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Ciel Creative Space

Ciel Creative Space We believe that creative synergy can flow from within a space when it is empowered from within. It's not just about business. It's about connecting on a human level.

We offer studios for photo & film, event space, and creative office suites.

Operating as usual

05/18/2022

We love music in Ciel! A few weeks ago @toroymoi came by with the Fender team to film in studio 8. This video makes us want to do concerts in our studios again.

Video reposted from @fender
#MyFirstFender

We had a blast at our first Producers Circle last night. Our heartfelt gratitude to all who came and connected. Save the...
05/14/2022

We had a blast at our first Producers Circle last night. Our heartfelt gratitude to all who came and connected.

Save the date for the next one. It’ll be on Ciel Creative Space Day in Berkeley - Wednesday, June 15th. And bring you skates 🛼🛼

Behind the scenes of Femme du Crépuscule #shotatcielTalent: @katerinaballerina8 @vallady @jk_boyd @fabisantiago.93Direct...
05/02/2022

Behind the scenes of Femme du Crépuscule #shotatciel

Talent: @katerinaballerina8 @vallady @jk_boyd @fabisantiago.93

Director: @sarahabiharb

Director of Photography: @yuito_kimura

Whether you need a space to shoot film or stills, we’ve got you covered. Book Studio 5 for your next creative project! Our largest studio has 3,700 square feet of space, gorgeous natural light, blackout curtains, and a private entrance, leaving plenty of room for inspiration and creativity.

Click the link in our bio to book a tour with us or email [email protected] for inquires.

Looking for studio for your next shoot? Ciel 2 has the perfect amount of space, natural light, and amenities, leaving pl...
04/27/2022

Looking for studio for your next shoot? Ciel 2 has the perfect amount of space, natural light, and amenities, leaving plenty of room for inspiration and creativity.

Schedule a tour at the link in bio and we’ll match your needs to a studio.

In honor of the holiday…R O O M  S E R V I C E This editorial shoot was created by an entirely female team and in collab...
04/20/2022

In honor of the holiday…
R O O M S E R V I C E

This editorial shoot was created by an entirely female team and in collaboration with female cannabis vendors. This series visually embodies decadence, abundance, and indulgence while emphasizing that serving yourself is always time well spent.

Weed use has long been relegated to the “lowbrow” in media, ROOM SERVICE sought to invert that.

Photographer: @claudiagoetzelmann
Art Direction: @ceciliaapelin
Producer: @tabatio_sauce
Hair and Makeup Artist: @dianec.beauty
Fashion Editor: @jacojones
Set Stylist: @raycholg
Prop & Food Stylist: Rachel Darey

In honor of the holiday…R O O M  S E R V I C E This editorial shoot was created by an entirely female team and in collab...
04/20/2022

In honor of the holiday…
R O O M S E R V I C E

This editorial shoot was created by an entirely female team and in collaboration with female cannabis vendors. This series visually embodies decadence, abundance, and indulgence while emphasizing that serving yourself is always time well spent.

Weed use has long been relegated to the “lowbrow” in media, ROOM SERVICE sought to invert that.

Photographer: @claudiagoetzelmann
Art Direction: @ceciliaapelin
Producer: @tabatio_sauce
Hair and Makeup Artist: @dianec.beauty
Fashion Editor: @jacojones
Set Stylist: @raycholg
Prop & Food Stylist: Rachel Darey

EQ RENTALS 🔌Organizing a project can be a LOT, and we know it's all in the details. Let our team at Ciel take care of it...
04/12/2022

EQ RENTALS 🔌

Organizing a project can be a LOT, and we know it's all in the details. Let our team at Ciel take care of it! We can coordinate sourcing, delivery, and invoicing for all of your equipment needs. The gear will be sanitized and staged for you and your team without the stress of load-in. With @littlegiantlightingsf and Ranahan Production Services onsite, we've got you covered. 

For inquiries and studio rates and availability, email us at [email protected]

A star at Ciel!Repost @voguerunway: Pleated, high-waisted trousers, first popular in womenswear in the 1940s, are rising...
04/09/2022

A star at Ciel!

Repost @voguerunway: Pleated, high-waisted trousers, first popular in womenswear in the 1940s, are rising in popularity again thanks to brands like @therow and celebrities from Julia Roberts to Kendall Jenner. Shop the best styles to wear now at the link in bio.

R E F L E C T I O NLe Point #shotatciel@shoplepoint 

Photographer: @_max.gray_
Makeup:  @scf.hmu 
Model: Joanna Cardena...
04/07/2022

R E F L E C T I O N
Le Point #shotatciel

@shoplepoint 

Photographer: @_max.gray_
Makeup:  @scf.hmu 
Model: Joanna Cardenas

Studios 3 & 4 offer plenty of natural light, as well as the ability to black out if needed. Both studios have been the home to product shoots, editorials, film screenings, fittings, castings and stagings. And with our butterfly walls, we have the flexibility to merge the two studios, making space for bigger productions, art shows, dance competitions, workshops.

For studio Inquiries, DM or email [email protected]

Space Moth BTS #shotatcielLast week, @spacemoth__ shot the music video for their song, Waves Come Crashing, in our premi...
04/06/2022

Space Moth BTS #shotatciel

Last week, @spacemoth__ shot the music video for their song, Waves Come Crashing, in our premiere 3 wall cyc studio, Studio 1.

These stunning shots leave us wanting more😍 we can’t wait to see the full video. Stay tuned!

Director: @kimathearte
Director/ Producer/ Talent: @spacemoth__
Talent: @beaunoise
DP: @andyhoffman_dp
AC: @deedrizzle
Color & VFX: @sckuse
MUA: @phoenix.fireflow
Still Photographer/PA: @gingerfphotography

04/05/2022

Throwing it back to this gorgeous shoot with @farimakkito, shot in Studio 1✨

Whether you need cyc-walls, natural light or blackout options for editorial sets, filmmaking, music videos – whatever it may be –Studios 1 and 2 have everything you need for your next project.

@sarahsimkajaffe
@ashleybatz 
@ceciliaapelin 
@lemongrasscoconut 
@shmem8 
@ashleysmclovin 
@lsmithmakeup 
@jdstyleworks 
@mr.trvr

Our Atelier corner office is an expansive, naturally lit suite, perfect for an individual, team, or agency looking to be...
04/04/2022

Our Atelier corner office is an expansive, naturally lit suite, perfect for an individual, team, or agency looking to be in a creative and collaborative environment. his space enjoys lots of natural light, high ceilings, and a walk-in closet. Ciel membership benefits include priority access to creative suites, exclusive studio rates, members-only happy hours and events, and more:

* 375 sq ft
* Suitable for 2-5 workstations/staffers for business use.
* A clean space for you to make your own: walls are crisp white, neutral wood floors
* 15' high ceiling
* Central HVAC
* East facing windows with lots of natural light
* High speed internet
* Fully stocked kitchenette
* Private phone booth access
* Creative suites access
* Cafe access
* Bike rack
* Happy hour and events access
* Studio rental discounts
* Support Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Email us at [email protected] to book a tour and learn more!

04/01/2022

FLEXIA #shotatciel

We love having @flexiapilates as part of our Ciel Fam! With an office in Studio 6 and their use of Studio X to film pilates classes, this team’s energy is constantly flowing through our space✨

Studio X is the space for sound syncing, film, live streams, commercials, and jam sessions. With a private entrance and a loading dock, this studio could be the perfect fit for your next project. For studio inquiries, DM us, or email us at [email protected]

Our Atelier corner office is an expansive, naturally lit suite, perfect for an individual, team, or agency looking to be...
04/01/2022

Our Atelier corner office is an expansive, naturally lit suite, perfect for an individual, team, or agency looking to be in a creative and collaborative environment. At 375 square feet, this space enjoys lots of natural light, 15-foot-high ceilings, and a walk-in closet. Ciel membership benefits include priority access to creative suites, exclusive studio rates, members-only happy hours and events, and more. https://liquidspace.com/invite/iontod

Kaleen is the Founder and CEO of @flexiapilates, the world’s first smart at-home Pilates brand. Kaleen is a National Cer...
03/30/2022

Kaleen is the Founder and CEO of @flexiapilates, the world’s first smart at-home Pilates brand. Kaleen is a National Certified Pilates Teacher (NAPT) and mechanical engineer. She has deep roots in product development having worked in the automotive, medical device, and fitness equipment industries. Prior to creating Flexia, Kaleen split her time between teaching Pilates at a California studio and traveling the country as one of only three independent Pilates equipment technicians. Kaleen also started the world’s first Pilates equipment technician training program. In creating Flexia, Kaleen’s mission is to provide access to a best-in-class Pilates experience from the comfort of home. 

Last year, Kaleen and her Flexia team became members of Ciel as they moved their office into Studio 6 and use Studio X to shoot their pilates courses. We’re so happy that they joined our Ciel Family!

Tune in as we go live with her tomorrow at 2pm

@prigragg is a professional fashion- lifestyle photographer based in the Bay Area. She began her career when she decided...
03/30/2022

@prigragg is a professional fashion- lifestyle photographer based in the Bay Area. She began her career when she decided it was time to pick up the camera and follow in her grandpa's and dad's footsteps as photographers. She began by photographing friends, strangers and began countless personal projects. Now, she sees photographing kids as the perfect fusion of her teaching experience, her childhood memories and her experience of being a mother herself. Her family provides her with constant inspiration.

Tune in as she goes live with @riafaust on IG Live today at 12:30pm

We have an office available to lease next month! Located in our coworking space, the Atelier, this expansive, naturally ...
03/24/2022

We have an office available to lease next month! Located in our coworking space, the Atelier, this expansive, naturally lit office includes its own closet as well as access to all Atelier amenities. Become a member and join our Ciel Community!

Email us to inquire about pricing and availability at [email protected] or book through our online platform: https://liquidspace.com/invite/iontod

Alba Roland Mejia is a writer, producer, and director based in Oakland, CA. She is working towards her Masters of Fine A...
03/23/2022

Alba Roland Mejia is a writer, producer, and director based in Oakland, CA. She is working towards her Masters of Fine Arts in Cinema at San Francisco State University with a focus in directing narrative. Alba's work focuses on the African diaspora and strives to capture the true essence of storytelling by pulling from real life experiences.

Her latest film, Reclaiming The Earth, was partially shot at Ciel. Check out a sneak peek of this beautiful story on her IG account!

Tune in as we go live with her on Instagram Thursday at 10a.m.

Jo, also know as "The Bougie Bruja," is based in the East Bay. She  is a conscious sex and relationship coach/mentor who...
03/22/2022

Jo, also know as "The Bougie Bruja," is based in the East Bay. She  is a conscious sex and relationship coach/mentor who is passionate about all things women empowerment, spirituality, and deep inner healing. Through her practice, she encourages women to fall in love with their bodies, reclaim their sexuality, and embrace their vitality & radiance. Her mission is to guide women on a path of radical self-acceptance and sexual sovereignty.
Tune in as we go live with her on Instagram Wednesday at 3p.m.

Kathleen Reyes is a floral designer and founder of @nurturestateshop, located in the East Bay.This entrepreneur uses her...
03/16/2022

Kathleen Reyes is a floral designer and founder of @nurturestateshop, located in the East Bay.

This entrepreneur uses her creative gift to nurture community and elevate experiences with foliage and florals. 

Kathleen finds her growth in creativity, and we can't wait to chat with her about her business, projects, and community impact.
She’s going live with our Director of Creative Accounts, @riafaust tomorrow at 5p.m. Stay tuned!

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2611 Eighth Street
Berkeley, CA
94710

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Products

Photography and Video Studios, EQ Rentals, 2 and 3 wall c*c, community space, art galleries, open desks, and creative suites.

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Founders Vision & Philosophy

Cecilia Caparas Apelin and Alexis Laurent have partnered to create a new artistic sanctuary in the East Bay for creative minds to explore, collaborate, and co-exist. With Cecilia’s deep understanding of the creative industry and production, and Alexis’ expertise in designing and building successful beautiful spaces, their combined knowledge provides a unique offering with thoughtful design and engineering that offers world-class necessities to a variety of teams in the fashion, tech, art and entertainment communities, and encompasses all that is needed to create freely.

We believe that creative synergy can flow within a space when it is empowered from within. We believe in creating from truth and experience. It's through these elements that we see the purest, rawest form of creativity come to life.

Ciel Creative Space believes in urban acupuncture - this site was selected through analyzing all the social, economic and eco factors between urban relieving stress in the human body, the goal of urban acupuncture is not to disrupt a community, but to help release tension and let energy flow naturally.

With Ranahan Productions already being a neighbor, Little Giant branching to the East Bay, and Indigo Sky available to produce your dreams, Ciel is the perfect house for your creative needs.

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‼️MALU TRAP‼️ 🇮🇳🇬🇧 TroyBoi x K S Chithra ISSA VIBE‼️ Go check out @huemanhomebody‼️It’s a MFING EXPERIENCE‼️ Shout out to Hueman , Ciel Creative Space Creative Hype Coach - YALL DID THAT‼️ 🎥: @retoldcinema —————— #djillest #illest #djillestdoitall #sanu #drummer #dj #beatboxer #chicagodj #chicagodjs #chicagodrummer #chicagobullsdj #malutrap #malayalam #troyboi #malu #indiantrap #ddjsrt1000 #serato #pioneerdj #pioneer #hueman #huemanhomebody
Thanks for the feature Epson! Really proud of this work & being part of an incredible team that made it happen. Epson is the projector sponsor for Hueman’s ‘Homebody’ exhibition at Ciel Creative Space on display now through Feb 20.
Join us this Sunday, November 28th, at Ciel Creative Space for the Hella Plants Market Holiday Market! We'll be there from 12-5 selling herbal wellness products including: 💚 Tulsi/Holy Basil products 💚 Herbal teas- including hibiscus! 💚 Herbal body oils 💚 Pelvic steam blends 💚 And more! Photo 1: Come thru! Photo 2: Herbal wellness products Photo 3: Tusli/Holy Basil Photo 4: Hibiscus Photo 5: Mar Cielo Tristelobo & Courtney Rae Gonzales of Sol Root Farmers Collective; 📸: Brooke Porter Photography #supportlocalbusiness #shoplocal #buylocal #holidaymarket #holidayshopping #BayArea #womenwhofarm #supportsmallfarmers #organic #Californiagrown #localfarmers #locallygrown #folkmedicine #herbalremedy #plantremedy #pelvicsteam #herbalbodyoil #plantwellness #SolRoot
Collection 5 Drop 2 hits this Friday, 10.22.21! Our best-selling Maverick rompers and Hi-Lo hoodies are back! Git ready! Creative Director: Irene Lee Ma Executive Producer: Ria Faust Photography: Charles Ma HMU: Tasneem Cherry Wardrobe: Mimi Tsang Movement Choreographer: Dev Heyrana Location: Ciel Creative Space . . . . . . . . . . . #bashandsass #kidsphotoshoot #genderneutral #genderneutralfashion #unis*xfashion #unis*xclothing #unis*xstyle #unis*x #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #drip #dripcheck #kidsdrip
📣 Collection 5 Drop 1 is herrrr!! 📣⁠ ⁠ Say hello to our new black + white grid pattern! ⚫⚪⁠ ⁠ All @bashandsass garments are sustainably and locally made with 🖤 in San Francisco.⁠ ⁠ Creative Director: @leei13 Executive Producer: @riafaust Photography: @cma762⁠ HMU: @tasneemcherry Wardrobe: @mimihtsang⁠ Movement Choreographer: @heyrana Location: Ciel Creative Space .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #bashandsass #kidsphotoshoot #collection5 #monsters #monsterswithmeaning #kidsfashion #kidsfashionshoot #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #genderneutral #genderneutralfashion #genderneutralstyle #unis*x #unis*xstyle #unis*xfashion #flykids #drip #dripcheck
#BTS of our Collection 🖐🏽 Photoshoot! Official Drop 👉🏽 Fri 10.15 🖤 and 🙏🏽 to my Dream Crew: Executive Producer: Ria Faust Photography: Charles Ma HMU: Tasneem Cherry Wardrobe: Mimi Tsang Movement Choreographer: Dev Heyrana Location: Ciel Creative Space Stay tuned for more sneak peeks! . . . . . . . . . . #bashandsass #collectionfive #kidsfashion #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #streetstyle #genderneutralfashion #genderneutralstyle #genderneutral #unis*x #unis*xfashion #unis*xstyle #flykids #coolstyle #drip #dripcheck
Image Description: Four filmmakers work with their backs to the camera, filming a scene at Ciel Creative Space.
Jazz Mafia enters the final frontier... "SPACE: A Mega-Mashup" 2001: A Space Odyssey (Strauss) Space Oddity (David Bowie) Walking On The Moon (The Police) Spaceman (Nick Jonas) Across The Universe (The Beatles) We Are All Made Of Stars (Moby) Fly Me To The Moon (as played by Frank Sinatra) Moondance (Van Morrison (Official)) *Intergalactic (Beastie Boys, Robyn Adele Anderson's version) Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden) Rocket Love (Stevie Wonder) Produced By - Trance Thompson and Adam Theis Arranged By - Matt Wong Recorded at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, CA 7/14/21 Jazz Mafia: Trance Thompson - Vocals Ross Eustis - Trumpet Thomas Occhuito - Sax Shaina K. Evoniuk - Violin Lewis Patzner - Cello Jon Monahan - Guitar Matt Wong - Keys Adam Theis - Bass & Trombone Chris Paxton - Drums Cinematography - The Mogli Second Camera - Ma**ca Petrey Lighting/Grip - Steve "Jetpack" Reddell Set Photographer - Larena Nellies-Ortiz Video Editing - Mitchell Tong Audio Recording - Chris Paxton Audio Mixing - Chris Paxton Live Sound - Bryan "Carwash" Atarama
It’s hard to decide which workspace styles to choose at Gable, but thank god there’s no such thing as a wrong choice. 😄 📸: Gable The Hivery Ciel Creative Space Hotel Kabuki Hotel Emblem Park James #workingremote #remoteworklife #remoteworkers #workingremotely #positioning #dropshiplifestyle #remoteworklifestyle #remoteworkerlife #remoteworkinglife #remoteworkersdelight #leadersinheels #goalgetter #purposedriven #goalgetters #empowerher #empoweringothers #femaleleaders #workspacesolutions #conferenceroom #remoteteam #sharedworkspace #myworkspace #creativeworkspace #fempreneur #dreamersanddoers #biztips #hustlewithease #bossbabelife #ceomindset #coworkspace
We didn’t invent the flex workspace, but we’ve definitely perfected it! 💪 Our workspace is: 👉 Unique & Inspiring (Hint: Instagrammable work corners by boutique hotels, lofts, creative spaces, etc.) 👉 Close to where you live 👉 Cost-effective as it comes in both subscription & on-demand packs Any questions about how Gable works? Drop them in the comments! 👇💬 📸: Gable Hotel Kabuki Park James CANOPY Freehand New York Blender Workspace The Yard: Space to Work The Farm Soho Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection Venturex Dallas-Galleria Good Coworking Ciel Creative Space The Hoxton Frankie Los Angeles Carpenter Hotel #gable #trygable #coworkspace #sharedworkspace #remoteteam #creativeworkspace #friendshipday❤️ #giftforfriends #friendshipdayspecial #bffs #happyfriendshipday #workremotely #startups #workculture #companyculture #workanywhere #remotework #workspacestyling #myworkspace #designyourworkspace #productivity #worklifebalance #coworkingspaces #teamworkdreamwork #employeeengagement #oppurtunity #employeeexperience #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
It feels toooo good to be back. As in-person events slowly make their comeback, we’re still basking in the dream that was planning REBIRTH at Ciel Creative Space ❤️ We went full force with 8+ studios, back to back walls filled with live music, photoshoots, floral installations and Bay Area vendors galore. If you’re drumming up ideas for a 2022 event — whether it be in person, hybrid, or virtual, CIEL is the place to be!! We’ll let our recap video speak for itself (: Check out the blog now for full media and vendor coverage of our best pandemic event to date. HUGE shoutout to our friends at UpperCloud, AddVirtual, Stuart Event Rentals, Creative Transit Agency, The Little Giant Lighting and Grip Co., Oakland Venue Management (just to name a few 😉) for bringing this dream to life!! https://makeitmariko.com/cielrebirth2021/
A big THANK YOU to Calavera for the amazing food at our video shoot yesterday at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley. Calavera’s goodness helped fuel one of our most productive days in the studio yet! Here’s our impromptu jam “Calavera Love” - Remake of Tupac/Dr. Dre “California Love” Lyrics Calavera, knows how to feed us Calavera, Knows how to feed us In the city City of Oakland They Keep ya munchin They Keep ya munchin #californialove #tupac #drdre #oakland #calavera #bayareamusic #eastbaymusic #remake #remix #impromptusong #songchallenge