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Topic: Magic elevator illusion
Message: Posted by: John Martin - SWE (Jun 13, 2011 09:37PM)
Hi everyone!
Im thinking of an magic elevator illusion but would need to know more about the illusion before buying one.
I got a video from Bill Smith and the way he uses the cabinet would work good for me on stage but not as good in traveling on tour (modern cabinet style). I seen other versions to on the net both by Doug Henning and Copperfield as well as pictures of used props listed, but are not sure of metohod.
Any suggestions? Whats the best method?
If I buy a used prop would the part for "apperence" in the cabinet (before the door/s are opened)be hard to change and made fit me?(I do not know if this is public so I will not write what part I think of, but I guess you know...)
Anything else you think I would need to know.... Tell me!

All best/John Martin
All answers are most appriciated.
Message: Posted by: Blake Alexander (Jun 28, 2011 08:48PM)
I will not mention method but I will say call edf magic and speak with them about it....all I can say is top quality, super expensive, but I'm sure absolutely worth the money. you can see a picture of it on their website.


B
Message: Posted by: Kendrix (Sep 10, 2011 03:04PM)
Owen Redwind makes a beautiful one that can easily be customized to any magician, It is a very large prop. Not difficult to set up and perform. I think mine was $12,000 + 2,000 for Steinmeyer + cases.
Message: Posted by: Sap4997 (May 3, 2012 09:13PM)
It is a very expensive illusion and requires a good chunk of storage space. you are going to have a hard time finding a used one, not to many illusionist own one therefore there isn't many in circulation. as kendrix stated you probably wont find one under 14k.
Message: Posted by: johnmagic (Apr 20, 2015 11:42PM)
I HAVE BEEN OPENING MY SHOW FOR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF ,THATS ABOUT 80 SHOWS WITH THE ELEVATOR ILLUSION IT'S A GREAT OPENER . THERE A COMBINATION OF THING TO PERFORMING THIS ILLUSION . STAGE LIGHTING IS A BIG PART AND TIMING .THE ILLUSION DOESN'T JUST WORK BY ITSELF. BUT ONCE YOU WORK IT OUT IT'S A WONDERFUL EFFECT .AND FOR THE FOOT PRINT MINIMUM 5 FEET X 5 FEET .NOW IF YOUR DOING ONE NIGHTER'S I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S WORTH IT. A WEEK GIG YES . MY ELEVATOR WAS BUILT BY BILL SMITH IT'S BEST IN THE WORLD .P S. IT BEATS WALKING OUT ON STAGE .HOPE THIS HELPS JOHN MAGIC wwwmagicstheater.com
Message: Posted by: MagicByRy (Apr 25, 2015 09:08AM)
Http://illusionprojects.net/site/?page_id=897

Tim Clothier makes one. His stuff is great!
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (May 15, 2015 10:08AM)
This will sound sort of stupid, but you need to know the workings of the one you want to purchase before you buy, because the principle involved could determine how many assistants you will need to present it. I know that Tim Clothier's version, Doug Henning's version, and David Copperfield's version all differ in method.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jun 29, 2015 03:58PM)
Greg Frewin came to and got mine from Myrtle Beach. I don't know if he is still opening with it or not. You might want to get in contact with him.

Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 28, 2018 01:41PM)
I've been researching this illusion lately... if anyone has any photos / video of various versions of this effect and would like to share either public or private through e-mail I would be very interested.
There's a lot of really neat designs and they vary greatly in size (and method of course).