Check out the recent Facebook Live segment shot at CookTop Studio here in Brooklyn, New York, where a 5-course dinner was prepared for an illustrious panel of your favorite chefs and food creators. Take a look:
In the short time since Cooktop Studio opened it’s doors to photographers, film makers, and producers in the New York City area, it has gained a reputation as a premier facility for
hosting all of your productions needs. We are grateful to our clients who have found a home here at Cooktop Studio and look forward to creating new relationships with all of you in our industry.
I want to thank Tom Chaves from Mastershot Films for shooting and editing this walkthrough video (below) of Cooktop Studio.
Best Regards to all,
We are happy to share the edited videos for De’Longhi’s new Dinamica and Specialista expresso machines that were recently shot and produced here at Cooktop Studio, the premiere kitchen studio rental in Sunset Park Brooklyn, right outside of New York City. Last month we posted a picture gallery and background information on the shoot, but seeing the finished videos really highlights our kitchen studio’s cool contemporary environment that was an instant draw for De’Longhi.
DINAMICA EXPRESSO MACHINE VIDEO
The first video we shot for this campaign at our kitchen photo studio NYC, was for the Dinamica expresso machine which was shot in our blue-grey oak modern kitchen. With a cast of two and a little green finger paint, they were able to create their story.
SPECIALISTA EXPRESSO MACHINE VIDEO
The video for De’Longhi’s Specialista expresso machine needed a different approach which
required building a second kitchen set in the photo and video studio to tell a different story. Man, machine, and dog tell the story in a humorous way.
We are appreciative that De’Longhi chose Cooktop Studio to film their new videos and look forward to seeing them here again in the studio!
For more info on renting CookTop Studio for your next film or video kitchen, food or cooking project in New York City or Brooklyn, please see our rates and contact information HERE.
Last week Cooktop Studio’s gourmet kitchen studio rental located in Brooklyn, New York, was chosen to be the location for a video production of a couple of new and improved De’Longhi brand espresso machines.
De’Longhi really loved Cooktop’s studio kitchen and wanted their machines in the cool contemporary environment that it portrays. To our surprise they also wanted to have a second kitchen option for the second machine that they were promoting. Because of the size of the studio they decided to call 4×8 Workshop, a set builder, and place the second kitchen at the other end of the studio!
This was the biggest production that we have had so far at Cooktop Studio. The house was full of ARRI SkyPanels, Gemini 2x1s, and even a couple of ARRI 4k HMIs.
Below are some behind the scenes photos of the kitchen build and video shoot!
De’Longhi is an international leader in household appliances with a presence in over 45 countries and products in three main categories: espresso, specialty cooking and home comfort. After more than a century of perfecting its products, De’Longhi remains committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers’ home; making the everyday better.
About CookTop Studio
Cooktop is an innovative, beautiful, New York, photo, film and video rental studio located on the waterfront in Sunset Park just minutes from New York City. Our photo studio kitchen is a bright, tasteful space built with myriad users in mind, from chef to director to food stylist to producer. The 3,600-square-foot studio kitchen rental space has an airy yet private and intimate feeling. The studio is equipped with everything needed to be able to walk in and start your video or film shoot, host a launch, or throw a dinner party.
Cooktop’s Kitchen Studio, located on the waterfront in Sunset Park just minutes from New York City, was recently featured in Pharrell Williams’ official video for “Entrepreneur” featuring Jay-Z. Directed by Charles Kidd, otherwise known as Calmatic, the “Entrepreneur” music video showcases a series of Black entrepreneurs including actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae and Marathon Clothing founder Nipsey Hussle.
In an interview with Time magazine, Williams said: “The intention for a song was all about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with. Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages. How can you get a fire started, or even the hope of an ember to start a fire, when you’re starting at disadvantages with regards to health care, education, and representation?”
Our 3,600-square-foot studio kitchen rental space served as the backdrop for Denise Woodard, founder of Partake Foods, a maker of Gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and allergen free cookies. Denise’s story and rising success is especially notable as she was rejected by 86 investors until the company secured funding from established investors like Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners. While Partake Foods’ sales have started to take off – her cookies can be found at Target and some 3,000 stores nationwide – that success did not come without challenges.
Reflecting on her company’s journey, Woodard said: “It always feels like we’re just scraping by, like you’re almost at the end of the rope and thankfully the rope gets a bit longer. I think that we were able to raise the money though because I felt like the partners we brought on saw the need for our product. They liked our product in terms of taste and nutritional value, and really believed in me and the story of Partake.
Watch the Official Video for “Entrepreneur” Below
Cooktop’s Kitchen Studio and the segment on Denise Woodard appears around the 3-minute mark.
Cooktop was honored to be part of the “Entrepreneur” music video featuring Black entrepreneurs like Denise and we wish her and Partake Foods continued success.
The health, safety and comfort of our clients is our top priority at Cooktop Studio. We are all anxious to get back to work, and Cooktop has been carefully preparing for its reopening. One of the advantages of shooting at Cooktop is that we are a 3,600 sq. ft. studio dedicated entirely for your use. With two kitchens and a client area, there is ample space for social distancing as you shoot and work.
We are following the CDC and NYS DOH guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and make this workplace as safe as possible. As you enter the studio, there will be a required contactless temperature check; anyone with a temperature above 100.4 F will not be permitted to enter the space. You will also be asked to fill out a simple questionnaire which will be kept on file so that you can be contacted, if need be, at a later date. Cooktop Studio will also supply disposable face coverings and gloves throughout the day to all who need them. Touchless hand sanitizing stations have been installed around the studio, as well as touchless hand soap dispensers near the two sinks in the kitchens. Throughout the day our staff will be cleaning and sanitizing all shared surfaces as needed. At the end of day, there will be a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the studio.
Cooktop Studio has installed a state of the art HVAC system that is constantly recirculating and cleaning the air during the day. We are changing the filters every month instead of the recommended three months, and in the client area we have put a Blueair HEPA air purifier for extra protection.
By following these recommended COVID-19 safety and protection protocols, we feel that we have created a safe space for you, your clients and crew, and ourselves. As the protocols and safety standards evolve, Cooktop Studio will monitor and adjust accordingly to make sure we implement the most up-to date and best-practice safety standards available.