Ghostlight IntroGhostlight is a studio founded by twin filmmakers David and James Codeglia. We offer creative film services such as writing, directing, cinematography, editing, and visual effects. Clients include Bad Robot, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., and LucasFilm. Contact Us to get started!

May 2nd, 2018   |  


Directed by David Codeglia and shot by James Codeglia, Misty Robotics entrusted Ghostlight to announce their amazing home robot to the world.

David co-wrote the script with producer Rob Maigret, focusing on Misty’s place in robotics history and robot developers and fans alike. James shot on Ghostlight’s Red camera in 8K, blending several aesthetics from smooth cinematic camera moves to documentary handheld. The result is a slick ad that looks more expensive than it cost.

Watch David’s Directing Reel! See more of James’ Cinematography! Remember our other robot?


January 1st, 2018   |  
Posted in: News, Uncategorized

Let’s do this.

June 29th, 2017   |  
Posted in: News


Ghostlight is proud to be featured by LightWave 3D’s Studio Spotlight, a recognition of outstanding work in Visual Effects. In the article, LightWave asks about our origins, client work for major studios, and why we think their 3D animation software is rad.

Need Visual Effects on your next project? It could be big stuff like spaceships and explosions, or invisible effects like noise reduction, stabilization, boom mic removal, or fixes to any pesky issues that occur on every shoot. We do it all!

See our VFX work! To awesomize your project, Contact Us!

May 13th, 2017   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Ghostlight Cinematography ReelJames Codeglia is a Director of Photography with over 16 years of experience shooting narrative film, commercials, docs, and music videos. He has shot for Disney, Bad Robot, Paramount, Universal, LucasFilm, and more.


Contact Us to fabulize your project! Rent our Red Camera! James’ Photography!

May 5th, 2017   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Visual Effects ReelGhostlight has created Visual Effects for major studios and independents alike. Need something spectacular like a spaceship? Something invisible like a mic removed or shot stabilized? We make it easy. Enjoy these highlights of our work!

Contact Us to awesomize your project!

April 28th, 2017   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Kids Explain Driving

Ghostlight co-founder and cinematographer James Codeglia shot this video for Babble, a Disney parenting site. In it, kids describe their understanding of the rules of the road. Shooting on his RED camera, James used big soft lights, spatters of fake sunlight, and intentional “little accidents” to make the video look natural.

See more of our work for Disney!

February 16th, 2017   |  
Posted in: Cinematography, News

DIY Soft LightsSee how Cinematographer James Codeglia built his own soft lights using incandescent light bulbs, which create more color-accurate skin tones than LEDs and tube lamps.

See James’ Cinematography reel! Read the No Film School Article!

January 22nd, 2017   |  
Posted in: News

Indy MogulIndy Mogul featured Ghostlight on two of their shows: “First Films” where David and James were asked about their start as filmmakers, and “Saturday Morning Special” which shows how David and James made their giant robot costume for Our RoboCop Remake.

Watch “First Films” feature our robot! More about Our RoboCop Remake!

Watch a clip from “First Films”, then listen to the whole episode!

November 16th, 2016   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Galactic War RoomWe created the Visual Effects for the new comedy series from Cracked! Because it’s a parody of Star Wars, we got to make space ships, holograms, blasters, light sabers, a decapitation, and Force-inspired “Space Magic.” We also provided on-set supervision, animated robot eyes, screen replacements, green screen, smoke, sparks, speed changes, wire removals, re-frames, and stabilizations.

Watch Galactic War Room! See more of our work with Cracked! More Star Wars stuff!

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! See more stuff from Cracked!


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