Props

Props

Nov 17

 

My shop wears many hats.

 

 

Lately the theme here has been “props”.

 

 

Got a great opportunity to do some video editing work for a Haunted Mansion themed haunted house at Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

 

 

The customer needed videos set up so they could use them in their display to give a nod to the animated paintings in the Haunted Mansion attraction.

 

 

The following is a shot of all of the videos I edited and converted for them:

 

 

 

 

Here’s a link to a walk through of their haunted house a vlogger (grimmlifecollective) shot and posted up on YouTube —> The Haunted Mansion Campsite

 

 

A lot of work goes into putting this on. They did a great job, and the campsite looks awesome.

 

Tis the season

Tis the season

Dec 03

 

 

I can’t believe it’s December already!

 

Tis the season to be busy getting ready for Christmas!

 

Spent the day rebuilding outdoor ornaments.

 

 

While I was busy doing that, I had the 3d printer churning out cookie cutters.

 

 

Today was unseasonably warm in Ohio so I took advantage of it and winterized the pond too.

 

Lots more to do so stay tuned!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 31

 

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 Merry Christmas!

 

Staying true to family tradition, we hosted Christmas.

 

My wife did a great job making sure everything was perfect and that everyone had a really nice time.

 

Here’s a quick picture of out cat Leo all concerned how Santa is getting down the chimney with that fire going.

 

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Santa brought Missy a new nutcracker this year.

 

It’s an Ebeneezer Scrooge that is smaller than most I’ve seen, but still has a ton of great detail.

 

ebeneezer

 

She also got an espresso machine and bean grinder which she has been practicing making Lattes for us today. Nice!

 

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Santa brought me a drone!

 

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Well this is just a small glimpse of some of the really cool stuff we got this year.

 

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a great new year!

 

—– Brandon

 

Christmas Lights!!!!

Christmas Lights!!!!

Dec 06

 

 

Here’s a quick video I put together of the Christmas lights:

 

 

 

 

Christmas!

Christmas!

Dec 05

 

It’s been a really busy year. So we’re a little behind on getting the house decorated for Christmas.

 

I custom build a lot of our outdoor display pieces. Unfortunately a power surge ruined all the lights on a piece I built a few years ago for the garage.

 

 So last week I spent some time removing the lights, repainting the wire frame, and wrapping new lights to the frames.

 

Here’s a quick picture of one of the deer frames being wrapped with the new lights:

 

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Here’s a picture of both deer all done:

 

deer

 

Both deer flank a wreath that also was damaged by the surge.

 

 The wreath also had to have all the lights removed and new ones added.

 

 

wreath

 

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Will post a video of everything up and working soon.

 

—– Brandon

 

 

 

Ugh, some days…

Ugh, some days…

Nov 05

 

Yep, some days just don’t turn out as expected.

 

Still had a couple days off to burn from my day job. Had plans of getting my oil changed Friday, get the deck railing stained, and the outdoor electrical stuff fixed; but the day had other plans for me.

 

Started off with a dull headache, then our cat Leo made a jig saw puzzle out of one of our Halloween busts we got a few years ago from Home Goods.

 

Here’s Leo looking innocent.

 

leo

 

While being petted, he accidentally knocked the pirate bust off the end table.

 

The wrought iron railing took the head off and the 4 foot fall to the tiled landing did the rest. It was totally an accident so I can’t blame him or be mad.

 

broken

 

I set it all aside and went to Home Depot for electrical parts n pieces. While at Home Depot the headache started getting worse and showing signs of a migraine. Still stuck to the plan and stopped to got my oil changed, but started feeling worse.

 

When I got home,  I stained the new deck parts real quick.

 

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Then I fixed the broken Halloween bust.

 

Luckily all the pieces were accounted for and the breaks were somewhat clean. With some patience and a lot of 2 part epoxy, I was able to fix the Halloween pirate bust.

 

fixed

 

After that, I was done. The headache progressed to a full blown migraine and I was down for the count.

 

Not at all what I had planned for Friday, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

 

It’s now Saturday and I’m trying to take it easy and fully recover from the migraine.

 

It’ll be a few days before I get back to “normal”. Again, that’s just how it goes sometimes.

 

—– Brandon