international rental studios Sep 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Avenue Six StudiosLos Angeles
Delight Rental StudiosBerlin
f6 - The open factoryVienna
Gary's Loft(s)New York
Light + Byte AG / LB StudioZurich
Studio 26Cape Town
Addict Studios include a 400m² studio with cyclorama that was recently the set for a range of international advertising campaign shoots. The company also offers equipment rental for a wide variety of clients, from magazine editorials to worldwide campaigns in Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza, the Canary Islands, Valencia and Alicante. Its range of clients includes ad agencies, production companies, magazines and photographers who can rely on Addict's own materials from brands such as Profoto, Canon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Hmi, Arri, Manfrotto and Apple.
Latest productions in Addict Studios include:
- Mango (stills and commercial) shot by Eugenio Recuenco.
- Pantene worldwide campaign shot by Kutlu.
- Braun by Rankin with José Mourinho (Real Madrid).
- Nike by Alan Clarke with Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
- Freixenet 2011 and 2012 campaigns.
- Ford by Jesús Alonso with Sara Carbonero.
- Audi A1 for Real Madrid.
- Cruzcampo by Jesús Alonso.
- Seggitur (TV commercial), Springfield, Grazia Magazine, SModa, Yodona, Telva, El Semanal, EP3.
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Centrally located just off the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys, California, Avenue Six Studios has rapidly become Hollywood's "go-to" production facility. The addition of the new “Main Street” back-lot set adds flexibility and an urban ambiance to any production. The permanent, outdoor New York influenced set is primed, dressed and ready to host feature film productions, television shows, music videos, reality shows and commercial shoots.
The East Stage provides over 6,500 sq. ft. of shooting space and features light wood laminate flooring, its own production offices and a spacious dressing room with two stylist stations. The North Stage is a 4,000 sq. ft. soundstage with newly refurbished concrete floors and featuring a 28’ x 18’ green screen cyclorama.
The South Stage at Avenue Six Studios consists of an entrance lobby/reception area, office sets, and a break-room style kitchen area. Undeniably the most unique aspect of the South Stage is the raised conference room.
Recent clients include Ron Howard directing for Will Ferrell, Warner Bros., Comedy Central Productions, AT&T, Funny or Die’s production of Cee Lo Green’s music video featuring Eva Mendes. Bud Light, Spike TV and Direct TV.
Barcelona Studios is considered 'best in class' in terms of quality and service. Built in a former factory building, the four new studios occupy 2500m² and are designed for both film and photography productions.
A complete range of lighting equipment including Broncolor, Profoto (Lithium Battery), Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Quantum and Arri HMI/Tungsten is offered through partners TAFT Lighting, located in the same building.
Studio amenities include free parking, large elevator, production room, bathrooms, cyclorama, make-up rooms, steamers, irons, stereo, ADSL, Wi-Fi and entertainment space. Each studio has electrical power ranging between 40 and 80 KW for cinema lighting, as well as a ceiling height of 5.5 m. There is even one fully soundproofed studio.
The studios enjoy easy access and are located only 15 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from the airport. The company has just opened studio nº 4, specially dedicated to car photography with 500 m² of ground floor workspace.
bigshrimp operates three superb rental studios in the heart of Berlin. Depending on a client's individual requirements, the company can provide a range of different sized facilities at a variety of prices.
bigshrimp customers value the company's personal approach, with a highly skilled and dedicated team on hand for any type of production. The studios are located in the Ritterhöfen, one of the oldest and most beautiful commercial quarters in Berlin and are easily accessible.
The company also offers a complete range of production services: from assistants to catering, airport pick-up, equipment rental and hotel bookings, bigshrimp offers clients a fully personalised and flexible solution.
Clients include Hugo Boss, Vogue and Wella. Photographers include Ralph Mecke, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexei Hay.
Only five minutes walk from Alexanderplatz in the centre of Berlin, Delight Rental Studios offers 1000m² of attractive studio space.
Covering 600m² and 400m² respectively, the two light flooded and minimalist designed studios benefit from a professional in-house team that provides the ideal infrastructure for all types of creative project. Aside from photo productions, the studios are the perfect location for special events and temporary exhibitions.
Delight Rental Services also offers direct access to its equipment rental department. Its latest addition is an exclusive furniture rental service from the renowned Vitra Design Museum.
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This special location with it’s New York flair is ideal for photo shoots, presentations, press conferences, exhibitions, fashion shows, special events, castings, film shoots... the possibilities are endless.
White walls, concrete floors and steel columns are witnesses of the aspiring industrial age. After many years left derelict it was the creative industry that revived this extraordinary location, making use of what was already useful 100 years ago - natural daylight. The continuous glass roof provides perfect conditions for photography and combines with a classical 100m² loft, which has additional possibilities to offer.
There are parking options in the backyard and deliveries are made easy through the gate on the ground floor. Additional facilities include wireless Internet, an ipod docking station, hi-fi system, backstage room for styling, make-up, and catering.
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FotoLojistik provides equipment rental and professional crews to photographers working across Turkey. The company's expertise is in lighting equipment and support services, with a large roster of photo assistants, lighting assistants, gaffers and light creatives at its disposal. As the first company on the market and with vast experience in professional lighting, FotoLojistik has been the preferred solution for many local and international photographers. FotoLojistik also offers medium-sized studios located in Istanbul.
- Profoto lights and light shaping tools.
- Manfrotto studio and camera systems.
- Photoflex light shaping tools.
- Kupo grips
- Bowens accessories (inc. Jetstream).
Gary's Loft has expanded to six unique daylight studios available for photography, video and film shoots.
The Midtown Manhattan location features an elevator accessible roof deck with two water towers and a stunning view of the Empire State Building.
The lofts feature antique oak and walnut floors, oversize windows, huge bathroom sets, skylights, moving walls and beautiful light, providing considerably more room to work with many more visual options than found at a typical photography studio. Totaling over 25,000 sq ft. the lofts include high-speed wireless Internet, ample power for film shoots, superb sound systems and basic grip packages.
Located on the Left Bank in the heart of Paris, LB Production operates the largest cyclo studio in the city. With car access to its 250m², 5m+ height studio, facilities also include a mezzanine comprising make-up cabin and bathroom, along with a smaller cyclo studio measuring 75m², also with a height of 5m+ and mezzanine space.
Altogether the studio offers 460m² of fully furnished facilities with the latest digital capture solutions and post production services, including Phase One P40+/P65+ and Hasselblad H3D50 along with the latest generation of electronic flashes from Broncolor Scoro and Profoto Pro 8.
Providing services since 2002, Letna Studios is the only daylight studio in Prague. Under the supervision of Pavleye Artist Management and Production, the studio has been a workplace for many famous photographers, including David LaChapelle, Mario Testino, Kurt Stallaert, Walter Chin, Rene+Radka, Anna Mrazek Kovacic and Miro Minarovych. Clients have included V Magazine, Macy's, John Lewis, Shopper's Direct (starring Coleen Rooney), The Mall of Emirates and Skoda, among others. The studio is also a regular shooting destination for the local versions of leading worldwide fashion magazines such as Elle and InStyle.
240m² of workspace is spread between two studios, with a professional, fun and dedicated crew providing 24-7 service 365 days per year. The company also offers an equipment rental service, production, post production and castings, and recently launched a new digital operator service - the first and only one of its kind in Prague.
Light + Byte AG offers the largest selection of professional equipment rental services in Switzerland along with a top-of-the-range film and photo studio suitable for every type of production.
Ideal for fashion, people and beauty shots, the 300m² full service studio space occupies a great location in central Zurich and includes in-house equipment rental, large cove, sitting room, parking spaces and high-speed Internet connection.
Recent shoots included Marco Grob for Schweizer Illustrierte, Adidas, Annabelle, Axpo, Beldona, Biosthetique, Cerruti, COOP, DeSede, Harley Davidson, Ikea, Jelmoli, Globus, Lüthy & Blanc, Loewe, Manor, Mercedes, Meyer's, Migros, Miss Switzerland, Nike, SportXX, Sonntagsblick, Strellson, Swiss AIDS Federation, Tag Heuer, and many more.
The company also offers an event hall for hire in the same building. The 400m² room can accommodate up to 350 people for special events or larger shoots and is equipped with spotlights, high-speed Internet connection and large daylight windows. Further conference rooms as well as lighting, audio and video equipment can be rented on request. The MediaCampus restaurant provides culinary delicacies along with full outside catering services.
P Blok is a rental studio and a production house with the capacity to host all kinds of photo shoots, from food to fashion and automotive. It provides both lighting and camera equipment besides a range of services, including transportation, catering, casting, styling, art direction, colour management, RAW processing and digital post production all under one roof.
P Blok has two studios designed for different needs, both with a height of 6.5m and a catwalk above. The larger area, Studio A (12x15m), presents a u-shaped seamless background as well as an integrated section for hair styling and make-up with 5500 K daylight lighting, dressing rooms, hair washing unit and a shower. Studio B is more than enough for single model shoots and still life projects.
The building has continuous climate control, a fully equipped kitchen, a cafeteria, meeting room and table tennis along with 32 MB/sec VDSL wireless network for clients to keep-up with their business back home. With 15 years of experience in the industry, P Blok provides the perfect shooting solution and a strong local network to cover every possible issue or need that may arise
Photopia has been providing professional photography facilities for over 10 years. One of the most frequently used studios in Miami, it is also one of the largest, combining ultra modern locations with the sophistication of New York loft studios and relaxing beach cottages in what is a complete portfolio.
Based over approximately 30,000 sq. ft., the complex includes:
- Studio 1: 3,000 sq.ft. Cyc wall with retractable door to block out daylight, large styling and make-up rooms and an eat-in kitchen.
- Studio 2: 2,000 sq.ft. Cyc wall in an NYC loft-style environment, styling and make-up areas and an eat-in kitchen.
- Beach House: Completely moveable furnishings, terrace and beach setting.
- South Cottage: Completely moveable furnishings, second floor catwalk, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and separate make-up and styling areas.
- Additional facilities include outdoor terraces, a raised deck area, a tree house and cabana.
- 99 Palms is the company's new ultra modern location, a house with completely movable furnishings, terraces, a large pool and garden. A guesthouse is equipped with a make-up and styling area.
Photopia can also provide a large selection of indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories including curtains, bedding and hammocks free of charge.
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Located on Toronto's downtown east side, S1 is the country’s finest for studios, equipment, and the full suite of still and motion services, including van services, set walls, digital capture, and location services.
Four versatile studios are impeccably designed and maintained, while variations in shooting area and light will suit every production need. A knowledgeable staff can offer technical and photographic expertise, and a full rental department (S1 is Toronto’s official Phase One rental house) features all the latest equipment.
"Whether you’re a photographer or videographer, producer or photo agent, advertising agency or magazine publisher, you just show up and shoot!"
Clients include Rolling Stone, Elle, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, ABC Disney, Alliance Atlantis, Fox Searchlight, NBC Universal and Paramount.
The SKYLOFTSTUDIO is an amazing space to work, chill, present, meet and celebrate all kinds of events. Based in Munich, the studio offers a light-flooded space, modern furniture and the perfect place to create. With a workspace measuring 320m², panoramic windows and a roof deck with an additional 170m², the studio opens up to an amazing view over Munich.
Features include 4-6m ceiling height, five floors, kitchen, furniture on wheels, free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, three bathrooms, one with shower, high voltage current, four elevators including a freight elevator to the 4th floor, free parking and a basement garage.
Fashion and editorial shoots include Strenesse, Hugo Boss, Laura Biagiotti, Mac, Apriori, Triumph, Elefanten, Ulla Popken, Madame and Intersport. PR Events include Sony, Loewe, Lenor, Mac Comsetics, Clinique, Benefit, Swarovski, Baume&Mercier, H&M and Saeco. Runway shows include Ernstings for Family, Orsay and Paul Mitchell.
Conferences, meetings and presentations include Focus Money, BMW, Pioneer Investments, Siemens, Audi. Film and TV productions include Model in 1 Day, taff, ProSieben/Sat.1, VOX, "Der Alte" and C&A Werbespot.
Located on scenic farmland just 20 minutes from central Cape Town, Studio 26 is a dedicated location facility consisting of three components all constructed exclusively for production use. It caters to both stills and cine productions of any size and description.
The Open Air Studio: An outdoor studio consisting of an open roofed building structure, stairs, deck area, doorways, open windows and plenty of neatly paved floor space. With limitless angles to shoot from, it is a favourite with catalogue photographers and provides a blank canvas for art directors to turn into any scene imaginable.
The Lake House: Custom-built to give Cape Town the one thing it did not already have - a rustic timber, lake-side cabin complete with classic jetty. Referencing both the American north and Alpine cabins, it has been used extensively for countless outdoor themes. Picturesque backgrounds, vehicle access, and the possibility of waterborne themes such as swimming and boating increase the many possibilities.
The Huts: A corral of shabby-chic, weathered cabins and walls ideal for any vintage theme, re-create New Orleans, the Caribbean or the Old West. Moveable decking sections and a vintage pick-up truck are some of the props provided to complete the picture.
Hamburg's Studio W24 features wooden floors, big daylight windows, white brick walls and a comfortable lounge area.
The first floor studio is a light-flooded and friendly working environment, providing a lot of space for relaxed meetings and creative productions. The second floor studio radiates a rougher but still stylish charm, with brick walls, two ground coves and authentic industrial windows. Both studios are equipped with workstations for hair and make-up teams as well as an in-house rental shop for equipment and props.
W24 Studios are easy to reach by public transportation or car, with plenty of free parking spaces available.
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Sunbeam Studios offers four unique studios from 600 to 3,200 sq. ft. as well as the complete range of production services, including lighting, digital and moving image, in-house catering, set building and prop sourcing.
Using a client-focused bespoke approach for each shoot, Sunbeam provides a relaxed environment within a beautiful Grade II heritage building backed up with all the tools needed to do the job. Sunbeam also uniquely features a large garden to enjoy between shots or to shoot in.
Situated in West London (the closest high-end photographic studio to Heathrow airport), Sunbeam is perfect for clients from abroad. The company can make all the necessary reservations and will have its studios prepared by the time clients land in the UK.
Sunbeam's private chef insists on local ingredients wherever possible and produces seasonal menus perfect for impressing the most discerning clients. Equipment partner, Direct Photographic, is Europe’s largest photographic rental facility, providing clients in-house access to the widest range of equipment possible.
Visit the website for the latest news on Sunbeam and specifics on its studios.
The Apartment is a 500m² turn-of-the-century Berlin apartment.
Household objects, chairs and lamps come to life at The Apartment, as do people and their ideas. Full service production is available in an environment filled with freedom, lightness and creativity. Photographs are snapped, films are shot, music is composed and events are made.
"We can provide you with everything you need to make your story come to life."
Contact Kathrin Limburg or visit the website for more information.
Top Studios offers a variety of six studios totaling 1.800 m² to suit all kinds of photography, film production and special events needs. All six studios enjoy ample natural light and can be adapted to fit showrooms and catwalks.
The company has vast experience in photography and publicity work and has collaborated with a selection of well-known models and actors, including Penelope Cruz, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Misha Barton, as well as sportsmen Leo Messi and Valentino Rossi.
Photographers: Gary Prior, Gilles Bensimon, Manuel Outumuro, Paola Kudacki and Mariano Vivanco. Campaigns: Nike and Adidas. Magazine covers: Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harpers's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
The studios have easy access and are located only 20 minutes form the airport, close to the Olympic Port and centre of Barcelona. Top Studios offers professional lighting equipment such as cinema lights and catwalk lighting, along with the latest photography equipment including Profoto, Broncolor and Hensel. Visit the website for more information.