international rental studios May 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
2nd Floor StudioHamburg
Brooklyn StudiosNew York
Honeybee Photo and ProductionIstanbul
Kikor Soundproof StudioMiami
Light + Byte AGZürich
MAPS Studio & BacklotMiami
Located in the centre of Milan, 117 Studios is a dynamic and modern facility that incorporates six photographic studios spread over 1200m². Facilities include:
- Five different-sized blackout studios, each with unique characteristics.
- One daylight studio with a 600m² garden for outdoor shoots.
- One green-screen studio for videos.
- A large entrance hall with inner courtyard.
- Hair and make-up area in each studio.
- Wi-Fi Internet.
117 Studios also features a modern and well equipped stockroom from which clients can rent all types of technical and photographic equipment. Set building and prop rental is also available.
The south of Hamburg has a lot to offer, especially with the two 2nd Floor Studios located just seven minutes from the main train station.
Two 170m² studios complete with lots of daylight thanks to large industrial windows and skylights await, along with Briese-Pro-Rent, wireless LAN, 6m cavetto molding (in studio 2), 32 A high voltage current and parking spaces.
Mangement of the studios rests in the experienced hands of Anja Oltmanns. Visit the website for more information.
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.
Brooklyn Studios is centrally located in the photo/film stage district in Greenpoint. The facility is in a super convenient location for commercials and multiple-set photo shoots and only 10 minutes from Manhattan.
The 20,000 sq. ft. space provides two studios and a rooftop deck with a 16’ x 16’ x 12’ rotating cyc and platform staging that can go from 4’ x 8’ up to 16’ x 20’ for an unobstructed sky background. The interior space includes a green screen, 30’ x 30’ cyc, modern designer furniture, multiple props, two shoot-in bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen. Ceiling height throughout the facility is 14’. The loft studio also boasts six 6’ x 10’ skylights and 18 7’ x 7’ windows for ample natural lighting, yet still has blackout capabilities. The studio even offers a parking lot with freight elevator access.
Clients include Albert Watson, Patrick Demarchelier, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Christian Dior, L’Oréal, Clinique, Sally Hansen, Maidenform, ABC, NBC, CBS, HGTV, ESPN, MTV, Spike TV, TLC, Amazon, Apple, Nike, Samsung, Prudential, Tide, Macy’s, Target, Microsoft, Sony, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, Cole Haan, Coach, Lacoste and Zest.
Central Studios is the largest professional photography rental studio and equipment rental service in Shanghai. Conveniently located right in the heart of the city, Central Studios prides itself on international standards of service to cater for the most demanding productions.
- Three studios ranging from 100m² to 280m², all with 5.2m ceilings.
- Largest studio (West) includes 110m² cyclorama with drive-in vehicle access.
- Three-phase power for cine lights.
- Piped overhead water.
- Secure and discrete VIP room for celebrities and special guests.
Rental equipment includes Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon, Broncolor, Profoto, Kinoflo, HDSLR kits, HMI / Tungsten, Mac towers, Eizo monitors, MacBook Pros, location batteries and back up services.
Bilingual photo assistants and digital operators (English, Japanese, French, German, Chinese) are also on hand. Other services include set building, location services, casting services, concierge and travel, and full line production. Production services are also available in-studio or on location throughout Greater China and beyond.
Honeybee was established in 2005 to offer a full range of photography production services. Following up on new industry innovations and strengthening its technical knowledge, Honeybee applies its experience to achieving a strong artistic vision. Today, the company is Istanbul's leading rental house, providing a wide variety of regularly updated lighting equipment and accessories.
Honeybee also works on local productions as well as co-productions with some of the most respected international companies.
Honeybee serves creative photographic solutions to advertising agencies and the fashion industry by working with leading photographers, hair and make-up artists, fashion and set designers.
Kikor Soundproof Studio is located in the heart of Miami and provides a 60x40x18 soundproof workspace. The studio features a 30x30 Cyclorama with facilities including production and client offices, kitchen, dressing and make-up rooms, wireless Internet and a dedicated loading door.
The studio's friendly staff are a reference point for lighting, make-up, catering, set design, set construction, wardrobe, and much more.
Situated in the Coconut Grove area close to Brickell, Coral Gables and the airport, ample parking allows clients to come and go with ease. Call +1 305 445 5035 for estimates or email Diego or Kiko for more information.
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+ high 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 a 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.
M17CreativeStudios is a state-of-the-art photo and film facility located in Nuremberg, Bavaria. With more than 2000m² of indoor production space divided between four studios (one of which is a 'pure' daylight studio), its fantastic design also makes it ideal for the after-shoot party. Fully laid out to feel comfortable both during and after the job, the studio's VIP area has direct TV connection to the production floor.
- Studio I is equipped with a giant 10 x 6 m² light-box which can be used for wide diffusion across a large area. There is also a 36m corner cove with a ceiling height of 8.2m.
- Studio II features a fully equipped kitchen complete with a walk-in fridge that makes it ideal for food shoots.
Ideal for car shoots, the ground-floor studio also enjoys a huge outdoor area and ample parking. Integrated state-of-the-art photo and film equipment rental is also provided.
MAPS Studio has become a home-away-from-home for many photographers. Located in South Beach's Art Deco district, MAPS is the only photo studio and equipment rental house on Miami Beach. An extensive in-house equipment department features specialty lighting brands Briese (the only source in Florida), Kino Flo, Arri and Dedo.
Studio A features a 25 x 25 ft. corner cyc wall, second-level mezzanine, a beautifully appointed hair, make-up and wardrobe area, and 2500 square feet of space for working and lounging. Studio B measures 1500 square feet and features three skylights, large windows and light wood floors. A moveable wall between both studios creates a large, open space for bigger shoots and events.
MAPS’ newest venue, the Backlot, is an outdoor cyc studio - the only one of its kind in Miami. Located in the Wynwood Arts District, the Backlot is the premier outdoor space for shoots of all sizes. With a large gate and adjoining parking lot, the Backlot is an ideal space for automotive shoots. It is also Miami’s newest outdoor event venue, capable of holding up to 500 guests.
For booking information, email or call the office on +1 305-532-7880.
P12 studios is an elegant and functional location with two independent open space studios measuring 600m² and 400m² respectively, both with private parking lots that allow for stylish, comfortable and easy production sets in total privacy.
Located near Milan city centre and offering the most up-to-date and modern analogue and digital equipment, P12 also provides professional experts, tutors and assistants available 24 hours a day.
The architectural environment and renowned designer furniture makes P12 the ideal spot for events, exhibitions, meetings, fashion shows and open days.
PH-Studio provides a stylish and clean space for beauty and fashion shoots in a friendly and professional environment. The company caters for commercial as well as private clients.
The studio is located in a converted piano factory and is a tastefully decorated minimalist space. The double-height ceilings and windows let in natural light but blackout blinds are fitted to all windows.
The studio has a spacious hair and make-up area which is well-equipped with beauty spotlights and mirrors, as well as a changing area to ensure privacy. It also provides a relaxing lounge area where clients can sit comfortably while discussing the shoot, as well as a conference table if needed. Additional facilities include a sound system and kitchenette.
Staff have their own separate area and do not interfere with a shoot unless clients need assistance. Lighting is also available on request.
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.
- 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 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.
Visit the website for more information.
Munich-based Schalterhalle daylight rental studio is ideal for fashion and people shoots, still life and food productions.
The white-floored loft-style studio - a former post office - with glass on three sides also works great as a showroom or as a venue for workshops and conventions.
Equipment rental includes ProPhoto flash gear, Hasselblad and Canon camera systems. Facilities feature a kitchen and a separate movable stove for food productions, a spacious styling area, in-house photo post production, WiFi, free breakfast, coffee and cool drinks, and groundfloor access with personal parking right in front of the large entrance for comfortable loading and unloading in any weather.
The studio is conveniently located for car and public transport.
Visit the website for more information.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s film studio district, Silverline Studios offers three modern, clean, industrial-style spaces available for daily/weekly rentals. With breathtaking natural light, exceptional in-house services and a host of other amenities,
Silverline Studios is the ideal choice for photo/film shoots and events.
The SKYLOFTSTUDIO, located in northern Munich, offers the ideal space to work and feel at home in, with a studio area measuring 320m² and a ceiling height of 4-6 metres. With its stylish white design the loft is not only the perfect location for photo productions but also product presentations, events, private parties and TV productions. The fully window-paned SKYLOFTSTUDIO impresses with its brightness and exclusive interior.
A special highlight is the adjoining roof terrace measuring 170m² that reveals a breath-taking view over Munich and the Alps.
The loft studio is equipped with WLAN Internet, high voltage current, air conditioning and electric Venetian blinds to completely darken the space for lectures and presentations. Four elevators bring clients directly into the SKYLOFTSTUDIO.
A truck loading zone for deliveries, freight elevators and plenty of parking spaces are at clients' disposal, free of charge. SKYLOFTSTUDIO can be reached from every direction.
"Once you’ve entered the SKYLOFTSTUDIO you won’t want to leave. A truly heavenly location for every occasion."
Located in central Munich, Studio Balan provides support for studio and location photography and film production. With its loft-style character, the modern facility enjoys 300m² of workspace with an open kitchen and bar, high voltage current, white basement, French windows, outdoor terrace, pool and ample parking spaces. Lighting equipment can also be rented from haedler+haedler, located nextdoor.
Studio Sitges Barcelona is a unique photo and video studio ideal for exclusive photography and video productions, special events and workshops.
The Photo Bunker facilities include two wide studios (210m² and 120m²) that can be combined if required, two large cycloramas (8m x 8m and 8m x 5m), make-up and changing rooms, spa, a fully-equipped kitchen and a full service apartment.
The Studio is spectacular - the House above it even more so. Designed by renowned American architect Tom Kundig, the House has a 25m pool, terrace, garden, gym, an industrial-size kitchen and ceiling heights of up to 7.7m.
The entire facilities can be rented for productions or events. Studio Sitges can provide a complete package for any occasion, including photographer, equipment, casting, styling, catering, accommodation and location services.
For VIPs and celebrity events, Studio Sitges offers the ultimate in luxury and discretion. The studio is two minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the airport.
Springtime is here, and W24 Studios present themselves in bright spotless white.
After a thorough makeover, the previously wooden floors and kitchen fronts now blend in with the clean but homelike atmosphere of the 1st Floor Studio. Perfect for both artificial and daylight photography, the 240 m² loft welcomes clients with plenty of space for their creativity. Movable furniture and light white curtains make it easy to create separate working spaces. The kitchen area is the relaxed meeting place for a short coffee break, a refreshing lunch or can of course also be used as a photo set.
The 2nd Floor Studio is located on the ground floor of the old fish tin factory building. Glass brick and authentic industrial windows add a hint of edgy charm to the 160 m² studio, with its white brick walls and lacquered floors adding to the appeal. Two stainable ground coves on opposite walls give clients flexible shooting options and allows for the building of two sets in parallel.
Two workstations for hair and make-up can be found in each studio, with the in-house equipment rental service and prop shop helping out whenever needed. W24 Studios also offers plenty of free parking spaces directly in front of the studio and is easy to reach by public transportation.
Zero-8 studio is located within the hip 'Meat-packing District' of Munich, only a few minutes from Downtown. Offering up-to-date technical equipment including Hasselblad 50 and 60 MP, Canon and Nikon camera systems, the studio also provides the latest computer peripheries as well as lighting by Briese and Profoto.
Zero-8 can provide experienced photo assistants and digital support staff who assist throughout the shooting process to help clients focus entirely on their pictures. Calibrated monitors as well as graphics programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Aperture, CaptureOne, and many more are also available.
The studio offers a 6m x 9m cove and a well-constructed ceiling rail system. Easy access allows for the delivery of props and vehicles directly on set, while a separate make-up and styling area creates a relaxed atmosphere during a shoot. Additional facilities include a large dining/meeting table, a kitchen and espresso bar, a lavish make-up and styling area, comfortable and variable couches in the studio area, phone and fax, free Wi-Fi, a Bose sound system, and an FTP server.
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: Mario Testino, Gary Prior, Gilles Bensimon, Manuel Outumuro, Paola Kudacki, J.M.Ferrater and Mariano Vivanco. Campaigns: Nike, Adidas and Lancome. 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.