Best documentary shoot spaces in New York, NY

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Featured documentary shoot spaces in New York, NY

Spacious Brownstone

New York | Lower Manhattan

$175 per hour
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Historic and elegant parlor floor of a beautiful brownstone; high ceilings, chandeliers, three distinct spaces which can be opened to each other. Different rates apply depending on number of guests and day of week. Rates for weddings, film, television and professional photo shoots available upon request.

Sun Soaked Classic Brooklyn Townhouse

New York | Bushwick

$300 per hour
30
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Our sun-soaked townhouse has a lively spirit paired with a minimal design approach throughout the space. Located in Bushwick Brooklyn, we have over 2,000 square feet inside and 900 square feet outside for film productions and production. Use our townhouse as a background in your scene.

Raw Historic Underground Gymnasium

New York | Bushwick

$130 per hour
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23Responds within 2 hours
This is a 2500 square foot gymnasium available for film shoots, photo shoots, and various events. The space also comes with an adjacent 72 square foot ramp that makes for a cool side room. The gym measures 50 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 13.5 feet high. The gymnasium, located beneath a church, was abandoned in the 1970s. From October 2018 through April 2019, the space was renovated and is now available for your use. Thus, the look of the space is raw and industrial, including a retro paint job, a wall of brick, old basketball hoops, and a tiled tin ceiling. The floor is the original concrete, currently not finished, with small pocks and unevenness throughout. A video tour of the venue is available here: https://youtu.be/xVsWujC8ZNY The space lets in very little daylight. Even at high noon on a bright day, there is almost total darkness in the gym. This allows photo and video work to have total control over the lighting. There is a fan in the gym window allowing air circulation. Our HVAC system connects to a machine outside and allows additional circulation. The gym is equipped with a 5 ton central heating and cooling system, newly installed in 2020, to keep you chill all summer and cozy all winter. There are six electricity outlets in the gym, some with one socket, and some with as many as four sockets. One of these six outlets is a 220 volt outlet while the other five outlets support 110 volts. The circuits range from 20 amps to 30 amps. The space is equipped with a powerful WIFI network. Phone reception in the space is often weak, depending on your carrier. We offer a tall free-standing ladder, roughly 12 feet in height, to all renters. Photographers and videographers can use our ladder to capture overhead shots. All renters are able to use our collapsable movie screen and projector to stage their own film viewings. Our movie screen is approximately 22 feet by 12.5 feet. Our projector is a Panasonic VZ-580. Use of this equipment costs an additional fee. Renters are able to safely store their equipment in the space overnight. Renters are able to be in the space from 4am through midnight, with the exception of Sundays, when our hours are 3:30pm to midnight. The venue has a seating capacity of 50. Please notify in advance so that the correct number of chairs can be set in place. If you need more than 10 chairs, the venue will ask a furniture fee. Additional tables are also available for a fee. Our venue has a large selection of in-house photo and video gear. For additional add-on fees, renters may use: - Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit /// 3 x Monolights /// 3 x White Reflective Umbrella with Permanent Black Backing /// 1 x Wireless Transmitter /// 1 x Softbox with Speedring (24 x 36") - Polevault with paper backdrops (12.6' width) - White, black, green, navy, and charcoal backdrop paper - Bi-color LED modeling light - Softbox (20x20") with 500W Tungsten Photoflood Bulb - C-stand (10.75’) - 6" Backlight Light with 100W bulb - Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ tripod - Universal Filter Holder (12x12") - Filter Gels (Rosco CalColor Kit 12" x 12", 33 sheets) - Bi-color on-camera light - 2 sandbags (20 lb and 15 lb) - 2 x pedestal fans (18" and 16") - set of four apple boxes We are picky when it comes to booking events at our space, and say no to the majority of the requests we get, which are for parties and concerts. That said, we do love the events we host here that are right for our church basement. We favor small gatherings with a mellow daytime energy. A screening of your new short film could work great here. A dinner party for a small group of friends could be a great fit. We regret that at this time, our space does not offer wheelchair access. We’ve spent the last year restoring this basement from the 1800s, but we are not yet at the point where we can afford to build ramps or elevators. With the help of your rentals, our budget will get there. Thank you for your patience. Our space is more popular during evenings and weekends, and so our hourly rate varies. Weekday evenings are priced higher after 6pm. Friday evening and all of Saturday and Sunday are priced at a premium. Keep in mind our special weekday morning rates. Between 4am and 9am, the space is available for $65 per hour. This is located on Bushwick Avenue near the Halsey J and Gates J stations, and a 12 minute walk from the Myrtle Wyckoff L / M station.

3,800 sq/ft 4story brownstone w/outdoor

New York | Bedford-Stuyvesant

$275 per hour
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1Responds within 2 hours
The location is a literal gem in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. This effortlessly bold 2,800 sq. brownstone has a lively spirit offering a bright and clean design with pops of color and texture cleverly curated throughout the space. Not only does the location look good from the front with it’s picturesque brownstone façade but it also has a beautiful 1,000 sq./ft area in the back. Flooded with natural light, this four story, three bedroom, 1 Master Bathroom, 2 full bathroom, 1 powder room, office space, living space and spacious open kitchen layout, is the perfect spot to realize anything you can dream up. We work with you at every step- before, during, and after- to help make your vision a reality with the highest level of quality and service. We handle all the logistics so you can focus on what really matters. We manage several locations in NYC. Each space has an on-site representative. Our customer experience team has been working in the meetings and workshops industry for 5+ years. We have a hands on approach and are here to assist you if needed. We can also manage catering services for you, we work with some of NYC best caterers, offering many food and budget options. Once you book the space, before you arrive, the space will be prepped and spotless ready for you to use. When you arrive, the on-site rep will check you in, assist you load in your equipment and set up all the tech you need and will be available on-site the entire time in case you need assistance or leave if you want privacy for you and your team. After the meeting, the on-site rep will help you load-out your equipment. Please note - prices shown in this listing are for groups up to 14 people. For bigger groups, additional fees may apply. Ask us, we will be more than happy to help! Certificate of insurance is mandatory to access premises. If you don't have a trusted COI supplier, we can help! Some of our amenities include: - Wifi - Private Outdoor area - 3 Fireplaces - Sound-system - Full Kitchen - Barbecue - 1 Master Bathroom - 2 Full Bathrooms - 1 Powder Room COI is mandatory for all productions, offsite meetings and events. We can help you sort this out using our trusted COI supplier which is very affordable. ** Prices shown in this listing are our minimum before qualifying your reservation. Additional fees may apply once we have a full understanding of your project such as total number of attendees, start and end of your reservation, vehicles involved in your project (production), etc**

Soho Amusement Park of Inspiration

New York | Lower Manhattan

$385 per hour
80
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This spacious and unaltered original artist soho loft is very quiet with agreeable light. It is divided into two main spaces: The 800sft studio on the east and the 1100 sft living room on the west. It also has a couple of bedrooms and two toilets. When we have events the studio/living room configuration works well and allows for a subtle division of the event into sub-groups.

East Williamsburg Cyc Studio

New York | East Williamsburg

$175 per hour
25
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1,650SF STUDIO W/ 3-WALL CYCLORAMA & LIGHTING GRID ---------- DIMENSIONS - 57’ 1-1/2” studio length (North wall) - 51’ 6-3/8” studio length (South wall) - 29’ 10-1/4” studio width CEILING HEIGHT - Bottom of pipe: 13’7” - Lowest ceiling point: 15’ 3 5/16” - Highest ceiling point (not incl. acoustic panels): 16’ 3 1/2” CYCLORAMA - 3-wall / 180-degree cyclorama - 29’ W x 17’ D POWER - 6x 20A single-phase circuits included w/ studio rental fee - 100A, 3-phase on camlock available for add'l $200/day ACCESS - Ground level - 9’3” W x 9’9-1/2” H doorway to loading bay - 7’5-1/2” W x 6’6” H doorway to lounge - Drive-in access available w/ previous approval AMENITIES - High-speed Wifi - Dedicated HVAC unit - Adjacent client lounge and green room / HMU area ADDITIONAL SERVICES - Grip & electric, camera, and other gear available for rental - On-site set shop - Creative, production, and design services - Crew staffing

SoHo Fully Equipped Spacious Photo Studio

New York | Lower Manhattan

$96 per hour
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6Responds within an hour
This newly built studio is located in the heart of SoHo, Manhattan, just steps from 10 major subway lines. (Q,R,W,4,5,6,B,D,F,M) This 1000 sq ft studio space is on the 7th floor inside a quintessential SoHo Loft building, 13' high ceilings. It functions perfectly for both photography and video productions. It features a hair and makeup station, lounge area, private bathroom, digital workstation (iMac pro) and private studio entrance. Freight and Parking information available upon booking. Complimentary artisanal coffee and water are provided in the studio, our manager will be on-site to help you with any questions. Easy to book on short notice. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We will try to accommodate your requests as much as we can. Looking forward to hosting your next shootings. _________________________________________________________________ Included in the rental rate is a large selection of top of the line equipment outlined below: LIGHTING: Profoto D2 1000W Air TTL Monolight (4) Profoto 3x4' Softbox (2) Profoto 1x4' Softbox (2) Profoto 50° Softgrid RFI for 1x4' Profoto Air Remote TTL-C for Canon Profoto Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon Profoto Air Remote TTL-S for Sony Profoto RFi Speedring Adapter (4) Profoto 51" Deep White Umbrella Profoto Umbrella Diffuser Profoto Zoom Reflector 2 (2) Mola Demi Komplette for Profoto Profoto Glass Cover (4) Profoto Transport Cap (4) Optoma HD143X Projector Sekonic Light Meter (1) GRIP V Flat World Foldable V Flat (2) Turtle Base C-Stand (4) Photoflex Light Stand (2) Avenger D600 Mini Boom (2) Full Apple Box (2) Half Apple Box (2) 15 lb Sandbag (6) AF3 SFX Fan (2) Spring Clamps (20) Black and White Gaff Tape Savage 107" White Seamless Savage 107" Black Seamless Savage 107" Grey Seamless Stepladder TECHNOLOGY Apple 27" iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 External Hard Drive Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 Male Type-A to USB 3.0 Micro-B Cable (Orange 15') Tether Tools TetherPro USB 2.0 Type-A to 5-Pin Mini-USB Cable (Orange, 15') Tether Tools TetherPro USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable (16', Orange) Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Adobe Photoshop CC Capture One Pro MISC.: Black Chairs (30) White Stool (2) 6 ft Folding Table (6) Belkin 12 Port Plug (2) Extension Cords Industrial Steamer Clothing Racks Hi-Speed WiFi Elevators

Stylish, Light Filled Studio w/ Cyc Wall

New York | Long Island City

$125 per hour
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9Responds within 3 hours
Dear Image-maker, We know you have big dreams and visionary ideas, but creating your vision can be laborious and expensive. We’d like to make it easier for you. We offer you 2,500 sq ft of beautiful contemporary all white space with a large corner cyc wall, 14" ceilings and giant South-West facing windows that provide gorgeous daylight (blackouts available, as well), beautiful make up station that can seat up to 4 models, and a stylish comfortable green-room. And, to make your life easier and your production cheaper, we are offering a lot of grip and EQ included in your rental (List is below). Whatever lighting we don't have in stock, we are happy to source it for you from a near-by rental house (additional cost). We are located in LIC, 10 Minutes from Manhattan, One minute walk from the 7 Line subway stop GRIP INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL 100 Amp Distro Box 1 Rolling Cart with APC battery pack and rolling stool 13 C-stands with Arms (Avenger) 4 Medium Rollers 1 Matthew’s High Roller Stand 1 Matthew’s Hollywood baby Junior 1 Butterfly Frame 6x6 with full stop and 1/4 stop silks 1 Speedrail, 12ft/8ft 6 Light Stands 2 Reflectors, 4 ft, gold and silver 6 18x24 flags 1 4x4 empty frame 1 4x4 double scrim net black 6x6 butterfly frame with Full Stop silk, Quarter and Ultrabounce 12x12 frame with Bleached Muslin and Ultrabounce 11 V-flats (black and white) 8x8 10 Extension cords 15 Sandbags 20 Apple Boxes - various sizes 12 Baby Pipe Clamp (ETC) 12 Super Clamps 2 Duckbills 20 A-clamps, various sizes LIGHTING - INCLUDED WITH YOUR RENTAL CONTINUOUS LIGHTING 4 ARRI 2K Fresnel, Tungsten 1 ARRI 1 k Open face 1 ARRI 650 Fresnel, Tungsten 1 ARRI 300 Fresnel, Tungsten 2 ARRI 150 Fresnel, Tungsten Leko 750 with 19º lens 2 KinoFlo Image 80 3200K 18” Photo/Video Bi-color LED Ring Beauty Light Variety of gels 100 Amp Distro Box STROBES- INCLUDED WITH YOUR RENTAL 1 Profoto D1 1000W - Monolight Studio Kit 3 Profoto D1 500Ws-2 Monolight Studio Kit Profoto Air-remote - non-TTL 2 Chimera Large Soft Box with w Profoto Ring Chimera Large Strip Softbox and Grid Large Profoto Large Silver Umbrella Profoto Beauty Dish, Large with Sock Beauty Dish, Medium size, Bowens mount 10 Westcot 36x48 softboxes with silver lining and diffusion 6 Profoto Zoom reflector Grid kit for Zoom Reflector, Bowens and Profoto Mount Profoto to Bowens Mount Converter D 7" Standard Reflector Diffuser Lamp Shade Dish with 10° /30°/ 50° Degree Honeycomb Grid White Soft Cloth for Bowens Mount Studio Strobe Flash Light Speedlite Impact Snoot for Select Impact/Bowens S-Mount Strobes DIGITAL - INCLUDED IN YUOR RENTAL BEN-Q - 27” fully calibrated monitor with calibrator X-Ray Color-Checker Passport 2 High-speed card-readers Tether Cables Printers on premises (documents and high end photos) PRODUCTION 4 Heavy Duty Clothing racks with hangers 5 6 ft tables 1 4 ft table 2 Steamers 4 robes SET DESIGN 1 Set walls: 1 8x'8, 2 4x8 Various color and size plexiglass 15 Set paper 9 ft - various colors - Available for purchase. $25 - a pull, $75 - fresh roll We have 2 large PROP-HOUSES in the building: www.newel.com & www.propnspoon.com and offer our clients 25% off their prop rental fees and free delivery. Fresh Paint on the Cyc wall is available at an additional cost: $200 If there is something else you need, but don't see it on this list, let us know and we can help you to source it. Let us know how else we can help you. Jesse and Nadia

Sunny, high ceilings and character

New York | Manhattan

$150 per hour
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My space I am listing is my home. I have super high ceilings and a skylight. It has a lot of character and would be a great place to have a shoot.

2000sqft Conscious Designed Soho Apartment

New York | Manhattan

$225 per hour
40
2Responds within 2 hours
This space is a gem overlooking historical SoHo, Manhattan. The 2,000 square-foot consciously designed space has an open layout with an outpour of natural light offering countless possibilities. The one-of-a kind curvilinear kitchen instantly elevates the space, adding an understated wow factor to the location. With one bedroom, two bathrooms, elevator access and an amazing rooftop with a breathtaking view of the midtown skyscrapers and lower Manhattan, this is the ideal place to unleash your creativity and realize anything you can dream up. We work with you at every step- before, during, and after- to help make your vision a reality with the highest level of quality and service. We handle all the logistics so you can focus on what really matters. We manage several locations in NYC. Each space has an on-site representative. Our customer experience team has been working in the production industry for 5+ years. We have a hands on approach and are here to assist you if needed. Once you book the space, our representative will be available on-site during the entire production, making sure your experience is seamless. Before you arrive, the space will be prepped and spotless ready for you to use. When you arrive, the on-site rep will check you in, assist you load in your equipment, and will be available on-site the entire time in case you need assistance with decor, furniture rearrangement, or any other requests that might come up. After the production, the on-site rep will help you load-out your equipment. Some of our amenities include: . Elevator . Full open kitchen . Audio System . High capacity WiFi . 1 bedrooms . Dinning table . Additional seating . Printer . Full bathroom . Guest Bathroom . Natural light . Diverse movable decor objects Please, note prices shown in this listing are for groups up until 14 people. For bigger groups, additional fees may apply. Just message us and we will be happy to work on details with you!' Please, note that prices shown in this listing are for indoor space only. Outdoor space available for additional fee and only for productions. COI is mandatory for all productions, offsite meetings and events. We can help you sort this out using our trusted COI supplier which is very affordable. ** Prices shown in this listing are our minimum before qualifying your reservation. Additional fees may apply once we have a full understanding of your project such as total number of attendees, start and end of your reservation, vehicles involved in your project (production), etc**

Midtown Flatiron Luxury Studio/Loft

New York | Midtown

$185 per hour
17
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A loft specifically designed designed to transform from a home set, to photography/video shoots. Full kitchen, laundry, spa bathrooms, 14 foot ceiling, fiber optic internet, Sonos, projector, 3D Smart TV, etc...

1855 Italianate Villa Mansion

New York | New Dorp

$345 per hour
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4Responds within an hour
This Site Is The Choice Of The Top Photographers in the Industry.. .. The Abundance of Ambient Light Throughout, and It's Old World Charm, provides a Romantic Backdrop That Is As Authentic As It Comes, And Second To None . . . . The Colors and Wall Textures Are Vintage, And as Such That Only Time Itself Could Produce. . . There are Many Different Rooms to choose from, with a nice selection of appropriate props that can be used at no add'l cost . .In Addition, A Professionally Equipped Staging Area is offered, . .Included is the use of a Pro Make up Mirror, Steamer and Clothes Racks. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..PLEASE NOTE: this photographic location is available for STILL PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY

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