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We directed, shot, and created the visual effects for Adam Ray’s latest comedy.
For this ejection seat explosion, we used fluid simulation to create computer-generated smoke and fire. Normally we try to use actual explosion footage, but this required very specific timing, shape choreography, as well as high interaction with the moving van. The final simulation took 8 hours to calculate, and each frame took 2 hours to render.
James, the Director of Photography, shot on anamorphic lenses and graded in 4K, making this our first project finished in Ultra-High Definition. Ghostlight also removed Adam’s front tooth using Visual Effects, which involved animating and replacing his tongue and lower teeth. Produced by Brian Dillingham. Makeup by Salette Corpuz. Music by Alfred Montejano. Thanks everybody!
Highlights include: boarding the Millennium Falcon (and crying), filming Han’s famous “Chewy, we’re home” line (and crying), reuniting with Trek and Bad Robot buddies, meeting new talented folks, and witnessing cinema history. It was truly the most amazing experience of our lives, so we did our best to capture it for our fellow fans. Thank you to everyone involved!
Ghostlight’s original short comedy Is It Your Refrigerator is an Official Selection at LA Reel Film Festival! To join Dave & James at the screening on May 20th, click here, scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button for Block 3. See you there!
After we returned from London filming behind-the-scenes on Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, LucasFilm invited us to shoot Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, CA. It was a thrill to reunite with cast and crew, capture all the surprises, and to be surrounded by our fellow friendly, funny, and passionate superfans. This will be a day long remembered.
Dave went to Japan for three weeks to make this video for Sports Camp of America, an authentic American summer camp experience for Japanese kids. The challenge was how to show the camp’s huge range of activities and emotions in just a few minutes. Huge thanks to the staff, counselors, and campers for the wonderful experience!
James Codeglia is a Director of Photography with over 16 years of experience shooting narrative film, commercials, docs, and music videos. He has lit and shot for Disney, Bad Robot, Paramount, Universal, and LucasFilm.
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David directed the latest video for comedian and actor Adam Ray (The Heat). James was the Director of Photography. Ghostlight provided all production and post-production services including editing, grading, sound, and Visual Effects.