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    Default Who Needs Eyeball, Singing Pumpkins, or flying Ghost DVD for projection on window.

    Last fall there was a thread about David Bates house called Bates Haunt. He did his whole front of his house with one projector! Very cool! I contacted him and asked if I could get a DVD of just the eyeball to fit my window I will use a torpedo to project from the inside of the room. I just got the DVD and it is awesome. It was very well done and professional. I paid $75 which included the shipping. I just tried it in the window I will use at Halloween and it is freaky!! Can't wait for Oct.

    Dave said he plans to offer some different options for different prices like the pumpkins which will be a bit more, and maybe some basic ghosts and jaws stuff. People can pick what features they want... You can email Dave at haunts@batesbunch.com

    Here is a video of his house from a past link.
    YouTube - Bates Haunt - Halloween 2005's Haunted Yard
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    Thanks for the info. I posted a thread with this video recently because of how amazing it is! Unfortunately for me, I don't think this would work well on my house because the second story of the front of my house is black shingles. I still love his setup though. It's very unique and original!

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    I am projected the eyeball from the inside of the house on the window covered with wax paper. Works very good.

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    Bates Haunt is one of my favorites! I'm not all there technically speaking...what does one need to buy to do something like this? Like..if I bought the DVD...now what?
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    Nyhaunter the way Bates Haunt does it is with a $800 projector that he puts in his neighbors house to project on to his house. He uses a computer to do this. Like you I would be lost to try this myself. So I took the easy way out and I am only going to use one window of my house for the eyeball. I had Dave Bates make the eyeball into a DVD which I will project from the inside of my house out the window I am using. You cover the window with wax paper which gives the projection a screen to shine on. At night you can not see the wax paper so it looks just like a big eye is looking out. I am using a DVD player set to repeat and a Torpedo Projector which you can get on E-bay. I put a link to one that is on E-bay right now. It is a great effect and I think it is worth the cost. Rick
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    I love that eye! Hey Halloween House, any chance you'll be posting pics (or videos) of your window?
    You remind me of the babe. What babe? The babe with the power. What power? The power of voodoo. Who do? You do. Do what?
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    Wow, I just realized... $75 for a DVD of video of an eyeball. That seems awefully steep. I mean, if it was the whole shot for $75 (skeleton, pumpkins, ghosts, etc.), that's one thing, but you're talking just the eyeball. That's not something I'd spend $75 for. Maybe $15 or possibly $20, but that's the limit.

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    halloween house,

    Like you I picked up a Torpedo projector (the poor man LCD projector, lol!) this past weekend. What I plan on doing with this is projector it to show this on some sheer fabric that covers my picture window in the front of my house from inside the house so its seen outside. I'm thinking about grabbing the 1931 original Dracula and the classic silent flick that Dracula was based on which is Nosferatu and edit them into one DVD.

    My question to you or anyone else has experience with this is can it be done, do you need a shear translucent fabric for a screen or would the glass from a window be enough to project on from the inside and be seen on the outside????

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    I'd be interested in the pumpkins but Haunted Host is right, $75 bucks is a bit pricey.

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    I love that eye! Hey Halloween House, any chance you'll be posting pics (or videos) of your window?

    ***Sorry I have taken it down and will not have any pictures until Oct.

    My question to you or anyone else has experience with this is can it be done, do you need a shear translucent fabric for a screen or would the glass from a window be enough to project on from the inside and be seen on the outside????

    ***You will need to use something over the window. The torpedo does not have that bright of a bulb and I found that thin wax paper worked the best for me.

    I'd be interested in the pumpkins but Haunted Host is right, $75 bucks is a bit pricey.

    ***Well you have to remember that this is not mass produced. Before I asked him he only had this set up to use thru his computer projected from across the street. He started fom scratch to make one on a DVD for me. He had to redo the filming of his eye then editing. He said it took alot of time redoing it again and again to get the right distance from his eye to fill up the screen once it was put on the DVD. I am sure he had more then 10 hours put into this to make it right. If you can find someone else that is only charging $7 a hour to make a custom effect please post where we can find them. I bet Dave wished he had never told me that he would do it for only $75. Also since I have not found anyone else doing this I was very happy for what I got and paid. Rick

 

 
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