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About Richter Studios

Pioneers In The Golden Age of Digital Cinema®

Richter Studios is a video production, animation and photography studio based in Chicago’s gorgeous West Loop. Since 1997, we have managed almost 4,000 comprehensive productions, casted over 4,500 onscreen talent and created over 10,000 videos. Widely regarded as pioneers in digital cinema, we develop a diverse range of branded video content for our clients, including TV commercials, corporate videos, explainer videos, social media videos and animations.

Richter Studios has won over 50 international awards, including the prestigious Cannes Awards and the world-renowned German Design Award. We have comprehensive experience filming up to 8K resolution, sophisticated drone aerials and have coordinated many nationwide and global video productions for our clients. To date, we have filmed on location in 47 states and 12 countries.

Our production journey has led to work with megastar Ludacris, Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, TV icon Bill Kurtis, legendary Apollo 8/13 astronaut Jim Lovell and dozens more sports, business and entertainment celebrities. Silicon Valley legend Elon Musk even tweeted a video created by Richter Studios. Our crews have filmed from the top of the Empire State Building, underneath the Eiffel Tower, deep in the High Desert and at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. We have filmed onboard private jets, helicopters, Cessnas and United States Battleships. We have even climbed – using basic ladders and construction cranes – and filmed from on top of skyscrapers, including Trump Tower in Chicago (92 stories).  And – yes – we have even persevered through brutal storms on the waters of the Bermuda Triangle after a legendary shoot in the Bahamas.

Years In Business

Client Partners

Comprehensive Productions

Videos Created

A Production Company Built On The Power Of Cinema

Partnering with Richter Studios means much more than creating a standard video.

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The Power Of Digital Cinema

There is very different experience when you see a video on YouTube versus watching a movie in a theater. Richter Studios is one of very few Chicago production companies that embraces a traditional film approach. What that means is your creative content will have a visual aesthetic and emotional appeal that is superior to standard videos. 

Emotional Storytelling

It’s a well-known fact that videos which convey emotional energy are much more successful than ones that convey facts. If you want your video to resonate with your target audience, you need to carefully consider what emotions you are trying to appeal to. The creative team at Richter Studios will work with you to map out a game plan for success with your messaging.

Sophisticated Production Technology

Cheap, inexpensive production gear will get you unfavorable results. We utilize some of finest production cameras, cinema-grade lenses, lighting techniques and audio recording methods available. If you want great results, you need sophisticated production technology. Since 1997, Richter Studios has been a leading Chicago production company that has been at the forefront of digital cinema technology. 

The Richter Difference

We Bring The Power of Cinema To Video Production

In an age of increasingly saturated video content, you have to find a unique way stand out.
The truth is, standard video fare is becoming less effective every day.
We tell your story by bringing the power of cinema to video and animation productions.

See How Our Craft Tells Your Story


Richter Studios receives my highest praise as industry visionaries.

“For more than a decade, I led marketing for the most successful brands in recreational boating. Many of my most ambitious — and fulfilling — projects in that span have been in collaboration with Richter Studios. Their passion for the craft and early adoption of technology mean they constantly push technical boundaries. Richter Studios receives my highest praise as industry visionaries, savvy business partners and fundamentally great people.”

Matt Guilford | Bayliner, Meridian Yachts & Sea Ray

Lights! Camera! Take Action on Your Next Production!

As Pioneers in the Golden Age of Digital Cinema®, we're a Chicago production company like no other. Our unique cinematic approach can make a dramatic impact on your next video or animation project. Contact us now to learn more!

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