Who is


Switzerfilm is more than a group of talented, (mostly) attractive cinematographers and photographers. We are a family. With each new client, our family gets bigger.

Our goal for each project is to drive the viewer to emotion. We want the audience to be sentimental, joyful, inspired, amazed, excited and bent over in laughter.

If you’re looking for a video to tell your company’s story, highlight a product, produce a TV commercial, or make a hilarious video that will dominate your social channels, we’ve got you.

If you need photography, we’ll give you an overflowing library of dynamic and beautiful images you can use for print, web, or to gain Instagram stardom.

We’re here to give you great ideas, and to make your ideas come to life.

Joe Switzer / Ashley Switzer / Katie Long / Kristin Rolla / TJ Gaylord


You can’t talk about Switzerfilm without mentioning our beloved mascot, Kreature. What is Kreature, you ask? Well, we’d like to say a little slice of Heaven, but he is so much more than that. He started as a $2 flea market purchase in the wild of ­­­­­­­rural Missouri, but quickly became so much more. Mentor, travel companion, entrepreneur, philanthropist and most of all, a friend.

When he’s not supervising shoots and scouting locations, he’s eating spaghetti and making sure to capture all of Joe’s most embarrassing moments (his two favorite pastimes). Once you spend a moment with him, before you know it you will love him just as much as we have all grown to do.

Wanna keep up with Kreature?
Thousands of shoots. Millions of video views. Five misfits. We are Switzerfilm.


Find Joe when he's teaching about cinema & photo.

2017 Switzerfilm Production Tools

Camera Gear – (3) Sony A7s2, G Master Sony 24-70mm f/2.8, Sony 90mm f/2.8Macro G, G Master Sony 85mm f/1.4, Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0, Sony 35mm f/1.4, Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8, Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8, and (2) GoPro Hero 5.

Video Tools  – DJI Ronin MRhino EVO Carboon Slider, (2) Manfrotto Monopod and Bag (2) Benro Tripod

Lighting – (2) Fiilex Matrex (4) Fiilex P180 LED with battery packs

Cloud/Software – Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

Music Licenses – Songfreedom

Aerials – (2) DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Travel Gear – Think Tank V3.0Think Tank Belt with Lens Pouches, and Think Tank V2.0 Laptop Bag

ImagingUSA — Nashville, TN — Jan 11th-16th, 2018

Photographers keep turning it down.  How many times have you been asked if you could video for your clients?   You either ignore it or send the business to someone else who gets to make a whole lot of money.  The problem is most of you never learned the correct way to get started as a filmmaker or it became overwhelming when you tried it that one time.  Put your guard down, you have Joe on your side.  Attend this class and find the 3 key ways to successfully grow your photo/filmmaking business and see how Joe actually uses his camera with his live demo on stage.

Register – ImagingUSA.org


Shutterfest — St. Louis, MO – April 2018

Filmmaking for Photographers – Changing your thinking from photo to video. Joe will show you the differences between the photo and video world. The process of working with subjects and scenes is different but very similar. Everyone will be introduced to the video tools and get comfortable with motion. Film is bigger than ever and never before has Switzerfilm focused on a class just for photographers.

The Video Edit – Kristin will show you the Switzerfilm editing approach with a real wedding. Learn about the timing of video clips, music selection, color correction, and tempo. The software demonstration will be using Final Cut Pro on a Mac. Bringing your computer is optional, not necessary.

Finding Success – The 3 most simple ways to create a successful photo/video business. TJ of Switzerfilm will show you how to grow the size of your company. No more waiting for the right lens, coworker, or customer. You will leave the class ready to take action and your company growth will finally ignite!



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