CTFS offers 7000 m² (75347 ft²) of high specification soundproof stages spread over four buildings.
|Stage 1||2100 m² (22 600 ft²)||54.5m (179 ft)||38.5m (126 ft)||15m (49.2 ft)|
|Stage 2||1850 m² (19 910 ft²)||51.18m (168 ft)||35.9m (118 ft)||12m (39.4 ft)|
|Stage 3||1200 m² (12 910 ft²)||31.1m (102 ft)||38.5m (126 ft)||12m (39.4 ft)|
|Stage 4||1850 m² (19 910 ft²)||51.18m (168 ft)||35.9m (118 ft)||12m (39.4 ft)|
A 55DB sound rating for all sound stages assures uninterrupted workflow regardless of weather, traffic, aircraft noise and outside manufacturing.
Reinforced concrete surface beds to facilitate free movement of 20T trucks or 10T fork-lifts or placement of 5 m high water tanks. All concrete floors are sealed with super-hard lithium sulphate C2.
The walls comprises of 150mm thick concrete panels fixed to GMS structure. The internal wall is lined with 25mm Thermocoustex insulation. Internal steel grids allow sets to be anchored to the walls and provide rigging options for fly-cameras and advanced rigging structures.
There are two means of entering the sound stage: they consist of two elephant doors (each 5000mm x 5000mm) and four personal sound locks. All doors have been fitted with panic hardware and are the exit routes should a fire break out in the stage.
As an extra convenience there are three double cable port facilities located on three sides of the stage building.
A full range of electrical supply options (2.5 MVA Eskom supply and 2 x 500 KVA back-up generators).
|Stage 1||1 x 800A DB||Stage 3||1 x 800A DB|
|2 x 400A DB (Lower Level)||1 x 400A DB (Lower Level)|
|2 x 400A DB (Higher Level linked)||1 x 400A DB (Higher Level linked)|
|Stage 2||1 x 800A DB||Stage 4||1 x 800A DB|
|2 x 400A DB (Lower Level)||2 x 400A DB (Lower Level)|
|2 x 400A DB (Higher Level linked)||2 x 400A DB (Higher Level linked)
Standard 16 amps socket outlets are available in the stage areas on the perimeter walls as well as VEAM outlets capable of 400 amps and one UPS point.
General lighting is available by means of energy-efficient high-bay fittings as well as fluorescent luminaries above the catwalks.
All fluorescent luminaries are on UPS backup for emergency lighting purposes.
Light switching is by means of a “bell press” switching panel at each sound lock. The lighting is divided and switched in three zones.
Each stage building is supplied with a dedicated 40 kVA UPS.
UPS output is utilised for:
All dedicated socket outlets – First Floor
Emergency Lighting (Fluorescents, Exit Signs and Sound Locks) in the stage area
Dedicated Socket Outlet in stages for sensitive equipment (16A SSO only)
Dedicated SSO’S (Cinema only)
ICT Intake Room has a dedicated 40kVA UPS
A “Director’s Remote” is provided for each stage. Pressing the remote button initiates the following:
Shuts down all general lighting
Shuts down all fresh air fans, etc.
Sounder alarm indicates shoot in progress
Red beacon illuminates at all entrances
Shuts off all exit signs
Inhibits fire detection
Inhibits earth leakage units on main switches
Pressing the remote again reverses the above status.