What you need
- A Projector – You will need a projector with about 2500 lumens of brightness and 1024 x 768 of pixel resolution. Click here for help choosing a projector. Click here for a list of recommended projectors.
- A Notebook Computer – For drawing your house outline.
- Video Player – You can use your computer to play your video, a DVD player, or a digital media player. Click here for a list of recommended video players.
- Digital camera – To take a photo of your house so we can see what it looks like. The camera in your phone will work fine.
What you do
Take your projector outside at night and shine it on your house. Find a good position where the image covers most of your house or a prominent part of your house that people will see. Once you settle on a good position, mark it so that you can set up the projector in that exact same location every time you want to project.
Take a photo of your house from a position close to where the projector will be so we can see what your house looks like. Follow the instructions for drawing a house outline detailed here. The house outline is the secret to making this look really cool.
What we do
Once we receive your payment, photo and outline, the first thing we will do is create a short test video that you can try out projecting on your house. That will tell us for sure if things are lining up or not. If not, we will do some troubleshooting to get it lined up. Once it is lined up, we will create a new video that is mapped exactly to the lines of your house. We will then post the video to our server for you to download in digital format. Our typical turnaround time is about 3 business days, but that will vary depending on our workload.