Multi-purpose studio available for rent in the heart of Highland Park

Multi-purpose studio available for rent in the heart of Highland Park

person Max crew size 20 house One Room, Natural Light, Indoor, Outdoor, Still Life
What makes our studio unique?

Hot Shot Muffler has been a fixture in Highland Park since the 1980s when it was originally opened as a full-service muffler shop. HSM enjoyed success for many years until 2018 when the original owner retired, allowing the space to transition to a creative office and event venue.

LIVE STREAM CAPABILITIES:  Hot Shot Muffler has full video and audio capabilities to record and live-stream your content. From podcasts to live concerts, presentations to executive meetings, we have the equipment and space you need for a high quality and professional look. 

  • Size: 3,500 square feet interior, 1,500 square feet exterior.
  • Amenities: Bathroom, Kitchen, WiFi, Private Office Space, Central Air/Heating, 200 amps of power available.
  • Parking/Load-In: Driveway large enough for 4-6 cars; easy load-in/load-out, ample nearby street parking
  • A/V: Full PA System available
  • Photo Equipment: Lighting, power, and grip equipment available for rent.
$100 /per hour

About our studio

Welcome to Hot Shot Muffler, a 3,500 sq ft multi-purpose studio in the heart of Highland Park. 

We host photoshoots, video shoots, live-streams, pop-up events, concerts, and everything in between. 

AMENITIES: Bathroom, Kitchen, WiFi, Private Office Space, Central Air/Heating, and 200 amps of power available.

PARKING / LOAD-IN: Driveway attached to the space means easy load-in and load-out with extra-wide garage doors. 1500 sq feet of outdoor space.

AV: Full PA system available

PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Lighting, power, and grip equipment available for rent

Example of live stream + recording: 

Sean Watkins LFHSM

Songbird + Kensington LFHSM sizzle

Some of our Broadcast Equipment: Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k, Canon 5D Mark IV & Mark III, Canon 5DSR, Canon L Series Lenses (24mm-70mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 70mm-200mm), Black Magic ATEM Mini Pro ISO, HDMI Live Production Switcher, 2x Logitech Webcams, Astra Lite Panels, Full Audio Capabilities (Behringer x32 Digital Audio Mixer, Bose F1 Loudspeakers and Subwoofer, Microphones, XLR Cables, Lavalier Microphone System)

STAFFING: We can also help staff your project with some of the crew members we have on hand (Production Coordinator, Live Stream Engineer, Camera Operator, Sound Engineer, Lighting Tech)

Ping Pong, Pop-A-Shot, and Cornhole included!

LOCATION: Right in the heart of Highland Park's York Boulevard strip // 3-5 min walk to several great restaurants, bars, shopping // 10 minutes from downtown // 10-20 minutes from Silverlake, Echo Park, Los Feliz // 3-5 min drive to popular Highland Park Figueroa district

RULES: We require a COI prior to production //  Day rate is based on 10 hour day // $150 cleaning fee applies to all rentals // If a site rep is required the rate is $20/hr // No open flames // No smoking inside the studio or parking lot area // All trash must be brought to trash cans in driveways // Rental time period includes load-in and load-out times

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Ground Floor

Door width
20 ft
Door height
10 ft


4-6 cars will fit in gated lot // plenty of free street parking surrounding the studio

Studio details


  • checkbox One Room
  • checkbox Multi-Room
  • checkbox Natural Light
  • checkbox Indoor
  • checkbox Outdoor
  • checkbox Still Life
  • checkbox Sound Stage
  • checkbox Soundproof
  • checkbox Cyclorama

Studio details

  • checkbox Seamless
  • checkbox White Floors
  • checkbox White Walls
  • checkbox Exposed Brick
  • checkbox Shooting Kitchen
  • checkbox Shooting Bathroom
  • checkbox Rooftop
  • checkbox Overhead Shooting
  • checkbox Wood Floors
  • checkbox Outdoor access
  • checkbox Garden access
  • checkbox Black out shades
  • checkbox Vehicle access
  • checkbox Cityscape/Skyline views

Studio features

  • checkbox Basic Studio Equipment
  • checkbox On-Site Rental Equipment
  • checkbox On-site Support Staff
  • checkbox WiFi
  • checkbox Digital Tech On-Site
  • checkbox Air Conditioning
  • checkbox Computers available
  • checkbox Sound System
  • checkbox Pet Friendly
On-Site Rental Equipment description:

Continuous Lighting

Astra 6x 1x1 BiColor Lite Panels

Mole Richardson 500w Baby Baby Solar Spot

Strobe Lighting

5x ProFoto 7A 2400w Power Packs

5x Pro7 Heads

Various diffusers


4x Medium Roller1x MegaBoom

1x SuperBoom

1x  MiniBoom

8x C-Stand

4x V Flats

1x 12x12’ Silk

1x 12x12’ Duvy

1x 8x8 Silk

Assorted sandbags, stingers, superclamps, cardelinis, a clamps, etc


Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k

Canon 5D MK4

Canon 5DSR

Canon 5D MK3

Sony A9


DJI Mavic Air

HDMI Switcher

Black Magic ATEM Mini Pro ISO


The full set ofCanon L Series lenses, including the 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm, as well as the Sony E Mount GMaster 70-200mm.


Behringer X32

Rodecaster Pro

Bose F1 set of 2

Mics, wedges, etc


All furnishings visible in photos will be available for all rentals, included in rental price


  • checkbox Makeup/Hair Room
  • checkbox Lounge
  • checkbox VIP Room
  • checkbox Mezzanine
  • checkbox Kitchen
  • checkbox Restroom
  • checkbox Shower

Kitchen description:

Recently updated and full stocked kitchenette is included in rental




Max crew size
Ceiling height
10 ft
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