ABOUT KRANBOX

Kranbox was founded in 2013 by Tessa Schutz. What started as a part-time business quickly became a full-time production company simply through word-of-mouth. The name "Kranbox" comes from Tessa's childhood nickname, derived from her maiden name "Kranz."

Kranbox has a large repertoire of video and photography work with companies such as Visit Anaheim, Travel Costa Mesa, Aeries Software, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, Victor School District, ACBSP, Exquadrum, NACUFS, Anaheim Resort Transportation, Karmel Shuttle, New Hope Network, Amanda Castro Band, Toyota, Nissan Canada, Off the Grid Brewery, and many others.

Our team, lead by Tessa Schutz, includes professional event photographers, cinematographers, editors and writers who all bring a unique level of creativity to each project.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Tessa Schutz

Tessa Schutz, Producer, Editor, Photographer, Director, Cinematographer, Animator

Tessa Schutz founder of Kranbox, has over 8 years of experience creating digital content. Tessa is an action taker and organizational spreadsheet queen when it comes to planning a shoot. She has a strong background in marketing and has worked on many large projects including the “Visit Anaheim Destination Video” which won four awards, including the “Best Content Marketing Video Campaign” Poppy Award, awarded by Visit California. In her free time she makes animations, works on short films and cooks.

Jordan Wright

Jordan Wright, Cinematographer, Photographer, Director, Sound Mixer

Jordan Wright has 5+ years of experience creating various types of content in the commercial & narrative film industries. He has a strong knowledge and background in video production as well as event photography, due to the bachelor’s degree he acquired from The Los Angeles Film School. Jordan has won several awards at numerous film festivals for the exceptional quality of his cinematography, directing, and editing. He is very passionate about storytelling, so on his days off, you can expect to see him at the local theatre watching new movies or working on his own personal projects.

Garrett Gaston

Garrett Gaston, Cinematographer, Photographer

Garrett has many years experience creating video content. He’s worked with companies such as ABC, Disney and Keslow Camera. His senior thesis film, White Room, was released in 2018 and went on to screen at festivals such as Spiffest, Central Alberta Film Festival and more. Cinematography may be his strong suit, but he also has experience in directing, editing and writing. In his free time he loves to camp, off road and travel.

Brad Kinnan

Brad Kinnan, Cinematographer, Photographer

Brad cut his teeth in the film industry working on Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River in Detroit before relocating to Los Angeles. Since then, he's worked on several Hollywood productions including Westworld and Need for Speed. He founded the film production company DYNMC Creative in 2017 and has worked with a wide array of clientele, from automotive companies to record labels. His most recent work includes collaborations with several recording artists: Ollie Wride, FM-84, The Midnight, Highway Superstar, Parallels, and The New Division to name a few. His music videos have been featured on NewRetroWave and on Vehlinggo, Popdust and Earmilk.

Bianca Iniguez

Bianca Iniguez, Production Assistant

Bianca joined the Kranbox team in 2017 and brings her superb organizational and people skills to every production. She’s fluent in both Spanish and English and helps the team with translating multi-lingual projects. In her free time, Bianca is a performer; you may catch her in the background of some your favorite TV shows or as a monster at Knott’s Scary Farm!

WHAT WE DO

You'll love working with us

Conferences and Events

Conference recap videos, event teasers, photography, 360 video, animated presentations, testimonials, and highlight videos with overnight turnaround.
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Photography

Events, trade shows, products, grand openings, hotels, real estate, parties, or portraits.
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Promotional Videos

Promote your business, services, restaurants or upcoming events with video.
Restaurants and food videos
Promotional videos

Music Videos

Create amazing music videos with our 2-4 person production crew.
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Animation

Animated explainer videos, social media shorts and stop motion.
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Everything Else

Training videos, presentations, slideshows, real estate, 360 VR video, and weddings.

How it Works

Costs are based off of three phases: 1. Pre-production (conceptualizing, storyboarding, location scouting, planning), 2. Production (on-location filming, equipment, crew) and 3. Post-production (editing, animations, music licensing, revisions). The cost of one to three minute promotional videos depend on filming locations/days, type of equipment used, and video length. These can range anywhere from $1,500 to $8,000. Videos created from your existing footage or images have lower production costs and can start around $650.

CUSTOMERS

Kind Words From Happy Clients

She delivers exactly what she says she will, WHEN she says she will, and usually goes way beyond that

Our relationship with Kranbox began when our organization was planning to host a conference in Anaheim in 2017. We asked the Marriott to recommend a photographer and videographer that was familiar with covering business events. They recommended Kranbox and we couldn’t have been more pleased. [Tessa] and her colleague Brad Kinnan were a dream to work with. I was so pleased with their work that I hired them to come to our 2018 and 2019 conferences.

I intend to work with Tessa for every conference we host, until she gets tired of us. She is an absolute joy to work with, as is Brad. She is professional. She listens to my suggestions and is flexible on site if something I planned to record falls through, or an unexpected opportunity presents itself. She delivers exactly what she says she will, WHEN she says she will, and usually goes way beyond that. She gives us content that we use throughout the year in various ways and makes us look like we have a staff of 20 working to elevate our brand, not 12 with a Marketing Department of 2!

- Melinda Dorning, Director, Marketing and Communications, ACBSP

Her ability to tell the story in her craft is amazing

I have had the pleasure to work with Tessa directly and indirectly... Her work is focused and detailed, her ability to tell the story in her craft is amazing, and her attitude, kindness, dedication carries from how she lives her personal life.

- Janine Troy, Manager, Strategic Alliance & New Partnership Development, Visit Anaheim

We are so happy with the results!

Finding someone who is passionate, detailed oriented, who understands your vision and has a strong digital marketing skill set is hard to find. Anaheim Resort Transportation had the pleasure to bring Tessa aboard for a 8 part video series for the launch of our new brand. We are so happy with the results! Thank you Tessa and Kranbox for a seamless and beautiful project!

- Cristina Montoya, Project Manager, Anaheim Resort Transportation

A qualified person, who understands your exact needs

Finding a qualified person, who understands your exact needs, is not an easy task to do. We found Tessa to be that person we can rely on. Tessa made it very easy for us. She is extremely organized, remains on schedule and presents quality I was not expecting. From her enthusiasm, friendliness, professionalism, equipment used and quality of work...She only gets better and better with every project she has done for us. I consider Karmel Shuttle very "lucky" to have Tessa as our video production person. You will too!

- Marc DeGiuseppe, Vice President, Karmel Shuttle Service

Nothing short of fabulous

I have had the pleasure of working with Tessa on the production of a video for Southern California Gray Line and more recently, Karmel Shuttle Service. On both occasions she was nothing short of fabulous. Her creativity and organizational skills are exceptional but I believe her greatest strength is her ability to quickly grasp the intended message and focus her client on how best to present it. She’s the best!

- Deb Martin, Director of Sales & Marketing Karmel, Shuttle Service

Done on time and done right

I have worked with Tessa on many different projects. I admire her professional and detailed attitude from the planning to the delivery of the project. Moreover, I enjoy working with her because Tessa is very creative, passionate and innovative. If I am working with Tessa, I know the project will get done on time and it will be done right!

- Pepe Avila, Tourism Director, Visit Anaheim

It was everything we asked for and more!

I cannot possibly thank Kranbox enough for filming and producing the most amazing wedding video ever! It was everything we asked for and more! There are absolutely no words to explain how fabulous this video is! Seriously, Kranbox...you more than nailed it! You truly captured the entirety of the wedding (sentiment, laughter and all) and edited it down to 5 minutes. Kranbox is a wonderfully talented company that I would fully trust any special event with because I know they would produce a meaningful video to capture every perfect moment.

- Kristin Wing, Bride