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Anyone know this Christmas display?

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I found this video clip on youtube and really fell in love with the well put together effect it has of the fading back and forth.

I am thinking of ordering some light-o-rama controllers for use in my display for Christmas 2009 and thought about incorporating some fading in/out effects into my display. Any ideas on how many channels were being used in the display from youtube? Anyone know what song that is too by chance?

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That's Richard Holdman's house.

He's posted his LOR sequences if you want to use them. He used 12 controllers for that sequence but didn't use all the channels.

The song is "Amazing Grace." :P

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That's Richard Holdman's house.

He's posted his LOR sequences if you want to use them.

I must have missed that post. Do you have a link?

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Wow, thanks so much for the quick response! I really do appreciate your help. I am just getting started, so I know I have a lot ahead of me, but with the help of this forum, I am sure I will be able to make it through just fine. Thanks again so much for your help!!

I would love to have a link to his sequence if you have that available.

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Hi Brad, I'm with you! This year will be my second year and I'll be using Richard Holdman's display to help me desing a few sequences!

Have fun, and I hope you stocked up on lights this year!!

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Philip, thanks for posting the link! Now I'll have his trade secrets! Just kidding! I sent him a thank you on that post along with my plans. I'm so excited for next year.

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How about the Verison Commercial on TV. The one where the guy is in front of his house un-plugging the cord to his entire show.

Does anyone know whose house that is?

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Actually I was joking. The house on the after-Christmas Verizon commercial is not Richard's place. But the initial video on the thread is.

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Taking nothing away from Richard, you should also check out RandallR (screen name on here) but his site is AndrewsChristmas.com Go to the video section and watch the TSO Christmas Eve video. He is not Holdman but the ending defiantly gives Holdman a run for his money.:cool:

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That's Richard Holdman's house as well. He bought it from Carson Williams.

:D

Thanks to this post, I'll be spending the next 5 minutes cleaning the drink off my monitor, keyboard and dog.

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How about the Verison Commercial on TV. The one where the guy is in front of his house un-plugging the cord to his entire show.

Does anyone know whose house that is?

No, but he's got way too much juice running through that one extension cord. :D

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