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Handcrafted video for a handcrafted company

If you are one of the lucky ones, you are blessed with fond memories of swapping stories and tall tales around a crackling campfire after a camping, fishing or hiking adventure ‘Up North’. How then, in our busy lives surrounded by technology and the constant state of connectivity, can we find more of those simple and carefree times?

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Frost River, a Duluth MN based maker of hand crafted leather and canvas soft goods, gets to share these types of memories and tales every day with long time customers in their workshop and storefront on West Superior Street.  In order to bring the story of their company and its heritage products to others, long time partners Frost River and Gamut One Studios collaborated to produce a video that recounts the history of their company and its enduring, generation-proof soft goods.

Videographers, Dewey Koshenina and Jeff Schmieg couldn’t have been more perfect for the job.  From multiple wilderness locales, filming the true beauty of the land and the leather and canvas products in action to Frost River’s workshop, where Dewey and Jeff captured the Frost River artisans carefully crafting each piece into what would soon become a family’s cherished heirloom.

We invite you to relax with a fresh cup of coffee or a frosty mug of beer and experience the tale of Frost River as told through the eyes of Gamut One Studios. You will quickly see how something new can become a tradition-rich favorite, full of experience from generations past and present.

G1 Studios and Frost River from Gamut One on Vimeo.

Be sure to check out our friends at Frost River for yourself the next time you are in Duluth, MN.

Hangin’ with the Prez

Gamut One Studios had a brush with fame last Friday when photographers Jeff Schmieg and Dewey Koshenina had the unique opportunity to photograph President Barack Obama.  President Obama spent the mid-day touring and speaking at Honeywell while our swift and skillful photographers captured it all on camera.

The President has an extremely tight schedule, so when you are photographing him, you’ve got to be quick and on your game.   Gamut One Studios, a contracted Honeywell vendor, was brought in to photograph the President’s visit and provided Honeywell with over 400 press ready images within hours of the event.  Images were uploaded to a private web gallery where the Honeywell staff could quickly access and distribute images as needed for public relations, documentation and promotion.

Seeing how the whole White House machine operates behind the scenes was very interesting.  It was a complex process but most notably, a very well oiled machine that is highly choreographed for maximum efficiency and security.

As you can probably imagine, the day was full of protocol, politics and stoic secret service agents. That doesn’t phase Jeff, our ‘nerves of steel’ photographer who has smoothly photographed tactical response teams while expert marksmen pointed automatic weapons at him.  Provided with White House Press Pool credentials, Jeff followed the President as he toured parts of the manufacturing floor and met Honeywell employees.  Jeff was then allowed inside the rope-line to photograph the president up close during the speech.

Rubbing Elbows with the Associated Press and White House Staff photographers who cover the president every day brought new insight into the workings of this political operation.  Dewey photographed the event from the main press stage for another view point of the action.

Capturing the spark and excitement that people had when meeting President Obama made our job even better.  The kids (and many adults) in attendance were beyond excited… beaming with perma-grins as they showed off their autographs and photos while they soaked in the whole experience.

We got some cool press pool badges that make great souvenirs from the event.  I think Jeff and Dewey will wear them all week…you just never know when you may want to impress someone!

G1 Studios sponsors 2011 MIMA Summit

Gamut One Studios recently took part in the biggest annual marketing and technology conference in the Midwest. The 2011 MIMA (Minneapolis Interactive Marketing Association) Summit was held on Oct. 11th and 12th at the Minneapolis Hilton.

Gamut One Studios has worked with MIMA for several years. This year celebrated the 10th annual summit, a two-day event that hosts close to 1,000 attendees.

Our promotions table at the summit  gave us a chance to catch up with some clients, meet new faces and showcase the services of our studio. Scott Nelson, our new sales associate, joined Greg Kamin fielding questions from interested attendees
about our studio in Edina and our commercial photography services.

The iPad 2 drawing… when will the winner be announced? We will draw and post the winner by 1 p.m. on Friday 10.14.11.  All who liked us on Facebook were entered into the drawing a second time.


Dewey Koshenina and Myron Wolf photographed attendees, featured speakers, the keynote addresses, and all 40 of the breakout sessions.

The morning keynote address was given by Avinash Kaushik, the co-Founder of Market Motive, Inc. and the Analytics Evangelist for Google.

The afternoon keynote was given by the editor-in-chief for Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson. He authored the New York Times best seller The Long Tail.

A few of the featured session topics covered e-commerce & e-mail, mobile & screens, social media & community engagement, UX (user experience) & design. The Summit wrapped up with an evening of great food, drinks and entertainment sponsored by Gage. We are already looking forward to next year!

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Dog and Pony Show

Greg and Dewey recently traveled with art director Amy Rausch to complete a fast-paced, computer hard drive overloading, dog and pony, 4-day location shoot for Patterson Companies. The shoot took place at four locations in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Dog and Pony? That’s right, the subjects were horses, dogs, cats, iguanas, and their caring veterinarians.  As one Massachusetts local jokingly asked Greg, “Aren’t there any dogs in Minnesota?”

Webster Veterinary

The draw to the east coast was Webster Veterinary, a division of Patterson Companies, Inc. Webster, located in Devens, MA, is the leading distributor of veterinary supplies to companion-pet veterinary clinics in the eastern United States. The goal, under direction of Amy Rausch and DVM Scott Handler, was to build a library of images to be used in Webster marketing materials.

As a doctor of veterinarian medicine and also the marketing director for Webster, Handler arranged for Greg and Dewey to photograph veterinarians, technicians, and patients in two Equine facilities and two small animal clinics/hospitals.

Day 1: Fairfield Equine in Newton, Connecticut

How can you pose a horse? With plenty of tranquilizer, of course. Well, that is not exactly true. It was very important for Greg and Dewey to be “shooting” as the doctors perform their patient care and exams.

Scott Handler and Rebecca Timpano, a marketing professional for Webster with extensive equine experience, guided the photographers to capture the essential procedures.

Technicians taking digital X-Rays

Shock wave therapy, horse secured by twitch

Why the headphones?

Shock wave therapy is a treatment that is increasingly used by veterinarians to treat orthopedic problems such as bone fractures.  This treatment does not use electrical pulses, but rather high-energy acoustic pulses, much like sound waves, that have the ability to travel readily through soft tissues to effect hard material and tissues such as mineralized deposits or bone.

Extensive IV treatment care

Day 2: Animal Medical Center in Nashua, New Hampshire

The small animal clinic in Nashua was bustling with furry feline patients, some with basic checkups and others undergoing extensive surgery. There were also many breeds and sizes of dogs from a Jack Russell all the way up to the Great Dane.

Did we mention the iguana?

Dr. Westring examines a post-surgery feline

Technician takes digital X-Rays of the cat’s teeth. Yes, the cat is sleeping, never mind the open eye.

Day 3: Massachusetts Equine Clinic in Uxbridge, MA

This was a beautiful setting for our Saturday morning shoot in south eastern Massachusetts. Uxbridge is just an hour from Boston and only 15 minutes from northern Rhode Island.

Mass. Equine Clinic in Uxbridge

“Floating” the horse’s teeth

Horses chew their food from grinding their teeth from side to side. This can cause sharp edges and uneven wear. Floating the horse’s teeth is a process that files down any ridges or points. This needs to be completed usually once per year to prevent possible damage to the horse’s tongue, cheek, or gums.

Vet tests Horse’s mobility

Day 4: Chelmsford Animal Hospital in Chelmsford, MA

This last day of the shoot was another opportunity to capture more small animals,
photos in the lab, exams, and some with the animal’s owners.

Behind the scenes: Dewey in lab

That’s a wrap!

Legal line: No felines or furry things were harmed during the shoot.

More about our wonderful client: Patterson Companies is an industry-leading specialty distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. Driven to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in these growing markets, Patterson provides a total-package approach to doing business.

Gamut One Studios is proud to be Patterson Companies’ contracted vendor for professional photography services. Gamut One Studios is a full service commercial photography studio in Minneapolis. Whether on location or in our 10,000 sq. ft. studio, G1 Studios delivers the best in high quality images and customer service.