Tracy, California-based Tom BetGeorge decorated his home with approximately 70,000 LED lights for Christmas and synced them all to iconic songs from the original and the prequel Star Wars trilogies. We previously wrote about Tom’s elaborate Star Wars Christmas light show from 2014.
I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and filmed it using a Sony A7s Mark ii and a Phantom 3 Pro. This is now my third year decorating. I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic. I am a music director for a living (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! Although the beams are powerful up close, they are a small percentage of real searchlights and are so widely dispersed that by the time they are up in the sky, they don’t interfere with aircraft etc. The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ and the drums are standard. About 20,000 channels running around 70,000 lights.