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robertk4you
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Hi all.I would like to know,the name of this illusion,where David Copperfield created a rose from piece of paper,make it fly in the air,light it on fire,and turn it into real rose,and also I would like to know,where online I can buy this trick.thank you very much
Corey Harris
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It's called Floating Rose, and its from Kevin James. You can buy it from him VIA his website.
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Thank you.
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How much practice in terms of range of hours, might it take to feel comfortable wth presenting this effect?

I have never worked with floating objects that use threads. How visible are the threads to the audience sitting up close near the stage?

How much work does it take to ensure proper lighting?

Do you need a special backdrop of any kind?

Might some theatres and hotel type venues prohibit the use the small amount of flash paper used in this particular effect?

How is the impact on the audience?

Can you hand out the rose, immediately,at the end of the routine?

Any negatives to this effect?

I look forward to your responses.

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Kevin James Floating Rose is one of the best selling products of it type. Be aware that it DOES take some concentrated work to get perfected. The problem is that you will have to get to the point where you can handle the gimmick with ease and not look as if you are searching around in the air for it, etc. The feedback from customers who have used it is exceedingly positive. Best,
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Thanks for the thoughtful comments Brad.

It would also be helpful to hear from any performers that are actually using (or have used) this effect in their show.

Many thanks.

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I have perfomed this many times. It took me quite some time to really nail the performance of it. Yes you can hand out the rose immediately. I have never run into any problems with the flash paper anywhere. I do always make a point to inform venues that I will be working with fire. No special backdrop is needed although darker clothing is best.
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When you say quite some time, roughly how many hours of concentrated practice might it take to make it fluid and magical?

Please suggest a range, based on your experience.

5 -10 hours?

20-30 hours?

40Hrs+?

Many thanks.

When I look on Kevin James' web site and watch his demo of himself performing the effect on stage, the "moment" he grabs the rose from behind his coat seems so obvious.

Have a look at: http://www.kjmagic.com/catalog/videos/rose.html

Is the moment of production that obvious because it is (to the lay audience)? or just because we're magicians and know when the magic moment is coming?

Have your audiences come up to you after your shows and commented on this paritcular effect?

If so, what were the comments (ie. very favorable, disbelief, wonder, etc...).

Many thanks in advance MindPirate for your continued and insightful input.

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I Have performed the floating rose along with my friend Jack Stephens, you can see a picture of him performing the effect http://www.jack-stephens.com/seethemagic/pic13.htm he practiced daily at least three time the whole routine about 10 minutes long for about two and half months while we prepared for the show at camp MITIOG back in 2004. So we can feel comfortable handling the props… The IT is not visible from the stage, you need to use the correct lighting which is not hard to accomplish…. The person that you get to help you may see how it is floating but that's where good audience management comes handy… dark clothes will help hide the gimmick. You want to hand out the Rose right away that is why you are producing it! Here you can see my friend Jack with Kevin James the creator of the floating Rose Routine http://www.jack-stephens.com/seethemagic/pic20.htm If you have any questions feel free to pm or email me.
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Ricahato:

Thanks for your informative reply and the link to some great pictures.

Might I suggest that below each of the pictures, you indicaate where each person is standing (ie. "lft to rt: Jack, Stepanie, etc..."). You get the idea. This will precvent any confusion of who is who.

All the best.

And congratualations on working the floatin rose into your show!

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