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Topic: Beginner. make at home illusions
Message: Posted by: Browndini (Jul 29, 2002 02:06PM)
Hey wasup
I am a student eh... (no job)
and I was wondering if there are any books you all would recommend for illusions you can make at home (parts from Home Depot ect)
ehh and can you tell me a store to get them from
Message: Posted by: Gracy_hm (Jul 29, 2002 02:15PM)
I know Andrew Mayne will have a book out this fall on that subject which will be worth a look book mark http://www.weirdthings.com and check for an update around...November. On that site he has a book called Illusion F/X you should look at.

I also suggest you look at Darwins Inexpensive Illusions and Paul Osbornes books. I like http://www.hocus-pocus.com but I think http://www.magicsmith.com will have more of what you want.

Good Luck and have fun,
Kyle B.
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Jul 31, 2002 01:55PM)
Two excellent suggestions Kyle

I'll also recommend the Osborne books and if you can find a copy via a "non-magic" source (otherwise you may pay a small fortune for it) the Byron Wells Illusion Plan books are a MUST!

The back of the Mark Wilson Course in Magic has some great ideas on basic illusion systems as well (I've used them all!)
Message: Posted by: Magicduck (Jul 31, 2002 05:07PM)
If you can find some of the inexpensive books by UF Grant, such as his book on cardboard illusions, there is good material. I think many dealers still have these great little books. Not great on specific details but lots of creativity and easy to work from if you plan what you are going to do. Also, any of the cardboard stuff can be made from wood as well.
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Aug 1, 2002 08:21AM)
Hey! Cardboard Illusions Rule! :righton:

Years ago I made many of the effects in the Mark Wilson Course out of cardboard, painted them with Latex paint... I still have most of them in great working condition! (Bare in mind, these things were made in the mid70s).

Best of luck!
Message: Posted by: Gracy_hm (Aug 1, 2002 12:45PM)
My friend had a client who did amagic show with only cardboard props...One night they all burned up in a fire, I like that story but it is sad.
Message: Posted by: Browndini (Aug 2, 2002 01:46AM)
Dang darmoe you are everywhere.... aka kjames.
Thanks I'll look into em...... I only want like 2-3 effects