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Name
Madam Belben
Genre
Mystical, Fantastical
Hours of work
This was several months in the making.
History
Inspired by the Disney special effect using projection to add life to a characters face, I wanted to push the idea further, and incorporate effects onto the body, and a crystal ball to help further the storytelling.
The show was heavily influenced and structured by using the amazing musical pieces from "The Haunted Mansion" movie. I utilized the opening credits sequence (embracing the sound effects) to structure my story. I was lucky to have such willing talent to make this a reality. My longtime friend Dana Belben (from the movie "Surf's Up") made the character come alive. Professional Editor Daniel Russ, did the amazing editing. The sound is in 5.1 surround, so the effects and "ghosts" were very immersive. Learned quite a bit on this, and hope to do more in the future!
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Joseph Juneau of Juneau studios, contacted me and purchased "a copy for his home haunt". To my shock and dismay I discovered he was trying (and still is) to sell it as a package, without any credit given to me, or the others who helped create it, and no compensation. I'm horrified and embarrassed, as it is not of a quality that I would want sold, and feel terrible for the people that were swindled. Please do not buy anything from him. If anyone is interested in something like this I'd gladly create more!

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Thank you! If I can find the file, I'd be happy to sell you a copy of the DVD if you'll only give me credit anywhere you post pics or video!
 

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I am so sorry you got ripped off. It hurts all of us when someone steals stuff since it makes it harder to trust other home haunters to be actual home haunters and folks that invest time, skill and their own money into creating stuff like this become much more leery about sharing anything at all. :(

This is such an amazing effect/prop.
 

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I am so sorry you got ripped off. It hurts all of us when someone steals stuff since it makes it harder to trust other home haunters to be actual home haunters and folks that invest time, skill and their own money into creating stuff like this become much more leery about sharing anything at all. :(

This is such an amazing effect/prop.
Totally agree! Ripping off someone is not acceptable!
 

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I am so sorry you got ripped off. It hurts all of us when someone steals stuff since it makes it harder to trust other home haunters to be actual home haunters and folks that invest time, skill and their own money into creating stuff like this become much more leery about sharing anything at all. :(

This is such an amazing effect/prop.
Thank you SO much Frankie's Girl! That really means a lot. I really loved creating this! I even found another professional vendor, who was selling this on Juneau's behalf. Once I explained the situation to him, he apologized, took it off his site, and said that if I were to make more of these he would sell them. Truthfully I learned alot from this build, (never would have considered selling MB, the quality is not there) but do you think other haunters would want to buy something like this? I have a whole list of other characters/scenarios I think would be exciting.
 

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What a magnificent setup. You and the others did a wonderful job. I'm so sorry to hear that you got burned. It is not fair and is so sad when it happens. At least you can walk away knowing what an awesome job you have done and you learned a lot. This really was quite amazing. You can be proud of this work. If you are still willing, I would be interested in a copy.
 
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