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Three Scares for the Price of One

March 31, 2016 | Posted in Freak of the Week


Over the years, we’ve seen no shortage of really innovative DIY setups submitted by our faithful AtmosFREAKS, many utilizing the creepy kinsfolk of AtmosFEARfx’s UnLiving Portraits. (For example, see Ingo Heydkamp’s winning Freak of the Week entry here.) But we were particularly taken by another international submission from Scott Moore, who built a false wall and frame to showcase UnLiving Portraits – using only one monitor.

 After all, how many of us have three unused monitors sitting around? (Or, that much cash?) Either way, this level of resourcefulness is reason enough to tab the native of Australia, our newest Freak of the Week™. Scott found a wonderfully cost-efficient way to create a mind-blowing effect.

According to Scott, the real trick to creating this effect is simply having “a lot of patience.” That means being extremely precise when measuring both the monitor and the three images displayed on it – once those three holes are cut, there is no way to adjust the three ghastly portraits within the video. “This has to fit one TV, so you need to measure the TV and also the UnLiving Portraits, plus the frame you’re going to use,” he said. And, obviously, be careful not to damage the monitor’s display when working on it.

As is clear by the video below, Scott’s meticulousness paid off in a great way. When he showed the finished project to his partner and mother, he recalled, they decided it was, “very well done – but gross.” We consider that to be a very flattering compliment.

We give Scott bonus points, too, for discovering that AtmosFEARfx’s Tricks and Treats is compatible with this setup – the characters in the digital decoration fit nicely within the frames he has cut. It is a great tip that adds versatility to an already great display.

This is what we always love to see – great, inexpensive ways to maximize AtmosFX Digital Decorations. For that, Scott earned a $9.99 download and the Freak of the Week crown. Check out his finished work in the video below.

Think you have what it takes to be the next Freak of the Week? Show us how you’re using our digital decorations and YOU may be our next featured decorator! Send your photos or YouTube links to community@atmosfx.com, and make sure to put "Freak of the Week" in the subject line.

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