HBO’s new show, Looking, features the San Francisco Bay Area as a major supporting character, highlighting Oakland, the City, and even the USS Hornet. Unlike most shows set in the Bay Area, Looking is actually shot on location, (see Berkeley-based, Parenthood, shot in Southern California).
The show does a great job at capturing over 40 locations in the Bay, showcasing some of the grittier areas and straying away from the typical postcard portrayal of the area, according to the East Bay Times.Here at Studio B Films, we have been shooting in the Bay Area for over 20 years, and continue to find new and traditional places to set our shoots. Continuing our 3-part series on our favorite locations to shoot, in this blog we highlight the San Francisco skylines.
From Treasure Island, or even better, overlooking the Bay Bridge from the top of the island.
The classic “Shot of the City seen through the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands
Yuba Buena Center – A beautiful place to capture the SF cityscape with the Modern Art Museum (MOMA) in the foreground. *Please note you’ll either need a permit for this location or plan to be fast on your feet with a small crew. (See our blog on when to get a permit and when to change it for more on this topic)
If you are shooting in SF, be sure your hire a crew that can help you navigate these locations and score the best shots. Here at Studio B Films, we can guide you through this process, and help you highlight the Bay Area and your business.