Studio II PLUS at the Mill Arts Complex

Dystopian Studios II Plus is a versatile studio located near downtown Los Angeles. It includes the full use of Studio II (here) with an additional 1800 sq ft of backgrounds and sets, plus an additional large, 4 station make-up room. 

Excellent for fashion, glamour, headshots, music videos, product videos, fine art, product, cosplay, pinup and much more.

It is a ground floor studio with a 10′ wide entry door. It has plentiful street parking in front of the studio.


7 Days per week

8 AM – midnight (earlier/later hours may be available, please inquire.)

Long term/multiple day bookings with safe, secure equipment storage are available, inquire for rates.


  • 3800 square foot studio
  • Over 2 dozen individual set backgrounds to use during your shoot.
  • Large 22′ wide x 14′ deep x 12′ high corner white cyclorama. The cyclorama is painted nightly and cleaned between shoots.
  • 46 RGB LED individually controlled backlights on white cyclorama can quickly and easily change the color scheme
  • Full strut based lighting grid over cyclorama
  • Ceiling heights to 25′
  • 14′ wide x 10′ deep x 12′ high black cyclorama
  • Motorized 12′ wide green screen easily rolls up/down for quick access
  • White walls can be dressed/painted to suit your needs, inquire for painting/set building rates.
  • High speed internet suitable for streaming
  • Multiple other backdrops and Hollywood flats to give a wide variety of options with each shoot
  • 2 Person make-up station included. Optional 140 square foot, 4 station makeup room can be added at an additional charge.
  • Large number of furnishings included with rental
  • Totally private creative space. No other shoots or studio managers looking over your shoulders. The space is all yours.

Grip equipment (included free with rental)

4 C-Stands

6 light duty stands


1 camera tripod

10 step rolling stairs

3 step ladder

multiple extension cords


Standard shoot (up to 5 people on set)     $45/hour (4 hour minimum)

Large group (10-15 people) surcharge      $5/hour

Extra Large group (15-20 people) surcharge$10/hour

For groups over 20, inquire for rates

4 hour rental:   $170 total

8 hour rental:   $250 total

12 hour rental:    $355 total

Equipment Rental Packages

Strobe package (3 Einstein strobes, softbox, umbrellas, grids, trigger)      $35

LED package (4 Fovitec 900 panels)    $35

Color LED accent lights (3 20 watt panels)    $20

9′ color Seamless paper     $10

Grip assistant (can set up/move/break down, not a lighting tech or photographer)  $20/hour (2 consecutive hour minimum)

Lighting assistant (qualified photo lighting assistant)    $40/hour

Primary Photographer/Photography instructor    $75/hour


341 South Avenue 17 #A, Los Angeles CA 90031

Load in instructions

Free street parking is available on Avenue 17 and adjoining streets. You will be let in at your booking time. Do not being loading in while other clients are in studio.