event or Production
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Oakland, CA
SuperHost
Sunny, art-filled loft
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Oakland, CA
SuperHost
Unique Modern Craftsman Home with Amazing Lighting
  • $130/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
SuperHost
Huge, Affordable Production Space
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (32)
  • 32
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA

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What people are saying about Video Shoot on Giggster

Jeremy N.
$ 150
3 hours
5 people
2 years ago
Space was great and staff was very helpful, exactly what we were looking for. Will be back!
Renée Asteria P.
$ 200
4 hours
5 people
a month ago
Great space! Huge multi purpose. We shot a dance choreography for a music video. The staff was amazing ! Al and Aiden were so kind and helpful!!
Emonni G.
$ 150
3 hours
45 people
7 months ago
I shoot youtube content here and have had nothing but good experiences. It’s private, it’s parking, and HUGE for the price. You can’t beat it.
Noah C.
$ 550
11 hours
30 people
9 months ago
The Production space was very spacious which allowed our crew to perform as needed. Although the environment around the production space is seen as unsafe, Alan was very responsible in terms of security and his team was responsive/helpful when we wanted to communicate.

Frequently Asked Questions about Video Shoot venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Oakland?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Oakland on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Oakland?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Oakland at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Video Shoot locations are available in Oakland?
Right now, there are 43 Video Shoot locations available in Oakland.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Oakland bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Oakland guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Oakland locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Oakland?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Oakland. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Oakland booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Oakland?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Oakland is $109 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Oakland?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Video Shoot locations in Oakland, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $250.
Which Video Shoot locations are most popular in Oakland, CA in 2024?
How do I book a Oakland location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Oakland reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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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.

Advantages

  • 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.

Disadvantages

  • 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.