Covid-19: Back to Business



The past couple months have put a major strain on every facet of our personal and professional lives. As a small business of seven team members, we fully understand the impact this situation has had on businesses – loss of revenue, change in marketing cycles, or shifting production timelines. Whatever your situation, we want our focus to be on helping you move forward.

Discount Offer
As we are officially welcomed back to work by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-40, we want to offer a 20% discount to any new or existing customer booking a session. Any session booked and completed prior to July 1, 2020 will receive the discount on photographer’s and videographer’s time.

Remote Client Approval
For many years, we have provided photography services for clients who are not able to attend a shoot. This remote-approval process allows us to work with you via email or video conference, as we handle all on-site details. As a full-service studio, we also offer a safe, no-contact pick-up of your products and will return them to you when the shoot is complete.

Schedule Today!
Email studio@gamut1studios.com to schedule your session and start discussing how we can help provide you with custom photography, videography, editing, sound editing, or animation.

We wish you good health and we believe that we will get through this, together.

 

Your friends at Gamut One Studios

Yes, it’s our 10th Annual Super Bowl Party!

My how the time flies.  Please join us for our 10th Annual Super Bowl Party!

Register Here

Everyone has his or her own reason to enjoy the biggest party of the year – the Super Bowl! Whether it’s cheering for your favorite team, watching the best commercials, dancing during the halftime show (this year performed by J.Lo and Shakira), or eating delicious food – we invite you to enjoy it all with us for Super Bowl 54!

We are excited to host our 10th annual Gamut One Studios’ tailgate experience inside our 10,000 sq. ft. studio. We host this big event to express our appreciation to our clients, families, and friends – and together we also give back in our community to help those in need.

Community Support:
This year our party will support the Think Great Foundation, which has the mission to enrich and enhance the lives of military and veteran spouses by supporting the accomplishment of their educational and career goals.

At the party and through our online auction site, you will be able to make an impact with your financial support of these military families.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 2nd, 3-10 p.m.

  • 3 p.m. keg is tapped & tailgating begins.
  • Enjoy some great football fare including the Gamut One Chili Cook-off!
  • 5:30 p.m. enjoy the big game on our amazing 35 ft. High Definition screen!
  • Kid’s interactive fun zone with basketball shoot-out and 34 ft. bouncy obstacle course!
  • Check out the Palace Arcade with some of the best old-school games of the 80’s. No quarters necessary!
  • Come early to claim your spot or bid on the VIP seating (best seats & includes wait service).
  • Strike your best pose in our famous photo booth!We greatly appreciate your early RSVP to help with our preparation
  • Please note, auctions will be hosted online with easy access via your mobile device. We will only be able to accept credit card payments for auction items. Cash and check donations to Think Great Foundation will still be gratefully accepted.

Graphis Photography Awards

We are extremely pleased to share that our partner, Bill Bartlett, has been honored with two awards in the Graphis Photography Annual 2019!

Graphis, the internationally renowned publisher of the Graphis Design Annual, is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Design, Advertising, Photography, and Art/Illustration. Each year Graphis invites professionals across the design communities to be considered for inclusion in their books. From these submissions, Graphis selects the most compelling work of the year for Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards consideration.

Bill received a Silver Award for his image “Range” and an Honorable Mention for his image “Biorefinery #1”.

 

Range

 

Biorefinery #1

2019 Super Bowl Party Highlights

Each year the team at Gamut One Studios decides to benefit a local charity through a silent auction at our Super Bowl party. We chose Second Harvest Heartland because they are one of the nation’s largest, most effective and most innovative hunger-relief organizations. Every $1 donated provides three meals.

Super Bowl 53 went down as the lowest scoring game in NFL history; however, at our 9th annual Super Bowl party, fans showed up and scored big for Second Harvest Heartland.

In addition to raising $2,827 through the silent auction, the food drive yielded over 300 items.

We want to thank all our corporate and private sponsors for donating to the silent auction. Our sponsors were: 3M, Caribou Coffee, Barb Koshenina, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Chili’s Bar & Grill, Wild Wings, Larkin Hoffman, Claudia Wilde, Therese Bartlett, Northern Radiator, Droolin’ Moose, Wooden Hill Brewery, Frost River, Brandless, and Red’s Savoy Pizza.

The annual chili cook-off contest is one of the most talked about offerings at our party, and the biggest question each year is, “Who will take home the coveted Golden Chili Pepper Award?  This year we had 6 varieties of chili for our guests to enjoy. The chili creators are kept anonymous to the guests and each guest can enjoy all varieties, but then has just 1 token to vote for his or her favorite.

Greg Kamin’s “Rio Rancho” – a hearty cacophony of spicy, sweet and savory was the winner this year. Among the jalapeños, pinto beans, and spicy beef, Kamin also packed in bacon and sweet onions.

“I put a lot of attention to the details with this labor of love, especially my hand- picked batch of jalapeños from Rio Rancho, New Mexico,” Kamin said with a smile and a proud pose in the Gamut One Photo Booth.

As always, guests have fun in the photo booth. Enjoy a quick video here and we hope you can join us next year!

9th Annual Super Bowl Party – Feb. 3rd

Join us for the big show!

Everyone has his or her own reason to enjoy the biggest party of the year – the Super Bowl! Whether it’s cheering for your favorite team, watching the best commercials, singing along at the halftime show (this year performed by Maroon 5), or eating delicious party food – we invite you to enjoy it all with us for Super Bowl 53!

We are excited to host our 9th annual Gamut One Studios’ tailgate experience inside our 10,000 sq. ft. studio. We host this big event to express our appreciation to our clients, families, and friends – and together we also give back in our community to help those in need.

Community Support:

This year our silent auctions and food drive will be supporting Second Harvest Heartland, a fantastic hunger relief organization. Second Harvest Heartland works closely with nearly 1,000 partnering food shelves, food pantries and other meal programs.

Food Drive:

We are collecting canned, dry & non-perishable food to support local families in need. Please consider to bring one or more of these most needed items: canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew, chili, peanut butter, and canned or dried beans.

With an average party attendance of over 200 guests, we can make a real impact if each person were able to bring at least 1 donation.


Sunday, February 3rd, 3-10 p.m.

  • 3 p.m. keg is tapped & tailgating begins.
  • Enjoy some great football fare including the Gamut One Chili Cook-off!
  • 5:30 p.m. enjoy the big game on our amazing 35 ft. High Definition screen!
  • Kid’s interactive fun zone with basketball shoot-out and 34 ft. bouncy obstacle course!
  • Check out the Palace Arcade! Our homage to the old school arcades of the 80’s. No quarters neccessary!
  • Come at 3pm to claim your spot OR bring your own favorite lawn chair for the tailgating fun!
  • Silent Auctions for a coveted spot in the VIP LOUNGE and other awesome items. (supporting Second Harvest Heartland)
  • We’ll have games, prizes and our famous photobooth!

We greatly appreciate your early RSVP to help with our preparation. **** Please Register Here ****

 

Check out some of our videos from past years to see all the fun you may have missed.  See you February 3rd!

2018 Motions Reels

As the year wraps up and we start looking forward to a busy 2019, we thought it would be nice to share a few motion reels highlighting some of the fun, challenging and unique video projects that we worked on in 2018.  Video has become an essential tool for companies all of sizes to communicate to customers, employees and the public in general.  Drop us a line to find out how we can make your commercial video or photography project come to life with amazing results.  Check out more of our work on our YouTube channel.

Marvin Windows – BTS Video

Ever wonder how big our space is here at Gamut One Studios?  Well, it’s big enough to build a small home in it. Bill Bartlett and crew proved this last summer on a unique photography project for Marvin Windows, if you build it, they will come.

Enjoy this quick Behind-The-Scenes video of the project that exceeded Marvin Windows’ “big” expectations.

Marvin Windows Set Build from Gamut One Studios on Vimeo.

Super Bowl 52 Party Guests Respond with Arms Wide Open

More than 200 guests joined the celebration at Gamut One Studios for Super Bowl 52 . Whether cheering for the Eagles or the Patriots, this can be a very divisive event; however, these fans were unified around one common goal: helping locals in need.

Gamut One Studios’ 8th annual Super Bowl party was a benefit event for Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.

And with arms WIDE OPEN – the response from our amazing guests was like a big hug for the Twin Cities’ charity.  We collected over $2,000 for Open Arms of Minnesota, through purchase of silent auction items and cash donations. In addition to donations, our guests responded with literally shopping carts full of cereal to help overflow our cereal drive.

The gluten-free cereal drive was a huge success totaling 103 boxes of cereal and 15 bags of granola.

A special thanks goes out to all our corporate sponsors who donated items to our silent auction: Wild Wings, Frost River, Stevie Rays Improv, 3M, Swedish Comfort, Droolin’ Moose, Wooden Hill Brewing, Marketing Architects, Caribou Coffee and Heartfelt Gifts.

In addition to our kids’ zone with the inflatable obstacle course, basketball shoot-out, and football passing challenge, this year we had our very own 80s arcade with classic games like Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man, and Dig Dug. Many from young and old enjoyed.


The annual chili cook-off contest is one of the most talked about offerings at our party, and the biggest question each year is who will take home the coveted Golden Chili Pepper Award?  This year we had 8 varieties of chili for our guests to sample and savor, with names like: “Butt Burner”, “Howlin’ Horseradish”, “Better with Bacon” and many more flavor-packed crock pots.

This year it went to Joe Monsoor for his “Sir Meats-a-lot” chili that hailed a trio of meats including beef, pork sausage, and corned beef brisket. This was Joe’s 2nd victory, after winning last year for a delicious chili made with duck.

When this writer asked Joe about his chances for a hat trick next year, Joe replied, “You know, last year I had the duck, this year it was the holy trinity of meat, and next year I may need to bring a buffalo!”

Joe has now secured his 2nd spot in the G1 Studios’ Chili Hall of Fame. When Greg Kamin, 3-time chili champion, was asked about Joe’s victory, Kamin only chuckled and said, “I don’t care if Joe brings buffalo, antelope, or elk next year, Joe’s time with the [Golden] Pepper is over!

As always, we love it when our guests have fun in the photo booth. This is a compilation of some of the best poses and great expressions. Enjoy!

©2018, Gamut One Studios, Inc.

8th Annual G1 Studios Super Bowl Party

Number Eight is going to be Great!

Could this be the year that the Minnesota Vikings play in U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl 52? It just might happen!  Bring friends & family to tailgate, play games and of course, cheer on the team of your choice (Skol! Vikings!) as we watch and celebrate our home town Super Bowl.

Doors will be open at 3pm and we’ll have hot chili, cold beer and new this year, an 80’s style arcade room with a few of your favorite childhood video games.

This year we are proud to support Open Arms of Minnesota, a fantastic non-profit that delivers fresh, nutritious meals to people struggling with cancer, HIV and other life-threatening illnesses.  We’ll have some great silent auction items and a Gluten Free Cereal Drive.  We hope you will join us and bring a box or two to support the great work that Open Arms does in our community.

See the Gamut One crew in action at Open Arms

Find out more about  Open Arms of Minnesota

Please help us with preparations by reserving your spot here….  [ RSVP Here ]

 

Helpful info for our Gluten Free Cereal Drive…

Popular Gluten Free cereals:

  • General Mills’ Cheerios
  • Rice Chex
  • Corn Chex
  • Nature’s Path Corn Flakes
  • Assorted Nature’s Path Cereals
  • Puffed rice

Popular Gluten Free Granolas:

  • Bakery on Main Gluten-Free Granola
  • Boulder Granola
  • Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Granola
  • Udi’s Gluten-Free Granola

Gluten Free Oatmeal

  • Some oatmeal can contain trace amounts of gluten. Look for gluten-free labels.

 

A little recap of last year’s party.

Warm Holiday Wishes


As the holidays approach and 2017 winds to a close, we reflect on another successful year for Gamut One Studios and can’t help but to be thankful. We are thankful for the wonderful, talented group of people we’ve worked with for so long.  We are thankful for our friends and clients that continue to trust us to create great photography and video for their businesses. We’re especially thankful for the health and well being of our families.This year, that feeling of thankfulness has lead us to support Open Arms of Minnesota with a holiday donation in honor of our clients. Open Arms is a fantastic non-profit that delivers fresh, nutritious meals to people struggling with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and HIV. We are grateful for the great work they are doing in our communities and thank you for your support of that mission.


Not wanting to stop there, we also rolled up our sleeves and donned the hair nets for an afternoon in November, to help Open Arms in their very busy kitchen. We peeled, chopped and packaged meals to help struggling families around the Twin Cities. For that afternoon, our G1 Crew managed to chop and peel over a 100 pounds of parsnips and onions, pack 80 sloppy joe meals, and 480 beef stroganoff meals. It was a busy and fulfilling afternoon for all. Bill and Bryce claimed that they shed tears of joy, not related to the onions. And yes, we came away with all our trigger fingers in tact.


Open Arms will also be our charity of choice for our 2018 Super Bowl Party.  We hope you’ll help us continue to support this wonderful organization doing such appreciated work. Stay tuned for more party info. soon.

All of us at Gamut One Studios wish you and your family a warm, and joyful holiday season and a prosperous new year.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2018.