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  1. After I get done with my ebay orders today, I am going to tackle this song. I've got 20 songs done for Christmas so far and will try to have a couple more. The wife agreed with me that having too many songs for Christmas last year had the people staying too long trying to watch the whole show and created some parking issues so we are going to reduce the amount of songs this year for Christmas. So that just gave me the green light to go ahead with more Halloween songs instead lol.
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    Coro tombstones

    I used the same paint on my wooden ones 5 years ago and they still have the paint on them. The trick is to put plenty of clear coat over it to protect them. I learned that the hard way with the first one when it got so hot the paint literally peeled off. As long as you clear coat over that stuff it will last for years.
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    Anyone have "Moves like santa" singing face?

    Just the car and the van. Got rid of the pick up back in 2010. Never had to strap anything to the van before so this is pretty much new to me lol. but hey at least I made it home and have a good ladder for mega tree use now. Sadly now I have no excuse why I can't trim the trees out front lol.
  4. I have been sent the sequence by someone last year but the audio does not line up with the face and the Audio I have is almost 4 minutes but the sequence is under 3, so it seems like it was edited. By chance does anyone have and are willing to share the full version of the moves like santa sequence that has not been edited for length or at least a link to where I can get the correct audio for the file? I spent several hours last night and this morning trying to find a way to line it up but unfortunately it's not working to good Any share would be greatly appreciated nwgraphix2@yahoo.com Thank you in advance. PS.... on a side note if you see somebody has been kind enough to send this to me, please do not PM me asking me for the sequence. Please contact the person sharing directly. Odds are they will send it to you but if they do not give me permission to send it to someone I do not share out of respect for the original creator.
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    Anyone have "Moves like santa" singing face?

    Awesome yep that's the song That would be great. Sorry for the delay. Was out last night driving down to Saint Pete to pick up a 16 foot reach platform ladder for the mega tree when we put it up. No sense renting a lift at 250 a day. For $299 I got ab awesome platform ladder. That was the only hd location that had one. Needless to say it was a 2 hour drive home with the ladder strapped to the roof of the van with a huge overhang lol. Today I tackled rearranging the garage and built a rafter support shelf for the ladder and other christmas props. The ladder takes up 85% of the length of the garage so I had to mount it in the air lol Anyways, Others have sent me that sequence over the last 2 years but one shared the singing faces but I can not find the correct audio for it. I have 3 versions of the sequence but none have the face that matches. Would be great to have. Really appreciate it. Maybe I will get lucky one day and the expo will come close enough that we can attend it and take your singing face class lol. Already told the family to save up for the trip hopefully next year. Really want to go and see the madness lol
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    Fog machine relay

    Froggys fog is good stuff. I have used it since 2010. The "Swamp Juice" is some pretty thick very long lasting fog. My house fills the entire neighborhood with fog every year. It's less than $25 a gallon shipped. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Froggys-Fog-Swamp-Juice-1-Gallon-long-lasting-extreme-hang-time-fog-fluid-/131281154543 They do have a fog chiller one for use in fog chillers. That stuff I heard works great. But have not used it. Just google froggys fog. They have several different types of mixtures. You can even buy it in 55 gallon drums or single gallons. One of the most important things to do is take the time *that night* after use to clean your fog machine. Heck clean it 2-3 times if need be. Just run the cleaner through it. I have gone through 5 of the cheap chauvet fog machines since 2010 all due to our lack of proper cleaning. They clog easy. Sure they are cheap but trust me, Buy the cleaner and save yourself the headache. You can get cleaner pretty cheap. The last 2 years I have not had to replace fog machines since I finally purchased some fog machine cleaner. I'm actually considering buying this relay as well. Looks promising. Wont have to rubber band the controller button anymore and fill fog every hour lol.
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    Sharing HandClap faces and beats.

    If this is still up for sharing I would really like to get the mouth movements for it so I can rework last year songs now that I have a singing face Thank you for posting this nwgraphix2@yahoo.com
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    Celtic Carol Lindsey String Lms Faces Pixel Tree Matrix

    I would like to take a look at this one as well and see if somehow I can convert it into my display. Hats off to you for doing that I bet that was a pain in the butt lol nwgraphix2@yahoo.com
  9. Do any of you all out there that use black Iron pipe for your mega tree have a ground wire on it? My tree will actually be implanted 3 to 4 ft into the ground through a sleeve that will be rooted with concrete for easy installation each year but I'm wondering if I should still put a ground wire on it. I just read in another Forum somebody said they ground their mega tree. so this brings me to the question of do I really need to do that? I am in Florida and my tree will extend up 16 to 17 ft above ground. I never grounded my tree when I was using top rail. but this year I'm going with sturdier black iron pipe so I'm wondering if any of you put a ground wire on your tree. I'm not an electrician so I figured I would ask you guys what you think.
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    To ground or not to ground your mega tree

    Sorry the first link was incorrect this is the correct link from one of them I was looking at but I don't know specs that's why I'm asking for opinions https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BKUSS8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_pteBBbB0E4844
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    To ground or not to ground your mega tree

    I did find a few different options out there for Network protection. just wanted to run this by anybody that knows specs real good. What would your opinions be on these? The lor help desk did respond but said they are not aware of any Lor approved Network protectors but is referring the matter to the engineers to see what they suggest regarding Network protection. Just figured I would run these by you guys and see what your thoughts might be.... https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Protector-Protection-TRAVELER100BT/dp/B000ALAU04/ref=br_lf_m_um56ggwkrvzq5kq_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&s=electronics Second one http://datainterfaces.com/sp-poe-01-Ethernet-RJ45-surge-protector.aspx?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzK_bBRDDARIsAFQF7zPh4kEiE88waWqcbeWQR3GOnMo5oX8m-nCTaLOTWHKfsvXwgpa1n1AaAvgEEALw_wcB Third one https://www.rowewireless.com/network-lighting-surge-protector/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzK_bBRDDARIsAFQF7zN79viERRrhVCtKuXSLt41ZOzW2B7M8qM6yj2kdpjjQUzNo40edyygaAt3WEALw_wcB
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    Uninstall S4 before installing S5

    Unfortunately the answer is no. I can't remember which one it was it was either Matt or devmike who mentioned in another thread that they cannot Coexist on the same computer as it will cause a dll nightmare. I ended up going back to S4 so I didn't have to Re do everything I was already working on mainly as the preview versus visualizer had a bit of a learning curve for me and I did not take part in the beta so it was more user unaccustomed issues for me. But I bought another computer specifically to put S5 on to practice and get ready for next year. I got lucky when I was looking on the Mecari app then found an Immaculate condition Windows 7 laptop from a lady that couldn't figure out how to reset the battery. Needless to say I bought it for $50 even after I explained to her how easy it was to reset the battery on a Toshiba laptop she said she already had a new computer anyways and sold it to me for 50 bucks just to be done with it. That's going to be my guinea pig computer for S5. Once more tutorials come out then I'll have a much easier time working with S5.
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    To ground or not to ground your mega tree

    On a side note, I did put in a helpdesk question to see if maybe Lor can chime in on the best surge protector to ground the network. hopefully they can chime in with something that will not interfere with the network cables. Now regarding grounding to make it 3 I'm going to reach out to my code compliance guy for our area. I actually had a really good conversation with him a couple weeks ago when he was in our neighborhood dealing with some buddies trash that they would not take care of. Come to find out he actually comes out to our display and he is the only guy along with his helper that handles this area. I was chatting with him about the new sign ordinance that is going to be enforced. Really nice guy by the way. He told me has a hundred and sixty cases alone in our city. He is the building/ Code Compliance guy. I'm thinking he might be able to give some good suggestions on the best way to ground it and as well as be in compliance with local code. I will keep you all posted if I hear anything back from him.
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    To ground or not to ground your mega tree

    Everything I buy now I always add the extended warranty if it covers lightning through places like best buy. we did get hit at our old house. it was close enough to the point that you heard the static in the air at our old house and it made our hair stand up also took out our cable box and everything the HDMI was connected to the projector, the video game system and the stereo receiver. Luckily I had opted for the extended warranty. To my surprise they replaced it with brand new upgraded versions. Now whenever I buy Electronics there's no question I add that extended warranty LOL. Now every HDMI cable I have running has a surge arrestor on it. Apparently it came through the cable wire which had a junction box just outside an old TV antenna that the owners of the house had on the side of the house that was not grounded and anything that was attached to the cable box went. Nothing like the Good Ol smell of a fried cable box and electronics. I had almost forgotten about that that was only a few years ago at our old house about 10 miles from here. I'm definitely trying to ground the mega tree after hearing everyone's suggestions but I'm going to have to make a few phone calls to figure out exactly the proper way to do it. I already found the grounding rods at Home Depot and they're not as expensive as I thought they would be. So there's no doubt in my mind I'm going to ground the tree but need to do it the right way. I don't play with lightning ever since then. If there's lightning in the area all of the TVs go off, computers go off and I disconnect the HDMI cable coming out of the cable box lol. The kids get mad but it is what it is. I'm not taking the chance of replacing Electronics. Normally when there is rain or lightning coming I will cancel the show for the night and disconnect everything as a precaution. But let's face it even if the storm is 6 or 7 miles away lightning travels especially in Florida.
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    To ground or not to ground your mega tree

    I always run through gfci's for the outlets but also need a surge protector for the network. The one you linked me to did not have any reviews. Do you or anyone else have experience with those? Am wanting to ground the pole but will need more info on how to do that. I've never done it before so I definitely want to go ahead and do it this year so I don't have any problems with possible lightning
  16. Was looking for the classic one I believe it's Paul McCartney? I've come to the realization the forum searches don't like me. it will take one word from my search and display a hundred results except for the one that I really need lol
  17. Thanks. it didn't notify me you replied here either I was currently searching previous topics to see if anybody did a singing face for Wonderful ChristmasTime and got tired after searching through Page and page and page of results then went to new content instead and saw you posted this lol.
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    S5 visualizer Question CCB

    I second that thought. unfortunately I did not work with the beta so coming from S4 it was too much of a curve to take on at this moment. So I went back to S4 for now. But I did purchase another computer to put S5 on so I will have that next week to try to practice on instead of trying to learn it free hand. Tutorials would provide a lot of help. There is not much out there regarding S5 tutorials yet.
  19. Ok so how in the world am I supposed to be done with Halloween sequences when all these great ones keep getting posted lol. Please add me to the send list even if I don't get to it this year at least I'll have it for next year. I know I said I was done with Halloween like 10 songs ago but you're posting all the oldies and goodies LOL nwgraphix2@yahoo.com
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    Now Sharing ~ Ice Ice Baby ~ Vanilla Ice

    PS wife thinks I have officially lost it. I sang the song from start to finish several times with the music word for word. Turned around and see the whole family staring at me lol Jokes on them.... I lost it LONG AGO lol Thanks again this was definitely a fun one. And I see it is a popular one too
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    Now Accepting FREE Singing Face Seq Request

    I know this is an old post but...... I have one song I really would like faces for. here is a link to the video that I got the audio from I've already sequenced but I suck at faces. It's from the movie sings original soundtrack. Just putting this out there in case you guys decide to do anymore
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    Looking for suggestions / Sequences on "kid Christmas songs"

    I do appreciate the offer. We were already sent that one. The boys have actually already finished one of their sequences and now are getting ready to work on their second one. I think the second one will be a lot easier than their first one was I was pulling my hair out watching them sequence the first one for 2 weeks LOL. I really wanted to just jump in there and get it done in 2 hours time but hey they learned, they stuck with it and that's all that matters But the pushy dad that I am I told them it wasn't going in the show until they got it right LOL. I'm actually really proud that they stuck with it. it was a couple times they just wanted to throw in the towel but I would not let them. it's going to take awhile to train their ears to hear the different sounds after all they're just in their mid-teens.
  23. So the past couple weeks I had my kids follow all the training videos I could find for SE. I let them do one of the Halloween songs. My kids are 16 and 15 and did a really good job on it. My 16 year old has ADHD so I was rather impressed that he was able to complete a sequence. Now I'm looking for some kid type songs as I told them they can each do one for our Christmas display. I do the more elaborate stuff but I want them to work on something simple such as like Santa Claus is coming to town or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Does anybody have a singing face sequence for either of those or have other face songs that would work as a kid type song? Most of our sequences for Christmas are not really kid-related songs and I want my boys to be able to work on songs that will appeal to children who come to our display as well. Any help would be highly appreciated. nwgraphix2@yahoo.com