Haunted Attraction: Dropping Portrait Gallery
 
Dropping Portrait Gallery
Inspired by some lenticular changing portraits, I designed this gallery scene to multiply the effects of the classic dropping portrait haunt gag.

Traditionally done with a single framed portrait, the picture drops as an actor behind the wall startles the patron who is looking at it.

By placing 3 of these gags on each side of a small hallway, I was able contain the patrons and surprise them from both sides. Using the changing portraits ensured that most patrons would be looking closely at them. A sound cue of 3 bell rings helped build suspense in the patrons.

This gallery contains drawings, photos, animated GIFs, and a video clip. You will need the Microsoft Media Player or Flip4Mac to view the .WMV video clip.