We have a wonderful 650 square foot studio/event space for rent in Downtown Oakland's famous city center and theater district. We are located in front of the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza park, facing Oakland's beautiful city hall. We are also just 50 ft from 12th Street City Center BART station. We have an ADA compliant bathroom, and we are right at street level so no stairs or funny access to worry about. Just walk in off the sidewalk and you're here. Inside our space we have 14' high ceilings, 2 hair/makeup tables and 3 large mirrors for Artists to use. We have ample photo, video, lighting and audio equipment if you want to record your event, or stream it online. We have two 55" TVs, and a short throw video projector available. The studio comes with two Profoto 600ws flashes for photos or two 3000 LED constant light panels for videos and has up to 6800ws of Profoto flash power to rent if needed. PRICING: $75/hr There is a 2 hour minimum rental on Weekdays, and 4 hour minimum rental on Weekends.
Nothing illegal on premises. No smoking, drugs, pornography or acts of sex allowed on premises. No alcohol without prior consent. And if you break it, you buy it. Please respect our space. No glitter, silly string, holi powder or duct tape allowed in the studio. Please, take care of our studio as it if it is your own; we have professional grade equipment available to our guests and expect our guests to be comfortable and competent using it properly. When gauging time management of your production, it's generally safe to allow yourself and your crew 15 - 30 minutes for setup and breakdown. Please arrive on time, as we will not open the door 10-15 minutes early to let you set up unless you ask us prior and/or book the extra time. Our studio assistant will help out for about 10 minutes to set up some lights or event tables and chairs if they are needed, and they will show you where things are in the studio (like the bathroom, air-conditioning, music, and first aid kit - always good to be safe). If you need our Studio Assistant to stay longer, then there will be an added charge for their help. With few exceptions, we offer a 10 minute grace period to clients, but after that, we will need to charge for any extra time in 30-minute increments. We expect that you have read the PeerSpace terms and conditions in their entirety, and will have a copy for you to see at our studio. Upon arrival, we may request a sign stating that you have read and agree to them, and we will like to see a photo ID to confirm you are the same person as in your PeerSpace profile. We are one of the most affordable studios in the greater Bay Area, and we have some of the most professional quality photo/video equipment available for renters to use. We would like to continue being a valuable resource to the creative community and need our renters to be respectful of our space in the proccess. Thanks for understanding.
This is a great space located right at the 12th Street BART exit. It is primarily used by still photographers, but I did a video shoot here and had no issues. The studio is not soundproofed, but outside noise was minimal and my lav mics filtered everything out except the occasional siren. Leon and Sunny were great; allowing us to tack an extra hour on the end of our reservation at the last moment, and even helping me load my gear into my car. Leon said they will be installing some blackout curtains on the windows that are high up on the wall, which would be a welcome addition to block out the sunlight that leaks in in the late afternoon.
Great spot! Sunny and Leon were great communicators and help facilitate a training event that I conducted for 8 other photographers. The studio had furniture, backdrops, and photographic equipment available as part of the rent which was awesome. The location is right in central Oakland and close to Bart. Load in of equipment was super easy as we were able to access the space by driving into the square and not having to battle for a streetside parking space. Easy peezy! Thank you!
One of the best studios ever I have rented. Super friendly and supportive owner plus the studio itself has the ideal setup for any shoots. the strobes are perfect and they have variety of light boxes and modifiers which can use by photographers. the space is big enough for doing any type of photography and it's in a very good location. Strongly recommended
This is my second time using this space and invited a few new photographer friends to check it out. Leon and Sunny were very helpful as always. Great space, great location, great people!
This studio is well-equiped, conveniently located, spacious, and clean. Leon was so kind and informative at communicating to us the supplies and policies of the studio, and he supplied us with a lot of useful equipment. The large black walls of the studio were perfect for our music video! Totally recommend this space!
Simply an amazing studio and wonderful staff. Leon was our host and he was just out of this world nice. I really enjoyed using this space and it was definitely a good find. This space is was perfect for me to conduct my business in and I will be back.