HOIST is available for daily, multi-day, and half-day rentals. A standard day provides you with full and exclusive use of all studio facilities for any 8 consecutive hours between 8am and 8pm, on almost any day of the year. Do you need something different, something more? No matter what your particular needs may be, we will do our very best to help you achieve your goals. We don't rent equipment (like cameras or lighting), but most of the basics (such as stands, sandbags, extension cords) are included with your rental.


Our standard rental rates are listed below. In special cases, there may be additional costs that are not listed here, but in every case we will always quote you a specific price for your rental before you make your reservation. We accept most common methods of payment. See the Rental FAQ for more details.

Half-Day (4 consecutive hours)$360
Single-Day (8 consecutive hours)$600
Multi-Day, 2 consecutive days$1000
Multi-Day, 3 or more consecutive days$450 per day
Overtime, Scheduled$75 per hour
Overtime, Unscheduled$150 per hour
Surcharge for Off-Hour Days$200 per day


  1. You must contact us to get on the schedule and confirm the details of your rental.
  2. A deposit equal to half of your estimated rental fee (but not more than $600) is required to hold your reservation. This deposit is refundable if you cancel your reservation at least 72 hours before your rental and it conveys if you reschedule.
  3. The balance of your estimated rental fee is due at the time of your rental.
  4. You must sign our Rental Agreement prior to entering the studio, and abide by its terms at all times during your rental.

Please see our Rental FAQ for more information about these requirements and how they relate to our deposit, reservation, rescheduling, cancellation, and payment policies… or contact us with your questions. Exceptions may be made in certain cases for qualified renters.


This website has a lot of useful information for planning your rental. The studio section describes our facilities, equipment included with your rental, hours, and location (including maps, public transportation, and parking). The schedule shows up-to-date availability. A searchable listing of local camera and equipment suppliers, restaurants, lodgings, and other supporting businesses and creative professionals is in our resources section, as well as special deals offered only to HOIST renters.

If you'd like something a little more comprehensive, we're happy to offer you our personal assistance! Please don't hesitate to contact us — we will do our best to help you achieve success.

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