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October 6th, 2015   |  
Posted in: Cinematography, News

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September 5th, 2015   |  

Re-making ED-209How we made a full size walking robot costume for Our RoboCop Remake – Scene 9! Watch the laughs, struggles, and triumphs as Dave and James attempt their craziest project ever. Enjoy!

Tweeted by Mythbuster Adam Savage! Story on RightThisMinute!

Watch Our Scene! Watch the whole remake! Behind-the-scenes photos! More RoboCop!

August 1st, 2015   |  

VFX for Leno & Letterman: RETIRED!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.

Watch Leno & Letterman: RETIRED! More of our VFX! More with Adam Ray!

June 1st, 2015   |  

Rejected Folgers Coffee CommercialDavid directed this “rejected” sex-and-drugs-filled Folgers Coffee commercial starring comedians Adam Ray, Jon Rudnitsky, and Courtney Pauroso.

James shot on our Red Camera with anamorphic lenses and finished in 4K, making this our first project finished in Ultra-High Definition. Ghostlight also edited and used VFX to remove Adam’s front tooth, requiring an animated replacement tongue and lower teeth. Produced by Brian Dillingham. Makeup by Salette Corpuz. Music by Alfred Montejano.

More stuff with Adam Ray! More Directing! More Cinematography! More Visual Effects!

May 4th, 2015   |  
Posted in: News

Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser 2We worked on STAR WARS, our all-time favorite movie series! Having previously shot all the behind-the-scenes for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, we were invited to a galaxy far far away for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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!

Videos: In-Home TeaserThe Score, “Legacy”, Comic-Con, Falcon “Hunka Junk” Teaser. See stills from our footage!

Watch the Trailer! Photos & video on Vanity Fair! More Star Wars stuff!

May 4th, 2015   |  
Posted in: News

LA Reel Film Fest TicketsGhostlight’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!

More about Is It Your Refrigerator?

April 20th, 2015   |  
Posted in: News

Star Wars Celebration 2015 HighlightsAfter we returned from London filming behind-the-scenes on Star Wars: 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.

Watch highlightsPhotos! More Star Wars stuff!

February 24th, 2015   |  

Is It Your Refrigerator?A Ghostlight original! Dave directed this bizzare short comedic film starring Ellis Court and narrated by Gabriel Oliva. James was the Director of Photography and actually shot on Super 8 film. Ghostlight did all post production including editing and visual effects.

Watch behind-the-scenes!

February 8th, 2015   |  

Is It Your Refrigerator?

Dave went to Japan to make this video for Sports Camp of America, an authentic American summer camp experience for Japanese kids. It was a challenge to show the camp’s huge range of activities and emotions in just a few minutes. Thanks to the staff, counselors, and campers for a wonderful experience!

Watch the SCOA Junior High video! Like SCOA’s Facebook Page!

January 27th, 2015   |  

Adam Ray's Seahawks Super Bowl Checklist

David directed this video for comedian Adam Ray. James was the Director of Photography. Ghostlight provided all production and post-production services including Editing and Visual Effects.

Full credits on YouTube. Featured by: TheComedyStore, FunnyOrDie,Seahawks.net, Q13Fox, KULR8.

More stuff with Adam Ray! More Directing! More Cinematography! More Editing! More VFX!

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