We produced yet another Christmas short! This one was for National Banana, a comedy site created by Jerry Zucker, who’s known for Airplane and the Naked Gun series. We shot stills of the house, isolated lights in Photoshop, animated the lights to the music, and added the Visual Effects (except that last explosion, that was them). Awesome!
We created Visual Effects for 24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot. This College Humor parody strips the popular Fox series of its modern technology by setting the show in 1994. Ghostlight created the opening 24 logo and added old computer graphics to the monitors.
We made a digital “lights up” effect and “leg wipe” for the opening of College Humor’s Brohemian Rhapsody – the fraternity version of Queen’s legendary song. Enjoy the short and beware the “mature” content!
Watch Ghostlight’s interview on Viral, a behind-the-scenes series dedicated to video on the web. Special thanks to the delightful Sunny Gault and our buddies from Invisible Engine for saying nice things about us. Here are a few photos from the shoot.
Dutch West hired us to create these Visual Effects for their funny and ambitious series Robert De Niro Back in Time. Ghostlight created time portals, the main title, a night sky, gunshots, and a saber-toothed tiger. Most shots required time-consuming rotoscoping (tracing) actors frame by frame.
DigiSynd produced this video, also known as Houdini’s Moon, for Ashton Kutcher’s Room 401. Ghostlight did the Cinematography and Visual Effects for this video, which was just one of many clues for DigiSynd’s online alternate reality game, eventually becoming Nowheremen. Thanks to DigiSynd and everyone involved!
We made our own iPhone before it’s available! College Humor parodied the new iPhone ads using a prop phone with a green screen. We created and animate the screen’s graphics from scratch. Sometimes the finger didn’t point to the right place, so we warped it. Click the thumbnail on the left to see how we did it!
Here’s how we created the Visual Effects for College Humor’s hilariously offensive short WHIT Radio. We placed radio station graphics on taxi cabs, buses, billboards, and a blimp using 2D and 3D animation. Enjoy!
Here’s some behind the scenes footage from What Revver Did 4: Civil War! James was the Cinematographer on this 4th ad for Revver.com created by Invisible Engine. If you like guns, trucks, fire, and handlebar mustaches – this is for you!
Here’s how we created the Visual Effects for College Humor’s latest sketch Mementos, a Mentos commercial in the style of the film Memento. We helped plan the effects with College Humor before the shoot. Always a good idea!
Out of more than 50 other films, Rushers won the Audience Award at the Method Fest film festival! Dave edited the movie, and Ghostlight did the Visual Effects. Congrats to Joey and Paul Boukadakis, plus everyone who worked on the film!
While Dave was Editing the film, director Joey Boukadakis asked if we could make this particular shot more exciting. Here’s how we brought this shot of Greek Row to life using crowd duplication and a 3D banner. Enjoy!
Rushers screened at the Method Fest film festival today and was a big hit with the audience! It was selected from hundreds of submissions, hopefully due in part to Dave’s Editing or our Visual Effects. Congratulations to director Joey Boukadakis and the entire crew!
This was James’ last day of shooting an edu-tainment story in High Definition. James enjoyed filming on Cal Tech’s lovely campus and lighting a variety of scenes. Thanks to Edwin the director, and all the actors for the good times!
Today, James finished his third and final day of production at Branham High School in San Jose. Now he will edit the footage into a 15-minute promotional video aimed at parents, students, and financiers. Dave will provide 3D titles. Thanks for the fun gig, Rich!
James attended the Chapman University premiere of their new film school with award-winning filmmaker and friend Brenda Brkusic, a fellow alumnus. Things sure have improved there since they graduated! James ran camera as Brenda reported on the event for Real Orange on KOCE.
For the past 3 weeks Dave has been on the set of Boogeyman 2 as the Visual Effects Supervisor. Now that filming is over, he’ll soon begin making creepy effects for the film. He had fun working with the guys who made scary flicks like The Grudge. Thanks everybody!
Tonight James took a friend to a screening of Little Miss Sunshine, followed by a Q and A session with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris as well as screenwriter Michael Arndt. James really enjoyed listening to their stories and advice, and especially chatting with them afterwards. What a treat!
We couldn’t resist any longer. We just purchased Shake 4.1, the Visual Effects compositing software used in films like Lord of the Rings and King Kong. It will help us create more stunning visual effects with a better workflow.