2100 Square foot floor plan photography studio with high ceilings and natural light. Full kitchen with 5 burner gas stove and huge 9ft rolling counter space. Perfect for use by food stylists, chefs, and caterers. A nice balance of functionality and character. Great for both still and video photo shoots. Quiet Prescott studio close to downtown Oakland, Jack London Sq. and great restaurants. Spacious, open converted historic Cigar Factory loft with warm exposed brick and hardwood floor details. First exit from Bay Bridge. Close to West Oakland BART station (first stop from SF.) Walk-able from West Oakland BART along Mandela Parkway (7 blocks.) Corner location with large walls of windows providing lots of controllable natural light. Ground floor-Easy load-in and out. Large private full bathroom which can also double as dressing room. ADA Compliant: Wheelchair accessible. Perfect for all photography, food photography, offsite meetings, cooking classes, yoga, team building. Ideal for still photography and video productions. Large shooting space for 12ft Seamless. Rolling shades and diffusion on all windows for light control. 1 gated parking spot. All others, FREE regular street parking in a residential neighborhood with no time restrictions other than street cleaning on Thursday and Friday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Client seating area. Free WiFi. Auxiliary Bose sound system-just plug in your device (mini headphone jack or iphone adapter) keep to low/conversational volume only please. Prop collection for those 'needed in-a-pinch' props. Close to Flax Art supplies and DTC lighting and grip rentals. Also close to Home Depot, Target, Ikea. Industrial refrigerator/Industrial freezer on site. 8ft rolling Stainless table. Rolling Metro shelves. 7ft ladder, Black/White V-Flats. Saw Horses. Portable and paint-able 8X8 lightweight wall. Five 6ft folding tables. 21 chairs. Free use of 10ft Foba camera stand, C-Stands, Apple boxes, sand bags, grip included with FULL DAY rentals only. (8hrs+) Additional rental fees apply for non full-day rentals of equipment. Additional photo equipment; grip, lighting and prop/surface rentals available on-site by reservation. Just bring your camera and get creative. 10% discount for full day rentals (8hrs+) Email us for full list and additional lighting equipment rental fees. Host will be available to answer questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the property. This includes E-Cigarettes, Vaping or smoking of any kind-This is a smoke free zone. Please leave studio, kitchen, and bathroom as clean as found. Trash must be taken out at the end of your booking and placed in the outdoor dumpster. All rentals include set up and clean up time. Please inquire for details about staffing. Be respectful of other tenants in the building. No loud music. Low volume music is allowed. We ask that that doors to the building are never to be left open unattended-please close behind you. No nails, screws, staples or penetrating items may be used to attach or affix anything to the building walls or structures. No glitter, No confetti, No Holi powder. No use of theatrical fog machines (please check first) Children or adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 Events must be private. Additional equipment rentals to be made in advance. Violations of these rules can result in a fine of $350 (especially the smoking) *Bookings that go past 11pm are subject to 1.5 the hourly rate. Additional equipment rentals to be made in advance.
Mick was amazingly responsive and accommodating. We hosted our very first pop-up event with food and activities, and it couldn't have went any smoother. We had around 60 people come through, and everyone had no trouble finding street parking. The building is a gorgeous renovated old cigar factory turned into lofts, so high ceilings and great lights. Please be aware that it is in a building with other loft residents, which isn't a problem, but make sure your guests don't wander off into other parts of the building. I would definitely consider booking this space again.
Mick was a great host. He was very attentive and the space literally had everything we needed for our daughters 1st birthday party. We had a great time and the space was airy and spacious. The only issue we had was with the neighbor who complained twice that we were leaving the front door open. We had to have someone there to man the door to let our guests in, but other than that it was fine.
This space was beautiful and Mick was incredibly helpful. Everything was perfectly laid out for what we needed. Mick was very kind even as we ran a few minutes late saying goodbye to our friends.
Was desperately looking for a studio and creative workspace last minute because my previous scheduled one didn't work out. Came across this place and the owner of the studio, Mick, was very kind, honest and helpful about the place. It's a cozy space, but I learned how versatile and bright this place is as I was working on my video project with my client. Mick was extremely helpful and went out of his way to give advice, some hands-on assistance, and just a really cool guy. Extremely happy with the end results of how the footage came out. Although I wish I spoke to Mick much earlier to plan it out more, it was a pretty good experience. Really nice space.
I had a Friendsgiving dinner here it helps that this place has a kitchen and space for a long rectangle banquet tables. With light decorations my guest were very please with the ambience. Thanks Micki!
Mick’s space was incredibly beautiful, it was the perfect venue for our daytime brunch. The lighting was great and the brick provided the best backdrop for photos and general ambiance. We were able to comfortably fit chairs and tables for 30, set up food, drinks, have room to dance and lounge in a side seating area. Mick was a great venue host, very responsive, and was available for us to see the venue as needed before the event. He was knowledgeable about the possible arrangements of his space as it came with many amenities- full onsite kitchen, bathroom, WiFi, and a small speaker. We highly suggest using the space as it can be transformed according to your needs.
The space is absolutely beautiful it was the perfect setting for our intimate bridal shower dinner. Mick is truly a power host and had every answer and accommodation down solid. I highly suggest utilizing this space it can be transformed into anything or used as is perfect lighting, with all the amenities! Thank you Mick for allowing me to host such a magical evening.