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January 1st, 2019   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Ghostlight Cinematography ReelJames Codeglia is a Director of Photography with over 15 years experience. Entrusted by independents and major studios alike, including Bad Robot, Disney, Pixar, LucasFilm, Universal, Paramount, and more. He owns a Red Monstro 8K Vista Vision cinema camera.

Contact James to fabulize your project! His Photography! His resume!

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!

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April 28th, 2017   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Kids Explain Driving

Ghostlight co-founder and cinematographer James Codeglia shot this video for Babble, a Disney parenting site. In it, kids describe their understanding of the rules of the road. Shooting on his RED camera, James used big soft lights, spatters of fake sunlight, and intentional “little accidents” to make the video look natural.

See more of our work for Disney!

October 31st, 2012   |  
Posted in: News

Darth Vader in DisneylandRemember this video we worked on? Well, it’s been re-purposed to celebrate Disney’s purchase of the Star Wars franchise, and it already has over 3 million views on YouTube! Enjoy!

See the Original! In-park photos!

April 5th, 2012   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

Goofy in The Art of Vacationing

James was the Director of Photography for this video starring Goofy! It’s also the last project he filmed while working at Disney.

Directed by Matt Wyatt. Additional Cinematography by William Carnahan. Edited by Whitfield Henry. Music and Sound by Alfred Montejano. Thanks to Brad Conlin, Merritt Davies, Zadi Diaz, Thomas Wadsworth, and everyone at DigiSynd and Disneyland!

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!

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 8th, 2011   |  

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 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!

February 3rd, 2009   |  
Posted in: Cinematography

First DogDigiSynd produced this video for the Disney movie Space Buddies. James did the Cinematography and Dave pet the puppy. Thanks to director Scott Gairdner and the whole crew at DigiSynd for the cutest shoot day ever!

January 31st, 2009   |  
Posted in: News

Our RoboCop Remake

Darth Vader Disneyland

The Force Awakens

Alive by Empire Of The Sun

Ghostlight was founded by twin filmmakers David and James Codeglia, who have been making movies together for over 15 years. We offer creative services like Directing, Cinematography, Editing, and Visual Effects. Clients include Bad Robot, Disney, Pixar, Paramount, Warner Bros., and LucasFilm.

Contact Us to get started!

April 8th, 2006   |  
Posted in: Visual Effects

Watch Harvest Fireflies VFX!Ever wonder how Disneyland does those amazing fireflies? Well, this ain’t it. We used Visual Effects to populate this scene from The Harvest with tons of 3D fireflies. Here’s how we did it!

January 1st, 2000   |  
Posted in: About

Dave and JamesHello! We like to make movies.

Ghostlight produces original films and offers creative filmmaking services like Directing, Cinematography, Editing, and Visual Effects. Click the categories above to see samples of our work.

Created in 2003 by identical twin filmmakers David and James Codeglia, Ghostlight has worked with Warner Brothers, Paramount, Disney & Pixar, LucasFilm, and Bad Robot. We’ve collaborated on hundreds of projects of every type and budget, from independent productions to major studio projects like Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

David Codeglia is an award-winning Director of films like “Deep Dish Apocalypse“, “The Forgotten“, “Key Change” (Best Comedy at ITSA), “Is It Your Refrigerator?“, and Our RoboCop Remake – Scene 9, popular for is giant robot and puppet violence. He’s also directed web series like “Hill Yes“, music videos like “Awkward” (Best Music Video at IndieFest), and secret projects for Disney & Bad Robot. He is currently developing and writing television shows and feature films.

James Codeglia is a Director of Photography who has shot hundreds of projects for the web, television, and the silver screen. His credits include “Krantz” by Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire), the award-winning film “Thumb”, Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe for The History Channel, music videos like Dump Drumpf, and “Alive” by Empire of the Sun which has over 71 million views on YouTube. A particular favorite of his was filming Darth Vader in Disneyland! James is a RED expert and owns a Monstro 8K VV, the best camera they make!

Ghostlight is also known for its Visual Effects, offering everything from simple fixes to high-end animation and compositing. Dave is credited for VFX on films like Boogeyman 2 and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Post production services also include editing, color correction, and 4K delivery.

Ghostlight is currently developing its own projects and offering creative services to people just like you. To have us work on your project, Contact Us!


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