Bonnie Keith is a New York native and a veteran in the entertainment industry. A graduate (Valedictorian) of New York’s famed High School for the Performing Arts and student of the prestigious theatre department at Carnegie-Mellon University, her experience onstage and off, in live and recorded performances spans 50 years. Formed in 1977, RBK Color Video was the brainchild of Bonnie and her husband, Rob. A supplement to her income and an additional networking opportunity as a working actress, video production was barely in its infancy. Bonnie gained experience shooting on location from both the perspective of director and actor of both “home” movies (mostly with her son Randy, born in 1980) and professional video shoots (focused on actors and performers), giving her an unquestionable advantage prior to the advent of the VCR and handheld camcorder. The “Internet”, “Google”, and “Youtube” were not on the horizon for many more years. RBK was the First Video Production Company in Los Angeles.
Bonnie gained yet another perspective of the entertainment industry when she cofounded Travel Magic, a full-service travel agency with her husband in 1985. Along with the birth of her second son Ryan in 1986, her management, direction, and on-location skills flourished as she travelled around the world with her family most weekends, always with a video camera in hand.
In a way barely even possible for most 80s moms, Bonnie documented both her sons’ (and parents’) lives “just at the house” as well as on exotic trips to places like Alaska, San Diego, Puerto Vallarta, Maui, and Cannes. Bonnie Keith produced “The Real World” with her brilliant candid videography before MTV was even incorporated. After Bonnie’s husband suffered a fatal heart attack in 2003, Bonnie phased out of the travel business and into network marketing. As a Gold-level Amway distributor, Bonnie captured both herself and others on stages of conventions throughout the country. As social media and video sharing started to grow on the internet, Bonnie would always be a step ahead of the competition, acquiring and mastering every single tool available to videographers.
In 2009, Bonnie founded VideoMagic Productions, virtually her old RBK Color Video revamped for the 21st century. Just like in the late 70s, Bonnie was already ahead of the competition, learning the newest green screen and editing technology before “doit-yourself” apps existed. Bonnie continues to use her experience (in front of and behind the camera) and knowledge to bring the most unique perspective to not just her video shoots, but edits and fixes that make her works truly incredible.