West Middle School creates a haunted house using computer graphics

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Haunted Houses usually contain props such as chainsaws, zombies, or skeletons, but West Middle School has added a new element – technology.
 
Sixth through eighth graders are working on a project called Haunted Hallways. It will showcase their technical skills in areas like graphic design, editing and more.
 
Mike Borrall is a computer science teacher at West and received inspiration from Walt Disney. 
 
“The Haunted Hallways is a rear screen projection project where the kids take videos and then add green screen effects to them. To basically add special effects to a video such as smoke, lighting, explosions, all kinds of different things,” said Borrall. 
 
One of Borrall’s students, Zach Huls, is eager about the event because he will be able to show his parents what he has been working on for the last couple of weeks.
 
“The way he’s going to do it is he’s going to put them up on projects and we’re going to show our projects in the Haunted Hallways,” said Huls. 
 
Viewing of the projection project is open to the public and will run on Oct. 23 through Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
 
Admission is one dollar for pre-sales and two dollars at the door. 
 

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