It’s not always easy for photographers, videographers and creative artists to find the right space to bring their ideas to life. To help with the process, we’ve made a list of well-equipped and visually-sound Cape Town photographic studios for hire.
Run by passionate photographer Lizette Frank, The White Studio is located in Gardens, just behind Wembley Square Lifestyle Centre. Because of its proximity to the city centre, the studio is close to Cape Town’s top locations, right in the heart of the city’s artistic hub, home to the photography, advertising and film industries. The White Studio is available for stills and film shoots, as well as commercials, castings and events. Opening hours are from 08:00‐18:00 on Mondays to Sundays, and bookings can be made for full days (10 hours) and half days (five hours). From 1 November 2019, accommodation will also be available at the studio.
Website: www.thewhitestudio.co.za | Email: email@example.com | Tel: 082 923 8296 or call studio manager, Lauren, on 071 605 1042
Facebook: The White Studio | Instagram: @whitestudiophotography
Mr. George’s Creative Studio is located in Paarden Eiland, and the owners’ philosophy is based on a real, larger-than-life character: Mr. Georges. “A quirky genius, his determination to make beautiful things has inspired us to open a studio for creating truly unique projects that encourage collaborations.”
With natural light streaming through the industrial windows, as well as glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain in the background, the studio is considered a “creative’s dream”. Because the space is easily transformed, it’s not only suitable for photographers and videographers, but also for artists wanting to create large-scale art pieces, or as a venue for events. Mr. George’s Studio is available for stills and film shoots, green screen shoots, castings and events. Follow @mr_georges_studio to enter monthly photoshoot giveaways and check out their new website at www.mrgeorgesstudio.com for bookings.
Beyond being a premium rooftop venue for events, Rooftop on Bree is available as a daylight studio for photographers and videographers.
The venue boasts 250 square metres of glassed-in space, floor-to-ceiling double-volume windows with views in every direction, and a 150 square metre outside deck. As a spacious studio with plenty of natural light and options for different settings, Rooftop on Bree offers a centrally-located solution for creatives to let their imagination run wild.
There’s also a large contemporary bar and luscious plant décor, and a hallmark feature of the space is the retractable skylight roof, which opens and closes with the click of a button.
KuniFrank Photo Studio is a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art creative space inside the gallery of Ukrainian-born visual artist Ana Kuni and Swedish photographer/artist Linnea Frank. Clients can make use of 140 square-metre studio space, two entrances with easy access for big equipment, an infinity curve (height 3,5 metres, width 4,5 metres, length 4 metres and backdrop paper), a make-up room, kitchenette, three toilets, and 24-hour secure and private parking. For bigger shoots and video productions, the art gallery can be turned into a client area.
Half-day and full-day rates are available between 8:00-18:00 on weekdays. Outside of these times, an overtime rate of R400 per hour will apply, and for shoots, on weekends and public holidays, an additional daily rate of R800 will be charged so a staff member can be present for the day. Painting of the curve is charged at R10 per square meter, based on usage.
Started in 1996, Roodebloem Studios is situated inside a 100-year-old stone church, offering studio space as well as an equipment rental service to the stills and film industries. There are 11 available shooting spaces, including The Church Studio, which is a column-free space with varnished wooden floorboards, a ceiling of 13m and an adjustable white bounce above the infinity curve. The Roodebloem Daylight Building’s features include plenty of natural light, of course, a drive-in studio and modern kitchen-studio facilities, as well as a mezzanine level and roof deck overlooking table mountain and the harbour.
With such a wide and varied selection of spaces, clients can choose between daylight, blackout or outdoor shoot options, and the studios all have wifi, a bose sound system, make-up rooms/stations and bathrooms, and carry a large 3-phase power supply. To ensure safe offloading of equipment, Roodebloem Studios has a secure equipment loading bay and off-street parking available as well as full-time car guards and a CCTV system.