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VIDEO above is the POV (Point Of View) footage that simulates the experience of visiting the Daark Valley Orphanage 'dark ride'

What is 'The Daark Valley Orphanage', anyway?

The Daark Valley Orphanage is the world's first dark ride (like Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, etc) created entirely as working miniature sets. The sets are filmed with a mini DV camera and edited together to create the illusion that you are 'on the ride' as if it existed in full scale. 

 

Each set is crafted by myself, from elements mostly found around my home. The entire project has cost less than $100 so far, and is 85% completed. The sets measure approx 2' x 3' on average, and each contain fully functioning special effects.

 

It should be noted that every scene/illusion you see in the POV video above can be created VERY easily and inexpensively. If you like any or all of them, please consider utilizing them for your Halloween Haunt or home decorations...if you need instructions, graphics, or assistance in doing so, drop me a line (bottom of this page) I would love to help.

 

All I would ask in return is that you use your cell phone camera or DV cams to film people reacting to and enjoying the scenes so that I can see them...I have dreamed of creating a dark ride/attraction since I was about 7 years old, but have never had access to the space to create one myself...this would be the next best thing, and I would sincerely appreciate it...thank you!

 

To learn more about the making of this project, visit the BACKGROUND section on this site, or watch the mini documentary 'Daark Dreams, Miniature Magic' HERE

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