(Close Window)
Topic: Andrew Mayne's new illusion
Message: Posted by: magic-markus (Jan 24, 2003 11:32AM)

Goes anyone here have the new plan from Andrew Mayne's newest illusion called Bisection ?

Here is the dealer text:

Andrew Mayne, creator of FACELIFTER and SHOCK FX presents a brand new effect for the solo illusionist. At any time during your show make half your body disappear in a fraction of a second. Just as quickly as your body vanished, it returns. Perform it anytime, anywhere. There's even a way to perform it surrounded. It's a perfect effect for the street magician or stage illusionist. Included are step-by-step instructions for building the apparatus and performing the effect. Total time to build the effect: 20 minutes. Total cost to build: $10 (or less).

Can anyone provide feedback on this effect?

Message: Posted by: eddiekap1 (Feb 3, 2003 08:34PM)
Got bisection on Friday Jan 31st, 2003. It is fantastic, its exactly what the description says. Get it!! Highly recommended!!
Message: Posted by: Gracy_hm (Feb 3, 2003 09:15PM)
I am gettng it next week and can't wait looks great and can't wait to do it!I will post a review ASAP.

Take care,
Message: Posted by: Pablo Tejero (Feb 4, 2003 06:03AM)
Where could I buy it, or at least see a demo preview clip?

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero :bikes:
Message: Posted by: eddiekap1 (Feb 4, 2003 08:13AM)
Goto http://www.weirdthings.com to buy it directly from andrew mayne. :kitty:
Message: Posted by: JasonG (Feb 9, 2003 08:42PM)
I have a question about this illusion - namely for EddieKap (who seems to have bought this).

I mostly do magic for co-workers and at parties, gatherings, what not. I think I understand the basic principal of this illusion (similar to Fearson's Lazer) - my question is this: Could I be performed, in say, an office setting?
Message: Posted by: marko (Feb 9, 2003 09:57PM)
I wonder what the audience thinks is holding up the cloth after your upper body has vanished.
Message: Posted by: nappa (Feb 9, 2003 10:17PM)
Andrew poposed an idea of having half an invisibility potion and drinking it or something like that or it could jsut be magic
Message: Posted by: Tor Egil (Feb 10, 2003 04:40AM)
On 2003-02-09 22:57, marko wrote:
I wonder what the audience thinks is holding up the cloth after your upper body has vanished.

The trick is done really fast, so they don't think about whats holding youre jacket.
Message: Posted by: Pablo Tejero (Feb 10, 2003 05:29AM)
I got Bisection last weekend, and i can not wait till it arrives my house. I would like to see it now!!! :love:

When i have it, i will post a review here.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero :bikes:
Message: Posted by: RandomEffects (Feb 10, 2003 02:05PM)
For those of you who own Bisecttion i have a quick question.

How sorrounded can you be?

I ask this becaus it mentions that it is great for street performance. While i do not own it my theories on it design lead me to believe that anyone on the back 180 degree's is going to see everything. Am i right or wrong on this belief?

Message: Posted by: nappa (Feb 10, 2003 02:36PM)
Andrew said you cna do it at all angles if you have a hoola hoop curtain
Message: Posted by: eddiekap1 (Feb 10, 2003 03:44PM)
Bisection can be done totally surrounded, using the hoop with curtain as said earlier. The illusion is meant to be fast, unlike the laser illusion where the routine is performed in a slow manner. As far as an office setting goes, its possible. As with all things like this, just think about your surroundings to make sure you can pull it off. Bisection is the best illusion invented since the steve Fearson laser, guaranteed! :kitty:

Hoping, Praying, David Copperfield will not buy Andrew Mayne out and only allow himself to have performing rights , LOL

It's just a joke, although Bisection is so good that I do get worried about things like this. :kitty:
Message: Posted by: RandomEffects (Feb 11, 2003 03:02PM)
Don't worry once it has been released anyone who buys it has the right to perform and those right s cannot be revoked, as i understand it. If D.C. was to buy it all he could do is stop releasing it. So if you got it, use it, and if you don't have it, get it!

Message: Posted by: the levitator (Feb 12, 2003 01:13AM)
I agree! I've only performed it once live and a couple of times on videotape to see the effect and it is awesome! The people I showed freaked out. I'm planning on combining Bisection with Andrew's Pocket Sawing effect. Andrew has a particular way to present Pocket Sawing that looks a lot like DC's stage version. If you have already ordered Bisection, get Pocket Sawing too. It's a really great idea, and even though I had an idea on it's workings, for the money it's worth supporting fellow magicians and their ideas. You just gotta love dismemberment magic!
Message: Posted by: JasonG (Feb 12, 2003 08:40AM)
... can anyone that has this upload a video of themselves doing it? I realize there is an animated .gif on the wierdthings.com website -- but I'd really like to see it from start to finish via a video clip.

I'm sure everyone else is anxious to see it too!
Message: Posted by: Majestic12 (Feb 12, 2003 08:55AM)
No video but here is the routine from start to finish:

Take a cloth or long trench coat, holding it up covering your entire body, the cloth falls revealing your midsection but the upperhalf of your body has vanished! The jacket or cloth is raised again and dropped on the floor and you walk away, back to normal.

I did video myself performing it, however I put my own twist on the illusion so I do not wish to show everyone my version of it. Not really sure why you need a video clip... I think people with the technology of today always want to see everything on video. The illusion is easily performed and is very smooth. No funny movements. No video needed for a 15.00 effect! :lol:
Message: Posted by: nappa (Feb 13, 2003 03:03PM)
I jsut got mine and I don't really like it its clever but not for close up
Message: Posted by: Gracy_hm (Feb 13, 2003 03:23PM)
Nappa think of altering it maybe to fit you...

If you still don't enjoy it for you I am cool but I still have to say this effect is neat and with practice looks great.

Andrew gives ideas in his books and manuscripts but leaves you enough space to expand the effect to suit you.

Take care,
Message: Posted by: nappa (Feb 13, 2003 03:33PM)
Any ideas I kind of wanted to do it in school but it would be hard for me to do which I cant post here because of exposure pm me if you want to know what.
Message: Posted by: Gracy_hm (Feb 16, 2003 05:15PM)
Nappa I think I can help:) I will PM you
Message: Posted by: Pablo Tejero (Feb 17, 2003 06:22AM)
Definetely... buy the effect!

It´s great. Andrew´s mind is incredible. Bisection is great, very great.

It could be done totally surronded with no problem. It is very clean. And it have to be done fast, but i think it is not totally necesary. You could do it normal with no problem.

Just a grand ilusion, cheap and totally killer.

Real great effect.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero :bikes:
Message: Posted by: jr_illusion (Feb 17, 2003 12:07PM)
This sounds like a great illusion. I'm thinking about buying it, but was wondering the distance the audience can be when performing. How close can they stand? And when using the trenchcoat, what are the angles? Thanks
Message: Posted by: Pablo Tejero (Feb 18, 2003 03:02AM)
Using the trenchcoat, the people must be in front of the magician. Using a hulla-hop curtain, the magician could be completely surronded. And about the distance, well it could be done real closer, but i think this is not maybe a main question, because you should know when you perform it, how far or close you must do the effect.

And of course is a great illusion among a grand illusion :bg: Seriously, i think is very very very good effect. Get it now!

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero :bikes:
Message: Posted by: jr_illusion (Feb 18, 2003 08:58AM)
thanks for the info. i'm trying to buy it, but i am having trouble with paypal. hopefully i can order it soon so i will get it sooner.
Message: Posted by: Hilmar (Feb 18, 2003 01:38PM)
Could anybody give a short review of his book which includes 100 illusions? Is it worth buying?
Message: Posted by: Gracy_hm (Feb 18, 2003 03:21PM)
The book you speak of is "Illusion Book" and yes it is very good! The one thing to know before this purchase is this...It has no exact measurements just concepts. It has great effects and really is great if you want to learn more about Stage Illusion...It has helped me become more creative and desighn many illusions of my own and I really suggest a buy if this is your intrest it is mine and I Honestly look in it usualy once or twice a week and I have had it for over 6 months.

Take care,
Message: Posted by: schmitty65 (Mar 31, 2003 05:36PM)
yeah I have been looking at that illusion book but I don't know what is all in it
Message: Posted by: IllusionJack (Mar 31, 2003 10:36PM)
I recently purchased Bisection as well. Though I have not actually built and performed the illusion yet, I look forward to doing so. In my show, it will be used as a quick transition from one segment to another. It won't take up much time at all, and the effect will come as a suprise to the audience. I'll be sure to keep you all posted as to how it is coming along.

Jack :pepsi:
Message: Posted by: EddyRay (Apr 1, 2003 05:14PM)
The illusion book has levitations, escapes, appearances, vanishes, motorcyle productions, walking thru mirror, suspensions, cutting in half, etc. All the illusions are grand and will take time, material, and money to build. All of the concepts are good. You will definitely find something in there for you! :banana:
Message: Posted by: james_ (Apr 1, 2003 08:54PM)
Are you guys kidding??? I have just seen it and what a waste of $$$ I don't see this fooling anyone!
Message: Posted by: EddyRay (Apr 2, 2003 06:21PM)
Perhaps you should give it a chance. I've been using it in my stage shows for the past month and I have been getting great reactions. How do I know? Because people have come up to me after my show and told me it was the coolest thing they have ever seen.

I bet that is the same thing you said when you first learned the secret to the tt.

Obviously you have not tried the illusion. So I ask, how can you post something negative when you haven't even given it a chance?

Remember, you can never tell how good a trick is by merely knowing the method, your real test for an illusion or trick is performing it for an audience. That will be your real test. :banana:
Message: Posted by: hojeesum (Apr 18, 2003 05:54AM)
I was wondering how practical the trick is. Is it easy to carry around with you? Or a large cumbersome gimmick. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Tor Egil (Apr 18, 2003 01:27PM)
don't meen to sound stupid, but what does cumbersome meen?
Message: Posted by: hojeesum (Apr 18, 2003 05:10PM)
Hey Tor Egil

Cumbersome means difficult to handle or heavy.
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Apr 20, 2003 12:33PM)
- my question is this: Could I be performed, in say, an office setting?

YOu can definately do this in an office without fear of angles. Just stand with your back in a corner. Then noone can get beside or behind you.