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Besides Hallowindow and Thriller, anyone have any good ideas for projecting outdoors on Halloween? Just looking for couple minute clips to mix into my Hallowindow and Thriller clips....

(and TLOGAN, don't say 3:10 to Yuma...PLEASE!)
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OK, OK....I won't say 3:10 to Yuma. DANG I said 3:10 to Yuma. DANG! I said it again.

The Hallowindow is the best I've found. My wife picked up a similar one somewhere last year (I think from the company that does all the Scene Setters) but it was pretty lame.

I'd stick with the 3:10 to Yuma...I mean Hallowindow.

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There are a number of clips on YouTube - just search for Halloween themed words.

I got the $6CAD download of Halloween, added some clips from YouTube and also some animated GIFS, added some spooky sounds and got over 10 minutes of material that I'll loop thru.

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Another one that I've seen others use. Can't speak for it myself:
http://www.lightformproductions.com/storebstvvol4.html

You can download some free ones like I did that are located throughout this thread:
http://backyardtheater.com/forums/in...p?topic=3082.0
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My reply is a bit late for this year but for future consideration. . . . . . . .

I wouldn't try to use youtube video. It is just too low quality to try to show on a really large outdoor screen.

Each year I create different scene compilations for the trick-or-treat crowd.

I create a mix of Halloween theme movie cartoons - Disney's "Trick or Treat with Donald Duck is an example and also Casper cartoons and scary movie scenes.

Each year's dvd is around 20 minutes long and I set it for auto repeat so once I have it playing I don't have to mess with it until I turn it off. I use an old but good stereo PA amp and a couple of small PA speaker "towers" and it's pretty effective and always gets a lot of positive comments from the kids and their parents.

The editing/dvd creation is pretty simple and the regular definition dvd scenes look clear and good on a 15X15ft. screen.
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I wouldn't try to use youtube video. It is just too low quality to try to show on a really large outdoor screen.

This really depends a) on size of screen a b) distance the viewers are..... also I doubt many trick or treaters will pay that much attention (exception being those that belong on AVS).

I got some great high quality clips from YouTube, which was projected onto a 7' wide 2nd floor window onto white sheer curtains. The image was very good and fit for what it's purpose was intended.

So don't rule out YouTube - but each to their own.

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My reply is a bit late for this year but for future consideration. . . . . . . .

I wouldn't try to use youtube video. It is just too low quality to try to show on a really large outdoor screen.
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Not everything is "bad".

Here is a clip I downloaded and it's in "HD".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L6A3ISrHgg

I then imported it in iMovie and removed the beginning clip.
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I think downloading videos from Youtube is an option, and you can also burn dvd and get some good clips, but make sure that all the methods are legal.
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IMO - a LOT of content uploaded to YT was put there by people who don't own it and without the permission of the owners. I haven't read about law suits or arrests for those zillions of folk and I doubt the MPAA is going to pursue anyone putting a few cartoon or horror film clips on a wall screen on Halloween night - wouldn't cause me to lose any sleep.

I will try downloading a few YT clips and check out how well they stretch across the 15ft outside screen - could be I'm mistaken about the quality of the newer stuff that's out there. The standard def MPEG2 dvd clips I've been using look really good - in my situation, many of the kids and their parents stand a watch several minutes - the sound is good - it's always a hit each year in our neighborhood and if the Y.Tube stuff works good that would be great - it's a lot easier to pull from Y.T. than what I've been doing and a lot more variety of content to choose from.
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Hallowindow IV will be released on Monday, can't wait to see his work!


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Anyone got links to resonable quality 'Halloween' clips?

Also thinking this year to project thru a shower curtain over garage door opening - do I get clear or white?

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Brit -

I went to Wally World and bought the cheapest FROSTED shower curtain they had (think it $2.99). Cut off the bottom with the magnets, then got some black plastic (the stuff that comes in the rolls) and created a border around the curtain big enough to attach to the walls just inside the garage. I just duct tape mine together. You can't see the tape through the plastic and it only has to last a couple of days at a time I've used mine for 3 three years now and just re-tape where and when necessary. If you attach the screen BEHIND your garage door rails, you can set it up and close the door until ready to show.

I had people stop by and ask where I got a plasma that big.

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Don't get frosted, get white. Frosted hotspots (I know because I bought the same ones)

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I use a white sheet and project from the rear....works well.
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How about some photos of some of your set ups? I'm having a tough time visualizing them - especially Tom's 3:10 to Yuma garage set up.

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This was back in 2006 at my brother's house 4 pjs used

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Not the best videos but gives you idea of what I did last year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzkLe_YYtM0

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Thriller gets my vote
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It is that time of year again. Anything new for 2011?

I've done the rear projecting onto a white sheet at the garage for the past 3 years and trying to think of something unique.

Came across the 3D Spiders at hauntedprops.com and thinking of doing that on the driveway but not completely sold on the idea.

Anyone else doing anything unique other than basic video on screen projecting?
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Last year I tried the Haunted Mansion singing pumpkins thing (the Grim Grinning Ghosts song) but I couldn't ever get the singing to sync up with the video. I would get it to look really good and then when I burned it to DVD it would be out of sync.

Maybe I'll give that another shot this year.

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Spent some time on the GGG Pumpkins this past Saturday while the wife was away. THINK I finally got a good enough burn. Will have to set it up and see how it plays.

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Which pumpkins video are you using? I got the one from halloween forum from tdf22 and it worked great last year.

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I forget where I got the video. That could be it. It cost about $20. It wasn't a problem with the video, it was a problem syncing up the soundtrack. I could sync it up and it would run great on the computer, and then when I burned it, it wasn't in sync. Seems to be working now.

Did you find one that has the audio already in it? Everyone I've come across only has the video. Appears as though everyone is afraid of repercussions from Disney if they sell both together.

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Has anyone just used the Nightmare Before Christmas disc? The opening "This is Halloween" song seems perfect to me for this purpose...
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The one from tdf22 has both audio and video, including the grim grinning song

http://youtu.be/4Qi7yVSB_EU

Note: Does anyone know how I can show this video on this post without going to a link?

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Thanks, I'll check it out.

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I got my Singing Pumpkins to work! Set them up Sunday night and it looks great. I'm not leaving the projector and player setup out all the time and it rained just enough Monday night to NOT put it out.

I found a hay bale for $7.00, used the three fake pumpkins and "toy" projector I bought last year and my $29 outdoor-use-only DVD player. The "projector" (and I use that term loosley) has built in speakers, which work surprisingly well for this purpose.

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I use the following videos (in a random loop using windows media player) These player in a larger upper window with audio.

- A few of the Hallowindow 1 videos. The ones that are complete
- Thriller
- The opening for Nightmare before Christmas (This is halloween)

On a different window, I play some of the hallowindow single scene video (eye, jack-o-lantern, and the like) which works without audio.

I do not have pictures, but should take some this year.

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