That's a great price and has good characteristics. I don't like to use anything less than 2000 lumens because it will show up a dusk. Other projectors with less lumens, you have to wait for it to get totally dark before you can see what it's projecting. I would take a chance on this one!
I use the Firefly two channel machine (https://www.lightsalive.com/controllers/firefly-lightning-simulators.html). It does a great job but is a bit pricey. I use photographer flash bulbs (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TZQUF0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). They are very bright and pretty cheap. The one issue is that they only have about a 20 hour lifetime. You will also need a good sound system and speakers with good base to sell the effect. I got a pair of large...
Jman and others...thank you for the recommendations for audacity. I will play with it this weekend. Graveyard Gus...thank you for the kind words about the haunt. I love Disneys Huanted Mansion and it heavily influences my haunt. I can think of no better praise than to be compared to the Haunted Mansion. :D
You could also try dry brushing black, brown, yellow and green paint. Each color seperately. Another option would be to dilute the paint in water and apply as a series of washes applied with a brush or spray bottle. I have also used stains. If you go that route the lighter stains are a good place to start.
I am going to get a talking skull this year. I would like to record some dialogue with the back story for my haunt. I am looking for some software for my Mac that I can use the record my voice, alter the sound of the voice (deepen the pitch, etc.) and potentially add some basic effects like echos etc.
Does anyone have any recommendations for software like this that would work on a Mac and would be fairly simple to use?
That's how mine works. I hide the fogger in a Crypt and then run the fog through a 12' drain pipe with frozen water bottles to a pile of skulls over a trash bag.
This was a few years ago.
I also use a firefly unit. I keep the unit in my garage and run the power cords out to the yard. I think it works well and would recommend it. I have not used the cheaper units. For the lights, I use camera flash bulbs. They work well and are less expensive than other options. You also need a good sound source to sell the effect. You can use used stereo receivers and speakers from Craigslist to get good sound for a decent cost.
I added Sea salt to my water bottles and they take longer to freeze but they last longer too.
I have a 10 foot 4" pipe and I (electrical) Taped the holes off.
I hide my fogger in a foam crypt. and use 6 bottles in and 6 in the freezer on a rotation. of every 4 hours or so.
I also add a grate to the end of the pipe to avoid finding critters hiding or living in there.