TheWorkRoom is a multi-award winning audio post facility based in the Cape Town CBD. Founded by director Stephen Webster in 2005, TheWorkRoom focuses on providing high end recording and post-production facilities to the film and advertising industries.
Webster has more than 14 years of experience in the audio post production industry and has worked extensively in both South African and international markets.
TheWorkRoom has a prestigious list of film, television and radio credits and awards. Some recent projects include Alan Gray (Grand Prix Winner 2010); Vodafone (Grand Prix Winner 2009); Visa (Morgan Freeman); Judge Dredd (Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby); Zambezia (Samuel L Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum); Spud (John Cleese); Death Race 2 (Luke Goss, Ving Rhames); Spartacus and the Blood Sand (John Hannah); and a wide variety of other notable projects.
This year TheWorkRoom has collected several awards including three Cannes Lions, five Loeries, one Ad of the Month and one Gold and one Silver Bookmark.
TheWorkRoom currently has three full time staff members. Webster is the director and engineer, Ryan Millard is an engineer and the office manager is Jenna Lange. TheWorkRoom is also affiliated with several local and international composers.
“Our workload is fairly evenly split and consists of film, TV and radio as well as long format documentary and series,’ says Webster.
He continues: “Since our expansion last November, 2011 was always going to be a bit of a gamble. The post-production industry along with many others has felt the pinch this year with some of the largest facilities looking to close their doors. Fortunately this year has been phenomenal for us both creatively and financially with several awards and more than 90% of available studio time being utilised.
“We constantly upgrade and research technological changes in the industry and this year that change has been an increased demand for HD and Dolby Surround Sound. Fortunately we had the foresight to have both our studios fully equipped for this and were able to embrace that demand with at least 70% of our output now being HD.
“Along with the HD and Dolby surround sound upgrades we have also upgraded our inter studio connectivity possibilities. We now offer multiple ISDN codecs, Source Connect Pro, Phone patch, iChat, Skype and high speed media transfer facilities, making us the most accessible audio post-production facility in Cape Town.’
To support the additional connectivity TheWorkRoom has just launched its “ISDN & Source Connect Partner Directory” website, details of which can be viewed at: http://isdn.theworkroom.co.za/.