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Basher Films is the culmination of 5 years of creative collaboration between owners Chris Hall and Phan Tran. Both keenly interested in visual storytelling and the aesthetics of film and video production, the two have worked on dozens of projects together from feature films, broadcast productions, short-form narratives, music videos, feature documentaries, and more. Basher Films was formed in 2007 as a result of both partners wanting to form a dedicated organization that could utilize their combined resources to reach a larger target audience in the marketplace; both in production and post production capacities. The company was an earlier investor in the Red Digital Cinema Camera and serviced numerous productions with camera rentals, DIT work, and complete production package services..

In 2009 Basher Films shifted its focus entirely to Color Correction and Post-Production finishing and the Basher Films grading suite at the live/work lofts at 456 Flats in Pasadena, CA was fully up and running by the end of that year. Eventually founding partner Phan Tran decided to pursue his Chris ran Basher as the sole owner and colorist, where he color corrected, onlined, and conformed numerous feature films, national commercial spots, broadcast pieces, music videos, shorts, and web content. Basher also services larger post production houses as Chris is often called in to grade at outside facilities

In August 2012 Prehistoric Digital owners, Kevin Cannon and Will Adashek approached Chris about joining their two businesses under one roof in a beautfiul new facility in the heart of Colorado Ave in Santa Monica to service a larger client base and offer a wider variety of grading spaces to clients for specific projects. Featuring multiple grading theaters, a broadcast finishing suite, and multiple conference and office suites, Prehistoric Digital is the culmination of the "small, client-focused, boutique, grading house" that Basher Films had aspried to become for so many years, and Chris is proud to have finally seen his vision come to fruition through his partnership with the Prehistoric team.

Chris Hall - Colorist - Basher Films / Prehistoric Digital

Chris Hall has been a working colorist and cinematographer in Los Angeles since 2006; credited with numerous feature film, commercial, broadcast and web credits. Chris graduated from North Park University in Chicago, with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Theatre in 2004. Upon graduating he was accepted into the Masters Production Program at the University of Sourthern California's School of Cinematic Arts. After completing his Master's degree in 2007 and beginning work as a freelance DP, Chris also founded Basher Films, a small boutique production/post production company, to run parallel with his cinematography career. Specializing in RED Camera production and post production Basher Films serviced numerous productions with Red Camera Rentals, data management, as well as full online and color correction services. Eventually color correction became Chris' primary passion and since 2009 Chris has been color correcting full time. His feature credits include the 2012 navy seal action film, Act of Valor, as well as the award winning documentary "The Girls in the Band" amongst numerous others. Commercial projects have included spots for such clients as Mattel, Lexus, Naturemade, Jaguar, Kelloggs, Jeep, Mercedes, Relativity Media, Yokohama, and countless others. Currently, Chris works and grades out of Prehistoric Digital in Santa Monica, CA.


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