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.

WPPI — Las Vegas, NV — FEBRUARY 7-9, 2017

Platform Class – Blockbuster Growth! How to remain or become a successful filmmaker with record breaking financial results year after year. So many filmmakers get burned out or never learn the correct way to get started. Running a business, filming, editing, and marketing is overwhelming. Its time for change so you can grow like Joe! Attend this class and you will walk away with the 3 key ways to successfully grow your photo/filmmaking business. The Switzer brand has had their videos viewed millions of times and the company itself is a million dollar brand with accelerated growth. You can be a tremendous success with the Switzerfilm simplistic approach.


*NEW* 4 Day Hands On Filmmaking Workshop – This four-day class will give you the chance to work with and learn from the award winning filmmakers at Switzerfilm. Join Joe and the crew as we create an epic, life changing, and promotional video!  You’ll get top see each step of the process and learn a wide range of tricks and tips that will dramatically increase your abilities as a filmmaker. Best part, you, the Switzerfilm team, and your crewmates will debut the film LIVE during the WPPI awards ceremony on Thursday night, February 9th.




Legends Of Photography — Las Vegas, NV — February 11th, 2017


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 ride into the Vegas sunset with 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.




Shutterfest — St. Louis, MO – April 18th-19th

Filmmaking for Photographers – Changing your thinking from photo to video. Kristin and 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 – Joe and 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. Joe and 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!



2016 Switzerfilm Production Tools (updated Dec. 19th)

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, Sony 10-18mm f/4, and (2) GoPro Hero 4.

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

Lighting – (2) Fiilex P180 LED with battery packs

Cloud/Software – Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

Music Licenses – Songfreedom

Aerials – (2) DJI Phantom 4

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

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