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2018 Halloween University Classes
@ National Halloween Show


Class Code: CG01
Haunt AV/IT/Security
Chris Gay
May 18, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

A 1 hour primer on technology for anyone, from home haunter to pro, for integrating quality audio and video effects into your haunt, with an introduction to the basics of free WiFi for customers, network security, uninterruptible power for critical infrastructure, and the integration of security cameras for operations, safety, and security.

Class time TBD
About Chris Gay
Haunt AV/IT/Security Owner/Operator of Tech-Medic NJ LLC haunttechtips.com




Class Code: SB01
Whiplash’s School For Haunted House Actors
Sarah Black
May 18, 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Course is both for beginning actors and actor managers to learn effective methods of acting and teaching extremely novice actors ways to improve their confidence and start into haunt acting. Learn tips and tricks that work, and have worked with turned some of Castle Blood's most novice and timid actors into Denizens of Distinction. Sarah "Whiplash" Black has a unique gift with this group of people and we are happy that she is sharing it with all of you.
About Sarah Black





Class Code: SB02
Advanced Character Development, Whiplash Style
Sarah Black
May 18, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Discuss the finer points of character development with an experienced Performance director and Point Park University Graduate. Sarah "Whiplash" Black does a lot in the off-season to help Castle Blood's characters live and breathe in October. This course is appropriate for both actors working on developing or improving a character and actor managers.
About Sarah Black





Class Code: TG01
Designing immersive experiences that work
Tom Greenfield
May 18, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

We live in an age where entertainment can be downloaded for 99¢ and nothing digital is truly valued anymore. That's why the world has turned away from the Information Age to embrace the Experience Age. Escape rooms, LARPs, immersive theater productions, virtual reality games... they're all tipping the financial scales in our direction and we want to make sure you're ready.
Lead by a team of Philadelphia's best immersive experience designers, this workshop will teach the basics of immersive experience design including history, pre-production, set design, scripting, marketing, safety, and more. We'll also dive into the specifics of immersive experience in the horror market with a focus on creating unforgettable haunts and seance rooms
About Tom Greenfield

Thomas Greenfield (creator/producer of "Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor")
Mr. Greenfield spent 25 years in New York working in both theater and film. During those years he worked for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Big Mess Theater, ABC Television, The Office of the President of the United States, The Tony Awards and many others. His professional experience stretches from scenic designer, art director, scenic artist and special effects Guru, all the way to technical director, producer and director. In 2011, at the age of 50, he gave it all up to pursue his personal passions and The Mill Race Theatrical Co.(TMRTCo.) was born. The theater is dedicated to producing original scripts performed in nontraditional venues with a heavy focus on creating strong visual elements utilizing cutting edge technologies. Their first production "Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor" was a contemporary look at Victorian seance parlors and was performed in an actual abandoned house. The show was in pre-production for 9 months and ran successfully for 2 years. At present, Mr. Greenfield is working on TMRTCo.'s next production, "The Poe Project", as well as consulting on several theatrical seances.




Class Code: TG02
Behind the Mask: The Evolution of Halloween in North America
Tom Greenfield
May 18, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

From Trick-or-Treat to Devil’s Night, this one-hour multimedia presentation by folklorist Tome Wilson of The Mill Race Theatrical Company will focus on the ever-changing festival of Halloween in North America.
About Tom Greenfield

Thomas Greenfield (creator/producer of "Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor")
Mr. Greenfield spent 25 years in New York working in both theater and film. During those years he worked for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Big Mess Theater, ABC Television, The Office of the President of the United States, The Tony Awards and many others. His professional experience stretches from scenic designer, art director, scenic artist and special effects Guru, all the way to technical director, producer and director. In 2011, at the age of 50, he gave it all up to pursue his personal passions and The Mill Race Theatrical Co.(TMRTCo.) was born. The theater is dedicated to producing original scripts performed in nontraditional venues with a heavy focus on creating strong visual elements utilizing cutting edge technologies. Their first production "Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor" was a contemporary look at Victorian seance parlors and was performed in an actual abandoned house. The show was in pre-production for 9 months and ran successfully for 2 years. At present, Mr. Greenfield is working on TMRTCo.'s next production, "The Poe Project", as well as consulting on several theatrical seances.




Class Code: TW01
The immersive Experience (IX) - What it is and how to achieve it
Tome Wilson
May 18, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Immersive experience (IX) is a hot ticket item right now. Learn what it is and how you can implement it in this incredible workshop.

Find out why other workshops on this topic in the NYC/Philly area are always packed.

This class is expected to be 3 hours with time in the middle for a break.


About Tome Wilson





Class Code: PB01
Zombie Face Paint Workshop
Pashur the Body Painter
May 18, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ZOMBIES FACE PAINT WORKSHOP (Zombie without Prosthetics workshop)
ATLANTIC CITY



DATE: Friday, May 18, 2018
TIME: 8:00am - 11:00am

LOCATION: Showboat Convention Center, 801 Boardwalk. Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Zombies are always in demand all year round. In this hands-on workshop, I will show you how to create several money making zombies using face paint and gore fx products that are used in theater and film. No airbrush or prosthetics will be used. There will be fun zombies and gruesome zombies too, great for parties, zombie crawls, movies and simply scaring kids down the street. Demos Include: Fast Zombie aka Zombie Kiss, Ghost Zombie, Eerie Zombie, Toxic Zombie, Virus Zombie and more. There will also be numerous Gore FX tips and tricks such as fake blood techniques, bruises, bites, veins, scratches, and more! This class is super fun and super informative!



CLASS SIZE: 20 students

COST: Only $50

RSVP - DEPOSIT - PAYMENT: Paying for this workshop secures your spot in the class.


Spots are on a first come, first serve basis - thus no spots will be saved. Sorry - no refunds will be given if YOU have to cancel. In the off chance that I have to cancel, all monies would be refunded.
THINGS TO BRING:
Your Face Paint Kit:
- Face Paints. Colors you will need: Black, White, Red, Dark Red, Pink, Lime Green, Green, Yellow, Teal, Blue, Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Flesh.
- Brushes, Yellow Sponges, White Cosmetic Sponges
- Practice Head and/or mat (if you have one)
Your Gore FX Kit (bring any that you may have such as):
- Fake Blood, Fake Coagulated Blood, Bruise Wheel, Rigid Collodion, Zombie Skin, Blood Capsules, Stipple Sponge, Scar Wax, Burn Wheel, Tongue Depressors (un-used popsicle sticks), make-up spatula, un-used toothbrush for flicking blood, etc.
Essentials:
- Baby Wipes, Paper Towels or Paint Towel, Water Cup,
- Camera
- Pen & Paper
- A picture of your mom in spandex (okay, not really)


NOTE: We will be painting each other so wear something you don't mind getting fake blood on.
DO NOT TO BRING:
Glitter
Crunchy Snacks
A friend, relative, chaperone, chauffeur, your child or pet.
Dead Puppies




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About Pashur the Body Painter
Pashur is an award winning Los Angeles body painter, Pashur whom has worked both in Hollywood, The Halloween Industry and the Corporate Realm. He has been called the Best Body Painting Artist in the world, and Pashur has traveled all over the world doing artistic body paint projects for the past 20 years! Don't miss this rare opportunity to work with him at the Halloween Show. Chances like this do not come around often.



His recent clients include the Playboy Mansion, MTV, VH1, The Sci Fi Channel, Toyota, Rolling Stone, Skin Wars, Face Off, Spike, Comedy Central, Wrangler Jeans, Smirnoff and even Cirque Du Soleil. Pashur's has even painted onsite for models with Charie Sheen for a TV roast, as well as Samuel Jackson for Spike TV awards.




Class Code: JD02
Operating a Haunted Attraction Shouldnt Be Scary - Everything from an introduction to the Professional Haunted House Industry to the latest innovations.
John Denley
May 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Operating a Haunted Attraction Shouldn't Be Scary - Everything from an introduction to the Professional Haunted House Industry to the latest innovations. Learn the pitfalls to avoid, and all my savvy secrets that will get you "up and running" in the Haunted Attraction Business or new project you are working on. Take advantage of three decades of Haunted House experience to allow me to give you information to help you turn your event or dream into a screaming success! You will learn: (A) How to desig it right the FIRST TIME. (B) Which Scares really work? (C) How to add additional income opportunities and many more aspects of the Haunted Attraction Business in a great learning class and session. If you don't take at least one incredible idea from this class - you're already dead! These are the industry secrets that will be shared and reviewed to you. To miss this class would be frightning.
About John Denley
Professor Nightmare John Denley, Master of Scareology John Denley is the president of Boneyard Productions and runs one of the largest "mega-haunts" in New Hampshire. This year he ran the famed 'Spookyworld'.. His company has built and consulted for hundreds of haunted attractions from Madison Scare Gardens and Terror Behind The Walls to Hong Kong's first Haunted Theme Park. John, better known as "Professor Nightmare" to the media has been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Psychology Today Magazine.




Class Code: JD03
Inexpensive Scares that won't frighten your wallet
John Denley
May 19, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Inexpensive Scares that won't frighten your wallet. **** More information coming soon. ****
About John Denley
Professor Nightmare John Denley, Master of Scareology John Denley is the president of Boneyard Productions and runs one of the largest "mega-haunts" in New Hampshire. This year he ran the famed 'Spookyworld'.. His company has built and consulted for hundreds of haunted attractions from Madison Scare Gardens and Terror Behind The Walls to Hong Kong's first Haunted Theme Park. John, better known as "Professor Nightmare" to the media has been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Psychology Today Magazine.




Class Code: RN01
Agricultural Entertainment - How to Make Farmland work for you! Hayrides & More
Rich and Debbie Norz
May 19, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Class Description and Updated Title coming soon.
About Rich and Debbie Norz


Rich & Debbie own and run Norz Hill Farm & Market, LLC. This family run farm business hosts over 60,000 people per year with their on farm retail produce business and family friendly Fall Festival u-pick pumpkin event. Rich and Debbie also farm over 1000 acres of corn, soybeans and hay with Rich’s father at Norz Hill Farm. In 2007 Rich and Debbie decided to add a haunted attraction. This small attraction to their daytime farm business became known as Creepy Hollow and has since evolved into a three attraction haunt known as “Scare Farm” where they host tens of thousands of visitors each year. (www.ScareFarm.com)



In 2000, the farm was enrolled in the state Farmland Preservation Program. That same year, Rich and his wife Debbie decided to plant a quarter acre of pumpkins so their family and friends could have some fun in October. In four years, their little pumpkin patch grew into a small agritourism business, with 1,500 people visiting the farm for pumpkin picking, hayrides and farm tours. Eventually, a corn maze, designed, planted and cut by Rich and Debbie was added, they implemented educational tours to grade school and pre-school children, added a Haunted Trail and opened an on-farm produce stand to sell the vegetables and fruits grown on the farm. In 2008, more than 20,000 people visited the farm that now is comprised of 1,425 acres, 78 owned in partnership and 1,347 rented in partnership. This number has continued to grow into the gigantic ScareFarm Attraction of NJ today. At the state level, his cows have won Grand Champion and Junior Champion several times and he has been named Premier Breeder four times. Rich also has a sideline he calls “Cow Advertising.” With the help of his cow’s New York talent agent, some of his cows have appeared on Saturday Night Live, NBC News, Vogue Magazine and with Martha Stewart in a “Got Milk?” ad. Rich has served as president and various other officers and positions for the New Jersey Holstein Association, New Jersey Junior Holstein Association, the Somerset County Board of Agriculture, New Jersey 4-H Dairy Advisory Council and the New Jersey National Holstein Convention. He’s a member of the Somerset County Agriculture Development Board, Hillsborough Wildlife Commission and Hillsborough Agriculture Committee and is active in Somerset County 4-H.




Class Code: PB02
Virus FX painting workshop
Pashur the Body Painter
May 19, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Virus FX - Face Paint Workshop

May 19, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am




Venue: Showboat Convention Center, 801 Boardwalk. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

In this workshop demo, Pashur will show you how to create several gruesome Virus FX with face paint and gore FX products, great for Halloween and your Quarantine and Outbreak sections of your haunted attraction.

Demos Include: Boils, Blood poisoning, Lab Virus, Flesh Eating Bacteria, Acidic Virus, Burn Virus, Puffy Veins and more.

Demos will be created with a combination of face paint, airbrush and FX products.
Some parts of this workshop are hands-on, but Pashur will provide the products needed for those portions of the class.




CLASS SIZE: 20 students

COST: Only $25

RSVP / PAYMENT:
Paying for this workshop secures your spot in the class.

THINGS TO BRING:
Camera
Pen & Paper for taking notes.
Wear something you don't mind getting fake blood and ooze on.




DO NOT TO BRING:
Crunchy Snacks
A friend, relative, chaperone, chauffeur, your child or pet - unless they have paid for the class.


About Pashur the Body Painter
Pashur is an award winning Los Angeles body painter, Pashur whom has worked both in Hollywood, The Halloween Industry and the Corporate Realm. He has been called the Best Body Painting Artist in the world, and Pashur has traveled all over the world doing artistic body paint projects for the past 20 years! Don't miss this rare opportunity to work with him at the Halloween Show. Chances like this do not come around often.



His recent clients include the Playboy Mansion, MTV, VH1, The Sci Fi Channel, Toyota, Rolling Stone, Skin Wars, Face Off, Spike, Comedy Central, Wrangler Jeans, Smirnoff and even Cirque Du Soleil. Pashur's has even painted onsite for models with Charie Sheen for a TV roast, as well as Samuel Jackson for Spike TV awards.




Class Code: JV02
Stilt Walking Workshop
Jeremiah Van Fleet
May 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to take your character to new heights? Learn more about stilts, stilt walking, and performing as a character at haunted attractions from Jeremiah Van Fleet, an expert who is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to stilt walking.
About Jeremiah Van Fleet
www.T3firetoys.com




Class Code: NE01
Haunts: The Human Element
Nina Ely
May 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A special session focused upon the proper utilization, care and feeding of actors at haunted attractions.
About Nina Ely
Artistic Director, The Patient Creatures (East)




Class Code: JE01
Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics (Saturday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics

In Session I, you will learn the basics of Styrofoam carving using various Hot Wire Foam Factory Styrofoam carving and sculpting tools. You will learn techniques of how to carve tombstones and wooden grave markers, and applying these techniques to other prop applications such as walls, columns, and signs, etc. for your Haunt or Escape Room.


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: TR01
Introduction to Welding for Haunted Houses & Props. How to not be scared of welding!
Thomas Rogers
May 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

During this 1.5 hour welding workshop, you will learn the basics of welding. Tom will guide you through the steps of welding your first joints. You will learn how to prepare, weld, and finish the welds. Learn how to not only make clean, beautiful welds, but also how to fix welds that aren't so perfect.



Example of a 100% welded Medieval Parapet Top to be mounted on a building for a Castle / Escape Room / Haunted House type of display

In this class you will learn what you need to know about basic welding using something you could easily use in your welding scenarios. You will be using a standard 120 volt system of Migg welding using light steel which is the majority of the scenarios you will come across.



This information can be very helpful in fixing weld problems, or fixing broken props right on the spot. A great must have skill for any maintenance person or someone in charge of props.

Sign up early to make sure to get into this class, it is a limited class and then will be taken down once full. There will be 1 welder kit in use for the class so each person will be able to take a turn using it as desired. Anyone taking the class is strongly recommended to wear leather boots and jeans. All shirts should be of solid material or long sleeve cotton shirt. Clothes such as polyester are not recommended as they can easily melt or get damaged with construction scenarios.



Welding Jackets will be provided for the person using the welder at the time but you are free to bring your own if you happen to have one or know someone to borrow one from



Example Below of a Welding project completely from Scratch. Entire Trailer built from nothing but basic welds on top of a trailer base.










About Thomas Rogers
Tom Rogers has been into mechanical things since he was very young. When he does not find himself working on construction, or plumbing, he has done extensive welding including repairs and rebuilding military vehicles from the WWII and Vietnam era. Tom has worked on Haunted House and Renaissance Faire types of projects and continues to be creative today with his passion for Star Wars and Doctor Who.




Class Code: JE02
Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level (Saturday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level

In Session II, you will learn how to take your Styrofoam creations to the next level. Using more Hot Wire Foam Factory carving and sculpting tools, as well as adhesives, coatings and paint. You will learn techniques to add depth, dimension and interest to your project as well as techniques for simulating stone, rock and brick objects for your Haunt, Escape Room or any foam project. Application will be appropriate for the beginner who does a front yard haunt as well as the professional Haunter


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: JD01
Introduction to Escape Rooms: Yes you can be an Escape Room Owner without breaking the bank!
John Denley
May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Escape Rooms: Yes you can be an Escape Room Owner without breaking the bank! The Escape Room Business is BOOMING. There are however, everal decisions along the way that will be the key to your success. Learn these and much more in this class but as an actual owner, creator and designer of Escape Rooms this information can save you thousands of dollars. You will learn location and industry secrets. The importance of choosing the right theme and how to create an escape room layout and gameplay that will help spread the most important thing of all - WORD OF MOUTH. If you are a fan of escape rooms, are in the escape room industry, or are ever considering an escape room in the future. You do not want to miss this class.
About John Denley
Professor Nightmare John Denley, Master of Scareology John Denley is the president of Boneyard Productions and runs one of the largest "mega-haunts" in New Hampshire. This year he ran the famed 'Spookyworld'.. His company has built and consulted for hundreds of haunted attractions from Madison Scare Gardens and Terror Behind The Walls to Hong Kong's first Haunted Theme Park. John, better known as "Professor Nightmare" to the media has been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Psychology Today Magazine.




Class Code: NE02
The Teller and the Tale
Nina Ely
May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Introduction to Haunted Storytelling
About Nina Ely
Artistic Director, The Patient Creatures (East)




Class Code: MK01
Why we like to be scared and how to use the Science of Fear in design.
Dr. Margee Kerr
May 20, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

** Class Details and Information coming soon from Dr. Kerr **
About Dr. Margee Kerr
Haunting: I’m a diehard fan of haunted houses and have been since I was a young child. I became involved with the haunted attraction industry in 2008. I enjoy using the science of fear to help design and create scary and entertaining experiences that leave people feeling great. It’s not about terrorizing people, it’s about giving people an opportunity to see just how brave they really are.






Class Code: JV01
Playing with Fire:Safe Fire Effects
Jeremiah Van Fleet
May 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the ins and outs of fire-related entertainment effects from experts in the field. This seminar focuses upon both safety and various tools and stunts available to fire performers. It is also a good how-to on what to do--and what not to do--when using fire effects at haunted attractions.
About Jeremiah Van Fleet
www.T3firetoys.com




Class Code: JE03
Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics (Sunday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics

In Session I, you will learn the basics of Styrofoam carving using various Hot Wire Foam Factory Styrofoam carving and sculpting tools. You will learn techniques of how to carve tombstones and wooden grave markers, and applying these techniques to other prop applications such as walls, columns, and signs, etc. for your Haunt or Escape Room.


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: JE04
Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level (Sunday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level

In Session II, you will learn how to take your Styrofoam creations to the next level. Using more Hot Wire Foam Factory carving and sculpting tools, as well as adhesives, coatings and paint. You will learn techniques to add depth, dimension and interest to your project as well as techniques for simulating stone, rock and brick objects for your Haunt, Escape Room or any foam project. Application will be appropriate for the beginner who does a front yard haunt as well as the professional Haunter


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com