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

Blockbuster Growth! How to remain or become a successful filmmaker and move mountains 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.



SHUTTERFEST St. Louis, MO — APRIL 18-19, 2017

Details coming soon.


Hard copies available at Barnes and Noble or free monthly articles written by Professor Joe with educational videos.BEHINDTHESHUTTER.COM


From individual filmmakers just starting to the experienced cinematographer looking to run a successful business, Joe travels the United States teaching everything he knows and holding nothing back.JSWITZER@SWITZERFILM.COM

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