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Newly Renovated Classroom Spaces in the Marina 230
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Newly renovated classroom includes 80" TV monitor (bring your own HDMI cable), tables, chairs, and a podium. Modern glass doors lead you into the space. Room C230 is located on the 2nd floor of Building C and it is 592 square feet. Capacity is 40...
Modern Photo Studio
Mission District, San Francisco, CA
...per table (Please request in advance) PHOTO SHOOTS & CASTINGS We are currently not renting out the space for Castings. FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTIONS The shooting area is set back from the street and very quiet but it is not a sound stage. We cannot guarantee the...
Premier Downtown Gallery Salon
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
The front room as you enter is a light-filled, inspiring salon space conducive to sparking new ideas, resolving business challenges, or celebrating victories. The walls are filled with contemporary art and photography and double-stacked floor to ceiling bookshelves house a trove of some of the...
Incredibly Bright Photo/Video Studio with Private Outdoor Space
Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
NRM Studios is an 1100 sq/ft multi level creative studio space nestled in the heart of the Dogpatch of San Francisco. The main studio space walls have been covered in state of the art sound proofing panels which makes it the perfect space for any...
Photography and Video Production Studio
Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
Perfectly set up photography / video studio for rent by the hour/ day / week. Permanently installed professional white CYC screen and green screen. This room can be used for portraits, fashion photography, products. Also, film makers can utilize the space and create different sets...
Versatile Gallery in Neighborhood Setting
Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA
Flexible gallery space and content studio, perfect for recording podcasts or making videos, photoshoots, food photography, jewelry photography, and more. Space fits 10-12 seated or 30-35 standing downstairs and 5-8 upstairs in the loft. High ceilings, great lighting, artistic, industrial aesthetic with welcoming vibes surrounded...
Creative Photography Studio in Historic Artist Community
SoMa, San Francisco, CA
Please note that our hourly rate only include the rental of the physical space. Production equipment inside of our space is extra. Please ask for those rates if you intend to rent any gear. You are more than welcome to bring your own production equipment...
Sunny, Serene Dogpatch Photo Studio
Dogpatch, San Francisco, CA
...Airy, quiet, natural light studio in Dogpatch, perfect for photo and film</b> shoots and other production-oriented uses. Use of basic grip, covered parking for up to 3 vehicles, and many additional niceties included. Load-in is a snap with our loading dock and freight...
Contemporary SF home with natural light and stunning ocean views; Great for photo / video shoots & interviews
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
Welcome! If you are looking for a modern SF home with lots of natural light and sweeping ocean views - you've come to the right place. Our space can be rented for video shoots, photo shoots, interviews, team off-sites, workshops and more! Our home has...

Frequently Asked Questions

San Francisco is a visually striking and storied city, offering a diverse array of backdrops for film projects across all genres, including documentaries, science fiction, and all-American westerns. Between the historic Palace of Fine Arts, which is perched on a peaceful human-made lagoon, to the mesmerizing ruins of the Sutro Baths, SF landmarks are unmatched in terms of grandeur and visual intrigue.
Take your pick from unique film shoot locations like magnificent Victorian mansions, bustling waterfront cafes, gorgeous rooftop venues, and mesmerizing street scenes. Of course, for everyday scenes and productions that embrace slice-of-life stories, you can plan a film shoot in a bar in San Francisco or any other local hangout spot. Home to iconic Alcatraz Island and miles upon miles of vibrant street art, the City by the Bay features an impressive range of compelling film shoot locations to consider for your next project.
Brimming with countless photogenic locations nestled both indoors and out, the city serves as a haven for creatives. When deciding where to do a film shoot in San Francisco, you’re spoiled for choice thanks to the many rental spaces, public areas, and production studios available in the Bay Area. Whether you’re shooting in an industrial warehouse in Dogpatch or setting up a scene in a sun-drenched downtown loft, the right lighting can make all the difference in your film shoots. Lighting is constantly changing throughout the day, so consider when you'll be shooting.
Do you need natural sunlight, or are you looking for a more moody, nighttime feel? Natural light often looks amazing in videos, and it can offer an effective way to create stunning content, but — depending on where you’re shooting — this source of light isn’t always available. Overcast days or a late filming schedule can affect your daytime shots. Fortunately, you don’t need a ton of equipment or lighting rigs to craft beautiful shots — simply investing in an LED light panel can give your footage a refined and polished quality.
No matter which San Francisco film shoot locations you find yourself at — a makeshift film studio rental, a culturally significant landmark, or a hidden alleyway in Russian Hill — you can take advantage of reflective surfaces to amplify your existing lights and create interesting patterns. When it comes to capturing the best light in videos, don’t be afraid to experiment with different angles and tilt your camera slightly when you’re in a film studio or on location. Try capturing shots at different heights and perspectives — playing around with the angle you’re shooting from can lead to brilliant results.

Reviews for film shoot locations

Scott M.
LOTS of Natural Light in SOMA
Jeremy's studio had everything we needed for our shoot - reliable internet, north facing natural light windows, a few bonuses for playing music, keeping drinks cold and comfortable furniture and ample desk space. We were filming a video tutorial and the street noise was barely audible except for the occasional...
Arnulfo A.
Unique Luxury Apartment with Multiple Backdrops and Natural Light
The host was very welcoming and friendly. They provided filming equipment and an awesome view of the civic center. I would highly recommend this place for a video shoot...
Audrey Rose J.
SoMa Spacious Creative Loft with Great Lighting
This is a great space, with a great host! We used it for a film shoot, and we shot in the loft for nine hours. We rarely had issues with sound (we had two helicopters and one siren all day) and there is a lot of natural light, which helped...
Jason O.
Welcoming Industrial SoMa Space with a Science Twist
and Dvorit is an amazing host. We were shooting an interview and got some spectacular footage. It's a gorgeous wee location. One wee caveat - it's a wee bit loud. Synopsis - Great for an event, ideal for photography, suitable for filming an interview but not the best for...
Millicent H.
Natural Light Downtown Arts District Studio w/ AC
booked the studio for movie cover shoot for one on our cast member who lives in LA and whose schedule would not allow for her to fly to Atlanta in time. The space was as expected and suitable for our needs. Daniela's communication was great and she's is...
Durier R.
Spacious, Modern Light - Filled Creative Loft in SOMA
video shoot and could not have been happier. Musa was extremely responsive and helpful both leading up to our shoot, as well as answering questions while we were filming. Thank you...
Austin E.
Penthouse Solarium
Elizabeth has a gorgeous space that was perfect for our film shoot. She was especially helpful and supportive
Hannah D.
Bright SOMA loft. Ample natural light
light. We used it to film an interview for a documentary, and Madeline left out coffee, tea, and drinks for our crew and subject. She is a friendly and gracious host, who even let us use her parking space! We had a great shoot...

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