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Topic: Matrix (vídeo)
Message: Posted by: Astrix (Dec 15, 2010 08:40AM)
The efect matrix :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IVFYfoGGI



Conrado KONRATH
Message: Posted by: professorwhut (Dec 15, 2010 11:06AM)
Nice,
Good work.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Dec 15, 2010 12:43PM)
Nice routine!
Might want to clean your close up pad however ;)
Message: Posted by: inaciolino (Dec 16, 2010 02:07PM)
Great routine. In fact you have a lot of skill. Congratulations.

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Parabéns meu caro, você é um cara muito talentoso. Te conheço lá do FMA e gosto muito das tuas rotinas. Continue Assim. Paz.
Message: Posted by: RJ Hunt (Dec 16, 2010 02:33PM)
That was really good...the only thing I would try to change or fix is the production of the coins. The last (4th coin) produced looked the best, because you kept the card on the table longer and let the coin come in to view from under the card. During the first 3 productions you seem to lift the card too soon and the illusion is a bit off. Try dragging the card on the table longer until the coin comes into view or at least wait until the card is over the coin before lifting up...But other than that it looks great and flows very nicely...

Later & Out,
RJ
Message: Posted by: panlives (Dec 16, 2010 05:24PM)
Nice performance and a good musical bed.

Two little nits: the dirty pad and the little tug on the pad edges early in the routine.

But the handling is sweet!

Bravo!
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Dec 16, 2010 07:05PM)
I would say work on your blocking a bit - it seemed a bit odd that the first three coins are displayed closer and closer to you, and then the last one is displayed out front. Breaks the flow just a bit, as though you realize that you ran out of room for the fourth coin.
When I worked with Dean Dill on some coin work, he was very big on the layout of the coins, making everything look good on the mat. I have to agree with him.
You've got some nice moves!
Message: Posted by: murrari (Dec 18, 2010 12:19PM)
Great work ...!
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 18, 2010 07:08PM)
Nice ending.
Message: Posted by: Magic Patrick (Dec 19, 2010 07:32PM)
I liked it a lot. That was one of the best matrix I have seend.

Thanks for sharing,
Patrick
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Dec 19, 2010 07:37PM)
Well done, looks really good. But shouldn't this video be in the "Show me the money" section?
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Dec 24, 2010 03:36AM)
Clean, fairly slick: thus better than most but pure meaningless demo of skill. Where is the magic? What is the character where is the conflict, the magic that solve the conflict.
This is really very good quality eye candy but not magic.
Now by personal taste I tend to prefer routines with only two cards and four coins rather than four cards but that's really a pure personal preference.

On the lay out for less subjective reasons, I prefer Scotty York diamond formation or the, rarely seen with matrix, reversed T formation with three coins initially lined up horizontally on the performer's side and one on the audience side, the routine ending with all the coins on the audience's side. This type of formation express some form of implied desire to share thee magic with the audience rather than simply showing them. Now there are some diagonal formation offering also some psychological implications which support magic and have not been explored very deeply (even though Fred Kaps used it in his C&Bs)

On the rhythm aspect, Al Schneider's Chink A Chink has broken up the usual elegant choreography of the hands "butterflying" over the coins in favor of a much more deeply magic effect that is reminiscent of René Lavand. This is the magic I prefer whether for matrix or for any other effect.

Now my comments here above are not in the least aiming personally at Conrado Konrath who has reached a high level on what was probably and unfortunately presented to him as a model. I wish to congratulate him for his work in that unfortunate direction and encourage him to step out of the beaten path and jump in the space shuttle called Magic with the same dedication that he has shown in chiseling and fine tuning this routine.
Message: Posted by: Rindfleisch (Dec 28, 2010 03:00PM)
My only suggestion is to work on the dissapearing thumb it's a big giveaway your P*l?ing.
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Jan 6, 2011 08:58AM)
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On 2010-12-24 04:36, Lawrence O wrote:
Al Schneider's Chink A Chink
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Where is Al's work found? On his DVD set? Written down somewhere?

Thanks!

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 24, 2011 01:03AM)
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On 2011-01-06 09:58, RevJohn wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-12-24 04:36, Lawrence O wrote:
Al Schneider's Chink A Chink
[/quote]

Where is Al's work found? On his DVD set? Written down somewhere?

Thanks!

RevJohn
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Matrix was published in a booklet years ago, it may still be available, check Al Schneider site. It is also published in Magic Methods Book Card Cavalcade 3, I think, check Magic Methods site for details.

Al has made some downloadable files so it may be available in that form also. I learned it from the original manuscript years ago. It is one of my favorite tricks. If it is on his L&L DVDs, I don't know because I have not purchased them, check the Worlds Greatest DVDs also. I have most of his work in book form. Check L&L publications for that info.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Jan 24, 2011 09:26AM)
[quote]
On 2011-01-06 09:58, RevJohn wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-12-24 04:36, Lawrence O wrote:
Al Schneider's Chink A Chink
[/quote]

Where is Al's work found? On his DVD set? Written down somewhere?

Thanks!

RevJohn
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Al's work on Chink A chink (and on matrix actually but this is not what I was referring to) is on his DVD series The Al Schneider Technique. A most brilliant production where only natural climaxes are missing (IMHO).
Check it there and then think of some of the brilliant moves created by people like James Chadier (French Connection DVD) and build your own routine possibly starting with a reversed T formation and then doing a sort of reversed matrix without cards (check peiople like Dean Dill or Joe Rindfleisch on this)

Take the spirit that was developped by the performers you prefer and then bring in the technique that is the most natural for the effect (and for this you need to do your homework but it's definitely worth it)