Are you looking for a place to get the best photography shots? Perhaps a spot that offers the best soundstage to capture the scenes you have been wanting to film? Finding a studio space to work in can create a great environment to be able to make the film you want to capture the photographs you’ve always dreamed of. Yet, you may ask yourself how you can find the right photography studio or soundstage in the Los Angeles area. Here are some tips on finding the right studio for your needs:
Ask Yourself What You Need from the Studio
Some studios will have all the equipment you need, right at your fingertips. This means Cyc Walls, lights, sound equipment. This can be really helpful if you don’t have the budget to buy all of the equipment you need. A great way to determine what you will need when you shoot is to create a list of ‘must haves’ that include things you absolutely need and things that would be nice to have. If you don’t have a camera to shoot with you’ll want to be sure that the studio can provide one during your studio time.
Know What’s Involved
When you are looking for a studio that works for you be sure that you have no doubts about what’s included in the space. If you are emailing back and forth with the studio be sure that you list your needs and know what’s included in the hour and what’s not. You can then be prepared to bring what you know you’ll need to get your work done. Remember when you are doing your research to find a good studio that you ask about things you need. If you need something that doesn’t seem standard (like a fog machine) you ‘ll want to be sure it’s available or not. Need a kitchen to make lunch? A makeup room to get your subjects ready?
You don’t want to assume anything about what a studio can offer you. If you have emailed back and forth to a studio and have been given a list of equipment that is available to you should still have a backup plan. What if a piece of equipment got damaged by another user before your session? What if you need sound for your should and some part of the studio system breaks. Always try to be prepared and have back up plans in place. You should also carry backup equipment of your own in case something malfunctions or breaks. If you are spending the time and money to have a studio to yourself for shooting you’ll want to make sure there aren’t any roadblocks to a successful day. Some studios will provide or allow you to rent equipment and if that fits into your budget it can be worth the expense for peace of mind. When you’re ready to work in a great studio space, come join them at Mack Sennett Studios. They have three different stages to prepare your shots, keep yourself fed and create photographs and videos with unique and professional backdrops. Call them today to learn more about how and when you can schedule a studio session: (323) 660 8466