The Ghost Reveal

What does it look like?

It’s a moment of revelation when the ghost appears to the audience’s eye, but not to the character.

How’s it done?

It can be done as a practical shot on set, or more commonly, as a CGI effect in post-production.

When should I use it?

When the audience sees the ghost but the character (or at least one of the characters) doesn’t.

The Messengers (2007)

Synopsis: On a farm in North Dakota, the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

Featured Scene: In the bedroom a mother is making the bed with her toddler watching. When she shakes the sheets, the audience and the toddler see the ghost manifest underneath.

The Messengers (2007), directed by the Pang Brothers

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