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Topic: Proposal Ideas
Message: Posted by: Magician Toronto (Nov 22, 2010 08:37AM)
Hello Magicians,
I was asked to prepare a magical proposal for a close friend that is looking to pop the question soon. He is not a pro magician but has some basic experience.

The conditions would be.
1. It can't look cheezy
2. It needs to be somewhat practical
3. He is willing to practice for as long as it takes.
4. FYI - This will be on filmed on a hidden video
5. It has to obviously incorporate the production of the ring somehow.

My initial thoughts were some sort of spinoff of DC's "Coal to Diamond" routine on his 10th TV special (Bermuda Triangle.... Your Ideas and help is much appreciated.

PS. Had another proposal idea and was wondering if anyone played around with combining Smoke 2000 and the raven....???

Thank you


Message: Posted by: Scott Fridinger (Nov 22, 2010 11:31AM)
How about taking a "napkin", shaping it into a rose, a little bit of flame...It transforms into a real rose w/the ring on the rose stem. Prep would be needed to ensure the ring doesn't fall off, of course.

Along with the rose, the patter could be, "Beauty is a single rose, you are a dozen. (Magic) Will you marry me."

This line may sound cheesy, but it is a good line, and would go with the routine.
Message: Posted by: knmagic (Nov 22, 2010 05:08PM)
No ring flight, raven involve please...You don't want to he ring accident fly away or drop prematurely...
Simple way is learning how to make an origami ring woth a dollar bill.

Put it on her finger and said I am trying to practice for the real thing.. :)When she is inspecting the ring, palm the real ring and when ready ask for the ring back, do a subtle pass and voila a real diamond ring on her finger...And she cries and you have a shot for TV. :)
Message: Posted by: Alexander Wells (Nov 23, 2010 02:50AM)
I rather think condition number 1 makes the project a bit of a non-starter ;)
Message: Posted by: snowpuppy (Nov 23, 2010 11:01AM)
Go to the Hocus Pocus Site and search for "STARCRASH",..might be just what he's looking for.Mike
Message: Posted by: Kune (Nov 23, 2010 11:25AM)
A fountain of silks with the ring or ring case in the center.
Message: Posted by: Magician Toronto (Nov 23, 2010 11:49AM)
Hi knmagic

Its so funny cause a Raven was something I was really thinking about!

I really do appreciate the feedback. Not really a silk kind of guy. Want it totally impromptu looking.

There was an effect I saw a while back. Its a ring flight routine where the ring ends up on the stem of a wine glass, Just wondering if anyone heard of it or has seen it?


Message: Posted by: james1a (Nov 24, 2010 07:38PM)
Bad idea bad idea bad idea tell your friend.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Nov 25, 2010 07:56AM)
On 2010-11-24 20:38, james1a wrote:
Bad idea bad idea bad idea tell your friend.
Super helpful. I'm sure that's what he was looking for :)

Ask Pete Biro about the ring on the wine glass stem - I believe he had some work on that at one point. I could be wrong but I seem to remember him mentioning that at some point (though the ring may be gimmicked; I'm not sure.)