The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrown the entire world into disarray at a time when things were looking very positive for many of us in the film and video post and production industry.
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.
Chris took on finish editing, color grading and sound re-mixing my feature-length indie documentary for a very reasonable indie price. He didn’t do it because he was passionate about my topic, he did it because he’s an amazing, generous, kind guy who likes to help indie filmmakers.
I’ve been involved in the business of making films and video programs, in many roles, for around thirty years now. For a large number of those I have also been a production company owner. Yet in all of that time, with one or two exceptions, this industry has remained exactly the same.
The film and video industry all too often runs on the fear that every job could be our last, which is a great fuel for self doubt and generally being screwed up! So try giving up…
Chris at CLAi is awesome… knows his stuff like a truly experienced pro. We were in town shooting and couldn’t have pulled off our project without his prompt and expert help.