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    Default projecting ghosts in fog

    Hi guys, I am new to this forum. I am doing an Indiana Jones themed Halloween this year. I am planning on having ghosts projected into fog or something coming out of the Ark of the Covenant that I have made. I will have the lid spinning above it and a strobe inside. but I am not sure how to go about the ghosts. I was thinking that I have a holliday projector but I may need to use some black or white mesh or cheesecloth to project it on. the fog may not be thick enough to hold the image. the image is from Raiders of the lost ark so the ghosts will be acurate enough. I want people to be able to walk through them. any ideas.

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    The fog will be good as long as it's a think cloud but make sure there is nothing behind it like a wall or something. Cause once the fog dissipates it will be projected on the wall ruining the effect. Also once the area is filled with fog you will be able to see the source kinda like a laser beam. You could even animate the ghost by using mirrors. Hook a mirror up to a motor and point the projector at the mirror and reflect the image onto the fog. As the motor rotates the mirror the ghost will fly up.

    As an alternative to fog you could use skrim. It's made for that but you can't walk through it.

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    Yea I was thinking that. I have done some experiments and not sure what would look the best. Last year I based the theme on the begining of Raiders. with the Idol as the focal point(carved out in the pumpkin). I made burlap panels for the walls, faux finished to look like rock walls, I had vines and stuff all over and two snake statues (about 3 feet tall each) with glowing eyes. There was also the bolder and two sound systems, one for the theme running out to my bonus room above my garage and indy climbimg down a rope. I also had another sound system in the garage which had quotes from the movie and sounds of a jungle. with the fog, it gave an irry jungle feeling in my home made temple. I made the cover of the paper here in Edmonton and the 11:00 news. I wanted to base this year on the last part of the movie as the ark is opened. I have a friend who is a sculpturer and is making a mold for Tohs head which I plan on filling with wax and then taking a tiger torch to melt it so it will be in fact a reproduction of the movie prop. but now I want to get the images of the ghosts used in the film which I captured and have them projected so the visitors can actualy walk through them and feel as if they are involved instead of just watching it. some time if anybody is interested I'll post some of the pics from last year.

    MT

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    is there anyway to project a image without a projector? i cant afford one at the moment...[B)][]

    sincerly,
    Phantom.

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    quote:Originally posted by phantom

    is there anyway to project a image without a projector? i cant afford one at the moment...[B)][]

    sincerly,
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    For what kind of effect?

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    a ghost projected in fog.

    sincerly,
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    hey MT another spook from canada!

    sincerly,
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    quote:Originally posted by phantom

    a ghost projected in fog.

    sincerly,
    Phantom.
    Only thing I can think of is a siloette. Make a cut out of a ghost and put it in front of a spot light.

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    The only realy nice thing about the Holliday projector is that the light beam is small and its hard for people to tell where its coming from. I am even considering using my front projection screen projector from my home theater then I could just play a home made DVD of the ghosts at the end of raiders or the lost arc and loop it over and over. what ever I project with there has to be something that will somewhat accept and hold an image. I haven't experimented enough with the fog. I was thinking of an effect similar to what they do in Disneyland where by they shoot an animated image on a spray of water as the screen. but you can still see through the screen. I think that's kinda cool.

    MT

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    I've been experimenting with a Pond Fogger, Semi Clear Plastic and a HD Projector from work(I will need again for late meeting Oct 31st) . Looks SWEET!!! You can project from behind the fog as it rolls down plastic. Wind can ruin effect, but it will still show up on plastic. Also Pond Foggers are not cheap.

    mike

 

 
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