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Unique Zen Movie Production Facility
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
Once the headquarters for the production of box office hit Mortal Kombat, and the first-ever LEGO feature film, LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, this large active digital production space offers high-tech, futuristic sets with a Zen feel and colorful lights. A large screen and projector allow for multi-media use in this versatile and unique space. Movie props and stylized creatures adorn the space, creating the perfect atmosphere for photoshoots and production. A beautiful green room/conference room is available for use during shoots. There’s an outdoor area for shooting or staging, and multiple spots perfect for quick photoshoots. This space includes a bathroom and a kitchen for the production to use. A recording booth and a green screen stage can be accessed for an additional price. Lights available: - Overhead lights (option of colored or white) on a dimmer - 4 units Arri 650 - 5 unites Arri studio 1000 Amenities: - Professional, pre-lit green screen - Free Parking - Available dressing/green room - Camera and microphones available - Access to bathroom and kitchen - Dedicated phone line - Natural light - Windows with shades - Air conditioning - Outdoor/indoor space - Professional recording room - Dynamic space (high tech and zen areas) 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, 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
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Buddha Bar Inspired Zen Photo/Film Set
  • $70/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Santa Monica, CA
In this beautiful Buddha-Bar inspired Opium Den photo set, there are tons of cool angles and textured backgrounds to explore for the film/photo shoot of your dreams! Unique antique furniture adds to the authenticity of the space, which is perfect for a vacation-shoot closer to home. Come scout, you’ll be blown away! The Buddha set is a portion of the approximately 2000 sq ft studio space. We're at ground level, with very high ceilings and offer 6-car parking spaces. Additional metered parking available on nearby streets. Lights available: - Overhead lights (option of colored or white) on a dimmer - 4 units Arri 650 - 5 unites Arri studio 1000 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, 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
Creative Space - ALL equipment included FREE
  • $40/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (32)
  • 32
  • 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
  • 4.9 (39)
  • 39
  • 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? 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, 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Santa Monica?
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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Santa Monica at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Photo Studio venues are available in Santa Monica?
Right now, there are 75 Photo Studio venues available in Santa Monica.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Santa Monica. 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Santa Monica is $80 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Santa Monica?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge 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 Photo Studio venues in Santa Monica, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $40 to $125.
Which Photo Studio venues are most popular in Santa Monica, CA in 2022?
How do I book a Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Santa Monica

Even the layout or makeup of Santa Monica is unique, and you see that in the geography. This is a city that is located near Los Angeles, but it is adjacent to some smaller and more unique cities. It is bordered by five different cities within Los Angeles County, and it stands its ground as a really unique and sometimes eclectic area of the region. It is best known for the tourist attractions such as the Santa Monica Pier, but that is only one part of what makes this the place that it is.

The waterfront and gorgeous beaches are a big part of what gives life to Santa Monica. Some find it surprising that the population is only 93,000 but it is a beach town that many visit but don’t necessarily move to. The beauty, the attractions, and the shoreline with outdoor amenities are what draw productions and tourists here each year. There is a strong core, solid job market, and growth in business that contribute to make it a wonderful place to work and to visit each and every year.

Photo Studio Location Options in Santa Monica

Finding the perfect photo studio location in Santa Monica shouldn’t be an issue for you. This is a city with much to offer so finding a location for your photo needs won’t be difficult. You may also wish to focus on the types of services that can help you, and these are a few.

  • Models
    You will want to feature some models in your shoot. Rather than trying to find them yourself, you will find it helpful to work with an outside company. This can take a big task off of your list and ensure that you are matched up with the best possible talent in this area.

  • Editing
    You will want to get some help with editing the photos along the way. Rather than saving this for the end and trying to do it yourself, you will find it helpful to work with somebody else. This takes the strain off of you and ensures that you get it all handled perfectly for a good final product.

  • Catering
    You will find it very useful to work with a local catering company. This can ensure that you keep everyone fed and happy. This is the last thing you want to worry about, but trusting a local caterer takes care of this important detail of things.

Photo Studio Location Companies in Santa Monica

When searching for the right photo studio location in Santa Monica, there are some fantastic options. You will find that there are some wonderful companies who can assist you in whatever you need as well. Here are the best companies that you can count on for all the right help in creating the best photo quality.

  • Margaux Agency
    Finding local models is not an easy job, but the team at Margaux Agency can help. They have great relationships in place and know who is available. They can listen to your needs and ensure that you get matched up with the right models you may need.

  • Professional Digital Imaging Specialists
    The nice part about Professional Digital Imaging Specialists is that they can take care of all of your editing needs. They are well versed in so many different aspects of production, but a strong focus of theirs is on the editing. You can turn to them for help along the way so that it’s all handled at the end.

  • Made By Meg
    The food that you serve to the crew is nothing you want to worry about, and that’s why you can trust Made By Meg. They can take care of the catering needs in the most delicious way possible. They will keep everyone fed and take a rather substantial but often forgotten about task off of your list.

Pros and Cons of Photo Studio Locations in Santa Monica

You are going to find that Santa Monica is a popular spot with so many people, hence the high tourism in the area. There are a few negative aspects to keep in mind, and that’s why you want to focus on the big picture. Here we look at them both so that you are sure you have covered everything.

Advantages

  • Beautiful destination
    Overall, Santa Monica is just a gorgeous destination. That’s why people love to come here because the scenery is just so beautiful and lovely to take in.

  • So much to do
    You are never going to run out of things to do here, and that’s a wonderful thing. There are so many activities, attractions, festivals, and entertainment options. If you want to keep busy then this is a wonderful place to do so.

  • A healthy way of life overall
    It’s a city that is very focused on fitness, as well as healthy eating. You see this reflected in the number of gyms, particularly the many outdoor options.

Disadvantages

  • You pay a lot for everything
    The reality is that you are going to pay a lot for everything you get here. The cost of living is high and that means that everything you want or need comes with a price tag.

  • Getting anywhere is challenging
    It’s not easy to own a car and parking is horrible. At the same time, there isn’t much in the way of public transportation, and traffic is horrendous.

  • Very crowded in certain areas
    This is something that you want to be aware of too, and that is the fact that the crowds can be a bit crazy. If you aren’t prepared for it then this may come as a bit of a surprise.

Famous Locations in Santa Monica

  • Santa Monica Pier
    It is by far one of the most iconic sites and attractions in California as a whole, so the Santa Monica Pier is a must-visit spot. You can walk the pier or rent a bike to enjoy it in a different way. You can enjoy great restaurants, fun shops, and so many different attractions and entertainment options including a massive Ferris wheel as well as an amusement park.

  • Santa Monica State Beach
    This is the beach that you see featured in postcards as it stretches over 3.5 miles. The Santa Monica State Beach has a shoreline that divides the town from the water, and in a beautiful way. You can swim, play volleyball, surf, or just enjoy some fun in the sun at this very popular destination in town.

  • California Heritage Museum
    This is a very special spot in town, as the California Heritage Museum is located within a Victorian-era home. Here you can learn about the history of the state, as well as check out artifacts of the city of Santa Monica specifically. The documents, photos, and artifacts help to tell the story and so it’s a wonderful place to come get educated and learn as you have fun.