In part five of Terra’s “Seven Layers of Scare”, she takes a look at what I consider one of the most important, but yet most overlooked element by some haunted attractions, The Lighting! I don’t understand haunts that just put a single light and/or a strobe in a room and think that is what makes for a great scene.
Thankfully, Terra is here to help give tips to everyone on how to add lights to your scene design to really help set the mood and tone!
Excerpt From Tutorial
Lighting (IMHO) is one of the most powerful but least appreciated elements in setting up a haunt. I’ve been one of those haunters that just gave it a cursory thought. Hey, there’s a spot light on the house, right? Well, yeah I was happy with it until I saw pictures from the haunts of Skull and Bone: http://skullandbone.com/ , Pumpkinrot: http://www.pumpkinrot.com/index2.htm, and toured The Darkness. Uhhhh….WOW! Not only are their props and set-ups outstanding but so is the way they are lit! And the colors! The haunting, emotion grabbing colors. They aren’t painted that way, they are lit that way.
Since I’m not that knowledgeable about lighting a haunt…time to hit the books, Google and eke out the little bit I do know of coloring. So, here we go.