This week our Freak of the Week comes from Knoxville, Tennessee. Don Workman discovered AtmosFX just this summer, but in an incredibly short time, his display is something of a master class in digital decorating. Particularly when it comes to cleaning it up.
But first, Don’s display. What we love about his setup is that he’s able to deploy a bunch of different display modes in a fairly economical space. There’s the similar Edwardian feel of Macabre Manor and Ghostly Apparitions together in the windows, and the playful pumpkins of Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree out front. And easily he DIYed an Hollusion effect with Hollusion Projection Material, plus a few tarp clips, tent stakes, fishing line –and Phantasms, of course.
And here’s the best part – Don tells us this impressive display takes almost no time to get ready to go. “The outside setup takes only 10 minutes or so to get operational,” he says. “Each DVD player/projector is in a plastic tote (with cooling holes cut accordingly) with a shelf screwed in place to separate the dvd player and projector. When it is time to shut it down, all I have to do is unplug the power strip and carry a single tote into the garage for storage.”
And before you think such a setup would cost an arm-and-a-leg, Don has figured that out, too. “All but one projector was purchased as used, and none cost more than $100. The lumen ratings vary from 1800 to 3500,” Don says.
“If the neighbors’ reactions are any indication,” he adds, “Halloween is going to be a blast this year.” That, right there, is what makes Don Workman this week’s Freak of the Week! We love it, Don!
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