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Message: Posted by: magicneil (Apr 15, 2006 12:46PM)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=THyZ-ynSzDA&search=fism

I hope this link works if not go to http://www.youtube.com and search for FISM. Find the video called Big Card Manipulation FISM. This guy is awesome.

Neil Croswell
Message: Posted by: DerekMerdinyan (Apr 15, 2006 01:15PM)
Everyone is beating me at these things!

I found another FISM (?) act on another site I'll post soon.

This guy is GOOOOOOOOOOD!

You have probably seen a picture of him with his jumbo cards if you haven't seen his act.

Derek Merdinyan
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 15, 2006 02:26PM)
This guy put a lot of thought and hard work into his act! Wonderful magicians act!
Message: Posted by: DJ Trix (Apr 15, 2006 03:38PM)
YES I AGREE, WONDERFUL!
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 15, 2006 04:12PM)
Pretty amazing handling of those humungous cards.... BUT... I would like to see him in non-western wardrobe.
Message: Posted by: illusions & reality (Apr 15, 2006 04:16PM)
Hi Neil,

Thanks for sharing the link!

Lou
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 15, 2006 04:18PM)
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On 2006-04-15 17:12, Pete Biro wrote:
Pretty amazing handling of those humungous cards.... BUT... I would like to see him in non-western wardrobe.
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Why? Not everyone is comfortable wearing jeans and a T-Shirt on stage!!
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Apr 15, 2006 04:28PM)
Just awesome!!!!
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Apr 15, 2006 05:02PM)
And let us not hear anyone say their hands are too small. After that demonstration there are no excuses. :)
Message: Posted by: landon (Apr 15, 2006 05:26PM)
Thanks very much for posting that video. I had seen a picture of his giant fan a while ago and had been looking for a video of him. That was incredible!
Message: Posted by: kregg (Apr 15, 2006 05:59PM)
I know of the unblinking eye of the camera, but, I wish that he would quite his vesting hand or add better misdirection.
Message: Posted by: magicneil (Apr 15, 2006 06:10PM)
Does anyone know his name?

Neil Croswell
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 15, 2006 09:06PM)
It is a good act but it is not Marko Tendo (sp) or Earl Wilcox. Marko does the entire act with jumbo cards. Earl finished with two large cards fans three times larger.

I would like to see him learn how to sell the act better. But maybe it is just because of the poor quality of the video, it doesn't come across.

I thought his name was at the bottom of the screeen.

Richard
Message: Posted by: ricker (Apr 15, 2006 09:11PM)
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On 2006-04-15 17:12, Pete Biro wrote:
Pretty amazing handling of those humungous cards.... BUT... I would like to see him in non-western wardrobe.
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I wonder if doing an act nude would add or subtract points from total!

<ducks>
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Apr 15, 2006 09:55PM)
I totally disagree with with some of you and your critical view on the performance as I feel it was wonderful! Yes I saw the prep work at the vest but I also happen to know what he's doing throughout the entire act. He has to prep each fan from a huge packet while the other hand is doing split fans. While most performers (myself included) would produce the entire fan and then split, he's prepping packets for fans produced separate from the entire packet. Just wild! The last time I tried to do that, I looked like one of those subjects tring the "betcha can't do it" trick where you rub your stomach in one direction and rub the top of your head in the opposite direction. With split fans going on in the right hand, he can't move much one way or the other. Even if he were to start waving his left hand about, the focus is supposed to be on the right hand to begin with. A tough spot to be in but pulled off well.

As for the attire, well maybe a Mandarin style jacket would of been interesting but we have to consider his steals. If not that style a custom frock style/length coat? He is oriental, maybe a Samurai costume? I personally thought he looked fine in Western attire since we don't really know the venue in which this was recorded.

Richard, I know that Earl finished with fans that were about the size of this performer but it certainly, in my eyes, does not diminish this performance one bit. We're looking at two different acts here. I suppose if he had finished with fans bigger than Earl's you might of approved?


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On 2006-04-15 22:06, hugmagic wrote:
I would like to see him learn how to sell the act better. But maybe it is just because of the poor quality of the video, it doesn't come across.
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I have no idea what you are talking about there. He completely sold it. No doubt about it. Geez! what does it take to make you people happy? Although the camera crew seemed to have a hard time following him with close-ups of one hand when he was visually doing something with the other, the video quality is great for internet video and the performance. It becomes apparent after a couple of bad shots that the camera decides to take a wider view as they have no idea where and how to follow him. Good choice or the viewing audience would of been starring at his ass instead of his hands. Slap that cameraman. If you're not sure what you are filming you don't zoom in to show the world nothing. Cameraman made false assumptions and was an idiot for it. The rest of the act - BEAUTIFUL! Fortunately the camera issue was just a few seconds.

I'm amazed and disappointed to see such negative review from any of you on this gentleman's performance which I found superb! I've seen many greats do similar work and if deceased, I've seen footage. Even compared to some of them, I don't care what any of you say as I feel this guy does a tremendous job. Whoa!

Maybe I called it as I've been in the shoes.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Apr 16, 2006 09:11AM)
Taped performances (even HD) can't capture the excitement of seeing it live. No doubt if I saw his act live, I'd be on my feet shouting bravo!
Message: Posted by: magic_man204 (Apr 16, 2006 12:07PM)
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On 2006-04-15 22:06, hugmagic wrote:
I thought his name was at the bottom of the screeen.

Richard
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Too bad it was in chinese. If anyone can read this language could you translate his name?
Message: Posted by: limhanchung (Apr 16, 2006 12:33PM)
His name is Takamitsu Uchida from Japan. He took second place in FISM 1994.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 16, 2006 01:15PM)
Hug... what I meant was by "non-western" clothing was to wear something like Shimada or Chung Ling Soo... a colorful oriental costume. With custom made wardrobe you and build steal locations, etc. etc. that would be far better than the olde tail suit.

Remember Tenkai's wife Okinu? The final load (a 20 or 30-foot square silk) was in plain sight the whole act, folded up and on her back, like a parachute. It was never noticed as it looked like part of the costume.
Message: Posted by: braddini (Apr 16, 2006 07:17PM)
I havnt posted in a while and the first thing I see is this guy and all I can say is WOW!!!!
Message: Posted by: kregg (Apr 16, 2006 07:52PM)
Pete, put your lips together and say Bamberg.
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Apr 17, 2006 10:43AM)
Right you are kregg. Actually anytime I see an Asian who's REALLY good, I think the same.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 17, 2006 11:28AM)
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On 2006-04-16 14:15, Pete Biro wrote:
Hug... what I meant was by "non-western" clothing was to wear something like Shimada or Chung Ling Soo... a colorful oriental costume. With custom made wardrobe you and build steal locations, etc. etc. that would be far better than the olde tail suit.

Remember Tenkai's wife Okinu? The final load (a 20 or 30-foot square silk) was in plain sight the whole act, folded up and on her back, like a parachute. It was never noticed as it looked like part of the costume.
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I see no need for this gentleman to wear an outdated costume from his country. I have seen Shimada and Kukuchi in their costumes and it leaves a lot to be desired, because you know you could hide an elephant in those large outfits.

Just because a person is from a certain country, does not mean he must wear traditional clothing from his nationality.
Message: Posted by: illusions & reality (Apr 17, 2006 03:47PM)
I agree with Randy Stewart. What an amazing act. Obviously much thought and practice has gone into this act.

Lou
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 17, 2006 08:53PM)
I think I need to clarify something. It is purely an opinion. This act does show a lot of talent, work and promise. I just compared it to some of the top manipulators I have seen over the years. True, it is hard to judge on a video (especially on the internet). I think this act is very close to making the kind of quantum leap that everyone will always remember him.

When you look at the really great and memorable acts, they had a way of selling what they did. It is hard to describe but I just did not feel this act was there yet. I am not saying in any way it is a bad act. I hope that makes a little more sense.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Dmann (Apr 17, 2006 08:57PM)
Wonderful Card Manipulation! Everyone should be that good! Including many on this thread. Costuming is fine!
Message: Posted by: MrEz (Apr 17, 2006 10:34PM)
Wow, to be this talented. This was beautiful to watch for both the entertainment value, and the technical value. Beautiful..
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Apr 18, 2006 02:12AM)
I watched it and though I do not do card minipulations I say him loading a few times. Over all the routine was awsome and lots and lots of time and prctice was put into it. The giant card work was just awsome. I personaly don't mind his choice of attire. And Randy I really didn't see a lot of negative reviews on this mans performance. There were some but not that many. It seems that you, IMO,feel that if you say the act is great then the rest of us should just go along with it. I,in no way, am suggesting that you are the finale say on what is good and what is not. I am just saying that because this guy received a couple of non-glowing reviews you sounded kind of harsh in the way you commented, I have no idea what you are talking about there. He completely sold it. No doubt about it. "Geez! what does it take to make you people happy?" I think that we as magicians are so critical of ourselves and other magicians that it gets in the way of our own enjoyment of our wonderful art form. And that is why I made a very small negative review of his act. The audience sounded like they were very happy and was enjoying it a lot. I think he did an awesome job. I hope I did not just ramble on here and I appologize if I have said anything that might upset anyone here. Thanks for posting it Neil.

Steven
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Apr 18, 2006 12:21PM)
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On 2006-04-18 03:12, StevenMT wrote:
It seems that you, IMO,feel that if you say the act is great then the rest of us should just go along with it. I,in no way, am suggesting that you are the finale say on what is good and what is not.
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Well that's just it Steven, I AM the final say. Hehehehe....No, I'm just teasin' ya. What I think or say (whether I think I'm the final say or not) REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. There's to this moment, 1,324,562 posts on this message board. Obviously my opinion is just "1" out of that number of posts. He doesn't need it, but I'm passionate about such performances (I don't do cards like he does) and rallied to his support. Can you imagine stepping on stage knowing the act and knowing what you are attemtping to pull off here? Wow! A quarter of his act would be enough to mentally exhaust most of us regarding card manipulation - especially before a live audience.

You are correct in that I unrealistically expected everyone to join me as I led the audience to a standing ovation. I watch one recorded performance of card manipulation after another and found this one a breath of fresh air. This compared to much of whats currently out there. The act was very tight and fun to watch. Well at least for me. I know better, no matter how good I may think something is, than to expect others to agree with me. That's all.

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I am just saying that because this guy received a couple of non-glowing reviews you sounded kind of harsh in the way you commented, I have no idea what you are talking about there. He completely sold it. No doubt about it. "Geez! what does it take to make you people happy?"
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Yes, I'm not one of the nicest guys in magic these days. Shame.

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I hope I did not just ramble on here and I appologize if I have said anything that might upset anyone here.
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No offense taken Steven as you made some valid points. They annoyed me but were valid. Thanks for the input. We'll put ya down for opinion #1,324,580
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Apr 18, 2006 05:53PM)
Well ok then. Wow I can't beleive I finaly won one. hehehehe. Just kidding. I agree with you Randy in the way that I would be totaly exhausted after doing half of what that guy did. I do not do cards and wish I could do them like him. I know with enough work I could be at his level and maybe even higher. I really like to see a good manipulator at work,especialy at cards. The way he produced those extra giant size cards was great. Like I said in my other post,the crowd seemed to like his work a lot,and that is what it should be about,the lay audience not a bunch of us old time guys...well maybe not old time..more liked..Seasoned..yeah that's it..hahaha. Anyway it was a nice video to watch.

Thanks
Steven
Message: Posted by: ruijorge (Apr 18, 2006 08:23PM)
THIS GUY IS A FREAK!! :)