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  1. Default forced perspective--going down 
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    I'm new to haunting and am so glad to have found this forum!!! Is there a way to make the people feel like they're descending, like to an underground tunnel? We have plenty of space.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Lafayette, CO
    Welcome to the forums!

    I think the easiest way to make people feel underground would be to build a platform maybe 1-2 feet off the ground going back to a few scenes before the descent. You could certainly make use of the ramp up for theming too, but once guests are up, the goal would be to give them enough time to forget that they had gone uphill. Then, you could send them down the ramp into a cellar/sewer themed set and I think it would feel a lot more realistic that way.

    Of course, if you couldn't do the ramp up, there's a few other ideas you could use to simulate the feeling of being underground:

    -Ceilings that get lower going down a hallway
    -Building a fake staircase into the first "underground" scene to establish the setting
    -Just theming the scene as a cellar will get you 90% if none of the above are plausible. (Keep in mind that guests are more focused on what's up ahead versus the believeability of how they got to a certain setting.)

    Hope this helps!

    *Sigh*I can't wait til' October

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    Nov 2008
    Mesquite, TX
    you could build a fake elevator scene, or you could build a set that makes it seem like they are walking into the side of a hill like this....
    then they feel as if they have walked under what is above the hill, a few sewer sets would really help sell it, or theme the entrance as a crypt in a grave yard and the rest of the hill is covered in grave stones....do you get that concept, its kinda hard to explain with a minimum of typing and diagrams ?
    Allen H

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Sorry for the delay in thanking you guys. I didn't realize my settings wouldn't send me notifications that there had been replies. Gonna fix that right away!!

    These are awesome ideas!! Thanks so much!!!

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    Jan 2010
    I have a dark hallway that is a ramp to the vortex and after the vortex its a distinct ramp down into caves that make them feel under ground. I get comments all the time on how did we get underground. LOL

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