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Our Bunker, Warehouse is your Bunker, Warehouse
NEW COVID INFO:
Dear MoonHut Fans,
We are so happy to be able to offer our space again for your video and photo shoots. We missed you all during the months of the pandemic lockdown.
While we were shut down we made some alterations to our space to help everyone stay safe while working here. We no longer allow anyone in our live space, which includes the bathroom. We keep a portapotty outside that is cleaned professionally, and we installed an outside sink for handwashing. We encourage you all to take your breaks outside in our back patio area, where we also have a sanitizing station.
Unfortunately, with the pandemic has come extra security issues, and so we have had to board up our back windows on Hut 2, and add more bars. This should not affect your shoots, but the windows no longer open.
If you need the privacy of a separate costume changing area, please let us know, and we can accomodate you. Please let us know how we can make your shoot better.
I've made a video tour to cut down on one point of contact - though you are still welcome to scout the location.Copy and paste https://youtu.be/ZuFCcvwcTh0
Everyone involved with your shoot will have to sign a covid-19 liability waver when they arrive.
Moon Huts are a photo and video location near Downtown Los Angeles, at the end of the 710 Freeway and Cal State LA. The Huts are a readymade and unique property for anyone needing a grunge, dystopian, urban feel. We have no cove, but we do have round walls and a look like no other space in LA.
We can also accommodate meetings, rehearsals, set construction, and other events and productions. We have onsite parking and industrial roll up doors with loading docks.
The Moon Huts are three WWII era Quonset huts plus studios. Our steel 1947 buildings originally housed military personnel, and have a led a colorful life since then—including as an iron works, a Harley Davidson biker club, a murder and crime cleanup service, and an “herbal” grow house. We are now all cleaned up and ready to serve your needs!
The space is a total of 4000 square feet—each hut is 1000 square feet. Hut #1 is a cool living/office space. Hut #2 has an interior structure inside that can accommodate lights. Hut #3 is clean and smooth, like the inside of a whale.
Jasper Johns' Studio and House Circa 1970
This house started life in the 30s as a barn and is hygge as all get-out. In the 70s it was purchased by modern arts legend Jasper Johns who hung out here with pals like Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage. Needing a space to paint, Johns turned much of the second floor into a double-height studio, which gets glorious natural light from a combination of skylight, windows, and unique floor-to-ceiling windows that roll up like garage doors. He gave the rest of the house a similar mid-century, open plan treatment while adding a long deck and keeping the rustic features of the barn -- the exposed beams and wood walls.
The house sits against a hill on a lot of 1.29 acres. It is bounded by an old stone wall and a meandering stream, and is surrounded by ancient trees and rather undisciplined bracken. The wild, rustic look has attracted many fashion photographers. Clients have included Vogue Australia, True Lingerie, Ilana Kohn, L'Officiel and Manifesto magazines, Republic Records, and Astralwerks, a division of Universal Music Group.
IF YOU REQUEST TO BOOK: Please give me a description of your project, including the size of your crew, what type and number of vehicles, and a general description of equipment you will be using. Do you plan to dress the set or rely on extant furniture and props? Will you be shooting primarily outside or inside?
Also if you are doing a music video I'd like to know whether you will need to play live music or not. It's not necessarily a deal-breaker but I'm going to want to know. I recommend bringing a generator. This is an OLD COUNTRY HOUSE built and wired in the early thirties. The wiring system is geriatric and eccentric. It likes to take a break when it feels like it, which may not be at a convenient time for your shoot. That does not mean we will lose power entirely -- usually this a matter of going to the fuse box and resetting, but if I were you I would like to rely on my own power source if I was running heavy equipment.
Vintage mid-century modern classic by noted designer David Hyun (AIA). A gem to restore, this architectural masterpiece is situated on one level which makes it the perfect entertainment home for Neat-O parties and groovy get-togethers! Concrete blocks, walls of glass, floating ceilings, terrazzo floors, and many other original elements still remain intact. Sun-drenched pool and retro cabana is the bee's knees!
Minimum rate shown is based on a non-commercial still shoot w/ a crew/talent size of 15 or less and an 8 hour day.
Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs and include and the following details about your project.
What The Shoot is For:
Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot:
Additional neighborhood HOA Fee may also apply, per the permit office.
Historic Hollywood Home w/ Large Yard & Parking
Historic East Hollywood home with well maintained interior. Wood floors, baseboards door trim all in good condition. Recently painted all white and landscaped backyard. I also own property next door for production/catering etc. 6+ car parking in driveway + parking next door. Close to 101 Freeway right off Melrose exit.
Can be rented together with adjacent property for production/staging area/extra parking
Backyard Beach House in Santa Clarita
GREAT BACKYARD! Lots of space. Great for outdoor wedding, parties, or romantic scenes.
Pool, hot tub, and built in bar / serving area.
Mature landscaping including large palms. Looks great, day or night.
Modern Airy Farm-Style House - Newly Remodeled!
Modern airy farmhouse with white picket fence. Newly remodeled. Cozy but clean and uncluttered. Open floor plan, two fireplaces, great yard. Perfect for entertaining (or pretending to!).
Light-Filled Mid-Century Charmer
PLEASE READ BEFORE INQUIRING:
Our minimum STILL PHOTOGRAPHY shoot rates start at $120 per hour for a cast/crew of 1-9, and $145 per hour for a cast/crew size of 10-15. Please inquire for cast/crew sizes over 15 and for MOTION shoots. We require a COI and charge for overtime. Please message us with the following details about your project:
Type of shoot (still photo, motion or both):
Total crew and talent size:
What the project is for:
Any additional info relevant to your project:
We are flexible and accommodating and want your shoot to be a success! We look forward to working with you.
This 1400+ s.f. light-drenched home in the beautiful Midvale Estates neighborhood is the perfect flexible space with both modern accents and nods to the past. We've had the pleasure of hosting still and motion shoots for Amazon, Third Love, Nasty Gal, Society 6, The Doctors for CBS and other productions looking for a warm, modern, stylish environment.
With mid-century modern and relaxed, bohemian decorative elements, it features a beautiful front living/sitting room, 2 spacious bedrooms (one of which is set up as an office), 1 spacious bathroom, a cozy den, a formal dining room, a sizable kitchen, 2 brick fireplaces (one black, one white), gorgeous picture windows.
It sits on an 8500 s.f. lot with a large backyard, patio and fire pit.
Our 4+ car driveway makes load-in/load-out easy. Garage is not included in rental fee. Please inquire about use of garage for your project. Ample street parking out front and in the neighborhood (street cleaning restrictions from 12pm-2pm on alternating side of street Mondays and Tuesdays).
This cozy charmer is a must-see!
Modern & Bright, Open Floor Plan, with Spa!
Welcome to our modern style, two-story home located in the Mid-City neighborhood of LA, just two minutes from the 10 freeway.
Inside you'll find 2800 square feet of newly constructed open floor plan home perfect for shoots of all kinds in need of a modern, relaxed aesthetic with Mid-century and Scandinavian accents. The total lot size is 5600 square feet.
Enjoy immense natural light, 10ft & 14ft high vaulted ceilings, a bright all-white and marble kitchen with hidden cabinet handles, a dining room with marble fireplace seating six, chic living room with sectional, a pink powder room, a peaceful master bedroom with a balcony, housing a king-sized & ensuite bathroom with double sinks, rain shower & spa bathtub, two guest rooms with a queen- and full-sized bed with full ensuite bathrooms, an empty office for hair/makeup and wide plank wood flooring throughout.
The back of the home has La Cantina no-show pocket doors that open up to a natural wood deck and outdoor lounge. The backyard is newly landscaped, with a grassy area, and native California grasses.
Our 2-car driveway is convenient for loading/unloading production equipment which can be housed behind the gate for privacy. There is ample street parking on our street and the adjacent streets.
Our home has many amenities to make your shoot as fluid as possible. There is a wide variety of plants, books, pillows, accessories and mirrors for you to use. The kitchen is full of appliances, gadgets, plates, serving dishes, etc. You may use all of them. Appliances include Vitamix, Coffee Machine, Nespresso. There is no additional fee.
STREET PARKING: Monday (Eastside) - 12-3. Tuesday (Westside) 12-3.
CEILING HEIGHTS: 10 feet in Kitchen and Living Room. 14 feet in Master Bedroom, and Dining Room. 8’3 feet in downstairs bedrooms.
Aging Retro 1980s Electronics Laboratory
Welcome to the Retro Electronics Lab!
Racks of electronics equipment, microscopes, spare parts, soldering irons, and computers make this ideal for your mad-science lab needs!
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 you are welcome to film the pieces on display, they are still considered "in-use" and must be handled, turned on and moved by our site-rep.
Any damage to the electronics equipment or lost or missing tools or parts will be charged for as damages.
We highly encourage productions to come scout our location. We do not guarantee any specific items seen in the photos above will be available or in working condition. If you don't see or test it on your scout, don't count on it on the day!
Come see what it's like for yourself before booking!
-- 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 stages would book multiple stages per day) and we need to ensure our ability to maximize the space in order to keep our costs down and our prices affordable for everyone!
If you require access to the entire building or half the building in one booking, we offer package rates starting at 5 and 10 hours to accommodate your needs. Message us to discuss!
-- 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.
Natural Light Beam Warehouse | ParlorLA
NOTE: *Sets do NOT come pre-lit!*
6 hr min - no exceptions. Prices listed are for artists/low guest counts. For commercial rates or multiple rooms, please inquire within.
6hrs time slots:
Please note, we are a small business - one person handling multiple locations all at once. This listing is not monitored 24/7. Please collect your questions into a single email. If you need more customer service, please purchase our VIP package at an additional fee. We are available M-F 9a-5p only.
As per industry standard, you only get access to the set/s booked. No additional sets. Exteriors, lounge hair/makeup shots are NOT allowable (unless specified and paid for).
Located inside a historic warehouse in DTLA. 10,000 sq ft.
Parking available for extra charge (20-30 spaces)
We do not provide any gear or drinking water. Lights have to be set by your crew.
VIP PACKAGE ADD-ON:
Due to a high volume of inquiries, gigs under 12hrs receive limited support. 12hr+ gigs and above receive standard support 9-5 M-F. If you need extra support, we offer our VIP package.
- Site reps have no authority to allow, change, or switch anything that has not been part of our written agreement here.
- Date/time change fee applies if available.
- To avoid overtime, ALL guests and equipment must be outside studio AND parking lots before hard-out.
- if additional guests (more than booked) the production is shut down at no refund.
- 6hr+ bookings include a 30m tour, if available. Bookings less than 6hrs can purchase a tour if available.
- Client must reset space as found and remove trash. If extensive clean-up is required, higher fees will apply.
- All correspondence is strictly kept on Giggster.
- Insurance: Bookings $1200+ must provide COI min. 2 business days prior to first shoot day.
- Security deposit: Bookings $1200+ must pay $1000 security deposit min. 2 business days prior to first shoot day.
-Bookings outside regular hours will incur additional fees.
- Prohibited Items include: Drugs/alcohol, fire, feathers, confetti, sand, rice, flour, paint, fireworks, glitter, oil-based fog machines or fake blood, weapons - when in doubt, please ask.
- No drills, nails or screws. Damage fees apply.
-We assume no responsibility for lost items.
- Prop weapons must be accompanied by an armorer.
-Do not tamper with security cameras. Footage is strictly confidential and recorded 24/7. Fees apply
-Damages: Accidents happen, just let us know! A walk-through inspection will be conducted before and after all bookings.
-Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
- Stunts require a stunt coordinator