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

The Teeny Corporate Video Portfolio

Here are a few of the favorite corporate projects that CLAi have created or been involved with… that aren’t under an NDA

Over the past 25 or so years CLAi have produced many hundreds, maybe even thousands, of video and film programs that fall into the general area of Corporate Videos. These have been for companies as varied as IBM, Boeing and Renault all the way down to tiny “one man with an idea” startups, and everything in between.

Some have been million dollar plus collections of 35mm film pieces to provide both the smoke and mirrors and the technical details of a new airplane or major international car launch, others have been mid-budget brand identity or style videos for mid size companies re-inventing themselves or rolling out a new product line, and some have been simple mini-documentary style stories around a client testimonial or project synopsis.

What most have in common is that they fully use several of our greatest strengths – our ability to see the story that needs to be told from a brief full of nothing but facts; to clearly analyze the impact it can have from the perspective of the target audience and constantly evolve this analysis to hone our targeting; and then to tell that story accurately and effectively through documentary or narrative; and combine this storytelling with the highly crafted imagery and design integrity that comes from my years on the London advertising and marketing agency scene.

We do all of this in a way which puts all of your budget into the production, and not into covering ongoing overheads.  We do this through our very deliberate company structure to stay small and be able to scale to whatever is needed on any project, while owning 95% of the equipment necessary to execute most projects so as to have flexibility on budget and production timeline.

Most of these pieces have been produced by CLAi, but some have just used part of our production arsenal – which is always an option: scripting and design, directing, videography and cinematography, editing, color grading, sound design, animation and mastering. If you click on the image link it will take you to the video and a fuller explanation of all of this good stuff.

  • video and film production company clai is based in San Francisco, San Jose, Cupertino aerial image of the MRWMD shot from an Inspire drone quadcopter, a very demanding production to edit many hours of footage into 4 minutes, and challenging color grading to make it all work together from different codecs
    "The MRWMD Landfill Gas Program" - A Corporate Documentary
  • Chris Layhe and team filmed this for Shriners Hospital in Houston, editing and color grading by CLAi
    "Shriners Hospital For Children, Houston" A Marketing Documentary
  • he thoughtfulltoys indiegogo kickstarter video was produced by Chris Layhe scripwriter director editor video shot in san jose with 3d compositing and motion graphics by CLAi
    "Modarri" A Kickstarter Video For Thoughtful Toys
  • cisco smart city networks
    "Cisco Smart City Networks" A Corporate Marketing Video For Cisco
  • Deepflight are a client who constantly challenge our creativity and technical prowess in every aspect of post production to match their own unique character. Produced, shot, directing, edited and color grading by Chris Layhe at CLAi
    "Dragon And Super Falcon, Monaco Yacht Show" A Corporate Marketing Video For DeepFlight
  • “Morning” is a series of video clips cut together into a sequence that were created as video library material by Jim Erickson for Erickson Stock, Chris Layhe was the DP on the project, and CLAi provided equipment and camera crews, as well as color correcting and color grading the material on location and then in the studio. Chris Layhe also edited the shot assembly sequences for final 4k delivery.
    "Morning" A Shoot And Edit For Erickson Stock
  • Slantyhouse
    "Stories From 20 Years" A Film By Slantyhouse Productions
  • 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
    "Cisco WebEx Mobile" A Corporate Marketing Video