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Topic: It's Done!
Message: Posted by: David Le (Oct 9, 2003 12:17AM)
I'm looking for suggestions as to how to end a "full illusion" performance/show?

no,i'm still far from doing those things, cuz I'm mostly doing close up and impromptu now but I'd like some suggestions on what might be good closers for an illusion show.

something that's no cliched and....... at the same time foolproof and "easy" to set up.

Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Oct 9, 2003 02:12AM)
Streamers, confetti, pyro flashes etc.

You could always mega enhance your last illusion, bringing it miles over the top!

Just a thought!

Message: Posted by: David Le (Oct 9, 2003 02:43AM)

by the way, can you name a way of producing confetti besides just the standard "palmed" load cuz I think that's way too obvious! :giggles:

is there a way of producing confetti from my bare hands, without having to resort to palmed loads, or black art?

I'll appreciate any suggestion for that too!

also, I can't thank you enough Scot, your reply was very..... insightful. thanks again! :)
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Oct 9, 2003 09:07AM)
I have seen several illusion shows where the final effect was smaller rather than "huge and flaming". A couple of examples are Kirby van Burch's Gypsy Thread routine, and several folks' Snowstorms. If you are performing a themed program, this could give you a chance to present your message in a lower-key way that everyone would remember. This would also be less expensive and more reliable (not to mention safer) than using the pyro, etc. The Snowstorm might also give you the "confetti from hands" effect you want.

As for confetti, I have used a confetti launcher with a foot switch. It's not from the hands, but it's effective, fairly inexpensive and does a great job of creating a confetti shower. With the launcher hidden behind you or behind a table, you could make it appear like the confetti was coming from your hands or from some object you might be holding.

Just a thought,

Amos McCormick
Message: Posted by: David Le (Oct 9, 2003 06:14PM)
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of fire, and flashy effects anyway. but I thought presenting SNOWSTORM in a different way would be cool..... :)

I just don't know how to "improvise" for it yet.
and have no plans on purchasing magical props online or anywhere, cuz I'm on a budget. :bg: