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Derek Beland
  • Tulsa, OK
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Emergency lights and how to get the most out of them... (and other electrical info)

Started Aug 1, 2017 0 Replies

If you are in a location that has severe fire marshal requirements that include emergency exit signs and lights, and you have a year round building you never break down. I have some helpful tips to…Continue

Tags: sound, fog, power, savings, circuits

DMX is far less complicated than the industry would lead you to believe...

Started Aug 1, 2017 0 Replies

picture this... you walk onto your haunted attraction after a long off season.. you kick on your breakers... check your emergency lights... and then head to your control area and fire up a…Continue

Tags: computer, control, tech, lighting, haunt


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The most important question! Do you build the elements that go into your haunt, and/or want to learn more about building props? Oh, and if you choose no, we're going to have to delete you.
How long have you been haunting:
Too long to mention!
Your haunt comprises...?
Walkthrough sets
Your haunt - Do you prefer?
Spooky ambiance
Tell us a little about your haunt..
I consult on tech and scene creation... and teach haunters how to install DMX into a haunt to make lighting easy and user friendly with endless upgrade potential.
When it comes to props/decorations in your haunt, would you say you are:
A mix of store bought and homemade elements
Which statement comes closest to describing your haunt's attitude toward kids?
geared toward older kids with a certain amount of gore/scare
You understand that any non prop related content will be deleted?
You're deep into building, and suddenly... your build partner reaches for the last beer
You let them have it

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how do you generate income in the offseason?.. insight from a tech guy.

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 4:22pm 0 Comments

We spend thousands of dollars on tech for a business that is only open for 20 to 30 days.. and then either gets broken down and stored or closed for the season. What many Haunt owners fail to realize is... you have businesses within your business ready to go!

if you modernized your haunt with powered speakers and computer controlled lighting... and you tear down annually... you have at least one full DJ setup that could be used for the entire year as a secondary income.…


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