Friday, May 4, 2012

Ghosts?

We are flirting with doing a ghost theme this year. We have a few ideas to try, but haven't completely fleshed them out yet. Here is one of the ideas. What do you guys think?

7 comments:

Mr. Macabre said...

I personally like the idea of ghosts and a ghost theme.

That figure looks great! What is it made of (ectoplasm will not be the answer I'm wanting)?

Jayson Nickols said...

It's made from clear packing tape. Wrap a model in plastic wrap, then cover it with clear packing tape. Cut the tape off the model and tape it back together with more tape. I then lit up the prop with an LED light and used another LED floodlight to backlight the tree. What's really cool looking is when I set the light on the ghost to fade.

Pam Morris said...

sounds like a great idea--lots of different shaped ghosts, etc....very cool.

Stephanie Davison said...

Like it!!

Ghoul Friday said...

I like it. It's a cool effect. And simple. Wonder if you could do something to it to make it look neat in the daytime too. Even if you drape it with a thin gauze.

David said...

Unless you had to use a really long exposure and the "ghost" is actually very dim, I would suggest something so subtle you might miss it. You know, something you just catch with your peripheral vision. To me, the lines are to well defined. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT and it's awesome, I would just suggest something a little more "ethereal".

Jayson Nickols said...

Good points, David. The picture is a long exposure, but that's just so that I can get a decent photo. The actual lights used for the effect are RGB DMX lights, so I can control the color and the brightness of the light. We have discussed leaving the prop in total darkness and have it fade up and then wink out, only to have another similar looking prop do the same thing in another location. The idea is to make it look like the ghost is traveling from place to place in the haunt. I don't think it will be dark enough to pull off that effect, but we will see once I get back out in the yard and start playing.

GF, I really like the idea of draping the prop with gauze. That way the wind will give it a little motion. These props are extremely light, so I could even make them into a puppet of FCG of sorts are have them move with a vent motor and spider wire.

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