How to add Shock Value to your Haunted House with a Projector

The fall season not only brings cool temperatures and falling leaves, it also creates an atmosphere for the supernatural. October 31 is the date that toddlers look for bags of candy and young adults go searching for the best scare.

So how can you use earthly possessions to create a metaphysical ambiance? One word: technology! Now we are able to move beyond the classic scenes of Jason chasing us with a chainsaw out of a barn to ghostly apparitions floating in and out of walls and talking jack-o’-lanterns. No human volunteers have the capabilities of achieving the same effect. Read on to see some of the ways that people are stepping up the shock value of their haunted house using the magic of projectors.

AtmosFX is on the cutting edge of creating this spooky ambiance.  This Seattle-based creative studio is dedicated to producing movie studio-grade animation and make it available for the public. They have a line of Halloween themed DVDs that can be used to increase the spooky-factor of any homemade haunted house. These DVDs pared with an HD projector can make magic.

The Grim Reaper on my wall would definitely freak me out:

 

Chilling ghosts that that appear out of thin air? OooooooooOOOoooo!

 

Creating a singing pumpkin is as easy as pairing a Pico projector with an app to produce spooky or goofy singing pumpkins:



Don’t be afraid to step up your scare game this year. Check YouTube for lots of other spooktacular examples of how technology can be paired with the natural to create the Supernatural. Your haunted house fans are sure to appreciate it.

Check out our Halloween Sale for SCARY LOW prices on projectors, accessories and more!

Why Buy When You Can DIY?

Why do we DIY? We do it often times out of necessity or an opportunity to use our brains. More than anything it is a statement of personal freedom.  In this time of economic uncertainty, this era has been pegged “the Age of the DIYers.” YouTube and Google have become professors to a new generation seeking to experience some of the luxuries of life without spending a lot of money.

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Setting up a home theater space is no exception. You don’t need to pay an installer to set up an awesome, professional-looking entertainment space.  Break out the measuring tape and the rusty hammer and use your own ingenuity to convert your empty space into a media palace.

Here at Projector People, we offer a wide range of projectors, screens and accessories to fit diverse setups and budgets, and can even create a custom bundle just for you.

In addition to all of our educational resources (Did you know we have a dedicated Resources section?), there are many sites to help you choose the correct projection unit, screen and sound system for your unique needs.  One of our favorite resource sites is Projector Central. Projector Central is a projector haven with tons of helpful information, in-depth reviews and comments from people who have seen the projectors in action.

Plus our team of projector experts is here to answer all of your home theater questions. Our experts have years of experience (seriously – the least-tenured member of our team just celebrated her 13th anniversary with us!) and love to help guide our customers through the research, buying and installation process.

Now your room is your canvas to build the perfect bachelor haven, family room or couples nest based on your desires and your budget. What’s stopping you from having the home theater you’ve been dreaming of?

Coming Soon: Epson 5030 Firmware Update

Exciting news for Epson projector owners: new firmware updates are coming soon to noticeably improve the image quality and performance capabilities of several of its award-winning home theater solutions! Epson 5030ub If you own the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB, PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe, or PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030, read on to learn about this update. The firmware update, slated to be released in mid-October, expands Super Resolution technology to include the new Epson Detail Enhancement capabilities for sharp, rich images.  Epson’s Detail Enhancement operates in concert with Super Resolution to enhance brightness differences of the texture and surface of images. How does this work? Epson Super Resolution detects the change in color from the edge of an object to the background color and sharpens or defines the image.  Epson Detail Enhancement uses a similar technique, clarifying the texture and surface appearance of the area within the boundaries of an object. As a result of the firmware update, both video processes work together – one on the edges, the other on the surface area of objects, to increase the fine delicate structure in video images. To update your projector’s firmware, you’ll just need a PC with an internet connection, a USB connection cable and less than five minutes. Click here for the new Epson 5030UB firmware update and instructions on how to install.