AFTERDARK POST PRODUCTION IS A BOUTIQUE POST PRODUCTION HOUSE BASED IN THE HEART OF CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.
AfterDark Post Production is a boutique post production house based in Cape Town, South Africa. We provide post production services that include both offline and online editing, colour grading, digital cinema encoding, format conversions and full broadcast channel management. We work in close partnership with a variety of clients from multinational corporations, advertising agencies and production houses to create compelling stories.
Be it corporate or promotional videos, commercials, documentaries, music or feature films, we are able to bring in our expertise, objectivity and experience into every project. From conceptualizations, production to post production, we have a solid understanding of how to communicate your message to your audience.
We recently moved and now share a facility with award winning visual effects company Black Ginger.
Our Post-Production Facility comprises of Avid MC, FCP x and Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve Color Suites, Autodesk Smoke Suite as well as 3D and 2D Motion Graphic Support. Our suites are also HD, 2K and up to 4K ready for projects requiring extra processing capabilities such as those shot on Alexa ARRIRAW and RED Epic Dragon cameras.
Our friendly team is made up of versatile talents who are experts in the fields of Producing, Offline Cutting, Digital Intermediate Colour Grading, Online/Special FX, Compositing, Digital Cleanups, 2D Motion Graphics & 3D Animation. This means we are efficient, reliable and always looking for creative ways to maximize the effectiveness of your project to deliver on time, on budget.
Color GradingBringing out the best from your raw footage is one of the most difficult aspects of the post-production process, especially with the wide range of cameras and colour space options available today. Owner and colorist Matthys Pretorius specialize in grading with DaVinci Resolve and Baselight, and is comfortable in handling all types of work including commercials, broadcast television programmes and full-length feature films.
Online EditingWhether working on long-form broadcast series where you want colour correction and seamless media management or working on commercials, promos and title sequences with sophisticated VFX, AfterDark Post provides all the tools you need. Our online department is equiped with Avid, Autodesk Smoke and Flame 2018. With a large range of plug-in options and as much storage as you might require you can efficiently post pretty much any SD, HD or 4K project while perfectly conforming from in-house offline.
Offline EditingAfterDark Post has six editing suites equipped with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro for offline editing. Our team of full-time and freelance editors are experienced to handle any type of creative work, be it simple online content, corporate videos, or a demanding 4K multi-episode broadcast television series. We are dedicated and eager to collaborate with you and bring the project to fruition, all the while accommodating to your budget.
Data Wrangling | DITWe make sure all your media (footage) is backed up safely giving you piece of mind. We can prep for your Offline Edit and prep Dailies. We also handle all your Color Management. We work with ARRI, RED, Sony, XDCAM, Blackmagic, etc.
Visual EffectsAfterDark Post’s VFX team has workstations setup for 2D and 3D work. The area is designed to enable a collaborative workflow with our Flame Premium suites and specialises in branding, idents, promos, commercials and titles. The PC based workstations are equipped with the latest versions of the Adobe creative suite, Mocha, Nuke, Cinema 4d, Maya & Softimage. We also have remote stations for working with clients in suites and/or on location providing a total VFX experience.
DCPOne of AfterDark Post’s unique services is being able to create industry-compliant Digital Cinema Packages from original HD, 2K or 4K projects. We provide the industry’s highest quality colour-space conversion, and can supply Dolby 5.1 encoding at no additional charge. We can also do reverse-DCP conversion for projects that need editing, censorship or alternate file format outputs.
Audio Final MixEstablished in January 2013, Origin Audio is a focused, creative company with a passion for sound and creating exceptional projects that work. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and make sure that every aspect of your project from finding that one specific sound to the final mix will receive equal and thorough attention. No matter how big or small the project, we strive on going the extra mile to give you that unexpected something that makes your soundtrack perfect.
Matthys Pretorius is a Cape Town/United Kingdom based film/video editor and colourist with over 18 years experience in the field of post-production. He specializes in editing for television and film, colour grading and post production supervision. He has deep knowlege in the field of 4K post production and is an expert in this field.
Over the years, he has worked as a freelance editor for various production companies and studios around the world, including Homebrew Films, Octagon CSI, Clockwork Zoo, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures. Tristar Pictures, Think Big Productions, Gateway films, Waterfront Studios, Condor, Black Ginger, BBC, talkbackTHAMES, ClearCut Pictures, OmniSport and many more. Matthys is currently working in Cape Town as a post supervisor, freelance editor and colourist on various productions.
No stranger to the pressures of the industry, Matthys has worked with some of the top editors in the world including work alongside Hervé Schneid, Oscar winning editor for Amelie, and on feature films such as District 9 (nominated for 4 Oscars), The Sinking of Laconia, 10000BC, and many more.
Nathan Castle joined AfterDark Post Production in 2018 as a partner and an executive Director. He looks after the operations of the company and is the active Post Production Supervisor. He draws on his background in Finance and Law. He graduated with a law degree in the beginning of 2017 and since then has gained experience in administrative positions as well as operations.
After a short stint with ENS Africa, Nathan spent time with Liberty Life as a Wealth Manager where he excelled. However, after contemplation Nathan decided that his passion lies within the film industry and decided to apply his skillset to benefit him in this sector, which opened the opportunity for his first international production, Warrior season 1 which was produced by HBO.
Nathan has on gone to feature in season 2 of Warrior (HBO) as a part of the stunts department. He also featured on Survivor SA Season 7 as one of the fans favourites castaways.
Behind the camera Nathan has also been upskilling himself with an assistant editor credit to his name on “Anatomy of a Wildfire” which was produced for ITV UK.
Nathan has done courses on Property Investment and Property Development through Legacy Financial Education and is also a qualified Personal Trainer. He thrives in pressurised situations where attention to detail can make all the difference, he loves what he does and that shows in the quality of the work he produces.