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Topic: The Devil's Reflection-A brand new Illusion
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jun 10, 2003 09:22PM)
Ok folks the time has come to introduce my Brand New Illusion.

Although the Official Release with an online video and such will not be until next week, I thought you would like to see what I have been up to lately....

Introducing The Devil's Reflection. A one man mirror penetration like no other. No sliding mirrors, and no seance cloths here folks...

At the moment you can see it at Hocus Pocus:


P. :pepsi:
Message: Posted by: thehawk (Jun 10, 2003 09:28PM)
This looks pretty impressive Peter. Can't wait till the video comes out to see it in action.
Message: Posted by: YousifS (Jun 10, 2003 09:44PM)
I'm sure Peter put a lot of work into this beauty. You can bet its top notch.

Great Job!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jun 10, 2003 09:55PM)
Thanks guys. This illusion took over a year to design and another year to build the final product. Three prototypes were built until you finally see what's in the photo. The method is brand new, diabolical, and a dream to perform. This is one my favorite illusions that I have created.

The video will really help do the illusion justice.


Message: Posted by: eebie376 (Jun 11, 2003 08:08AM)
Peter- that looks GREAT. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to check out the demo.

Message: Posted by: lewis (Jun 11, 2003 10:30AM)
:wow: Just looking at the picture :wow:

Peter, you've got to stop with these amazing effects, the PCscreen is as close as I can get to them!

Lewis. :wavey: :wow:
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jun 11, 2003 04:49PM)
Wow great comments. Im glad our hard work does not go unnoticed.

We just finished shooting the video, but Im off to the the CAM convention first thing in the mornning, so the video will not by online until next week, but I will certainly keep everyone updated.

P.S. More original Illusions and effects comming soon.... :)

Message: Posted by: Chance Wolf (Jun 11, 2003 05:13PM)
Nice job, as usual. The design of this Illusion is very cool and the listed features are impressive! I look forward to seeing the video as well.
Keep on rockin' out the cool shhhtuff!
Message: Posted by: R2 (Jun 24, 2003 10:40PM)
I have seen a few more shots of this illusion including some very very close ones...

The attention to detail on this is superb!...Great job and paint scheme.....

I am sure I speak for many when I say, "We can't wait for the next video with cool musique to accompany it..."

Sometimes I look forward to the music just as much... "Go get em!"
Message: Posted by: GuySavoie (Jul 1, 2003 06:24PM)
Peter, is the video ready yet?

--- Guy
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 1, 2003 06:56PM)
I just finished it yesterday! Finally! It may take a couple of days to get up on my site, but if I can zip it, I might be able to email it to those who want a sneak peek.

This really is a brand new approch to mirror penetration, no fake hands and a mirror that doesn't look like a tic-tac-toe game board.


Message: Posted by: mike_york (Jul 1, 2003 10:17PM)
I can't wait to see this baby in action!

Peter, I have to say you did a really outstanding job on the design and features of the prop. And man the practicality of this illusion is wonderful. Like you said it does not look like something you would play tic tac toe with.

The products you have been putting out lately have been phenomenal.

I look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future.

All the best,
Message: Posted by: GuySavoie (Jul 2, 2003 09:56AM)
Peter -

If you are willing, I would enjoy getting a sneak peek. At your discretion and leisure, of course.

--- Guy
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 2, 2003 11:04AM)
Thanks Mike, I really appreciate your comments!

Ok so I zipped the file and I brought it down from 60MB down to 40MB...lol. It's still way to big to email. I may and try and export the finished movie into another program to reproduce it to down-size it. Man these movie things are a real pain in the butt.

But It will be online soon!!!I promise

Message: Posted by: GuySavoie (Jul 2, 2003 11:33PM)
Peter -

Yeah, 40 meg can clog many email systems, and take gobs of time. (Fortunately, I have a dedicated server, but most do not.)

Have you tried DivX, perchance?

--- Guy
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 2, 2003 11:39PM)
No I haven't. Can you fill me in?

I was able to get the CD to my web designer and he told me it should be up online sometime tommorrow night... :D

Message: Posted by: GuySavoie (Jul 3, 2003 01:05PM)
Briefly, DivX is an AVI compression format that is well suited to compression of video (as compared to 3D animation, flash animation, etc.)

The resulting files are often of very good quality and only a fraction of the size of similar MPGs, MOVs, and AVIs.

The basic encoder and decoder are free; you might have some fun noodling with it.


--- Guy

BTW - I look forward to taking a peek when it's online.

--- Guy
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 3, 2003 09:22PM)
Ok the video is up online! There is also another brand new illusion on our site to check out. Just click on L2ILLUSIONS to see the new Toy!

P. :)

Click here to see the new toy:
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Click here to see the video of The Devil's Reflection:
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Message: Posted by: eebie376 (Jul 4, 2003 08:26AM)
That's an awesome looking illusion in performance. Amazing demo

Message: Posted by: Alex Tan (Jul 4, 2003 11:56AM)
I especially like the light behind which made the illusion look all the more impossible. Maybe it's time for me to start saving.
Message: Posted by: Kronos9326 (Jul 4, 2003 08:21PM)
Does anyone know (and I assume some of you do), the name of that song.

Oh yeah... great illusion, I can hardly wait to see it in action on a stage.

Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 5, 2003 03:07AM)
Haha, David, I think that has to be the most frequently asked question with any of my demo videos,..."Who sings that song?"...well Im not telling, I pay enough in royalties to these recording companies to use segments of their music.

...Ok...Ok..Pm David and Ill tell you... ;)

Message: Posted by: DaveWomach (Jul 6, 2003 03:22AM)
Great job! What an exceptional idea!

Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 11, 2003 08:04PM)
Dave I just saw your post! Thank you, this means a lot coming from you! :)

Message: Posted by: KJfan (Jul 19, 2003 06:13AM)
Peter, I have just seen the illusion.
Is in fact, awesome.
I do agree with Dave, the idea (if it is how I am thinking it could be) is very ingenious.
Keep up the good work.

Message: Posted by: MagiCat (Jul 24, 2003 07:28AM)

That song is totally from [b]The Lost Boys[/b] ... a great 80's vampire flick ;)

Message: Posted by: KJfan (Jul 24, 2003 10:01PM)
Thanks a lot MagiCat

Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jul 25, 2003 04:41AM)

Shhh, your giving away all my secrets... :loss:

Im kidding... :me:

P. :)