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Kline
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Not too sure if this is the correct section....just a glimpse into the work behind the scenes.
Enjoy !
http://photobucket.com/albums/e222/StevenKline/
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Wow! Thanks for a sneak peek behind your show. It is cool to see all the components that go into a full stage production (and I'm sure there is a lot more). You look like you are well organized and your props are clean and professional. I like the custom logo on the cases.
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Hey Steve .. thanks for sharing what goes on behind the curtain. I don't think a lot of people realize how much work and equipment is involved with an illusion show. It's back-breaking work .. even before you suit up and go on stage. Then after the show is over .. and eveything is packed, it's time for some Steak "n" Shake at 2:00am ... if you're lucky. See you and the twins soon ..

Steve
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Thanks guys !
So much goes on before the show even leaves the warehouse - I am very fortunate to have a place where we can have the actual stage size set and run the show in real time.
Our case load for the Mystique is approx 48 cases plus luggage and a crew of 7 - three wardrobe cases of costumes alone ! Talk about a boat load of fabric and sewing time.
I will be adding to the photo album on a regular basis. Although I make it a point to not really talk about the magic in the show, if you have any questions about the overall production (lighting, audio, logistics, etc) please don't hesitate to ask.

Hope you enjoy.
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Wow, very nice... awesome rig there, dude!!!! Thanks for sharing. All the best to you and the crew. May the road be fruitful.


And I ain't talking road apples
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Stay loose, baby.
Eat prunes !!!
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You want to talk about some true magic....I saw this place when it was essentially an empty warehouse with no walls in the shop, etc. in January when Kline first moved in. The amazing transformation into a studio, workshop, office, etc. in about 30 days is amazing.

Knowing and working with Kline for over a decade, it really isn't that hard to be surprised by how quickly a project comes together. He sort of reminds me of Hannibal Smith from the A-Team, right down to the good cigars he is able to acquire.

But seriously, having a studio space like this with the light rigs, sound proof rooms, etc. is what separates the pros from the wanna-bes.
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Where did you get those costume wardrobe cases? I have an antique steamer trunk that I use but would like to get something better down the road that would have wheels and the proper handles!

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I designed the case - mostly out of necessity. I do have a few case companies that build this type of case the right way - they are not light and they are not cheap- but they hold up! Not just anyone can build a wardrobe case!


Posted: Mar 7, 2006 6:46pm
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Michael,
Thanks for the kind words! As anyone would know, if you have a desire and motivation, anything is possible.
A friend that helped me pull electric for the production room said it best - its all fine and dandy to have this facility, what you do with it is a completely different beast ....
Time will tell....stay tuned!
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Your lighting is nice, but mine is even better Smile <<<just a joke:) Good luck with the show Smile
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Steven,

Great photos. I think you should write a book on your experiences trouping with that stuff, sort of like Ken Griffin's Illusion Show Know How book. Ken's book was great, but it really needs to be updated. You could do it.

Jim
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Kline
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Jim,
I have never read Ken's book. (anyone got a copy?) - Everything I do is really self-taught or learned through experience. I have been playing with the idea of a lecture type informational packet....we'll see.
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Glad to see things are going off without a hitch! Hope you have a great tour...
"A trick may be very good...but...the illusionist must be better than the trick." -René Lavand
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I have a copy of Kens book. It now has your name on it. I think Jim is onto something here, a great idea. The book is outdated and judging by the set-up you have you would be a prime candidate to re-vamp it.
Good Luck
John
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At the risk of sounding callous, I thought the Ken Griffin book was not only outdated, but positively antiquated when I first read it about 20 years ago! Not only has technology advanced by leaps and bounds, but the market in general for illusion shows is vastly different.

Cultural relevence is quite different as well. My favorite caption from the Griffin book is under a photo of a piece of scenery being moved. You can only see the legs and skirt of a lovely lady carrying it and the caption reads, "even a girl can carry a flat".

A well-rounded theatre background (which admittedly I had before I read the Griffin book) served me far, far better than Illusion Show Know-How.

I think a book on the practicalities of real-life touring in the 21st century would be very relevent.
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I agree with the fact that Illusion Show Know How is outdated...when I got it a couple years ago I was actually disappointed as to just how outdated it was. I picked up a handy tip from it though: getting through a traveler w/out having to claw your way through the curtain....

Stan Kramien's books aren't outdated, I don't think. That would be a place to look.
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Awesome photos. How many square feet is the warehouse? That looks fantastic.
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Looks cool man.

I don't get it. The chair's gone but that girl's still floating. Effin' unbelievable.

Let's hang soon.

mk
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More information about the tour:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......75&5

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Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for letting us have a glimpse behind your show.

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MK !
What's up brotha?! Whens THE date? I would love to catch up - I just got back from 4 LOOOONG days in MI performing and am heading back to the cave to tweak and finalize some bits in the show...I am heading to Toledo at the end of the week for their little convention and then it's time to hit the road. Call me !

Mark - my studio is approx 24 x 40, my main room for storage is 30 x 50 and my shop is also 30 x 40 (although the actual shop per se only takes up 1/2 of that space.)

I will be adding more pics inthe next day or so...
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