The final piece was to generate a light and sound effects system to present the scene in its 'glory'. This was accomplished with my old and dependable source of
the cool special effects, Stan Koziol of Starling Technologies ( //www.starling-tech.com/ ). Stan and I have collaborated on a number of projects through the years and I have to say that most of the kudos
I get for my 'stuff' should be shared with Stan since he made most of my twisted visions possible electronically.
I had the image in my mind of a multitude of glowing eyes beneath the platform as the unsuspecting passengers waited above, something like the Morlocks in “The Time Machine” (1960). I also wanted some background subway noise to add more realism
to complete the scene.
The 'eye' effect was fairly straightforward with the light source being LEDs with fiber optics pushed through the black
foam board beneath the platform. 'Course, I HAD to have them blinking randomly which Stan accomplished with his electronic wizardry with no trouble at all (I don't think).
The subway noise is actually from the Green Line in Boston. I found an eight minute YouTube video on Google (where else?) which I edited down to a minute or so. I sent that off to Stan as an mp3 file
and he looped it on to a sound card as part of the total electronics package. Done.
The scene is powered either
with a 9 volt battery (for portability) or a stepped down wall transformer/plug since the abundance of electronics burns up a 9 volt pretty quickly. I had a lot of fun creating this scene and I hope you'll all enjoy the video and stills. 12/12/18.