about pandabomb

Pandabomb Media is a videography and photography company in Cape Town, South Africa that started in 2016 when Calvin Fisher, the founder, found himself out of a job when his magazine closed. Rather than get moved around within the media company that he was working for at the time, he decided to start his own business – and Pandabomb was born. 

Why “Pandabomb” I hear you ask? 

Well, for reasons that we won’t go into here, Calvin has always been called “panda” and he decided to ask his kids what his new business should be called. One of them suggested Pandabomb and that really is simply how the name was born. 

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  • Toni Herbst

    Having known Calvin way before Pandabomb was born, I had no doubt of his capabilities in delivering top quality work. Something that was new to us all at the time that COVID hit SA: ‘deliver an ‘online’ launch in 48 hours’ was the first challenge, but this didn’t deter him at all. Calvin has always prided himself in the work he produces, and once again he did not let anyone down. The passion and enthusiasm that Calvin shows while working definitely rubs off on everyone around and it creates such a happy environment. It’s an absolute pleasure dealing with Calvin, and I can most certainly highly recommend him.

    Toni Herbst

    Media Liason, Suzuki Auto SA
  • Juliet McGuire

    I have worked with Pandabomb on numerous occasions. And I will continue to work with them. The service is not only professional but the product is delivered in record time. I cannot rate Calvin highly enough! In fact, I will not use anyone but him.

    Juliet McGuire

    Juliet McGuire Motoring Media
  • Veralda Schmidt

    I have known Calvin Fisher since 2006 as motoring journalist, deputy editor and finally as editor of one of South Africa’s leading automotive titles. Always one with a learning, entrepreneurial and creative spirit, Calvin soon turned a photography and content creation hobby into a business. Nissan Group of Africa acquired Calvin’s service at numerous events and product launches. This included product and event photography. Calvin never disappointed, in fact he excelled and we recommended his service to other departments and external contacts. At Nissan events, such as the Simola Hill Climb, Festival of Motoring or Nissan specific events, Calvin integrates with the Nissan team seamlessly and becomes a multi-tasking team member. He easily puts down the camera and joins the logistics team albeit it as driver or car washer. Calvin works long hours and does not rest before the last video is uploaded or last images edited and distributed. Calvin’s cost structure is competitive and realistic, he does not see a budget as a target, but would rather save where he can, but would never compromise quality or his reputation. At times where I could not be somewhere in person, I could rest assured that Calvin is an extension of my arm. His excellent people skills ensures that he can comfortably interact at grassroots and executive level, both with internal and external stakeholders from all nationalities. Apart from my South African colleagues and principals, Calvin also interacted without any difficulty with colleagues and principals from around the world. Calvin Fisher and the Pandabomb team are key members of my team when it comes to successful event and product photography, social media content and production.

    Veralda Schmidt

    Media Relations Manager at Nissan South Africa
  • Nina Tomlinson

    Pandabomb always delivers such professional and personal services and in record time. It is a pleasure to work with Calvin and we would definitely recommend his services.

    Nina Tomlinson

    seo Marketing Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
  • Megan McDonald

    I am so glad we decided to work with Calvin/Pandabomb. His work is very good and getting better all the time. He’s on the ball with everything – nothing is left to chance – and he’s happy to offer suggestions to our ideas. He’s also a pleasure to be around, and there a few happier sounds than his great big belly laugh. What an absolute pleasure of an experience. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

    Megan McDonald

    Suzuki Auto SA 
  • Leo Kok

    Working with Pandabomb is a pleasure. Few suppliers can deliver a full turnkey solution, and fewer still can hold their own in the creative planning phase. Calvin and his team approach every challenge with a can-do attitude, finding novel ways to deliver and always meeting deadlines.

    Leo Kok

    CEO, Panthera Media.

what we do


Everything from product videos to interviews to destination videos and events.


We are able to do product photography, profile photos, food photography and more. 


Not just the pretty face behind the camera, Pandabomb is also able to write press releases and media stories should you need those services. 


If you’re in need of cinemagraphs, boomerangs, short video clips or photography for social media, we’ve got you covered. And we pride ourselves on delivering in a short space of time, so if you need something done quickly, it’s not a problem for us at all. 


In this COVID-19 world, virtual launches and events are exceptionally important. We’ve been doing it from the very start and can assist you in this regard. You can read some case studies here


Having all the above skills means that we can ensure that any event you may have receives full coverage from videos to photography and more. You can read some case studies here.



Calvin is a videographer and photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Having started scribing in the motoring realm some 15 years ago within the car culture sector, Calvin hit the big time when he was promoted to deputy editor of Top Gear South Africa and editor of Top Car before digital killed the magazine star. His talents include videography, photography, writing, drifting his Toyota Supra and playing Apex Legends on PS5. 



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