CLAi are Chris Layhe, the freelance DP, editor and colorist, plus a small group of like minded film and video professionals known as the Associates. Together and individually we create and produce film, documentary, broadcast television, advertising, marketing and music video projects for all sorts of clients in the San Francisco Bay area, nationally and internationally. Chris is a RED 6k digital cinema shoot and post-production expert, with a selection of 4k and 6k camera systems based around Sony and RED - although he shoots with whatever is right for the job - and a we have a comprehensive 4k and 6k editing and color grading capability grown out of 28 years of film and video experience in London and the US. We are a small but very well established and highly creative production company with big ideas and the skills and experience to take them from concept to screen on our client's behalf... and Chris is one of the most original editors and colorists in the Bay area. But more than that, he likes to do interesting work and have fun for every minute of it!
Unique traits: Over 25 years of experience in film, broadcast, arts and corporate productions of all sizes and budgets, in almost every role there is.
A Womb of Their Own
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Film (Documentary) Editorial department Rachels growing inability to control her sexual behavior makes her wonder whether she is a sex addict... See full synopsis »
New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story
Film (Documentary, Drama and Sport) Sound department The New Generation Queens is the story of Zanzibar's women's soccer team. On an island where religion bars women from playing soccer, the Queens very existence resists cultural norms and complicates assumptions about Islam and gender identity. When the girls qualify for a tournament on the mainland of Tanzania, they have the chance to leave the island for the first time and compete in front of scouts for Tanzania national team. Though forced to go home early after losing their first three games, the team returns to Zanzibar determined to share their pastime with others and to spread the message that you can be a woman and a Muslim and a soccer player.
Love, and Other Devices
Film (Short, Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Editorial department A new state-of-the-art holographic Artificial Intelligence avatar for mobile devices-- the Sirina S-2000--is being unveiled and demonstrated for the first time to a high-profile audience at an important press conference. On stage, just before the curtain opens, SIRINA reveals during a test run that she is wildly creative, and worse, that she loves Gabriel, her creator, very deeply. Alarmed, computer scientist GABRIEL has to quickly decide, as the curtain is opening, whether to pull the plug and announce he's lost control of his life's work, or trust his reputation and future ...to a machine. This upbeat, fast-paced, and funny short film explores the nature of consciousness, intelligence and love. Written by Anonymous
Searching for Nepal
Film (Documentary, Adventure, Biography and Drama) Editorial department Searching For Nepal chronicles the emotional and cultural journey of a former Peace Corps Volunteer as he returns to Nepal, seeking out his adopted family in the aftermath of Nepal's Maoist civil war. Filmed entirely on location, this exotic, soul-searching adventure explores the universal yearning to go home again--in a unique setting. Written by Anonymous
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Agent Orange: The Last Battle
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About 25 film festival garlands and awards
About 20 film festival garlands and awards
Telly Award, BMW
Telly Award, Atomic Aces
New York Film Festivals
Telly Award, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Middlesex University, Harrow College, UK
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
King's School, Macclesfield, UK