Sometimes you need a stage, sometimes you need a studio, and sometimes you need both. Throughout the Bay Area there are a variety of stages, from fully powered to daylight only, and everything in between. Golden gate Studios is one of the few that has both of their stages connected to a fully equipped video control room. Their main stage, the warehouse stage, is a full 50’ x 50’, large enough to support a full range of productions. Their smaller studio B is a reasonably sized 30’ x 30’, which is large enough for a good number of uses. The Golden Gate Studios features a fully working kitchen that can be properly lit and connected to the control room. Making it possible to put together a cooking show, in the most efficient and cost effective manner. As you would expect with a first rate facility like this, there are separate mens and womens dressing rooms and also a full bath with shower if needed. With their fiber connection they are able to transmit anywhere in the world.
Golden Gate Studios prides themselves on their flexibility and the willingness to put together a rental package to fit your needs. They have a large inventory of grip, electric and camera gear, but you can also rent the stages dry and provide your own gear. They also are committed to furthering education and will provide discounts for educational projects providing you can show proof of your educational status.
In addition to the stages, Golden gate Studios also provides electronic field production packages including truck and driver, cameras and operators as needed. They offer competitive rates on editing and compositing and offer Final Cut HD editing suite, Discreet Combustion, and Pinnacle Commotion.
Over the years Golden Gate Studios has been a welcome addition to the Bay Area film and video community. Some will remember them from their days in Corte Madera before they moved to their present location a good number of years ago. They have earned their reputation as being a friendly and supportive company to do business with. One just has to read the glowing testimonials on their website to get the idea of that extra mile this team is willing to go to make their clients happy. The studios are located in San Rafael only a few miles north of the Golden gate Bridge, making them a convenient resource for not only companies working north of the bridge but is also easy to get to from the city and other points throughout the Bay Area. Golden Gate Studios is owned by KTLN-TV, a full service television station, and we are thankful they share this beautiful facility with the community. This is definitely a company that you should be aware of and keep on your short list of service providers. PHS says check them out.