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August 28th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

ShuttlecocksWe did the Visual Effects for this music video by Shuttlecocks, directed by George Cornelius. The effects include a gunshot, a flying dove, flowing rose petals, a picture coming to life, slow-motion shots of the band, and finally the cityscape at the end.

July 1st, 2008   |  
Posted in: News

Dave and James start their first day as Production Supervisors at DigiSynd! Ghostlight becomes DigiSynd’s resident Visual Effects department.

June 22nd, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Nowheremen VFXWe did the Visual Effects for the series Nowheremen, DigiSynd’s social reality experience in which players discover the next episode by following a trail of clues. Thanks to directors Matt Wyatt and Rob Maigret, DigiSynd and everyone involved!

Watch the Nowheremen Trailer. On-set Photos with links to Episodes! Visit Club 22.

May 21st, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Comedy.com LogoWe created this logo for Comedy.com. Using 3D physics simulation, each letter was dropped repeatedly at different orientations until it lined-up with the previous letter. This logo features high quality rendering aesthetics such as soft shadows, light occlusion, and blurred reflections.

April 18th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Grand Theft Auto for the NESWe shot up some kid’s room for College Humor’s latest short, Grand Theft Auto for the NES. Watch for our digital gunshots, bullet holes, and fire. We also added an effect where people get sucked into a TV.

April 15th, 2008   |  
Posted in: News

Today we began shooting the new web series Ben and Burman. James is the Cinematographer and Camera A Operator, and Dave is the Gaffer and Camera B Operator. Basically, we’re in charge of making the show look good. Ben also helped build this website. Thanks Ben!

April 15th, 2008   |  

Apple iWe made this “Apple i” commercial for a College Humor sketch, which parodies Steve Jobs’ product presentations. We built the Apple i in 3D to match College Humor’s prop. For the dancers, we filmed buddies from Invisible Engine and DigiSynd on a green screen. Music by Alfred Montejano.

See the 3D stills! Watch College Humor’s Apple i sketch!

April 11th, 2008   |  

Rock Band Traffic

Ghostlight made this for College Humor. They sent us the concept, Dave directed, James did the Cinematography, and we did the Visual Effects. It stars Nick Mundy and Michael Ryan Truly from Team Tiger Awesome. Enjoy!

April 1st, 2008   |  
Posted in: News

Our friends over at Invisible Engine have returned! Watch their latest short. It’s even available in High-Definition! Ooooh!

March 19th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Viral Video Politician We executed a long list of Visual Effects for College Humor’s Viral Video Politician. And here it is: the Rubik’s cube, the ping pong ball, the Hadouken, and the falling light. No, we didn’t animate the awesome kitty.

February 29th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Street Fighter Finale VFXTa da! The world-famous Street Fighter: The Later Years Series Finale arrived at College Humor, and features more of our Visual Effects such as bigger Hadoukens, punches as a means of travel, extended jumps and falls, flying fists of fury, and a guy totally getting stabbed. The very first Street Fighter appeared over 1 year and 3 months ago!

Watch Street Fighter: The Later Years Series Finale! See everything Street Fighter!

February 23rd, 2008   |  
Posted in: Cinematography, Editing

Groveland Hotel

James was the Director of Photography and Editor for the Groveland Hotel, which he shot in HD with fine lighting, a jib arm, and a Steadicam. Music by Aaron Fischer. Special thanks to Ken Codeglia and everyone involved!

See photos from behind-the-scenes!

February 22nd, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Spazzz VFXWe added 3D sugar cubes, fructose corn syrup, camera wooshes, a rainbow, a pile of burning books, and more to College Humor’s candy ad Spazzz!!!

Watch Spazzz!!!

February 6th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Street Fighter 8 VFXFight! Fight! Fight! Street Fighter: The Later Years – Part 8 aired today. It features Ghostlight’s Visual Effects: ultra-fast kicks, making kicks connect, digital camera shake, electrocution, flaming chest hair, and the biggest Hadouken to date!

Watch Street Fighter: The Later Years – Part 8! See everything Street Fighter!

January 17th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

TITLE Ew, gross! We supplied Visual Effects for College Humor’s video Urban Legend ER with a bloody explosion and an empty skull. Sick!

Watch Urban Legend ER!

January 15th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Roadie Hero VFXThe Roadie Hero video game ad was released today by College Humor. Ghostlight provided the Visual Effects, including titles, fire, and a fire extinguisher. The gameplay animations were created by Lee Mar.

Watch Roadie Hero!

January 8th, 2008   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Boogeyman 2 VFXDave was the Visual Effects Supervisor for Boogeyman 2. This video shows some “before and after” Visual Effects shots from the movie. Enjoy!

Watch in HD!

January 1st, 2008   |  
Posted in: News

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