EXPERIENCE

VIDEO PRODUCTION OR FILM PRODUCTION?

Like all good creatives Chris Layhe has developed just a little bit of a split personality over his years in the film and video industry. It's most apparent in the work that CLAi take on, like a very wiggly line in the sand with Video Production for Corporate Entities and Non-Profits on one side and Film Production for Entertainment and the Arts on the other. In the immortal words of one of our deepest editors, ``it's complicated...``

Shot from the BMW Barn Storm video. Filmed by the San Francisco-based video producer, director and colorist Chris Layhe and CLAi, the creative agency, on a RED camera.
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & DoP

THE VIDEO STORY

Video Production for Corporate Entities is a very big envelope, and includes everything from corporate PR documentaries and product or service background videos to web or broadcast advertising commercials and startup investor videos, and much more. But you have to make a break somewhere, and so as far as this little piece is concerned “Corporate Entities” includes companies, groups of individuals, federal government and local government, not-for-profit organizations and any project which isn’t designed to be seen on a theater screen.

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video testimonials

THE FILM STORY

Film Production for Entertainment and the Arts is just as large and complex an area – and one which CLAi tend to approach quite differently. Some of the projects we work on are pretty small, such as a music, theater or dance videos – and on these we tend to create, produce and direct the entire production.

Other projects are on a much larger scale, particularly narrative, social issue and documentary feature films and shorts, and these are almost always extremely demanding in terms of skill, equipment, knowledge and time in the key roles. Because of this Chris usually works as an independent contractor with the producer and director in just one or two roles.  These are normally editor or/and colorist (often combining these last two very specialist roles and adding in sound finishing to be better able to complete the mastering part of the project).

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The work of director of photography (DP), cinematographer, editor and colorist Chris Layhe & CLAi, based in the San Francisco Bay Area

film testimonials

The work of director of photography (DP), cinematographer, editor and colorist Chris Layhe & CLAi, based in the San Francisco Bay Area
Project photos of a shoot by editor, colorist & DIT, Chris Layhe & CLAi, based in the San Francisco Bay Area
EDITOR, COLORIST & DIT

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