Film Post Production

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About Us

Our working team of seasoned heavyweight professionals, have various high-end credits and awards under the belt and will be a perfect match for this project. Our facilities in association with Post City and Sound Surgeon Studios, are also world-class, and includes the only Dolby certified Atmos soundstage in Africa. We can produce from stereo up to 46.4 Surround Sound mixes in formats such as Dolby Atmos 46.4, Dolby Atmos 11.2, Auro 3D, Dolby 7.1, Dolby 5.1 and Stereo. We also specialize in Music and score compositions and conventional band recordings. Some of our music credits range from Film Scores for projects like Broken Darkness, Inescapable, The last Victims, Angel of the Skies, Dora’s Peace, as well as live recording for audio, video and mixing of the Mumford and Sons album “Thunder and Dust” that was recorded and produced in full Dolby Atoms for Cinema and Blu-Ray distribution. We can record full live orchestras up to ensembles of 120 players. World renowned orchestrator and conductor Graham Lea-Cox being the orchestra leader, and manager. On the Sound mixing and recording members of our team has been involved in projects like Harry Potter, Black Mirror, Transformers, The Alienist, Murder on the orient Express and many more!

Insomnia Studios was established in 2015, partially due to the demand for a facility and a network that could compete in the international market of film and TV post production. We have been in partnership with Post City since 2016, and have addressed a wide variety of post-production demands, that cater for the international Market, as well as some local high end productions. Since Cape Town has become a major film location for international features, it was observed, that most of the post-production work would still leave the country, to be serviced by various overseas facilities and professionals. We have brought a group of highly skilled and internationally acclaimed professionals together, to form a team that can compete with international teams and facilities. We focus on the entire spectrum of filmmaking including pre and post production, on set, producing, directing, data management, and workflow management. In the post production department, we have work flow supervisors, facility managers, offline and online editors in our team, as well as colorists, animators, VFX artists, conceptual artists and storyboard artists.

We take great pride in the fact, that production quality, and client satisfaction is our main priority. We aim to deliver all our projects on time, and within budget, aiming to communicate effectively in the stormy landscape, of film post production. We have a very effective online workflow management system, that can track the progress of all aspects of the workflow effectively, and accurately, in order to give credible feedback to the customer in terms of progress, milestones, and many more deliverables, on an ongoing basis.

Our World class facilities constitute of 4 studios, 2 in Johannesburg and 2 in Cape Town. All our facilities are linked and integrated via high-speed broadband, in order to ensure coherence, and smooth workflow for our distributed model. We also currently have the only Dolby certified Atmos Soundstage in Africa, with a 46.4 surround system, delivering Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, Dolby 7.1, Dolby 5.1 and Stereo mixes, as well as 2 recording facilities where live orchestras and bands can be recorded. We also have 3 composition studios, where our composer teams work from. Our sound team consists out of Steve Browell, that acts as head of sound for larger projects, with 2 re-recording mixers and 3 sound editors and Foley artists as part of the team.

Our composer team is headed by Geo Höhn, with 3 assistant composers of world class standard. We also have various internal and external QC supervisors, as well as a multi-talented music editor. Our high end customers range from International Film and TV companies, such as STX Entertainment in Hollywood, IFC Films, Alliance from Canada, DS Films from LA, California, and TV companies such as ITV, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BTV and many more.

Post Production Facilities and Workflow

our-service

OUR SERVICE

We give you a great head start on the creative process.

Our job starts long before the film is shot, in some cases we start a dialogue and an exchange of ideas with the director long before pre-production. Geo Höhn leads a team of relating and networked composers to ensure the crafting of the perfect musical tone and genre for your feature.

We include discussions on sound design as well as either working with existing professionals and companies, or in-house sound contractors of Insomnia Studios.



LIVE SCORE RECORDING

We can host and facilitate the recording of full live orchestras as well as bands.


SOUND EDITING

We cover all aspects of sound post production including Final Mix, Sound Design, Foley design and recording, ADR, Dialog Editing, Music Editing, Emmersive Ambience Design and Score Mixing.  


FINAL MIX

Our team of re-recording mixers and sound engineers, can work localised or remote with any customer or partnering facility to create a world class Final Mix.


FACILITIES

Our facilities include 3 Sound Recording Studios, 3 Composition Studios, 2 Sound Design Suites, 1 Foley Stage, Conference room with Video Conferencing Facilities, Edit Suites, Colourist Suites, office space for product staff, a medium sized green screen stage as well as a Dolby certified Atoms and Auro 3d Mixing dubstage.  


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OUR PASSION IS TO IMMERSE THE AUDIENCE IN THE EMOTION OF THE NARRATIVE
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Clients

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WORK

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below. Use headphones to experience binaural 3D sound.

Feature Film Work and International Recordings

Feature Film Work Composition & Score

Broken Darkness Opening

Broken Darkness Opening

Delville Woods

TV Production and Live Work

A MOMENT

Music For Film and Television

Broken Darkness Soundtrack

Live Score Recording

Arend Erasmus - Arise

African Wild

Live Score Recording

Feature films we worked on.

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our-team

Our Team

We form teams specifically catering for the individual needs of your film projects, TV programs , and high energy feature film trailers.

Geo Höhn

Geo Höhn

CEO Insomnia Studios

As CEO of Insomnia Studios Geo Höhn manages the integration of facilities and services. He acts as go between for international customers and all the related heads of departments and teams. He is also a Sound Engineer, Re-Recording Mixer and composer for film and television.

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Richard Phillip Wolff

Richard Phillip Wolff

Composer, Sound Engineer, Sound Designer

Richard Phillip Wolff is an composer and sound designer. He is an exceptionally talented musician and he is influenced by modern pop culture as well as more vintage styles of music. His love for live recording and ambient music makes his score truly unique and unconventional.

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Morné Marais

Morné Marais

Sound Designer, Sound Engineer & Composer

Morné Marais is a very talented and creative Audio Post Production Engineer with more that 10 years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of projects; including Voice Overs, ADR, Foley, Sound Design, Music Composition as well as Final Mix. His first love however remain Sound Design. (He is really incredibly good at it!) He has an outstanding track record and put great value on good work ethics including timeliness, efficiency, innovation and problem solving. He is an excellent team player and an absolute pleasure to work with. His slogan is : “I don’t mix sound, I mix impressions” He runs Sound Surgeon Studios and is well known for “rescuing projects” that no-one else wants to take on.

“Mr. B”  -  Bonginhlanhla Ncube

“Mr. B” - Bonginhlanhla Ncube

Music Supervisor, Music Editor, Award Winning Director

Bonginhlanhla Ncube is a South African based international award-winning producer/director. Mr. B attained his skills under the training of North American film guru, Peter D Marshall (The Butterfly Effect, Happy Gilmore, Dawn of the Dead). Peter has worked for Directors such as; John Woo, Zack Snyder, Phillip Noyce, etc,… Peter has also worked with talent such as Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, etc,… Mr. B taps into the talent of a highly experienced filmmaker, he completed his second feature film and theatrical release, SAFE BET (2016), an international multi award-winning action comedy flick. SAFE BET accumulated 6 International awards including a special recognition from the California State Assembly.

His previous TV blockbuster, 48, landed him travelling to Hollywood, Los Angeles, where his film was selected for the US premiere screening at the Pan African Film Festival in 2012. It would later on snatch an Award presented by the Honolulu Film Awards in Hawaii, United states. The film 48 received 3 nominations at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAAs popularly branded as the “Oscars” of Africa.

Bonginhlanhla’s flair for music in film cannot be ignored as he single handedly did music design for 26 episode of the Botswana hit series, COLOURS, which he closely worked with music composer of note, Geo Höhn.

Arend Erasmus

Arend Erasmus

Composer, Session Guitarist

Arend Erasmus is a composer that specializes in action driven scores. Since a young age he was fascinated with deep and meaningful music. Influenced by Jean Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer, Classical Music and Heavy Metal, he has the advantage in creating big and dramatic soundscapes. He has produced a variety of orchestral and electronic music for trailers, films and documentaries.

SOUNDCLOUD   |   SHOWREEL

Edward George King

Edward George King

Composer. Sound Designer

Edward George King is a proudly South African fresh and upcoming freelance motion picture composer and sound designer. He attended and achieved a bachelors degree in motion picture at the South African School of Motion Picture & Live Performance (AFDA) in Cape Town, majoring in film scoring and sound design. Since then he has joined the team at Post|City and MasterMax, which specializes in all spheres of film post-production.

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Graham Lea-Cox

Graham Lea-Cox

Orchestrator Musical Director

” Graham Lea-Cox is a classically trained, African-born musician with eclectic experience and tastes, from conducting orchestral and operatic repertoires to working with music-theatre, independent popular music and world music. He has conducted and performed widely in America, Europe and Scandinavia, North America, Mexico and Africa, in recordings, radio broadcast and concert, and has worked in the film and television industry in the USA and South Africa.

IMBD PROFILE   |   WEBSITE

Geo Höhn

Geo Höhn

CEO Insomnia Studios

As CEO of Insomnia Studios Geo Höhn manages the integration of facilities and services. He acts as go between for international customers and all the related heads of departments and teams. He is also a Sound Engineer, Re-Recording Mixer and composer for film and television.

IMDB PROFILE   |   SHOWREEL

Richard Phillip Wolff

Richard Phillip Wolff

Composer, Sound Engineer, Sound Designer

Richard Phillip Wolff is an composer and sound designer. He is an exceptionally talented musician and he is influenced by modern pop culture as well as more vintage styles of music. His love for live recording and ambient music makes his score truly unique and unconventional.

IMDB PROFILE   |   SHOWREEL

Morné Marais

Morné Marais

Sound Designer, Sound Engineer & Composer

Morné Marais is a very talented and creative Audio Post Production Engineer with more that 10 years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of projects; including Voice Overs, ADR, Foley, Sound Design, Music Composition as well as Final Mix. His first love however remain Sound Design. (He is really incredibly good at it!) He has an outstanding track record and put great value on good work ethics including timeliness, efficiency, innovation and problem solving. He is an excellent team player and an absolute pleasure to work with. His slogan is : “I don’t mix sound, I mix impressions” He runs Sound Surgeon Studios and is well known for “rescuing projects” that no-one else wants to take on.

“Mr. B”  -  Bonginhlanhla Ncube

“Mr. B” - Bonginhlanhla Ncube

Music Supervisor, Music Editor, Award Winning Director

Bonginhlanhla Ncube is a South African based international award-winning producer/director. Mr. B attained his skills under the training of North American film guru, Peter D Marshall (The Butterfly Effect, Happy Gilmore, Dawn of the Dead). Peter has worked for Directors such as; John Woo, Zack Snyder, Phillip Noyce, etc,… Peter has also worked with talent such as Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, etc,… Mr. B taps into the talent of a highly experienced filmmaker, he completed his second feature film and theatrical release, SAFE BET (2016), an international multi award-winning action comedy flick. SAFE BET accumulated 6 International awards including a special recognition from the California State Assembly.

His previous TV blockbuster, 48, landed him travelling to Hollywood, Los Angeles, where his film was selected for the US premiere screening at the Pan African Film Festival in 2012. It would later on snatch an Award presented by the Honolulu Film Awards in Hawaii, United states. The film 48 received 3 nominations at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAAs popularly branded as the “Oscars” of Africa.

Bonginhlanhla’s flair for music in film cannot be ignored as he single handedly did music design for 26 episode of the Botswana hit series, COLOURS, which he closely worked with music composer of note, Geo Höhn.

Arend Erasmus

Arend Erasmus

Composer, Session Guitarist

Arend Erasmus is a composer that specializes in action driven scores. Since a young age he was fascinated with deep and meaningful music. Influenced by Jean Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer, Classical Music and Heavy Metal, he has the advantage in creating big and dramatic soundscapes. He has produced a variety of orchestral and electronic music for trailers, films and documentaries.

SOUNDCLOUD   |   SHOWREEL

Edward George King

Edward George King

Composer. Sound Designer

Edward George King is a proudly South African fresh and upcoming freelance motion picture composer and sound designer. He attended and achieved a bachelors degree in motion picture at the South African School of Motion Picture & Live Performance (AFDA) in Cape Town, majoring in film scoring and sound design. Since then he has joined the team at Post|City and MasterMax, which specializes in all spheres of film post-production.

IMBD PROFILE

Graham Lea-Cox

Graham Lea-Cox

Orchestrator Musical Director

” Graham Lea-Cox is a classically trained, African-born musician with eclectic experience and tastes, from conducting orchestral and operatic repertoires to working with music-theatre, independent popular music and world music. He has conducted and performed widely in America, Europe and Scandinavia, North America, Mexico and Africa, in recordings, radio broadcast and concert, and has worked in the film and television industry in the USA and South Africa.

IMBD PROFILE   |   WEBSITE

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