SCOUTING THE STUDIO
Yes, you can scout the studio, but by appointment only. Scouting can be done prior to booking and tech scouting can be done after booking. All scouting is based on facility availability and cannot be done while other crews are on site.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY
You are required to have General Liability insurance with Koa Aloha Media named as “Additionally Insured.” You are responsible for your own insurance to cover damage and liability, and agree to replace or reimburse for damage within 48 hours. Quick and inexpensive insurance policies can be purchased at Thimble (this is a trusted resource that we use ourselves).
While this is a relatively quiet environment, it is not 100% soundproof. Please make an appointment to visit the facility or ask questions prior to booking should have have any questions or concerns regarding sound. As with parking, Sundays tend to be the busiest days around us due to an adjacent church .
There is an adjacent church that holds a service on Sunday mornings. While there is usually plenty of room to park, sound sometimes bleeds into the studio between the hours of 9:00AM to 12:30PM. We do offer a discounted shooting rate if you would like to take this into consideration and shoot on a Sunday. If this is a concern for Sunday shoots, please Contact Us so we can give you more information.
There is a large parking lot with ample parking. Sundays tend to be the busiest days in the parking lot due to an adjacent Church that shares the parking lot.
There is parking directly in front of the facility as well as access to the back door; however, we do not have a rollup door, only standard entrances with single doors, so please keep that in mind when booking the facility.
We may allow an animal actor in the studio specifically for filming purposes on a case-by-case basis with prior approval. But for liability reasons, unfortunately we do not allow cast or crew to bring pets inside the studio. We welcome ADA-qualified service animals that are specifically trained to work or perform a task for people with disabilities. All animals MUST be pre-approved in advance of your shoot, and require a signed liability waiver by both the producer and animal handler, a sign posted inside the studio lobby during your shoot advising cast & crew of an animal on-set, and you are responsible for any damage, mess, or injury caused by the animal.
According to the ADA: Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Under the ADA, the service animal must already be trained before it can be taken into public places as a service animal. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. In California, pretending to be an owner of a service dog is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 (and/or up to six months imprisonment).
SECONDARY STUDIO ZONE
The facility is just outside of the TMZ (Thirty-Mile Zone) but is within the Secondary Studio Zone.