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.

DP/Producer's Reel by Mike Buffo
Added on 1/4/2020
My favorite clips from that past few years; edited together as a reel of work specifically for non-profits only.


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

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

Remote Producer – Teaching in Crisis, Pt 1 & 2, VIRTUAL EVENT WITH 450 ATTENDEES AND 18 PRESENTERS

May, 2020 — current
Live Event – National Alliance of Acting Teachers

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.

Work with Michael Buffo House of 8 Media

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