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Topic: Nielsen vanishing bottle - is this convincer effective?
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Feb 15, 2019 04:34AM)
Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a little convincer I came up with for the Nielsen vanishing bottle. What you see in the YouTube performance is not how Iíve performed the trick for audiences. Iíve just always performed it using a very unoriginal presentation that lay audiences seem to really enjoy. This is just an attempt to come up with a slightly different presentation. Iím also not sure whether the little convincer using the bottle opener is an old idea? Iíd be very surprised if it wasnít. Iím not even sure it enhances the illusion or if Iím demonstrating a case of running when Iím not being chased! Anyway, I wanted to share the idea as I donít think Iíve ever seen someone do it before. You can see it here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GSN6KHuqkJc
If you donít think the convincer is convincing please let me know🙂 John
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Feb 15, 2019 07:55AM)

Well done. I thought it was very convincing.
Adding the "sound" of the glass bottle adds a nice layer to the effect.

Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Feb 15, 2019 11:11AM)
I liked it.
Message: Posted by: Dr. O (Feb 15, 2019 12:24PM)
Well thought out. Definitely adds to the effect. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Feb 15, 2019 12:39PM)
Very good! The tapping on the bottle with the opener is a great idea! Perhaps you can get some more ideas from here: https://www.magicnook.com/WizJournal/WJ-38ALL.htm#BottleMiracle

Note that the bottle contains real liquid sodapop, and afterwards, when it reappears is filled up again with real liquid sodapop. I call it "Bottle Miracle" and it's in The Wizards' Journal #38.
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Feb 15, 2019 08:26PM)
Many thanks for the encouragement guys and I appreciate you pointing me to more ideas! Iíll keep trying to develop this routine.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 16, 2019 12:48AM)
Good idea, better then the idea in the booklet for sound when the bottle is set on a table. Good job.

You should offer that idea to a magic magazine so you have credit for your creation. Or sell the idea if it involves props.
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Feb 16, 2019 05:39AM)
Many thanks Bill!
Message: Posted by: stempleton (Feb 19, 2019 07:20PM)
I must say, this has revitalized my interest in my dust collecting Neilsen bottle. Thank you for the kick start. Would love to know more when/if you'd like to share. You are an example of why this place exits! Again, many thanks for your sharing.
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Feb 23, 2019 05:21PM)
I really appreciate the encouragement stempleton!
Message: Posted by: o2b2b2 (Mar 1, 2019 06:49PM)
Simple, but very effective! The rest of the routine gives you a reason for using the opener for the noise, so itís well thought out.
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Mar 1, 2019 09:08PM)
Many thanks o2b2b2! Based on some feedback Iíll change the moment when I tap the bottle. Iíll try tapping the bottle as I mention the bottle. A few other minor tweaks and Iím ready to road test this in front of an audience the next chance I get🙂 Thanks again to everyone for taking the time! John
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Mar 3, 2019 07:55AM)
Brilliant touches! Very entertaining. Even in the "know" from the start I said aloud "brilliant" and laughed at the end. It is a very creative used of misdirection!!
Message: Posted by: magicbyswh (Mar 16, 2019 07:20PM)
Great job
Message: Posted by: bowers (Mar 23, 2019 10:39PM)
I use this effect in most of my children shows
combined with the appearing straw.Works really well togeatheri
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Apr 8, 2019 11:37AM)
That was great! How did you make the noise, or is that a secret?!
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Apr 8, 2019 06:52PM)
PM sent:)
Message: Posted by: o2b2b2 (Apr 9, 2019 08:35AM)
Iím not sure of the exact method either. Itís a great convincer without being obvious.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Apr 26, 2019 03:42PM)
Great routine. Boy, you really get a lot of mileage out of that simple prop. I see a little Gregory Wilson influence there. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: DaleTrueman (May 19, 2019 02:28AM)
Loved it John!
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (May 19, 2019 08:54AM)
O2b2b2 and Maxfield, Many thanks and yes there is definitely some Gregory Wilson influence in the routine🙂
Dale my friend! Many thanks! John
Message: Posted by: BanzaiMagic (May 26, 2019 11:39PM)
Very impressive. Iíve been working with this for a couple of weeks and I love it. Thanks for sharing this, John.
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (May 27, 2019 12:16AM)
Banzai, thatís awesome!
Message: Posted by: magomago (Jun 1, 2019 04:10PM)
Great subtlety. Can you tell how do you produce the sound?
Message: Posted by: DaleTrueman (Jun 10, 2019 07:23PM)
With John's permission I used a variation of his routine on the weekend (without the sound effect though). It was killer!

Thanks John