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  1. Hobbit Tracking Device

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello! I made a painting to spy on my guests. I've printed a picture of Barad-Dur on the canvas. Cut a hole on the Sauron's eye place for a spotlight with a focused beam. I connect the spotlight to the painting throw 2 servos and servo brackets. To make the beam more visible I added a fog...
  2. What is "safe" to store in an outdoor storage locker?

    General Halloween
    Hi, could use people's suggestions based on your own experience about what kinds of things you feel can safely be stored in an outdoor storage locker situation without having the contents being damaged from cold, heat or mold (due to cold temperatures). BTW this is in a commercial complex of...
  3. Video Recording for "How-To's"?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hey all, I'm looking to build some props this coming year and figured I would like to record the process so I can post how-to's? But wasn't sure what would be a good camera option to record the videos? Do people have recommendations on what they use. I figure my phone/camera is not good enough...
  4. Halloween snatcher caught on camera!

    General Halloween
    So i have been noticing a few things coming up missing the last few months, i thought maybe i was misplacing them because there small things here and there but a week ago or so a pair of gloves and a oversized plastic skull came up missing and i knew for a fact i had left them on the table in my...
  5. Nightmare King - Burger King

    General Halloween
    First found out about it from the BK app. Start today. The FIRST Nightmare King made at the BK today. Workers didn't know how to make it so they went outside and used their phone to snap a picture of the big poster promoting Nightmare King. (Buns is GREEN but camera can't seem to see it that...
  6. Evil Eye Pelt Thing

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    When I built our new witch hut I cut pieces of the side panels from our old one to create "pelts" that look like dried or tanned skins with human body parts embedded in them. I've had many questions and requests for tutorials on them, but since they were salvaged from an older work I don't...
  7. new house - new setup

    General Halloween
    We bought a new house in January and getting ready to setup for this year next weekend. i am sure a lot of people have been here, but nervous for the new neighborhood to see what we do. Not only hoping it goes over well, but the yard is so much different really don't know where to start or how...
  8. Cameras to film visitors at night

    General Halloween
    Hey all, been a while. I want to get a low cost camera to mount and film the visitors scares at my house this year. Plug in with night vision that records to an SD card is preferred. Anyone got some recommendations? Thanks
  9. Static: Making Painted Halloween Signs

    Halloween Props
    Testing out a new camera, and I hope it inspires somebody
  10. Prop Showcase: Hellbeast and hanging farmer

    Halloween Props
    The beast is static for now and the farmer's kick is driven by the mech I posted earlier. I couldn't get a clear shot of the beast and it's cave due to only knowing how to set camera to auto so have posted 2 pics of the scene, "][/URL] "][/URL] "][/URL] There will be a scrim over the silo...
  11. Last Minute Webcam Setup?

    General Halloween
    So, last year I used the off-brand Go-Pro my husband had to record most of the ToTs coming to my door. It was pretty awesome and I did get to see the one kid I had originally missed that actually ran away! I do plan on using it again this year, but I really want something better. My main problem...
  12. Haunt Photos question

    General Halloween
    How does everyone get good pics of their haunts/displays when using extra lighting. I have decided to up my game this year and add blue floodlights in the front yard aimed at the house. I have tried with both my phone and my big cannon digital camera but I can't seem to get and good shots. It's...
  13. Haunt Pictures, what camera do you use?

    General Halloween
    My old camera I used for taking pictures of my haunt is about dead. I'd love to know what you use, and please show examples!
  14. Static: Drake Manor Entrance Columns (I'm back!)

    Halloween Props
    Hi and a Happy Easter from the UK! Well it's a while since I have posted, the last time I was taking a break my Gran had just passed away. A few months later I also lost my Grandad, it's been a very hard year as I looked after them both through end of life care and had some very hard...
  15. NOW I Find My Camera!

    General Halloween
    My old camera finally died late summer and so I got a brand new camera and was all set for the big day. Except I couldn't find it anywhere when I needed it. Just moved a costume piece from a chair as I was finishing packing the last of everything. Yup. Brand new camera! Grrrr. :mad:
  16. Other: Using video camera with built in projector - video format

    Halloween Props
    This is the first year that I am attempting to use a projector on my windows. I have a Sony video camera (HDR-PJ380) that has a built in projector that is just right for my windows. I am having a problem finding the format to show the video through the camera. I have downloaded a video from...
  17. If you are considering security cameras to watch your haunt and house....

    General Halloween
    Its really important to know what security cameras are actually capable of. Most people have a overly hopeful idea of what security cameras can actually capture when it comes to detail. Remember that all cameras look good in a well lit open store on a monitor. That's why its so important...
  18. Video Review of the 2016 Costco Gargoyle Tombstone similar to Spirit Halloween

    Product Reviews
    Important! If you're thinking of buying the 43 inch tall Gargoyle Tombstone Haunters, I didn't know where to put this, but I wanted it obvious because it saved me major $. If you are thinking about buying the spirit halloween gargoyle located here...
  19. Static: Photo Op with a Bang

    Halloween Props
    For Halloween 2015, I set up a photo op spot in front of the Evil Vines Cemetery using a great old leather chair I picked up at a garage sale last year. I decided to hook up my remote control e-cracker to the camera tripod and see if I could get anyone to jump. I asked people to say "Happy...
  20. I suppose the mistake made it a better "Story?"

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    I had pretty much forgotten about this one newspaper article written about myself and this house. As I picked it up to move it, I scanned, read a paragraph or two, and was reminded how some just don't "Listen". When i was interviewed for the material by the newspaper writer, I thought he was...