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The Gemini Studios team has over 50 years of experience in Video Production 

           

Bruce Abitz has an extensive background in audio systems installation and video productions.  For the past fifteen years, Bruce has captured the majority of Fairmont Area School events, both sporting and fine arts.  His professional career started in Law Enforcement. 

After leaving a small town department, Bruce obtained his Journeyman and Master’s Plumbing license..  With a strong background in music, Bruce opened Gemini Music and offered the Fairmont area a full line of musical instruments and accessories for 25 years before closing in 2005 to concentrate solely on video productions and PA installations.

During this time, Bruce began teaching video production skills to students from Martin Luther, Fairmont, Truman and Granada school districts as well as at Bethany College in Mankato. Several of his students went on to pursue successful careers in that field.

 

Shelly Abitz started her career as a support assistant in the Time Study and Methods Department at Fairmont Railway Motors. After working there for seven years, Bruce and Shelly briefly moved to Eagle Lake before returning to Fairmont and securing a job at Fairmont National Bank where she rose to the level of Cashier and Senior Operations Officer. After 25 years with the bank, downsing offered her the oppportunity to return to college and get a degree in Commercial and Technical Art. After Graduation, Shelly joined Bruce and they closed their music store and opened Gemini Studios.

Shelly has completed well over 1000 video projects since 2005. She has produced several nationally distributed DVDs for businesses and organizations in the area. In 2010, Shelly's work was selected to recieve 2nd place honors in the Golden Plump Chicken's national "Making a Difference" video contest. Her body of work includes: writer for a regional soap opera - "As the Corn Grows", over 200 business commercials, live event capture of seminars, recitals, class reunions, captial campaign videos, informational videos, as well as illustrator for two books, "Jenny and Me" and "Bushy Tailed Squirrel's First Day Out."

  Jennifer Abitz started her career working for a scale manufacturer, but left to pursue an interest in dog grooming. Jenne spent several years running Moose and Lady's Dog Grooming out of her home. She joined the Gemini team as an administrative assistant while still in high school. Since that time she has been instrumental in live event capture, digital scrapbook projects, audiotransfers and video production of city and business commercials throughout a seven state area. She is knowledgeable in Adobe Photoshop and Premier video software and has produced well over 200 business videos during the past four years.  
  John Duderstadt Jr. is an affiliate producer and owns his own production company, Duderstadt Video Productions. John is sub-contracted by Gemini Studios to do live video shoots, voice over work, PA installation, web streaming and video production projects for Gemini Studios. John also does video capture and live streaming for the City of Fairmont and the Fairmont Area School District. For the past several years John has worked with Martin Luther High School students as a community expert, teaching media production skills, live shoot techniques and script writing. He has experience with the Tri-Caster Virtual Studio, live web streaming, web site building and management, audio and video installation, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and more.

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