CLAi the film and video production company in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Specializing in videography, video editing and color correction for corporate videos and documentary films

The Teeny Marketing & Advertising Portfolio

This is a portfolio of some of our favorite marketing and advertising video projects that we have produced entirely or have handled part of the production and post-production process on…

There isn’t a lot to say to set up this set of work that can’t be covered by one simple resume entry… I was in-house film and broadcast producer/director at Saatchi & Saatchi in London for several years. I then continued to work with them, and other international advertising and marketing agencies, as a producer, director, director of photography and editor after forming my own London production company – CLAi.  My agency work was concentrated around the automobile, aircraft, computing technology and banking areas.

This provided a great background in analytical creativity, achieving the ultimate quality while remaining fast and accurate, compressing complete stories into short time frames without losing impact or integrity, and working with clients and other professionals.

It was a terrific second leg to my career opener in documentary film making, completing the storytelling circle (and, of course, anything that you communicate with moving media has to be a story in some way to capture and hold a viewer’s attention).

As with all of these portfolio pieces, CLAi produced many in their entirety, and provided specific production and post-production resources such as DP’ing, editing and color grading on others. If you click on the 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
  • K2C
    “K2C” A Marketing Video For The City Of San Francisco
  • corporate videos tend to feature interviews and b-roll, and CLAi are masters of timing in the edit suite, as well as color grading and finish editing
    "BMW Barnstorm" A Marketing Film For SVConcepts
  • Visage Pulse, a marketing program for the San Francisco startup company Visage, featuring live action mixed with custom animated sprites produced by CLAi, DP Chris Layhe, Producer Alexandra Conway, Editor Chris Layhe and Alexandra Conway, Color Grading in Resolve by Chris Layhe, Animation by Alexandra Conway
    “Punches" An Extended Advertising Commercial For Visage
  • 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
  • “Picnic” 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.
    "Picnic" A Shoot And Edit For Erickson Stock
  • cisco smart city networks
    "Cisco Smart City Networks" A Corporate Marketing Video For Cisco
  • "She Devil In Disguise" A Music Video For The Atomic Aces
  • 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