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Topic: New Effect
Message: Posted by: Jordiie (Aug 21, 2019 08:14AM)
Hey,

I am working on a new effect that uses the same idea as the WOW sleeve. Does anyone know who first created the WOW gimmick? He/she is probably my best point of call
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Aug 21, 2019 02:25PM)
I'm sorry to tell you that there aint no such thing!

An EFFECT IS "WHAT THE SPECTATOR PERCEIVES".

I suspect that you mean TRICK.

Dariel Fitzkee, in his "The Trick Brain" published in the mid '40s, listed the NINETEEN EFFECTS that magicians can do. NO ONE has added a new EFFECT, yet.
Message: Posted by: TomB (Aug 23, 2019 09:29PM)
From my Google search skills, it is currently being sold by Katsuya Masuda.
https://m.youtube.com/user/katsuyamasudaatto/

It's just a simple optical illusion though.
Message: Posted by: Déclic (Aug 24, 2019 02:30AM)
Only nineteen? I had no idea.. thanks for your encyclopedic knowledge:)
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Aug 24, 2019 03:32AM)
You're very welcome!

Production, Vanish, Transposition, Transformation, Penetration, Restoration, Levitation, Animation, ETC.
Message: Posted by: TomB (Aug 24, 2019 06:05AM)
Numerous magicians have made their own list. Either simplifying or complicating the effects/categories. Robert Neale's list combines the Fitzkee 19 basic effects into 3 main categories: Being, Doing, and Relating. Those categories each have a sub category. Note, an effect can be in more than one category.

This list was originally posted in The Magic Mirror.

[Quote]Being[/quote]
[B]existing or not existing:[/b]
[List][*][b]1-production[/b] (appearance, creation, multiplication)
[*][b]2-vanish[/b] (disappearance, obliteration)
[*][b]14-control[/b] (mind over the inanimate)[/list]
[B]characteristics changing or not changing:[/b]
[List][*][b]4-transformation[/b] (change in appearance, character or identity)
[*][b]5-penetration[/b] (one solid through another)
[*][b]12-physical anomaly[/b] (contradictions, abnormalities, freaks)
[*][b]14-control[/b] (mind over the inanimate)[/list]
[B]holding together or falling apart:[/b]
[List][*][b]6-restoration[/b] (making the destroyed whole)
[*][b]11-invulnerability[/b] (injury-proof)
[*][b]14-control[/b] (mind over the inanimate)[/list]
[Quote]Doing[/quote]
[B]moving or not moving in space:[/b]
[List][*][b]3-transposition[/b] (change in location)
[*][b]15-identification[/b] (specific discovery)
[*][b]7-animation[/b] (movement imparted to the inanimate)
[*][b]8-anti-gravity[/b] (levitation and change in weight)
[*][b]19-extrasensory perception[/b] (unusual perception, other than mind)
[*][b]16-thought reading[/b] (mental perception, mind reading)[/list]
[B]moving or not moving in time:[/b]
[List][*][b]18-prediction[/b] (foretelling the future)
[*][b]19-extrasensory perception[/b] (unusual perception, other than mind)[/list]
[B]functioning or not functioning according to one's nature:[/b]
[List][*][b]7-animation[/b] (movement imparted to the inanimate)
[*][b]8-anti-gravity[/b] (levitation and change in weight)
[*][b]14-control[/b] (mind over the inanimate)
[*][b]19-extrasensory perception[/b] (unusual perception, other than mind)[/list]
[Quote]Relating[/quote]
[B]attracting or repelling:[/b]
[List][*][b]9-attraction[/b] (mysterious adhesion)
[*][b]17-thought transmission[/b] (thought projection and transference)
[*][b]13-spectator failure[/b] (magician's challenge)[/list]
[B]agreeing or disagreeing:[/b]
[List][*][b]10-sympathetic reaction[/b] (sympathetic response)[/list]
[B]union or disunion:[/b]
[List][*][b]5-penetration[/b] (one solid through another)
[/list]

If you like this type of information, this is just the introduction (chapter 1) of the Trick Book. The rest of the book is dedicated to combining these 19 effects.