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2018 - Lawrence Drive Lights - Halloween Display

Discussion in 'Halloween' started by LawrenceDriveLights, Oct 8, 2018.

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    Hi all,
    Just thought I would start a quick thread of what I am looking at doing for Halloween.

    Now this is my first year with the whole sequenced light thing, so I am looking at using Halloween as a bit of a test run so to speak.

    I am looking at using some of my props which are nice and easy to set up including
    House Outline
    Spiral Trees (with stars removed)
    Arches & Sticks
    2 x Wall Trees (42 node x 12 Strand) pixel matrix in the shape of a flat tree. I am using these to for some basic singing faces.
    and some flood lights.
    As well as P10 Tune To Sign

    Here is a pic of my layout

    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdt2b37s3v9w6mg/2018%20Halloween%20Layout%20Pic.jpg?dl=0



    I defined the node ranges for the singing faces in Xlights as I wanted the simple type faces for the Wall tree matrices.

    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8h7181ki1lo9mo9/2018%20Halloween%20Face%20Definition%20Example%20Pic.jpg?dl=0



    Then I was after a way to add some Halloween spookiness, in particular I was looking for a way to utilise the Ray Wu stars attached to the top of my sticks (here is how they look
    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bm3id6nbs04the8/Photo%2029-9-18%2C%2010%2005%2027%20am.jpg?dl=0
    )

    I was looking for some cheap Jack o lantern type pumpkins to fit over the stars and found some Pumpkin Masks on Ebay.

    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwtu5qawmzovfk8/Photo%2029-9-18%2C%2010%2004%2052%20am.jpg?dl=0


    So I made some quick coro supports which fit over the stars

    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ekyx15f3moh4smg/Photo%2030-9-18%2C%209%2026%2029%20am.jpg?dl=0


    Here is the masks fitted over the ray Wu stars

    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2k2wnztuawv40xj/Photo%2030-9-18%2C%2010%2037%2025%20am.jpg?dl=0


    I also cut out the mouths and eye sections a little more for the light to shine thru

    They come up ok, and should look good at night
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dff0lhh67uj6l9u/Photo 3-10-18, 8 56 30 pm.jpg?dl=0

    I don't have any animated props for our Halloween display, will just add some static props to give a bit of a Halloween theme.

    Here is a quick screen shot from one of my Halloween sequences

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6j64ktdtp0ho7a/2018 Halloween Sample Pic.jpg?dl=0
     
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    I have done some very basic Halloween Sequences (also thanks to a couple of ACL members @OzAz & @djgra79 who shared some of their Halloween sequences with me).

    Basically looking at having the following sequences
    Monster Mash
    Thriller
    Ghostbusters
    This is Halloween (from the shared sequence google drive)
    I may add another if I get time, but the main reason for the Halloween display is a bit of test run before Christmas.

    I have uploaded some of the preview videos of these here
    https://vimeo.com/user87190283
     
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    Nice idea using the masks.
    I was going to wait until Christmas before heading up to view your display, but by the looks of it I might check out your Halloween show.
    Can you message me when you have it set up and running, thanks
     
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    Hi all,

    My Halloween Light Display is up and running.

    Here is a video of one sequence I am running as part of the display "This is Halloween", Thanks to Bill Porter for sharing this sequence which is available from the shared google drive.

    I just filmed this on my phone, so such the colours don't really show up to great in the videos (they look a lot better in person).


    View: https://vimeo.com/296212952
     
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    A quick update.

    A couple of eagle eye ACL members noticed the two arches on the left were both lighting up at the same time, to be honest I was just happy it all sort of worked and didn't really notice it at first until it was pointed out to me.

    It was great feedback as I had managed to incorrectly number a virtual string output in the Falcon pixel controller web interface, so I have it all sorted now and the aches are lighting up as per the sequence. (sorry I haven't filmed the display again yet).

    Thanks for the feedback guys, and thus Halloween has been a good test of part of my planned xmas display and allowing me to sort some little bugs out.
     
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    keep up the good work, looks great
     
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    Great job.. I really like your arch setup.. Can you tell me what tubing you used for them and where you can get it from. Many thanks
     
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    Thanks Heaps, I decided to give it a go and order some of the air seeder hose on Friday..
     
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    Here is another quick video of display
    INXS - Devil inside
    For some reason the audio is a little out of sync after I uploaded to vimeo, anyway you will get the idea of what it looks like

    View: https://vimeo.com/297552778
     
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    Nice job. Clever idea to cover the stars with pumpkin masks so those lights are quickly interchangeable between halloween and Christmas.
     

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