Hi I'm Matt the Owner. Let me tell you a little bit about our studio! This is a professional creative use studio perfect for meetings, casting, rehearsal, etc. Located in the heart of Gallery Row inside the Financial District in Downtown Los Angeles, the studio is located in a protected National Historic Landmark, The Financial Center Building. Steeped in history and now brimming with the energy from Downtown's revitalization, the marble lobby sits right next to a wonderful smoothie/juice/health food shop, across the street from a few cafes for your caffeine fix, and across the way from a CVS in case you're missing any odds and ends. The space itself is a 300 square foot smart studio featuring: -5000 watts of continuous lighting including 3 daylight variable-power softboxes and overhead track lighting with daylight bulbs -White ceiling-mounted backdrop (great for projection if needed) -Large windows with natural light -A sink and lighted vanity mirror -Full length mirrors -10 commercial grade outlets on walls and 2 on the ceiling -Ceiling hooks for hanging more equipment -A c-stand -5 lighting stands -Free Wifi -Ceiling-mounted bluetooth-enabled speaker system -A mini fridge -Use of the fire escape for downtown views -A lightweight table 5'x3' table and three folding cushioned black stools -10 folding chairs and a larger table available upon request We also feature the ability to hire assistants, photographers, A/V techs, and other staff, as well as the ability to get you any other equipment you should need, given proper notice. Have any questions about our features, equipment, services, or anything else? Just contact us and we'll get back to you ASAP!
Client/Renter must never leave the studio unlocked and/or unattended. Door must be shut firmly, and will lock automatically after 30 seconds, or can be locked manually by turning the lock from the inside, or typing in your PIN from the outside. Client/Renter is responsible for all equipment, facilities, amenities, and the studio itself during their stay. Any loss, damage, or theft of any of the aforementioned properties is the sole responsibility of the Client/Renter, and they will be charged for the amount of replacement/repair immediately. This does not include the natural failure of equipment such as bulbs, batteries, etc., which is our responsibility. Client/Renter is responsible for closure and security of the studio at the end of their session if unaccompanied by a studio representative from the space. If the door is not securely shut, a $50 charge will be made, and the replacement/repair for any loss, damage, or theft as a result of the failure of the Client/Renter to secure the space will be added to that charge. Client/Renter must clean up everything, and turn off all the lights when they leave. Breaking this rule will result in a $50 charge in addition to the cost of repair/replacement. Your booking time includes setup and breakdown and cleaning, so make sure you're out by the time you've booked out for, or there will be a $50 charge as well as a charge for any additional hours, if the extension was not previously discussed. No use of the hallway for storage/setup or photography permitted. Rental time ends when the last person in your group walks out of the studio. Please keep this in mind when planning your shoot. If you will need extra time to set up or break down, factor this in to your time. Client/Renter must report damaged or missing equipment immediately. This is not a sound proof studio, and when using the facility there is a possibility of noise/distraction like music or speech. No ALCOHOLIC beverages or DRUGS allowed inside the studio. A $250 fine will be charged for each incident. No Smoking in the studio. Projects involved with smoke have to get studio representatives consent. Breaking this rule in any way will result in immediate expulsion and a $250 fine. No one will be admitted who is drunk or under the influence of illegal substances. No pets allowed without prior consent of a Studio representative. Clients/Renters have full rights to use of photos, film, and other media from their session or shoot, unless otherwise specified. Clients/Renters give the studio the right to film and store security footage. The studio has limited rights to use of photos, film, and other media from session or shoot, for the intention of promotional content, when granted in booking form by client, or later in writing.
I had originally booked this studio for 4 people but my model cancelled so 2 of my colleagues used this space instead. They loved it! Very clean, there are equipments to use if you need them, and they loved that it was in downtown LA.
Hours before my booking I was notified by a few photographer friends that they had been told that the owner had videoed everything in the studio-not all shoots should be videoed-and there were no damages etc tone looked back on. There were cockroaches all over then men’s bathroom. Cockroaches on walls in studio. I have photos. The “sink and vanity” is in a filthy closet that has jk outlets and no one could use for make up or hair. The pictures are misleading and the host wasn’t especially helpful, he called and spoke quite sassy to one of my models when I was mid planning a shoot.
Host was very responsive and everything was working. On the smaller side and the only reason I would book again is for photography, not filming. If you are hoping for reliable playback, the Bluetooth system was cutting out here and there. Good location and relatively quiet. Thanks Matthew.