1800 sq. foot live-work studio has an abundance of natural light, a practical layout and a good size which makes it a multifunctional place perfect for photo/video sessions. With its hardwood floors this studio is simple, warm, beautiful and unique. It is located just a few minutes away from Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. 24 ft ceilings make it possible to light and to photograph in the studio anything from small objects to large groups of people. The Studio is equipped with 4 independent Elinchrom 1200RX Compact Flash Units controlled wirelessly through Skyport RX Speed Transmitter. Also available for rent are the soft boxes, reflectors, grids and snoots, c-stands, Salon Camera Stand as well as 9ft Manfrotto boom arm, set on a rollable combo stand. The studio is located on the first floor of the building, allowing for great transportability of the equipment and props. Studio's loft contains full kitchen, dressing room and shower/bathroom facilities. Available for out-of-towners for live/work use, on daily, weekly and monthly basis with or without equipment available on its premises and with or without help of the studio technician.
Available on the premisses equipment is not included in the price and can be rented at discount rates. Guests are responsible for a clean up, leaving the space exactly how they found it.
I was happy to find this space, excited even. I have my go-to places in every city in the bay. This space was great. Enough space. lots of light. The owner wasn't very friendly. He seemed irritated. He doesn't rent his lights as a whole like most places (you have to pay for the lights, soft boxes and trigger individually).
I'm a filmmaker. I found this to be a great affordable space for setting up that SFX shot. Andrey is very helpful. Also his pooch Dexter is very cute! Not the best situation for audio but with the right audio gear, it's passable.