Jul 292014

Snap Studio at Refinery :: Johannesburg photographic studio


Refinery is proud to introduce Snap Studio, a 35.8m² studio with an infinity curve and options for white, black or green screen, within a larger 80m² space. Based at Refinery, the studio is ideal for photographic stills, interviews, talking heads, corporate videos and pack-shot shoots. It’s a blank canvas to accommodate whatever you need.

We offer the studio as a dry hire and also provide management of all shoot media/dailies, as well as access to Refinery’s creative and production services.

The studio’s features include:
• Roof height: 3.162m
• Grid height: 2.67m
• Power: 32 A C-form connector with break-out box, 4 x 15 A and 4 x 16 A caravan plugs
• Make up and dressing room areas are available
• Client entertainment area on balcony
• Access to catering
• Secure parking on-site

Please give us a call on +27 11 799 7800 for a tour of the studio or to book the space.

Apr 212014

Refinery handled the post-production on iNumber Number, Donovan Marsh’s action-packed heist film which opens in South African cinemas on 25 April 2014.

Starring Sdumo Mtshali and Presley Chweneyagae, iNumber Number premiered to rave reviews at Toronto International Film Festival, where Universal Pictures optioned the remake rights.

Refinery handled the online and deliveries, as well as the grade by Terry Simpson and VFX by Petra Damross.

iNumber Number was produced by Quizzical Pictures, shot by DOP Tom Marais and edited by Donovan Marsh.

Apr 192014

Andrew Mudge: The Forgotten Kingdom

Refinery handled the digital intermediate on Andrew Mudge’s The Forgotten Kingdom, currently in South African cinemas.

The critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning film stars Zenzo Ngqobe as Atang, who returns from Johannesburg to Lesotho to bury his father. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo (Nozipho Nkelemba), now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten.

It’s beautiful shot by Carlos Carvalho and produced by Binary Film Works, Black Kettle Films, Strongman and ZenHQ.