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Topic: Red Button by Laurent Mikelfield
Message: Posted by: Arteco (Mar 2, 2011 03:20PM)
Arteco Productions is proud to present exclusively the first creation of Laurent Mikelfield: Red Button.

Here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unly5RJgSd4

More information on our website:
http://www.artecoproductions.com/red-button-gimmick--dvd-by-laurent-mikelfield.html

Comments or questions are welcome !
Message: Posted by: Lou Cirulli (Mar 2, 2011 03:37PM)
HOLY CRAP!! That looks awesome!!!
Message: Posted by: magicmalk (Mar 2, 2011 04:20PM)
I double that HOLY CRAP! Nice.
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Mar 2, 2011 07:43PM)
Looks like a variation of the infamous Malini effect.
Message: Posted by: TrickZonePhilly (Mar 3, 2011 12:59PM)
Looks great. Francis Menotti does something similar with buttons that I saw in his show a while ago. Both great effects.
Message: Posted by: francismenotti (Mar 3, 2011 03:54PM)
Thanks, Seth, for mentioning this to me. Does look nice, and similar but different. I teach "Button Button" in my lecture as an example of taking an old effect and personalizing it or taking it in a different direction. Mine is much more focused on the rest of the effect of vanishing and appearing buttons on the table. The reappearance of the button on my shirt at the end is not a "visual" reappearance but more of a misdirection based appearance that exists just to tie the overall presentation together. The two effects (The Red Button and Button Button) might actually work well together, with some modifications.

Cheers,
-fjm-
Message: Posted by: Arteco (Mar 8, 2011 02:46AM)
Hi Francis,

Do you have a demo video of the effect you perform with the buttons ? That sounds interesting too !

Sincerely,
Arteco.
Message: Posted by: Paul S Wingham (Mar 8, 2011 08:33AM)
The trick looks incredibly good but what struck me more was that knife. I can imagine the conversation with the police man now. "I'm on my way to a magic gig, honest" ;)
Message: Posted by: Arteco (Mar 9, 2011 04:46PM)
Hahaha ! I think the trick does not come with the knife :)
Message: Posted by: francismenotti (Mar 14, 2011 12:29PM)
Hi, Arteco-

I did recently shoot some footage of the performance of Button Button and can send it to you, if you like.
Message: Posted by: Stephane Jardonnet (May 12, 2011 02:26AM)
Do you have it on youtube ? I would be interested to see it too !
Message: Posted by: Arteco (May 23, 2011 07:04PM)
Hi Francis,

Were you able to get some footage of Button Button ? Feel free to PM it to us, or post it on this thread.

Sincerely,
Arteco.
Message: Posted by: francismenotti (May 25, 2011 04:15PM)
Hi, Stephane and Arteco-

My apologies for the delay; I haven't been on the Café in a loooong time, so I am just now seeing your requests. I'll PM you a private link for the performance. I don't really share it much outside the lecture because it is a little out of context, but because of the relevance to Red Button, I'm happy to send it along. (It is a short studio shot I did right after a show I had in Delaware. So I may be a little sleepy in performance, but you'll get the idea. :)

Take care,
-francis-
Message: Posted by: Russell Davidson (Jul 2, 2011 05:17AM)
This looks like a really nice, visual piece of magic. Am I missing something? I thought this would have had more posts.
Message: Posted by: brehaut (Jul 2, 2011 06:29AM)
I see that the ad says very esay to perform. Anyone do this? I can't imagine there is no sleight of hand?
Message: Posted by: Zarazza (Jul 2, 2011 12:42PM)
That looks cool.
Message: Posted by: HusssKarson (Jul 2, 2011 12:50PM)
How's the angle of this one? Anyone?
Message: Posted by: davidleiper (Jul 2, 2011 01:34PM)
I have performed this seated at a dinner table with people in front and at both sides of me and no one caught anything. The flash pretty much covers everything. Its easy to do. The method is clever, and in all, it's a great effect.
There is a bit of prep work to be done before the effect can be performed. However it's a one time deal and then you're good to go.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Jul 2, 2011 03:28PM)
Beautifully deceptive routining!

You could start out with Warning by Kostya Kimlat,giving a spec the lighter to examine and at the point they finish reacting to that, ask them to hold onto it as you go into this routine and at the point the button is wrapped,take the lighter back and finish the routine.

Best wishes,
Steve
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 2, 2011 07:39PM)
Very nice.
Message: Posted by: Russell Davidson (Jul 3, 2011 08:39AM)
Is it a free choice of button or is it only the red button that ends on the shirt? If any button chosen appears sewn to the shirt I'll certainly buy.
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Jul 3, 2011 10:14AM)
It could be a 'free' choice but it is only the red button that ends up on the shirt.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jul 4, 2011 01:49AM)
This looks sick! May have to dig in me piggy bank after seeing this one. :)






Paul
Message: Posted by: Adam Paul (Jul 6, 2011 06:54AM)
This looks amazing!

Do you need to wear a black shirt for this and can reset be done while walking to the next table?

Also, do you need a knife? Or can the button be apparantly be puuled off instwad?

AP.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jul 12, 2011 02:51AM)
Anyone get this yet? I'm so tempted! lol


Only problem I don't really wear button down shirts other then at work. This means more money to spend buying shirts. :(




Paul
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Jul 12, 2011 03:09AM)
I wear button downs all the time....this is very tempting.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 13, 2011 12:24PM)
Hmm. I almost clicked the add to cart, but the thought... this looks good on video (straight on) will specs not see the red button before the "moment"? If not, I have a great idea of how to accomplish this and looks like buying would save me R&D for my own version.

Nice work
Message: Posted by: juan (Sep 16, 2011 12:51PM)
A miracle as performed by Malini, transformed in a cute little trick.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 16, 2011 01:58PM)
[quote]
On 2011-03-08 09:33, Paul S Wingham wrote:
The trick looks incredibly good but what struck me more was that knife. I can imagine the conversation with the police man now. "I'm on my way to a magic gig, honest" ;)
[/quote]

Why would you need to explain that to them?
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 16, 2011 01:59PM)
Trying to remember what the Malini effect was.

Effect looks good. Doesn't look like here would be any angle problems. I imagine that the button colour is not a truly free choice, though you could probably set it to be another colour other than red.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Sep 16, 2011 02:23PM)
Edit.
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Sep 16, 2011 02:44PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-16 14:59, gdw wrote:
Trying to remember what the Malini effect was.

Effect looks good. Doesn't look like here would be any angle problems. I imagine that the button colour is not a truly free choice, though you could probably set it to be another colour other than red.
[/quote]

Malini ripped a button off of a spectator's shirt and restored it back onto the shirt. It's a brilliant effect. Tim Conover, one of the world's greatest magicians, who sadly is no longer with us, used to perform it and fried spectators. RIP Tim.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 16, 2011 05:11PM)
Sounds fantastic. Sometimes I almost wish I lived in times past just to see some of these things.
Message: Posted by: ldl1017 (Sep 29, 2011 08:44PM)
Does anyone own this effect? I am thinking about buying it, but am concerend with some possible restrictions. Can somone PM me so I can ask some questions about the versitility of the gimmick. I don't want to know how the trick is accomplished, I don't want to spend 40 dollars on aomething that I may not be able to use.
Message: Posted by: Arteco (Oct 10, 2011 02:57PM)
FYI: Red Button is now avbailable from Fun Inc, therefore, should be available by a wider range of magic shops worldwide.
Message: Posted by: professorwhut (Oct 23, 2011 05:53PM)
I would love to hear more about this from folks using it.
Message: Posted by: zimsalabim (Nov 2, 2011 09:06AM)
WOW is all I can say.
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Jan 24, 2012 08:18PM)
Is anyone actually using this?

I found one completely useless video review & would like to know if anyone can post a review please.

Thanks,
Mike
Message: Posted by: freewayh (Jan 24, 2012 09:43PM)
I bet you need to have care with the angles
Message: Posted by: LenaTom (Jan 29, 2012 12:02PM)
I am also interested in hearing more about this from guys who are using it! :)
Message: Posted by: nowyoucme (Jan 29, 2012 04:05PM)
I have this and love it. It gets great re actions. No angles to worry about. You do have to set this up on your shirt and if you want to use a different shirt you will need to set it up again. But once you set this up you can perform it all day. Like 5 sec reset. The red button looks killer on a black shirt. The only thing you have to be careful about is the flash paper. To close to the face can hurt a little if you know what I mean. But you don't need to use flash paper if you don't want to.
Message: Posted by: Waterloophai (Jan 29, 2012 05:02PM)
Can you do it with a white or light blue shirt or has it to be black?
Thanks in advance.
Message: Posted by: nowyoucme (Jan 30, 2012 04:58AM)
You can do this with any color shirt. Just to me the black shirt with the red button looks really cool.
Message: Posted by: Falconer (Jan 30, 2012 01:36PM)
I love this effect: is very visual, strong and very magical in the point view of the audience because cause great reactions on themes!

Falconer
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jan 30, 2012 08:47PM)
Reviews? anything more than one word awesomeness.....
Message: Posted by: nowyoucme (Jan 31, 2012 05:02AM)
Funny I havent read that yet on this forum ( awesomeness )
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Apr 22, 2013 02:12PM)
I don't know why there aren't better reviews, so here goes mine:

I have this effect. Before purchasing it, I was trying to figure out how I might do the effect and came up with a few ideas. After receiving it, I see that the method that Laurent uses is SO much better than what I was envisioning.

It is really a great effect. It ends with the red button sewn onto your shirts. The handling of the red button in the flash paper is superb! The handling is very easy and works flawlessly!

I don't think it is particularly sensitive to angles. While it is possible for someone at the wrong angle to see something, it would be VERY difficult for someone to see anything, or to put it another way, I think it would be very easy to ensure that no one sees anything they shouldn't.

The red button appears on the shirt during the performance, so it is not there to see until you are ready for it to be seen.

Also, it can be reset in seconds, so it would be perfect for walk-around.

This is really a great effect and I highly recommend it.

KJ

PS. It is my understanding that the effect is being re-released because the DVD works on a computer, but on a regular DVD player. I have one of the ones that doesn't work on a DVD player, but I have only played it on a computer and it works fine.
Message: Posted by: echico (Oct 11, 2013 02:58PM)
Are these gimmicks available for purchase independently of the DVD anyplace? How I go about putting this in more than one shirt?
Message: Posted by: echico (Oct 11, 2013 05:08PM)
Are these gimmicks available for purchase independently of the DVD anyplace? How I go about putting this in more than one shirt?
Message: Posted by: echico (Oct 11, 2013 05:08PM)
Are these gimmicks available for purchase independently of the DVD anyplace? How I go about putting this in more than one shirt?