Happy holidays to our current and future guests! The studio is available for your projects 24/7. Your booking includes all the equipment listed below and 1 reserved parking space in the front parking lot. You will also have access to the common areas: kitchen and two restrooms. And you can listen to your favorite music with our AUX/Bluetooth Speaker. Looking for a Photographer/Camera Operator/AC/Gaffer/Grip? We're happy to offer our professional services at additional $90/hr (1 hr min; paid via Peerspace after the shoot). If your project requires more than 10 people present in the studio at the same time there will be +$5/hour surcharge for every extra person (paid via Peerspace after the shoot). Please, try staggering call times so that the space doesn't get overcrowded. To avoid any issues and fines, please, read the 'Rules' section in the end of this page! DESCRIPTION The studio was created in September 2015 for our own production needs. We constructed reconfigurable sound-dampening panels and built our futuristic 3-wall cyclorama to make it possible to create professional audio/photo/video content. In August 2016 we started offering our space and equipment to photographers, cinematographers, content creators, designers, models, and anybody interested. During 2017 our studio proudly hosted more than 100 various photo sessions; 50 music video productions; 30 corporate video shoots; 20 art, educational, and interview shoots. Studio: 15' x 31' (~500 sq. ft.), ceilings 14' Cyclorama: 15' wide x 12' deep x 10' high. Usable cyclorama floor: 10' wide x 8' deep. Our studio is located in Southwest Berkeley District (San Francisco East Bay) and accessible from Ashby Station (5 min drive/25 min walk), and from 580 freeway (15 - 20 minute drive from San Francisco Civic Center). The studio is on ground level and is cart/dolly/wheelchair-accessible. INCLUDED EQUIPMENT (NO EXTRA CHARGE) Backgrounds: White Cyclorama (contact us for custom colors); Remotely controlled 107" Backdrops: Chromakey Green muslin, Black paper, Fashion Gray paper; Additional paper backdrops: Aquamarine 107”, Blue 107”, Cream 53.5”, Pink 53.5”; Lighting: Neewer 18" Dimmable Ring Light 5500K for Portraits 75W (600W incandescent equivalent); 2x Kinoflo-style LimoStudio 220W (1000W incandescent equivalent) 4-Bank Barndoor Lights 5600K; 4x Kinoflo-style LimoStudio 110W (500W incandescent equivalent) 2-Bank Barndoor Lights 5600K; 2x LED Panels 450W (switchable 4500K / 3200K); 2x StudioFX 28"x20" Softbox 325W (1500W incandescent equivalent) 5500K; 2x Lowell Omni 650W (Tungsten); Lowell Tota 500W (Tungsten); LimoStudio 1k 1000W Fresnel (Tungsten); Grip&Electric: 2x Dimmers Lighting Filters Color Gels Reflectors Flags Light stands 2x C-Stands with Grip Heads and Arms Fog Machine Fan Clamps C47 (Clothespins) 2x Stingers 25ft (Extension Cords) Powerstrips Gloves Ladder
CAUTION! We ask our guests to be mindful of the Cyclorama curved corners and use only the flat glossy floor. YOUR TIME. Your booking starts and ends according to the booked hours. Please, don't be late for your session's start (we won't add missed time to your booking) and wrap up by the session's end to avoid overtime conditions. OVERTIME might be possible, and its duration completely depends on the studio schedule. You better should inform us about possible or desirable overtime in advance, during the booking process, and we consider that in the studio schedule. Please, notice, if you start wrapping up after the end of the booking or just forget about timing - these are overtime conditions, and Peerspace will charge your card for additional 30 min at regular price. Also, if you're using our provided CF memory card keep in mind that media transfer to your laptop/hard drive can take a long time. Please, make sure it's completed by your session's end to avoid any overtime charges. PENALTY: If we have next booking in 1 hr after yours and you go overtime, Peerspace will charge your card 1.5 regular rate. For example, even if you only 10-15 minutes late you will pay $37.5, if 35-40 minutes (no more!) - $75 (at the current rate $50/hr). More about Overtime here: https://support.peerspace.com/hc/en-us/articles/203416869-How-does-overtime-work- NO SMOKING in the building or near the entrances, no open fire. There's a fog machine you can use for the smoke in the shot. NO FOOD or liquids (except water) in the studio and around the equipment. Please, use the kitchen space for that. EXTRAORDINARIES: If your project involves more than 10 people (+$5/hour 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. DAMAGE! 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. For example, if you broke Cycs plywood material, because you or some heavy equipment were standing or falling on its curves or walls you will pay $200 restoration fee, as a minimum, in the very small crack case (via Peerspace). More about damage caused and resolving process: https://support.peerspace.com/hc/en-us/articles/201549276-What-happens-if-I-damage-something-in-a-space- Thanks so much for your interest in our studio! You are very welcome here! ;)
Alexey is the most accommodating host you could possibly wish for. The complimentary waters set a beautiful welcoming tone. He was very helpful and fulfilled every need while using the venue. The photo studio is 10x Better in person and came with everything needed to put you on the cover of the vogue magazine. Thanks Alexey.
This is an amazing space that includes many lighting options. A great rate for a cool package. Will definitely use this space again for another quick and easy project.
Alexey was a joy to work with. The space was wonderful and was better than pictured. Having access to not only the studio, but the kitchen was fantastic. We will definitely keep this space in mind for future filming.
This is an amazing space to work in! They have a ton of equipment for you to use and Alexey could not have been more helpful. I can't wait to return and produce more work in this space.
Alexey was an excellent host. He greeted me with a smile and showed me around the studio and made sure I was taken care of. The facility was clean and the equipment worked well.