Shannon Kohlitz

Shannon Kohlitz is the owner of Kohlitz, a video production and animation company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the last seven years, she has developed a body of quality work that uses humor, clean graphics, and a fresh approach to convey messages. Shannon’s diverse client base includes technology, academic, medical, and athletic industries as well as the thriving startup community.

In her free time, she pursues her own artistic style of animations. Consisting of handcrafted objects made from recyclables and found materials, she animates them using either stop motion or in the case of live-action, robotics to create moving sets that she calls "kinetic sets." One of her short films that utilized this signature style, 'A Series of Kinetic Sets Tells A Story,' appeared in film festivals in Toronto, Portland, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Rockland, Maine, and is currently playing on PBS in the series' Film School Shorts.'

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Shannon is a 2011 BFA graduate from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at The University of Michigan. When not being an art nerd, she practices her jock skills by running marathons. She has completed 25+, including the Boston and New York City Marathons.

Commercial Video Production Services in Ann Arbor

Kohlitz is an animation studio & video production company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, servicing everywhere from the Detroit area to Traverse City to Toledo, Ohio. We specialize in short creative web videos such as explainer animations, corporate videos, motion graphic designs, interview videos, and more. Utilizing video, animation, and illustration, these compelling videos and graphics help express our clients' ideas in ways that amuse, inspire, and educate your audience.

We're a one-stop shop that can handle every aspect of production, from storyboarding and creating original artwork to video shooting, editing, animation, music selection, and sound design.


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What We Do

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Video Production

For video, we'll work side by side with you to do pre-production planning, shoot at your location, or you can even rent our studio and equipment for your use, and we'll edit the footage, add in graphics, and handle audio, voiceover, and music.

We can give you a fixed priced packaged quote for full production, or we can offer these services individually. Video production is good for service orientated businesses or for situations where you want to convey a more personal, human touch, and of course, for when you want to show the actual product! Such videos are often referred to as testimonials, corporate videos, product demonstration videos, and videos based on interviews that are pre-scripted.

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Have an idea but don’t know how to present it? Don’t worry, we’ll script, storyboard, create original art & animate your idea, making sure to match your company’s branding and persona. A few types of animations we’ve created are explainer animations, animations for businesses, supplementary animations to video, animations with cartoon characters, and animations with just motion graphics.

Animations are a fun, engaging way to convey ideas that cannot easily be communicated in words, and work particularly well for technology, education, and kid’s entertainment industries.

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