Thursday, November 12, 2015

Our 3rd Annual Customer Showcase, Part II

And now, we begin Part II of our 3rd Annual Customer Showcase. It's always gratifying for us to see how our effects work in the field, and we hope you enjoy seeing their uses, too!

First up is the LA Live Steamers Ghost Train in Griffith Park. It's one of our favorite haunts in the Los Angeles area. We created a custom effect for them 2 years ago, and they also use a lot of our effects in various ways. Each year we've been, the highlight of the train ride is centered in a big turnaround towards the end of the experience, and it's different every year. Imagine our excitement to turn the corner and see Electric Specter conducting a Tesla Coil concert (beginning around 14:45 in the video)! This is the coolest use of Electric Specter we've seen yet. You will see quite a few Spectral Illusions effects throughout the nearly 20 minute ride. They also used the audio portion of Waking the Dead in their amazing animatronic tree before the train starts moving (around 3:00 in the video). Thanks to the LALS Live Steamers for their always amazing attraction! 

Video Courtesy: Park Journey

Rick Reiss created a Haunted Pirates den at his home in Temecula, CA. Part of his display was a Pepper's Ghost Accursed Helmsman. He really did a great job with it! He says, "The video of the pirate skeleton provided an excellent touch to our haunt, and we had lots of trick-or-treaters and neighborhood visitors...Thanks for providing your outstanding video products." He also provided a time lapse of his Halloween night! Looks like a great turnout!

Video Courtesy: Rick Reiss

Finally, one of the most elaborate home haunts we've see is from Howard Brightman in West Los Angeles. It nearly defies description! He has built an elaborate facade of part haunted house, part castle which incorporates various props, a hearse, and several Spectral Illusions effects. Once you enter the house, you will see the sheer volume of work put into the place. Every corner, nook and cranny (including the air conditioner vent) is themed and decorated, from a Halloween Village display to a multitude of candelabra hanging from the ceiling. The living room window overlooks a spooky graveyard, otherwise known as Ghosts in the Graveyard. He has a representation of all of the major Universal Monsters, from the Invisible Man near the entrance of the house to the Creature from the Black Lagoon in the backyard pond. Spectacular!

Photo Credit: Spectral Illusions
Thank you to everyone who submitted their pictures and videos! Every year, this has been a particularly fun feature to put together, not least because we get to see what you do with our products. We're looking forward to another great Halloween next year! Now get to planning!

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