WElcome to skylight studios

PHOTO & VIDEO

STUDIO RENTAL

Welcome to Skylight Studios, San Diego’s Best Cyclorama Photo + Video Studio.

SKYLIGHT STUDIOS AMENITIES

We’ve thought of the little details so that YOU don’t have to.

Skylight Studios is equipped with the most thoughtful amenities of any studio of its kind in San Diego, paired with incredible hospitality and support.
For a successful, headache-free production, look no further!

Multiple Shooting Spaces

At 20×30,′ our white cyclorama is one of the largest of its kind in San Diego – or use our 12×12’ grey cyclorama, shiplap wall, or interchangeable paper backdrops.

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Easy Load-In

Two grade-level roll up doors make load-in a breeze – not to mention, the extra ventilation makes it nice and breezy in our space!

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Top-Notch Support

We have a team of experts ready to help YOU fulfill your vision. If you need any help booking rentals, touring the space, or just grabbing an ice-cold beverage from our client fridge, get in touch! We’re available for rentals 7 days a week.

Ample Free Parking

There’s ample free parking right in front of our building for the biggest of crews. We’re just minutes off the 8, 15, and 805 freeways – and only steps away from the Grantville Trolley Station, so don’t worry about finding your way to us!

Access to Lobby & Green Room

You and your clients will feel relaxed and comfortable in our cozy, stylish front lobby and private green room, equipped with a custom built vanity mirror perfect for Hair and Makeup touch-ups.

Adjustable Natural Light

Need a pitch-black space? We’ve got you. Want that natural light to pour in? Just open up the roll-up garage doors and skylight panel, and you’ll have a beautiful, naturally lit space.

Equipment Rentals Available

Your production rental needs will be fulfilled with our free basic grip gear (c-stands, apple boxes). Need a little extra? We’ve got you covered with gear rentals that can be added on to any basic studio reservation.

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Air-Conditioned

San Diego heatwave? No problem! You’ll stay cool and fresh in our air-conditioned space.
(Need it to be quiet? We’ve got two huge silent ceiling fans for air circulation, too!) 

Incredible Sound System

Alexa, turn up the music! We’ll bring the bass, you bring your dance moves. (We specifically commissioned this sound system so we could have epic dance parties right here in our space!)

What Makes Skylight Studios so different?

Unlike other hands-off studio rentals, we see ourselves as partners in your project.
We go above and beyond with our hospitality to make your project as successful as possible – and we’ll make you look GOOD in front of your clients.

That, and we always encourage post-shoot dance parties. Because, of course.

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Dance Parties

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SIMPLE PRICING

Half Day – $600

Full Day – $1,000

Say goodbye to complicated pricing structures! Half days are $600 (up to 5 hours) and full days are $1,000 (up to 10 hours). Discounts available for full week buy-outs – just inquire with us to chat more! Dance parties are always included.

FLOOR PLAN

You’re welcome to schedule a tour, but here is our floor plan to see what you’re working with ahead of time! All measurements are accurate for space planning.

Need to share? You can download a high resolution PDF right here if you need it.

From Our Clients

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting some amazing creatives in our space. So don’t just take it from us – read about their Skylight experiences below!

“This studio space is AMAZING. The natural light coming from the huge skylight is beautiful… but if studio lighting is more your thing, it is super easy to cut out the natural light and transform the space to work well for strobes. There is plenty of power, a roll up door to back your vehicle up to for unloading (or to drive right in and shoot a car!), and tons of space to spread out. And best of all: they have a killer sound system. No boring shoots here… crank up the music and party!”

Taylor Abeel

Principal Photographer, Taylor Allan Creative

“Filming at Skylight was a pleasure! It’s a high-quality studio with a spacious layout, robust camera angle options, and numerous amenities. Your clients, talent, and crew will be impressed and appreciative of the stylish and comfortable location. Plus, the service and communication with the Skylight team is A+. They are kind and hospitable. Looking forward to shooting there again!”

Brandon Plantz

Filmmaker, Brandon Plantz Media

“I’ve rented this studio several times and it has proven to be a versatile space – I’ve used it solo for product videos and I’ve also used it for all day stylized interviews where we’ve shuttled 15+ people in throughout the day. One of the big selling points for me is the amenities – having a private entrance, private green room, private bathroom, kitchen access, and full control of air conditioning is huge.”

Chris Francis

Director and Producer, Rosedale

“This place is a must if you are looking to rent a studio. We had one of the best experiences we have EVER had and look forward to renting it again. The facility is amazing and our clients were extremely thankful to have an awesome studio for their project. Thanks so much, Skylight team – you rock!”

Isaac B

Director, Isaac B Productions

CHeck availbility

Check availability for your project or schedule a tour below:

You’ve GOT QUESTIONS.

WE’ve GOT ANSWERS

How do I check availability?

You can check our studio availability right on this website – you can see for yourself exactly when we’re available and when we’re not! If you’re ready to move forward with booking, you can request to book directly online.

Can I tour the studio first?

Absolutely, we’d love to show you around! Just give us a call or inquire with us via email at studio@skylightsandiego.com to set up a time to stop by – we’re here Monday-Friday between normal working hours (9am-5pm).

I’m not sure about my dates yet. Can I reserve the studio?
If you’re unsure of your dates, we would be happy to put a soft hold on any dates you have in mind. In order to guarantee those dates, however, you’ll need to sign our contract and pay the full reservation fee.
Is Skylight Studios a quiet place for video production?

Yes! …for the most part. We’ve received great feedback from past video producers about shooting at Skylight! However, there is the occasional truck that drives past in our tucked-away building that we cannot control, and you may need to pause filming for a minute or two. 

Is there any equipment included in my rental?

All rentals include unlimited grip including C-stands, arms, apple boxes, and sand bags. Lighting packages and additional equipment are available for an extra fee – just call or email us for a quote!

I also need a photographer and/or videographer for my project. Could you help me with that?

Totally! We have a team of talented and experienced photographers and videographers that would love to help make your vision come to life. Just give us a call to chat about what’s possible!

What is Skylight Studios’ cancellation policy?

If you cancel more than 48 hours prior to the booking date and time, you’ll receive a full refund on the reservation fee. Between 24-48 hours of your start time, you’ll receive a 50% refund, and if the cancellation occurs within 24 hours of your start time, the full studio rental amount will be non-refundable.

What are your extra measures for COVID-19 safety?

We are keeping all of our spaces sanitized on a daily basis, limiting crew sizes to 4-5 people, and requiring masks for all crew and staff. A Skylight staff member will be here to greet you when you arrive and take your temperature, but we’ll be tucked away in our offices after that!

READY TO get started?
WHOOP! LET’s Do it!

Please fill out the form below to tell us more about your project and the dates you’re interested in, and we’ll get back with you to figure out all the nitty gritty details. If the phone is more your thing, you can call us at (619) 343-3781.