2007 HAUNT ED PROGRAMBold Text
The 2007 Haunt Ed seminars are still solidifying. Look forward to even more speakers, more seminars, more demos, more workshops and some make-n-takes. Stay tuned!
Topic: Evolution of a Scare
By Edward Terebus & James Terebus
Description: Taking a scare from concept to production. Breathing new life into an old scare by putting a new twist on it. Thinking outside the box to make your show the one that stands out above the rest. What makes you different from the haunt down the street?
Topic: Raising your income with ancillary sales
By Ricky Dick
Description: Most folks think there's two ways to bring income to the attraction. Ticket Sales and Sponsorships. There is a third that most people overlook. Ancillary sales. Those extra things you can do to increase your income and profits. And there's even ways to do it years round. Ricky Dick of Castle Blood will give you all the info on the what's and how’s that make up at least 20% of his attractions income
Topic: Non Traditional Forms of Haunting
By Ricky Dick
Description: Haunters are some of the most creative people out there. So how come so many haunts look alike? Ricky Dick of Castle Blood will help you take a long look at what you're doing and go over many different ways to expand on what we call a haunted attraction. And most of all, figure out how to make money at it.
Topic: Run a Multiple Attraction Halloween Event
By Patrick Konopelski
Description: Fifteen year veteran, Patrick Konopelski will teach you how to turn your Halloween Attraction into a Multi-Attraction Halloween Event. You will also learn how to turn your Halloween event into a Christmas event with light displays. Learn how Patrick turns his successful Shocktoberfest into Jingle Bell Fest in less than three weeks. This informative seminar will highlight sponsorship, back-story, scheduling, staffing, layout, electrical needs, and most importantly, financial investment and return. Patrick will also discuss the newly popular: Evening Happy Hayrides created with light displays.
Topic: Getting Started in the Haunted Attraction Industry
By Leonard Pickel
Description: There are many important questions to ask and answer when considering opening a haunted attraction. And usually many more than a hopeful new business owner could ever have guessed! This two-part series addresses the lion's share of the devil hidden in the details of such an ambitious undertaking! This series without question will save any first time haunt owner a fortune in lost energy and revenues!
Topic: Acting "Outside the Box"
By Roger Miller and Beth Ryan
Description: Removing the comfort and predictability of sets, Roger and Beth present a teaching model geared specifically for the outer environs of your haunted attraction that will benefit performers, from novice to expert.
Topic: The Pitch Dark Infrared Flashlight Haunt
By Norm Glenn
Description: Talk about the success of using infrared flashlights as a new type of haunted house attraction. We'll discuss the PROs, like not needing the expense of setting up any haunt lighting, and the CONs, like how to get your actors adjusted to working in the dark, as well as show a video of just how well it heightens the experience for the patrons from our own 2006 season. Especially when the staff can turn off the flashlights at will with their own remote controls. If you want something new, creative, and edgy to add to your haunted house, this is it!
Topic: Advanced Web Marketing: Taking Your Website to the Next Level
By Christopher Briemaier
Description: Your online marketing is now more important that ever! In this seminar we'll discuss new marketing opportunities the web offers including online communities, internet video, viral marketing, the new role of print marketing, and online ticketing. We'll also cover some of the basics such as website statistics and how to use them, the "do's and don'ts" of design and more! If you want to take your web marketing to the next level then you don't want to miss this important and informative seminar!
Topic: Xtreme Haunt FX
By Rob Johnson
Description: This seminar will cover the application of multisectional foam appliances. Including blending and makeup techniques for creating a realistic look.
Topic: "Hands On" Makeup To Die For Workshop
By Bobbie Wiener
Description: I will be demonstrating a victim whose eye was gauged out by an animal and I will sew the side of his face and eye socket back together. The first 50 people who arrive with a buddy will get a Bloody Mary "Makeup To Die For Kit" so they can join in and follow my demo on their friend. There will be a group shot taken at the end of the workshop of all the "Victims."
Topic: Entertaining the lines at a Haunt
By Matthew Martino
Description: Long lines at a haunt means more customers, more people enjoying your work and a sucessful endevor. But long lines are often a negative experience simply because people do not like to wait and are impatient. But with the proper line entertiainment, the wait becomes part of the show, eases the tension of waititng in a long line and can even be a memorable experience for the customer. This seminar aims to give performing tips to both actors in haunts and owners who would like to train them. It talks about the pace, of line entertaining and what is appropriate to build up to your event. How line entertaining can enhance your haunt and build anticipation. And how to create unique and interesting characters that are memorable and entertaining.
Topic: Pneumatics 101
By Brian Warner
Topic: Taking your product or Halloween event to extraordinary levels of marketing
By Scott Broad
Description: Seminar will offer people in the Halloween/Haunted Attraction business a unique aggressive way of marketing their product or event as well as ways to grow their business by leaps and bounds. The skills and lessons that will be shown are great tips that have been proven many times over with the most recently in marketing the 2006 HauntX Convention. Using the same skills that are taught we were able to bring this convention attendance from 300-person event to over 2500-person event. How to develop a big advertisement campaign without spending $$$'s. . How to create the affordable marketing campaign for today's economy. How to harness the power of taking your event/business to new levels. Tips on how to get 1000's of people to attend your event or buy your product.
Topic: Troble Shooting Controler
By Bryan Patterson
Description: Build and take home a pneumatic character that will serve as a test bed. You will learn how to use this test bed to trouble shoot your existing animatronic characters. These tools and techniques can be used universally on name brands such as Scare Factory, Distortions, Scare Parts, Unit 70, Characters Unlimited, LFX, Haunted Enterprises, Ghost Ride Productions and more. This workshop will cover: Basic electrical / electronics. Component identification-learn to identify the components of your animatronics. Trouble Shooting- find out how to use a process of elimination to figure out what is wrong. Pneumatic fundamentals, Servo control, Micro controllers and PBASIC 101.
Topic: Using body airbrushing in your haunt
By Josh Glisan
Description: Will show a few ways of how to use an airbrush to do full body painting on some of your haunt actors. I will show a few levels as well. 20 min time frame, 45 minute time frame, 2 hour+ time frame.
Topic: Airbrushing - a Brush Away from sucess.
By Donna Nowak
Description: This seminar is filled with pointers and plans for applying airbrush art to your resume or business. A must have in this growing industry that requires speed for makeup to props. You'll see some airbrush techniques using stencils and cheap tricks to fool your customers. If you can spray a can you can airbrush. If your looking for additional profits centers for your airbrush, this is one class not to miss. Sucess is only a brush away.
Topic: Creating a scary atmospher with sound.
By Jeff Clayton
Description: Learn how to create sound effects on any budget for your haunted attraction. Get tips on how to turn your computer into a professional recording studio. See a demonstration on the basics of Cakewalk's Sonar 6 producer edition (Similar to most recording software). Find ways to save money and time with Royalty free sound effects as well as inexpenssive sound effects. Learn how to create sounds that will match a props movments. Get a better understanding of sound quailty of music players (mp3, CD, DVD, and any sound chip).
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