Team of creative thinkers + makers

Award Winning Minneapolis Video Production Company

Minneapolis Video Production Company

Blue Key Media was started out of a deep passion for storytelling that actually makes a difference.

Since the beginning, Blue Key Media has always been focused on helping organizations unlock the power of video. While the medium has been around for decades, we saw a gap between the creative and the strategic thinker. The majority of production companies could produce nice looking videos, but the end result would often fall short of making a meaningful difference.


Blue Key Media was born to bridge the gap between the creative and the strategic. We give your company the key to powerful and effective video by combining strategy, production, and distribution.

Values That Drive Us

Everything we do is driven by our values

Taking creative risks

Creativity isn’t achieved by playing it safe. We’re actively pushing each other to think differently and take risks to create something truly remarkable.

Embracing radical candor

Open and honest communication is paramount. We never sweep issues under the rug and will be upfront and honest with you throughout every step of the process.

Relationships that matter

At the end of the day, relationships are what matter most. We make our work fun and take the time to develop meaningful relationships with our employees, partners, and clients.

Always learning and growing

If you’re not learning, you’re not growing. We are constantly developing our craft and sharpening our skills to create better videos for our clients.

Going the extra mile

No matter how big or small the project, we give it our all. We strive to create a wow experience for every customer, every time.

Our people are what makes us great

At Blue Key Media, we’ve assembled a tight-knit team of hard working creatives that live and breath video production.

Dan West

Owner & Creative Director

Dan is the head of our operation. He collaborates with clients and the Blue Key Media team from beginning to end to deliver award-winning work. When he’s not behind the camera, you can find him and his wife traveling the world, playing with his dog, or on the soccer pitch handing out yellow cards.


Sophia Reed


Sophia is our logistic guru and helps to keep all the details straight. When she isn’t working on client projects you can find her collecting rare books, writing an Oscar-worthy screenplay, or in the front row of a My Chemical Romance concert.


Jared Myers

Post Production Manager

Jared is our editing and post-production genius. When he’s not fine-tuning your edit, you can find him creating his own short films, teaching post-production at a local college, or owning 10-year-olds on Rocket League.


Tory Thompson

Cinematographer & Editor

Tory is our swiss army knife, helping throughout the entire creative process. When he isn’t behind the camera, you can find him cruising in his beloved Jeep Compass, recording content for his Youtube channel, or giving his hot takes on why burgers should come plain.


Cade Stinson

Post-Production Intern

Cade assists in piecing together the compelling videos we deliver for our clients. He also has a knack for animation and elevates our graphics. When he’s not behind a computer, you can find him playing Super Smash Brothers competitively, leading his school’s film club, or cooking up a mean Chicken n’ Waffles.


Videos driven by clearly defined strategy

We’re not only creators, we’re business-minded. We get clear on your objectives and strategy to ensure your investment pays dividends. Our three-step approach to effective video ensures that any content we create supports your overall marketing strategy.

Explain your product or service effectively

Drive awareness and build brand equity

Build trust among your prospects and drive sales

Recruit the right talent to your team

Video production driven by clearly defined strategy

We’ve worked with many industry leaders.

Lube Tech Accelerating Performance
Chemstar Water
Field Nation
Nexus Pharmaceuticals
Abetech Bar Code & RFID Solutions

We’ve been nationally recognized for telling great stories.

The Telly Awards Video Production Company
Midwest Regional Emmy Awards Video Production Company
The Telly Awards Video Production Company
The Telly Awards Video Production Company

Client Testimonials

At Blue Key Media of Minnesota we strive to build a lasting relationship with every single one of our clients.

Blue Key Media Google Review

Working with Dan, and the team at Blue Key Media, was fantastic. We brought them in to create a video for a YouTube pre-roll campaign, and they did a wonderful job. Dan composed a terrific team, bringing the best of the best to the job - from editing to sound and lighting. Incredibly professional, and we would absolutely work with Blue Key Media again...

Joseph Anderson

Creative Brand Director, Avtex

Blue Key Media Google Review

Blue Key Media took the time to learn about us and how we wanted to portray the information, and their professionalism in capturing it on video was excellent. The end result is an energizing video that we are so proud to share. From our executive team to the front line employees, I have received so many compliments on the end result....

Minde Frederick

Recruiting Manager, Hawkins

Blue Key Media Google Review

It’s one thing to understand mechanical engineering and design, quite another to capture the totality of our work and turn it into this extraordinary medium – Blue Key takes visual storytelling to another level. They have the unique ability to dig in, find the value in what they are learning and formulate those nuggets into compelling, creative content...

Angela Mork

Marketing Director, Harris

Blue Key Media Google Review

Dan and the Blue Key team are truly phenomenal! My company worked with them on 2 corporate videos and some social. They're so knowledgeable and able to explain in a way for our entire team to understand. They were very professional in our interviews with some of our (nervous) team members. I would recommend Blue Key for all of your video & editing need...

Julie Bedingfield

Marketing Associate, Nexus Pharma

Blue Key Media Google Review

We worked with Blue Key Media to create a new company overview video and were highly pleased with the results. The Blue Key team was flexible, easy to work with and highly talented. They brought us a great concept, took the time to really understand our business and delivered a phenomenal result....

Katie Hines

Chief Growth Officer, Lube-Tech

Blue Key Media Google Review

The Blue Key Media team is tremendously talented and visionary. We're beyond pleased with how they helped us bring our stories and achievements to life, supporting our business and advancing our mission....

Trina Lundblad

Director of Corporate Communications, Calyxt

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions we often get asked

How much do you charge for a project?

To be honest, it depends. We work with a variety of budgets, ranging from a few thousand dollars all the way up to $50,000 or more. Our average projects range between $12,000 – $20,000. We’ll work with you to craft a solution that fits within your budget and makes the most of your investment.

What’s the average turnaround time for a project?

Every project is a little different, but a typical brand video takes 2-3 months from start to finish. Pre-production varies between 2-4 weeks, production can be a few days or spread over multiple weeks, and post-production takes between 3-4 weeks to complete. We’ll work with you to create a realistic timeline that we all feel good about.

Do you only do industrial and manufacturing videos?

Our sweet spot is creating videos for agriculture, industrial, and manufacturing companies, but we still work with a wide variety of industries and nonprofits that love our work and want us to help.

Do you outsource work to contractors?

We keep everything in-house for about 85% of the videos we create. However, we have a long bench of vetted partners we collaborate with to elevate your work and meet the demands of the project timeline and scope. We’re fortunate to have lots of very talented friends in the industry.

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