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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

    Wire Removal
    Set Extensions
    Matte Painting
    Green Screen Composites
    VFX Pipeline Management
    On Set Supervision

  • DIT & Dailies

    Onset Colour Timed Dailies
    Mobile or Lab solutions
    Media Management
    Clearance Backups
    Transcodes
    Preview Sites
    High Speed Uploads
    Intricate Workflow Experience

  • Sound

    Award Winning Mixers and Sound Designers
    Complete Sound Solutions
    Full Protools HD Suites
    Sound Effects / Music Library
    5.1 mixing
    ISDN & Source Connect
    International ADR

  • Offline, Online & Grading

    Workflow Customization
    Latest Software Versions
    AVID, Final Cut Pro, Premier
    Shared Storage Solutions
    Piping to Baselight
    Resolve Grading Suites

  • Mastering & Deliveries

    Ensure International
    Delivery Specs
    All Formats
    Ensure QC Pass
    Close Collaboration with
    Distributors / Sales Agents