Established in 2005, Mushroom Media is a boutique digital Post-Production facility located in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Focused on commercials, episodic series, feature films and online content markets, we are equipped to handle the full spectrum of the post-production process from dailies processing to offline editorial, colour grade, VFX finishing as well as final mastering and delivery.
Close client relationships and personal attention to each job is key to our company’s unique approach. We employ and collaborate with experts to provide the technical and creative craftsmanship that sets our work apart.
We are constantly investing in state of the art equipment that supports our artists to do their best work, in the shortest time. Clients have access to comfortable viewing rooms that are fully-serviced and catered. All work is reviewed on industry standard calibrated 65” OLED monitors.
All our rooms are centrally fibre-channel linked to industry leading Stornext based, uncompressed 4K+ realtime capable storage, ideal for high-performance collaborative workflows. This allows a project to move seamlessly from one phase of the process to another across the facility in seconds. The effortless collaboration of multiple artists working simultaneously on a project is also made possible, sharing the workload to meet tight deadlines.
We boast the best 4K HDR colour monitoring in South Africa, including Sony’s latest flagship HX310 HDR mastering monitor, along with multiple other professionally calibrated 65” OLED client viewing monitors, to ensure accurate and spectacular colour reproduction in 4K. We also make use of the latest software from a range of leading vendors including DaVinci Resolve, Colorfront, Avid and Adobe which allows our artists to work with the best toolsets available and deliver to international specs and standards reliably.
Our 1 Gb/s fibre internet connection is direct with SEACOM and provides extremely fast and stable internet for smooth global transfers of large files and very fast uploads and downloads across all platforms. In addition, our facility’s robust online UPS’s and modern generator run 24/7 to ensure we have uninterrupted functioning of the facility should municipal power fail.
We offer comprehensive archiving services for your peace of mind. All data is stored on our LTO 7 library and tapes are stored in an offsite fireproof and flood proof vault. We take data security and redundancy very seriously and keep a minimum of 3 copies on separate storage mediums of all master material.
We benchmark against the best in the world and are constantly upgrading our infrastructure but ultimately we work hard at making the technology invisible, so that the focus is on the creativity and quality of the outputs.
“Team Best would not be able to do what we do, to the level that we do it, for the value we are able to provide, without Mushroom Media. It is not only one of the best equipped and technically advanced end-to-end post facilities in South Africa, it is a wonderful, professional place to work.”
Eduan van Jaarsveld
Producer – Team Best