Marketing in Color’s newest video editor, Christopher Hayes is a west coast kind of guy. First, as a child living in San Diego (where his grandfather voiced the Padres games and collected their memorabilia), and starting in high school, on Florida’s left coast where his family moved. After high school, he migrated to the northeast, earning a degree in Radio and TV Production at the Tampa location of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
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Upon graduating, Chris followed his passion back to Clearwater, Florida where he honed his production skills for a decade at Home Shopping Network (HSN) as a Scenic Tech, Backstage Coordinator, and Production Tech. Of these, his favorite was Production Tech, which gave him the opportunity to work with people he never dreamed he’d work with, including celebrities whose names remain safe with him.
While there have been no Hollywood sightings at MIC, Chris is exuberant about his new position: “I love it. Everyone here is amazing and has really helped me transition into my new role.” That role includes editing raw video and other elements such as music, voice over, text, stills, and motion graphics into comprehensive, eye pleasing, easy-to-understand messages.
“Chris has already proven himself an asset to the production team,” states Production Manager Simon Faulkner. “He’s not afraid to ask a question, digest the answer, and work independently from then on. He processes the workflow quickly, and knuckles down to get things done. I’m glad to have him on board!”
When not sitting in the cave working his magic, Chris can be found in the sunny outdoors hanging with his Jack Russell Dash, camping, backpacking, and playing paintball. And while he enjoys the Padres memorabilia, these days he fiercely cheers on the Tampa Bay Lightning, donning their jersey for every home game day.
Sometime in the future, Chris hopes to hike the entire 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. His reward? Endless servings of pizza topped with his favorite ingredient: pineapple. Clearly, you can take the boy out of Southern California but you can’t take So-Cal out of the man.