Chapel Organ Up-cycling
I always enjoy the challenge of repurposing older props and objects into something new. When we took over the old "Grimm House" space to created Legends, remnants of a peculiar version of a pipe organ were left at one end of the space that would become the new funeral chapel scene. Rather than remove what had been left behind, I decided to reuse parts of it to make an updated version of a pipe organ. I ended up finding an old three-console organ on Craig's List, which I paired with an animated figure, and a faux organ bench and pedals I designed and had our carpenter build. As finishing touches, I installed a mirror to reflect the face of the character, and created flickering LED candles to set on top of the organ. A huge bass speaker was hidden inside the old organ cabinet to create vibration in the space, that matched the organ music being played as part of the scenes soundscape.