With the Halloween season now in full swing, we are starting to see some of our newest digital decorations in the wild – it makes us giddy like a troop of hungry boy scouts, chocolate and graham crackers in hand, when the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man explodes.
We’re loving all the displays of Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 Digital Decoration Collection and, in particular, the scenes where the three boisterous pumpkins are singing the Ghostbusters theme in all its full-throated, hi-fi glory.
Of the many videos we’ve seen, we present to you two different displays – one from the east coast and another from the west. Both use the fully licensed Ray Parker Jr. song in Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 to great effect – one as a full-blown whole-house projection mapping display, and another in the more traditional “pumpkin mode” display.
We start with the projection-mapping display sent to us by Dustin Navarro of Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Dustin tells us that he’s been planning his Ghostbusters projection-mapping display since last December – he’s logged more than 100 hours creating the display using multiple AtmosFX Digital Decorations as well as clips from the actual movies. “I was excited that AtmosFX planned Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 with the Ghostbusters theme, that was absolutely perfect for the video,” Dustin says. “It was great timing.”
You can see the trio of pumpkins down in the lower corner of the garage, singing along to all the digital antics Dustin has created with his projection-mapping display. (If you want to know more about projection mapping, we have a handy How-To here.)
Despite all this detail and creativity, we can’t help but to focus on the fact how simple Dustin’s display is to set up. “The projection mapping editing took over 100 hours,” he says, “but setup each night is less than 10 minutes as I wheel out my projection equipment and audio.”
The second video comes from Ivan Marasca of Orlando, Fla. His Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 display is a little more traditional – assuming it is even possible to call projecting onto uncarved pumpkins as “traditional.”
As you can see from the video above, Ivan’s got Ghostbusters going on with the three gourds in the foreground, but it is the Boo Crew Digital Decoration Collection in the background that seals the deal. “I tried to introduce an element of depth by setting up both a front and rear projector setup, so that it would give the environment a more realistic feel,” Ivan tells us.
The front projector in which Ivan refers, of course, is the “pumpkin mode” display. The back projection is for Boo Crew. He’s right – it does help provide depth. We also love the physical prop in the foreground – the terror dog is a great nod to the ferocious canines in the movie.
Of course, Ivan has much more going on throughout his Halloween display – you’ll want to watch all 7:02 minutes to see it all. We love how he’s organizing his display for different audiences. “I’m using the scary decorations in the window only,” Ivan says, “and I’m keeping the garage with the happy-and-cute feel because I think we all could use a bit of light hearted fun right now.”
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