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skullman79
10-29-2009, 12:01 AM
For those of you who bought this cool (and inexpensive) animation this year, how have your customers been reactiong to it? Do they like it or Hate it? Also, is there anything you don't like about this animation? My only complaint is the speech that comes with it is more funny than scary.

mikeq91
11-01-2009, 05:55 PM
The only problem we've had with her is that her rocking chair gets rocking too much and she starts sliding closer and closer to the walkway. We really only just need to either put her in a regular chair or just secure the rocking chair. Other than that, she's been great, the customers have loved her. Great prop at a great price.

scattered screams
11-01-2009, 06:00 PM
The only problem we've had with her is that her rocking chair gets rocking too much and she starts sliding closer and closer to the walkway. We really only just need to either put her in a regular chair or just secure the rocking chair. Other than that, she's been great, the customers have loved her. Great prop at a great price.

We had the same problem, people really thought she was a real person a 40 year old ran from her screaming. My wife thinks she do better in a glider.

Andrew

brad
11-01-2009, 10:27 PM
We have ours in a wheelchair in an old living room scene. Its dimly lit, but she really stands out in the room.

We would have patrons stare at her for 10 or 20 seconds sometimes, trying to figure out if shes real or not. And she's a great distraction for our actor!!

The only complaint is that the cd doesnt sound that great to me. But she does just fine without any audio.

Deffinately worth the money!!!

skullman79
11-04-2009, 06:56 PM
Hey Brad!

What kind of audio do you use for Grnadma? I agree with you about the current cd for her not being very scary. I had them send me the first CD that was done by a local woman in Greely. IMHO Its better than the professional CD that they now include. Anyone else use a different soundtrack for Grandma?

Raycliff Manor
11-09-2009, 08:57 AM
She's worked out great for us too! People are completely freaked out by her! When we asked our SBA Loan Officer what he liked the best out of all our changes and enhancements this year, he immediately said he loved the granny in the rocker! She definitely is a great distraction and she really creeps people out! Great value and investment!

Kel

damon wilde
05-22-2010, 06:49 PM
I have one of these rocking grannies. i think its a great looking prop. I'm not sure if its just mine or all of them but mine has a very audible hum to the motor that kind of kills the illusion. hope to drown it out with other audio.

brad
05-22-2010, 10:09 PM
Skullman, I just now saw your response. We chose not to use any audio at all last year. There really wasn't any ambient sound in the room either. I felt like the silence in the room was better than having any speaking audio.

I thought about having a mic setup for the actor in the room, which is hidden and can't be seen. Having the speaker mounted next to the granny, the actor can talk to individual patrons to increase the scare effect in the room. We'll test it out soon and see how it works.

damon wilde
05-23-2010, 07:37 AM
how do you have a silent room with the grandma making so much noise from the rocking motor going on?

Raycliff Manor
05-23-2010, 11:48 AM
Damon,

We have rocking Grandma in our living room scene. With all the sounds going on, (ambiant music, actors screaming, other animations going, the Grandma soundtrack, etc.), you can't hear the motor at all. It really doesn't take much to drown out the motor sound. Like I think I've mentioned before, of all the props and animations we have, some costing far more than the rocking Granny, she's still one of the things we hear people talk about the most.

Kel

Dalloween
05-23-2010, 07:51 PM
I posed mine with a blueish-purple zombie baby in her arms, so it looks like she is rocking it... I got a lot of "sick and just wrong" comments. lol

RJ Productions
05-23-2010, 10:18 PM
We just used a different audio track that went with our story line.
LIke others she REALLY rocked...moved acrossed the floor.

Solved that by plugging her into a variac control, a speed control for
routers and other power tools. Now you just dial it down to where
she rocks, but doesn't rock away!!!

Raycliff Manor
05-24-2010, 01:22 PM
Ha! Rich, I had completely forgotten about our traveling Granny! The first time we got her going we left to work on other rooms. We came back later and she had moved amost completely out of the Living Room and into the Dining Room entry! We now have bungees attached to the rocking chair keep her from traveling. LOL

Kel