CAN WE SCHEDULE A TOUR BEFORE BOOKING?
Yes! We're always happy to show the space. But we need to plan it around other renters and productions, so email email@example.com to find days and times that would work.
HOW DO WE PUT A HOLD ON A DATE?
We don't officially hold dates until a deposit is received. However, you're welcome to check our calendar to see if a desired date is available or not.
What's the difference between a Standard and Premium Rental?
The Standard Package includes the entire downstairs of the facility: The cyc stage, loungy/lobby/kitchen, makeup room, and back storage / workshop.
The Premium Package adds the second story office space and edit suite.
If you have a larger production that needs extra space, we recommend adding the upstairs with the Premium Package as a great way to host clients, separate video village, or give the production staff a place to work.
If your budget doesn't allow for the Premium Package, but you still need additional space, we have a production trailer available to rent ($250/day) which has two separate rooms, a bathroom, AC, and power.
Can we schedule a tech scout after booking?
Yes! We do need to plan it around other renters and productions, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to find days and times that would work.
If there are other rentals immediately prior to your production, then a tech scout may not be possible.
If a guaranteed tech scout is needed, we suggest adding a half-day Standard Package to your rental.
When/How Can we access the building on the day?
If a Full Day Rental has been booked, then we allow access as early as you need your call time to be.
If a Half Day Rental has been booked, then we need to coordinate what 6-hour block is needed to confirm it doesn't overlap with another Half-Day Rental.
Depending on your set call time, either someone from our team will be present to grant access, or we will supply a code to enter through our stage door.
How Much Parking is Available?
Our paved lot has 5 painted parking spots, including 1 handicapped parking spot. However, 14 vehicles can easily park within the paved area, including large trucks or vans.
In addition, we own the gravel lot to the east of the studio connected by a driveway, where an additional 10 or so vehicles can park.
WHAT IF MORE PARKING IS NEEDED?
If additional parking or staging space is needed, there are a few nearby options:
- Roadrunners is a restaurant to the West of the studio with a large dirt lot.
- Church of the Springs is across the street with a mostly unused lot during the week.
- One block east is the Dripping Springs Sports and Recreation Park.
All three of these options are not affiliated or associated with Caster Studios and would need to be coordinated with separately from our rental agreement.
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED WITH THE RENTAL?
- 6 Chroma Q Space Lights, pre-rigged to the grid and tied in to a 17-channel Color Space DMX Board.
- 6 C-Stands
- 6 Stingers
- 5 Sandbags
- 5 Folding Chairs
- 5 Folding Tables (Some 4ft and Some 6 ft)
- 2 Wardrobe Cabanas
- Wardrobe Steamer
- Wardrobe Rack
IS THERE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO RENT?
While most productions bring in their own outside grip and lighting equipment, we do have the following lights available to rent:
- 1 Aputure Nova P300c
- 1 Aputure Light Storm 300x
- Aputure Light Storm 120D
- 1 Kino 4' 4 bank
- 1 Kino 4' Single
And the following G&E equipment available to rent:
- 18x24 scrim
- 18x24 matte flag
- 24x36 scrim
- 24x36 matte flag
- 24x36 silk white
- 4x solid floppy
- 4x4 diffusion frame
Please email email@example.com for pricing if interested in adding any of the above equipment to your soundstage rental.
CAN WE MOVE FURNITURE AROUND?
When renting the Standard Package, all downstairs furniture is permitted to be moved around as long as everything is returned to its original place and any damages are bound by the terms in the rental agreement.
When renting the Premium Package, both upstairs and downstairs furniture is permitted to be moved around. Again, everything must be returned to its original place and any damages are bound by the terms in the rental agreement.
IS THERE A PRINTER ON SITE?
The upstairs production office does have an ink-jet printer. It is available to use when renting the Premium Package.
DOES CASTER STUDIOS PROVIDE CREW?
In addition to having the soundstage facility, Caster Studios as an entertainment company developing, producing, and distributing film and television projects. So we do work with top of the line Austin-based crew, but we typically aren't providing those services for the productions renting our soundstage.
If you are still in need of a full production crew, we will occasionally offer referrals.
CAN WE PAINT THE CYC WALL?
We do allow renters to paint the cyc wall. However, it is up to the production to budget and schedule the time to paint into their rental. Meaning, you may need to add a full or half day rental on the front end to allow for painting.
We then handle returning the cyc wall back to white, and charge $600 for materials and labor to do so.
DO YOU HAVE A GREEN SCREEN OR OTHER BACKDROPS?
We do have a large green screen that can be rigged to the grid. We typically encourage productions to provide their own green screen backdrop when shooting tighter shots. Our green screen is more useful when full body shots are needed.
We charge a flat $300 for the green screen material and the labor for rigging regardless of how long the rental is.
We currently do not have any other backdrops.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEARBY FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS?
Here are some places we frequent often:
- Mazama Coffee Co
- Rolling in Thyme and Dough
- Pig Pen BBQ
- Route 12 Filling Station
- El Rey Mexican Bar and Grill
- Crépe Crazy
- Get Along Grill
- Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria
Need more suggestions? Let us know.