A beautifully styled modern studio loft in Los Angeles' west side (in the Mar Vista arts district). Sprawling at more than 2200 square feet, our studio is a popular location for filmmakers, photographers, film screenings and professional event coordinators. Owned and operated by a commercial photographer, stylist and makeup artist duo, our studio is decorated with a unique, artist flair that is made for photography and filming. Our studio has been featured in several short films, commercials and hundreds of photo shoots. The studio loft is conveniently located on the first floor of our building and there is excellent free street parking and one underground spot available. Unique features: - one of the most advanced 'smart homes' in the world! Nearly everything is voice powered by Alexa, from the floor to ceiling vertical blinds, to nearly every light (several of which can be dimmed or the colors changed), the television, projector and multi-room music. A list of commands are provided to all renters and we're on hand if assistance is needed. There are nearly 100 'smart' devices! - Our studio receives rich, beautiful afternoon lighting through massive floor to ceiling windows (which are well controlled with 'smart' vertical blinds - simply tell Alexa to open or close the blinds) - Fully equipped kitchen with distressed wood table, two rolling islands and gorgeous gold colored flatware, with several place setting options. - There is a wrap around deck with 25' tall bamboo plants that appear as if you're shooting in a jungle! There is also faux rattan furniture and smart string lighting (also Alexa powered - simply say 'Alexa, turn on the patio') - 65" LED HDTV and HD projector with 100" motorized movie screen available for screenings (simply tell Alexa to 'watch TV' or 'watch a movie') - Beautiful polished concrete floors - 18 foot tall ceilings with an open layout - Indian/Moroccan themed upstairs lounge with poufs, floor cushions and color change smart lighting - Beautifully decorated bedroom, with pinch pleated comforter, pillows, lighted headboard, vanity room and custom made lighting. - 6 pieces of light gray modern modular furniture can be quickly rearranged to create couches, loveseats, chairs, chaise lounges, beds and sectionals. - chain driven, multiple seamless background supports with wheels, plus multiple seamless paper colors (available for an additional fee) - C stands available at no additional charge. - lightning fast 400mbps WiFi, powered by Google Wi-Fi - Slick modern office with frosted glass sliding walls, with two motorized stand desks (one black, one white) and stylish rolling chairs.
We are very low key, friendly people to work with. We only ask that you're respectful and up front with what you're booking the space for (and which areas you'll need), so we know in advance how best to accomodate you. things to know: - We have two cats: 'Meowchelle Obama' and 'Hilary Linton'. They are the sweetest, quietest, friendliest kitties you will ever meet, but we will make sure they stay out of the way in a separate room while you're renting :) - Our names are Deacon and Sarah. This is our photography studio, but it’s also our home as well. We're usually here during rentals, but do our best to stay out of our renters' way! - Our building is very quiet, with working professionals and has a zero tolerance for noise disturbances such as screaming, loud music, gunshots, etc. If noise reaches an unacceptable level, your rental would be required to cease immediately. - Your rental end time is your departure time, not your camera wrap time. Overages are billed at the standard rate in half hour increments. We will try to remind you 30 minutes in advance to ensure that you have enough time to break down and clean up. Overages are subject to availability and discretion. If we have another shoot, rental or appointment, then we may not be able to offer an extension. Please keep this in mind!! - You are free to move furniture or grab props from different rooms, but everything must be put back the way it was by the time your rental ends. - Please leave the location as clean as when you arrived. Cleaning fees start at $100, which is charged hourly, based on the time it takes to clean. - Please do not leave the front door standing open unless you are loading/unloading. - You are responsible for the conduct of your crew, guests, talent, etc. and if we feel that our safety or the safety of our property is at risk, then we would have to end the rental. - We do not allow ‘adult’ activities such as pornography, consumption of alcohol or drugs. - No ‘occult’ (witchcraft, Ouija, tarot, crystals, etc) activities are permitted. - If you use the director’s chairs, please do not put much weight on the foot rests. They’re not meant to handle full body weight. Also, please do not sit on any tables without first asking to ensure they can bear the weight - Always use coasters (or something like a plate) for your drinks when sitting at the table. Because the wood is porous, setting a cold drink directly on the wood will cause staining. - For your protection and for ours, there are multiple security cameras recording video and audio to cloud servers. Please do not block, disable, unplug or otherwise tamper with the cameras. - If something breaks, please tell us right away. There are safety concerns with broken glass. - Almost everything is on wheels and can be moved. When you move the big backdrop support, you’ll need a second set of hands or it might fall. If you don’t have one, then one of us will gladly help! - If you go upstairs, all crew must remove your shoes, tape the bottoms with clean gaff tape or wear one of the blue shoe covers if you step on the rug. This is to avoid staining. - It’s okay to use the microwave, stove, fridge, cups, etc.
We filmed a scene for a commercial video project. The place was beautiful. Very easy location to load in and out of. The host was extremely accommodating and super nice. Lots of lights and tons of room to set up and film. Great Experince :)