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Here is a video of my Lightorama yard haunt. The song is Tubular Hell by Van Helsing's Curse. 16 channel LOR. Lighting is 7 18LED spots from minionsweb.com, 5 regular 100w floods from Home Depot, a cheapo strobe from Walmart, a really nice 75w Chauvet strobe, 2 flaming cauldrons, and some Walmart pumpkins. FCG lit by 4 ft black light and has black felt curtains hanging behind it to crush the ambient light.

Hope you like it:

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very nice...really like the ghost in the center!!

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Excellent job. Any chance you would share the sequence?

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That ghost is neat with its eery blue glow. Did you make the ghost yourself or buy it somewhere?

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Dan C wrote:

Excellent job. Any chance you would share the sequence?


Glad to. Send me a PM.

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ryebred wrote:

That ghost is neat with its eery blue glow. Did you make the ghost yourself or buy it somewhere?


Thanks! My son and I made it over a weekend back in September. Google Flying Crank Ghost for lots of information. If you look at my channel on YouTube, you'll find a couple of other vids of just the ghost (including how its done).

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Looks fantastic! Very nice job.

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The steady on ghost really balances everything out. Without it , it would just seem very flashy. The effect of steady with flashy works perfectly.

Great song too.

Love it!!!

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Brian Mitchell wrote:

The steady on ghost really balances everything out.  Without it , it would just seem very flashy.  The effect of steady with flashy works perfectly.

Great song too.

Love it!!!


Thanks Brian. I'm learning how best to do this (my first sequence), so yes I agree, even with the ghost, this is very flashy. Especially with the LEDs instant on/off characteristics. I've thought about going back and pulling out some of it. I made some other sequences where I'm trying to do more fading in and out and not be quite so aggressive. Hopefully I'll improve as I go.

It does help when the fog machines are running as they soften it up a bit.

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jcraigcx wrote:

ryebred wrote:
That ghost is neat with its eery blue glow. Did you make the ghost yourself or buy it somewhere?


Thanks! My son and I made it over a weekend back in September. Google Flying Crank Ghost for lots of information. If you look at my channel on YouTube, you'll find a couple of other vids of just the ghost (including how its done).


Looks Creepy! :) Love the ghost.

I looked at the other videos, but couldn't find the one on how it's made, could you provide a link to it?

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scubado wrote:


I looked at the other videos, but couldn't find the one on how it's made, could you provide a link to it?


Here is the instructions that a lot of people seem to follow. I plan on making this next year for my display. Not enough time this year to do it.

http://www.kickthefog.com/crank_ghost.htm

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Excellent work!! I may have to drive up there an see it. Do you have directions anywhere?

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Wow! Excellent job of sequencing. Like the others, I really like the FCG always being illuminated, while the light show happens around it. But what really impresses me is the way you determined the important musical points and pulled them to the forefront using only sixteen channels. Really proves the utility of the LOR controller.

And that killer strobe . . .

Wow! (I know, I said it before.) Really well done!

Cray

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I saw a pretty good looking ghost at Party City today that has wrists and neck bound by chains and a cheese cloth material that could work for making it glow. Might be too stiff to animate though. currently $40.

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was the ghost lit from within? during the dark parts the ghost was brightly lit but I could not detect a direction that the light was coming from.

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To make the ghost fabric glow an errie blue and really pop out, use Rit Whitener. You can buy it at the grocery store. Or use any blueing agent from the detergent aisle. I soaked the cheese cloth for about 15 minutes, wrung it out, then hung it out on the fence to air dry. Took not time to dry. This was my first time to make a Flying Crank Ghost, and I made it in a few hours this weekend.

I caught a virus on my home computer two weeks ago and lost everything. I bought a laptop so I could continue with work, but was giving up onprograming for Halloween and Christmas again. Last week my wife talked me back into buying a cheapo used home computer just for LOR. Thank you everyone that has posted a sequence on the LOR sequence site. I think I can get some songs done for Christmas now. I got some for Halloween so I am back in the saddle again. I HIGHLY suggest that you back up all your work on LOR. I know that I will never make that mistake again.



Carl G

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Like others said, the ghost makes it. I watched your other videos, making it seems pretty simple. I might consider that for next year.

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I'm looking to sequence this song this year. Is there anyway you could send me the sequence you did in the video? I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Dan C wrote:

Excellent job. Any chance you would share the sequence?
not only share the sequence but I am now having ghost envy!!

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