Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums
sillypepper

If you made your own singing faces....

Recommended Posts

If you made your own singing faces, would anyone like to share a pic and how it was done?  TIA!   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my xmas ones were municaple trees that i added led rope light my halloween ones are chainlink fence rails and corners with vynl coated black hardware cloth that i just finished today and are testing tonight      

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/idz4gncqtesjfzm/WP_20150727_09_41_19_Pro.jpg?dl=0  

and this is how they look in action  

 

ihttps://www.dropbox.com/s/xgr3ui133rkvwc6/WP_20150726_21_13_36_Pro%20%281%29.mp4?dl=0s

 

halloween pic daytime just hung them and testing tonight

     

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zuu9c8uwkqyvks/WP_20150907_15_37_49_Pro.jpg?dl=0

Edited by kingfish
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i  found them on craigslist five miles from my house previos owners were a buisness that built a new building and was not going to punch holes in building to mount frames they are the type that are ment to be on telephone poles'  right time right place i guess

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

coroplast from home depot

 

http://www.homedepot.com/s/coroplast?NCNI-5

 

they have others available to depending on what size/ how many, how thick etc. you want.

 

http://www.michaels.com/10159051.html#start=1

 

or any projector to project a image to the coro. to project a picture outline from a coloring book etc. 

 

make your size you want. draw your outline. make small hole about every 1/2 to 3/4 inch along outline to mount lights. If you are not in a hurry you can use like a small drill bit and drill the holes if you dont try to go to fast. or a soldering gun to melt them. I Used a drill. and a back board under it when I drilled mine.

 

you can make your own mouth shapes for how many different shapes you are going to use... most use 5 especially for sharing sequences etc. some use jut two. top lip and open mouth or bottom lip.

or if you want to do it the fast way just order your faces from holidaycoro

 

http://www.holidaycoro.com/

 

you can also go on you tube and search diy christmas decorations, singing light trees etc. and you will find a lot there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When making your talking prop, please consider the mouth shapes carefully.     There are some which may be harder to understand due to highly exaggerated upper and lower lip position.    Most of the face config files have five channels which result in  7 of the 10 shapes used in speech.     You may not be up for doing your own in papagayo,  but this video will help you understand the importance of a good prop design. 

 

Edited by ItsMeBobO
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For Halloween, used a 4x8' sheet of "hardboard", which is that pressed fiber-board stuff, that you sometimes find with a white coating on one side.  I cut it in half, so I have two 4x4 panels, and built a frame out of 2x2" on the back to make it a little more sturdy.  I traced my face shapes on them, and drilled holes for mini-lights, then painted the front black.  The kids say one of them is a "boy pumpkin" and the other is a "girl pumpkin".  Each panel is 8 channels, so the two side by side are one full controller.  I stand them up using T-posts, and I hang plastic pumpkins on the sides (backup singers :-), and I polish it off with some floods behind that light up the trees in the yard for a little extra effect.  I also run speakers near the display, so they can be heard without a car radio, especially on Halloween.

 

I'm actually looking to build a second set about half that size or less, but with the same basic shapes.  The kids school has "trunk or treat", and it'd be neat to take my show on the road.  I'm looking for ideas that might be more portable more durable.

 

-Matt-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do a thread search on "face frame" and you'll find a number of past threads on the subject.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...