Sidecar Studios offers more natural light in two of the largest shooting bays than can be found anywhere else in Minneapolis!  We offer two large independent studios–Studio A & Studio B–and a production area with loading dock access for deliveries. We total 18,000 square feet under one roof.  We have the room for you, your entourage, and your extended family.  

With its cool client areas, free parking, easy access, and great location, Sidecar Studios is an easy choice.  We want to make your stay simple. With generous grip packages, walls of windows, open spaces, and a laid back approach, all you need to do is bring your camera and your vision.  We have the space to accommodate multiple crews, making Sidecar Studios the right choice for large productions.  Additional rental equipment and production services are available by request so that you can have everything you need to make any idea a success.


Natural light and trains.
Still need more reasons to rent?

  • 5500 square foot Studio A.  40 feet of North facing and 80 feet of East facing windows
  • 4200 square foot Studio B.  60 feet of West facing windows
  • NEW 3700 square foot Studio C.
  • 4800 square feet of production area for props and sets
  • Loading dock
  • Natural daylight bays
  • 3800' open shooting bay in Studio A
  • 2800' open shooting bay in Studio B
  • 14’ ceilings to 17' clear
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Wifi
  • Client work & lounge areas
  • Dining areas
  • Conference Rooms
  • Free parking
  • Loading dock
  • Free soda, coffee, and water
  • Rolling workstations
  • Steamer/Iron
  • Wall and Furniture Dollies
  • iPod input and stereo
  • Additional equipment & production services available upon request
  • Generous grip packages in both studios

The Nitty Gritty


Studio A $700.00 per day. Includes basic grip package.

Studio B $700.00 per day. Includes basic grip package.

Studio C $700.00 per day. Includes basic grip package.

Prep/wrap/production days $575.00 per day for Studio's A, B & C.

Additional Crew Fee: per studio per day is $350.00

PRODUCTION AREA:  please request estimate on extended storage and or extended use of production area.

Normal Studio hours are from 8 AM to 6 PM (10 hour day).  Weekend rates are an additional 50%.  Overtime is $100 per hour


You may put a studio on hold at any time.  If we receive a request for your hold dates, you will have 24 hours to book or release the studio.  If you book the studio but need to cancel, we require a notice of cancellation 5 business days prior to the start of your booking.  Any cancellations within 5 days prior to the start of your booking will be billed at the regular studio rental rate for the amount of days you had booked.  If we are able to fill any of your scheduled time with another booking we will only charge you for the difference of your billable days lost.


We require a certificate of insurance naming SEKA INC as additionally insured and loss payee.  The certificate of insurance must be faxed to Sidecar at 612-339-6717 prior to your booking.  If a certificate of insurance is not available, a certificate will be pulled for you at 10% of the total rental fee.


Studios, production, and common areas should be left in the condition you found them in.  All garbage must be removed.  Studio floors should be swept and mopped at the end of your booking.  Any additional items left in the studio at the end of your booking will be discarded.  We will do a walk through at the end of your rental.  You will be charged 25.00 per hour for cleaning.


Due to the size of our studios we have the ability to provide space for multiple crews.  We define multiple crews as more than one primary photographer, or crews larger than 25 people working in either studio A or Studio B.  We charge an additional $350 per day per space for additional crews.


We have 4800 square feet of production space.  This space is included in your daily rental.  This space is available for production and storage of sets.  Please inquire about availability and fees.  Large productions should plan on additional fees to coordinate pick ups of props and sets.  We charge $25 per hour to coordinate pick up of items.  Sets and props not picked up within 5 days will be billed an additional fee of $350 per day up to 10 days.  Sets and props not picked up after 10 days will be thrown away and fees for trash removal may apply.


Upon completion of your production, you will be sent an invoice for studio time, additional production rentals, missing or broken equipment, cleaning or other itemized items.  Payment in full is required within 30 days of the invoice.  A finance charge of 1.5% will be added to overdue invoices.
Sidecar Studios may require a deposit for future rentals if payment terms are not kept.


Please report any loss or damage immediately.


We here at Sidecar are dog lovers, unfortunately due to legal reasons we are not able to allow dogs at the studio. 


Sidecar can offer you help with all your production needs including:

  • Crew hiring & recommendations
  • Production Assistants
  • Talent booking
  • Catering & craft services
  • Merchandise check-in
  • Equipment rental
  • Travel & lodging

We want your shoot to be a smashing success!
Please let us know how else we can help.

Policies, contracts & stuff like that


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