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Not quite Animusic, but a definite jaw-dropper!


That is was soo friggan AWESOME!!

Yeah, definitly love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra track! ("Christmas Jam" (CORRECTION: It is "Wizards of Winter") from The Lost Christmas Eve album).

I'd love to see how they did that. Most likely done via a PC

using a sound wave analyzer to time the relays to the music. The

guy probably wrote his own software to do that as well. I may

have to seriously consider doing something like that myself! That

also means I'd have to find a pair of industrial LaScalas to put out

for the music as well! That had to of taken some serious time and

thought to get that setup correctly!

I'll have to show that one to my father - he'd get a kick out of that!

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in the 'olden' days, my dad would take photos of Christmas cards on slide film, load the slides in backwards, then hang a bedsheet in the picture window and do a early 'rear projection' of the holiday greetings for all the passerby on busy 62nd street near the Glendale Mall.

Thanks for taking me back there, I'd forgotten about that. Dad was a nut! Mom was always 'Richard, you're going to cause an accident one day!". LOL


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It looks like it was done with time lapse, that

is, they cut an pasted the video to fit the music. When you look

at the vegitation at the bottom of the screen it appears to move around

rapidly like when they do time lapse.

But it is COOL just the same.



Look at the left side of the house, and notice that tower in the

distance with the white blinking "airplane light". It blinks

constantly, at about a second interval, through-out the video. If

somebody was screwing around with the video footage with a digital

video editing program, they would definitly messed up that blinking

light in the background. I highly doubt anybody is that good with

such a program to prevent that from messing up. That video is

indeed legit. The seemingly jumping around vegetation at the

bottom is just simply an artifact of the compression (which that guy

had to compress quite a bit to make it managable for upload - would

love to see a the full resolution video, or better yet, see the actual

display - wonder if he is doing it again this year. Damn shame he

doesn't say where he is at in the PlanetChristmas forum)

And for farther proof, I found this thread on ChristmasPlanet.com

where the guy (one Mr. Carson Williams) that did the display

started. According to him, it consists of some 16,000 lights and

uses 88 Light-O-Rama (LOR) channels. He did it for last

years (2004) Christmas. It seems Light-O-Rama

is some outfit that makes programmable controllers and associated

software. This is all done to Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards

of Winter" track, form thier The Lost Christmas Eve album. Anybody with a little patience and technical know-how can pull this off.

I am certainly impressed, and has me inspired to want to try something like that!

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Gotta love TSO. I've seen them in concert 3 times and they get

better every year. Their light/fireworks/explosions/flames are

amazing. I've heard their show be compared to Kiss. Real

talent in this band.

texxas guy,

If you are going to get a TSO album, I would go for

"Christmas Eve and Other Stories"......by far their best work....

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