We had the good fortune of connecting with Bonnie Keith and we’ve shared our conversation
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is my passion. When I am filming, editing, or creating any type of graphic or visual art,
“time” just flies by. I get lost in the “zone” of creativity.
I believe one of the things that sets me apart from others in my field is my background as a
professional actress. Whenever I film anyone, whether it be a video promo for a small
business or a large wedding, my approach is that of Movie Making.
I film using multi cameras, and every video I create is a multi cam edited video. Videos
reflect a moment, or a story, or someone sharing their knowledge: therefore, applying a
multi camera vision to these videos creates a much more appealing and exciting visual
Also, because of my acting experience, I am very, very comfortable in front of the camera. I
therefore can help others get comfortable in front of the camera as well. When I film a small
business owner, they actually end up getting a little acting lesson out of our video session.
My clients often finish their video filming session and remark, “That was so easy”, and ” That
was soooo much Fun”.
Once I am able to get someone to relax and just “speak from the heart” (rather than trying
to remember the script they wrote the night before), they come across relaxed,
genuine, and their true essence and message comes across in the video.
I started my first video production company back in the late 70’s, yes, before anyone even
knew that VIDEO was going to be such a powerful medium. When I resurrected my company
in 2008, I remember thinking that I wanted to be the “Queen of Video” in my neighborhood
and community. I had no idea what it would take to get to that point and status.
So I worked tirelessly every day to learn, improve and network, and then learn more, and
hone my craft, and find out people’s needs, and work on fulfilling those. Little by little and
video by video, my work began to get known and the referrals started coming in.
I was tenacious and no matter what others were doing, I kept my head down, did my best
uncompromised work, always offering MORE than I promised, and it all paid off.
I have now received over 12 Awards as being “top Videographer”, or “Best business” in my community.
is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and
exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents and my children. Basically my biggest support group: and one which has never
judged or put limits on anything in my life.
My parents allowed me to pursue my dreams at a very young age, even though they may
have thought of them as mere “fantasies” at the time.
I was a bit of a tomboy when I was not even a teenager and my parents supported all sports
or activities that I wanted to engage in, including boxing when I was 10 years old.
When I announced at the age of 10 that I wanted to “Be an Actress “when I grew up”, they
took me at my word and supported me both financially and emotionally.
I didn’t let them down. And it was a great joy to both my parents every time I appeared as a
guest star on a national TV show, or when they sat in the audience of a live play that I
My parents instilled in me the spirit and belief that I could do anything that I set my mind to
and I have followed that edict throughout my life, including my relationship with my
husband and the raising of my two children.
I still believe that the only limits I have are ones I would self impose. My successes are in
large part thanks to the mindset that my parents instilled in me.
Website: https://www.videomagicpros.com (https://www.videomagicpros.com)