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THE UNCOMMON POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY

Chris Layhe AND CLAI ARE A FILM AND VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY | SAN JOSE | MONTEREY AREA WHO HAVE BEEN MAKING CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE AND VERY EFFECTIVE BRAND VIDEOS, SOCIAL AND CORPORATE DOCUMENTARIES, INDIE AND MAINSTREAM FILMS, BROADCAST AND WEB VIDEOS SINCE 1984.

We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to do our part to create consistently outstanding film and video productions… together.  Programs that motivate, entertain and drive viewers to action, whatever the project content, complexity or budget.

Of course, everyone says this.  Each claims to be the best post company around. In reality we are far from being the same.  Skill, experience, raw creative talent, the critical ability to listen and understand, equipment capabilities, and simple passion about the story varies as enormously as the final budgets and client satisfaction.

"Jerry Day" shot, edited and color graded in 6k by CLAi, film and video production company based in San Francisco and San Jose, RED camerawork by Caroline Harrison

BUT… WELL, WE'RE JUST A LITTLE BIT STRANGE...

For Chris it is purely about making the project exceptional and the satisfaction of doing an outstanding job.

We view the business side of film and video post-production a little uniquely and we do things a little differently from the other guys – in a good way.  We choose to operate at the highest end of the editing, color grading and finishing production spectrum in terms of quality and creativity but to remain affordable enough for the smallest startup or arts budget… putting profit a very distant second to making great films and videos that are outstandingly successful.

But, of course, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what anyone says about their work, it’s the final program that has to actually walk the walk – and how the client feels after it has been shown that talks the talk.

SO LET'S WALK THE WALK...

It’s only what is actually seen and heard on the screen that tells the story.

These are a few of the film and video projects that CLAi have created or have worked on…

(and there are many more in EXCELLENCE/Portfolio)

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“MGM Cotai” Obscura Digital

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“BMW Barnstorm” SVC
BMW M

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“Searching For Nepal” Far Journey Productions

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“Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston”
Shriners International

And this is our color grading show reel – with a teeny bit of editing…

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“The Art Of Color Grading 4k” CLAi/Chris Layhe

Last, but definitely not least, these are one or four testimonials

(there are more film and video opinions in CREATIVITY/About Us)

Jesse Achtenberg

Chris at CLAi is awesome... knows his stuff like a truly experienced pro.
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Anna Marie Tefora

Chris and his team from CLAi are very experienced in their craft, true professionals and so easy to work with.
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Hilary Stewart

Not only is he the consummate professional...collaborative, creative, experienced, and a talented owner operator from the camera to the edit bay...he is funny and a joy with whom to work!
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What makes CLAi so unique?

It Starts With Chris' two BEST QUALITIES - THE COMMITMENT AND THE PASSION HE BRINGS TO EVERY PROJECT.

Being prepared to put every project and it’s success ahead of earnings and egos.  Doing whatever it takes to make it work.  Sitting in front of an edit or colorist system at 4am to get everything just so – one more time – without ever missing a deadline or going over an agreed budget.  It’s not a job, it’s a life well lived.

AND IT ENDS WITH JUST FIVE ELEMENTS THAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE, EXCELLENCE, COMMON SENSE AND CREATIVITY

SAY HI!

You can contact Chris Layhe and CLAi in several ways, on any day of the week:

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