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Hello All....


 


Was able to secure a new location this year for my personal display. Been sooo busy that I wasn't going to have one (due to time), but wife pushed me. So started about 30-35 days ago. Nothing built and no sequencing.


 


I measured the house, cut all the strips to size and had my brother-in-law build the strips and ext cables for me. Took a couple weeks off work and the homeowner and myself installed all in about a week and half. I had no sequencing done to fit the new location. I used several previous songs so had to modify lot, specifically the house itself.....completely different than mine. The new songs I had nothing.


 


I program the face movements for both videos in the back of a vehicle while my wife drove from our home in Riverside to San Luis Obipso for a 1 day turn-around trip. I was off and she was going to do that 5hr drive by herself. I figure I could keep here company and sequence at the same time. Got to stop at the beach too :-)


 


 


I'm working on another song and should be done this week. These are not your traditional Halloween song by any means (typical of me)....I have plenty of those and use them in the show too.


 


 



 



 


 


 


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Forgot....

 

As we tested for the past couple of days, people were stopping by and filming with there phone. They ended up posting on FB...word got around and when I showed up yesterday to do the final test....a few hundred people and a news truck with there boom up parked in front. Here is the footage.

 

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/10/21/halloween-light-show-moves-to-new-riverside-home-with-fanfare-year-after-shutdown/

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Looks great, especially for such a short time frame. Glad to see its back

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Wow! If that's the kind of work you do in a rush, i'd like to see what you can do with some free time. Great videos!

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Ok...I did not expect singers on the garage door. That was a surprise move. (I didn't cheat and scroll down. I just hit play on the first video so that was how I was surprised).

Great job as always. It is definitely great to see your work again.

Wonderful use of colors on magic's rude. And all without superstar?

So how long before you get shut down again? Dang news truck.

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Great job Kevin. I'll be on vacation next week so I'll get out to riverside and see it. 

 

Kenny Jure

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Fireball - amazing.  Very nice keeping the motion color/zones uniform over the face of the house - takin' it down and bringing it back - even with partial faces!!  Very creative.

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Kevin, just saw your show on Good Morning America this Morning. The word of the morning is Viral.  B)

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Fireball - amazing.  Very nice keeping the motion color/zones uniform over the face of the house - takin' it down and bringing it back - even with partial faces!!  Very creative.

Thanks Jay...i did like that takin it down - bringing it back part.

Kevin, just saw your show on Good Morning America this Morning. The word of the morning is Viral.  B)

Hey thanks for the heads up. I was able to catch the west coast feed.

They were staying how my elect bill must be high....not true at all. With 95% led and the house has solar panels....likely is free.

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as always, great work Kevin!!  are those the same singing faces?  they look like LED cool white rope lights and larger.

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as always, great work Kevin!!  are those the same singing faces?  they look like LED cool white rope lights and larger.

They are the same size....same frame, just changed to led cool white. The main face up top is 8'x8'....the rest are 6'x6'.

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Kevin, Those faces look great in the Cool white. I have been thinking about converting my singing pumpkin faces to RGB using CMB24 with dumb Strips. Of course you would get the Business, :)  What do you think would work better Pixels or Strips? I was just wondering your thoughts on this.

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Don't really see any benefit to have the faces in smart pixels unless you going to do some type of face explosion effect or wipe out instead of fade out. I left mine single color because I didn't see a need to change the face colors at this time. Would be a nice option but not right now for me.

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A guy just can't get a break!!!

I was permanently shut down again tonight. This time by the police. We had about 1000 people show up nightly. The show was directly across from a large park. Plenty of parking and seating area. We had no problem other than traffic. I will post some pics tomorrow. It was a great run while it lasted....but I think I'm done with residential displays. :-(

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Major league Bummer!

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Sorry to hear that! Surely something can be worked out with the traffic.

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I hate that for you Kevin.

 

The police shut me down in 2011 for the same reason. Too many cars coming in on my block.

 

I got with the city council and the police department right after that and worked out a plan with them.

 

I had the police monitor and direct in 2012 and 2013 and it worked out fine.

 

Something to think about.

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A guy just can't get a break!!!

I was permanently shut down again tonight. This time by the police. We had about 1000 people show up nightly. The show was directly across from a large park. Plenty of parking and seating area. We had no problem other than traffic. I will post some pics tomorrow. It was a great run while it lasted....but I think I'm done with residential displays. :-(

 

 

That stinks, all it takes is a few sore heads to ruin it for everyone.

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What was the legal reason they gave as for shutting you down? As a police officer I'm trying to think of what one would be.  I understand the blocking traffic and stuff, but that is on each individual driver, not on you.  If you don't have audio there is no noise ordinance violations. 

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It was the audio....violation of noise ordnance. And not the 10pm. Has to do with distance. You are allowed something like 25 or 50ft. The show is 34 mins from 7:30pm to 8:04. We thought it would be a traffic nightmare to play through FM transmitter. People would park and not move. So we played through speakers so everyone could watch from the park. Plenty of parking. The speakers faced the park (no homes) and was really not that loud. The house party next door the weekend before was louder. If walked a couple houses down you could slightly hear it. But we spoke with the several neighbors on the street and they had no problem with it. However, with this much traffic....people would park illegal, in the neighbors driveways and on the park lawn (really??). Just gave them a reason to call the police and noise was a legal reason to shut down. I could change to fm transmitter. No noise and nothing against the law for blinking lights. But again, this would cause a traffic nightmare causing them to come back. And they pretty much said in a not so nice way "you don't want us to come back". So I feel it's a lost cause. Seems the only way I can continue is move it to a commercial location which unfortunately would cost and would not be free anymore.

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I'm reading your noise ordinance now, it is very restrictive.  Prohibits any noise that is plainly audible 50 feet from source between hours of 7am and 10pm and only 25 feet in any direction from 10pm-7am. 

 

Looking for a loophole here, I'm thinking you place a vehicle with it's car radio on in front of your house 9or two with one on each side).  Have it play the audio through the FM tuner.  This should allow you to have audio up to 50 feet from the car.  California State law on vehicle noise also appears to have this 50 feet limit.  I'd clarify with an attorney but I think you could do it.

 

The criminals are always looking for technicalities to get away with stuff, why shouldn't we use them also?

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You're no stranger to the press.  My wife saw some of your show on the news while it was operating, and we live in Michigan.   Sorry to hear of the recent news.

 

Seems like a radio station sponsor with venue contacts would be perfect to keep the lights on.  

 

Remember these guys? http://eclecticprecision.com/#/holiday2013

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