Our friends who have so graciously haunted out yard for several years have some lovely kids that are just dying (not literally) to be part of the graveyard.
So this year we are adding a video effect that along the back of the yard under a very large magnolia tree.
We did a test filming that showed....that we really needed them in all white to show up well.
So here we are on our second day of filming capturing the kids running back and forth and doing some creative moves in front of a back drop.
Husband will then go in and edit the video to make them look like ghosts. They will be projected from behind a tombstone (or the mausoleum - not sure exactly) on to a 30 foot long back drop strung from a cable from the house to the shop.
This will be a very subtle effect, something you will only see if you stop at the graveyard long enough to look past all the tombstones......and see the small ghost children playing in the background.
Now, the frog queen, who has no children, was a bit creeped out by this, and a bit worried that someone might take offense. But the kids are thrilled about it and they are so happy to be doing it that - well that works for me.
See, I am trying to hook them while they are young....that is my new minion recruitment plan. :D
BTW - Lex (the blur of a girl) is very cute both as a kid....and a ghost :)