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As the ideal location for film and photo shoots, Cape Town is a popular coastal city that is situated in South Africa ? surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Magic Mountain has been organizing photographic and film shoots in Southern Africa since 2002. Our main goal is to understand and communicate the creative ideas of our clients and deliver them successfully from start to finish.
Full Service Approach to Photo Production - Magic Mountain Productions clients are catered to with renowned German efficiency. A strong team of experienced photo production experts offer a wealth of services without the huge costs that make put pressure on tight budgets. The company also assists you in finding the ideal crew for your shoot, along with the best locations, cast, accommodation bookings and everything else you may need. Clients also benefit from stringent accounting practices, to ensure fast, efficient and transparent reconciling of every project.
The magic team has recognized that times have changed. Flexibility, small budgets and shorter productions are in demand, but quality must not suffer.
Contact the Magic Mountain Productions team to learn more about photographic shoots in Cape Town.
Magic Mountain Productions is an internationally acclaimed production company in South Africa that recognised at its inception that the method of production differs in every country, with each client having their own unique needs. Magic Mountain Productions staff members are all experienced production personnel who pride themselves on organising every shoot with meticulous detail and dedication, at the highest level of professionalism.
It is the personal touch and German efficiency, as well as the passion for our industry and their people that makes Magic Mountain Productions different.
The production team comprises the following core staff members:
Sabina Jakob - Co-owner and Director. Sabina is German, and handles all German-speaking inquiries and clients personally. As Director, Sabina ensures that jobs are prepared and taken care of from start to finish. Her knowledge is based on over 18 years experience in the industry. She runs a strong, professional team that shares her passion for production.
Mark Shaw - Operations Manager. Mark keeps an eye on the daily operation of the shoot and likes to be hands on when help is needed on set. He is also always on the lookout for new locations to add to the location database.
Annika Ziehen - Production Coordinator. Annika is German too, and handles all pre-production at the office, working hand in hand with Sabina. She also loves handling all of the finishing touches before the team arrives.
Madoda Fumba - Magic Runner. Madoda is the early bird, who is up before sunrise until long after sunset to make sure that drivers and production managers have their equipment and everything that is required to leave on time for shoots.
Full Service Production Company - One of the many benefits to working with an experienced comprehensive production company is that everything is facilitated under one roof.
Magic Mountain Productions is providing a comprehensive and flexible service which is tailor-made to suit each client. From pre-production facilities to the myriad other requirements such as props, crew, model booking, location scouting, art buying and anything else required, Magic Mountain Productions brings a relationship-driven approach to every job.
Contact the Magic Mountains full service production company team to learn more about the services offered to meet each client's unique needs.
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Photographer Ralph Hartmann, who resides in France, was commissioned by L'ORÈAL Paris to capture PR motifs for Maybelline & Essi but also for Vichy and La Roche Posay in Cape Town. Magic Mountain Productions was in charge of casting, location scouting as well as the complete logistics of the shoot, which took place at dream destinations in Cape Town – naturally in dreamlike weather. Sabina c/o Magic Mountain tells GoSee: “The models were photographed in the enigmatic c …26.02.2016 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 15 items in this article // SHOW article
Magic Mountain Productions headed the location scouting and production for photographer Jürgen Hinterleithner, who shot the latest REHAU WINDOW SYSTEMS campaign in Cape Town and Klein Karoo – between Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. "The aim was to find different location with different weather conditions in beautiful nature," says CEO Sabina Jakob on the South African production company. Images styled by Anna Verloren. About the client: REHAU delivers "Unlimited …04.03.2015 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 5 items in this article // SHOW article
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MAGIC MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS worked their signature magic on a SPORT 2000 shoot. The action-packed fun-filled kids and family images were created in collaboration with the sports retailers purchasing association and photographer Maik Scharfscheer. The weather couldn’t have been and by the end of it almost everyone had dived into the pool. The Magic Mountain production team is looking forward to welcoming Sport 2000 back to Cape Town soon.15.12.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 9 items in this article // SHOW article
MAGIC MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS worked their magic in Cape Town for fashion clients BON PRIX and TAKKO in collaboration with photographer Ralph Hartmann. The lively fashion and people pictures were shot outdoors in the metropolis’ sunny locations, with on set support from stylist Ute Hartmann. We present a selection of the happy and colourful results.26.11.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 7 items in this article // SHOW article
Beauty in Cape Town. In addition to lots of fashion companies, the cosmetics industry seems to like it there too. MAGIC MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS carried out the production and location scouting, model bookings as well as all other logistical and organisational aspects for beauty giants VICHY, LA ROCHE POSAY and GARNIER. The goal was to produce authentic wellness pictures in various indoor and outdoor locations. They created the pictures together with photographer Ralph Hartmann and stylist Ute Hartm …26.11.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 7 items in this article // SHOW article
The new summer season in South Africa is just around the corner and MAGIC MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS is ready for the heat. Sabina Jakob and her team are raring to go and made the most of winter, scouting new locations and negotiating rates: on hotels, car rental and equipment hire. The production company is an ideal match when it comes to turning clients’ visual ideas into reality and tailoring individual service packages to suit each shoot. Trust is the basis of every partnership. Especial …30.10.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 9 items in this article // SHOW article
According to the brief the VÖGELE fashion shoot wanted: safari, desert, boho camping, festival hippie market. As always MAGIC MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS had all the solutions: Cape Town, the perfect setting for adventure, safari and urban locations. A game farm proved to be the ideal spot for the safari shoot and they even arrange for a plane to be flown into the on site runway. Finding a location for the hippie scenes, where a festival look could be set up with little market stalls proved a …21.08.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 9 items in this article // SHOW article
‘Winter is a very nice time to visit Cape Town if you love the great outdoors and don’t need 25 degrees every day. The vegetation soaks up the water and blossoms all across Cape Town. You won’t see the Cape Peninsula any greener. The wind drops and the days are mellow and warm. The average temperature tends to be around 18 degrees Celsius during the day. This is an average however – you can easily enjoy scorching hot sunny days that are perfect for the beach. There may be …28.05.2013 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 10 items in this article // SHOW article
Sport is very important in Cape Town, which is exactly why ENGELHORN SPORTS came to South Africa. The sports company from Manheim regularly reports on sport loving people and athletes on their ‘Sport up your life’ blog. It was thus a nice challenge for Magic Mountain Productions to find places and people that can be featured on the blog. Magic Mountain Productions rose to the challenge and organised a very special casting with surfers, football players, climbers and triathletes. R …27.03.2013 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 8 items in this article // SHOW article