Every neighborhood seems to have what the locals call “The House” – the one residence that always seems to do Halloween bigger and better than anyone else. And, typically, everyone who lives in the neighborhood waits eagerly to see what changes will take place each year.
In this case, “The House” in Dacula, Ga., is cleverly curated by Tricia Toker. She first started decorating with AtmosFX Digital Decorations back in 2014, when she had exactly one projector. But as you can see from the video below, she’s come a long way since those days.
Ever since that first digital decoration and projector seven years ago, Tricia has continued to improve her Halloween to her display – adding new props, decorations, lights and – of course – projectors. She now has a total of 10 projectors running at the same time, four of which are synced together in what Tricia calls “the main show.” The neighbors love it.
“Last year, we even had people coming up to us saying how they heard about us and came out to visit from surrounding neighborhoods,” Tricia tells us. “People will stand in front of the house watching the various scenes for long periods of time.”
We can see why! As we look at the entirety of Tricia’s Halloween display, we can see quality examples of many of the most tried-and-true digital decoration projection techniques. We realize this is something geeks like us in the AtmosFX Developmental Dungeon are prone to do, but we love trying to find them all – a Where’s Waldo of sorts. For those willing to play along, can you find the following?
- Window display
- Hollusion display (using a garden archway)
- Hollusion display (making it appear skeletons are emerging from the ground)
- Back-projected full-garage window display
- Doorway mode display
- Surface projection
- Pumpkin prop display
- 3DFX Form display
And, of course, projecting inside your car! Who doesn’t love that?!
And despite all these great techniques, perhaps what we love the most about Tricia’s Halloween display is that she’s so willing to experiment with new concepts each year. That is how a display goes from one projector to 10 in just a few years. It is also how a house in the neighborhood becomes “The House” that everyone eagerly anticipates.
And Tricia isn’t resting on the neighborhood accolades – she’s already got something new in store for 2021. “I’m really looking forward to this year, it being my first attempt at projection mapping,” she tells us. “Fingers crossed!”
Great work, Tricia! We cannot wait to see your efforts!
How has your Halloween digital decoration display grown over the years? What new details are you creating for this year? No matter what you are thinking of, we want to see it! Send your photos and videos to us using this easy submission form – you might just be the next AtmosFAN of the Week and earn a free digital decoration collection!