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    Started with best our best opening weekend in 5...

    Started with best our best opening weekend in 5 years. This is the second year in the new locations, so that hurdle is clearly over.
  2. Thread: Lasers!!!

    by rwrussom
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    @ Kyle the $50 was referring to the cost of a...

    @ Kyle

    the $50 was referring to the cost of a polygon scanner mirror and motor, not a ADJ laser effect.

    Im all about DIY and either of these are easy projects to build. A laser vortex can be...
  3. Thread: Lasers!!!

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    Flat wall trick? If you mean the liquid sky...

    Flat wall trick?

    If you mean the liquid sky effect, we achieve this through cheap pen lasers and a polygon scanner mirror. This is a multifaceted mirror that is attached to a motor and spins at a...
  4. Thread: Ada approved?

    by rwrussom
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    These questions come up on a regular basis and as...

    These questions come up on a regular basis and as an architect I can offer up the code answer as well as what turns out to be the practical realities.

    ADA is a federal law and incorporated in ever...
  5. Spark hall was as I would have guessed and was...

    Spark hall was as I would have guessed and was already on my "want to do this some time" list

    The shaking hall sounds like a lot of fun. My mind is spinning on fitting it in.

    Thanks
  6. @ allan, Give me some help here my friend. ...

    @ allan,

    Give me some help here my friend.

    Spark hallway?
    Garage door room?
    Shaking hall?
  7. @ Zack Yes, used the hallway thing and...

    @ Zack

    Yes, used the hallway thing and employed strobes a couple years back. It was moderately successful.

    The most successful seem to be where the guests are chased out and actors get brief...
  8. Your Favorite Scare Out or How To End a Haunt

    So Im far from a hardened expert in the pro haunt field. We are headed into our first season and the area that always plagues me is how make a good ending and really scare the guests out.

    In the...
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    That is an odd one. It is designed and built by...

    That is an odd one. It is designed and built by the guys who do the haunted hotel but it is operated by some county organization, maybe the parks department. It is a temporary event, so I would be...
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    Sharing crew pics

    Sharing a few cast pics

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  11. Thread: Sinking

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    Oak - Now you have something to share. I wish...

    Oak -
    Now you have something to share. I wish you patience wisdom, and luck as you forge ahead.
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    Very nice. I did my first t-shirt design too...

    Very nice.
    I did my first t-shirt design too this year.
    It is quite a challenge to get the number of inks down and still have a dynamic image.

    I attached mine to share.


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  13. Thread: Sinking

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    Just a bit more perspective for you. We are in a...

    Just a bit more perspective for you. We are in a small market on the west coast, so haunts are not an established form of entertainment here. Our first year we spent over $5000 on advertizing and on...
  14. Thread: Sinking

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    First off, catch your breath. For most of us who...

    First off, catch your breath. For most of us who do not run established large and mega haunts, all the money is made at the end. Your first year is an uphill battle to get established. To that end,...
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    Are Monster-Tronics no more?

    Went to the web site, it seemed that it is not current and not products can be reached. Changed names? Probably old news, but I am curious.
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    Thanks

    I appreciate the expression. It feels good to be reminded that this is normal and I am not alone.
  17. I don't think there is enough money there for a...

    I don't think there is enough money there for a larger company. The concept is for smaller events and venues. I originally started looking to buy a product like this a few years back but came up...
  18. Online Ticketing, is there a market for this.

    We are a small operation in a small town with a lot of talent. We have never used online ticket processing companies. I have felt that a 5%-10% mark up, however that gets distributed, is just too...
  19. And of course the list ...

    And of course the list

    http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/
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    it is a pretty cheap DIY but plug and play is...

    it is a pretty cheap DIY but plug and play is something else. What i do plays off an SD card, auto plays a single track and can be triggered to play an efx track and then resume. I have a ac adapter...
  21. Thread: Prop Book

    by rwrussom
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    I just thought I would watch a bunch of ...

    I just thought I would watch a bunch of
    Stiltbeaststudios videos, write em up and resell them.
    Ah, heck, that's way to much effort, maybe i can just copy the videos, package them into a DVD and...
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    i asked only because i hack together these for...

    i asked only because i hack together these for about $6.00 each in parts. so to made it look pretty and be worth the time, they would have to sell for $15 - $20
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    So what is cheap when it come to an MP3 player...

    So what is cheap when it come to an MP3 player that uses an adapter for AC power? One with an auto play track and a triggerable effect track that then defaults back to the primary track when finished...
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    The cheapest I have found. Used then each year no...

    The cheapest I have found. Used then each year no problem for tickets, binding, numbering, perf, bar code all included for one price.

    http://www.grandstandstore.com/
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    Picture to share

    A new promotional pic to share from the Mid State Scare


    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151163967189468&set=a.10150957067604468.476940.102326089467&type=1&theater
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