1. The Drawing Board Part 2 - Story

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    For my purposes today, I will assume you have read last week's blog about Place, Character, and Situation.

    I see story as the nitty-gritty details of the larger Situation. Sure, a mad scientist has taken over the daycare and is turning the children into mutants. But, is that the whole story?
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    Why, for example, is this happening now? Did the doctor just arrive ...
  2. The Drawing Board Part 1

    I don't know about you, but I usually find when I am neck deep in one project, I tend to start thinking about the next iteration.

    I know from talking to a lot of haunters that many folks feel the same way. Often even before this year's haunt is set up, haunters are planning the next one. Even those who make it through the season focused only on this year tend to look ahead when it's time to take stuff down in November.

    I thought it would therefore be apropos to start ...
  3. A Figment Of Your Imagination

    Now, I've never been to Disneyland or Disney World or any of their properties. I know - shocking and horrifying!
    That doesn't keep me from finding out about some of their rides and the illusions in them, however.

    This one is of a butterfly apparently named Figment in an Epcot Center ride about your imagination:

    So, this is a pretty cool effect that can be used by haunters. In this particular case, ...
  4. Haunted Nursery

    When I heard these instruments, I immediately thought they would be the perfect sound fx for a haunted nursery or haunted house.
    See if you agree.

    Happy Haunting!
  5. FREE sounds

    Sound design is a MAJOR component in an show. Did you know there are excellent legal sources of FREE music and sound online for the taking? Some are public domain, meaning they are out of copyright and you can do as you wish with them. Others are royalty free, so you can use them in your personal haunts but you have to get permission to use them in a money making endeavor.

    Just about anything you need is out there, and with Audacity (also free) or some other editing software, ...
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