Our multifunctional studio space is suitable for various types of projects, including photography, video, music, both commercial and student projects.
We are located in Southwest Berkeley district, accessible from Ashby station (5 min drive/25 min walk). It takes only about 20 minutes to drive from San Francisco Civic Center to our place. Studio is spacious with high ceilings and an impressive white cyclorama. It’s big enough for most use cases, and can accommodate a group of 10 people. We have built our futuristic three-walled white cyclorama to provide photographers and cinematographers with a new creative tool. In addition to the white cyc we have black & grey paper backdrops and a green muslin backdrop for chromakey shoots with motorized roller system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6VAuUekfh8
WiFi, Cyclorama, Gray Backdrop, Black Backdrop, Green Screen, Video Equipment, Photography Equipment, Lighting Equipment, Sandbags, Sticks, Air Conditioner & Heater, Chairs, Tables, Sinks, Restrooms, Steamer, Wardrobe Rack, Bluetooth Speaker, Kitchen, Wheelchair Accessible, Street level access, Street Parking
Please, be careful with Cyclorama and use ONLY its flat part for setup and walking! If you are going to use our Camera, please, keep in mind that transfer from CF-card to your Laptop or Flash Drive may take a long time (Overtime X 1.5). No smoking in the building or near the entrance, no open fire. There's a fog machine you can use for the smoke in the shot. No food or liquids in the studio and around the equipment, please use the kitchen space for that. If your project involves more than 10 people (the rate increases by 1% for each extra person), furry/big/wild animals, sand/dirt/paint/glitter or similar materials, please inform us beforehand so that we can work out a safe implementation and assess the risks. We don't charge safety deposit, but we expect you to treat our space and equipment with care and be responsible for the damage that may occur.
Equipment included (no extra charges): Photo/Video: Canon 7D + Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens + CF card + Card-reader + Tripod + Shoulder Rig. Backgrounds: White Three-walled Cyclorama + Black 107"-wide paper roll background + Fashion Gray 107"-wide paper roll background + Green muslin backdrop for chromakey shoots (with Motorized Roller System). You can bring your own paper roll backgrounds and we can hang it easily. Lighting: 2 LED panels (Daylight) + 2x StudioFX 28″x20″ Softbox 225W 5500k (Daylight) + 2x Lowell Omni (Tungsten) + Lowell Tota (Tungsten) + LimoStudio 1k 1000w Fresnel (Tungsten) + 2x Dimmers + Sekonic Studio Deluxe III L-398A Lightmeter + Lighting Filters + Color Gels + Reflectors + Flags + 5x Sticks + 5x Sandbags. Fog Machine Chauvet Hurricane 700 & Fan. You can also listen to your favorite music from smartphones with our Bluetooth Speaker.