Ghostlight IntroGhostlight offers the creative services of twin filmmakers David Codeglia (Director), and James Codeglia (Dir. of Photography), as well as Editing and Visual Effects. We've made stuff for majors studios like Disney, Bad Robot, LucasFilm, and most recently shot behind-the-scenes on Star Wars Episode 7 and Star Wars Episode 8.

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October 12th, 2016   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

I'm Worried My Dad's A VampireWe made a swarm of bats and other horri-fun Visual Effects shots for Cracked‘s new halloween video addressing changing family dynamics. And vampires. Starring Philip Labes and Hal Rudnick. Directed by Abe Epperson.

The 1,300 bats were computer-generated. One bat was rigged, animated, cloth-simulated, and copied 20 times for size and color variation. Those copies were attached to a guided “flocking” simulation with 1,300 agents, lit from on-set HDR light information, rendered with focus effects, motion blur, and composited into the footage. The result is a swarm of bats that feel alive.

We also performed wire removal and added blood effects for this gruesome kitty death scene, and added BBQ fire and smoke to the last scene.

Watch the video! Making-of photo! See more VFX! Stay tuned for more of our work for Cracked!


October 10th, 2016   |  

Hill YesDavid Codeglia directed this web series about two “Hill-arious” volunteers ‘paigning their way to the top. Shot by James Codeglia on our 6K Red Weapon digital cinema camera. Ghostlight also provided 4K post production services.

Starring Emily Bell, Ron Morehouse, & Karissa Vacker. Written by K.S. Wiswell. Edited by Jeff Maccubbin. Music by Jordan Bennett. Sound Mix by Ryan DeRemer. Ep.2 song “50 Shades of Drumpf” by Alfred Montejano. A Bell-House production.

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September 22nd, 2016   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Dump DrumpfJames was the Director of Photography for this hilarious music video by Jensen Reed and Ben Giroux! Shot on our Red Weapon 6K camera. Enjoy!

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July 20th, 2016   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

REDventure: Humming BirdsIn this REDventure, we play with slow motion on our amazing Red Weapon 6K cinema camera. These thirsty fellas were filmed at 237 frames per second!

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April 25th, 2016   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Critical Role IntroGhostlight created the magical Visual Effects for the popular show “Critical Role!” Gunshots, fire, arrows, lightning, wind storms, tentacle monsters, face-swapping sorcerers, and crotch magic. What more could a fantasy junkie ask for? The new intro was unveiled on Critical Role’s 50th Episode.

Thanks to Matthew Mercer, Geek & Sundry, the show’s cast & crew, and all the fans for their kind words and enthusiasm!

February 7th, 2016   |  

LP CologneDirected by David Codeglia and shot by James Codeglia. Ghostlight produced, edited, and created visual effects for this ad shot in 6K on our Red Weapon and finished in 4K.

Starring and written by Adam Ray and Brad Williams. Featuring the amazing Syd Wilder. Chest by Mark Serritella. Hair and makeup by Salette Corpuz & Hiromi Inoko. AC/Gaffer: Todd Kappelt. Blanche the cat provided by Ashleigh Sumner & Beth Stokes. Studio provided by Matt Wyatt at Sibling. Music by Alfred Montejano.

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January 10th, 2016   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

REDventure: Columbia

We took our Red Weapon to Columbia, CA and shot some slow motion at 6K.

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October 6th, 2015   |  
Posted in: Cinematography, News

Red WeaponCinema quality. Reliable expertise. Unbeatable value.

Rent Ghostlight’s brand-new forged carbon fiber Red Weapon at 1/4 the rate of camera rental houses! It’s the sequel to the camera used to shoot The Martian, Jurassic World, The Hobbit Trilogy, the Avatar sequels, and more!

Lighter weight. Instant edit-ready ProRes & Avid files. Improved low-light. Higher data rates. Eliminated fan noise. Cable-free 7″ 1080 touchscreen. Stunning 6K resolution, over 200fps slow-motion, and unmatched 16+ stops of dynamic range. It’s Red’s best camera yet!

Perfect for all productions big and small, even independent shorts and handheld docs, like our behind-the-scenes footage for Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars Episode 7, and Star Wars Episode 8.

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September 5th, 2015   |  

Re-making ED-209How we made a full size walking robot costume for Our RoboCop Remake – Scene 9! Watch the laughs, struggles, and triumphs as Dave and James attempt their craziest project ever. Enjoy!

Watch Scene 9 first! See the whole remake! Behind-the-scenes photos! More RoboCop!

August 1st, 2015   |  

VFX for Leno & Letterman: RETIRED!We directed, shot, and created the visual effects for Adam Ray’s latest comedy.

For this ejection seat explosion, we used fluid simulation to create computer-generated smoke and fire. Normally we try to use actual explosion footage, but this required very specific timing, shape choreography, as well as high interaction with the moving van. The final simulation took 8 hours to calculate, and each frame took 2 hours to render.

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