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Musical.ly? Tic Tok? Vine?

August 3rd, 2018

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Musicly.ly? Tic Tok? Vine?
Hard to keep up with, sure! 
Great free marketing opportunities semi-similar to Vine? Certainly!
As of today, Vine is long gone, and Tic Tok bought and Merged with Musical.ly
The monthly active audiences of the two, 500 Million and 100 Million, are now a total of 600 Million, which rivals that of Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Pinterest. 
Yes it is a global audience, and there are currently no local options, but it's still fantastic for brand awareness with $0 cost. 

The platform is designed for the creation of creating and sharing short 15-30 second video clips with music, comedic/iconic audio quotes, etc lip synced or danced to. This is a great way to show off your original characters, masks, makeup creations and more!

Details on the Merger: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/02/musically-tiktok/

User statistics provided by: https://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-users/

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100 Days to Terror Vlog

July 24th, 2018

We're excited to announce "100 Days to Terror!", our day by day video vlog of opening a haunt, from committee approval on day 100, to opening night!
Stay Tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn96JmWaHvcToGMxg-W7uli90gHAZn9l8

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Waterproof Electronics Enclosures for Trail Haunts

July 24th, 2018

Here's one for trail haunters, easy and affordable purpose-built weatherproof electronics enclosures!

https://youtu.be/VhC30BBb-5w

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$22 Thrift Shop Speaker Haul!

July 16th, 2018

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If you're not checking your local thrift shops for tech for your show, you're probably spending too much! For $22 we picked up a Proscan 2.1 audio system, 4x 8ohm surround sound speakers, and 2x 8ohm bookshelf speakers, all working, and all quality! We've found that most thrift stores restock just prior to the weekend, so shopping Friday night or early Saturday tends to yield the best results.

https://youtu.be/HXaCFMcGrmM

014 - LED Strip Lights

July 13th, 2018

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LED strip lights are a great low voltage, low current, flexible, and easily installed option for effect, scene, and prop lighting. Strips range from a few inches to 30 foot +, indoor only to waterproof, and different manufacturers offer kits with various voltages and pattern options. 

Recently many custom options have also become affordable and available, including aftermarket connectors to link, split, and even DMX control these light strips.

We have recently reviewed a few kits on our Youtube channel as well:

Sunjoyco Waterproof 16' LED Strip https://youtu.be/sc14YktZVqA

Binzet 32.8' LED Strip https://youtu.be/2elb-Mdpq6E

Aura USB Powered LED Tape (Walmart version) https://youtu.be/OwkrAoKxFmk

  

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Terror Behind The Walls Behind the Scenes Tour @ National Haunters Convention 2018

June 30th, 2018

The 2018 National Haunters Convention featured a behind the scenes tour of Terror Behind the Walls, and portions of historic Eastern State Penitentiary. Being off-season the haunt was under construction and only partially available to tour. The staff and creative team were excellent, hosting a Q&A session, showing how actors work in the space of their scenes, and putting on a great speakeasy and after party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh9x99tkSmk

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USB powered LED tape lights

June 29th, 2018

Our local Wal-Mart finally restocked their $5 USB led tape lights. Not bad for $5, especially promising for use with a phone charger battery pack for props or costume lighting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwkrAoKxFmk&feature=youtu.be

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013 - Halloween Show & National Haunters Convention

June 10th, 2018

This episode is a recap with highlights and show floor interviews from the Halloween Show & National Haunters Convention Boardwalk Empire. 

Topics discussed include:

http://halloweenshow.com

https://www.easternstate.org/halloween

http://www.fatherevil.com

https://www.audiozombiesound.com

http://darkforest.com

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Halloween Show & National Haunters Convention Walkthrough

May 25th, 2018

We spent last weekend at the Halloween Show & National Haunters Convention at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City NJ. There was a great variety of vendors and classes, an awesome behind the scenes tour of Terror Behind the Walls, and a murder mystery costume ball. Here is a show-floor walkthrough video taken Friday morning just after the show opened.  

https://youtu.be/rNUqjM-iarA

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Lepy LP-V9S Amplifier Review

May 7th, 2018

The Lepy LP-V9S is the perfect economy amplifier for home haunters or Pro's on a budget. This 12V amp includes an AC power adaptor but could easily be wired to a marine or car battery for trail use. It produces quality sound from either FM radio, SD Card, USB Stick, RCA, or 1/8" input. While it does lack a dedicated bass output, and won't be the loudest amp out there, you can add a line output converter to extract bass signals via RCA for extra punch if needed. Overall, a solid little economy amp for adding ambient sounds or music to scenes in your haunt.

View the full Review Video here on our Youtube Channel:

https://youtu.be/uv0mOSa2RoM

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