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    We have a 16 ft long hallway that we have completely blackened out, the original plan called for strobes at each end and "ribbed" effect giving the tunnel a shrinking effect. Somehow I have failed miserably and cannot get this accomplished. I am looking for any suggestions on how to make the effect work or to come up with something for this tunnel. I have officially declared war on the tunnel and am determined to win! LOL!

    Any help, suggestions are greatly appreciated! I hope everyone has an AWESOME season!!!!

    Thanks!
    Stephanie
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfproductions2010 View Post
    We have a 16 ft long hallway that we have completely blackened out, the original plan called for strobes at each end and "ribbed" effect giving the tunnel a shrinking effect. Somehow I have failed miserably and cannot get this accomplished. I am looking for any suggestions on how to make the effect work or to come up with something for this tunnel.
    What's your theme and how many funhouse style effects do you have?

    C.
     

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    Our house is set up with each room is it's own theme and this dark hallway is after a barn scene but before our bloody sheet maze. We don't really have any "Fun house effects", we were going to leave it as a dark tunnel and our haunt is wheelchair accessible so we are limited with what we can do with it, which is why we were thinking of this "shrinking" effect. To do something different without compromising our wheelchair accessibility.

    Any all suggestions are welcomed!!! I hate to just leave it a dark tunnel.

    Thanks again!
     

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    You could plumb fog into the bottom of the hallway. If you somewhat seal the roof and add vinyl (or thick plastic) strips to the entrance and exit, the hallway would contain the fog for a little while. Keep the strobe lights and you still won't be able to see where you are going. Just a thought on a "cheap" effect. Good luck.

    -Mike
     

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    how about a laser vortex?? you can have an actor outside of the laser, and with fog, he can see into the laser generated vortex but your clients wouldn't be able to see him and it could be a really neat and super inexpensive scare. (trying to work off the fog and tunnel idea)
     

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    So to add to your last suggestion, this is something that I learned late in the season last year.

    I took a strobe light and had it facing toward the patrons as they walked up to a scene and used a steady to faster flash. This in turn created what I would like to call the black whole or what ever you would like to call it.

    This light effect creates a "dark zone" behind the light, as I forgot to mention this strobe light was at about knee level but could be used at waist level. Now like I said, the "dark zone" behind the light is a place where you can use an actor that as your patrons walk toward them they will never see them because of the light if they crouch or kneel down directly behind the light.


    The scare I used this for was an out door trail. As you walk down on the right side there was an actor in a small cemetery that provided the distraction. The strobe light was like I said knee level on the left side with me the second actor crouched down behind the light. As people would walk up they would be to foccused on the distraction actor and then at the right moment I would what appear pop out of the air and do the actual scare.


    LOVED it and would use it again.


    Mr. Haunt
    Last edited by Mr. Haunt; 09-17-2012 at 05:27 PM.
     

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