HI-REZ DESIGNS: 2012 SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE

HI-REZ DESIGNS: 2012 SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE

Greetings fellow haunters,

It has been a several months since we sent out a “Hi-Rez Designs Newsletter”, but rest assured we’ve been working non-stop since Halloween 2011 in developing new Visual FX products and now Video and Prop controlling HARDWARE to make your haunt even BETTER!

As the expression goes: “No rest for the wicked!”

Lets start off with announcing our new Visual FX products.

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VISUAL FX PRODUCTS:

Hi-Rez Designs is pleased to announce we have completed shooting of all our 2012 Visual FX products, and are currently editing / mastering 10 new products that are absolutely our BEST PRODUCTS EVER!

Furthermore, and this is the very exciting part, a few months back we signed a new member to our team to an exclusive contract: Special Make-up Effects Artist: Gage Munster!

Yes, THAT Gage Munster, one of the finalist from SEASON ONE of the hit series on the SYFY CHANNEL’S: FACE OFF!

With the incredible expertise and skill set of Gage helming ALL the amazing make-up fx of this years Visual FX products, we guarantee what we have accomplished is going to absolutely blow you, and the competition – AWAY!

The all new Visual FX products will start being added to our online store (www.hi-rezdesigns.com) starting in Mid-June. We expect ALL products will be completed by the end of July giving you plenty of time to incorporate this amazing new products into your Halloween Haunt / Attraction.

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HD MEDIA PLAYERS:

Additionally, after over a year in development, we are proud to introduce you to THE BEST (HD) solid-state-media player ever built specifically for Halloween / Haunts: THE BLACK BOX™V.2: TRIGGERING FULL HD MEDIA PLAYER.

THE BLACK BOX™ is a custom built, multi-functioning HD video player, designed, created, and programmed by Hi-Rez Designs, that is loaded with all the features haunters want and NEED! Now you can run all your videos in your haunt completely digital (no moving parts) in glorious HD resolution. THE BLACK BOX™ is very easy to use and setup and will take your haunt to the next level.

Do not be fooled by cheap, imitation players that claim to have full HD playback and control when they don’t, or require tons of additional expensive hardware to work. THE BLACK BOX™ comes with just about everything you would need to get up and running in a matter of minutes.

For more information about “THE BLACK BOX™V.2: TRIGGERING FULL HD MEDIA PLAYER”, click here.

For those of you that simply want an HD media player that will “loop” a single video continuously … we’ve got you covered! We also offer “THE BLACK BOX™ V.1: LOOPING FULL HD MEDIA PLAYER REPEATER” version that does not have any of the “triggering” functions of it’s big brother V.2.

For more information about “THE BLACK BOX™ V.1: LOOPING FULL HD MEDIA PLAYER REPEATER”, click here.

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PROP CONTROLLERS:

How many times have you built or bought a Halloween prop that uses a “lesser-quality” prop controller that is ‘clunky’ or difficult to program, doesn’t have reliable ‘triggering’ features, or just plain has HORRIBLE sound quality? 99.9% of the current prop controllers on the market today use the cheapest and lowest quality “sound chips” (8-bit mono or less) to play back the audio while controlling the prop … 50% of the success of a good prop is the SOUND!

We have now solved that problem … for good!

Introducing the PC2 (2 Relay) & PC4 (4 Relay) Prop Controllers with MP3 DIGITAL STEREO SOUND!

The PC2 & PC4 Prop Controllers are a revolutionary new design that have all the key features that you would ever need from a prop controller!

For more information on the PC2 2-Relay Prop Controller, click here.

For more information on the PC4 4-Relay Prop Controller, click here.

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ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:

We have added even more products / items to our inventory to make Hi-Rez Designs a 1-stop-shopping source for all your Halloween “support” gear.

Take a look at our new Professional Grade 5-Gallon Air Cannons.

Our full line of motion sensors and triggers from your HD media players and prop controllers.

Or our special 2 x E-Cracker Fuse Label wraps and other new stickers / signs.

Visit Hi-Rez Designs (www.hi-rezdesigns.com) now to start planning our your needs for the 2012 Halloween Season.

Thank you for your support, and Happy Haunting!

HiRez00

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HI-REZ DESIGNS: 2012 UPDATE

Greetings Fellow Haunters,

Even though it is very early in the year, and Halloween is many, many months away, we’ve been hard at work on this years new Visual FX products and now “hardware” advancements.

First off … we have created our very own NEW Relay Decoder for activating air values, pneumatics, smoke / fog machines, lighting fx, and more. The NEW “Hi-Rez Relay Decoder” is super-fast with many new built-in functions and many future Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX products will take advantage of this new decoder technology.

DECODERS / CONTROLLERS / TRIGGERS LINK

Zombies – Volume 3: Door Prop Series is the first product to take advantage of these new features of the “Hi-Rez Relay Decoder”.

ZOMBIES – VOLUME 3: DOOR PROP SERIES LINK

In addition, now you can purchase one of our Visual FX product + the new Hi-Rez Relay Decoder, all in 1 place and no longer have to order from another source and incur additional shipping charges or delays.

With this technical advancement, comes a couple drawbacks …

Now that we have created our own decoder, all previous products that used a other decoders (Axe Killer, Nurse Escape, etc) are set to be REMASTERED on MARCH 1st, 2012, and will NO LONGER support previous decoders being sold. In other words, the Hi-Rez Relay Decoder will be the ONLY decoder that will work with Hi-Rez Designs products anymore from then on. They will no longer be compatible because the programming is completely different.

If you have previously purchased a D4 DTMF Board from pimpmyprop.com, and were waiting to purchase a Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX product designed to work with that board, all is not lost …

This announcement / press release is letting you know that you can STILL ORDER all of our Visual FX products until MARCH 1st, 2012 that will STILL WORK with the D4 DTMF Board from pimpmyprop.com. After MARCH 1st, 2012 the products on our website AND all of our distributors / vendors will be replaced with new versions that will make the D4 DTMF Board incompatible with ANY Hi-Rez Designs product. Previous versions will no longer be available.

We understand this can come as bit of a surprise … but we have made major advancements this year that needed us to change the programming / functionality format completely.

Take this opportunity to ORDER the Visual FX products you’ve been waiting to get BEFORE the hardware you may be using becomes obsolete.

HI-REZ DESIGNS VISUAL-FX PRODUCTS LINK

Also, because of the huge success behind our own custom “TRIGGERING DVD PLAYER”, we now stock the BEST-QUALITY Motion Sensors Triggers and Retro-Reflective Beam Sensor Triggers. After trying and testing dozens of sensors / triggers … we finally were able to produce sensors and triggers that are 100% compatible with our TRIGGERING DVD PLAYER and other media players we will be unveiling soon. While other companies “claim” their motion / beam sensors will work (and we tried them, too), the ones on our website are the ONLY sensors approved / fully-tested by Hi-Rez Designs that are compatible. NOTE: Using another motion sensor / trigger with our “TRIGGERING DVD PLAYER” WILL DAMAGE the player beyond repair.

TRIGGERING DVD PLAYER LINK

You can rest assured we are working on some new products and hardware for this 2012 Halloween Season that are going to knock-your-socks-off!

Be sure to check our website regularly for update information, new product announcements, instructional, and other important subjects.

Thank you for your continuing support & Happy Haunting!

-HiRez00

www.hi-rezdesigns.com

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NEW PRODUCT: TRIGGERING DVD PLAYER

To view product or place an order, go to: Hi-Rez Designs: Triggering DVD-Player.

Take your haunt or display to the next level with new Hi-Rez Designs: Triggering DVD Player. Instead of having a DVD that just loops playback all night long, now with this state-of-the-art DVD Player, you can “trigger” the video playback effect to only happen when you want it to!

This modified DVD player allows you to trigger / activate / play our Visual FX DVDs when activated with a pressure / step mat, push button, motion sensor, relay, or supplied remote control.

Almost all off-the-shelf DVD players have an “on screen display” (OSD) that appears on your TV / LCD screen every time the DVD player is activated … thus ruining the illusion of the video effect being shown. Starting with a very high end / top quality DVD player, Hi-Rez Designs has modified the “on board” software / firmware to NEVER display the on screen when activated or playing, no matter how many times the unit is “triggered” during playback. The on-board software has been optimized for use with all Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX products with “trigger menus”.

In addition, Quick-Release Triggering Contacts (dry-contacts) have been added to the back of the DVD Player so you can easily connect whatever you decide to use as a physical trigger (ie: step mat, motion sensor, etc).

The Quick-Release Triggering Contacts will activate the player anytime the two wire terminals are connected. Never connect or send any kind of “voltage” to the Quick-Release Trigger Contacts because it will damage the circuitry of the DVD player.

For safety reasons, we opted to use Quick-Release Contacts so if the wires to the DVD Player are ever accidently yanked or pulled very hard, they will disconnect from the DVD Player without damaging the unit or send the DVD Player flying across the room.

Now you no longer need to “hack” your own DVD remote or modify your existing DVD Player. The Hi-Rez Designs: Triggering DVD Player is the best choice.

As a bonus, this DVD Player can be used as a normal DVD Player when not in use in your haunt. The special player has all the normal features of a standard DVD Player.

SPECIFICATIONS:

* Progressive Scan Technology
* Maximum Output Resolution: 480P
* Composite Video
* Component Video
* Stereo Audio Output
* Coaxial Digital Output
* Built-in Dolby Digital Decoder
* Precision Drive System
* 192kHz/16-bit audio digital-to-analog
* Optimized for Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVDs
* Screen Saver has been disabled
* No “on screen” text (OSD) appears during triggered playback
* Player will not re-trigger during triggered video playback
* No carrier video signal drop-outs

PURCHASE INCLUDES:

* Hi-Rez Designs: Triggering DVD Player (modified)
* Wireless Remote
* Standard RCA Cables
* Instruction Manual

To view product or place an order, go to: Hi-Rez Designs: Triggering DVD-Player.

*** Because this DVD Player has been “modified” from the original manufacturer’s version, original factory warranty is void.

All text, images, DVD player software / hardware modifications ©2011-2012 Hi-Rez Designs. All Rights Reserved.

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SKY EFFECTS: VOLUME 1 – NOW AVAILABLE

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=44

“SKY EFFECTS: VOLUME 1″ DVD is the perfect “scene setter” product for your home or professional Halloween haunt this season. Using a standard LCD Projector or LCD Monitor / TV, you can create stunning environments / atmospheres that would be absolutely impossible … until now!

Many haunters overlook the “basics” of setting a specific mood or atmosphere of their haunt to make it complete, especially for “indoor” haunts. What better way to set the mood that a bright moon, slowly creeping across the nights sky? Or a heavy storm thundering overhead? And what true Halloween haunt would not be complete without BATS shooting past he moon?

All this and more is on this one Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD. Each video is at least 5-6 minutes or more of original imagery, and uses our “seamless” looping technology to loop all night long perfectly. “SKY EFFECTS: VOLUME 1″ is jam packed with “5″ different full-motion video of continuos and seamless looping night sky scenes.

All videos were mastered in true [HD] High-Definition (1920×1080) for absolutely the best picture quality. This NTSC DVD has all the video in both 16×9 WIDESCREEN format and also includes all the videos in clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation if you want to simply play the videos in a vertically mounted LCD monitor / TV to appear as a large “window”.

Don’t let another Halloween season pass you by without “SKY EFFECTS: VOLUME 1″.

DVD FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:

* CONTAINS 5 DIFFERENT SKY EFFECTS VIDEOS
* ULTRA-REALISTIC ATMOSPHERE / SCENE SETTER
* HOLLYWOOD-QUALITY SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
* NORMAL, CW, & CCW ROTATION
* 16×9 WIDESCREEN FORMAT
* PROGRESSIVE SCAN PLAYBACK
* DIGITAL STEREO SOUNDTRACK
* SEAMLESS LOOPING TECHNOLOGY
* OPTIMIZED FOR LCD MONITORS & PROJECTORS
* CREATED & MASTERED IN HIGH-DEFINITION
* NTSC DVD FORMAT ONLY

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=44


All Hi-Rez Designs DVD products are restricted to non-profit HOME HAUNT & PERSONAL USE ONLY, and are protected by all federal copyright laws.

If you wish to use this any Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products as part of a PRO / PAID HAUNTED ATTRACTION that charges admission, you must also purchase a COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a commercial license for using Hi-Rez Designs DVD products as part of your paid admission or pro haunt, please email us at: info@hi-rezdesigns.com.

Federal Law provides civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of the copyrighted material on this DVD.

©2011 Hi-Rez Designs. All Rights Reserved. www.hi-rezdesigns.com

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THE BEAST: ATMOSFEAR DIGITAL AUDIO SERIES – NOW SHIPPING!

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=31

Imagine being immersed in total darkness, with sound being your only sense of awareness for your environment. You hear the sound of light rain and wind all around you. Suddenly, there is a “howl” from somewhere or something in the distance, then a low rumbling growl even closer … whatever “beast” is making those sounds, is now circling you, stalking it’s prey. Is it a rabid dog? A wolf? … Or something else …

Suddenly there is a loud roar and a rush of sound as “the beast” snatches someone close to you, ripping them from their feet and dragging them off to be devoured. The helpless victim screams as they are torn apart … Then “the beast” begins to circle you again, ready to pounce again any second!

Sound scary? Imagine “HEARING” it!

“THE BEAST” is our first release of the ATMOSFEAR DIGITAL AUDIO SERIES. This product uses the digital sound capabilities of a standard DVD player to create a super-realistic audio environment / scenario. Using a digital sound matrix, “THE BEAST” spatially moves around the listener, no matter where they are standing in the room.

In total, “THE BEAST” 4 minute sequence will add a terrifying audio effect to your haunt, without any additional “props” needed except a DVD player with Fiber Optic output, surround sound receiver, and speakers.

DVD FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:

* PLAYABLE IN ANY DVD PLAYER WITH HDMI / DIGITAL OUT
* MULTIPLE MIXED VERSIONS: 2/0 (L,R) Normal Stereo, 2/1 (L,R,S), 3/0 (L,C,R), 3/1 (L,C,R,S), 2/2 (L,R,Ls.Rs), and (L,C,R,Ls,Rs) 5.1 Surround-Sound
* CONTINUOUS LOOOPING PLAYBACK
* NO MONITOR OR T.V. REQUIRED (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
* SEQUENCE RUNNING TIME: 4 MIN. 30 SEC.

L = Left Speaker
R = Right Speaker
C = Center Speaker
R = Rear Mono Surround Speakers
Ls = Left Surround Speaker
Rs = Right Surround Speaker

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=31


Something many home and pro haunts overlook every year is GREAT SOUND in their haunts. Visual fx and props are is 50% of the “perceptionary” experience. You would be amazed how people / guests react in a dark room with nothing more than sound and audio setting the scene. What they can hear and not see is even more scary than you would think.

After over a year in development, Hi-Rez Designs is pleased to bring you our revolutionary new product line of “Atmosfear Digital Audio Series”.

These amazing new products utilize Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound creating a digital-sound-matrix. The sound moves around the literally immersing your guests in terrifyingly real scenarios.

Atmosfear Digital Audio Series products are very easy to use and only require a DVD player with a Fiber Optic or HDMI output, a 5.1 Surround Sound Received and 5 speakers (Left Front, Center Front, Right Front , Rear Left, Rear Right, and optional Subwoofer). This is the exact same setup anyone would use in a home theater setup.


All Hi-Rez Designs DVD products are restricted to non-profit HOME HAUNT & PERSONAL USE ONLY, and are protected by all federal copyright laws.

If you wish to use this any Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products as part of a PRO / PAID HAUNTED ATTRACTION that charges admission, you must also purchase a COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a commercial license for using Hi-Rez Designs DVD products as part of your paid admission or pro haunt, please email us at: info@hi-rezdesigns.com.

Federal Law provides civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of the copyrighted material on this DVD.

©2011 Hi-Rez Designs. All Rights Reserved. www.hi-rezdesigns.com

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GHOSTS: VOLUME 2 – NOW SHIPPING!

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=34

“GHOSTS – VOLUME 2″ DVD+HD is our most anticipated new product for 2011.

At last, you can add truly terrifying “ghost” visual effects / imagery to your home haunt / haunted attraction.

GHOSTS – VOLUME 2 contain 2 completely different “ghosts” to choose from: ‘BEZERKER’ and ‘SCORNED’, both unique in their own way.

‘BEZERKER’ was crazed madman locked in an asylum for the criminally insane. He was so vicious and violent, his head was locked in an iron cage. The asylum eventually claimed his life, but his deranged spirit has returned, and he’s meaner than ever. ‘BEZERKER’ can be used with an LCD Projector / LCD Monitor mounted in a large window frame / holding cell. There are 2 versions of ‘BEZERKER’, one normal version and one with electrically charged “safety-glass” which he repeatedly strikes trying to escape.

‘SCORNED’ was a helpless female victim that was slashed and sliced by her attacker. Now she’s back for revenge, whoever that may be! ‘SCORNED’ can also be used with an LCD Monitor / LCD Projector and can be projected on a wall, fabric (mesh or solid), or window frame. Because the video of ‘SCORNED’ is full frame (entire body in the footage), she can also be used with the ever-so-popular “Pepper’s Ghost” technique be reflecting into glass or plexi-glass to give her truly ghostly transparency.

GHOSTS – VOLUME 2 has been specially created with multiple playback version / formats. You can play the video in normal mode, or with the video rotated either clock-wise or counter-clockwise rotation. This way you can get maximum scale from the LCD Monitor without having to use a “giant” LCD screen! Choose which ever playback version best suits your setup.

Created by an award-winning Visual FX artist and mastered in full High Definition, this DVD creates a realistic and terrifying illusion your guests will never forget!

*** This SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DVD also includes a FULL HD (HIGH-DEFINITION) 1920 x 1080 H.264 file format version in the DVD-ROM content section of the DVD. You can use the H.264 format videos for HD playback on a computer or Solid State Media player.

DVD FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:

* 2 TERRIFYING GHOST VIDEOS INCLUDED
* HOLLYWOOD-QUALITY SPECIAL VISUAL FX
* INCLUDES FULL HD 1920×1080 ON DVD-ROM
* OPTIONAL PLAYBACK VERSIONS (TRIGGERED OR LOOPING)
* 16×9 WIDESCREEN FORMAT
* NORMAL, CW, & CCW ROTATION
* PROGRESSIVE SCAN PLAYBACK
* DIGITAL STEREO SOUNDTRACK
* SEAMLESS LOOPING TECHNOLOGY
* OPTIMIZED FOR LCD MONITORS & PROJECTORS
* CREATED & MASTERED IN HIGH-DEFINITION
* NTSC DVD FORMAT ONLY

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=34


All Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products are restricted to non-profit HOME HAUNT & PERSONAL USE ONLY, and are protected by all federal copyright laws.

If you wish to use this any Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products as part of a PRO / PAID HAUNTED ATTRACTION that charges admission, you must also purchase a COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a commercial license for using Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVDs as part of your paid admission or pro haunt, please email us at: info@hi-rezdesigns.com.

Federal Law provides civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of the copyrighted material on this DVD.

©2011 Hi-Rez Designs. All Rights Reserved. www.hi-rezdesigns.com

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BUGS: VOLUME 1 – NOW SHIPPING!!!

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=35

“BUGS: VOLUME 1 – DVD+HD” is definitely our most easy-to-use and versatile product to date. This exciting new DVD creates the illusion of hundreds and thousands of cockroaches / bugs swarming all over the screen. Videos include a “full screen version”, a “matted spotlight version” to easier hide the edges of the screen or illuminate a specific area, and a “lightning version” that you clearly see the cockroaches every time lightning strikes nearby.

But that’s not all … Need maggots? You got ‘em! We’ve also included 3 different “maggot” videos:  Normal maggots squirming in a spotlight beam, and 2 different “bloody maggots & guts” versions guaranteed to turn anyones stomach or make their skin crawl.

All videos are 4-5 minutes long with seamless looping playback. You can use any standard LCD projector to project the imagery of cockroaches and maggots onto any light color wall, floor, ceiling, butcher / kitchen set with food, and even on a pile of trash / debris! Using the “spotlight” versions, you can strategically project maggots or roaches into “holes” in props, pipes, or plumbing. Using a standard LCD screen, you can hide the monitor within a wall with holes, or inside a prop!

All videos come with full digital stereo soundtracks of squirming, squishing, crawling, skittering, and even buzzing flies!

Get “BUGS: VOLUME 1 – DVD+HD” today “creep out” your halloween / haunt visitors this season.

*** This SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DVD also includes a FULL HD (HIGH-DEFINITION) 1920 x 1080 H.264 file format version in the DVD-ROM content section of the DVD. You can use the H.264 format videos for HD playback on a computer or Solid State Media player.

DVD FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:

* HOLLYWOOD-QUALITY SPECIAL VISUAL FX
* 4 – 5 MINUTE LOOPING VIDEO SEQUENCES
* MULTIPLE PLAYBACK VERSIONS
* INCLUDES FULL HD 1920×1080 ON DVD-ROM
* SEAMLESS LOOPING TECHNOLOGY
* PROGRESSIVE SCAN PLAYBACK
* 16×9 WIDESCREEN & 4×3 FULL SCREEN FORMAT
* DOLBY DIGITAL STEREO SOUNDTRACK
* OPTIMIZED FOR LCD PROJECTORS & MONITORS
* SHOT & MASTERED IN HIGH-DEFINITION
* NTSC DVD FORMAT ONLY

To view product samples or place an order, go to: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=35


All Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products are restricted to non-profit HOME HAUNT & PERSONAL USE ONLY, and are protected by all federal copyright laws.

If you wish to use this any Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products as part of a PRO / PAID HAUNTED ATTRACTION that charges admission, you must also purchase a COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a commercial license for using Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVDs as part of your paid admission or pro haunt, please email us at: info@hi-rezdesigns.com.

Federal Law provides civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of the copyrighted material on this DVD.

©2011 Hi-Rez Designs. All Rights Reserved. www.hi-rezdesigns.com

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PIRATE ELEMENTS DVD+HD IS HERE!!!

To view product samples or place an order, goto: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=40

PIRATE ELEMENTS – DVD+HD is a compilation of all-new original video backgrounds that you can project behind your Halloween “Pirate” scene. Using a standard LCD projector, you can create stunning environments / enhancements to you pirate scene that would be absolutely impossible … until now.

Background videos include: Pirate Cove with Skull Waterfall (Day & Night Version), Waiving Pirate Flag (Normal & Ghost Version), Small & Large Fires, Stormy Seas with Heavy Storm Clouds and Rain (2 Versions), and a Pirate Ship Cannon Battle. You can select and run a particular video that best suits your Pirate scene setup.

This DVD is the “must have” product for any Pirate themed haunt or attraction!

*** This SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DVD also includes a FULL HD (HIGH-DEFINITION) 1920 x 1080 H.264 file format version in the DVD-ROM content section of the DVD. You can use the H.264 format videos for HD playback on a computer or Solid State Media player.

DVD FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:

* MULTIPLE PLAYBACK VERSIONS
* HOLLYWOOD-QUALITY SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
* INCLUDES FULL HD 1920×1080 ON DVD-ROM
* PROGRESSIVE SCAN PLAYBACK
* 16×9 WIDESCREEN FORMAT
* SEAMLESS LOOPING TECHNOLOGY
* DIGITAL STEREO SOUNDTRACK
* OPTIMIZED FOR LCD MONITORS & PROJECTORS
* CREATED & MASTERED IN HIGH-DEFINITION
* NTSC DVD FORMAT ONLY

To view product samples or place an order, goto: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=40


All Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products are restricted to non-profit HOME HAUNT & PERSONAL USE ONLY, and are protected by all federal copyright laws.

If you wish to use this any Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVD products as part of a PRO / PAID HAUNTED ATTRACTION that charges admission, you must also purchase a COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a commercial license for using Hi-Rez Designs Visual FX DVDs as part of your paid admission or pro haunt, please email us at: info@hi-rezdesigns.com.

Federal Law provides civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of the copyrighted material on this DVD.

©2011 Hi-Rez Designs. All Rights Reserved. www.hi-rezdesigns.com

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HI-REZ DESIGNS PRESS RELEASE: PARANORMAL PORTRAITS – VOLUME 1

Greetings fellow haunters,

As many of you know, our favorite holiday of Halloween is less than 6 months away. For haunted attractions that open in early October, the Halloween season is a mere 5 months away! If you’re starting to get the “Halloween Prop Making” fever … then keep reading …

We’ve been hard at work since last NOVEMBER 2010 to design, create, bring you exciting new products at affordable prices that will truly add tremendous value to your haunt.

Here at Hi-Rez Designs, we recognize that times are tough with this economy, and money is tight with everyone, and any purchase or money spent towards your haunt this year needs to be the BEST quality at the BEST prices. No question about it.

While other companies have raised their prices or lowered their standards (or sometimes both) to deal with the troubled economy, Hi-Rez Designs strives to ONLY bring you the highest quality products at the most affordable prices possible. If any product wasn’t the best it could possibly be, we won’t put it out or release it. Period.

We at Hi-Rez Designs are also home haunters, and we consider every customer / haunter that buys any of our products a valued friend and fellow haunt enthusiast that shares the same passion we do. This is why 90% of our new products this year have been designed to work “right-out-of-the-box” with just about any dvd player and LCD monitor / projector.

We made a conscious effort this 2011 season to create high-impact effects WITHOUT the customer / haunter needing to spend major additional money for more “prop building / set pieces” to make the product work for their setup. Chances are most of the major elements needed, you already have: ie: LCD monitor, DVD player, stereo, speakers, cables, etc.

Why spend unnecessary money when you don’t need to, right?

Now, on with the show …

It gives us great pleasure to announce our first Halloween / Haunt Visual FX DVD for the 2011 Halloween season: PARANORMAL PORTRAITS: VOLUME 1.

http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=39

As many of our previous customers know, “PARANORMAL PORTRAITS” was first advertised as ‘coming soon’ on all our 2010 product DVDs. Due to the incredibly high demand, PARANORMAL PORTRAITS became slated as the first product being released by Hi-Rez Designs for the 2011 Halloween season.

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“PARANORMAL PORTRAITS: VOLUME 1 – DVD+HD” creates an absolutely stunning visual effect for your professional or home haunt. Imagine a gallery with multiple “portraits” hanging on the walls, and suddenly the still images come to life with startling visuals and audio!

Instead of a single, static, still, or changing / lenticular portrait, now you can have 5 DIFFERENT fully-animated terrifying portraits on just about ANY SIZE LCD screen. You can use a budget / smaller LCD or go as big as you like, or what your budget will allow. You are not restricted to any 1 particular size.

Simply hang or mount your LCD screen vertically (instead of the normal horizontal position), attach a picture frame to the front of your LCD screen to hide the edges of the monitor and attach a standard DVD player. You can either play and loop all 5 portraits on 1 single LCD screen, or play back 1 particular stand alone or favorite one.

But it gets better … We’ve loaded this DVD with additional enhancement features. You can choose how long the portrait staying in it’s “normal” state. You can select the time (30 seconds – 2 minutes) you want the portrait to “look like” a normal portrait to allow for your guests to view it BEFORE it suddenly changes to the “scary” version. In addition, there are multiple DVD audio tracks to choose from. You can select the default DIGITAL STEREO soundtrack, or you can select various “split-track” audio so the “lightning” audio can independently run to a lightning controller (not included) that can trigger bright lightning FX in the same room, totally enhancing the experience.

As many of our previous customers know, “PARANORMAL PORTRAITS” was first advertised as ‘coming soon’ on all our 2010 product DVDs. Due to the incredibly high demand, PARANORMAL PORTRAITS became slated as the first product being released by Hi-Rez Designs for the 2011 Halloween season. With over a year in development and created from original vintage photographs, completely created and mastered in FULL HD (1920 x 1080 High-Definition) video and using state-of-the-art visual fx, PARANORMAL PORTRAITS is sure to be a huge hit in your haunt.

*** This SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DVD also includes a FULL HD (HIGH-DEFINITION) 1920 x 1080 H.264 file format version in the DVD-ROM content section of the DVD. You can use the H.264 format videos for HD playback on a computer or Solid State Media player.

DVD FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:

* REALISTIC SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
* OPTIONAL PLAYBACK VERSIONS (TRIGGERED OR LOOPING)
* OPTIONAL 20 SECS – 2 MINUTE PLAYBACK DELAY
* MULTIPLE AUDIO TRACKS FOR CONTROLLERS
* 4×3 FULL SCREEN & 16×9 WIDESCREEN FORMAT
* INCLUDES FULL HD 1920×1080 ON DVD-ROM
* CW OR CCW IMAGE ROTATION FOR LCD MONITORS
* PROGRESSIVE SCAN PLAYBACK
* DIGITAL STEREO SOUNDTRACK
* SEAMLESS LOOPING TECHNOLOGY
* OPTIMIZED FOR LCD MONITORS & PROJECTORS
* CREATED & MASTERED IN HIGH-DEFINITION
* NTSC DVD FORMAT ONLY

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To view product samples or place an order, goto: http://hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=39

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PVC Candles: Tips & Tricks

PVC CANDLES: TIPS & TRICKS – BY HI-REZ DESIGNS

There are TONS of tutorials out there on the web on how to make PVC candles, so I don’t need to start a tutorial from scratch. This is more of “Tips-And-Tricks” list of the things I personally do to make my PVC candles.

1. CUTTING PVC: When you get your big stick of PVC pipe, whatever the size, try not to always make 90 degree straight cuts. Candles do not burn level all the time. Cut some angles at the top like 45 degrees and other sharp angles so when all done, the candle will look like it is burning / melting more naturally. Remember, make some with angles on top. It is easier to do at the cutting stage than it is at the hot glue application stage.

2.) PREP: Use “ACETONE” or nail polish remover to get the BLACK writing found on the sides of PVC pipe off. The writing doesn’t have to be completely gone, but at least very faint (sometimes you just can’t get it off completely). This is important because I have found it takes A LOT more paint to cover up that writing in the painting stage than if it has been wiped off. For some reason that writing is printed with something that paint has a hard time sticking to unless you apply at least 6 coats. Save yourself the headache and spend the 5 minutes wiping of the writing on the side of the PVC with Acetone.

3.) INSIDE THE CANDLE:  I do not use “Great Stuff” inside my PVC candles. Nor do I chop up Pink or Blue Foam to fit inside. I use in-expensive pipe insulation that is normally black and in 4-5′ lengths in Lowes and Home Depot plumbing department. Get pipe insulation that is “bigger” than the inside of the PVC pipe you are using because you want it to be snug and a tight fit. You can also use pool noodles. Simply cut a 2″ section of insulation or pool noodle and put it inside your PVC candle to rest your Tea-Light on. If you are making “electric-powered” (flicker bulb) PVC candles, you can put the C7 fixture snug inside the piece of insulation or pool noodle and push it down into your PVC candle, then coat the whole thing (minus the fixture) with hold glue to hold it permanently in place.

If you are using Tea-Lights, it is good NOT to glue to piece of insulation or pool noodle in place permanently because you can raise or lower the piece of foam later depending on the look you want to achieve. This is a nice thing to be able to do later.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning to spray paint your PVC candles, it is best not to have the pipe insulation / pool noodle exposed for the paint process. Spray paint will eat through the foam quickly. If you plan on permanently securing the foam in place, simply coat the whole top part of the foam with hot glue once it is in place, so when you spray paint it doesn’t come into contact with the foam.

4.) GROUPING : If you plan on making a lot of candles and will display them together, if is best to do “groupings” of candles when you make them. Select 4-5 pieces of PVC pipe and arrange them in a good formation and then using PVC cement in a thin beam on the outside touching edges, glue them together. It is best to do this BEFORE you start applying hot glue to your candles because you will have a tough time getting them to fit together symmetrically if you have loads of hot glue around the tops of the PVC. Also, once done, and you have all the faux melted wax / hot glue, it looks like they have fused together in the “dripping” process, ie: wax from one candle has run onto another. See attached photo.

5.) WAITING FOR DRYING: I know everyone want to work fast, fast, fast, but there is a benefit to waiting and taking you time while making PVC candles. Once you start putting drips and globs on your candles, do a small amount at a time. If you keep applying hot glue to “still warm” hot glue, it all starts to mush together and makes great big globs instead of nicely detailed drips. Start with a single layer of drips at different lengths, then set it aside and let it cool down, go work on another candle and come back to this one later. Now once the candle is cooled down, apply another layer of drips, and let cool, and repeat process. This way the new layer of hot glue sits ON TOP of the old layer and doesn’t all mush together. This makes a nice layered effect and you get much more defined drips instead or huge fat ones.

6.) PAINTING: I like to use Rustoleum: American Accents paints … preferably light colors as my base. I think the color name is “HEIRLOOM WHITE”. It is important YOU DO NOT USE ANY GLOSS PAINT for your base layer because the aging paint “Liquitex Raw Umber” will NOT stick to any “gloss” surface. It will just bead off and doesn’t work. I found this out the hard way. ONLY USE SATIN OR FLAT !!!!

Make sure you pick off any tiny strings of hot glue BEFORE you start painting. They will look like painted cob webs if you don’t. Using your desired color (preferably a light color), spray a layer of paint all the way around the candle or candles. Do not put on too much paint on the first pass, a light coat will do because it will provide the basis / bite for the rest of your paint to stick to. Apply other coats after the first coat has dried.

7.) AGING: After you get a nice base coat onto your candles, now it is time for the aging.

You will ned the following: LIQUITEX ACRYLIC RAW UMBER (or dark acrylic paint), MEDIUM SIZED BRUSH, RAG, WATER.

Make a dime sized blob of acrylic paint on a plate or piece of cardboard and put a medium amount on your brush. Once the brush is “loaded” quickly dip the brush in your water just getting it wet buy not completely diluting the paint. Apply the acrylic  around the top of the candle with downward strokes. Put a good amount of paint on, don’t skip, it should be thick enough so you can’t see the lighter color underneath. Immediately take your rag and wipe off the paint (don’t push too hard) in downward strokes. The goal here is to wipe of the upper layer of the paint, but still leaving the paint in the crevices between the drips, etc. If the paint has dried to much and doesn’t wipe off easily, then wet your brush with water and rub in all over the dried area and quickly wipe it and it will come off.

NOTE: The darker acrylic paint with “stain” the lighter color underneath, even if you apply lots of water, but this is a good thing and gives the overall impression of aging.

Make your way around the whole candle or group of candles working fairly quickly so as to not let the paint dry before you get the look you want. It is ok to redo areas multiple times until you get the desired effect you want.

It looks best to have lots of darker spots in all the crevices and around the drip areas to achieve “depth” and not a flat look.

8.) PROTECTING: I like to apply a coating of “CLEAR COAT – MATTE FINISH” spray to all my candles once they are all painted. The clear coat re-activates all the layers of paints once is is applied (SO DO NOT TOUCH IT UNTIL IT IS DRIED), but does a nice job of “fusing” everything together to look for natural. If you have any foam or electrical parts (ie: C7 bulb sockets), make sure you plug them before painting them.

I discovered something interesting with CLEAR COAT: If you overspray way to much clear coat, it begins to crack like spiderweb cracks in ice. At first I was upset when this happened and then I realized it looked really good when used sparingly here and there. Happy accident.

9.) EXTRA LONG DRIPS: As mentioned in my other posting about PVC candles, I tried / discovered a new technique for doing super long drips as if the candle wax has melted “past” the bottom of the candle. Use a cooking / cookie sheet and make different lengths of hot glue strips that you can then easily removed from the cookie sheet and then attach / glue to the bottom of the candle, then paint. It is very hard to make good long drips in “space” ie: without the hot glue adhering to something in mid-air, so I made all the drips separate and then attached them with a glob of hot glue. See photo.

I hope you find the information in this write-up useful.

-HiRez00

Electric Candles – Example
Pirate Wagon Wheel Chandelier + Long Drips – Example

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Skeletons & Skulls Now Added to our Online Store!

Greetings fellow haunters,

We are pleased to announce that we have added high quality SKELETONS and SKULLS to our online store!

We have brokered a good deal with the main supplier in the U.S. for Bucky, Barney, and other quality skeletons props / parts to bring you the lowest price anywhere on the web!

Be sure to stock up on these quality skeletons early before these great prices are no longer available!

Visit our store at: http://www.hi-rezdesigns.com/online_store_updated/

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HR MobileApp Now Online!

After weeks of development, Hi-Rez Designs is pleased to announce that we now have our own MobileApp for our Halloween Online Store.

Go to: http://www.hi-rezdesigns.com/mobile/

Optimized for the Apple iPhone and iPad, but works with other “forward-thinking” mobile browsers, now you can browse Hi-Rez Designs Halloween / Haunt Products easier than ever before.

Read full product descriptions, watch sample videos, view screen shots and photos, and more!

You can also keep up to date and informed of new product announcements, store sales, latest news, and other information using our convenient “News RSS Feed”.

If you wish to go directly to our online store / shopping cart, click on the “Main Site” or “Order Now” buttons at the top of each screen.

Enjoy the MobileApp.

To get started, go to: http://www.hi-rezdesigns.com/mobile/

-HiRez00

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Hi-Rez Designs 2011 Update

Greetings fellow haunters,

Welcome to Hi-Rez Designs : News Desk.

With 2010 now behind us, and 2011 underway, we are pleased to announce that we are currently working on a whole slew of new haunt products for the 2011 Halloween season.

In addition, we are / have been making some major changes to our website to make it an extremely valuable source of information and shopping.

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