Last Saturday was the Camper's Halloween at Camping Luciole in St-Philibert, Québec. I never did a haunt in a wood trail before so it was a first timer for me. With the help of the owner of the camping and two friends, we took the morning to assemble everything so the small children could come in the trail in the afternoon for some candies and grown-ups could come in the evening and night for a little bit scarier walk.
The haunt was partly made of store-bought props coming from my co-worker and most of my "home made" props (stirring witch, FCG, paper mache pumpkin and my upgraded Walmart tombstones).
The day went well though we got some technical problems: the ropes of the FCG got intertwined in the afternoon and since we did not have the time to fix it, it became a static prop for the evening. The stirring witch got some small problems too but they were easily corrected.
Overall, it was a very nice experience, although it was a lot of work, my team and I had a real good time and the campers enjoyed the setup. This event also benefited me in other ways, first, I had the occasion to test the reliability of my props and detect the flaws in the way I built them (and most of them will need some adjustment) and I also have been contracted by the owners to do some redesigning and maintenance on their website. Talking about websites, things go so well for me on that field that I may be considering to start my own business in a few years. So keep your fingers crossed for me.
Ok, I have talked to much! Here's the video recorded by my wife in the evening. A few pictures and two other videos will be added to the blog with in the following days.