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    11-24-2014, 04:57 AM
    Terra replied to a thread 2014 grave yard in Halloween Props
    That tree really adds to the spookiness of the graveyard and your Beloved looks so beautiful. Love your graveyard :)
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    11-24-2014, 04:48 AM
    Very helpful information. When you first start sculpting you immediately figure out why artists study muscular structure first. (I had to move this thread because the tutorial section is for member created tutorials).
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    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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    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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    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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    11-09-2014, 10:43 AM
    The one tot that made my night entirely. He came up to me. while i was dressed as a clown on top of my 55 gal barrel and asked me what my axe was for. I replied: it's for people i dont like ( in my clown voice) he walks off and tells everyone that i use to the axe for people i dont like. For the most part i smiled, but couldn't help but laugh it was amazing how he came up to me with no fear :)
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    11-09-2014, 07:03 AM
    I'm looking to do a photo op for my haunt in 2015 and im thinking of either zombie theme, clown or something hospital like. Any ideas
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    11-09-2014, 06:14 AM
    creeperguardian replied to a thread Static: 2015 haunt in Halloween Props
    Thank You guys so much :)
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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
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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)
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    11-03-2014, 05:12 AM
    Evil Ash on Halloween (we made the paper!): Here I am as Good Ash:
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    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, 05:06 PM
    creeperguardian started a thread Static: 2015 haunt in Halloween Props
    Well now that the 2014 haunt year is over, and has went well and hope it went well for you all. I am getting started on 2015 ideas. i have a plan for zombies one is a nazi zombie inspired by the movie dead snow and a female. For my Nazi i have been looking all around for the trench coat. does anyone know where i could find one? i used to have a local military store but they since have closed. and any place i could find very old dresses like the blue one...
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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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    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, 08:49 AM
    We got 59 for Kid's Night and 155 for Halloween Night. I only put flyers in the schools. I figured that with our wind, if I posted on poles or mail boxes they'd just get blown off. Interestingly enough a lot of people brought the flyers with them to the haunt. Probably for the address, maybe. We collected enough non-perishable food items to fill one of our barrels for our local Food bank. I was not out in the haunt all night - got stuck watching kids and hanging out candy a lot- but I asked my...
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    10-30-2014, 06:18 PM
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    10-30-2014, 06:14 PM
    I just used a sound module I bought from Radio Shack and used stock sounds from the web, I also have some LED lights wired in for added effect. :D I'll post a pic of the final costume and the motor side in a day or so. Happy Halloween, everyone!
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    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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    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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    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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    10-29-2014, 07:31 PM
    Do we have to say it? "Video or it didn't..."
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    10-29-2014, 05:24 AM
    What a great idea... Oh, and where's the video??? ;)
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    Well thank you! Your haunt is really great. Love the lighting and all your details!
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    Wow, very impressive pics of your Haunt this year! Nice work! And if I may say, a very handsome pic of you!
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    Hey I just reconized your haunt from a show I QCed for HGTV. Great haunt.
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