Flash Film Works worked on the pilot episode of the new CBS Television series, "Ghost Whisperer" as well as a couple of early first season episodes.

We created some spooky ghost effects in the pilot episode. For this sequencet, the production company shot three plates. 1) The empty hallway, 2) a foreground plate of the Jennifer Love Hewitt in front of a blue screen and 3) a blue screen element of the actor walking backwards down some blue screen stairs. We ran his plate in reverse so instead of walking backwards he walks up the stairs, this created a slightly weird effect that added to the look. We added a shake effect to the plate of the actor as well. Then we composited the three elements together to create the finished shot below.

For this sequence, which was cut from the finished version of the show, Jennifer Love Hewitt was shot against a blue backdrop as she moved across the town square... the background people were then shot at high speed and it was composited together.
We added a background of the jungle behind the actor for this shot.


In this shot, we transitioned between two hallway plates leading into a flashback.


Check out "Ghost Whisperer" on the Internet Movie DatabaseAll Images Courtesy of CBS Television