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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this has been tried before however I have seen the game where you post an effect and the next post has to start with the last letter....This is different.

I will post an opener and the next effect posted should use the same equipmentor transition smoothly.

as an example, Ring Flight leads into Killer Key (The initial key can be in the key case)

I hope what I am trying to say is clear and possible.
And lets try to get a variety rather than all cards. We'll see what happens.

So here goes,

Opener:

as always, Ambitious Card to pocket.

use the card from the pocket to.....
I am a Sankey addict....please, help me!

My name is Will, my company is Blink, an experience in transposition.
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I really like the idea of making such transitions amd minmizing on props.
No methods or what is used will be revealed but here are some ideas.

Continue with Carlysle's "Homing Card"
or
"2 Signed Card Transposition" – Carroll – Magic Menu
or
Another idea is one of my own where a little something is added for a nice rising card effect.
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Nice, lets keep this going.

We may come up with the worlds longest seamless routine.

Posted: Feb 9, 2007 6:29pm
Now from Homing Card to...
I am a Sankey addict....please, help me!

My name is Will, my company is Blink, an experience in transposition.
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OK I'll bite. Produce the remaining 3 of a kind in a spectator cuts the aces style effect.
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I know what is trying to be done and won't ruin the party. BUT remember in the practice of close up magic it is far more important to interact with the audience. Make them feel involved. Your transitions should be with people.

With that said the exersise hurts nothing.
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Hmm. What happened to stay away from all cards?

So after a spectator cuts the aces, do Chinese Miser's Dream -- Henry Evans did this on V3 of The Greatest Magic Performances Ever Assembled.
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On 2007-02-13 16:45, Jim Poor wrote:
Hmm. What happened to stay away from all cards?


Yeah. Once the cards come into play folks will tend to stick with that "equipment" and not make a transition to other props.

Since the cards are out, a coin matrix would make a transition to coins.
Since this is a Table Hopping and Strolling area, a matrix is probably not the best choice.
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Great to think about but I too fear that a seamless routine can be a really bad idea after a while. The audience needs closure so they can reset and get ready for something else. So you just need to decide what that moment is.

Creatively tho, it's fantastic to do this. I'll admit it.

Reminds me of a video shoot I went to where before the start of the shoot, some magician was doing card tricks for anyone who would watch and they went on and on and on and on and one with one big huge seamless routine and the guy's buddy says... "he could do this all day" to which I'm thinking to myself.... "HE COULD.. BUT HE SHOULDN'T!!!!'. Not only were there no breaks but he didn't seem to care waht the reactions were to the tricks by the spectators. Instead of reading their body language that made certain it was time to 'end it' he just went on and on and on and .....

phew!
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Chinese Miser's dream introduced coins into the mix without having to do a full matrix. And they have holes, so maybe a string effect, to string and (finger)ring to-> whatever else.

I think we can agree that we probably wouldn't be doing a literal seamless routine, but as others have pointed out, this is great for creativity's sake.
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Heck!
Even if we "come up with the worlds longest seamless routine" it would be foolish to actually attempt it.

Short sets of 2 to 4 tricks that use only a couple of props and includes transitions between those props is something I find interesting and useful for the sake of pocket management if nothing else.
Actually such transitions are not bad for table work either. In one older Okito Box routine my ending was showing the coins gone and a sponge ball swelling out of the box.

It's just an exercise.

Jim's idea of using a Chinese coin for a string trick (Ooops! effect Smile ) is something I looked into via Sol Stone's "Hung Coin" and a routine by Steve Duschek.

One problem with this topic is that not everyone may know an effect that's posted.
I don't know the one Jim mentioned.
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Good Point Jaz,

Basically, the performer produces several large Chinese coins from in between two playing cards.

I like the idea of transitions that introduce the next routine or a prop to be used in the next routine. The two shows I am working on right now have smooth (I hope) transitions from routine to routine.
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Back in your boxes folks.

This was meant to be more of a creative excersise.
I guess what I am trying to do is see how much transition plays a part in performance.

To move from a coin effect to a card effect and then to a spongeball effect lacks continuity.

To move from ACR to In a Flash to Slick Splits with the sigle coin has a natural transition to it.

I am working on four routines that all are seamless and transition logically, hence taking away any suspicion of gaffed anything. This post was to fuel my brain and maybe even yours.

Will//

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Thanks Jaz and Jim, by the way.
I am a Sankey addict....please, help me!

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See your actually missing the point. The transitions, and continuity come from you. You make them seamless. Your personality and performing persona is the continuity.
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Card on ceiling
followed by a deck vanish
that should end this thread!
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On 2007-02-14 17:36, matt.magicman wrote:
Card on ceiling
followed by a deck vanish
that should end this thread!


That's very funny! A+.
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Unless you go with invisible deck Smile
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Wow, I never expected reponses like this.

Definately dissapointed.

And yes, I know the transitions come from me and my performance structure.
This topic has nothing to do with my performance. I work on my own routines.

IT WAS AN EXPERIMENT IN CREATIVITY!! (am I yelling that lound enough for you?)

End of topic.
What a friggen waste of thought.
I am a Sankey addict....please, help me!

My name is Will, my company is Blink, an experience in transposition.
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I guess its all about routining in the real world
I saw peter wardell's lecture last year, at he's all about this in his performances
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Consider this topic dead.
Lock it and leave it.
I am a Sankey addict....please, help me!

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Wow pretty hostile.
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