The space was really groovy. Was definitely the vibe and aesthetic I was going for. The host was really kind and let me book an extra hour easily and a bit last minute. The spot has a lot of character and some fun pieces and decorations in it.. so you’d get some nice b roll if you’re filming. It also gives a more lived in feel rather than a staged look so I didn’t have to dress the place for what I was filming (the upstairs kind of reminds me of 80s/90s character Bedroom).
It was just me and videographer. Was able to utilize everything, including the cool stairs. There were a lot of mirrors (which I like) and I had continuous shots for the story in POV (so tricky). Lights upstairs are more on the cooler side and it’s one switch with a row of lights that casts like a bright spotlight in certain spots (no dimmer) so I’d recommend bringing 1 light you can manipulate to tone it down against the side with bed and white walls. Downstairs was definitely more warm and sultry. Living room is a little dark. The curtains keep light out too! All in all, if I could do it again I’d bring 1 light, a bounce, and some color filters for fun.
But, I didn’t light it (I was shooting a 13 min video in 7hrs). I moved some lamps around, knew where my light was and used it, and shot with Black Magic, and the footage so far looks great.
Highly recommend, it was a really fun place to shoot in!