House of 8 Media believes eyeballs are the new real estate. From the big screen to the screen in your pocket, each platform is a unique tool for delivering your message.
We are an enterprise of creative architects who are committed to living sustainable lives as entrepreneurs who do what we love: make movies. As passionate and experienced storytellers we effortlessly coach while we create.
If this is your first time working with video or your hundredth time, you couldn’t have picked a better team.
We welcome you to join our House of 8.
For live theatre, conferences, training seminars, product introductions, weddings or any special event, we provide professional service with state-of-the-art equipment, at an affordable price.
Every live event is an opportunity to create a product for the world to see.
From live theatre to community events and corporate presentations, House of 8 Media helps to jumpstart the digital presence of our clients with professional service and state-of-the-art equipment at an affordable price. Now with live streaming, wireless multi-camera technology.
“The Mulligans”, a band by the Monterey Peninsula Country Club
A sample of Highlight Reel of a Live Performance
Combined with your company’s graphics, proper lower-thirds titles, PowerPoint presentations, or other prepared media, we combine the day’s interviews, speeches, and appropriate “b-roll” with our extensive music library to create a video everyone will be proud to share widely.
Trust us to capture the beauty of your wedding day so your guests don’t have to. We offer a short-form cinematic film for you to be proud to share widely as well as a full documentary experience of every notable event, toast, and memorable moment.
We are experienced filmmakers. Allow us to do what we do best and capture your wedding day for you to cherish on any device at any time forever. Ask us about our new private, live-streaming add-on for those who cannot not attend the ceremony. Trim your guest count down by providing them with a live digital experience of the best views – direct from our multi-camera, telephoto cinematic rigs and quality audio feed.
View our portfolio of wedding productions here:
The House of 8 Media team and Mike Buffo can’t be beat. I have worked with him for a year and he is professional, talented, experienced and a pleasure to work with. They provide constructive input when on a ‘shoot’ looking for the best possible ways to tell a story through video. Mike provides creative and unique ideas that enhance the video during his editing sessions – all leading up to the achieving the best possible results. The final product he delivers to the television stations always receives an “A” from those stations and the media. I can’t wait to use them again and again.
— Tom Brocato
Remember that great toast by the Best Man? Let’s see it again, shall we? We have multiple packages available for capturing your special wedding day. Get a film made for your wedding or simply amazing photos by the legendary Michelle Magdalena Maddox. We make it possible to sit back and enjoy ALL of the events of that day anywhere at anytime…forever.
A video that is the perfect balance between your business’s commercial appeal and your personal mission can be a powerful tool that you can use to define what you do forever.
View our Portfolio of commercial videography here
Sunset Presents (2017/2018 Season)
“I worked with Mike and Jules of House of 8 Media for the first time several weeks ago, as they created a video for one of Sunset Center’s events. The results were beautiful, professional, and had real wow factor. Our patrons were blown away by the film, which showcased our 2017-2018 performance season lineup. In addition, House of 8 was lovely to work with—friendly and warm, and highly effective in communication, workflow, and time management. I would recommend their services in a heartbeat. 5 Stars!”
— Alex Richardson
Outreach & Marketing Manager, Sunset Center
Kern Dentistry: “Better, Brighter Smiles” – Infomercial for Comcast
Allow us to dive into the creative soup with you and cinematically translate your brand’s message, live theatrical performance, or live event opportunity into a beautiful short-form video for the world to behold on TV or online. We love to help you plan, write, produce, and deliver a premium product worthy of network TV or online. From 30 second spots to infomercials, we can scale production scope at hand; maximizing your production budget to meet the creative vision we co-create together.
Real estate videos work on several levels. For sellers, it helps them differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. For buyers, a good estate film will create an emotional connection to the home. Today, buyers want to experience a property virtually before they come see it in person. There are a record number of properties on the market, and our real estate film will capture your property’s irresistible features. We offer a professional, effortless experience that will ultimately pay for itself.
Real estate videos create a unique atmosphere for buyers and sellers. For sellers, it helps them to differentiate themselves in a competitive market. For buyers, it creates an emotional connection to the home. In today’s digital world, our real estate film will capture your property’s irresistible features for buyers to experience virtually before seeing it in person. We offer a professional, effortless cinematic first impression of your luxury property that will ultimately pay for itself.
A Contemporary Estate Film uses the best media available. A combination of HDR photography (use your own or hire us) with soaring aerials, additional interior and exterior video as needed, and custom 2D graphics that beautifully match your companies specs. All of this set to a royalty free music score from our library that never disappoints.
A Narrated Cinematic Experience is the right choice for the talented agent who wants not only to make a great film about a listing, but differentiate him or herself in a highly competitive market. This film will be driven by the story behind the home as told by the one who knows the most about it; you. Together we can craft a brief film that everyone will be proud enough to share widely. When we do that, this film will WORK for you and you will sell your listing faster than if you stuck to traditional methods.
Proud to have just sold my listing at 61 Riley Ranch Rd. in Carmel. The buyers of this home said they watched the video over 200 times… Jacqueline and Michael, you are awesome film masters!!! Thank you for your incredible talents and creativity with the film production.
— Nicole Truszkowski
Carmel, CASotheby’s Realty
When we capture a story worth telling, we propel our collective culture forward. Allow us to be the lens to which the world perceives your organization’s good work. Let’s have a good time together, and make a definitive film about what you do and how you do it.
An original song for the city of Pacific Grove, California. America’s last hometown.
Director/Director of Photography // Michelle Magdalena
Additional Photography by Michael Buffo
Edited by Sandra Falkowski
Produced by Moe Ammar
As the Director of Photography of choice for many of the most reputable businesses, institutions, and venues on the Monterey Peninsula, Michael Buffo prides himself on preserving our region’s arts, culture, and entertainment. He strives to show up with as much generosity as the client can handle with multiple camera systems to choose from, providing unexpected wireless HD monitoring solutions, and delivering much more than originally ordered.
Michael Buffo started out as a friend, and transitioned into a videographer shooting a documentary inside the Salinas Valley Prison for our group, The Freedom Within Prison Project. I was impressed with his contractual acumen, the ease at which he guided us into the development of a 1 minute commercial, a 5-minute home page video, and a 10 minute mini-documentary. His camera operation in a sensitive environment, a level 4 state prison, Michael being a “one-man crew”, and coaching us through the filmenvisioning process as well as his interviewing of the warden was excellent. I felt at ease and trusted his decisions in obtaining the shots we needed for our film, and was appreciative that his respect and care led our inmates to feel welcomed and at ease during the filming.
—Jay Saber, Facilitator at Freedom Within Prison Project
Each time you teach is an opportunity to create an information product. We offer video productions for your workshops at an affordable rate on a competitive timeline. Each production includes an experienced “Course Coach” who help you design your production from start to finish without interfering too much with your current curriculum. We will also work with you to write, plan, and film the appropriate promotional material that will serve to sell the course. The experienced entrepreneur knows that true financial leverage is passive income from information products.
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An expert guide into simple fermentation practices so you can improve your family’s diet by eating probiotic food.
Decision Making Mastery: Think Clearly and Choose Wisely
A clear approach to making sound decisions that are defensible to challenge.
I really enjoyed working with Michael Buffo and the house of 8 media team over the last couple of years. They are fun, flexible, super supportive and dynamic. Michael is one of those trustworthy, high quality, high integrity people who is humble, yet ripe with information. He made my Indiegogo video, my product informational videos and my e-learning course. He always produces a high quality product and provides excellent coaching. Working with Michael has been a joy and I always feel a sense of trust and ease with him, as though I have a friend who will take care of me and my business for life. I highly recommend House of 8 Media to anyone who is lucky enough to use their services!
— Kelly Dearie
CEO, Creative Cultures