We haven’t posted a ton of Holiday Light displays this year because… well, because most of them all pretty much look the same. They’ve all got that weird LED face that’s never really in time with anything, and they get boring pretty fast. That said, we thought this Star Wars themed light show was worth checking out. Now, we can’t figure out what a giant keyboard or guitar have to do with Christmas, or Star Wars, but when spot lights re-enact a lightsaber duel, you’ve won us over.
On one critical note… these people lose major points for using the newer “Victory Celebration, End Title” – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” instead of the yub nub song.
Here’s my tribute to my favorite songs on Star Wars! The display has been featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight and twice on ABC’s Good Morning America. I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and filmed it using a 35′ lift :) This is now my second year decorating. I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! If you look closely (especially during the Cantina song) the instruments are playing the real notes! The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses and flight paths. The neighbors are very supportive especially since I use the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through my church. The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ and the drums are standard. About 12,500 channels running around 100,000 lights. Also, Come by and see it in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin in Newark most nights from 6-10pm. Because of the light beams on the roof, I turn off the display in heavy rain. Fair use for educational purposes. Merry Christmas everyone!
Cause I can… here’s the Yub Nub Song: