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The Drive-in studio was host to the Foschini Autumn Catalogue shoot with Photographer Richard Keppel Smith .

The team joined us for a few days of shooting and really made the space come to life.
Tania the fabulous fashionista from Foschini always brings the most fun and friendly atmosphere into the studio, making everyone laugh and feel relaxed during the long days of shooting.
The lovely Catalogue ladies used the couches and kitchen area to relax and await their next shot after their session in the makeup room and wardrobe change.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Richard Keppel Smith
HAIR: Jeanette Genis
MAKEUP: Bernice Dodd
STYLING: Lezaan Smit
BTS Photography: Tatyana Levana Photography

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Nomuzi Mabena, television personality and hip hop artist best known for winning the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search shot with Photographer Damon Fourie for the Cosmo Body Cover in our Drive-in Studio.
The floor space in the Drive-in is 160m2 and can accommodate large teams, huge amounts of gear, film sets and a few cars on the curve should you so desire. They used the space to film some fitness video content, host the interview and swag out in the Adidas range used for the shoot.

Styling: Cleo Cleo Marcopoulos
Makeup: Algria Ferreira
Hair: Kevin Epstein
BTS Photography: Tatyana Levana

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PUMA x Dee And Ricky Launch

Dee and Ricky, brothers from NYC have partnered up with PUMA on a colourful and playful range of sneakers, clothes and accessories in their first global collection.
These self professed fashion curators have captured peoples attention with their bright and unconventional designs with a fresh take on sports wear and a playful attitude towards street style.


The launch for the exciting collaboration was held in Jett Studio, the second level of our daylight building. All studios are available for event venue hire and can be used in any way to suit your setup needs.
As people arrived they were greeted with an array of treats and delicious snacks set up in the Kitchen Studio space which leads into Jett.

The launch was set up wonderfully using sections of the space for the bar, craft table and colourful PUMA x Dee And Ricky display on the curve. After collecting their tote bag from the rail, people sat together at the long table to decorate and adorn the bags with the provided multicoloured lego, sequins, ribbon, zippers, beads, glue guns, string, tassels, thread, letters and more. A lot of fun was had as people got to express their own creativity by personalizing their bags while socializing with other industry folk in our lovely open space.

Slideshow Photos: Dune Tilley

Square tile Photos: Tatyana Levana

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The 200sm Church Studio is the original shooting space at Roodebloem and the only one of our studios with a 13m high wooden ceiling, making it possible to use high stands, large rigs for film shoots and to get those extreme top shots. The 6×6 scrim shown in the pictures below is adjustable and can be lifted or lowered to suit your setup and even aid live vocal recordings for on location sound.

The talented Nadia Von Scotti shot with three lovely young ladies Jourdana, Kim and Mari in the Church Studio for a beauty feature in Edgars Club Magazine.
The stained glass windows let beautiful natural light pour into the church which Nadia used along with studio lighting ~ All windows have full blackout option and can be adjusted to suit your set up.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nadia Von Scotti of One League Creative Management
ASSISTANT: Dylan Boerstra of Cape Collective Assist
HAIR: Kevin Epstein
MAKEUP: Marlinette Newman
Kim Davidson of Boss Models
Jourdana Phillips of Fusion Models
Mari Of Vision Models


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The new Spitz Campaign was shot in the Drive-in Studio by local team KOPE | FIGGINS of One League Creative Management, Photographers Jonathan Kope and Jarred Figgins. Since deciding to join forces and combine their talents, contacts and industry experiences they have produced a variety of sleek, stylish and significant work and are continuously upping their game and creating new and exciting challenges for themselves.

KOPE | FIGGINS, Stylist Louw Kotze, Makeup Artist Renee De Wit, Hair Stylist Diane Besessen, assistants and the Canvas Creative team worked together to create the sleek, stylish feel that is so wonderfully translated in the final images below.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT: Robin Bernstein of Cape Collective Assist
STYLING: Louw Kotze
MAKEUP: Renee De Wit
HAIR: Diane Besessen
AGENCY: Canvas


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Jett studios was overflowing with fashion when we checked in on set with Photographer Travys Owen and his team of stylish creatives for the True Love Mag shoot.

Senior Artist at MAC cosmetics and internationally recognised makeup pro Baltasar Gonzalez Pinel and MAC trainer assistant Raine Tauber painted the beautiful faces of international models Hadassa Lima and Monique Sterling with hair by Diane Asherson.
Superb styling by Gabrielle Kannemeyer of Infidels Creative Representation and clothing from AKJP Collective.
Photographic assisting by Cass Collett

Not only were our photographic studios rented out but we also provided the option of our on-site gear rental facility, making Roodebloem Studios the one stop shop for all their studio and gear rental needs. Without the extra mission of transporting gear from hire to the studios, rather get in touch with our gear manager for options/rates and gather info on the discounts for using Roodebloem hired gear in our spaces. We have a wide range of up-to-date photographic equipment and as a service will sort out your entire gear list for you.

BTS Photography by Tatyana Levana
Visit our Instagram to keep updated with daily activities, people who frequent the spaces and new equipment that is added to our extensive gear list.

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This lovely series for Elle Fashionwear India‘s AW15 was shot in our Drive-in Studio, the first level of the daylight studios building.

Creative Director Rexina Devraj and Art Director Joann Joseph from LOWE, Bangalore worked with local Makeup Artist Amori Birch (Infidels) and Hair Stylist Mary Gouveia to create this Autumn feel.

Models : Anna D,Catherine Lewis,Emma Brown
Wardrobe Stylist + Prop/Set Designer : Mallikah Hajee
MUA : Amori Birch
Hair : Mary Gouveia
Associate Producer : Marc Beresford Cool Banana Production Company

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On the 20th of January Slow Jack hosted their band launch and first ever live performance in our Church Studio. It was a rather exclusive event mostly attended by invited industry and media personal and 20 lucky members of the public.

Their set-up transformed the Church into the perfect venue for this live music event and with the stage set-up on the curve, the extra lighting equipment and bar in the corner one wouldn’t have noticed it was essentially a photographic space.

Pre-launch Photos: Tatyana Levana
Launch Photos: Andy Reeves

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Photographer Damon Fourie and a wonderful team of creatives used the Jett studio in our daylight building to shoot the cover of 2016’s first issue featuring Jessica Buchanan in her debut COSMO cover.

“And it’s out, my first @CosmopolitanSA cover!! Thank you to everyone involved!! I had so much fun shooting this cover!! Shot by @damonfourie || H&M by @algriax and @alethairmakeup #cosmopolitan #southafrica #januaryissue”



Behind the Scenes images by Tatyana Levana


‘And that’s a wrap for @cosmopolitansa shooting with the legendary @damonfourie #cosmopolitan’

Watch this Behind The Scenes video to get a feel for the shoot, the team involved and the atmosphere in our studio during the course of the day.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Damon Fourie // Supernova Creative Management
MODEL: Jessica Buchanan // Ice Models Cape Town // Instagram: @jessleebuchanan
HAIR: Alet Viljoen // Supernova Creative Management // Instagram: @alethairmakeup
MAKEUP: Algria Ferreira // Instagram: @algriax
STYLING: Bev Nates // Supernova Creative Management // Instagram: @bevnates

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Thank you Card 2015

Another year has flown by and its time to bid 2015 farewell.
Its been a wonderful year and we at Roodebloem Studios would like to say a big thank you to all the people that have made 2015 such a good one.
We wish you a fantastic year ahead and hope to see you all in 2016.
Happy Holidays!

All the best for the festive season,

Warm regards,

Jan Verboom and the Roodebloem Studios team

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Here is the debut music video from The Fizz Pops for their first single “Alright” filmed in our Church Studio by Barry de Villiers of Roundabout Films.

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The second round of judging for this year’s ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP took place in our Church Studio last month and here is a look at what went on from the judges table to the model preparation in our Gallery during presentations of each of the eight finalists’ collections.

Elle Rising Star backstage at Roodebloem Photographic Studios Cape Town

For more information on this competition and the finalists visit the ELLE Rising Star website.

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Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS™ is the industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition and was hosted in South Africa during August & September 2015. Alongside the competition was WORLD CLASS™ House, a pop‐up consumer facing event and venue, was open to the public to showcase experiences from World Class Spirits through a series of boutique cocktail bars, cantinas and a series of intimate and engaging master class experiences.

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For three weeks our studios were completely taken over and renovated to create this WORLD CLASS™ House. After each studio had been transformed by a team of set builders even we had a hard time recognising our studios. It was absolutely incredible what they created in each of our different spaces.

Experiences included intimate tastings of premium whiskies such as Bulleit and exclusive digital mentoring from Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Seven brands were represented in the house and each had its own space and experiential activity to entertain guests.

Guests started their experience in our Church Studio, passing through the double doors on Roodebloem Road and starting at the WORLD CLASS™  Bar, a stylish cocktail bar showcasing the best that the Reserve Brand has to offer.

From here they could make their way through a doorway to meet the maker Tom Bulleit in a modern-day twist of his home, a Kentucky Hunting Lodge.

The Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘Symphony In Blue’ lounge was set up in our Gallery space. Here visitors were taken through an intimately personal mentored tasting of the 6 main flavours of this amazing whisky with led by Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador, Tom Jones. Using an innovative combination of theatre and cutting edge digital technology, the lounge allowed visitors the unique opportunity to step inside the extraordinary rare world of Johnnie Walker Blue Label through a rich blend of animation and live action film.

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Between the Church and Hall studios is the courtyard which was covered with a canvas tarpaulin to create a cosy food court serviced by the Jack Rabbit mobile kitchen.

In one of the most striking changes, Tanqueray transformed our Hall Studio reliving the glamour and excitement of the roaring 1920s. Their resident barkeep Tom Aske was crafting martinis from the world’s best gin, Tanqueray No. TEN, while the mesmerising Tanqueray Imperial Shaker added a twist to visitors Gin Fizz.

A pop­‐up Cantina inspired by the region of Jalisco, the home of Tequila Don Julio, was erected in our parking lot and outside curve area. An authentic and luxurious experience pairing TDJ cocktails with Mexican street food served from the El Burro food truck.

For the Zacapa Room, our daylight Drive-In Studio was completely blacked-out to create a multi-sensory experience designed to bring to life the iconic home of the brand in Guatemala. Hosted by Zacapa Master Blender Lorena Vasquez and Global Brand Ambassador Rebecca Quinonez, guests will explore first-hand the sights, sounds and tastes of the place where Zacapa is aged and blended, 2,300 metres above sea level.

Upstairs in our Jett Studio was the of Ketel One Vodka experience – a journey through the Bloody Mary. Visitors got to come and explore this classic cocktail, exploring its key ingredients and flavour components. Having been walked through the building blocks of this iconic  serve, guests got the chance to use their senses, defying the norm and created their very own bespoke Bloody Mary cocktail.

If you weren’t fortunate enough to visit the WORLD CLASS House and want to see what it was like then take a look at this video put together by News24 on the opening night.

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