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.
We believe in the balance of creativity and technical skill to inspire positive change. By harnessing the creative potential of our technology, our workforce, and our relationships with like-minded organizations, we offer youth mentoring on our more creative productions. Our innovative production/curriculum design fosters creativity and collaboration, and enables our students to invent critical solutions, gain efficiencies, and promote life-long learning.
Filmmaker’s Lifestyle Mentorship Program
A mini-documentary about Spring 2016 of HARA.
Before House of 8 Media, there was HARA. The founders of these two companies maintain the dream of training the next digital media workforce on the peninsula. We do this by offering a feature film production each summer and ongoing on-location apprenticeship and job placement opportunities for Monterey County youth. If you’re seeking a position with us, we invite you to TRAIN WITH HARA and then APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP.
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.
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
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.
The Art of Fermentation: Strategies & Best Practices
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
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.
House of 8 Media’s Wedding Reel
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.
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.
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
The acquisition of digital footage is becoming easier each year. To make a music video worth watching, one must have talents in the entire process. From conception of what to capture, to creating visually pleasing images, to cutting that material into a digestible viewing and listening experience. Our music video creators have incredible raw talent. There’s no better way to put 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
Made For You by Alexander Cardinale
–Official Video by The Buffos– Director’s Cut
Now playing in all major movie theaters nationwide, and your local (alt) FM radio station.
Music produced by Morgan Taylor Reid.
Tweet – Gram – Vine: @XanderMusic
or visit XanderMusic.com
Directed by Brittney Buffo
Cinematography by Michael Buffo
A video that helps define your lifestyle, the business principles you abide by, and the beautiful community you serve can be a powerful tool that you can use for your business. You CAN have a great video about yourself and learn a ton in the process. If you’ve been searching for a production company who’s primary inspiration is talent, you found it. We know how to work with you to hone that talent for the world to see through the magic of video.
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.
DVDs of live theatre are our favorite type of video productions because it takes us back to our roots. We are always willing to work with local theatre companies to produce a video production that matches their budget. From a single expert camera operator to a 3-camera live switched and instant press to USB Drive, we can scale to meet your cast, crew, and audience market.
“Fire in the Heart,” and evening of world theatre (FULL SHOW)
Our standard video production of live theatre is two camera operators on two HD-DSLR cameras on professional fluid-head tripods with a stationary “wide” camera in the back of the house and a professional audio recorder connected to the sound mixer. The four streams are edited moment by moment by a veteran editor who never fails to capture the best moment available. Included in your order are up to 30DVDs with custom menu design, color labels, and jewel cases. Blu-Ray is also available.
“Fire in the Heart” a promo of live theatre (Mini-Doc)
Allow us to interview your audience and/or cast, perhaps right after a performance, and cinematically weave their responses with the best moments of the show. Add custom graphics, on-screen quotes, and a powerful call to action and what you get is a mini-documentary that can replace your physical live theatre experience. Use this piece in an email to begin the conversation, seal the deal, or provide a viewing experience of your work that goes far beyond the amount of people that could ever fit inside a theatre.