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  1. Random Thoughts

    I tend to lean to the theoretical. I was told in a high school class I was very abstract and should be more "concrete". Maybe. Still, when I see interesting pictures, I like to imagine how they might be re-created in real life, in real time. Of course, for the purposes of this forum, I think how they might be useful in a haunt. I usually end up thinking more in terms of atmosphere and story, rather than pop scares. Here are a few random thoughts inspired by stuff I found on the web. ...
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  2. More Fun with Fans

    Last week I posted a video of an effect by Daniel Wurtzel. Today I just want to share a little more of his work using air to create effect.

    I hope you enjoy.



    Check out his page here:
    http://www.danielwurtzel.com/
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  3. Ghostly Effect

    Sometimes you just come across something and wonder why you've never seen it before. At Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil, I saw a large silk cloth floating and dancing above the stage. It was levitated and animated by fans as shown in the video below.

    Wouldn't that be a cool effect in a haunt? You'd want the fans hidden behind a low wall and enough sound to mask their noise, but how surreal and ethereal!

    Updated 05-05-2019 at 09:42 AM by JustJimAZ

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  4. What monsters chat about

    Are they like, dating?

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  5. An Illusion of Multiplicity

    One of the things I am constantly looking for is unique puppetry. Another is Illusion costumes. When I stumbled upon Blick Théâtre - [hullu], I knew I had found a unique blend of the two. Sure, I had seen various puppets using fake arms before, but follow the ink to see the way these illusions have been used to create characters:

    https://youtu.be/7GE8Auadb1Q?t=18


    One of the challenges any haunt faces - whether a home haunt or pro - is actors. Actors are ...
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