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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
Old spacious home retains most of its original 1900's characteristics; stained woodwork, vintage wall paper, period lighting, and bath fixtures. Located near Port O' call and downtown.
Site rep required for students
Mad Men Mid-Century Modern
My home is a 1950's Mid Century house, the furniture and landscaping match the time period. Great for filming! Open airy, bright and comfortable. I have pent a lot on the art and furniture, its awesome!
I have a open garage for equipment
~ Cleaning Fee: $135.
Place was recently cleaned and "all" surfaces have been anti-bacterially cleaned every week! :)
Affordable Film/Video Multi-Standing Sets
Raise your production value by shooting on our high end sets! We offer a hospital room, nurses station, jail, executive office, classroom, living room and interrogation room!
You will have access to all standing sets with in your rental time. Between our standing film sets and keen knowledge of "cheating" camera angles, we can help you come up with a vast array of versatile locations allowing you to possibly film your project in one location.
4 hours minimum OVERTIME WILL BE AN HOUR CHARGE FOR EVERY 30 MINUTES.
2 hours is $125.00 per hour
3 hours is $100.00 per hour
PARKING: You will have 3 parking spaces marked "A" in front of studio. There is plenty of street parking on
El Dorado St. adjacent to the parking lot. Any vehicles parked in other businesses spaces will be towed, we
are not responsible for any vehicles towed.
Although we have made efforts to reduce the outside noise level, our studio is not 100% soundproofed. Our clients have been very satisfied with the sound quality of the studio.
7,500 sq.-foot DTLA eclectic versatile space
7,500 sq.-foot space with lots of character and versatility - bohemian/elegant/rustic/industrial. The main area features a bar, wooden dance floor, stage, four chandeliers, two massive antique mirrors, sound and lighting systems, and a piano area. There is also a backstage / lounge area with a pool table and a separate rustic-looking restaurant area.
Ample metered street parking (free after 6:00 p.m.)
Walking distance to Metro Blue Line (801) Grand / LATTC Station
Main street-level access; roll-up door at the back entrance (through the alley) for loading.
AMENITIES INCLUDED IN THE HOURLY RATE:
Kitchen area with refrigerator and stove (for warming up food only); trash cans with liners; bathrooms equipped with toilet paper and hand soap.
OPTIONAL AMENITIES (FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE):
Audio/Visual equipment (1/8 inch male jack input; stereo female RCA input; stereo female 1/4" input; wired/wireless microphones; 4 subwoofers and 2 full-range speakers; 4 monitor speakers (2 - 15-inch and 2 - 12-inch, full HD projector, motorized 18-foot screen, 2 haze machines; moving heads, pre-programmed motion and light sequence.
A/C / Heater
Full use of the kitchen
Tablecloths (available in black or white)
Chair covers (available in black)
Folding tables and chairs
Parking for up to 15 cars (depending on availability) ($10 per car)
The rates published on Giggster are solely for photoshoot/music video/film production. Due to COVID-19, we are very selective as far as booking events. Please inquire about our rates for events.
We charge $10 per hour to run the A/C/heater.
We open the doors at the start time you requested.
Depending on our schedule, we may be able to grant you a 15-minute head start OR a 15-minute grace period to load out. Any additional overtime will be charged the hourly rate in half-hour increments.
Some of the art work at the venue can be used for production only with a release. Please ask before you use them for your shoot.
Please do not remove books from the library shelves.
The floor is polished and lacquered and can be damaged and scratched easily. Please ask us to help with moving furniture or props. We ask that you not drag the furniture or props across the floor.
Please return all furniture and props to their original place.
It's best if you take before photos to remember where to return items.
We will charge $50 to return items not returned to their original place, if multiple items are not returned.
Please do not use tape that could damage the floor or the paint on the walls.
Please ask for permission to drill or nail anything into the walls.
Please ask before you plug into any electrical outlet, especially if your device may draw more than 10 Amps or 1200 Watts.
Please make sure to return all props and other items you borrowed from the staff. Please confirm with staff that you have returned the items.
There will be a restocking fee for some items you borrow.
Please leave the venue as clean as you found it. We will charge for cleanup required beyond simple detailing and trash removal.
We do not allow smoking or the use of any drugs inside the venue (unless used for props).
We do not allow the consumption of alcohol during film or music video production.
The number of people in your booking request should include all persons who will be physically present at the venue - crew, cast, guests etc.
1700 SF / DTLA Skyline View Suite / Photo Film
$50/hr (up to 12 people)
Any larger, inquire for pricing
$60/hr (up to 12 people)
Any larger, inquire
$125 per hour (up to 30 people)
Any larger, inquire
-Cleaning fee (determined by type of production/event)
-Additional insurance via our EventHelper link for certain events
-If alcohol, security personnel required by city of LA
-After midnight, manager personnel required
-All furniture and props are included in the space rental complimentary out of courtesy, but everything must be put back where originally found - otherwise furniture rearrangement labor charges apply starting at $50
-Security/Damage deposit of $1000 or 50% of the booking for events, $500 or 50% of booking for productions, whichever is greater, via CC auth form. If renter fails to provide Sec Dep 48 hrs before booking or immediately (if booking is accepted within 24 hrs of booking), booking will be processed as cancellation with no refund.
Booking minimum of 1 hr for productions and 3 hrs for events. If personnel required, minimum shift of 4 hrs. Posted rates apply to standard business hrs: Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 10am-10pm. For productions, non-business hrs may be available at 2x rate + security at $52.50/hr (weekdays 7am-8am and everyday 10pm-12am). Weekdays before 7am and everyday after 12am will only be approved as exceptions and are billed at much higher rate. Please inquire. Freight elevator hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, and Sat 8am-12pm. All other hours must be arranged ahead of time for additional $75/hr for continuous hours, subject to availability. Last minute requests will not be approved.
Productions: cleaning fee starting at $50, assessed per production. Events: Mandatory cleaning $200 for events. Please inquire.
Any dispatched personnel to enforce compliance is billed to the production (Security personnel: $52.50/hr, Manager personnel: $67.50/hr, with 2-hr minimum shift).
- smoking and illegal drug use. Violations fined starting at $1,000, and additional cleaning fee starting at $500
- fog machines/hazer machines, etc anything that could trigger the Fire Alarm/Fire Sprinkler System. Violations fined starting at $1,000
- glitter, confetti, anything that is difficult and time consuming to clean. Additional cleaning fee starting $300
- dogs, pets, animals, etc with the exception of service animals with valid permits. Additional cleaning fee may apply starting $300
- overstaying beyond a specific time we specifically state overtime is not available beyond a certain time. Overtime is usually available, so please reach out and let us know.
DTLA FASHION DISTRICT ultra bright production studio!
1700 sq ft studio with an overabundance of sunshine and spectacular DTLA skyline views. Very cool breeze with the windows open, flying curtain effect. The pictured furniture is included and available for use. Two passenger elevators, two restrooms, one freight elevator, very clean building. Bountiful parking nearby ranges from $5-15 per car.
Video tour: https://youtu.be/N5A88GqnPZI
Please feel free to check out our other studios:
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.
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!).
1925 California Craftsman in Historic Cal Heights
This 1925 California Craftsman home is in a historic neighborhood in Long Beach, CA. Home features a porch swing on a tree lined street, traditional layout, hard wood floors throughout and boasts a large backyard with garden and fruit trees.
Gritty Open 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 an additional fee(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