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Meet Keny Villegas of Motav8films in Rosemead

Today we’d like to introduce you to Keny Villegas.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Keny. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
It all started in high school when I picked up my first camera and would film my friends skate. Photography was always a passion for me; I took my first photography class in high school and fell in love. I started shooting in 2015 and one of my good buddies Erick blessed me with my first camera. In 2019, I went to East LA College and I met some real filmmakers; they inspired me to get serious about creating. August 2019 I began to shoot video and it has changed my life. Now music videos are my life and shooting photos is an all-day thing. I can’t wait to travel to Europe to get some work done. I’m currently looking for sponsorship.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It was hard finding a purpose to film, a style, and a story. Getting clients was super hard at first. I would screen print on the side to make money for gear and sometimes people wouldn’t buy anything so I would find myself giving away lots of products. Patience is key.

Please tell us more about your work. What do you do? What do you specialize in? What sets you apart from the competition?
I specialize in portraiture and music videos. I have worked with many artists and it’s just an honor to have come so far in the short time I’ve been shooting. I’m really happy the way my new music video came (dropping Feb. 1, 2020). I’m really happy how far my YouTube channel has come. I’m am currently on vlog 14; 6 slots open for artist interviews. I’m willing to work with any budget and I respect the process. Not only will I give you ideas about your brand but I will offer screen printing ideas to expand your name and brand. We can do it all stickers, business cards, etc. That’s what sets me apart.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Travel to Europe vlog 20 in Europe. Sponsor five people for my clothing line MELOWD. Drop 12 music videos for myself for my music. Do more inspirational videos.


  • Photo shoot – $80
  • Music video – $300
  • Photo & Video – $350

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Image Credit:

All shots by
Keny Villegas @motavfilms
Self portraits by
Nico Aparicio @aknickintyme

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