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Abandoned Vintage Apartment (1970s)
An abandoned 1970s vintage apartment just 9 miles east of Downtown LA.
Grungy wall paper, stained carpets and yellowing walls are ready for you and your crew to take over and make your very own!
This location features a vintage kitchen, living room, bedroom, two bathrooms and a central, enclosed atrium where lights can be placed for all four rooms and all sun light can be easily controlled.
Managed by filmmakers for filmmakers!
Fast response times, easy scouting and knowledgeable, film-friendly site-reps.
We are open for location scouting between 9am and 2pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. Off hours scouting subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
While we try to keep a handful of small items around the space for productions to use, please consider the space unfurnished.
Currently the speakers in the living room are in storage as most shoots don't use them, but they can be setup with advance notice.
If you don't see it on your scout it's not included with the rental!
We highly encourage productions to come scout our location. The wallpaper is in a constant state of change from production to production due to wear and tear and its current state may not match the pictures above!
Come see what it's like for yourself before booking!
-- Overtime Policy --
Please note: Giggster's policy is to charge 1.5x overtime for any hours outside your booking. If you go one hour over and paid $100/hr, that hour would be $150!
As a location, it's very important to us that we have an accurate idea of the exact number of hours you intend to book.
If you contact us up to 24hrs in advance we will be happy to extend your booking hours at the base rate to avoid the higher overtime rate.
Otherwise, overtime will be billed at 1.5x your booking rate.
-- Booking Policy --
All bookings are on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not have an approved booking here on Giggster your dates are not reserved.
Inquiries about the location or coming by to scout the location will not place any form of hold on your dates.
We will however provide a soft hold for specific dates by written request only once you've completed a preliminary scout.
During a soft-hold we will alert you to other clients requesting your desired filming dates and will give you approximately eight hours to make your formal booking before approving the competing booking.
-- Offices --
Offices in the photos rent for $50/office/day and are not included in the rental.
-- Multi Site Bookings --
Martinsound hosts some of Giggster's most exciting locations including the Abandoned Grungy Apartment, the Retro Electronics Lab and the Grungy Warehouse Stockroom all in the same building!
We're happy to offer the convenience of hosting shoots that use multiple sites in our fantastic location!
To make things fair, simple and straight forward, here's our multi use booking policy:
All multi site bookings will be booked individually.
Each must have their own start and stop times and each space will be billed for individually including overtime (if the crew or gear is in the room past the booking, it goes into OT).
Each site will be billed at it's standard rate per crew size starting at $100/hr unless otherwise discussed but we will only charge the site rep fee once!
Often we will book multiple sites in one day with consecutive or sometimes overlapping crews (just as a studio with two sound stage
Brick Manor Estate Property
Imposing Red Brick home on a hill with stamped concrete driveway with white balustrade entrance to a double door grand foyer. Large living room, proper dining room and superb kitchen area.
Lush backyard landscape with a koi fish pond and waterfall, oval shaped pool with trampoline, pool house, green room and pebbly parterre.
Jungle Forest Desert House - Horror Props Junkyard
☕ INT. Here's your crack house without the crack. Low budget/horror movie friendly. Pandemic free zone ready.
EXT. Street access to enormous yard with trees for many looks:
♦ badlands with cactus, ditches, mounds and more
♦ free props
Perfect base station with extra parking. Just a block from restaurants, stores, public transportation and public library.
✔ Great for pickups and inserts.
✔ Big enough for a safety film production bubble - recommended by new industry guidelines.
✔ Bedrooms and post facilities also available.
80 acre desert ranch with dry lake bed and accomos
Flexible rates, message us for a quote with specifics on your project.
80-acre ranch with over 40 acres of dry lake bed and small dunes, accommodations for up to 19 people for overnight shoots, 2 large fire pits, 1-acre lake with boats and large shade structure and A-frame platform, main house is a 1 bedroom 1 bath with kitchen/full bathroom, saloon with large kitchen and bathroom with shower, bunk house with 6 guest rooms and 2 bathrooms with showers, horse stable (no horses onsite currently), old horse corrals, basketball hoop, two horse shoe pits and a Tornado brand Foosball table.
Historic Victorian / Craftsman with Basement
** FILMING IS ON CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 **
Newly painted and numerous interior upgrades! We are very experienced working with crews to shoot all types of productions. We make it easy!
A blend of Victorian and Craftsman architecture, this house is a historical landmark that would be perfect setting for your feature film, music video, interview series, or short. For filmmakers, the house is ideal for period pieces (1800's through 1940's), horror and suspense, or as an East Coast or Midwest setting.
The house was built in 1902 and features an original exterior and well-decorated interior that features ornate woodwork and craftsmanship. You get a ton of production value when you shoot here!
It's a mid-sized house with 3,446 sq. ft. on 2 levels plus a ~500 sq. ft. finished brick basement. The 1st floor features renovated plaster walls, ornate woodwork, chandeliers, and 12 ft. ceilings. The 2nd floor has original 1902 wood floors, plaster walls and ceilings. On the second floor is a unique "boarding house" style bathroom with 2 stalls, 2 showers (circa 1940's).
The Dark Knight's Garage
Architectural plexi covered ceiling space with state of the art interchangeable colored LED lights customized for your specific project needs.
Located in the TMZ this approximately 10k sq ft space features an open floor-plan design with easy load in housed in a gated compound with plenty of parking lot options nearby.
Minimum rate shown is based on a 10 hour still photography shoot with 15 or less crew/talent size. Please inquire for rates on larger impact shoots.
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Fully Renovated Mid-Century Modern Home with View
This home has been fully renovated less than a year ago. Open rooms with not much furniture in place. All walls barren with nothing on them (besides tv) but crew can hang what ever they like.
Exterior landscaping in both the front and back yard is currently being designed/constructed.
Warm And Modern Open Floor Plan With High Ceiling
NEWS FLASH! We offer a STERILIZED location for .25 per sq. ft., provided by a professional sterilization service. Only pay for area used, for sterilization before and after use.
ABC, CBS, NBC, Netflix, Hulu, Google, Comedy Central, Fox Sports, Bravo, E! Channel, Food Network, College Humor, Funny Or Die, Verizon, AT&T, Samsung, DirecTV are just a few of the satisfied clients who have shot here, along with many others, large and small!
Located across from an open field and overlooking the San Fernando Valley, this private, one story home has an open floor plan that is very production friendly. Large rooms with high ceilings, hardwood floors and recessed lighting allow you to easily customize the house for your particular needs. Or use as is, with it's warm mid-century flair.
Four ensuite bedrooms, a 40' main hallway, an open kitchen and generous common living area makes it feel larger than its 3100 square feet of living space. It has a heated pool, fountains, two fire pits and a very usable two car garage for all kinds of production purposes. Easy access and ample parking.
Mediterranean / Spanish Masterpiece in Tarzana
Mediterranean/Spanish style home. Stunning fully furnished masterpiece in a highly desirable Tarzana. Home perfect for all film shoots with a 6,300 square feet house, huge backyard (about 17,000 square feet) with breathtaking views. High ceiling, chef kitchen, 4 fire places, pool, spa and much more!
Traditional American Home in Chatsworth
1942 Sq. Ft., 2 story Cape Cod with 3 Bed, 2 Bath plus Family Room boasts stunning character, beauty & craftsmanship on manicured 7,567 Sq. Ft. lot
Resort-like grounds with a large Pergola covered patio & stone decking around the pebble tec bottom pool & spa, with cascading waterfall
Entire street does not feel like you are in Los Angeles