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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
Suburban home with wood decor living room
Classic 1950s style house on quiet suburban cul de sac. Stained wood exterior, warm looking interior decoration, record collection.
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.
All filming shall be twelve hours and up to 10pm.
After 10pm it's time and a half, after midnight it's double time.
Until further notice, COVID compliance is mandatory as well as permits.
Colorful Spanish Church with Ornate Altar
Check calendar for availability.
Great for weddings this small, but beautiful church has an amazing altar and decorations. Also nice garden and banquet hall.
Mid Century Modern x Scandinavian x Boho x Bright
Safe Sets International COVID-19 CERTIFICATE Level A
Please know that we are taking EXTRA sanitary precautions at the loft to ensure you and your guests can relax and enjoy your booking with us. We use all CDC approved cleaning agents before and after every booking, and spray, wipe all surfaces, handles, doorknobs, etc. The home is also professionally cleaned. Masks, gloves, Clorox wipes and sanitizer is provided.
-3 BEDROOMS (ONE EMPTY FOR HMU OR WHATEVER YOU NEED)
-CHEFS OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN
-FULL LAUNDRY ROOM
-STAND ALONE BAR WITH SINK
-FULL PROP CLOSET
-ROLLING RACK AND STEAMER
Located on the West side of LA right off the 90 and 405. Super close to the airport.
Please check out Instagram for an up to date photographic experience and additional pictures of my home. @homeslicehome
3100 square foot designer home with mid-century modern, bohemian, and Swedish, Scandinavian, décor. The home completely updated and impeccably furnished. With two spacious living rooms with a dual fire place, dining room, a standalone bar and open chef’s kitchen all within an open floor plan.
Large zen-inspired master bedroom has a king-size bed with a sliding door opening to the backyard. Guest bedroom has a queen-size bed and gorgeous natural light. The third bedroom is perfect for holding talent, hair/make-up/wardrobe, and storing equipment, and includes a rolling rack, seamless and a commercial steamer. It can also be converted any room as it is empty. There is also a fully staged office complete with a pink sofa
The master bathroom has a soaking tub, double sinks and glass walk in shower. The two guest bathrooms both have showers. The powder room has the original marble countertops
10,000 square-foot lot is landscaped with an enormous pine tree in the front
The garage is a "PROP CLOSET" additional staging options, kitchen supplies, kitchen appliances, décor and furniture at no additional cost. The home is production friendly with many amenities to make your shoot as fluid as possible.
All the artwork has been made by the me, so ALL OF THE ARTWORK IS CLEARED.
I am a Producer, I understand the rigors of production, and have designed the home with that in mind - by providing what you need to make your shoot as easy as possible.
Please visit us on Instagram for an up to date photographic experience and additional pictures of my home.
We have worked with (but not limited to)
Boll & Branch
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty
24-hour Naturally Lit Multi-purpose Studio
***Rate varies between weekday & weekend. Please see full details on pricing below***
Designed as a multi-purpose space, this DTLA studio is offered as a production location for photo shoots, filmed interviews, commercial shoots, and more.
Featuring 1,900 sq ft of raw space, clean white walls, high ceilings, pillars & polished concrete floors, this professional urban space can be styled for a wide range of production activities & offers plenty of natural light ideal for shoots.
FEATURES & INCLUDED AMENITIES:
- 9' high ceilings, soundproof walls
- Floor-to-ceiling windows, east-facing
- Black-out capabilities
- Chairs, mirrors, wardrobe racks, steamer
- Smooth white walls & white brick walls for wide range of shoot concepts
- Site manager & staff to assist during your booking
- Refrigerator, restrooms
- Freight elevator for easy load-in/out
-WEEKENDS: $50/hr also Weekdays(5pm to close)
SPACE CAN BE USED FOR:
Photoshoot | Video Shoot | Apparel Shoot | Head Shots | Promotional Photoshoot | Product Shoot | Portrait Photoshoot | Filmed Interview | Audition | Casting | Client Meeting | Creative/Team Meeting | | Dance Studio | Etc.
Fairytale-style storybook house in Eagle Rock
The storybook architect-designed house is a unique structure in an exclusive location set on a prominent location with amazing light from sunrise to sunset. Almost every room in this two story house from 1923 has carved wood fixtures, hewn stone, stone inlay and/or stain glass windows. Unique original features such as 3-D relief murals, nine built-in sconce lights adorned with floral touches. The most striking room is the entryway, with a 11-foot tall arts and crafts-inspired arched stain glass window. The entryway ceiling is over 25 feet tall and features a Juliet balcony and a "Norman Village" with external features on the inside of the entryway.
Some of the long-time neighbors still call the house "The Good Will Hunting House" since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck rented the house from a previous owner during the time they were working on their award winning screenplay. We like to think that there's still a lot of creative energy remaining in the house.
The French architect, Jean-Louis Egasse put it best when asked in 1923 where he got inspiration, “In this particular instance, Norman lines, such as were left by the descendants of the Vikings, following their peregrinations of an ante-mediaeval period, were the main source of inspiration. Saxony and Northern Italy were also borrowed from in carrying out the exterior. The curves and arches, although not symmetrical, are all geometrically related, in order to create an ensemble of harmonious lines suggestive of spiritual truths.”
We are familiar with film shoots. We have had 50 film/media projects since 2017.
Modern, Bright and Relaxed Designer Home
Welcome to our bright and beachy designer home located in the Westchester neighborhood of LA, 10 minutes from Venice and Culver City. We've had the pleasure of hosting Zooey Deschanel, Marie Kondo, Parachute Home, Everlane, Mattel, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Macy's, Ouai haircare, among many others looking for a modern, warm and relaxed aesthetic.
Inside you'll find 1700 square feet of recently renovated space for shoots of all kinds. Enjoy immense natural light, high vaulted ceilings, a bright white and marble kitchen, a designer dining room that seats six, two full bathrooms with beautiful tile, smooth concrete and marble accents, a peaceful master bedroom with warm details, and French oak wide plank wood flooring throughout. The homeowner is a designer and prop stylist, so the home has many beautiful props to make your shoot seamless.
The back of the home has bi-fold doors that open up to a wraparound deck and built-in jacuzzi. The backyard is newly landscaped, with a grassy area, olive trees and native California grasses on one side, and decomposed granite with desert plants on the other. The lounge area has a modern fire pit and stucco built-in couch, backed by tall bamboo and adjacent honeysuckle wall.
Our 2-car driveway is convenient for loading/unloading production equipment and there is ample street parking on the adjacent streets with no parking restrictions.
Our home was featured on prominent interiors online destination, Domino Magazine: https://www.domino.com/content/100-layer-cake-calming-california-home-tour/
We recently listed our space and would love to be a part of your next project! Just a note on pricing: Our rates start at $185 per hour for a crew of 1-8, and $225 per hour for a crew size of 9-15. Please inquire for crew sizes over 15. The rate for overtime is 1.5x. Thank you!
I also just listed a larger event/photo shoot space in West LA designed in a similar fashion that is available for bookings: https://giggster.com/listing/clean-and-modern-event-space-and-photo-studio
Baroque Photo Studio With Colorful Sets
Luxurious and spacious photo studio, equipped with strobes, hotlights, grip.
Over 2,900 rentals in twelve years!
Air conditioning! Free all day parking!
White cove and colorful sets in the studio!
Movable fillable bathtub
Lights rental: $20/hour
-18” diameter ringlight florescent daylight
-Lowell hotlights 500-750 watts (x4)
-Bowens daylight ½ size bank 220 watts
-Bowens daylight bank full size 440 watts (x2)
-Videoluxe florescent bank daylight 220 watts
-LED panels daylight-tungsten 40 watts (x3)
-GVM 80 watts daylights LED spotlight
-Rolling fluorescent daylight 600 watts
-5 Einstein monoblocs 640 W/s
-Sandbags (assorted x12)
-Apple boxes (assorted)
-12’ rolling boom
-Light stands (x6)
-Silver bounce boards
-Diffusion and scrim
-Rolling laptop stand
-9’ paper rolls assorted colors
-Movable and fillable bathtub
-Folding makeup chair
-Rolling camera cart
-Rolling clothing rack
-Ladders (assorted 2’-15’)
1700 SF / DTLA Skyline View Suite / Photo Film
$50 per hour (up to 12 people)
Any larger productions, inquire for custom pricing
$60 per hour (up to 12 people)
Any larger productions, inquire for custom pricing
EVENTS / WORKSHOP RATES:
$125 per hour (up to 100 people)
Any larger events/workshops, inquire for custom pricing
-Cleaning fee (determined by type of production/event)
-Additional insurance via our EventHelper link for certain events
-Security/Damage deposit for $1000 or 50% of the booking total, whichever is greater for certain events
Booking minimum of 1 hours for productions and 3 hours for events. Posted rates apply to standard business hours: Monday - Saturday 8am-10pm, Sundays 10am-10pm. For productions only, non-business hours may be available at 1.5x rate plus security at $52.50/hr (weekdays 7am-8am and everyday 10pm-12am).
Productions: cleaning fee starting at $50, assessed per production. Events: Mandatory cleaning $200 for events/workshops. Please inquire for full rules.
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 cash. Please no live music or bands.
Video tour: https://youtu.be/N5A88GqnPZI
Spectacular location if you need to shoot with the Downtown Los Angeles high rise buildings in the background with large windows!
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