The Personal Cloud: More Time to Make Monsters

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The Personal Cloud: More Time to Make Monsters
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Intel – The Personal Cloud: Dave Helfrey loves to scare people. From December to June each year, he’s a mild-mannered freelance art director and illustrator in Portland, Oregon. But from July through November, he turns into Baron von Goolo, the creative mind behind FrightTown, one of the biggest and best haunted attractions in North America.

What started out as a garage event has turned into 40,000 square feet of terror at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum near downtown Portland each October. As Helfrey has grown the attraction, the size and complexity of his digital assets has also grown. Tricks that used to be accomplished by an actor pulling a rope behind a screen are now fully automated. His team uses hundreds of programmable controllers, MP3 players, DVD players, speakers, lights, and other equipment to deliver FrightTown special effects—but the behind-the-scenes complexity was getting downright scary.

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