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SuperHost
Creative Space - ALL equipment included FREE
  • $40/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (28)
  • 28
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Large 700 sq ft studio located in the heart of Santa Monica: - Two floors, each dedicated to its own purpose. - Top floor equipped with chic embossed fabric couch, hair and make up vanity, tall standing mirror and open clothing rack with endless hangers. - Retractable skylight cover for black out atmosphere. - Bottom floor very large wide open, tall space with a lot of natural light, four 7 ft wide retractable backdrops and several smaller 54 inch backdrops available on C stand. - Three Godox sk 400 lights: 1 octo-box with diffuser and 2 honey comb strip boxes. - Two triggers compatible with all cameras. - One silver option and gold option reflector. - Full bathroom and shower in studio. - Dedicated parking spot during the entirety of your booking. Be fabulous! **RULES:** - There is a 24 hour cancellation policy with your booking. No refund will be issued back to the client if he or she cancels the booking less than 24 hours of their booking. -If you'd like to make any changes to your booking, notice needs to be given 12 or more hours prior to your booking time. If you require any last minute changes it is at the discretion of the studio management team to approve as a courtesy change. - Payment for booking or overtime needs to be made prior to the start of booking/over time. - Absolutely NO SMOKING (marijuana, tobaccos or vapes) is allowed inside the studio, bathroom or within 15 feet of the studio. VIOLATION of this rule will result in a $500 assessed penalty to the users account. - For security purposes the studio is under video surveillance. - Rental time starts from beginning of rental time and finishes at the end of rental time. If you are over 15 minutes or more after your last scheduled hour then you will be charged for a full hour. Extending studio time is more than welcomed. Just ask to assure time is available.
SuperHost
Professional Santa Monica Green Screen
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (30)
  • 30
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Over 1,000 hours of television have been shot in this professional green screen space. A full lighting setup is included and the room is ready to be used with a simple and convenient flick of a switch. A large monitor is set on the left wall, allowing for real-time review of your footage. High-definition cameras and lapel microphones available at an additional price. Gray curtain background also available for photoshoot needs. Lights available: - Overhead lights (option of colored or white) on a dimmer - 4 units Arri 650 - 5 units Arri studio 1000 Amenities: - Professional, pre-lit green screen - Free Parking - Available dressing/green room - Camera and microphones available - Access to bathroom and kitchen - Mounted monitor for preview Insurance required? Automatically included with all Giggster bookings Deposit required? No Fridge? Yes Chairs? Yes Tables? Yes Basement? No Coffee Maker? Yes Pets allowed? Service animals only with corresponding permits Child-talent allowed? Yes, assessed per production of nature and size Furniture/wall art movement allowed? Yes, repainting and patching fees may apply Movable Furniture? Yes, the crew is required to put all furniture back Drones allowed? Yes, subject to FAA regulations Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes, but I will be in a different area, leaving you to do your work and available for any questions/concerns throughout the whole day
SuperHost
Professional Sound Recording Room
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Professional Recording and Mixing booths where countless hours of content have been recorded. The room is soundproof and equipped with surround playback speakers. ProTools already uploaded onto the computer and we provide microphones for quick and easy setup. Perfect for recording and cutting dialogue or recording music. Insurance required? Yes Deposit required? No Fridge? Yes Chairs? Yes Tables? Yes Basement? No Coffee Maker? Yes Pets allowed? Service animals only with corresponding permits Child-talent allowed? Yes Movable Furniture? Yes, the crew is required to put all furniture back Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes, but I will be in a different area, leaving you to do your work and available for any questions/concerns throughout the whole day
SuperHost
American WWII-Era Home
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 4.8 (9)
  • 9
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Our charming 1939 home was one of many built for employees of the Santa Monica-based Douglas Aircraft Company. Carefully expanded for a more open floor plan, it is designed and decorated to reflect its original American WWII-era style.
SuperHost
Private Santa Monica Photo Studio
  • $120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Our film and photo studio was recently converted from a beachy bungalow, and boasts great natural light and a prime location. The studio is only one block away from the beaches of Santa Monica. The world famous Santa Monica Pier is less than a mile away, and Venice Beach and the 3rd Street Promenade are one mile away. The studio includes a small kitchen as well as a restroom, a driveway, and a quaint backyard.
SuperHost
Barbie's Beach House
  • $570/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Minimum Rate that is shown is based on a still shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less @ a 10 hour day. Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs and include and the following details about your project. Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot is For: Crew/Talent Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot:
SuperHost
Secret Garden Patio
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Our Secret Garden Patio is a relaxing, quiet, private, aged-brick courtyard, shaded with ample foliage and a white lighted pergola. It features a wrought iron, deep-cushioned seating area, three-tiered water fountain and wood-burning fire-pit.
SuperHost
Cozy Rustic Cabin
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
The Cabin is a 400 square foot craftsman style studio that is beautifully designed with vaulted beamed ceilings, skylight, wood floors and window trim, electric fireplace heater, air conditioning, ceiling paddle fan, and a flat screen television. The Cabin offers living room seating (with daybed and pop-up trundle), kitchen wall, dining/desk area, bathroom and closet. The kitchen is fully equipped with red oak cabinets, black granite countertops, stainless steel sink, black appliances (stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker), dining table with chairs, and stocked with basic cooking and eating utensils. The rustic bathroom features an oversized glass shower with stone textured tile, oak apothecary vanity and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. This space also comes fully equipped with a large closet, luggage rack, shelving and hangers. The Cabin opens up onto a relaxing, private, aged-brick patio, shaded with a white lighted pergola. It also features wrought iron, deep-cushioned seating, a three-tiered water fountain and wood-burning fire-pit!
SuperHost
Hotel with ample parking and great location!
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Located in a residential neighborhood, across the street from the Santa Monica Business Park. This 2-story hotel features 42-guest rooms with share bathroom facilities (private rooms - men's & ladies' rooms on each floor) & 1-guest room with an ensuite bathroom. The hotel exterior has a beach feel and mainly caters to budget minded tourists. There is a patio area at the back of the hotel and an adjacent parking lot with 40-parking spaces.
SuperHost
Beautiful newly remodeled dance/fitness/yoga space
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Newly remodeled space with two studio spaces featuring newly installed sprung floors and ballet barres. Ideal for dance, yoga and fitness classes. Each studio is outfitted with Bose speakers as well as large flat screen TVs equipped with Mac minis, webcams and mics, ready for your favorite teleconferencing or broadcasting app. Each studio also comes with a full free weight set up to 30 pounds, ab dollys and stow away benches. Spacious newly remodeled reception area features an Elkay automatic water dispenser and two bathrooms as well as a lovely large, private, gated outdoor patio. Space is outfitted with a state of the art Brondel Pro aur purification system and automatic hand sanitizing stations throughout. Perfect for fitness professionals who want to teach in person classes, remote classes, a hybrid or even record a routine. With a table and chairs either studio becomes an excellent meeting space with teleconference capabilities. Would be ideal to host an all day or multi-day retreat with breakout rooms as well. Available M-Th - early - 1 PM sharp as well as any time Friday - Sunday.

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About Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California is surrounded by the city of LA, and part of the greater Los Angeles County. Senator John Jones first established Santa Monica in 1875, and it was boasted as an ocean-side resort. The full name for the city was originally Las Lagrimas de Santa Monica, which translates to The Tears of Santa Monica. It was named for a local spring in the area. It acted as a port for the Los Angeles Railroad and was brought into the aerospace industry in 1920. This was done when Donald Douglas established an aircraft company in the city.

The port of San Pedro eventually eclipsed Santa Monica as a port city. However, it continued to boom as a vacation spot and residential community. The pier, established in 1909, soon became one of the most popular spots in Santa Monica. It holds shops, restaurants, an aquarium, and an iconic carousel.

Since the beginning of the film business, Santa Monica, and California as a whole, has been an important spot for the film industry with many films and photo shoots done there. Today, you are likely to find a vast array of filming spaces in Santa Monica that appeal to you, no matter what you are shooting.

Filming Options in Santa Monica

The beautiful ocean-side city of Santa Monica is full of options for your next filming project. If you can’t find something to fit your needs, you can also look to the rest of Los Angeles County. But filming in Santa Monica is sure to be a breeze with all the help you can get from the locals.

  • Equipment
    No matter what kind of equipment you need for Santa Monica filming, from cameras and lenses to lighting and rigs, there are plenty of ways to rent it. If you don’t already have an experienced team, you can find entire production companies to help.

  • Studio
    If you need a studio for your filming project, there are several options to consider in Santa Monica. Many of these studios will come equipped with whatever audiovisual and lighting gear you might need for your filming in Santa Monica.

  • Catering
    If you want to provide some delicious refreshments while filming in Santa Monica, there are plenty of options in the city. No matter what kind of menu you want, or how you want the food served, Santa Monica will have something for you. You can also look in the rest of Los Angeles County if needed.

  • Transportation
    The tourism in Santa Monica and surrounding Los Angeles can make it a hassle to get around while filming anything. Public transportation isn’t much better than driving yourself, so a private company could be just what you need. In addition to chauffeuring, you through Santa Monica, many private companies will also service Los Angeles County and the rest of Southern California.

Filming Companies in Santa Monica

While you can find several companies in Santa Monica to work with you while filming, you can also turn to the surrounding city of LA. Many companies in Los Angeles County will provide services in the Santa Monica area.

  • Mendocino Farms
    Mendocino Farms can provide gourmet soups, salads, or sandwiches for whatever catering needs you might have. They strive to use local and organic ingredients. They aim for each meal they create to be unique and take their customers on a journey of flavor. You can use their catering services any time of day, and delivery options start as early as 10 in the morning.

  • Ready To Roll Transportation
    Ready To Roll Transportation is a private transportation company in Santa Monica that specializes in providing services for both the fashion and entertainment industries. They are a top option for your Santa Monica filming needs and offer a range of luxury, high-end vehicles. All staff members at Ready to Roll receive thorough training before getting behind the wheel.

  • Stray Angel Films
    While Stray Angel Films is located in Los Angeles, you can rent a range of audiovisual equipment from them when filming in Santa Monica. They provide high-quality cameras, lenses, lighting gear, grips, and more. There is also an onsite soundstage available for clients that need it. Stray Angel Films has plenty of five-star reviews from previous satisfied customers.

Pros and Cons of Filming in Santa Monica

Every city in California will have its pros and cons, and Santa Monica is not an exception. It’s always best to be informed about the good and bad aspects. Before packing your bags, make sure a Santa Monica filming venue is what you need.

Advantages

  • Small town vibes
    The smaller size of Santa Monica is well-loved for its small-town atmosphere. It’s a great place to enjoy city amenities while feeling like you’re in a small town. With LA being barely twenty minutes away, the big city is never far.

  • Beaches
    Some of the best beaches in all of Southern California can be found in Santa Monica. Each of these beaches offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, surfing, and more. The close proximity to the ocean has also been known to improve the overall air quality in Santa Monica.

  • Food options
    While Santa Monica is known for its famous beaches and vibrant entertainment, the city is also full of delicious food options. There are plenty of restaurants, food trucks, and cafés to enjoy. Some of the city’s top restaurants can be found on the Santa Monica pier.

Disadvantages

  • Crime rate
    The crime rate in Santa Monica is higher than in many other places in California, and around the country. The overall crime rate is 103% over the national average.

  • Homeless population
    Compared to the smaller size of Santa Monica, the high amount of homeless people is considered a problem. It’s nearly impossible to walk around the city without running into someone who has been impacted by this.

  • Long commute times
    Santa Monica isn’t centrally located in Los Angeles. This means that getting to most other places in the county will require pretty long commute times. It can take up to 40 minutes to get from Santa Monica to places like Hollywood.

Famous Locations in Santa Monica

  • Santa Monica State Beach
    Alongside the city’s famous pier, you can find Santa Monica State Beach. It stretches for 3.5 miles and is one of the best free attractions you can find in Southern California. Besides being a stunning stretch of golden sand beach, there are also concessions, bike rentals, lifeguards, parks, and picnic areas to enjoy.

  • Third Street Promenade
    You can find Santa Monica’s shopping hub right in the center of downtown. The three blocks known as Third Street Promenade are blocked from vehicular traffic to allow visitors to enjoy the area on foot safely. Here you can find several eateries, including Mel’s Drive-In, which is famous for its featured roles in the 1979 film, American Graffiti. You can also find plenty of shops and entertainment.

  • California Heritage Museum
    The California Heritage Museum is a great place to enjoy the cultural offerings in Santa Monica. The museum was established in a Victorian-era house, which is just as impressive to look at as the exhibits housed inside. The museum showcases all of the different aspects that make California what it is.