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December 16th, 2018   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Real DragJames was the Director of Photography for “Real Drag,” a short film about a woman who dreams of being a drag queen. James shot using his Red Monstro 8K VistaVision camera, which is available to rent! Directed by Brad Davis. The film is being edited by our friend Brad Conlin.

More Cinematography!

December 3rd, 2018   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Sam Did It

Ghostlight created some killer Visual Effects for this award-winning short comedy, starring Alfred Molina and directed by Dominic Burgess. In it, mortician Sam (Burgess) meets his celebrity idol Alfred Molina (himself)… who is dead.

Nobody can hold perfectly still, especially when somebody’s poking your face, so Burgess enlisted Ghostlight to make sure Alfred stayed dead. This required freezing portions of the image, such as Alfred’s breathing, while preserving camera movement and actor interactions. For example: when Sam opens Alfred’s eyes, they had to be perfectly motionless beforehand, open smoothly without flinching, and freeze again afterward, all while preserving Sam’s hands, shadows, and skin contact.

In addition to freezing effects, Ghostlight added lens flares, created milky dead eyes, manipulated props and wardrobe, adjusted camera movement, and added gore – even removing Alfred Molina’s scalp! (Spoiler)

Watch Sam Did It! See more of our Visual Effects!

June 3rd, 2018   |  
Posted in: Directing

Directing Reel

Passionately making movies for over 15 years! Previous clients include Disney, Pixar, Bad Robot, and LucasFilm. Skills include writing, shot design, working with actors, editing, and visual effects. Currently developing feature films and TV series. Loves working with all budgets, big and small! Let’s begin!

To hire David, Contact Us! See his work, IMDb page, and resume!

June 1st, 2018   |  

Deep Dish Apocalypse

David Codeglia directed this award-winning short comedy film starring Ron Morehouse and Emily Bell about two coworkers trying to find connection during the zombie apocalypse. Go Behind-The-Scenes to see how we created the subway with a combination of real locations, visual effects, and cardboard sets.

Cinematographer James Codeglia created an eerie and gritty atmosphere that was also beautiful. Written by Trey Nichols. Edited by Chris Tonick. Music by Alex Vaski and Andrew Kaiser. Poster by Andy “Aviss” Veilski.

Our interview with No Film School.

Press & Reviews:  FanboyFilmThreat, GizmodoHorrorBuzz, MeawwOmeletoWeAreMovingStories. Like us on Facebook!

More of Dave’s Directing! James’ Cinematography!

May 31st, 2018   |  

The ForgottenIn the Old West, two women must defy the bigotry of their time to save an innocent life.

Directed by David Codeglia. Cinematography by James Codeglia. Written by Elaine Ackles. Starring Stephanie Edmonds and Elaine Ackles. RED Camera and post services by Ghostlight. Currently in post production.

View on IMDb! Like The Forgotten on Facebook!

May 2nd, 2018   |  


Directed by David Codeglia and shot by James Codeglia, Misty Robotics entrusted Ghostlight to announce their amazing home robot to the world.

David co-wrote the script with producer Rob Maigret, focusing on Misty’s place in robotics history and robot developers and fans alike. James shot on Ghostlight’s Red camera in 8K, blending several aesthetics from smooth cinematic camera moves to documentary handheld. The result is a slick ad that looks more expensive than it cost.

Watch David’s Directing Reel! See more of James’ Cinematography! Remember our other robot?


January 1st, 2018   |  
Posted in: News, Uncategorized

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