Contra Studios is a multi-arts production, photo studio, events and presentation facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City with multiple-use areas suitable for Film, Photography, Video Production, Castings, Fashion and Dance.
Founded in 2011, Contra Studios brings a comfortable, relaxing boutique atmosphere to the photography studios rental world. Our in-house project managers and growing community of talented professionals provide our clients the highest production value possible. From creative services, videography / photography, casting to editing, post and music production, Contra Studios is a hub for media production from the conceptual stages to the finished product. Contact us to schedule a visit to our facility, conveniently located in Chelsea NYC.
Our Amenities include two large flexible-use photo studios, lighting gear, multiple camera, video setup, sound system, recording facilities, and audience accommodations, along with production rooms, editing suites, and kitchen facilities. All available for hourly, daily, or long-term rentals. The 4,000 sqft open area is often utilized as production holding, staging, castings, film screenings, and commercial shoots. Our photo studio comes fully equipped with lighting for both photography and video applications.
Studio A features a 20 ft. corner cyclorama wall, and is frequently used for fashion shoots and green screen applications in special effects for videos and film/image compositing. Studio B was designed for interviews, product shoots, and green screen productions. Our post production room includes state-of-the-art equipment and software along with a 5.1 Quested Digital surround sound system.
Located in Chelsea NYC, Contra Studios is close to the best rental houses, restaurants, and hotels with easy access from all major subways, PATH, and Penn Station.
We specialize in the conceptualization, design, and deployment of innovative, cross-platform branded content for clients large and small. With experienced copywriters, directors, and producers we can help you conceptualize your ideas and get your project moving in the right direction.
In addition to our staff photographers, our freelance team boasts impressive portfolios and offer in-house competitive rates. On premises we offer a full time digital tech as an add-on service. Our photography studio also offers leading edge technology rarely found in any studio in NYC, including a Phazon IQ250 50 mp camera, Hasselblad, and the fastest new lenses from Zeiss and Canon.
Once an expense most companies outside Hollywood couldn’t afford, motion graphics and animation is now cost effective and often an integral part of the production. Our animation group will help bring your video to life, and keep your project within budget.
Everyone knows the importance talent plays into each project. With years of experience in casting projects, we’re confident, from actors to models, that we can help you find the right talent. All of our castings are done on premises led by our experienced casting director.
As a full service production house, we specialize in shooting both commercial and creative video. Recent projects range from pharmaceutical commercials, tech startup videos, to fashion products and long form reality TV. We are proud to have created compelling and high-quality video content for corporate, commercial, entertainment, fashion, and non-profit organizations. Check out our video production real here >>>