We were lucky to catch up with Ronald Leonard II recently and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, Ronald thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Parents play a huge role in our development as youngsters and sometimes that impact follows us into adulthood and into our lives and careers. Looking back, what’s something you think you parents did right?
One thing my father made sure I knew how to do was to serve others. He was a man that was devoted to his family, his church, and his community. He had a true servants heart and I try to make sure I do every project with that mindset as well. He wasn’t a businessman but he always told me “If you aren’t going to do it right, don’t do it at all”. That still rings in my head today and stays with me as I work with clients to make sure I accomplish their vision or goal.
Ronald, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
My name is Ron Leonard II. I am a videographer and producer from Dallas,Tx. I started my career doing videography as a freelancer in college while studying for my degree in Radio & Television. After graduating, I have been blessed to do commercials, promotional material and cinematic content for many satisfied customers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I have done work for Iheartradio, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, & Dallas ISD. One of my favorite projects was traveling to Spain to produce content for New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church.
I help clients shoot effective content for their business or brand. Anybody can shoot or make videos but I come in to make sure that a plan is made to attract your target audience. It is a job itself to make consistent videos for your business. It’s always best to have a plan for a campaign or a new rollout of products and we want to make sure we reach your future customers with quality videos to draw them to you.
We’d love to hear the story of how you turned a side-hustle into a something much bigger.
I started doing music videos and audition tapes for students on campus when I first started shooting. I received my tax refund and purchased a camera and a studio light kit and the rest was history. People knew me as the mobile camera man because I would bring my whole setup anywhere I was booked. Some of my milestones would be getting my DBA for the business. One of our recent milestones is us starting our own network, Instill network where we will have original shows and content for our audience.
How’d you build such a strong reputation within your market?
I think what has blessed me the most is the genuine connections I make with my clients. Knowing why they are passionate about their business and wanting to see how I can make their vision a reality. We have very few clients that visit us only once for work and that is because of the bond I build with people from start to finish.
- Instagram: mrronleo
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonleoProductions/
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronald-leonard-ii-39021994
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/RonLeoProductions
Photographer: Kyre Johnson