We Are... Dead State!, Penn State School of Theatre, Fall 2009

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While I was officially the Assistant Lighting Designer for We Are... Dead State!, the Penn State themed Haunted House, My main role was the Lighting/Midi Programmer. In this role, I took an Expression 3, four midi to relay circuit boards (that I assembled), a Mac Mini running QLab, 8 security cameras and two monitor screens for them and assembled the command and control systems for the Haunted House. I built the system from the ground up, networked everything and programmed the lights, pneumatics and Sound Effects to synchronize them and allow them to be controlled from a Yamaha Midi Keyboard. Found below are two videos, one showing some of the behind the scenes detail of how the haunted house works and the other taken as if the viewer were being led through the house under actual show conditions.

The following video is a compilation of video and pictures from behind the scenes of the Haunted House.
Photos courtesy of Matt Karminski.
The following video is a "virtual tour" that was shot as if it was an actual visit to the Haunted House.
Behnd the Scenes overlays have been provided for some of the darker effects.