How to Project Holograms for your Halloween with a Portable Projector
- 06 Oct, 2020
You'd be amazed at what can be achieved with a small projector for Halloween parties these days where holograms of ghosts, ghouls and goblins can now easily be projected.
Imagine images like these being projected at Halloween onto a pumpkin, window or doorway. Its mind boggling what can be done with a small projector and some fabric!
The guys at Atmos FX have done an amazing job of creating high quality digital holographic images that can be projected. All you need is a dark room, some opaque sheeting (scrim, mosquito netting or material from your local fabric shop) and you can create these amazing and very real life holograms. Just be careful which ones you select or project to avoid scarring the neighbours or next doors kids to death!
So if you want to project onto something small like a pumpkin and make it look like its a talking pumpkin then you can use a relatively low lumen projector like The Pico Genie P55 @ only £145 or the brighter Pico Genie P200 projector.
(UPDATE Oct 2020: P55 & P200 has now been replaced by the Pico Genie Periscope Plus 2.0)
As you project onto larger areas like doorways and windows then the lumens needs to increase depending on the ambient light. For those looking to keep the projector as discreet as possible we think a good compromise is the Pico Genie M400 Pro (300 lumens) or M550 Plus (650 lumens) with a 2 hr and 3 hr battery respectively. You can put the media content onto a USB or SD card with either model.
The Pico Genie M550 Plus has the added advantage of having an Android interface too so you can also download apps with holographic files directly to it its built in wifi connection so you have a completely stand alone device with no cables, no wires, no mains power that can sit there for 3 hours and you can put it anywhere in the room without restrictions. You can ceiling mount it too and it has automatic keystone correction so there is no fiddling with the menu buttons its just plug and play.
(UPDATE Oct 2020: The Pico Genie M550 Plus has now been upgraded and replaced by the Pico Genie M550 Plus 2.0 Projector)
Of course it doesn't just stop at holograms for Halloween you can produce the same holographic effects for any event and create your own theatre specatacle.
Personal Projector Ltd has a range of low heat LED projectors starting at £145 inc vat with mid range 650 lumen projectors a £549 and high end high lumen (portable and non portable) LED projectors at 3300 lumens in LED as low as £492.