Ever since I built the Horse Drawn Hearse it's been, well, not as horse-tastic as you'd imagine. I've seen some people make horses out of wood, foam, paper mache etc. but that sounded like a lot of work not to mention a HUGE headache to figure out how to store such a creation or engineer it to come apart. Kudos to those of you who have tackled that! What if there is a way to have a horse without making a physical one? With the advent of inexpensive portable projectors I had an idea..
I started scouring the web for a suitable video (which there are plenty of horse videos, maybe too many) but I couldn't find anything that screamed Halloween. No bother, I'll make one, can't be too hard can it?
I am no animator but I do know my way around Photoshop. So I took a mashup of a horse and a horse skeleton, erasing to 'cut away' the skin to expose the skeleton image underneath to create the Ultimate Ghost Zombie Horse[SUP]TM[/SUP]. Enter some Adobe After Effects to add some effects and crude animation, put some audio in the background and Boom. Projected Horse Effect. I'll be creating a 2.0 version next year with 30% more fancy.
Here's a couple pics and a video.