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June 3rd, 2018   |  
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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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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   |  

Misty

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?

 

October 10th, 2016   |  

Hill YesDavid Codeglia directed this web series about two “Hill-arious” volunteers ‘paigning their way to the top. Shot by James Codeglia on our 6K Red Weapon digital cinema camera. Ghostlight also provided 4K post production services.

Starring Emily Bell, Ron Morehouse, & Karissa Vacker. Written by K.S. Wiswell. Edited by Jeff Maccubbin. Music by Jordan Bennett. Sound Mix by Ryan DeRemer. Ep.2 song “50 Shades of Drumpf” by Alfred Montejano. A Bell-House production.

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February 7th, 2016   |  

LP CologneDirected by David Codeglia and shot by James Codeglia. Ghostlight produced, edited, and created the visual effects for this ad parody by Adam Ray and Brad Williams.

Featuring Syd Wilder. Chest by Mark Serritella. Hair and makeup by Salette Corpuz & Hiromi Inoko. AC/Gaffer: Todd Kappelt. Blanche the cat provided by Ashleigh Sumner & Beth Stokes. Shot at Sibling. Music by Alfred Montejano.

More Directing! More Cinematography! Rent our Red Camera! More stuff with Adam Ray!

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!

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!

March 3rd, 2014   |  

Our RoboCop Remake - Scene 9A giant cardboard robot shoots a puppet!

Our RoboCop Remake is a fan-made parody of the classic film RoboCop, where each scene is created by a different filmmaking team. David directed Scene 9 and James was the Director of Photography and they both built the full-size walking replica of the original ED-209. Ghostlight edited and created the VFX. Our scene was a massive undertaking that succeeded because of our amazing all-volunteer cast and crew, whom we thank with all our hearts. Full credits on YouTube!

Press: Tweeted by Mythbuster Adam SavageGizmodo, RightThisMinuteLightWave, Wired (home page), AnimalScreen Junkies, Gigaom, Three Laws, FastCo.Create, Slate

Behind-the-scenes: Re-making ED-209! Photos! Remember Our Footloose Remake? More directing! More cinematography!

March 18th, 2013   |  

Trap Door

When it’s beneath you, it has you!

Dave directed this short horror comedy written by Daniel Acker and Hesley Harps. James, our Director of Photography, came up with the crazy camera angles and lighting. Ghostlight edited and created the trap door Visual Effects. Full credits on YouTube.

Official Selection at ITSA Film Festival 2013! Also on Vimeo. Outtakes! More stuff with Hesley, Josh, & Daniel!

September 22nd, 2012   |  

AwkwardWe created this music video for the song “Awkward” by Saucy Monky. Dave was the Writer, Director, & Editor. James was the Director of Photography and shot it on the RED Epic. We had no time or money, but we did work with amazing people.

Awards: Best Music Video at San Diego Indie Fest, Wild Ace Award at LVFF, Official Selection at ITSA and Reel Pride. Featured on 365 LGBTCherryGRRLgaelick, Gay Persons of Colorhipset, Hot Press, humanfankindOne More LesbianMusicLoad, NME, SDGLNSilver TongueVox Indie, & Young Hollywood!

Produced by Margaret Blakemore. Starring Erin Law, Bonnie Rae, Sherry Soto, & Sarah Morris. Full credits on YouTube!

February 11th, 2012   |  

TITLESometimes you need to make a change. Especially if you’re the main character.

Written and Directed by Dave. Cinematography by James. Starring Daniel Kent, Hesley Harps, Scott Gairdner, and Erin Pade. Music by Alfred Montejano. Boom by Andrew Congdon.

Winner: Best Comedy at ITSA Film Fest 2011. Watch Outtakes! 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!

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!

October 18th, 2010   |  

Exterminator 2D VersionBreak.com asked us to make this short horror film to promote Saw 3D. Click the image to watch our 2D version. To watch in 3D, click here and go to “Scar3d”. Break.com wanted something where an exterminator is killed by traps. Dave wrote and directed. James was the Director of Photography. No time for 3D VFX, so we did it all in-camera.

WARNING: this is really violent and bloody!

Starring Beck Bennett. Makeup by Sabrina Siebert at Quantum Creation FX. Thanks to Johnny Wickham and the crew!

Behind the scenes photos!

July 13th, 2010   |  

The Murderer's In JailDave wrote and directed this bad horror scene for Hesley Harps‘ acting reel.  Also starring Will McFadden, Sean Bury, and Brad Conlin.  James was the Cinematographer and shot on the RED camera.

April 15th, 2008   |  

Apple iWe made this “Apple i” commercial for a College Humor sketch, which parodies Steve Jobs’ product presentations. We built the Apple i in 3D to match College Humor’s prop. For the dancers, we filmed buddies from Invisible Engine and DigiSynd on a green screen. Music by Alfred Montejano.

See the 3D stills! Watch College Humor’s Apple i sketch!

April 11th, 2008   |  

Rock Band Traffic

Ghostlight made this for College Humor. They sent us the concept, Dave directed, James did the Cinematography, and we did the Visual Effects. It stars Nick Mundy and Michael Ryan Truly from Team Tiger Awesome. Enjoy!

September 18th, 2007   |  

Twisted TerrorDigiSynd hired us to create these three ads for the Twisted Terror Collection from Warner Brothers. Dave Directed and Edited, James did the Cinematography, and Ghostlight did the Visual Effects.

Starring David Nash, Evan Gaustad, Jenna Finley, Beck Bennett, Ashleigh Sumner, Sarah Atwood, Jessica Wheeler, and Sarena Khan. Narration by Adam Ray. Music by Andrew Kaiser. Thanks everybody!

Behind-the-scenes photos!

June 15th, 2007   |  

Olmec: Sex TherapistDave Directed and James did the Cinematography for the last scene of Olmec: Sex Therapist for College Humor. It stars actor Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple and actress Morgan Mead.

Check out photos from behind the scenes!

July 21st, 2004   |  

Leigh In Hawaii TrailerHere’s the trailer for our Leigh in Hawaii documentary we shot and edited for Leigh High School‘s trip to the Pacific Basin Music Festival.

Explore the DVD! See photos from us working in Hawaii!

April 20th, 2003   |  

Test Drive ClipTest Drive was James’ Senior Thesis film at Chapman. It was shot on 16mm film. Here’s a clip featuring Will McFadden and Aaron Fischer.

See behind the scenes photos!

April 1st, 2003   |  

Canon Commercial (spec)Dave shot and directed this during film school at USC. It stars Aaron Fischer and Trevor Peterson.


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