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  1. Atmosphere Effects: Large garage door rear projection material

    Halloween Props
    I know this has been asked tons of times but no one ever comes back and say what worked the best for them. I have a opening of 7'x14' to cover. I was thinking of using this Carl's Gray Rear Projection Film - Rear Projector Screen Material (Low Light, Rear Projection) I could make a frame and use...
  2. Build a pneumatic cob web gun

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is yet another orphan how-to, unfortunately I never recorded who the original creator of this one was: I saw these web guns for sale on various websites and they aren't that cheap. After reading up on them I figured it was time I made one. I'm going to keep these instruction brief since...
  3. Parts for your own Horse Drawn Hearse

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hi there, Well, I had every intention in the world of building my own Horse Drawn Hearse, but.....have purchased a Real Hearse instead. Yup......I finally found and bought an actual Older Hearse, so I really have no need for any of the parts that I have been collecting for the past year or more...
  4. Static: Stick on window vinyl for rear projection ?

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    Hey guys I seen a post here about window projector material but I don't want to use a sheet. Also someone said NOT to use a frosted material. Im thinking of a white translucent vinyl, would that work and does anyone have some links to amazon for brands they have tested. I hate the effect the...
  5. Other: Projection Screen for Garage Door

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    Hey there! I am looking for a cheap projection material to do a REAR projection in our third stall. It is a standard single stall garage door. I am in MN, so between weather and a street light, have decided to do rear projection. I have a business class Epson that will work great and plan on...
  6. how to run digital effects in the car/truck?

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have the projectors and a laotop all set up. Sequences alreadfy set. Only thing I haven't nailed down yet is the screen. The idea is to run projections in either the back seat side windows and or the windows on the truck camper shell. (eyes and such) But I'm not sure exactly what might be best...
  7. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

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    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  8. Mechanical: Help with a moving prop idea

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    I am really wanting to add some silliness to my Pirates of the Scaribbean display next year similar to Boney Island. The first thing I would like to start working on is a tribute to Disney World's Jungle River Cruise where the rhino is trying to get an explorer climbing a pole. Every time the...
  9. Looked in my rear view mirror and saw this!

    General Halloween
    I looked in my rear view mirror today and it was raining I have window cling eyes on my back window and the rear window wiper caused this to happen. Definitely Halloween time!
  10. Spectral Illusions Announces 3 New Effects!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Haunted House Ride $30 Take a Ride through a theme park haunted house featuring all of Spectral Illusions' scariest ghosts. This seamless looping video is designed for use in a television or for front or rear projection or perhaps a motion simulator. Haunted Library $25 The ghosts are still...
  11. Rear Window, Iron Giant and Doctor Who all back for very limited releases.

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Always good to see classics on the big screen. I saw Hitchcock's Rear Window in the theatre years ago, and it makes such difference - I felt like I was actually looking across the street during some of the establishing shots. It's really brilliant. No idea why by Cineplex is showing this for...
  12. NEC LT280 projector

    Halloween Props
    Anyone use one of these for projection? Plan to do window projections from the rear. Not planning on anything super fancy but would rather not waste money on a so so projection.
  13. Lighting: Rear Projection Through Window Question

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    Hello! I went to the fabric store recently and bought some chiffon to rear project a ghost "hologram" in a window, and did some testing last night. The overall effect on the fabric was decent, but I noticed the glass of the window creates a double image that really spoils the effect from some...
  14. Spectral Illusions Announces 3 new effects!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    We're thrilled to announce three new effects for 2015! A Dark and Stormy Night $25 Add some rainy ambiance with our seamless looping thunderstorm, with rain and lightning! This effect includes both landscape, great for front or rear projection, as well as a portrait version, great for use...
  15. Atmosphere Effects: I need some help with a large enough fabric for rear projection for garage

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    I am Looking for some ideas on a fabric that is large enough to cover my entire two car garage in one piece for a rear projection. This is a backup plan in case I cannot get all the things I need done for Halloween this year. I was hoping to get one piece of a material to rear project onto...
  16. Atmosphere Effects: Rear projection advice needed

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    Trying to set up a rear projection so that viewers can't see the projector light. The problem I'm having is that this will be a ground level window that people will be able to walk right up to. I've tried placing the projector high, low, and off to the side but the beam source is always visible...
  17. Holiday Projection Help: Lens Shift Needed? How to Hide Projector?

    General Halloween
    Hi, first time poster, but long time reader: thanks to everyone on here for sharing your knowledge and great ideas! I want to step into the world of holiday projection and have the following questions: 1. When rear projecting a DVD (like atmosfear ghostly apparitions or Virtual Santa) onto a...
  18. Atmosphere Effects: rear projection material question

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    I've been successful at my first attempt at a window rear projection. I have been happy with the results by projecting on either a shower curtain or even wax paper. My question is, how much better will the projection look if I used material meant for this purpose? I'm considering AtmosFX...