~700 sq.ft. of bright, industrial creative space to share.

house lighting + grip package, variety of color backdrop seamless rolls and more available.

Rental Rates

(10-hour day + includes access to house grip package)

$200/half day
(4-hour day + includes access to house grip package)

Hourly rate is negotiable (2-hour minimum)

inquire about discounts

Sliding Scale Rates

There is a sliding scale rate for non-commercial projects; we are mindful to elevate the local creative community and especially support people of color, womxn, local artists and underrepresented groups. Email studio@sumsumproductions.com for rates.

affordable rates available

Studio Info


1028 SE Water Avenue #225
Portland, Oregon 97214

The studio is located on the 2nd floor of the Water Avenue Commerce Center

Studio Details

Total Rentable Space Square Footage: Approx. ~700 sq. ft. ~40'w x 15'd. The rentable area is the entire cyclorama wall up to the white polysilk curtain

Ceiling Height: 15'h

Cyclorama: 12'w x 15'h x 13'd single-wall. Curtain rod with 15'w x 15'h white polysilk curtain

Exposure: 15' of SE light via three windows facing west; 8' of natural skylight near front half of studio

Sound: The space is not a sound stage. The train, general city noise, rain on the roof, etc is all expected

Hair/Makeup/Wardrobe: Small dedicated HMU/wardrobe area with wardrobe rack

Other: Wifi, JBL Stereo System (with standard 1/8" headphone input cable and attached iPhone cable)

House Grip Package

— Strobe Light Kit — Interfit Honey Badger 320W 2-Light Kit (portable) with Universal transmitter

— 10' Matthews Light Stands x2

— Shorty C-Stands x2

— 15lb Sandbags x2

— Apple Box x2

— Surge Protector x2

List of Backdrop Seamless Roll Colors

Backdrop Kit for Seamless Color Rolls: $25 additional to rent/use.

Seamless Color Backdrops/Rolls: $10 per use of roll.

— Dark Blue
— Royal Blue
— Baby Blue
— Lavender
— Hot pink** 4 ft wide
— Hot pink **9ft wide
— Pink
— Green (not for green screen) ** 4ft wide
— Beige **4ft wide
— Beige **9ft wide
— Grey
— Grey / Blue ish
— Black
— White

Parking + Entrance

Parking: Street parking available and/or City of Portland Permit Zone G Parking
Building entrance is on Water Avenue

Loading + Elevators

Loading: Street level access with garage doors at dock height directly open to sidewalk on Water Avenue; garage door access has dedicated 20' load zone (used for studio loading) with freight elevator.

ADA Access: Elevators: located inside building once through entrance (permitted for studio loading as well).

Other Potential Fees

If you go over the booking time, an overtime fee will be charged at $40/hr. Cleaning fees are $30/hr (if the studio is found not clean after booking). Painting charges are $30/gallon for paint and $40/hour for labor (if the cyclorama wall is not clean after booking).

How do I book a shoot?

Please fill out an inquiry form at: https://forms.gle/RPnp6kLhA5ry74Ap7

Do you have a question?

Email any questions/comments: studio@sumsumproductions.com

Studio Floor Plan

We allow renters to rearrange the space as needed with prior approval. The studio is meant to be flexible and work for your artistic and creative needs.