Michael Buffo House of 8 Media

Monterey, California


About Me

Monterey Peninsula-native cinema camera operator/owner since 2014 with extensive experience as a live event, multi-camera producer and contract-videographer on docs, docu-reality, fashion shorts, narrative films BTS cam op. Owner of camera systems generating digital film up to 6k 50fps or FHD up to 120fps. Drone cinematographer with 7 years experience. Expert SlingStudio user with Vimeo Premium & VBO Tickets 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.

I have been in the industry since 2014.

6k Cinema Camera Demonstration [Shoulder-Rig]
Added on 7/8/2020
"Thanks for clicking play. I'm going to walk you through the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k rig that my son and I just put together, and that's a mouthful. I just call it my cinema camera. So, this is the camera body right here. And I have it on the rail system and this is meant for a single operator to do camera operation and audio monitoring. So, as you can see I've got this mixer right here. It's called the Zoom H6n. It takes in 4 XLR inputs and it has this great shotgun mic on it with a "dead cat" for recording sound outside. And that sends a signal straight into camera so we can record already sync'd clips. This here is a battery that powers the mixer, the camera, and the viewfinder and this battery is actually for lights. I've got two of them, they're pretty expensive and so we repurposed them with a cradle that we 3D printed. Put that on there. This is meant for shoulder operation like this and the eye piece goes like that - and away we go! Thanks for watching."


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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