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

BIENVENUE TO YOUR FRENCH INSPIRED SANCTUARY...We just can't get enough of your lovely faces and want to host your next p...
10/07/2021

BIENVENUE TO YOUR FRENCH INSPIRED SANCTUARY...

We just can't get enough of your lovely faces and want to host your next productions. I mean, just look at the crew from @glassandmarker!

Ciel I consists of 4 stunning private studios with all of the amenities you need for your next production. Whether you’re looking for a cyc wall, natural light, a loading dock, or noise dampening curtains, we’ve got what you need to ensure the best production experience possible!

We still have some availability left for the month of October. To inquire about our studios and rates, DM ureach out to us at [email protected]

Check out @ceciliaapelin’s feature on Positively Filipino for a little preview of Filipinx Heritage Month.Throughout the...
10/01/2021

Check out @ceciliaapelin’s feature on Positively Filipino for a little preview of Filipinx Heritage Month.

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be honoring our CEO and Owner’s heritage in a major way.

Stay Tuned!

Ark Exhibtion + Auction will exhibit 100 works of art from artists all over the Bay Area through September 30th! Artwork...
09/28/2021

Ark Exhibtion + Auction will exhibit 100 works of art from artists all over the Bay Area through September 30th! Artwork will be up for auction on Arty, with all auction proceeds donated back to local artists through. Only 3 days left to bid!
https://www.artsy.net/auction/svane-family-foundation-benefit-auction-2021

Ark Exhibtion + Auction will exhibit 100 works of art from artists all over the Bay Area through September 30th! Artwork will be up for auction on Arty, with all auction proceeds donated back to local artists through. Only 3 days left to bid!
https://www.artsy.net/auction/svane-family-foundation-benefit-auction-2021

What an honor it was to host the @svanefoundation’s inaugural Ark Exhibition + Auction last Thursday, September 23 at th...
09/28/2021

What an honor it was to host the @svanefoundation’s inaugural Ark Exhibition + Auction last Thursday, September 23 at the San Francisco Art Institute.

The event consisted of 100 works of art commissioned from Bay Area Artists. We got to admire and celebrate alongside great company of friends, colleagues, and wonderful new faces.

As a Bay Area business with a mission to highlight and celebrate Art in our community, we felt it was important to team up with a foundation with a similar goal. Commissioned at the height of the pandemic, the 100 works included represent the diversity and brilliance of Bay Area artists, reflect on this historic era, and share visions of what to carry into the future.

09/22/2021

welcome to your Creative Sanctuary ✨

did your hear the news? we’re doing as the cool kids do and hopping on the tik tok train!

hit the follow button and watch us attempt all the trends, ya’ll 🙃

As The Bay begins to reopen, we're opening up our space to incredible community events, and we want some enthusiastic Fr...
09/21/2021

As The Bay begins to reopen, we're opening up our space to incredible community events, and we want some enthusiastic Freelance Event Coordinators to join our Ciel Fam🖤

Email [email protected] to apply!

As The Bay begins to reopen, we're opening up our space to incredible community events, and we want some enthusiastic Freelance Event Coordinators to join our Ciel Fam🖤

Email [email protected] to apply!

As a Bay Area business with a mission to highlight and celebrate Art in our community, we seek out partnerships with org...
09/21/2021

As a Bay Area business with a mission to highlight and celebrate Art in our community, we seek out partnerships with organization that obtain aligned values.

We're teaming up with The Svane Family Foundation to host Ark Exhibition + Auction, this Thursday, September 23rd!

Join us for drinks, food and mingling between 6:00pm - 7:30pm at SFAI Fort Mason!

As a Bay Area business with a mission to highlight and celebrate Art in our community, we seek out partnerships with organization that obtain aligned values.
(Link in bio to sign up!)

repost: @svanefoundation

We're teaming up with The Svane Family Foundation to host Ark Exhibition + Auction, this Thursday, September 23rd!Join u...
09/21/2021

We're teaming up with The Svane Family Foundation to host Ark Exhibition + Auction, this Thursday, September 23rd!

Join us for drinks, food and mingling between 6:00pm - 7:30pm at SFAI Fort Mason!

As a Bay Area business with a mission to highlight and celebrate Art in our community, we seek out partnerships with organization that obtain aligned values.
(Link in bio to sign up! )

repost: @svanefoundation

This Thursday, @svanefoundation opens its inaugural program to the public, known as Ark, and exhibition and auction of 1...
09/14/2021

This Thursday, @svanefoundation opens its inaugural program to the public, known as Ark, and exhibition and auction of 100 new works commissioned from Bay Area artists in 2020.

September 16-30, the works will be exhibited in San Francisco and up for auction on Artsy, with all auction proceeds donated back to local artists through @artspansf.

Ciel will be hosting the event on September 23 from 6:00pm-7:30pm and We’d love for you to come out and support ♥️ Check out the link in our bio to sign up!

Images from: @cultured_mag
Artists: @chelsearwong #BarryMcGee @andy_vogt_studio @ginamcontreras @j_john_priola
@chadhasegawa  @cleoff_le_baron

09/14/2021

Hey! Have you voted yet?

Today is the last day to vote in the California Recall election, so get out there and do the damn thing, folks!

Not registered? Not a problem! Same day registration is available. Let’s get these ballots counted!

Created by: @mcmarian

Talent:
@rileytemp
@waverly.bee
@itscalimac
@mcmarian
@hashtagangela

@shopmcmullen shot in Studio 8. I mean…talk about falling into fall with style, honeeey! photographer: @samanthatylerrr ...
09/10/2021

@shopmcmullen shot in Studio 8. I mean…talk about falling into fall with style, honeeey!

photographer: @samanthatylerrr
stylist: @sherri.mcmullen
model: @sophiamjackson

@shopmcmullen shot in Studio 8. I mean…talk about falling into fall with style, honeeey!

photographer: @samanthatylerrr
stylist: @sherri.mcmullen
model: @sophiamjackson

Studio Membership✨Look! @stitchfix is on board and they seem to be loving it! We're so happy to have their crew's creati...
09/08/2021

Studio Membership✨

Look! @stitchfix is on board and they seem to be loving it! We're so happy to have their crew's creative energy constantly flowing through our space.

We have a couple last Studio Memberships available for our dedicated clients. Whether you are a producer, photographer, starting up an agency, or just need a space to do cartwheels in the middle of the f**king day, the open studios are the perfect space for your creative mind.

Members have access to:
•Custom discounted studio rates and priority bookings
•Atelier co-working access M-F 9am-6pm
•Discounts on in-house equipment rentals
•Access to our main cafe & lounge
...and all of the VIP energy you could ever dream of!

DM us if you're interested in applying!

@rothys sh*t in studio 4 ✨#shotatciel 📸: @claytoncotterell HMU: @mfrancepb talent: @_essencetaylor
08/27/2021

@rothys sh*t in studio 4 ✨
#shotatciel

📸: @claytoncotterell
HMU: @mfrancepb
talent: @_essencetaylor

@rothys sh*t in studio 4 ✨
#shotatciel

📸: @claytoncotterell
HMU: @mfrancepb
talent: @_essencetaylor

Ooh we love a pop of color 💙 Just look at those @rothys shoes! this beautiful shot of @_essencetaylor was taken in Studi...
08/26/2021

Ooh we love a pop of color 💙 Just look at those @rothys shoes! this beautiful shot of @_essencetaylor was taken in Studio 4

photographer: @claytoncotterell
HMU: @mfrancepb

Ooh we love a pop of color 💙 Just look at those @rothys shoes! this beautiful shot of @_essencetaylor was taken in Studio 4

photographer: @claytoncotterell
HMU: @mfrancepb

@rothys shot in Studio 4 ✨#shotatcielPhotographer: @claytoncotterell HMU: @mfrancepb
08/25/2021

@rothys shot in Studio 4 ✨
#shotatciel

Photographer: @claytoncotterell
HMU: @mfrancepb

@rothys shot in Studio 4 ✨
#shotatciel

Photographer: @claytoncotterell
HMU: @mfrancepb

Flex that Ciel Swag💋We love to see ya'll rocking our merch. Check out our online shop for sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, t...
08/25/2021

Flex that Ciel Swag💋

We love to see ya'll rocking our merch. Check out our online shop for sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, totes and more! (link in bio)

Postponed, but the show will go on...We know, we're bummed too. Due to the recent developments in the pandemic, we had t...
08/20/2021

Postponed, but the show will go on...

We know, we're bummed too. Due to the recent developments in the pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone @huemanhomebody. @hueman_ and the entire team have been working passionately to bring this incredible experience to the community all while making sure to keep you all safe!

So, don't worry, the show will go on and we're taking advantage of this extra time to make this experience unforgettable. Stay tuned for new dates!

Postponed, but the show will go on...

We know, we're bummed too. Due to the recent developments in the pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone @huemanhomebody. @hueman_ and the entire team have been working passionately to bring this incredible experience to the community all while making sure to keep you all safe!

So, don't worry, the show will go on and we're taking advantage of this extra time to make this experience unforgettable. Stay tuned for new dates!

“Apelin accurately predicted that many businesses would move from the physical to the virtual realm. “I anticipated an i...
08/17/2021
West Berkeley creative space doubled in size during pandemic

“Apelin accurately predicted that many businesses would move from the physical to the virtual realm. “I anticipated an increase in video conferencing,” she says. So she initiated a series of upgrades at Ciel, ramping up its streaming capacity, shooting capabilities, website and Wi-Fi. “We took a really big risk,” Apelin adds. Though the physical space did shut down for three months, Ciel was soon allowed to open partially under strict protocols. Blessed with tall ceilings and a natural airflow, Ciel was able to keep going by hosting projects like a company-wide conference for Uber, with only its executive leadership on site, and the filming of a Master Class series.” - Joanne Furio

Check out the rest of our CoFounder and CEO Cecilia's Feature with Berkeleyside!

https://www.berkeleyside.org/2021/06/23/ciel-creative-space-berkeley?fbclid=IwAR2sh-sGOF3IPHTrjZXBts5A-qgX-v3SGN9UxRIvoy88kHqOtCzllY7GhYI<clid=d21b96b3-9930-46ec-ae06-0f5fef4f8ecb

Ciel Creative Space hosts events and helps clients like Google, Visa and Levi’s produce ads. It now extends the length of a city block.

“One of my main goals with any of the work that I create is to highlight BIPOC female creatives. It’s my mission to cont...
08/14/2021

“One of my main goals with any of the work that I create is to highlight BIPOC female creatives. It’s my mission to continue making space for such important voices…”

Check out the rest of Co-Founder and CEO, @ceciliaapelin’s feature with @sanfrancisco.magazine where she shares the mission behind her business, her sources of inspiration, and all things fashion👠
(link in bio)

Photo by @aminayasmin_

‘Homebody’, an immersive art experience by @hueman_ is coming to the Bay Area. This is the LARGEST Immersive Arts Experi...
07/27/2021

‘Homebody’, an immersive art experience by @hueman_ is coming to the Bay Area. This is the LARGEST Immersive Arts Experience in the Bay Area, you won’t want to miss it!

See how art meets tech like never before. With AR (Augmented Reality) bringing canvases to life on our smart devices, imagine walking into a Hueman piece in real time, towering over you or completely surrounding you within a full 360 experience, brought to dynamic life by projection mapping.

Where art and technology meet, we reflect on themes of solitude, community, and rebirth, rediscovering ourselves after a period of historical isolation. Allow Hueman’s art to guide you through internal reflection, community, and connection.

In collaboration with @endeavors_oakland @mirusgallery @craigwinslow

Made possible by @epsonamerica

After a year of solitude, it’s time we come together as a collective and step into a modern renaissance. June 15 marks C...
06/04/2021

After a year of solitude, it’s time we come together as a collective and step into a modern renaissance. June 15 marks California’s post-Covid reopening, and we’re ready to celebrate!

Ciel Creative Space Presents...REBIRTH, an industry exclusive event showcasing the reopening and expansion of our creative sanctuary.

Email [email protected] to learn more about this VIP event!

After a year of solitude, it’s time we come together as a collective and step into a modern renaissance. June 15 marks California’s post-Covid reopening, and we’re ready to celebrate!

Ciel Creative Space Presents...REBIRTH, an industry exclusive event showcasing the reopening and expansion of our creative sanctuary.

Email [email protected] to learn more about this VIP event!

Founder & CEO Cecilia Caparas Apelin has been featured in Authority Magazine! Check out this article to learn more about...
05/27/2021
Women Of The C-Suite: Cecilia Caparas Apelin of Ciel Creative Space On The Five Things You Need To…

Founder & CEO Cecilia Caparas Apelin has been featured in Authority Magazine! Check out this article to learn more about how Cecilia is thriving as a woman of color executive, unknown facts about the start of Ciel, and her plans for the future.

https://medium.com/authority-magazine/women-of-the-c-suite-cecilia-caparas-apelin-of-ciel-creative-space-on-the-five-things-you-need-to-e0154e869d42

Hire people who are aligned with your mission. One thing that I’ve done with my team, is empower them to allow their passions to come…

We love to partner with bands like Rothy's that put our planet first. Like us, Rothy's values sustainability, community,...
05/19/2021

We love to partner with bands like Rothy's that put our planet first. Like us, Rothy's values sustainability, community, and human connection within production and manufacturing. Rothy's has kept 100 tons of marine bound plastic out of the ocean by repurposing it in their woven shoes, purses, and accessories. Made sustainably with love in Dongguan, China, has developed a strong connection with its team who manufactures their products.

We are truly living our mission of making space to be human when collaborating with partners like Rothy's. We feel proud and excited to have them shoot in our studios, and love seeing their final selects #shotatciel #sustainability #sustainablefashion #ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlyfashion #sustainablebusiness #sustainablebusinesses

We love to partner with bands like Rothy's that put our planet first. Like us, Rothy's values sustainability, community, and human connection within production and manufacturing. Rothy's has kept 100 tons of marine bound plastic out of the ocean by repurposing it in their woven shoes, purses, and accessories. Made sustainably with love in Dongguan, China, has developed a strong connection with its team who manufactures their products.

We are truly living our mission of making space to be human when collaborating with partners like Rothy's. We feel proud and excited to have them shoot in our studios, and love seeing their final selects #shotatciel #sustainability #sustainablefashion #ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlyfashion #sustainablebusiness #sustainablebusinesses

CIEL FEMME HIGHLIGHTAngela Mihelich | Senior Operations CoordinatorAngela joined Ciel in 2019 as as Senior Coordinator s...
05/03/2021

CIEL FEMME HIGHLIGHT
Angela Mihelich | Senior Operations Coordinator

Angela joined Ciel in 2019 as as Senior Coordinator stretching across all departments. Prior to Ciel, Angela worked at Lieberman Productions as a Testimonial Coordinator, as well as working freelance in production. She received her BA in Business Management and Theatre Arts from the University of Redlands in 2016.

At Ciel, with having a hand in every department, Angela has now found her niche in Operations. Angela handles contracts for all our studio clients, as well as billing for all our clients, members, and vendors. She also stars in many of our Tune in Tuesday sketches showcasing her acting and singing chops.

Brains, beauty and talent...thank you for being a strong force on our team. Nous t'adorons, Angela!

CIEL FEMME HIGHLIGHT
Angela Mihelich | Senior Operations Coordinator

Angela joined Ciel in 2019 as as Senior Coordinator stretching across all departments. Prior to Ciel, Angela worked at Lieberman Productions as a Testimonial Coordinator, as well as working freelance in production. She received her BA in Business Management and Theatre Arts from the University of Redlands in 2016.

At Ciel, with having a hand in every department, Angela has now found her niche in Operations. Angela handles contracts for all our studio clients, as well as billing for all our clients, members, and vendors. She also stars in many of our Tune in Tuesday sketches showcasing her acting and singing chops.

Brains, beauty and talent...thank you for being a strong force on our team. Nous t'adorons, Angela!

CIEL FEMME HIGHLIGHTMarian McColm, Senior Studio CoordinatorMarian McColm joined Ciel in 2019 as one of our badass studi...
05/03/2021

CIEL FEMME HIGHLIGHT
Marian McColm, Senior Studio Coordinator

Marian McColm joined Ciel in 2019 as one of our badass studio coordinators. Marian started in production right out of high school, working in a dynamic duo with her sister, creating wacky and unconventional behind-the-scenes videos in LA. That's where her spark in film production started. She went to San Francisco State University and graduated in the Cinema Studies program. From there she started her freelance career, working on local commercials and productions, including Last Black Man in San Francisco, Thirteen Reasons Why, DEVS, and Antman and the Wasp.

She now finds joy working with the amazing Ciel studios team. As the Senior Studio Coordinator, she helps organize the on-the-ground details, and coordinates equipment rentals with our awesome partners Ranahan, Little Giant, and AG Digital. She tries to keep that good energy flowing and make sure our clients get that one of a kind experience, that only Ciel has to offer. And of course, she keeps the Ciel team laughing with the Tune In Tuesday video series.

Marian, merci très beaucoup for being an amazing, creative powerhouse and for holding it down at Ciel!!

CIEL FEMME HIGHLIGHT
Marian McColm, Senior Studio Coordinator

Marian McColm joined Ciel in 2019 as one of our badass studio coordinators. Marian started in production right out of high school, working in a dynamic duo with her sister, creating wacky and unconventional behind-the-scenes videos in LA. That's where her spark in film production started. She went to San Francisco State University and graduated in the Cinema Studies program. From there she started her freelance career, working on local commercials and productions, including Last Black Man in San Francisco, Thirteen Reasons Why, DEVS, and Antman and the Wasp.

She now finds joy working with the amazing Ciel studios team. As the Senior Studio Coordinator, she helps organize the on-the-ground details, and coordinates equipment rentals with our awesome partners Ranahan, Little Giant, and AG Digital. She tries to keep that good energy flowing and make sure our clients get that one of a kind experience, that only Ciel has to offer. And of course, she keeps the Ciel team laughing with the Tune In Tuesday video series.

Marian, merci très beaucoup for being an amazing, creative powerhouse and for holding it down at Ciel!!

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2611 Eighth Street
Berkeley, CA
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Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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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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