Richter Studios recently had one of its award-winning films nominated by the prestigious German Design Council for Excellent Communications Design. The film, British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park, was nominated in the “Audiovisual” category for the German Design Award 2018. Winners of either the Gold, Silver or Special Mention distinction will be announced in August 2017 and presented in early 2018 at Ambiente (International Consumer Goods Fair) in Frankfurt, Germany. The nomination further highlights Richter Studios’ reputation as a leader in the vibrant Chicago video production scene and around the world.

“Having the BISC Lincoln Park film win in Cannes and now being nominated for the German Design Award 2018 is a tremendous accomplishment by the creative team at Richter Studios,” stated CEO Jeremy Richter. “The German Design Council is recognized as a worldwide leader in design and it is a great honor to be nominated for this year’s competition.”

The award-winning film featured students, parents and faculty, and was shot over three days in Lincoln Park (a neighborhood in the heart of Chicago). All footage was captured with a Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera. The finished film can be viewed below.

British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

About German Design Council
The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for design. Created by the German Parliament and sponsored by German industry, it has been supporting companies on all matters relating to brand and design development for over 60 years and works to promote German design as a national economic factor. It plays a key role in shaping Germany’s design culture and offers a unique forum for knowledge transfer in the field of brand and design expertise.

About Richter Studios
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Richter Studios. The company has managed over 3,000 productions, 10,000+ videos and has won over 50 international awards, including the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in Cannes, France in 2016. Widely regarded as pioneers in digital cinema, Richter Studios first opened its doors for business in June of 1997 when it created one of industry’s first-ever desktop videos to play full screen (1024×768) on a laptop for the McClier Corporation. The company now has extensive experience filming up to 8K resolution and creates a range of video content for it clients, including commercials, brand films, explainer videos, corporate videos, interviews/testimonials and animations.  Richter Studios is also approved to legally fly drones for commercial use and has coordinated extensive nationwide and global video productions for its clients, filming on location in over 45 states and 12 countries.

About BISC Lincoln Park
BISC Lincoln Park
 is the only premium, international private school in Chicago that focuses on the developmental years between Pre-Nursery to Grade 5 (ages 2 to 11), instilling a values-based education and flexible curriculum at an early age, so young students will not only thrive from a personalized learning experience, but also gain the social, academic, and global skills needed to succeed as the ambitious and well-prepared innovators of tomorrow.

BISC Lincoln Park is part of Hong Kong-based Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s largest premium schools organization with 34,000 students between the ages of 2 to 18-years old in 43 international schools, boarding schools, and private schools in 15 countries around the world. BISC Lincoln Park was NAE’s first international school to open and operate in the Midwest.

“We collaborated with Jeremy and his team because our school felt that Richter Studios would be active partners with our staff, parents, and children, taking an open-minded approach to our production,” stated Mel Curtis, Principal of BISC Lincoln Park. “Jeremy’s team created a cogent video that celebrates our internationally minded learning-focused school, which will help us market the all-encompassing benefits of our campus to our community both locally and globally.”

This effort joins an impressive list of education-related video productions championed by Richter Studios. The company has broad video production experience developing a wide range of corporate videos, and brand films for the education industry. Included in its educational portfolio are productions for Saint Ignatius, DeVry University, UW-La CrosseLe Cordon Bleu and OnCourse Learning.

Production Crew:

Executive Producer: Jeremy Richter
Director: Joel Manning
DP: Joe Martinez, Jr.
Editor: Luke Sheldon
Animator: Jessica Lawheed

Ed Grozich

As a Director and Executive Producer at Richter Studios, Ed has a passion for great storytelling and brand building. Over a career spanning nearly two decades, Ed has directed hundreds of film and photography productions on behalf of a very diverse range of clients. You can find Ed on LinkedIn.