Live Concert Films and Documentaries
The goal, to create something refreshingly unique; a company focused on storytelling that allows for the unification of modern day cinematic sensibilities all the while adhering to the demands and challenges of producing a live or multi-cam concert film.
In 2016, Veteran Executive Producer / Director, Mark A. Ritchie formed Sonic Films in response to an overwhelming demand for Cinematic Live Multi-Cam Concert Films and Music Specials.
Although Sonic may be new by name, Ritchie has spent over two decades working for the Music Industry, Feature Films, Commercials, Network Television and Live Broadcasts.
“Our mission is to act as that piece of connective tissue between an idea or vision, no matter how grand or intricate, and the actual execution of that story, with perfect precision.”
Sonic Films hand picks the most experienced entertainment veterans who have spent a lifetime producing Multi-Cam Concert Films and Live Television Events. The collective experience and dedication of these industry leaders is what continually sets us apart from the sea of mediocre multi-cam productions.
“If you’re looking to create the exceptional, the key is to surround yourself with an exceptional team. Our success can always be attributed to working along side people whom you believe in, and they believe in what you’re there to accomplish.”
Rather then being intimidated by change, Sonic is continually pushing towards the adaptation of new and emerging technologies and workflow. Embracing State Of The Art Super 35mm and hybrid 2/3” Camera systems, working in stunning 4k acquisition, and immersive 360 VR, is just part of our everyday process.
“Once you’ve filmed a concert live to a global audience in excess of 20 million viewers, while adopting techniques never before used in live production, you just stop being afraid... period!”
Ultimately, we have an insatiable passion for what we do. The people we surround ourselves have become our closest friends and extended family. Our ability and experience to work seamlessly with Talent, Labels, Tour Management, Lighting, Staging, & Audio are all just part of what we do to ensure the best possible experience, all the while crafting the perfect environment for a collaborative and stress free environment.
Rain or Shine GovBall 2016
The rain just made that last set the best so far says, Mark Ritchie. In a small trailer backstage, a wide screen shows a live feed from multiple cameras sweep the Gov Ball stage on the festival grounds and the audience. The set Ritchie is referring to was of Haim, an all-girl indie rock trio that just finished up after an intense, unexpected downpour broke 15 minutes into them playing.
Director Mark Ritchie behind the scenes of Governors Ball and Kanye's Prelude
"The clicking sounds are the result of several well lit buttons being pushed as Mark Ritchie, Governor Ball director, talks to his camera crew as Lord Huron performs a 60 minute set on Saturday. Lord Huron took the main stage at 4:45, and for the next hour, Mark is the conductor of the most intrinsic visual orchestra in New York.
Mark Ritchie to Direct Super Bowl Greatest Commercial 2016
SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2016 is being produced by IMG Productions, JUMA Entertainment and Robert Dalrymple Productions. Robert Horowitz and Steve Mayer are the executive producers, Tony Lanni is the co-executive producer and Robert Dalrymple is the producer. Mark Ritchie will direct.
AMIRA and ALEXA Mini capture Kanye live
To unveil Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 3 fashion collection, the artist combined the show with the premiere of his new album “The Life of Pablo” in a live broadcast from sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York City. Moving Image & Content (MIC) was tapped to execute the sensational event that would be streamed to over 750 cinema screens in 26 countries as well as online.
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We are always looking for talented and dedicated people to join our team!
If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to inquire about a position at Sonic Films, please send us your resumé and the position for which you are applying.
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