Making a Singing Bust Using a Smartphone, 3D Printer, and a LED Projector

Sunday, 17 May 2020
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This seminar will walk you through the process of making a singing bust using a 3D Scanning phone app that uses photogrammetry and then using a 3D printer to print and make a mold of the actor’s face. Then using just a smartphone camera, film the bust and project onto it using a simple LED projector. Inspired with the recent developments in 3D printing and 3D scanning software we took an old singing bust prop made with a simple female wig head with a little epoxy clay and a projector that projected a filmed actor and turned it into something that was very lifelike an realistic with just our smartphone and access to a 3D printer. Class level: Beginner


Jeff Davis

Jeff and Chris Davis, and their talented crew, are the creators of The Davis Graveyard, a popular Halloween yard display in the Portland, Oregon area, which has been in operation for over ten years. As the nation’s largest and most detailed cemetery-themed yard haunt, the display has won several awards. It has been featured in magazines, as well as showcased in’s “Haunts Across America” series. The Davis Graveyard coordinates the Haunters Video Awards and DVD Set, now in its 12th year, a compilation of home haunter videos from all over the world that are judged and given awards. The Davis Graveyard offers seminars and teaches local workshops, sharing their prop building techniques at summer workshops. The Davis Graveyard was tapped to help with ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” of Nightmare Factory in Salem, Oregon, where they created hundreds of cinderblock walls and aged brick hallways and rooms, all out of foam.