Michael Buffo House of 8 Media

Monterey, California


About Me

Monterey Peninsula-native cinema camera operator/owner since 2014 with extensive experience as 2nd camera/BTS camera on docs, docu-reality, fashion, narrative films, and lead producer of many live video events. Owner of camera systems generating digital film up to 6k 60fps or 2.5k up to 120fps. Drone pilot/cinematographer with 6 years experience. Expert SlingStudio user with Vimeo Premium & WebinarJam Executive subscriptions for live streaming, private broadcasting, or remote/local video village solutions. Silverstack Offload Manager user for all your DIT needs. Proud father of three boys, former professional athlete, actor, healer, motion picture educator, and performing arts center technical director.

Through his company, House of 8 Media, Mike enjoys contract work as a DP or B Camera Op for commercial, documentary, and narrative digital content ranging from TV commercials, docu-style brand videos, short-feature films, infomercials, and especially live events. He thrives under the pressure of live streaming as a single crew member running multiple-cameras, audio mixing, projections, on-screen graphics, and switching cameras....sometimes all at the same time.

As a department lead, Michael nurtures the spirit of ensemble in a positive, fun, safe environment with demonstrated experience at advanced A/V Setups and successful crew engagement while maintaining a peaceful, enjoyable workplace even under the most time-restrictive, public circumstances. In conversation, Michael keeps great notes. In preparation, he is an eagle scout. During the shoot, Michael is a knight in arms who uplifts the crew and always makes the client happy.

I have been in the industry since 2014.

Photo Galleries


Spokesperson, Writer, DP, Producer, Editor – Get Direction; 5 Steps to Teaching Online Like a Pro
August, 2020 — September, 2020
Online – The eDirector
DP, Live Switch, On-Site Producer – Priesthood Ordination 2020
August, 2020 — August, 2020
Live Event – Catholic Diocese of Monterey
Remote Producer, Editor, Studio – Socio-Economic Impacts and Insights
August, 2020 — August, 2020
Live Event – Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County
dp, remote producer, – rockstar dance showcase 2020
June, 2020 — July, 2020
Live Event – rockstar dance studio
Remote Producer, DP, Live Switch – Juneteenth Celebration & Rally
June, 2020 — June, 2020
Live Event – Terrell Maddox and Michelle Magdalena Maddox
DP, Director, Editor – Origami - Flying Crane
May, 2020 — July, 2020
Short Film – Peter Hiller
Remote Producer – Teaching in Crisis, Pt 1 & 2, VIRTUAL EVENT WITH 450 ATTENDEES AND 18 PRESENTERS
May, 2020 — June, 2020
Live Event – National Alliance of Acting Teachers
Remote Producer, Director, Editor – 8th grade (virtual) graduation
May, 2020 — May, 2020
Live Event – monterey bay charter school
director, remote producer, dp, editor – (virtual) wedding of Karly & dune
May, 2020 — May, 2020
Live Event – Karly & dune michel
producer, director, DP, Editor – 6-part company launch series
May, 2020 — current
Commercial – Elroy's Fine Foods
dp, live switch, editor – will shaw, a lecture by polly osborne, FAIA
April, 2020 — April, 2020
Live Event – AIA Monterey
dp, live switch, remote producer – ordination to the order of deacon (in masks)
April, 2020 — April, 2020
Live Event – monterey catholic diocese
dp, remote producer, editor – educational videos
March, 2020 — April, 2020
Online – Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
director, producer – 3057 Cormorant Rd, Pebble Beach
February, 2020 — February, 2020
Commercial – Kean Matthams
director, producer – 2543 14th Ave, Carmel
February, 2020 — February, 2020
Commercial – Kean Mathams
editor, producer – Poetry Out Loud
February, 2020 — February, 2020
Live Event – Arts Council for Monterey County
Producer, DP, Editor – Rotary Day at the United Nations
November, 2019 — November, 2019
Live Event – Rotary
Producer, Director, DP, Editor – Carmel Plaza 30sec Holiday Spot
November, 2019 — November, 2019
Commercial – Carmel Plaza Shopping Center
Producer, Director, DP, Editor – The Crossroads 30sec spot
October, 2019 — October, 2019
Commercial – The Crossroads Shopping Center
director, producer, dp, editor – under the influence
September, 2019 — December, 2019
Online – Kismet House, Erin Conway
Director, Producer, Editor, DP – Pointe of Art Film, starring Paloma Kasad
September, 2019 — September, 2019
Short Film – Carmel Sunset Rotary Club
Director, Producer, DP, Editor – Chartwell Changes Lives
December, 2018 — December, 2018
Short Film – Chartwell School
dp, producer, director – The Mulligans at Monterey Peninsula Country Club
September, 2018 — January, 2020
Music Video – Mike Condry, The Mulligans
Producer, DP, Editor – Feast of Lanterns Pageant
July, 2018 — current
Live Event – Feast of Lanterns, Inc.
dp, producer, editor – The Nutcracker in 3D (VR 180)
December, 2017 — January, 2020
Live Event – Dance Kids of Monterey County
dp, editor, producer – life the final frontier
January, 2010 — March, 2010
Feature – dan buffo


I've worked with Mike on multiple occasions and he offers a wealth of experience on set, a real know-how for gear, and he offers some great insights for working with actors as well. I highly recommend Mike and the team at House of 8 Media for your next project.

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