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Deos any1 no any good appearing and disappearing tricks? Like using a blanket or chair to vanish? if so please tell me.
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There is another post in this section on Mark Wilsons Cyclopdia of Magic it would be the perfect first book to learn more vanishes than you can shake a stick at!

Pick it up it's very inexpensive and will keep you busy for a long time.

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Any beginner book worth its salt will have a section on vanishes. With just a few tweaks, it can be a professional performance! But I remind you, any large scale vanishes will require a lot of prework and fabrication.

P.S. It's "Encyclopedia"
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Hey Magic Cracker

If you're looking for an easy blanket / chair vanish like Criss Angel does, it ain't gonna happen. You need your own TV show to do that type of magic. Criss "cheats" a little bit.

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Yeah I kinda noticed, he says what you see is what you get but after wacthing his clips he really looks like a fraud and not a true magician performer. I mean he has pretty good triks but most of his are just fake. thanks for telling me.


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Toaster, BG did spell it wrong but "Cyclopedia" is correct. It is the scaled down version of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic.


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On 2006-12-26 11:20, The magic cracker wrote:
I mean he has pretty good triks but most of his are just fake.


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Ok what do you mean???
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I know you were referring to camera tricks, but it hit me as funny that you were calling his magic fake. It's all fake. His is just extremely angle sensitive (the camera) and relies on precise attention management (editing).
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Hey... I don't mind angle sensitive, if it works. I just want him to stop using stooges.

And thanks on the "Cyclopedia" tip. I thought that was a rather odd typo to make.
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Stooges are not against "the rules". Obvious stooges in unbelievable situations are not my favorite use of them. I think the old pocket watch under the handkerchief vanish that uses a stooge is very clever and elegant. Having someone name a loved one at "random", and having their image appear tattooed on the performer, is too over the top for me. But, it is very powerful on some viewers.
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We'll I'm not really into camera tricks.
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I tend to agree with Josh... Magic is in the way you make it happen, and in the eye of those who watch... I am not to hot on camera tricks and stooges either, but that does not mean I would not use them in a proper setting. If the illusion works and is worth it, stimulates the audience in the right way, why not. I remember watching a magician live with a couple of friends and discussing the illusions afterwards. One of the illusion was definitely done with image manipulation ( a one point, you need to watch a big screen to see what happens at a remote location...). To me, it was obvious. But to others, they just looked at me as if I was out of my mind.. "What do you mean??? It was LIVE!! We were there!!".


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Bisection by Andrew Mayne uses a blanket - the effect is that during your show you make half of your body completely disappear in the blink of an eye, then just as quickly you return to normal.
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Cracker, I understand where you are coming from. But camera tricks are just a technique, with good and bad applications. Let's say a street performer was performing cups and balls and a crowd gathered. And a tourist stops by with a wife and kids and starts videotaping. What kind of effect on the crowd would it have if he instructed everyone to watch the cameras monitor, and as they watched he fades out becoming invisible? And what if one of the other spectators waves her hand in front of the camera and you see her hand but not the magician? Of course I'm talking about camera tricks and stooges. But I think it would be a very strong and respectable use of these tools. Don't you?
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How about having your loved one's name on the side of a passing taxi? Or "thought of" card?

Give me a break.

Jim
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I can do it. But I'd need 54 taxis. (OK...I'm thinking of the guarantee joker)

Funny thought: If someone shows you the invisible deck, tell them you picked the "Rules of Texas Hold 'Em" card.
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Yes I understand how cameras are tools in tricks but if you are famouse like Criss Angel and someone sees him walking down a street and asks him to show him a disappearing trick or whatever he have barly anything to show that guy.
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I'm sure Criss could amaze you with just a quarter and a Coke can.

Josh, when I perform the "invisible deck", I always have the person handling the cards remove the invisible Jokers. Maybe I need to tell them to remove the Rules of Texas Hold'em card too!

Jim
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How about simple coin vanishes? They still are the best little vanishing effect you can do. Mark Wilson's book again is a great resource for these.

Cheers

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I consider Ghostvision by Andrew Mayne a disappearing and appearing effect! Smile
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in - Wayne Gretzky
My favorite part is putting the gaffs in the spectators hands...it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside! - Bob Kohler
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