Keith Robinson began as a camera technician and rental manager at San Francisco's Cine Rent West. It was there he got his first glimpse of a Steadicam and was awestruck. Robinson completed the Malibu Steadicam Workshop and soon after purchased his own Steadicam system.
Robinson worked on features, shorts and music videos in the Bay Area as Operator, Camera Assistant, and Steadicam Operator. He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and joined the Local 600 Union. Keith has enjoyed branching out into the world of high definition cameras but regards film as his roots.
Robinson had collaborated with co-producer Tad Davis before Powers' Needle. Through Davis, director Steve Kleiman brought Keith on board early on. The unconventional story required a director of photography with expertise in camera functions and film stocks, and Keith welcomed the challenge.