The Gunnison Valley has an impressive pool of creative talent to help you execute your next photo or video shoot, especially for a County with a population of just under 16,000 people. We’ve endeavored to provide up to date contact information for all of the companies and individuals listed below and encourage you to employ locals when you can to keep your per diem costs low.

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If you’re a Gunnison Valley business providing any of the services listed on this page and you’d like to have your business listing added, please contact Marketing Director Andrew Sandstrom at 720-220-5700 or [email protected].

Agencies in the Gunnison Valley

2 Sense Social

A digital marketing agency focused on assisting your business’s growth through a curated online presence. Primarily working in mountain communities, we understand the joys and struggles of small businesses as well as non-profits, and strive to alleviate the stress and time commitment of digital marketing while sharing your authentic and aesthetic story with your customers. We improve your online presence, create websites you can manage yourself, and manage your social media accounts for you!

Buttery

Buttery is a full-service creative agency with roots in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. We live your story: Buttery’s creative firepower is a reflection of its diverse and experienced team, and an immersive approach to discovering, crafting and delivering brand stories.

Matchstick Productions

Matchstick Productions is a global production company based in Crested Butte, CO for over 25 years. We offer DP’s, Directors, Editors and Producers. Matchstick has 3 editing suites, including a finishing facility and 4 red camera packages, drones and a Cineflex camera system that can be mounted to  helicopter or vehicle.

Meyvn Creative

At Meyvn Creative we know digital media and have combined our experiences to create solutions that help clients sell products, build audiences, and share their most compelling stories.

Tin House Creative

Tin House Creative is a small footprint production house servicing a wide variety of clients big and small in most areas of video production. We specialize in location scouting, preproduction, script writing, production, post production, color, compositing and distribution. We scale our team based on the size of the operation and bring in talented people from around the globe to get the job done. We have directors and producers from L.A. to London. Our graphics team is based in Brazil, our composers in Washington D.C. and we service the valley locally with our in house production team that lives here in Created Butte. We have worked with companies big and small to help them tell their stories. Branded content, passion projects, social campaigns, narrative stories, we got you covered.

Travel Crested Butte

Gunnison Valley’s largest media company sharing all that makes Crested Butte, Colorado a mountain paradise. We create all media in-house and distribute via our own fan base along with targeted audiences. Our videos have been viewed over 5 million times across Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. We also work with a multitude of local businesses helping them get exposure, interest, and customers everyday.


Photographers

Gunnison Valley Photographers

Many brands like to bring their own photographers to the Gunnison Valley. We recommend taking a look at some of the local talent. We have some truly exceptional photographers in the Gunnison Valley. Their familiarity with our communities and public lands can often translate into more efficient shoots for you.

Buttery

Buttery is a full-service creative agency with roots in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. We live your story: Buttery’s creative firepower is a reflection of its diverse and experienced team, and an immersive approach to discovering, crafting and delivering brand stories.

Elevate the Media, LLC

Elevate the Media is an aerial photography/videography media company. We can provide full video edits/photo galleries for all types of events such as site selection, commercial construction, real estate, holiday, & local events, etc. FAA certified, registered, and insured.

Kozlowski Photography

Dave’s main objective with his photography is to provoke feeling. Composition without cropping, passion for compelling images is his main objective. His work has been showcased on a global scale for clients such has Eleven Experience, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Julbo, Renthal, Moutain Flyer Magazine and Freeskier magazine.

Matchstick Productions

Matchstick Productions is a global production company based in Crested Butte, CO for over 25 years. We offer DP’s, Directors, Editors and Producers. Matchstick has 3 editing suites, including a finishing facility and 4 red camera packages, drones and a Cineflex camera system that can be mounted to  helicopter or vehicle.

Meyvn Creative

At Meyvn Creative we know digital media and we have combined our experiences to create solutions that help clients sell products, build audiences, and share their most compelling stories.

Mountain Magic Media

Believing that each moment is a new opportunity to create magic, Lydia and T of Mountain Magic Media are completely dedicated to documenting the love and laughs on your special occasion or portrait session.  They provide you with lasting memories, shared and cherished as timeless art.  The dynamic duo works with you to create stunning images that highlight your vision, focusing on the beauty of your event with candid captures and by using natural poses to feature you in your best light.

Nathan Bilow Photography

After 35 years as a still photographer shooting for the Associated Press, Getty Images, USA Today, New York Times, multiple magazines and many others such as the US Ski Team while living in Crested Butte, having ten Olympic Games under my belt expanding to video production three miles from the center of Crested Butte I have a few acres where I work out of my home to produce in studio and lookout to a 360º vistas onto the 13,000′ ominous mountains from sunrise to sunset.

Open Your Eyes Gallery (Photography by Allan and Francie Ivy)

“Open Your Eyes Gallery” is a showcase for work by Allan and Francie Ivy. All printing, matting and framing is carried out in house. We offer a number of photographic services such as printing, wrapping canvases, portrait sittings and digital photography classes. The Gallery now also features 17 local artists.

Petar Dopchev

Petar is a commercial photographer based out of Crested Butte, CO specializing in outdoor adventure, action sports and active lifestyle.

Travel Crested Butte

Gunnison Valley’s largest media company sharing all that makes Crested Butte, Colorado a mountain paradise. We create all media in-house and distribute via our own fan base along with targeted audiences. Our videos have been viewed over 5 million times across Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. We also work with a multitude of local businesses helping them get exposure, interest, and customers everyday.

Regional Photography Partners

In addition to our local, Gunnison Valley partners, we’ve worked with the below regional partner in the past.

Devon Balet

Devon Balet is an adventure lifestyle photographer who specializes in creating outdoor sports and recreational imagery. His subjects are independent, confident, strong and competitive. Devon’s work is appropriate for advertising and editorial clients in the markets of sports, travel, active lifestyle, as well as a wide variety of youth brands.


Videographers

We also have some top talent on the video front.

Gunnison Valley Videographers

Buttery

Buttery is a full-service creative agency with roots in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. We live your story: Buttery’s creative firepower is a reflection of its diverse and experienced team, and an immersive approach to discovering, crafting and delivering brand stories.

Crested Butte Films

After 35 years as a still photographer shooting for the Associated Press, Getty Images, USA Today, New York Times, multiple magazines and many others such as the US Ski Team while living in Crested Butte, having ten Olympic Games under my belt expanding to video production three miles from the center of Crested Butte I have a few acres where I work out of my home to produce in studio and lookout to a 360º vistas onto the 13,000′ ominous mountains from sunrise to sunset.

Elevate the Media, LLC

Elevate the Media is an aerial photography/videography media company. We can provide full video edits/photo galleries for all types of events such as site selection, commercial construction, real estate, holiday, & local events, etc. FAA certified, registered, and insured.

Matchstick Productions

Matchstick Productions is a global production company based in Crested Butte, CO for over 25 years. We offer DP’s, Directors, Editors and Producers. Matchstick has 3 editing suites, including a finishing facility and 4 red camera packages, drones and a Cineflex camera system that can be mounted to  helicopter or vehicle.

Meyvn Creative

At Meyvn Creative we know digital media and we have combined our experiences to create solutions that help clients sell products, build audiences, and share their most compelling stories.

Petar Dopchev

Petar is a commercial photographer based out of Crested Butte, CO specializing in outdoor adventure, action sports and active lifestyle.

Tin House Creative

Tin House Creative is a small footprint production house servicing a wide variety of clients big and small in most areas of video production. We specialize in location scouting, preproduction, script writing, production, post production, color, compositing and distribution. We scale our team based on the size of the operation and bring in talented people from around the globe to get the job done. We have directors and producers from L.A. to London. Our graphics team is based in Brazil, our composers in Washington D.C. and we service the valley locally with our in house production team that lives here in Created Butte. We have worked with companies big and small to help them tell their stories. Branded content, passion projects, social campaigns, narrative stories, we got you covered.

Travel Crested Butte

Gunnison Valley’s largest media company sharing all that makes Crested Butte, Colorado a mountain paradise. We create all media in-house and distribute via our own fan base along with targeted audiences. Our videos have been viewed over 5 million times across Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. We also work with a multitude of local businesses helping them get exposure, interest, and customers everyday.

Regional Videography Partners

Devon Balet

Devon Balet is an adventure lifestyle photographer who specializes in creating outdoor sports and recreational imagery. His subjects are independent, confident, strong and competitive. Devon’s work is appropriate for advertising and editorial clients in the markets of sports, travel, active lifestyle, as well as a wide variety of youth brands.


Location Scouting

We know how time-consuming it can be to plan out a shoot, and even more so if you’re not familiar with the area. Let some of our locals help you find the perfect location for your vision.

Matchstick Productions

Matchstick Productions is a global production company based in Crested Butte, CO for over 25 years. We offer DP’s, Directors, Editors and Producers. Matchstick has 3 editing suites, including a finishing facility and 4 red camera packages, drones and a Cineflex camera system that can be mounted to  helicopter or vehicle.


Design

If you have graphic or other design needs while you’re in the Gunnison Valley, the following local partners can help you out.

2 Sense Social

A digital marketing agency focused on assisting your businesses grow through a curated online presence. Primarily working in mountain communities, we understand the joys and struggles of small businesses as well as non-profits, and strive to alleviate the stress and time commitment of digital marketing while sharing your authentic and aesthetic story with your customers. We improve your online presence, create websites you can manage your self, and manage your social media accounts for you!

Buttery

Buttery is a full-service creative agency with roots in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. We live your story: Buttery’s creative firepower is a reflection of its diverse and experienced team, and an immersive approach to discovering, crafting and delivering brand stories.

Elevate the Media, LLC

Elevate the Media is an aerial photography/videography media company. We can provide full video edits/photo galleries for all types of events such as site selection, commercial construction, real estate, holiday, & local events, etc. FAA certified, registered, and insured.

Kryptonite Creative

The team at Kryptonite Creative is passionate about making the internet a better experience for everyone. We specialize in creating beautiful websites and everything else that comes with it.

Matchstick Productions

Matchstick Productions is a global production company based in Crested Butte, CO for over 25 years. We offer DP’s, Directors, Editors and Producers. Matchstick has 3 editing suites, including a finishing facility and 4 red camera packages, drones and a Cineflex camera system that can be mounted to  helicopter or vehicle.


Western State Colorado University

Western, located right in downtown Gunnison is a great resource. The marketing department may be able to connect you to students who would be interested in working on your project.

In addition, Western is home to the ICELab, a modern co-working facility. Memberships include punch passes, daily drop-ins, monthly, dedicated desks, and dedicated offices.

If you’re a Gunnison Valley business providing any of the services listed on this page and you’d like to have your business listing added, please contact Marketing Manager Katy Mooney at [email protected]

Filming Permits

Do you think Gunnison, Crested Butte, Mt Crested Butte, or our public lands is the perfect setting for your shoot? If so you may need a filming permit. Gunnison County is home to several Federal Lands Agencies, three municipalities, and local land owners. Depending on the kind of filming project you may need a permit or to give a heads up that you’ll be filming.

Federal Lands Agencies

Municipalities

  • City of Gunnison
    Please contact the city clerk for more information
  • Town of Crested Butte
    Please contact the town clerk for more information. Crested Butte also asks that you let the Crested Butte’s Marshall office know if you’re filming anything regardless of permit needs.
  • Town of Mt. Crested Butte
    Mt. Crested Butte would like to be informed of any filming happening in town. Please go here for more information.

Other Entities’ Permit Requirements

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

If you’d like to shoot anything at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Matt Feier is your contact. Matt can be reached via phone at (970) 349-4030. Please reach out at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure you have time to secure required insurance and manage other considerations. Keep in mind that the resort has a lease with the Forest Service and your shoot may require both Forest Service and Resort permission.

Crested Butte Land Trust

The Crested Butte Land Trust is a private non-profit corporation that owns and manages land to provide economic, social, and economic benefits in the Gunnison Valley. They require “short term activity” permits as described in their Land Use Protocol document for any commercial photo or video shoots on Land Trust land. Hedda Peterson is your contact for all requests and we advise reaching out as early as possible to allow for enough staff time to process your request. Hedda is available via email or phone at (970) 349-1206.

Private Land Owners

If you’re on a compressed timeline, you may be able to obtain permission to film on private land with more speed than the time it takes to get a permit on federal lands, depending on the scale of your project and budget. If you have a particular type of location in mind, we may be able to connect you with a willing landowner. Email John Norton or give him a call at (970) 379-5498.

To do your own research about private land, the Gunnison County Assessor’s website has a database of property owners that is searchable by multiple methods (map, owner name, parcel number, etc.) that is updated weekly based on the existing public records provided to the Gunnison County Assessor’s Office.

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