Deaf Sports

Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Video ProductionPromotional Videos | Documentaries | Web Videos

We love sports — and the number of athletics-related videos in the Richter Studios body of work proves we’re always game. So when the Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing asked us to make a film showcasing the spirit of AHIHA, we immediately started lacing up our skates. AHIHA (the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association) was established in 1973 by the Chicago Blackhawks’ Mikita and a local businessman, Irv Tiahnybik, who discovered the difficulties his hard-of-hearing son was having with his hearing teammates. We hit the ice to tell this inspiring story from the world of deaf sports.


Blades for dollies. We’re always bringing our crew’s unique talents to Richter Studios projects. Our cinematographer, a big Blackhawks fan and a hockey player himself, took to the ice to capture fast-moving play at the Stan Mikita Hockey School.

We treated this pro bono documentary production like a high-end client, with spectacular cinematography and sound effects that recreate the sights and sounds of the game. Although we often handle our sound work internally, we use audio specialists like Chicago’s NoiseFloor Ltd. for selected productions like this one.

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