This Star Wars Christmas lights display is not only truly remarkable, but it must have taken forever to set up. Personally, I would have no idea where to start building something like this, or even the know-how. There are way too many working parts for me to simply sit back and plan this, but hey that’s just me.
There are a lot of little things going on that you wouldn’t have probably noticed unless they told us about them. The big one being a set of enormous instruments that are in the video are actually playing the notes to the music in the light show. If you add that, plus the fact the lights are in sync, you have one heck of a display. I seriously couldn’t do this if I tried.
Well if you haven’t watched this by now, just check it out below. Oh by the way, Merry Christmas!
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!