Refinery offers a variety of services ranging from realistic CG animals and green screen composites to wire removals, matte painting, enhancements, set extensions 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. The expectations of visual effects standards in today’s fast paced world places pressure on producers to find simple yet effective solutions to often time complex requirements. Solutions are required that fit a budget and vision.
With access to some of the latest technology and applying the broad base of talents of our growing team ensures that we are a potent creative solutions provider.
We use Cinesync for briefing session to client and editorial. VFX shots are managed through F-Track for viewings, progress tracking and approvals. Refinery has the necessary bandwidth and secure internet connections to efficiently deliver and receive VFX shots.
Further to the security, Refinery has undergone the ABC/Disney Security Audit to ensure the correct equipment, processes and procedures are in place to protect our client’s IP. Our Showreels reflect some of our more recent work with studios such as Disney and Sony. With the DTI’s South African Foreign Film Production and Post-Production rebate, completing VFX in SA, comes with an added incentive. We make use of Flame, Nuke, Adobe After Effects, Smoke, Maya 3D and various additional plug-in tools depending on specific requirements.
Flame . Nuke . After Effects
Smoke . Maya 3D
  • 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
    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