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Topic: Gadabout coins
Message: Posted by: jocce (Nov 11, 2006 04:20PM)
Guess there has to be a first time for everyone to stick their neck out there. What the title says, on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0L-is8fWFM. Would be nice to get some constructive criticism on my very first magic routine.
Message: Posted by: Cheety (Nov 12, 2006 12:50PM)
Don't put a fullstop after you right a link then it won't work
Message: Posted by: Cheety (Nov 12, 2006 12:54PM)
About the video, the first thing I noticed was that you made the coins talk when you put them in the pocket the last time.

here's the proper link

Message: Posted by: jocce (Nov 12, 2006 03:18PM)
Thanx, didn't know about the link stuff :)
About the talking coins, yeah I find it hard to keep them totally quiet. The few times I've showed this noone has noticed it though. Got any good advice to keep them quiet?
Message: Posted by: JoeHohman (Nov 14, 2006 11:51AM)
Jocce, I always keep a bunched up handkerchief or bandana in my right coat pocket for that last vanish. As I place my hand in the pocket, the coin at the fingertips goes into the front corner as I press my palm into the bandana and release.

You are right that there are many conditions when your audience won't notice anyway (in a crowded bar or restaurant, for example). But it helps to be prepared!

(By the way, your avatar looks remarkably familiar to me...)
Message: Posted by: jocce (Nov 14, 2006 12:06PM)
A bandana or hankie is a good idea. I'll try that. I usually (as if I've done it so many times, duh!) do the last pass with spec holding my fist which I offer to them at the moment I release the coins, off beat so to speak.

About the avatar, I haven't used it before (snapped it yesterday evening). The good looking guy is my son, the baldish one is me... ;)
Message: Posted by: John Heggie (Nov 14, 2006 12:21PM)
Nice job.

How about posting an updated version after you silence the final effect.

Message: Posted by: jocce (Nov 14, 2006 02:07PM)
Yep, I'll work on silencing these buggers. Until then I removed the video.

Big thanx to those who replied :)

PS. Keeping them quiet is the hardest technical part of the routine I think DS.
Message: Posted by: JoeHohman (Nov 15, 2006 12:41PM)
The reason I commented on your avatar is... you could be my twin!

Have you seen The Prestige yet? Want to do a stage show together some time? (I promise, I am not as "obsessive" as either Danton or Bordin...)
Message: Posted by: jocce (Nov 15, 2006 03:08PM)
Lol, it could create some nice vanishes and unexpected reappearances.