and those that are advertised are way too pricey. Additionally, if you are renting a studio, you
might also need some equipment and manpower, which you might have to outsource. With a lot
of hard work, money, and time you need to put forth into creating a photo or a video, it is
important that you get the most out of your rental.
Here are some factors you need to consider when choosing a studio rental:
Is the studio rental in a good spot? If you choose a studio that is located in the wrong place,
then you are definitely doomed from the start. Expect that not all customers or clients are willing
to travel to the location you decide to put the set up on. Even your crew would be not too keen
to make the trip to a location that is extremely inconvenient for them. For this reason alone,
make sure that before you make a decision on which studio to rent, you must ensure that it will
be a place that is accessible to everyone.
A studio with the basic equipment included in the rental can help you save a lot of headaches,
time, and money. Photography and videography paraphernalia, such as Fresnel lights, lavalier
microphones, or C-stands might not be part of your everyday equipment bag. But, they are tools
normally used in this business, and some studio rentals will provide access to these pieces of
equipment for their clients as part of the service.
Some studios may even offer more advanced and comprehensive equipment for an additional
charge. Perhaps, the most often overlooked but important equipment is the ladder, to help in
setting up overhead lighting.
A good photographer or videographer will take into consideration third-party equipment rentals
and factor them into their decision when looking for studio rentals to use.
One of the commonly overlooked feature when looking for studio rentals is the accessibility
feature. The one you chose may be in a good location, have excellent lighting, equipped with a
complete prop table, or perfectly soundproof. However, if you cannot get your equipment inside
the studio because the door is too narrow or if it’s located on the third floor of a walk-up building
with no elevators, then it’s probably a complete waste of time. Look for studios that are located
on the ground floor with bay doors or access for moving equipment. You may also consider a
building with huge cargo elevators for more convenience of moving around. Remember, the
fewer obstacles that stand in your way, the better.
4. Green Screen
The green screen is one of the most sought-after features in the studio rental. It allows the
photographer or the videographer the advantage of using the ceiling, floor, and corners for their
shoot and can come in the form of a cyclotron. However, not all green screens are designed
and created equal. You may eventually decide that the particular chroma key green hue is
crucial for your filming, in which case you need to make sure that the studio has a well-lit
backdrop of the right colour. If not, your editing team will be frustrated for sure to learn that the
apps and programs they have struggled with colours.
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