In 2017 Fright Walk was completely rebuilt from the ground up using impressive animatronics and plenty of special effects. One of their goals was to create a haunted atmosphere in the lobby. Mark Hersey, the park’s Entertainment Technology Manager and Fright Walk’s Lead Designer, wanted to hang a set of “un-living portraits” on the walls. The haunted paintings are actually video monitors displaying footage of serene portraits that transform into ghoulish poltergeists.
In order to make the monitors blend into Frightwalk’s décor, Mark needed to make the monitors look like one-hundred year old paintings.
He achieved the textured finish of an “oil painting” by applying Rosco CrystalGel directly to the monitor’s surface. The resulting texture resulted in a “brush strokes” overlaying the video footage.
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