Sonic Light Pictures is a professional film and audio recording facility. Customer Service and satisfaction are our top priority. The following policies insure that all sessions are conducted in the most professional manner while providing our client a creative and comfortable environment.
Sessions are booked at the rates published by the studio (subject to change) unless other rates have been negotiated. There is a 2-hour minimum. Sessions that run longer than the originally scheduled time will be booked at the published rate assuming the studio is available. Lockout sessions are based on 12-hour days. Additional time will be charged at our standard hourly rate. A session is not guaranteed until payment has been made.
Cancellations less than 48 hours before scheduled time forfeit the entire amount of the session. If canceled more than 48 hours before the session, the client is able to credit the booking towards a future session up to 1 month from the originally scheduled session.
It is recommended that new clients tour the studio prior to their first session. During this time we can discuss the parameters of your session and make a plan to ensure everything runs smoothly.
START/END AND SESSION TIMES
We ask you arrive 15 minutes prior to the session start time in order to complete paperwork and tour the studios. The session clock begins at the scheduled time that both parties agree upon. If you arrive early and the studio can accommodate an early start, then the session clock will begin at that time. If you are late for any reason, you will be charged from the scheduled session start time, with no exceptions. Please call if you are going to be late! Set up time will be billed at regular studio rates unless other arrangements are agreed to. Please be prepared to leave the studio on time to allow access to the next scheduled client. If no client is scheduled following your session, the studio may be able to accommodate additional needed time at our normal hourly rates.
Unforeseen problems can happen; If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studios, that time will not be billed. The studios liability shall be limited strictly to the studio time of the booked session and clients agree to hold Sonic Light Pictures harmless from any damages from such downtime.
You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with cash, credit card or Venmo.
LEAVING GEAR OR PERSONAL BELONGINGS BEHIND
Sonic Light Pictures is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen gear left behind. Any property left past 30 days will become the property of Sonic Light Pictures unless other arrangements have been made.
In the event, a piece of studio gear owned by Sonic Light Pictures or any part of its facility becomes damaged by you, or anyone in your party, due to negligence, accident, or willful act, you agree to provide monetary compensation in the amount of full replacement value of the damaged item. Damage to the studio property of any kind that is a result of anyone in client’s party or group will be assessed to client’s account. You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with cash, credit card or Venmo. Clients will also be responsible for all legal, attorney and collection fees, if required for payment. If an account is not paid in full, immediate collection and legal action may be taken. Clients will also accrue a 5% interest charge per month until it is paid in full.
No smoking in studios. Smoking is allowed in the parking lot area between 8 am and 6pm. After 6pm smoking is permitted on the back patio.
Hallways are quiet zones. No rehearsing or warming up in hallways. Keep all common areas free of debris and in a neat condition.
Food and drink may be brought into the studio but must be kept away from equipment racks, and recording console.
Please place your unwanted trash in receptacles provided.
No firearms allowed on the premises.
It is recommended that only individuals essential to the filming or recording be present during the booked time.
Illegal drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited and we reserve the right to refuse service or cancel a session if a client appears to be under the influence.
The person responsible for paying for studio time must sign this agreement and will be held responsible for the actions of all artists and guests he or she brings to any session. These rules apply to all persons. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. This ensures a healthy business relationship for you as a filmmaker or recording artist and for the studio as well.
The client affirms that he/she is the rightful owner or assignee of material to be filmed, recorded or reproduced. Sonic Light Pictures & our team are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. The client also agrees to indemnify Sonic Light Pictures and its team for any and all claims, costs, losses, detriments, and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and cost incurred by Sonic Light Pictures by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by the client.
Prior to any session work beginning, the client agrees to sign a copy of the above Studio Policies as a formal agreement and adhere to all other policy requirements as stated herein. Please note Management reserves the right to move clients to a space either equal or larger with the same equipment.