David and James Codeglia at the premiere of Our RoboCop RemakeGhostlight is a studio founded by twin filmmakers David and James Codeglia, who have been making movies together for over 15 years. We offer professional creative services like directing, cinematography, editing, and visual effects. Clients include Bad Robot, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., and LucasFilm. Contact Us to get started!

December 3rd, 2018   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Sam Did It

Ghostlight created some killer Visual Effects for this award-winning short comedy, starring Alfred Molina and directed by Dominic Burgess. In it, mortician Sam (Burgess) meets his celebrity idol Alfred Molina (himself)… who is dead.

Nobody can hold perfectly still, especially when somebody’s poking your face, so Burgess enlisted Ghostlight to make sure Alfred stayed dead. This required freezing portions of the image, such as Alfred’s breathing, while preserving camera movement and actor interactions. For example: when Sam opens Alfred’s eyes, they had to be perfectly motionless beforehand, open smoothly without flinching, and freeze again afterward, all while preserving Sam’s hands, shadows, and skin contact.

In addition to freezing effects, Ghostlight added lens flares, created milky dead eyes, manipulated props and wardrobe, adjusted camera movement, and added gore – even removing Alfred Molina’s scalp! (Spoiler)

Watch Sam Did It! See more of our Visual Effects!

June 3rd, 2018   |  
Posted in: Directing

Directing Reel

Passionately making movies for over 15 years! Excellent collaborator thanks to experience in many departments. Skills include writing, shot design, editing, visual effects, and working with actors. Currently developing a feature film and TV series.


To hire David, Contact Us! See his work, IMDb page, and resume!

June 1st, 2018   |  


David Codeglia directed this comedic horror film starring Ron Morehouse and Emily Bell about two people trying to find connection in the apocalypse. Cinematographer James Codeglia created an eerie and gritty atmosphere that was also beautiful. The subway set was accomplished with a combination of stolen locations, greenscreen, and cardboard sets. Written by Trey Nichols. Edited by Chris Tonick. Music by Alex Vaski and Andrew Kaiser. Poster by Andy “Aviss” Veilski.

Catalina Film Festival Sept. 29 @ Noon, “Shorts Block 7”
San Diego International Film Festival Oct. 12 @ 5:30pm “For Shorts & Giggles”, Oct. 13 @ 5:30pm “For Shorts & Giggles”
San Jose International Short Film Festival Oct. 12 @ 7:00pm “Block 6: Comedy”, Oct. 13 @ 9:30pm “Block: 18 Comedy”

Press: FilmThreat, HorrorBuzz, MeawwWeAreMovingStories. Like us on Facebook!

May 31st, 2018   |  

The ForgottenIn the Old West, two women must defy the bigotry of their time to save an innocent life.

Directed by David Codeglia. Cinematography by James Codeglia. Written by Elaine Ackles. Starring Stephanie Edmonds and Elaine Ackles. RED Camera and post services by Ghostlight. Currently in post production.

View on IMDb! Like The Forgotten on Facebook!

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 have James fabulize your project! James’ Photography! His resume!

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!

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