Here’s a look at some of the major studio spaces in operation in South Africa. This is part of the Callsheet‘s annual studio audit.
|COMPANY||LOCATION||STUDIO SPECIFICATIONS||NOTABLE PROJECTS/CLIENTS||TARGET MARKET||WEBSITE/CONTACTS|
|Almost Famous Studio||Woodstock, Cape Town||Fully equipped daylight/flash studio for castings and shoots.
3.1m high infinity curve
In-house casting director and character agency, kitchen and changing facilities
|Nivea, Rosetta Stone, Playboy, Mini Cooper, Volvic, MTV, Nikon, Lotto||Casting directors, stills, commercial, film shoots||www.almost-famous.co.za|
|Atlantic Film Studios||Cape Town
|Three 500sqm sound stages
3 200sqm studios for stills or video
1 000sqm studio space
3 000sqm epic studio space
Controlled tanks for underwater filming
6 camera OB van
Office space while filming
Fibre uplink to stream content or live broadcast
Massive parking lot for filming car chases
|Suidooster||Film, television content, broadcasting|
|Atlas Studios (Pty) Ltd||Milpark, Johannesburg||Studio 1: 440sqm with sound stage, ideal for TV series & soapies
Studio 2: 460sqm with sound stage, ideal for TV drama and sitcoms
Studio 3: 320sqm with sound stage, ideal for gameshows and commercials
Studio 4: 270sqm, ideal for commercials, screenings & events
Event Area: 360sqm including basic furniture, kitchen, storage, parking bays, security, backup generator, liquor license, wi-fi, waiters/ushers/runners, décor, offices
|Villa Rosa, Coconuts, City Ses’la, Ready Steady Cook, Home Affairs, Coca Cola Mega Millions, Emzini Wezinsizwa, My Perfect Family, Moferefere Lenyalong, The Bioscope, M-Net||TV productions, commercials, events, Film Club||www.atlasstudios.co.za|
|Buchanan Studios||Cape Town City Bowl||Ground Level Studio: 235sqm with 2.2m(h) x 2.5m(w) roller door
Studio height: 3.9m with double volume infinity curve, roof with 4m clearance, wood painted silver.
Floor painted concrete (mid-grey), with 5 x heavyweight cross overhead steel beams, natural light and 3 phase power with parking for generator truck if needed.
Facilities: dressing room, bathrooms, kitchenette, 5 parking bays, broadband Wi-Fi, sound system
|Elle, True Love, Marion and Lindie, Gavin Rajah||Photographic and film studio||www.buchananstudios.co.za|
|Cape Island Studios||Milnerton, Cape Town||Stage 1: 25.9 x 18m, 6.2m height
Stage 2: 16.5 x 19.5m, 6.2m height
Stage 3: 27.5 x 19.5m, 6.2m height
Flexible work space with drive-in access, cycloramas and on-site lighting, camera and grip facilities.
|MasterChef South Africa||Film, TV, commercials||www.islandstudios.net/cape-island-studios/|
|Cape Town Film Studios||Film City Boulevard, Cape Town||The first custom-built, Hollywood-style film studio complex of its kind in Africa, with state-of-the-art support services.
4 sound stages: 2100sqm, 1850sqm, 1200sqm, 1850sqm, with Stage 5 and Workshop C currently under construction.
|Black Sails, Saints & Strangers, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Film, television||www.capetownfilmstudios.co.za|
Get the complete list from January’s Issue:
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