View Full Version : A little view of my yard haunt (suggestions needed)

07-02-2008, 02:55 AM
Alright so i descided to make a video showing a view of my yard haunt in sketchup
not much detail but enough to show everyone im really looking for some suggestions
keep in mind by budget isn't anything astounding so if anyone wants to help me out
in any way it would help so much!!!


here is the link to the youtube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqFC5CA5O-w

OMGGG!!!! this is the second attempt with uploading my video on youtube and it is messed up again!!!!!
I'm to agrivated to deal with this again at the end of the second video i thanked everyone for watching
and said i was open to any suggestions and that's about it

link part douce - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhdyE4VN0LU

i will have a video of my real back yard later

07-02-2008, 08:57 AM

first off I have to commend you on working with the program that you have. I could never master creating a floorplan on the computer. You're waaay ahead of me on that front.

Second, it's really essential that you choose a theme. Having a theme and a short storyline that supports that theme will make things a lot easier for you when it comes to scene decision making.

I do agree with you on not having the chainsaw scare at the end since your visitors from the last two years WILL be expecting it. What scare should you have? Again, that all comes down to your storyline and theme.

In choosing a theme, I always reach down into myself and think of different aspects of horror that has always attracted me. For example, I've always been attracted to the idea of living in the backwoods faaar away from everyone. Just me and the trees. Because of that, horror movies in forests give me goosepimples. So, this year I'm doing something about it by turning my haunt into a commune crawling with hillbilly cannibals.

I said all of that to say, reach inside you and pull out the different aspects of horror you enjoy. Perhaps that will help you to develop a theme and storyline. :)

07-02-2008, 05:29 PM
I think you could do something like an underworld theme where the scenes start with a cave in the first maze with a werewolf and killer bats then, in the big room you could have a Kingdom of the Dead type thing with bones in the corner, hanging heads, a throne at the end and possibly death panels for walls and in the second maze you could do a Devil's Kitchen with hanging bodies and have the chainsaw guy come out of the area between the fence and shed right at the exit.

Greg Chrise
07-02-2008, 07:29 PM
I hear in your voice concern that some lay out or approach is exactly the same from year to year. You really shouldn't worry lke that. You have some skills that most do not. I had mamager with the walls up who couldn't draw where the walls were to plan what happens in each room.

Like wise, customers have been going about their lives for 11 months and to some degree a bit of familiarity will completely catch them off guard when what is in there and what interacts is not the same. The patrons over confidence brought down to total change is in fact something that makes even a small venue very scary, shatters their confidence.

No one is going to know the lay out like you do. You could throw a little traingular grid in there and a week later it will even catch you off guard of where you are.

07-02-2008, 09:24 PM
You know you can make a video directly from sketchup using animated scene sequences right? Just wondering if you knew that...might not be the best idea since you go into so much detail as you walk around the haunt...cool though! good job.