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Here is my first video for 08.

More to follow hopefully.

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Brian:

How do you make the hoops in your video look like they are jumping. That is really cool. I would like to see how that is done.




Thanks

dreef

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Brian, I always look forward to videos of your display.

I love the new singing tree! It kind of reminds me of Towely on South Park. :D You've got it synchronized perfectly.

Your display rocks.

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Awsome work, I look forward to being able to get to that point. I am gald I got into LOR. Thansk Dan

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Brian Mitchell

dreef,

Do a youtube search for leaping arches and you will get lots of videos on them and several howto videos.

Dennis,

Bernard was my very first coro project. So I don't have a howto. I recommend Marty Slack's howto on coro at www.christmasutah.com Pretty much everything I know about coro, I learned from his presentation.
My only coro tip is when pushing lights thru the coro, have them plugged in. That way if they go out, you know it was most likely the last bulb you put in.

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That's great Brian. Your Fan is still one of my favorite props.

Is your "MERRRY CHRISTMAS" Sign a coro????

Nice job.

-Evan

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You have an abundance of talent and vision Brian. Sooo much fun in your display! Awesome!

-Jeff

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The Merry Christmas sign was the second prop I ever built. It's probably 10 years old now. It's a 2x4 frame covered with 1/4 inch wire mesh like on rabbit cages. All the lights are attached with twist ties like on a bread wrapper. I am amazed that it has held up as well as it has. I have never had to replace a single tie although the paper part has worn off on many of them. None of the wires have broken.

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Here are a couple more videos. These are older sequences that were just reworked for this year. I still have my two favorite songs for the season to edit. I was out taping them for the third time tonight trying to get some footage I'm happy with.

TSO Christmas Eve Sarajevo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnKeMmoeWP4

Bob Rivers Toy Sack



Here is also another new sequence. I didn't spend a lot of time on it because of a late start and know it still needs some more work for next year.
Judy Pancoast House on Christmas Street


Enjoy.
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Thanks Robin,

I was watching your display today on the 2007 Holiday Lights DVD and then saw the video you just posted. I gotta ask. How many channels are you running? It looks like about 40 gazillion.

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hey all, when you record, what format do you use? mpg, avi, mov? compressed files, what. I have filmed a few of my songs but the files are huge.

So what does everyone use?



Thanks,



Kel

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Brian Mitchell wrote:

The Merry Christmas sign was the second prop I ever built. It's probably 10 years old now. It's a 2x4 frame covered with 1/4 inch wire mesh like on rabbit cages. All the lights are attached with twist ties like on a bread wrapper. I am amazed that it has held up as well as it has. I have never had to replace a single tie although the paper part has worn off on many of them. None of the wires have broken.

Hey Brian,

So is the sign just totally made of lights? Or is it back lit? Sorry I'm just having a hard time picturing it. Could you take a day time picture of it???
I've been thinking of making a Sign like this for the last little while and I've been searching for ideas....
Thanks Brian
Evan
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Ahhh. I see now... Hmmm I'll have to think about that for 09'
THanks man
Merry Christmas
-Evan

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Very nice show.. Not sure the best way to say this but your show has a lot of depth to it. Looks very big with a theme park quality to it : )

David

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Brian Mitchell

Here is my favorite new sequence for this year. I wish the video did the sequence justice. Any timing issues are my poor video editing skills.



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Wow Brian that looks awesome. I love the singing tree as well.

Hey would you want to adopt me:cool:. I have 10 LOR controllers and 12000 LEDs that I can bring along if that helps.

Seriously though, great job.

Bill

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Brian Mitchell wrote:

Here is my favorite new sequence for this year. I wish the video did the sequence justice. Any timing issues are my poor video editing skills.





Hey Brian,

That's great! Love the song choice. Never ceases to amaze me where people find different Christmas music.

Question:
Where did dancing Santa come from? I've seen him before and think that's pretty trick!
Cheers
Evan
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Brian Mitchell

The Santa is borrowed (stolen) from Marty Slack. I built it from a picture on his website. He used the PC Santa as a model. About the only difference is mine doesn't have one finger pointing.

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