Friday, February 27, 2009
We figured out the footage no problem, made some edits and then we had to find the music. We wanted something different than we normally use (although we love Midnight Syndicate and Nox Arcana) this year, as with our haunt video, we threw caution to the wind about copyright. Working often with artists, that is very hard for me to do. I am pretty anal about only using things that I have the rights to....I have this funny allergic reaction to lawsuits (some bad past life experiences.)
But, this year, with the home haunt, I finally gave in to husbands request to "loosen up." One of my favorite things husband did was create the "Ode to Halloween" video of our cat Hal (Halloween Cat.) The Ma Rainey song "Black Cat" is perfect, I like obscure songs that are under the radar - and that song is a good contrast to what we normally use.
We had already high jacked Christopher Walken for the video (not literally, take a lesson from Suicide Kings and never kidnap Mr. Walken), so when it came to score this year's Easter egg, we grabbed the theme from Halloween and the Shamrock jingle from the Halloween III movie and made this video.
It is very silly, but we made ourselves laugh, and that is the important part. It is like our video this year, made for us instead of worrying about awards and what the rest of the world thinks :)
I think I need to apply that philosophy to my yard. :)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We have noticed that we are running out of room :)
Friday, February 13, 2009
Ms. Rose, the famous Rose Manor haunt. Winner of the 2005 Yard Haunt of the Year award!
I don't know all the details, but it appears her owners couldn't keep her and needed to find her a home. The lucky new owners are House Bloodthorn. They seem to appreciate their new found treasure and we are glad to see she is in good hands and not forgotten.
Check out their blog and find out about this great new haunt. If you like The Davis Graveyard, you are going to love this haunt. Jeff and I always have a hard time getting out and seeing other haunts, but we are going to have to make an exception this year and get ourselves out that way this October.
Join us in welcoming Rose to the Northwest (where we have the best yard haunts!) :)
Monday, February 09, 2009
I was as happy as can be. I told him that like he said, people will like it or hate it - can't please everyone. Check it out when you get a chance. Better yet, buy the DVD set from Propmaster when they become available later this month!!!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
- 2008 Yard Video
- 2008 Year in Pictures
- Coachman video (our new big prop for 2008)
- 2008 Graveyard dancers (check out their new costumes!)
- Open House footage (news coverage 2008)
- 2008 haunt conventions (we were out and about in 2008)
- Tombstone class
We will have a 2008 DVD with more footage and a surprise or two available in late February. Check back for details.