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.
David 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.
Ghostlight 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.
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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.