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Bright Natural Light Studio with Skyline View
East Pilsen, Chicago, IL
...and happy to create with you or your brand. RENT OUR GEAR - Sony A7iii available for $60. This camera is 24mp and films in 4k. FREE GEAR - 2 LED, temperature adjustable constant lights (for video) - Backdrop stand, light stands, extension cords NOISE POLICY No loud...
Spectrum Studios East. New Sets!!! West Town, Chicago.
West Town, Chicago, IL
Important notice, please read before booking the studio: !!! 2 HOURS BOOKING MINIMUM !!! If you will book the studio less than 2 hours your booking will be declined. Thank you for understanding. This is a loft type space with multiple sets in one room...
Upscale Lofts: Industrial Photography and Film Studio
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
The studio offers a lot of natural light, exposed brick walls, high vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and stunning views of the Chicago River and city skyline. The studio's location is next to the Red and Orange train lines and the Halsted and Cermak bus routes...
Photography Studio near University of Chicago
South Shore, Chicago, IL
...Metra Train and CTA that takes you downtown. The open space offers a contemporary, elegant, versatile, and comfortable space, specializing in photography, film production, casting calls, art showcases, plus the ability to transition into a suitable setting for classes, rehearsals, and exclusive events. There is...
The Library | Portrait + Fashion + Film Production Studio with Furniture
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
BOOKINGS UNDER 2 HRS - Sliding Scale Rate 1 hr - $120 2 hr - $75/hr 30-minute increments are 50% of the hour rate //The Library// Photo and Production studio located in Pilsen! Loft space that overlooks the Cermak Bridge and Chicago River. The studio...
White Cyclorama in Gorgeous Creative Space with Fully Controlled Lighting located in the Midway Area of Chicago
South Side, Chicago, IL
Along with our Cyclorama we have 1 set as of now. Currently working on building our second set. Your rental includes 2 pure white GVM led lights that can be moved to light what ever you need lit plus great over head lightings on our...
The Railcar - Unique Film or Photoshoot Location in Wicker Park
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
...The Railcar was designed by Chicago artists to mimic a futuristic CTA train car. Utilize this unique space for your next film, music video, or photoshoot to give your content a stylized edge! Located in Wicker Park, this unique space has a neighborhood to match...
Creative Loft with Checkerboard Set, Natural Light Studio and Boudoir Suite
Bucktown, Chicago, IL
314 the alley behind the building. Kip has been used by other artists for purposes like (but not limited to): Dance Shoot, Film Shoot, Promotional Video, Web Series Shoot, Documentary Shoot, Production, Kickstarter Video, Workout Video, Filming, Fitness Video, Music Video, Video Shoot, Casting, Apparel...
High-end bohemian oasis. Large open floor plan, high ceilings, concrete floors and features.
West Loop, Chicago, IL
...private guest bathroom. Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and dishes. Coffee maker and electric tea kettle. The loft is great for filming and shooting lifestyle and equipped to set up a seamless shoot. Depending on weather space can be a bit dim, I highly...

Frequently Asked Questions

Chicago, like London, New York, and other major cities, has the advantage of having highly recognizable urban character. You'll want your film to include the skyline at some point. Romantic and iconic, it offers immediate immersion. Naturally many production studios have windows facing it, particularly in downtown locations. Also be sure to shoot in famous spots like the Magnificent Mile or inside of the Loop. But at some point you'll need to take matters indoors. That's where the repurposed factory lofts, gardens, and dedicated video production studios come in.
Many venues you might rent for a film production in Chicago are also themed. Historical period themed bars, pop culture oriented restaurants, and other venues provide an instant way to immerse your audience in a believable setting. These venues cater to events of all kinds, including Chicago film productions.
Richter Studios in Highland Park is one film production location that caters to professionals. This 10,000 square foot studio includes 4 separate production stages and set design/building services on-site.
If you're looking to head outdoors for filming as your story is set in Chicago then consider working closer to downtown. Chicago Studio City near Columbus Park 105,000 square feet of stage space. Located a short drive from the city's diverse neighborhoods, you have easy access to any place in town. From here you are minutes away from dive bars, skyscraper rooftop viewing platforms, open air parks, or anywhere else the script demands.
Studio rentals are plentiful in Chicago. Many you can rent by the hour and come with accessory lighting, screens, fiber internet, and editing suites.. Some are themed and come with props that enhance your film. Others still offer a crew of professionals to assist in video and/or photo production.
We also recommend looking at the many lofts around the Near North Side. As former factories they have original factory windows, which provide abundant natural light for a character-rich atmosphere. The exposed brick in the walls and high ceilings are ideal for a variety of narratives. You can shape your surroundings as you please using props, lighting, and the right angle. After all, Chicago's film production rentals and studios are some of the best in the nation.

Reviews for film production locations

Coyote Sun P.
Rehabbed Chicagoland Apartment in Convenient Fulton Market Location
It is a wonderful space. We used this place for the cast fitting and rehearsals for a film, and it was spacious enough to have 10 people comfortably. The owner was always so quick to respond and with easy street parking, it is located in perfect spot within the City...
Daniel E.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
Bethany was very helpful and responsive for our film shoot. Gave us a good amount of space, but was also on site to address any issues along the way, of which we had none thanks to her and the Hive team...
Andrew D.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
Great host, beautiful space! The video we filmed here looks excellent, and Bethany was very accommodating for our needs
Kevin K.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
Great, clean, and open space. Perfect for the music video that I filmed. Host was great and helped with each and every need
Melissa M.
Weekday Daytime Hours
catering. Even though the building is by train tracks we had no trouble recording interview audio (AC was able to be turned off when filming). Would 100% book again, thank you for the great rental experience...
Willie D.
High-end bohemian oasis. Large open floor plan, high ceilings, concrete floors and features.
This space was absolutely amazing! It was very spacious and had the perfect aesthetics for our film shoot
Spirit Juice S.
High-end bohemian oasis. Large open floor plan, high ceilings, concrete floors and features.
It was great filming at this space! Perfect for the b-roll we needed, though if anyone were looking to capture audio, it's important to note that it's directly next to the L train, so sound would be a bit trickier...
Katie D.
Spectacular Corner 3BR Loft In Fulton Market, Newly Renovated
Nice, clean space to film in