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  • Terra's Avatar
    11-17-2014, 04:46 AM
    Those tea lights that I saw at the store - the plastic flame was fully illuminated but it is by reflection. It is lit by an LED light that is underneath it. The little plastic flame part is not a light. But, it looks like it is the thing that has the light in it. When the Luminara candle first came out in 2011 I got one. The technology and the color of the LED has improved since but it's still the basic design that I'm showing here in the video I took (back in 2011):
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    11-16-2014, 06:43 AM
    I just saw the tea light sized version of the Luminara candle. They were very good: http://www.luminaracandles.com/luminara-rechargeable-tea-light-candles-set-of-6-with-base-remote-ready/
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  • Terra's Avatar
    11-15-2014, 06:32 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Fog: Fog Faux Fire in Halloween Props
    Wow - that is perfect? What did you use for the steam?
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  • Terra's Avatar
    11-11-2014, 10:00 AM
    Yes, in fact, generally each year I pick an icon prop and design the whole haunt around it. There's a big reason for that. Only have so much time to build the haunt for that year so the hardest/time sucking prop is built first. Then, the time remaining is used to help sell the theme of why that prop was created. Here's a quick picture of each year's prop... 2006: Giant Spider 2007: Terra's Throne
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    11-07-2014, 06:06 AM
    I remember that day and it was a lot of fun to watch the numbers creep up ever higher and finally leveled off at the 19,000. Was really hoping it was going to hit 20k but alas.... I believe April is was when Halloween planning hit it's Zenith. We have a lot of lurkers who come here for the tutorials and ideas and April is very busy for that. That's my theory anyway :)
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    11-04-2014, 07:47 AM
    Terra posted a visitor message on SpunkyOne's profile
    Hello and welcome to the forum :)
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    11-03-2014, 08:27 AM
    Unlike some past weather issues, this year we had great weather and zero wind. It turned out to be a perfect night, which was good timing because Saturday was all rain and wind all day! I also don't think I have any repairs to make so it turned out to be a great year up here in SE Pa. This pic is a daytime shot and about 90% done with setup....
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    11-03-2014, 06:18 AM
    Hmmmm...great idea! I think you may have to search online through Harbor Freight or a similar company to see what motors they offer that has 2x, 3x...etc the torque of a typical FCG motor. Would love to see the finished product though!
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  • Terra's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 07:53 PM
    Wind. Yeah, that 'fricken wind is what drove me into the garage. BUT, with a garage haunt you are amping up your liability. Pluses and minuses.... If you want to have an outdoor haunt - it's just better to design everything with wind in mind. I'm talking 40 mph sustained. 3pm had that wind hit and shredded the haunt back in 2007. It was horrifying...
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    11-02-2014, 07:39 PM
    Sorry i can't compare other video editing programs. I've stayed with the Adobe Premiere forever because of that learning curve. Once is enough for me. As for your computer I consulted the hubby (computer nerd) and this is what he said. "Processor and memory sound fine. Hard drive not an issue. But, you need to make sure you have a powerful video card. Other than that you should be fine." So, basically the processor, memory and the video card are the three that work really hard crunching...
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    11-02-2014, 06:58 AM
    EPIC! I thought it was so sweet that the kids were involved in the scares (idol and the giant stone). Bet the kids were as wide-eyed as they could going through :) BRAVO!
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  • Terra's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 06:47 AM
    I use Adobe Premiere Elements. It's got a heck of a learning curve but if you stick with a basic formula of how you like your videos to look than once you figure it out - it's easy. They like to update it every year but I only buy a new copy every 3-4 years. I'm still on Premiere Elements 9 and they are already on 13: http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements/features.html Oh, editing video (especially HD) tasks your processor like mad. You need to have a relatively fast computer.
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    11-01-2014, 01:46 PM
    HauntedPumpkin replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Singing skull and pumpkins in Halloween Props
    Great job! No matter how bad the weather you had affect the ToT count it's still an impressive creation that next years ToT's can enjoy.
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    11-01-2014, 01:39 PM
    Welcome Namrod......I said the same thing when I started back in '06. The folks on this Forum are very creative, extremely talented, slightly demented, a little crazy :-) , but most of all an awesome bunch of people who share the same love of Halloween.
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    11-01-2014, 01:15 PM
    This will be a static prop next year as I am never out in the graveyard as the same thing twice but here is my Nosferatu costume from last night...It was great when parents would send their kids to get in a picture with "it" not knowing "it" was alive...LOL. What screams soon arose, what fun! Only 364 more days to Halloween.
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  • Halloween Snob's Avatar
    11-01-2014, 11:53 AM
    My friends: So I have multiple 12 volt low watt (10watt) halogen lights that feed back to a PDU. I would like to build or buy a device to dim all of them instead of individually. Has anyone heard of a device that does this? Thanks in advance. --THe HaLLoWeeN SNoB--
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  • Halloween Snob's Avatar
    11-01-2014, 05:02 AM
    Hello my friends, So last night was EPIC. New this year I added a haunted dungeon to my two car garage. 256 square feet of spooky indoor atmosphere. 7' high castle walls with 3' wide hallways. Multiple types of lighting, fog, and projection. Check out my website where you can see build photos of many of my props including the haunted garage. Video to come soon. I Go Pro'd the TOTS! http://www.halloweensnob.com
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  • HauntedPumpkin's Avatar
    10-31-2014, 06:11 AM
    Very cool. Nice placement (being close to the front door).
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    10-30-2014, 11:19 AM
    How about making a simulated room outdoors that the ToT's have to walk through....test the stars under blacklight to see if they pop, if they do cover the walls with it and get a dual 48" florescent light & 2 blacklight tubes. Then get an all black morphsuit, cut out extra stars and use fabric glue to adhere them onto the dark suit in the same pattern as the walls......You would in effect disappear along the wall and the ToT's would not even know you are there. Not enough time for this year...
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  • HauntedPumpkin's Avatar
    10-30-2014, 10:50 AM
    Always something to do as we're coming down to the wire. I finished a new prop for my graveyard and think a good spot for it would be right in the front corner where the ToT's turn to come up my driveway. Turned out ok though I'll have to make a white cover next year for the inside top of the casket.
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  • HauntedPumpkin's Avatar
    10-30-2014, 05:49 AM
    Awesome! Great job.
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  • Terra's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 07:51 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Electronic/Software: hallowindow effects in Halloween Props
    Hallowindow looks terrific blasted onto the side of the house. Those bouncing skele's are always a favorite :) You embed the video bu copying the URL in the box that opens up when you select the Filmstrip icon in the dialog box.
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  • Terra's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 07:45 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Prop Showcase: My 2nd Tombstone in Halloween Props
    Looks great already so I'd say, take a deep breath and throw in the graveyard :)
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  • Terra's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 07:35 PM
    Oh my do I remember your coffin bar and so many of your props. You are one of the many hearts of this forum. Nice to see you back again :)
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  • Terra's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 07:31 PM
    Do we have to say it? "Video or it didn't..."
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  • HauntedPumpkin's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 07:11 AM
    HauntedPumpkin replied to a thread Fog: Fogscreen project in Halloween Props
    Major kudos! This is a fantastic build! I've always wanted to do this and I am sure others as well so maybe we could use your build as an inspiration and guideline to dive in and take the plunge! Quick question....do you have any issues with straws falling out...etc?, what kind of glue did you use? Thanks for posting this. Great job on the build.
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  • Terra's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 05:24 AM
    What a great idea... Oh, and where's the video??? ;)
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    Hey, sorry it took so long to reply. Yeah, I actually have a short video of my 1st test of the fog chiller. At the time I only had about 15 lbs. of ice in the cooler. I also had to duct tape the opening to keep all the fog from leaking out. It worked out really well on the big night with 20 lbs. of ice and lasted the whole night. I will be using it every Halloween.

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    Hi Attain, Thanks for the friends request. I accepted. Looking forward to working out some prop ideas with ya. From a below post it looks like you are located at the opposite end of the city than I am but still nice to talk to someone on the forum that is "local".
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    My software can be motion activated with an Insteon Motion Sensor. In the "Triggered" mode, LSM only runs the show when it is activated by another Insteon device, such as a motion sensor. If you just want to add specific audio to a prop, I've heard that the ELK-124 module (actually made for a security system) is a good way to do it. It is relay-activated, so you could hook up a motion sensor to it and it will play the recorded audio. I haven't used them yet, though.
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    I have a couple of videos showing my light show on You Tube. Just search YouTube for "Haunted Drury Lane 2008"and you will find them.
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    Thanks. I just free hand painted the figures on white sheets. Your ideas sound great.
  8. Do you know of Horsham?
  9. Hi I'm in East Yorkshire, near Hull.
  10. It does a little, yes. I suppose it depends on where you are really as some places get into the spirit of things. Just not where I live! miserable buggers
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