If you're like us, it is hard to contain our excitement as, with Independence Day behind us, there's nothing between us and Halloween, and we are training our laser-like focus directly on it.
With that in mind, we want to share with you a mysterious apparition that was sighted at the Roxbury Haunted Manor in Haymarket, Virginia. That's the home of Jason Roxbury, who has done a really nice job creating a Hollusion using the "Sinister Spinster" from Phantasms.
For the uninitiated, a 'Hollusion effect' is when you project an image onto a gray, mesh-like material. When done effectively, the mesh appears to disappear into the darkness and only the projected image remains, creating an eerily chilling effect. In this video, Jason projected the “Sinister Spinster” onto AtmosFX's Hollusion Projection Material. As you can see, the ghost looks as though it is appearing (and disappearing) in thin air.
To get this effect to work so well, Jason stretched the Hollusion Projection Material between two eight-foot garden stakes, which are well hidden. His projector is hidden about 15 feet away. But, the real trick is something many people don't always think about. "I find that if you have some colored lights in the background of the projection material, it tends to make the Hollusion material disappear," Jason says.
We just thought the colored lights looked great on their own but they also do a great of hiding any "spill" of light from his Hollusion effect as well as luring visitors to see the many other frights around his haunted manor. There's a lot more to enjoy in Jason's video, including a terrific graveyard with a few creepy caretakers!
We like it all, Jason and we name you our next AtmosFX Fan of the Week! Thanks for providing us with great inspiration as we prepare for the next great holiday.
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