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One of the most exciting lofts in Los Angeles, our home photography studio is just 2 miles from Venice Beach and has a modern Bohemian style that is perfect for your next film production or photoshoot. I am a commercial photographer by trade and I designed our loft (which doubles as my photography studio) to be easily customizable to fit a variety of purposes. Our decor is a perfect fusion of Moroccan décor and bleeding edge smarthome technology, via Alexa. Everything from the vertical blinds to the television, projector, dozens of lights and the music are controlled with simple voice commands. It’s straight out of a science fiction movie! Our studio is a very spacious 2300 square feet, with beautiful polished concrete floors and several hundred feet of private outdoor patio space, with tall bamboo plants and outdoor patio furniture. Each room has custom lighting and is tastefully decorated with lightweight, beautiful contemporary furniture that is easy to restyle (or hide completely) within minutes. The main downstairs area is a massive open layout with 16 foot high walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that allows for easy lighting setup. The afternoon natural light is positively angelic in every room and, speaking as a photographer myself, photoshoots are an absolute joy here. There is a large home office with sliding frosted glass doors that works remarkably well for a makeup room and wardrobe changing area. Several commercial productions and short films have even utilized the office as a green room for talent. The kitchen is an open concept, modern kitchen with a rolling kitchen island that can be easily pushed out of the way to make additional room. Our kitchen has been used for several Internet cooking shows, as well as commercial lifestyle projects. Our large private patio has amazing 25’ tall bamboo plants and patio furniture, perfect for portrait or fashion photography. The patio wraps around our entire loft, which makes it an ideal staging area. Every room in our loft may be lit from outside via the patio. The upstairs lounge has a 4K HD projector with a 100” motorized projection screen, which is wonderful for hosting private screenings. Just say “Alexa, turn on the projector”. There is also a gorgeous rattan daybed with a Moroccan themed cushion, Indoor plants and foliage and modular sofa pieces that may be reconfigured to create chairs, couches, loveseats or sectionals. The master bedroom is large enough for multiple crew members, talent and lighting. In the afternoons, it is bathed in a romantic, soft bright natural light and is decorated with a unique low profile platform bed and custom smart lighting. Productions: Our studio is a popular spot for still and video photographers and has many options for shooting. I am a commercial photographer by trade and my wife is a makeup artist, so we know what looks good on camera and designed our space with pictures and video in mind. We have two cats: Meowchelle Obama' and 'Hilary Linton'. They are the sweetest kitties you will ever meet, but we will make sure they stay in a separate room while you're renting :) We also have grip equipment (light stands, clamps) that can be used at no charge, as well as optional Paul Buff Einstein strobes that may be optionally reserved.
STUDIO RENTAL RULES - Our building is quiet, with working professionals and residences. Our building has a zero tolerance for noise disturbances such as loud music, partying, screaming, stomping on the stairs/railings, etc. To avoid interruption of your rental, please be respectful of our home and our neighbors. No DJs, speakers and amps aside from those already in the unit are allowed. - For your protection and for ours, there are 12 security cameras recording video and audio to cloud servers. These are actively monitored. Blocking, disabling, unplugging or tampering with the cameras will immediately end your rental. If a camera plug or wire is interfering with your production, come speak to one of us and we can relocate it. There are no cameras in the restrooms and we recommend using them for changing. - All activities must be kept inside of our loft, or on the patio. The common areas of the building (courtyard, pool, gym, etc) may not be used for filming, staging or storing equipment. Likewise, guests may not congregate in the common areas. - Good communication and cooperation is essential for the success of each rental. You are responsible for the conduct of your guests. We don’t tolerate disrespectful comments, arguing with us about the rules, and no hard drug use or pornography is allowed. If we feel that our safety is at risk, or that a renter is being uncooperative, then we will end the rental. - We require a detailed call sheet for all film/photo productions, which should include a list of talent and crew, as well as which areas are being used at roughly which times. This helps us to understand your needs and make accommodations for your production (such as where to put the cats, removing our personal items, etc). - Your rental end time is your departure time and is a ‘hard out’, meaning that the last person should be leaving at your rental end time. Because of this, we recommend beginning your cleanup in advance. Overtime is billed in 30-minute increments at a 1.5x rate and is not guaranteed, as we may have something else scheduled. - Your load in and load out must have zero impact on our neighbors and surrounding businesses. Equipment must be brought directly to our space, with no staging in the common areas such as the courtyard. Quiet voices must be used outdoors. - We have many fragile decor pieces and we must have an understanding in advance (before your shooting date) if you are planning on moving things around or redecorating, as proper steps must be taken to protect our pieces. All pieces must be covered with soft blankets and placed in an area of our choosing (or placed into temporary storage) in order to prevent damage. If you do not have the means to protect them, then they must not be moved. - If you unplug something, please ensure that it is plugged in by the time you leave. Likewise, be careful about what you unplug; there are three white Google wifi routers, several Alexa Echo units and several security cameras which may not be unplugged. - Do not jump on our furniture. The downstairs sofas are intended ‘light duty’ and only support 350 pounds, or the legs may become damaged. This has happened before. - Do not sit or stand on coffee tables, end tables, countertops, or the kitchen island. - Cabinets, drawers and the contents within are off limits, as they contain our personal property. If your filming requires the use of cabinets, Please let us know in advance. - For larger photo/film productions (crews of 10 or more) you may cover high traffic areas (that aren’t being filmed) with mats, or wear shoe slipcovers to preserve carpets. - Proof of insurance is required for all events and productions with more than five people. We recommend low cost daily insurance at https://www.theeventhelper.com , which covers all events, photoshoots and filming. - You may not place any signage anywhere outside of our suite (on the building, in the elevator or other common areas). - The following streets have free street parking: Redwood, Maxella, Hager, Sunnyside, Ida, Tivoli, Michael, Alla. All but one side of Redwood, Sunnyside and part of Ida have unlimited free parking. We have never seen a time when these streets don’t have ample parking, but please be aware that we have no control over parking availability. - High speed Internet is provided as a courtesy, but please be aware that we can’t control Internet outages. Traffic is monitored, so please do not download illegal content. - Lit candles, confetti, glitter, smoke, powder, fog and loose feathers are not allowed. - By rental end time, the location should be as it was when you arrived. This includes basic cleaning (picking up trash) and moving items back to their original locations. A $500 flat cleaning fee will be charged if the space is not restored to pre-rental condition. - Please do not leave the front door standing open unless you are loading/unloading. This is for the sake of noise, privacy and air conditioning. - For religious reasons, no occult, witchcraft, Ouija, tarot, crystal, etc is permitted. - Our computer workstation is off limits, as well as any phones or tablets of ours.
Guests may cancel their Booking until 90 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 90 days and 14 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 14 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
JESSICA N. booked a quarterly offsite meeting for 20 people
The place was nice, and clean. It was ready for our meeting on time. The host was kind and respectful. The place had nice chill vibe and felt home. My staff really enjoyed and loved being here. I would recommend to anyone in need of a space that's comfortable.
Jessica T. booked an event for 30 people
Deacon was an absolutely amazing host. I had a pop up dinner event of 20 people and it went so smoothly . He was very accommodating and really appreciated his hospitality. Would definitely book again
Carly M. booked a workshop for 35 people
Such a beautiful, comfortable, and functional space - great for our company event! Deacon and Maria were so easy going and so helpful in making sure our event was a success. Highly recommended!
Greg O. booked an event for 4 people
Deacon was a gentleman and very helpful with our questions and anything we needed. The space was gorgeous! Very versatile and will definitely be keeping in mind for future shoots! Highly recommend!!!!
Raymond R. booked a 50th birthday party for 35 people
Thank You very much, space was great, host was great. They went out of there way to make the event a success but also gave you space.
Henry D. booked a production for 5 people
Very friendly and accommodating. Beautiful and versatile space with all the room in the world. Highly recommend !!