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December 30th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

24 Hours at Disney ParksThis was James’ last project working for Disney! He shot the Disney World footage for this beautiful ad for One More Disney Day, where the California and Florida parks will be open for 24 hours on February 29th. Thanks to director Matt Wyatt, composer Alfred Montejano, and the entire crew!

In-park photos! We’ve done other Disney stuff with Darth Vader, Mickey, Tigger, and Lasseter!

November 18th, 2011   |  

Mickey Mouse Brings Disney Magic To New York CityHappy Birthday, Mickey! James was the Director of Photography and VFX artist for this video starring Mickey Mouse! It promotes a really cool interactive jumbo-tron in Times Square. Be sure to watch to the end for an explosive finale in the Magic Kingdom! James shot on the new RED Epic camera, and used interactive magic lighting both in Times Square and Disney World. Directed by Matt Wyatt. Additional VFX by David Wolgemuth and Whitfield Henry. Thanks to everyone at DigiSynd and Disney Parks!

Featured on Examiner and Mashable! Behind-the-scenes photos!

November 17th, 2011   |  

It's Gonna Be GreatThis is the last video Dave directed for Disney, which promotes the new Winnie The Pooh movie! Dave, along with fellow DigiSynd employees, made a bunch of watercolor paintings, which were scanned into the computer. Dave arranged them in 3D space, choreographed the text and animated the camera movement. It gets pretty zany at the end, so enjoy!

See Dave’s first Pooh Watercolor video!

November 7th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Getting The Team TogetherJames was the Director of Photography for this disaster movie parody by Team Tiger Awesome. Starring J. Teddy Garces, Michael Laurie, Soren Bowie, Ellie Knaus, Matt Wyatt, and Jimmy Tang.

See more credits. Behind-the-scenes photos coming soon!

October 23rd, 2011   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

MI4 TrailerDave finished working on some of the Visual Effects for the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise! Thanks to everyone at Bad Robot for an amazing experience. See it in IMAX on December 21, 2011.

Oh, and check this out.

August 19th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

John of the JungleJames was the Director of Photography for this video announcing a Disneyland contest. Yes, it was actually shot on the Jungle Cruise. Directed by Matt Wyatt. Thanks to the creative team at DigiSynd and the incredible Disneyland crew.

This isn’t the first time we’ve shot in Disneyland. Remember Darth Vader?

July 24th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Tiny Fuppets CreatorJames was the Director of Photography for this video by Scott Gairdner. If you don’t know what Tiny Fuppets is, then you should watch this.

Visit the Tiny Fuppets Official Webplace!

July 23rd, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Two Skittish MenJames shot this test for director Chris Cantwell as a commercial proof-of-concept. Starring Sean Bury and Clint Gage.

July 17th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Mob Wives

James was the Director of Photography for Chris Kelly’s parody of Mob Wives. Thanks to Cam Op Brad Conlin and everyone at Funny Or Die!

July 8th, 2011   |  
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Promise You Won't Forget MeDave directed this video for the new Winnie The Pooh movie. Dave and James animated dialogue from the classic 1977 Disney film The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. Dave painted using real watercolors, scanned them into the computer, positioned the text, and animated 3D camera movement. Enjoy!

Because of its popularity, Dave got to make a second Pooh Watercolor video!

June 30th, 2011   |  

Brothers In ArmsJames was the Director of Photography for the latest comedic short from Team Tiger Awesome. Ghostlight provided gun and gore Visual Effects. Guest Directed by Matt Wyatt. Enjoy this cautionary tale that explores the horrors of awkward and disgusting R-Rated deathbed requests.

Behind-the-Scenes photos!

June 27th, 2011   |  

Zero Gravity GulchYeehaw! Scott Gairdner asked Ghostlight for some help on his latest Funny Or Die video Roller Coaster Saftety with Patrick Warburton. James was the Director of Photography, so insert cowboy shootin’ pun here. Though Scott did all the ride graphics, Ghostlight provided invisible Visual Effects including monitor placement, dolly rig removal, boom mic removal, and crew reflection removal. Saddle up and enjoy!

Featured on Huffington Post! On-set photos!

June 17th, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

PFhoe 2011 ShowreelPixelFarm asked if they could use our train shot from The Prototype in their new PFhoe 2011 Showreel. PFhoe is software that performs “camera tracking” or “match-moving” which allows you to place 3D animated objects into handheld live action footage.

See how we created the train shot! See everything from The Prototype!

June 3rd, 2011   |  

Darth Vader Goes To DisneylandThis is our favorite video that we’ve done with Disney! James was the Director of Photography and Editor. Dave was the VFX Supervisor. Directed by Matt Wyatt. Brad Conlin was the AC. Music by Alfred Montejano. Thanks to the entire Disneyland crew, Lucasfilm, and our DigiSynd coworkers. You’re the best!

In-park photos! Darth Vader’s Tweet. Examiner. The Daily What. Mashable. The new version! Video of us working!

May 21st, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

Check out the behind-the-scenes photos from Captain Morgan Perfect Pitch!

May 20th, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

Dave’s new film “Key Change” will premiere Saturday, May 28, at Soho House West Hollywood from 8pm to 10pm. It’s a short film, so we’re also screening a bunch of our friends’ funny stuff. Stop by, bring friends, have a drink, and be merry!

RSVP on Facebook!

May 11th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

The President's SpeechJames was the Director of Photography on Whitfield Henry’s spoof of The King’s Speech. Starring Conor Lane, Sean Bury, and Hesley Harps. Music by Alfred Montejano Thanks to everyone for a fun shoot!

Follow Mary Todd Lincoln on Twitter!

May 2nd, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

AdulterersJames was the Director of Photography and Dave was lead Camera Operator on Scott Gairdner’s hilarious video for Funny Or Die in which many “Cheater”-like shows collide. Thanks to Scott, the huge cast, and entire crew at Funny Or Die for one of the most fun and insane shoots of all time!

On-set photos!

April 26th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Paul Reiser Show Focus GroupJames was the Director of Photography for this Funny Or Die video starring Paul Reiser and Andy Daly. Directed by Scott Gairdner. Thanks to Brad Conlin, Nick Mundy, and the entire Funny or Die team!

Here’s a photo of James with the cast!

April 11th, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

Our Footloose RemakeWe worked on two scenes for Our Footloose Remake with Chris Cantwell and Matt Wyatt. Dave Seger recruited different filmmakers who each remade a scene from Footloose. The scenes were all put together and screened in Los Angeles and New York. Congrats to all our friends and everybody who contributed!

More from our Footloose Scenes!

April 11th, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

American Gladiators BTSOn-set footage, outtakes, and deleted scenes from “Summer of Tears in American Gladiators.” If you thought the final result was disturbing, wait ’till you see what we cut out! Thanks to Chris Cantwell, Summer Of Tears, and everybody involved!

Watch “American Gladiators”! See how we created the Visual Effects! Photos!

April 7th, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

If you missed Exterminator 3D because you don’t own 3D glasses, you aren’t alone. Enjoy our newly remastered 2D Version in stunning 2-Dimensions! Just click here. Cheers!

April 3rd, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Everything - Episode 15James helped shoot Scott Gairdner’s segment “Baton Rouge Bigfoots” which starts off Episode 15 of Danny Jelinek’s show “Everything.”

April 1st, 2011   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

American Gladiators VFXHere’s how we put new people into the old show! Thanks to Summer Of Tears, Chris Cantwell, and the entire crew!

Watch “American Gladiators”! Watch Behind-The-Scenes! See on-set Photos!

March 30th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Casual Carnage with Steve and JoeJames did the Cinematography for this informational video by our friends Sean Bury and Matt Wyatt. If you don’t think improvised explosives are funny, you may not like the content, but you can still enjoy the pretty pictures. Enjoy!

On-set photos!

March 23rd, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

G4TV’s Attack of the Show featured “American Gladiators” in its “Around The Net” segment. Click here to watch it! We’re 3:35 in. Cheers!

March 20th, 2011   |  
Posted in: News

Adventures of the Blue Sword BTS

Sword choreography, outtakes, and just plain screwing around.

First, watch Adventures of the Blue Sword! Photos!

March 10th, 2011   |  

Adventures of the Blue Sword

We did the Cinematography and film look for Adventures of the Blue Sword, which Chris Cantwell directed for the Channel 101 show Everything. James shot on the RED Camera and approximated the look of 1949 Technicolor film. We also added grain, dust, scratches, weave, tape splices, and thumbprints. Thanks to everybody involved!

Watch on Vimeo or YouTube. Watch behind-the-scenes! Photos!

March 6th, 2011   |  
Posted in: Cinematography, Editing

American GladiatorsWe did the Cinematography, Editing, and Visual Effects for this very funny and disturbing Summer Of Tears sketch directed by Chris Cantwell. Thanks to everybody involved! Enjoy.

See how we created the Visual Effects! Watch Behind-The-Scenes! See on-set Photos!

January 1st, 2011   |  
Posted in: News
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