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Refinery offers a selection of sound post-production studios for advertising, film and television, addressing 7.1 and 5.1 surround mixing and music production. ADR is serviced through Telos Xephyr ISDN and Source Connect. We regularly record voices for clients around the globe.
AREA 5.1 – THEATRICAL SOUND STUDIO BASED IN JOHANNESBURG
Area 5.1 offers Studio 1 with 7.1 and 5.1 theatrical surround sound. Studio 2 and additional sound editing suites offers a range of services for dialogue editing, Foley recording, SFX editing and design. Our team has extensive ADR experience with international productions. Charlotte Buys heads up Area 5.1’s. Having worked in sound post-production for 20 years, Charlotte brings a wealth of experience and expert “ears” to any sound production. She has 40 features re-recording credits to her name, with 2 SAFTA awards for “White Lion” and “Material”, along with Dialogue and ADR editing credits for more than 35 feature films. Area 5.1 collaborates with numerous sound artists/editors, supervisors, sound engineers and musicians as and when required.
INTERNATIONAL ADR CREDENTIALS
Homeland, Book of Negros, Black Sails, Hannibal, World War Z, Long Walk to Freedom, Gangster Squad, 300 – Rise of The Empire, Feynman and the Challenger, Mary and Martha, Lost Boys, My Sister Kids, Winnie, A Million Colors, The Philanthropist, Strike Back 1,2, 3, District 9, Invictus, Generation Kill, Skin, Life Is Wild TV, Ladies No.1 Detective Agency, Starship Troopers 3, Wild at Heart.
HUMDRUM
Humdrum is operated and run by Peter Cornell, a 25-year veteran of the audio industry who has the enviable track record of having completed mixes for over 20 000 jobs across several platforms, including television commercials, series, documentaries and radio commercials. In addition he has done Dolby Surround Sound mixes for 18 feature films. Peter is a multiple Loerie and Ad-of-the-Month award winner, who is able to supply any audio solution to his clients.
AUDIO ONE
Audio One, based at our Cape Town branch, is a high end audio post production facility specialising in feature films and international television drama. Audio One is owned and run by multi international award winning sound designer, Barry Donnelly, offering full audio post production, from sound design, editing, foley and ADR recording with Source Connect and 5.1 theatrical mixing.Barry has over 25 years’ experience in the sound industry and has worked on numerous international and local features films and countless television shows. His passion for the craft drives him to deliver the highest quality service to his clients.
FINETUNE STUDIOS
Finetune Studios consists of 3 sound studios. Finetune has earned its reputation as a leader in the audio post-production market. The magic formula to this success has been the ability to deliver a full range of superlative creative services to the commercial and broadcast industries. Featuring full Protools HD suites, extensive sound effects and music libraries, an all-star roster of award winning mixers, sound designers and composers, Finetune prides itself on delivering top notch creative audio in a relaxed and efficient client-centric atmosphere. Services include a complete sound solution for television commercials, radio production, custom music, sound design, 5.1 mixing, and ISDN and Source Connect for ADR recording internationally.
BARRY DONNELLY WON A SAFTA
IN 2017 FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN
ON ‘NOBODY DIED LAUGHING'
  • VFX

    We offer a variety of services ranging from realistic CG animals and green screen composites to wire removals, enhancements, set extensions, matte painting all seamlessly integrated into live action. Refinery manages the entire VFX pipe-line, from script break-down, consultation in pre-production ensuring creative delivery of the director’s vision, on-set supervision to final delivery.

  • DIT & Dailies

    DIT & data wrangling: On-set colour timed dailies, mobile or lab solutions, media management clearance, back-ups, transcoding of all camera formats, editorial delivery, preview sites and high speed uploads. Our data lab operates 24 hours and has extensive experience on intricate workflows.

  • Sound

    Featuring full Protools HD suites, extensive sound effects and music libraries, an all-star roster of award winning mixers, sound designers & editors. Services include a complete sound solution for films, television commercials, radio production 5.1 mixing, and ISDN and Source Connect for international ADR.

  • Offline, Online & Grading

    Workflow customization and optimal efficiencies are key in planning your DI. We utilize the latest version of Avid, Final Cut Pro & Premiere offline editing systems with shared storage solutions delivering to both Baselight or Resolve grading systems.

  • Mastering & Deliveries

    We work closely with distributors and sales agents and ensure films meet international theatrical and broadcast delivery specifications. Whether you require digital files, 4K UHD, 2K, HD, SD, PAL or NTSC, we assure a quality product that will achieve a QC pass.