Left Space studios are special. As soon as you walk in the door you are put at ease by the serene, well appointed, and beautifully crafted space. It is not uncommon for people to say to themselves “I could see myself living here” which might not be such a bad thing. Left Space is primarily known as a photography studio and some might question why we included it in our PHS film and video production directory. Because they do accommodate video projects, as long as they can be done on the Left Space terms. They are careful to point out that they are not a sound stage, and while they have a convenient location they do not have access to large amounts of street parking or the ability to host large production rigs etc. But their big studio, the Black Studio, does have direct drive in access. They have been hosting video shoots for years and if your project can fit their profile they should definitely be on your short list of go to places.
Be sure to visit their well designed website. They have details about the studio design and resources all put together in a very cool and classy interface. Just like their facility. A brief summary of what they offer follows here:
4 Studios of various sizes
Comfortable Production suites
A great variety of rental equipment including camera, lights, expendables, computers and more
An in house kitchen
A lovely dining area / deck
Main lounge and smaller Rumpus and Glass Lounges
Great staff and customer service
If you have not been to the Left Space do what you can to make an excuse to make a visit and get a tour. It really is something special. We were quite taken, and despite the limitations, from a strictly film and video production point of view, felt compelled to include it in PHS. Who knows, after a shoot or two at Left Space the still world might start looking more attractive. Heck they even sometimes play classical music WHILE they are working…. imagine that.