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