Our eLearning courses are on-point, on-brand and make a real difference.
NOT ALL TRAINING METHODS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Standard SOPs, plain-text training materials and one-on-one coaching can fail to effectively convey critical information, which can harm your brand and hurt your bottom line.
WHAT’S AT RISK
IF YOU DON’T USE VIDEO FOR YOUR TRAINING?
Costly errors result in rework and wasted materials.
Without proper training, employees cannot perform at a high level.
Avoid putting your employees at risk due to poor training.
THE MAGIC OF VIDEO SHOWCASE
With over two decades of video production and education experience across our team, we help corporations leverage our advanced video production workflows to create online learning solutions that yield a big impact.
Check out our work:
Who: Cepheid, (a Danaher corporation), is a medical device company specializing in infectious disease testing.
What: We were contracted to create 8 professional training courses intended to prevent manufacturing errors and increase production efficiency.
How: We worked with engineering staff to translate their SOPs into plain-speak English for professional actors to deliver straight to camera. To help visualize the spoken instruction, we captured iconic macro and micro footage by designing special camera technology tailor-made for each manufacturing process covered.
Who: Erin Conway, (owner of Kismet House), specializes in interior design, and is a social media expert with over 477,000 followers on Instagram.
What: We helped Erin get closer to her financial freedom goal through residual income by producing two digital information products (eCourses).
How: We helped Erin come up with The Kismet House Method by producing two courses that she sold directly to her followers. Erin recouped 100% of her production budget investment during the presale window for Course 1.
Who: The eDirector, (an educational resource by House of 8 Media founder, Mike Buffo), teaches the world’s greatest teachers how to run turnkey online-teaching businesses with predictable results.
What: We created two webinars and one 5-week training course which launched this leg of our business in 2020. “eDirection” covers every step of creating a VOD eLearning Course or Live Group Program, from curriculum writing to running ads.
How: Through pre-recorded content, live individual and group-coaching, accountability and unmatched support through our membership community: The eDirectors’ Forum. Click to LEARN MORE.
Who: HARA (Heart Aligned Response Artists) Motion Picture Conservatory, a 501 c3 non-profit, produces new media with emerging artists; providing professional mentorship that nurtures a student’s creative confidence and workforce skills to grow successful careers.
What: With my partner and co-founder, Brittney Buffo, we have produced about 20 films with teens, passing on our love of acting and the craft of storytelling to teenagers and our audiences.
How: With support from several local arts-minded foundations, we coached teens through the filmmaking process over the course of 13 seasons. We produced original works of short films, feature-length narrative films, documentaries, sketch comedies, mysteries, and teen dramas. We helped transform amateur actors into professionals.
Video is a powerful tool that can be used to:
→ Quickly and easily document complex products, processes and procedures
→ Demonstrate how products are used
→ Quickly and effectively train employees
→ Build brand awareness, attract new customers and share customer stories
→ Improve communication and collaboration among team members
WHO WE HELP
We specialize in all forms of educational video content.
As pioneers of “SOP into HD” curriculum development, we work with medical device manufacturers to create employee video training courses that help prevent costly manufacturing errors and increase production efficiency.
As eLearning Course Producers, we work with entrepreneurs to help write/shoot/edit educational video content that will help build their brand, improve visibility and scale their business.
With our high-level eLearning VOD courses for teachers, we package your genius into courses that generate passive income, drive influence and lead to professional opportunities.
What’s Possible With Video
→ Simplify complex concepts using relevant and engaging visuals
→ Profoundly accelerate the learning process
→ Retain information for longer periods of time
→ Make the learning process more engaging, fun and memorable
→ Create an emotional connection with the viewer
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Felix Lam, Process Engineering Manager, Cepheid
"If we didn’t have videos like this, we could have a lot of operator errors. The machine is automated but it’s operator-dependent. The process of inserting chemical tubes into matching ports is prone to mistakes. Different beads going into the wrong tube, one lot gone wrong could result in the loss of tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars if the error isn’t caught. A game of telephone from shift supervisor from engineer to operator can’t necessarily be accurate when we rely only on the work instruction SOP. "
Erin Conway, Owner, Kismet House
"On the first day of filming I think I told Mike I couldn’t do this without you like 12 times. He made me feel really confident. In post production, he worked tirelessly until everything was exactly the way I wanted it: every music cue, graphic, font – everything. He did not stop until I thought it was perfect. "
Kelly Dearie, CEO, Creative Cultures
"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! "
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THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA
Mike is a passionate alternative-education pioneer who believes that the best teaching finds the right balance between the theoretical and the practical.
His business, House of 8 Media, has been the video production company of choice on the Monterey peninsula for over 10 years, averaging 40-50 productions/year with budgets ranging from in-kind to $200k.
Mike’s Vimeo channel hosts 500+professional videos and his clients rank among the most reputable businesses producing the region’s most important cultural events.
As the author of the “Digital Performing Arts” curriculum for California public high schools, Mike’s curriculum met all public education standards in 10 subjects from screenwriting to cinematography, directing, editing, acting and new subjects like Transmedia Communications.
Mike is a former professional athlete, actor, healer and proud father of three boys. He’s a motivator and activator who uses his creative acumen in video production to successfully align his clients’ personal missions with their business goals.
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