Whether your filming needs call for a major breathtaking underwater sequence or a simple insert shot, tank one has the facility and experience to help you realize your creative vision.

  • Tank designed and built specifically for underwater photography
  • Controlled environment to film all water, river, lake & ocean scenes
  • In the 30-Mile L.A. Studio Zone
  • No minimum amount of days required
  • No mandatory equipment rental
  • No mandatory Union Technicians
Insurance Requirements
  • Production company must maintain liability and property insurance in the amount no less than three million dollars ($3,000,000). "Tank One Studios and It's Employees" must be added to insurance certificate as additionally insured.

Prep: Normal Company

Note: All company prep days can be used for heating water at no additional prep day cost. Propane costs still apply.


Note: See O.T. Rates. Water Heating not included.




Note: Shoot day is based on 12/hr day

Water Heating: Prep Day *

*Prep Day Fees and Propane are both necessary for water heating.   Allow 1-3 prep days for heating our 233,000 gallons of water. Number of days required depends on time of year/outside air temps. (see prep day rates). Note: If paying for a prep day for water heating then production can also use the same day for company prep at no additional cost.

Water Heating: PROPANE *

* Prep Day Fees and Propane are both necessary for water heating. Production company pays for propane (Market Price). Tank One does not mark-up cost of propane. Heaters are included at no additional cost.

Camera Test Day

Note: Camera Test day rate is same as shoot day.

Night or Weekend Shoots

$400/day additional
Note: Night shoot fee only applicable when shooting after 10pm.

Jacuzzi Rental


Mobile Bathroom Rental

Note: A single port-a-john bathroom with sink is available for rent. Typically this bathroom is rented for prep crews and not for shoots. Production company to provide bathroom for shoots.


Note: Site-Rep will invoiced separately or can be put on production payroll.       

Water Agitators

Step controlled water agitators create various types of open water surface swells.

Car for In-Water Use

Cleaned and prepped (engine, battery, fluid lines, etc. removed) grey 1999 Ford Crown Vic car is available for interior water tank work.

For questions please contact Michael Parks at Tank One Studios (323) 385-6650.
Tank one is also available for diver training, law enforcement training, public service works, and more...