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Topic: Extreme Burn with Magazine Clippings
Message: Posted by: dgrand (Aug 8, 2008 03:38PM)
I was wondering if any of you who use Extreme Burn use it with magazine or newspaper clippings. I am trying, but I am having a difficult time keeping the magazine sheets from showing.

At least when I made my gimmick that changes bills to bills, anything that peeked just looked like additional bills.

Does anyone have any suggestions, hints, tips, etc., to make the gimmick with all the contents (magazine sheets and bills) look cleaner?

Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 8, 2008 08:36PM)
Try making the magazine border color the same as your money.
Message: Posted by: simchamagic (Aug 25, 2008 12:14PM)
Hi,

I have the same issue. I deal with a currency with different colors. What could I do to prevent the contrast colors to flash (they especially flash when holding all of the bills together, showing them one after each other)?

Any offer will be appreciated!
Message: Posted by: simchamagic (Aug 26, 2008 10:09AM)
Anyone?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 26, 2008 02:05PM)
Patience is a virtue,
And virtue is a grace;
And Grace is a little girl,
Who doesn't wash her face.

Simchamagic, the best thing for you to do is to move to USA.


Just kidding.


There are two things you can try.

One is to find magazine clippings that will match the color of each bill/banknote you have. Have the matching color bill/banknote immediately above/under your same color magazine clipping.

Another idea is to cut the trimmings of the magazine clippings slightly shorter than the bills/banknotes. At the end is when the spectators are paying more attention. The magazine clippings are slightly covered by the bills/banknotes.
Message: Posted by: simchamagic (Aug 27, 2008 09:24AM)
Dynamike, thanks for the reply, and for the inspiring song too.

I'm not sure I understood you. I'm interested in doing the effect with bills changing to other bills, not magazine clippings. How could I achieve this if the borders of the bills are in different colors?
Message: Posted by: micromega123 (Aug 27, 2008 03:54PM)
You may have already done this, but in the instructions for making the gimmick it is advised to leave a small 'flap' on both the original bills that you show and the ones that you plan to show later on. I left the flap off of magazines. Also, are you counting the bills with the gimmicked part towards you or away from you?
Message: Posted by: simchamagic (Aug 28, 2008 05:56AM)
Micromega123,

If you left the flap off, how do you know where to grasp the bills for the 'get-ready' move?

I'm counting the bills with the gimmick facing me (the other way - the whole stack will flash).
Message: Posted by: Danny Borneo (Aug 28, 2008 08:36AM)
I'm glad to know that this issue is being discussed. Just recently started looking into Extreme Burn, and this is a big concern for me.
Message: Posted by: micromega123 (Aug 28, 2008 11:08AM)
Simchamagic,

I leave the flap on the bills so I can do the get-ready, but I leave the flap off of the magazine clippings because I never turn the magazines clippings back into bills. Once I took off the flap from the clippings and tilted the packet down a little bit, you cannot see any the clippings once the change has been made.
Message: Posted by: squando (Aug 28, 2008 11:33AM)
I found that trimming the clippings is a solution. US currency edges don't really flash with the clippings I use, and the dirty part is in the heel of the hand anyway.
Message: Posted by: illusionist13 (Sep 7, 2008 06:46AM)
I have 2 gimmicks made up....one was with magazine clippings....one with regular money.... Here is the thing about the clippings....

I took 3 magazines and used pieces of the front and back cover of the magazine. This way, it is a little thicker and will last a bit longer. You can also pull headlines and cut out phrases used to get attention on the front cover anyways. This is so it would almost "make sense" you would have clippings. They are the HEADLINES! I also almost made one using movie posters/inserts that come in DVD cases...that way, my "movies" could make me money, or whatever patter you like.

However, my best reactions have always come from the money to money. It makes sense you would carry it because it is MONEY! Who has 5 random pieces of magazine or paper I could borrow? Not too many, but that is strictly preference!
Message: Posted by: The Wizards Machine (Sep 17, 2008 04:46PM)
How do you rate EXTREME BURN? Is it everything I hear? (in a good way) Or, is it just another over-hyped effect?
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Sep 17, 2008 11:11PM)
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On 2008-09-17 17:46, The Wizards Machine wrote:
How do you rate EXTREME BURN? Is it everything I hear? (in a good way) Or, is it just another over-hyped effect?
[/quote]

Not over-hyped at all. It is the easiest to do version of "Easy Money", IMO. I used to do Heiney 500, which I loved. Extreme Burn is more bullet proof. I've yet to come across anyone who performs it that doesn't love it and, more importantly, the reaction it gets.
Message: Posted by: The Wizards Machine (Sep 18, 2008 09:41PM)
Thanks. Will be getting it. I look forward to everyone's help!
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Sep 19, 2008 12:55PM)
Just placed my order - Madhatter has a good price.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Sep 21, 2008 10:45AM)
There is nothing to hype. In your hands, in the mirror, it looks just like the demo. It is easy, and there are no hidden downsides (assuming you know the basic working of “Easy Money”, i.e. not all bills can be handed out for examination, etc.). Nobody asked, but I feel the same way about Fiber Optics. They both really do look like “special effects”, are easy to do for the amount of magic, and excellent bang for the buck. You won’t hear too many complaints.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Sep 25, 2008 11:27AM)
I've never had any trouble with paper to money... I still PREFER the original from Pat Page, with Fred Kaps' handling.
Message: Posted by: Ba Ba Booey (Oct 5, 2008 08:50PM)
It is well worth it. The DVD offers so many handlings that you are sure to find something that suits you. There are also a lot of other threads discussing this topic which will give you some good advice on handling options.

-Mark
Message: Posted by: **Roper** (Oct 21, 2008 06:38PM)
Xcatch1 wrote: "It is easy, and there are no hidden downsides (assuming you know the basic working of “Easy Money”, i.e. not all bills can be handed out for examination, etc.)."

Question?

After the transfer is made (say $1s to $20s) can one of the bills be handed out or used. One scenario in mind, payment is needed for something, but you only have four $1 dollar bills, make the transfer and use one of the $20 dollars for payment.

Is it possible?

Thanks in advance

Charles
Message: Posted by: jprace (Oct 21, 2008 06:43PM)
Yes, after you change the bills three of the four bills can be spent. If you use five bills, like me, than four of them can be spent.
Message: Posted by: **Roper** (Oct 21, 2008 06:46PM)
Cool, thanks for the quick response!
Message: Posted by: jprace (Oct 21, 2008 06:58PM)
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On 2008-10-21 19:46, **Roper** wrote:
Cool, thanks for the quick response!
[/quote]

You're welcome.
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Oct 21, 2008 08:31PM)
Has anybody considered this as a presentation for magazine clippings (have not made a set this way myself)? "As a magician I have found a safe way to carry my money. I just carry around a few pieces of newspaper, no thief would be interested in this. Then if I need the cash, etc."
Message: Posted by: jprace (Oct 21, 2008 08:38PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-21 21:31, Xcath1 wrote:
Has anybody considered this as a presentation for magazine clippings (have not made a set this way myself)? "As a magician I have found a safe way to carry my money. I just carry around a few pieces of newspaper, no thief would be interested in this. Then if I need the cash, etc."
[/quote]

That is what Fred Kaps did.
Message: Posted by: **Roper** (Oct 21, 2008 08:40PM)
Sounds like a good presentational ‘hook’ for motivation to perform the trick…thanks!
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Nov 24, 2008 10:43AM)
Anyone played around with African notes? Take a look on eBay, under Zimbabwe notes, for example, and there's quite a selection. Unfortunately, the ones I've checked on are the wrong size (too small, usually). I'll keep a look out for others - just had a look at the Nigerian ones, but they seem expensive coompared to the Zimbabwe ones.
You can buy 10 billion dollar notes, and perhaps even larger than that for just a few US dollars - check it out!

I'm looking for notes to match, or ones I can trim, to suit 20 Euro notes, which are sized 132mm x 71.5mm.

Anyone found a way round this? Suitable cheap notes, I mean?

Thanks!

DCB
Message: Posted by: liampower (Nov 24, 2008 05:53PM)
I live in australia so the money is very clourfull, and I had the same problems with the magazine cllipings showing, heres my solution. I scanned a $5 note on both sides and then on photo shop I cut out the middle so it was blank. Now you have a piece of paper the exact size of a $5 with a 2cm border that matches exactly but the middle is blank and it is obviously fake even from a distance, works like a charm.

hope this helps someone
Message: Posted by: ebusojar (Dec 4, 2008 07:04PM)
Personally I don't use clippings, because I think the more magical effect comes from changing visible, real money into that of greater value. It's just more believable to me as something a REAL magician would do.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 29, 2008 02:10PM)
I just thought about using Mismade Bills for Extreme Burn. Anyone tried that before?
Message: Posted by: AaronishMagic (Jan 1, 2009 01:18PM)
If you cut 4 sheets at a time, you'll make the size exact. Which is easier that way!