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THE UNCOMMON VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANY

CLAI ARE A FILM AND VIDEO 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 FILMS, BROADCAST AND WEB VIDEOS SINCE 1984.

We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients 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 production 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 the quality of contract personnel varies as enormously as 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 CLAi ARE… WELL, WE'RE JUST A LITTLE BIT STRANGE...

We view the business side of video 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 production company spectrum in terms of quality and creativity but to remain affordable enough for the smallest startup or arts budget… putting profit a distant second to making great films and videos that are outstandingly successful.

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 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)

  • "MGM Cotai Creative Overview" by Obscura Digital
  • "Searching For Nepal" Clip - A Film By Far Journey Productions
  • "BMW Barnstorm" A Marketing Film For SVConcepts
  • "Shriners Hospital For Children, Houston" A Marketing Documentary

And these are our show reels: color grading and production/cinematography…

  • CLAi the film and video production company in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Specializing in videography, video editing on Premiere Pro and color correction on DaVinci Resolve for corporate videos and documentary films
    CLAi 4k Color Grading Reel YouTube
  • CLAi the film and video production company in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Specializing in videography, video editing on Premiere Pro and color correction on DaVinci Resolve for corporate videos and documentary films
    San Francisco Camera Reel

Last, but definitely not least, these are one or three 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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Lorraine LoBianco aka Trixie Cee

Although our budget was minuscule, he took on the project as a labor of love and treated us as though we were his high-end clients. He wanted everything to be as good as it could be, and that's exactly what we got. He's a dream to work with. There's no drama with Chris, no attitude. Just a great cup of tea and a warm personality.
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Thia Markson

I was looking for an editor for my documentary feature film and found in Chris Layhe more than I knew I needed, wanted or thought possible. Chris was a calm in the storm that is documentary filmmaking, and made this dream project of my lifetime better and more successful than I could ever have imagined.
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What makes CLAi so unique?

It Starts With CLAi's BEST TWO QUALITIES - THE COMMITMENT AND AND THE PASSION WE BRING TO EVERY PROJECT.

It’s being prepared to put every project and it’s success ahead of earnings and egos.  Doing whatever it takes to make it work.  It’s sitting in front of an edit 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.

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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650.-762.-5241

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