The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads » » "Vivisectioned" - Mark Parker (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

LeeAlex2002
View Profile
Special user
988 Posts

Profile of LeeAlex2002
This is really exciting news for those of you who are familiar with Mark Parker's book "Illusion Designs".

During this year Mark is releasing a collection of thoroughly detailed desgins, the first of which covers a new design for Thurston's "Vivisection" illusion.

I saw Mark's first plan for this a few years ago and was impressed by the overall effect then. Now I have received a full fifteen page downloadable design covering every detail of the "Vivisectioned" illusion - this is truly something that the modern illusionist will revel in.

Mark has taken the basic effect and although this does not change extensively in comparison with the original Thurston, the look and method have been completely updated and revised, combining different principles to obtain a tremendous result.

For those unfamiliar with the effect, this resembles something that Siegfried and Roy performed a on their television special that was broadcast in the States and Germany. A girl enters a circular drum, her head and legs exposed. Two blades are inserted (one apparently cuts off the head, the other the legs). The body of the girl is rotated horizontally separating the head and legs (one real hand is also in view throughout). The magician is able to walk around the illusion and the drum is semi-transparent so the audience sees that there is indeed no connection between the body and the severed parts. The body is moved back in position and then the head only is spun around the drum to a 90 degree angle. All is rectified and the assistant steps out of the drum unharmed.

Mark has carefully thought through every detail of this design and each vital element is carefully explained with typical diagrams over fifteen pages. There are no measurements given for Vivisectioned - this indeed is a design, not a plan and size will vary according to the assistant used.

The illusion employs different principles and is intended for the professional illusionist and experienced builder to ponder and develop according to personal needs. This is also not an illusion that you can build in a day! There are electrical elements (purely decoration - not in the method, but nevertheless important to the overall effect), metal work, design elements, material etc.
The professional magician should look to his builder if he wishes to bring this wonderful illusion to his show.

"Vivisectioned" and other illusions to come (I believe 10 in total)wil be available for download on Mark Parker's webpages:

http://www.4-effect.com/main_home.htm

or direct from Mark by email (at present):

markparer1@mac.com
Yours Magically,
Lee Alex

http://www.magic2wear.com
John T. Sheets
View Profile
Special user
Colorado, USA
816 Posts

Profile of John T. Sheets
Hello,

I have recently received an advance copy of "Vivisectioned" from Mark Parker.
Lee has written a great review above.
Mr. Parker's work is outstanding, and his illustrations are amazing. I can't recommend this enough. Thanks Mark, for releasing this to the magic community. Smile


Magically,
John
Magically,
John
www.johntsheets.com
Inventor of the "Quantum Bender" line, as well as other professional products.
markparker
View Profile
Veteran user
Singapore
350 Posts

Profile of markparker
Thanks for the kind words Gents.
I have attached some images from the file to show the basic effect for those interested.

Click here to view attached image.
http://www.illusion-designer.com - Bespoke Illusion design - Publications -Show consultancy....Vivify a collection of stage illusions limited edition of 500 copies available now.
LeeAlex2002
View Profile
Special user
988 Posts

Profile of LeeAlex2002
Whoops - I apologise Mark - the email in my post is incorrect.

Although you mention in the design that the look is only suggested, I would certainly go with such artwork - it is modern, simple and extremely attractive. Certainly a prop any illusionist would be proud to own.

Excellent work.
Yours Magically,
Lee Alex

http://www.magic2wear.com
Magicque
View Profile
Special user
670 Posts

Profile of Magicque
Looking forward to get this!
Eric

Nice design Mark!!!
dsilverfield
View Profile
Special user
751 Posts

Profile of dsilverfield
Couple of years ago Mark had sent me the data sheet of this illusion. I just saw the latest image and it looks a lot more sleek and eye catchy. I think it is one of the most beautiful looking props in a long time.
Way to go Mark and all the best
sileeni
View Profile
Loyal user
england
213 Posts

Profile of sileeni
Hi,
I too have received an advanced copy of this.
I have always liked Marks work, and Vivisectioned has to be up there with my most favourites.
Very well written and the illustrations are second to none, as with all Marks designs.
For those members who want to add a truly baffling and well thought out illusion to their show, I would definately check this out.
Congratulations on this one Mark.
Definate winner.
Peter Loughran
View Profile
V.I.P.
Ontario, Canada
2570 Posts

Profile of Peter Loughran
SOMEONE HURRY UP AND BUILD IT! I can't wait to see what this will be like in action!

I too recieved an advance copy of Mark's latest diabolical design! He never misses a beat, this is well written, well illustrated, and just a down right cool illusion.

If you like Mark's Illusion Design book, then you'll love this!

Congrats Mark!

P.
Brand new: CRYSTAL CLEAR
www.masterofillusions.ca

Check out my new movie:
www.plasterrockmovie.com
www.globaluniversal.com

Also visit: www.tenyoelite.com
markparker
View Profile
Veteran user
Singapore
350 Posts

Profile of markparker
This manuscript should also be available soon via a selection of dealers.

Thanks

Mark
http://www.illusion-designer.com - Bespoke Illusion design - Publications -Show consultancy....Vivify a collection of stage illusions limited edition of 500 copies available now.
Oliver Ross
View Profile
Inner circle
Europe
1599 Posts

Profile of Oliver Ross
Excellent design Mark ! I'm sure this illusion will be a hit.

Seeing the pictures there's another illusion that comes to my mind. It's presented since a few years by the Illusion duo New Absolom where a woman standing in a circular stand gets her middle cut out.
They use the Soundtrack of the movie Batman for their illusion.
Anyway, your design and illusion effect looks more convicing to me than their Illusion. I think aswell that their tricktechnic is not the same.
Keep the great work going on and I hope to be able to get the manuscript.

Oliver.
LeeAlex2002
View Profile
Special user
988 Posts

Profile of LeeAlex2002
Quote:
On 2008-06-17 05:00, markparker wrote:
This manuscript should also be available soon via a selection of dealers.

Thanks

Mark


Is this a physical manual Mark, or download via dealers?
Yours Magically,
Lee Alex

http://www.magic2wear.com
Chris Stolz
View Profile
Inner circle
Mississauga, Ontario
1774 Posts

Profile of Chris Stolz
This sounds cool, I'm going to have to check this thing out!
markparker
View Profile
Veteran user
Singapore
350 Posts

Profile of markparker
The manuscript is available only from me at present via email.

The dealers will only hold the download as well not a printed manuscript.

Thanks,

Mark
http://www.illusion-designer.com - Bespoke Illusion design - Publications -Show consultancy....Vivify a collection of stage illusions limited edition of 500 copies available now.
Bill Nuvo
View Profile
Inner circle
3094 Posts or
2748 Posts

Profile of Bill Nuvo
I have nothing to add but something kinda funny. I did a search on vivisection and came across this
http://www.aavs.org
Jeff_Mash
View Profile
Veteran user
Bay Area, California
304 Posts

Profile of Jeff_Mash
I am happy to announce that Mark Parker approached us and MJM Magic is the exclusive USA dealer for this item (thanks Mark!)

This item is available as a download which you can checkout right here: Vivisectioned by Mark Parker

And no worries....even though we are the only dealer in the USA to carry this, we still allow our Canadian and worldwide customers to purchase this as well. The PDF is very well detailed and Mark put a lot of time into this one.
Your friend in magic,

Jeff Mash
MJM Magic, Inc.
http://www.MJMMagic.com
Bill Nuvo
View Profile
Inner circle
3094 Posts or
2748 Posts

Profile of Bill Nuvo
Vivisection is also available on Peter Loughran's sight.
Jazz
View Profile
Veteran user
Mexico City
377 Posts

Profile of Jazz
I have received my copy. It is worth it. Great work. Surely it will be a challenge to build. I hope to see a completed version pop up somewhere soon
markparker
View Profile
Veteran user
Singapore
350 Posts

Profile of markparker
This is available now from:

MJM Magic
Master o fIllusions
Magicshop.co.uk
& soon myself at http://www.4-effect.com

Thanks

Mark
http://www.illusion-designer.com - Bespoke Illusion design - Publications -Show consultancy....Vivify a collection of stage illusions limited edition of 500 copies available now.
Chris
View Profile
Special user
lybrary.com
834 Posts

Profile of Chris
Just for completeness sake, it is now also available at Lybrary.com: http://www.lybrary.com/vivisectioned-p-1087.html
Lybrary.com preserving magic one book at a time.
Gurido
View Profile
New user
5 Posts

Profile of Gurido
Why have real foto of this illusion?
MattMagician
View Profile
Regular user
Huntsville, TX
189 Posts

Profile of MattMagician
For those who have already made this illusion, about how much does it cost to make?
Matt Simonsen
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads » » "Vivisectioned" - Mark Parker (0 Likes)
<<< Previous Topic Next Topic >>>
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001- 2014 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.211582 seconds, requiring 80 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

[9] [7] [4] [8] [5] [2] [4] [5] [5]