Creep out the neighborhood with digital decorations.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, but they will make your home the talk of the neighborhood this Halloween.
Move over, plastic pumpkins! AtmosFX Digital Decorations will bring your home to life this season with animated fun and freaky scenes projected right onto your doors and windows.
From ghastly ghouls haunting your living room, or a zombie attack on the second floor, to pleasant pumpkins and jaunty jack-o-lanterns, AtmosFX’s inventory has it all.
“We’ve always been proud of the quality of AtmosFX Digital Decorations,” says Pete Reichert, CEO and co-founder of AtmosFX, based in Seattle. “We know there is nothing like them. But we’re really proud of the community these decorations seem to create. All the time, we get emails from customers telling us about how neighbors congregate in front of their houses, and how much they enjoy that connection.”
The only downside, Pete says, is, “They also tell us that because of this, they always run out of candy during Halloween!”
All that’s required to create some spooky special effects are a digital projector, AtmosFX projection material (or a sheet or curtain), and your imagination.
“The AtmosFX Window Projection Material definitely works better than a curtain or bed sheet,” Pete says. “We tested many types of materials before selecting one that worked best with our projected decorations at a very affordable price.”
For even better visuals, AtmosFX also carries a Premium Window Projection Material, which is made of vinyl and adheres by static cling. You can cut it to any size, which makes it perfect for strangely-shaped windows, including garden windows or custom windows.
“We always encourage our customers to experiment. If they find a shower curtain or bed sheet that works for them, they should go with that,” he says.
Most of the digital decorations come in both horizontal and vertical orientations. This means you can use almost any window to scare the pants off your neighbors or delight young trick-or-treaters.
“The real key is to find a window that everyone can easily see from the outside,” Pete added.
You can use bow or bay windows, too. Pete actually prefers them, because they are large and are usually placed in the front of the home.
“If you put projection material directly onto the glass, you might notice a portion of the projected image becomes slightly out of focus,” Pete says. “It really depends on the projector you use and the shape of the window. We’ve had a number of videos shared with us from fans who pulled off great decorations using their bay and bow windows.”
Doors and windows are not the only places you can use digital decorations, though.
“We always make sure to tell our customers that they can use AtmosFX Digital Decorations in numerous places – on a TV or computer monitor, on walls and ceilings, even on objects like pumpkins,” Pete said. “But the majority of our customers first use them on windows. You get your biggest bang for your buck there. The set-up is easy, and you know everyone is going to see it.”
Most of AtmosFX’s decorations take about 10 minutes to set up, he added. For a window projection display, all you need to do is drape projection material onto the window. Then, focus your projector onto it, and you’re done!
Both the window projection material and projector are located indoors, so there’s no need for a ladder, either.
“Not only does that make it easy to set up, but everything is safe from the weather and secure inside your home,” Pete said.
It’s so simple, he added, that kids can help in the set-up.
“If you’re preparing to project one of our family-friendly decorations like Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree or Boo Crew, we’ve found that it is almost impossible to keep kids from helping,” he added.
After Oct. 31st has come and gone, do not put away that projector! AtmosFX has a sackful of Christmas images ready to make your holidays bright, like Santa Claus checking his list or a fireplace glowing. These digital decorations are sure to build holiday excitement around your neighborhood.