The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Paper money madness! » » Ultra Visual Nightshades by Paul Harris (1 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
MagicMan1957
View Profile
Inner circle
1442 Posts

Profile of MagicMan1957
Joshua Barrett
View Profile
Inner circle
Cincinnati, Ohio
3627 Posts

Profile of Joshua Barrett
Anyone know when this will be released
mrunge
View Profile
Inner circle
Charleston, SC
3717 Posts

Profile of mrunge
That looks pretty cool.

Mark.
Conus
View Profile
Special user
639 Posts

Profile of Conus
Great... simply great
joseph
View Profile
Eternal Order
Please ignore my
16948 Posts

Profile of joseph
Quote:
On 2007-07-16 13:22, Joshua Barrett wrote:
Anyone know when this will be released


Soon, I hope...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
John McLaughlin
View Profile
Veteran user
Gloucester, Massachusetts
380 Posts

Profile of John McLaughlin
Just checked it out...next on my list???
...NSA John McLaughlin, not CIA John McLaughlin
VcosNJ
View Profile
Inner circle
1180 Posts

Profile of VcosNJ
I believe this is coming out on Sept. 8th. Start saving some cash! Smile
Steve Haynes
View Profile
Inner circle
Southeastern United States
1081 Posts

Profile of Steve Haynes
It would be cool to do Fraud and the follow up with this without a bill switch.
Now that would be a great hand out.
amerigo
View Profile
Veteran user
Can't believe I only have
318 Posts

Profile of amerigo
Any word on when this will become available ?
Magic is Everywhere
Jason Messina
View Profile
Elite user
424 Posts

Profile of Jason Messina
It is now exclusively available from The Astonishment Project (my little site)....

You can find it here:

http://theastonishmentproject.com/shop

I've been having a lot of fun with this one. It really looks like movie special effects, only live and up close.....
VcosNJ
View Profile
Inner circle
1180 Posts

Profile of VcosNJ
I may have to pick this one up. In a few weeks though as I will be out of state.
magicstudent
View Profile
Elite user
489 Posts

Profile of magicstudent
I find difficulties buying from the site :-(
Tried to contact tech support but no replies...

Jeff
I'll Be Back!
-Schwarzenegger-
Jason Messina
View Profile
Elite user
424 Posts

Profile of Jason Messina
ULTRA VISUAL NIGHTSHADES REVIEW
It's finally here! After much waiting Ultra Visual NightShades has finally arrived on my doorstep. Below is my full review of the effect originated by Paul Harris and further developed into Ultra Visual NightShades by Mark Allen.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I run The Astonishment Project, the exclusive place for Ultra Visual NightShades, just so you know. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with this for the last few weeks and thought I’d share a few thoughts…

What does it look like?
You borrow a dollar bill, take out a sharpie and draw a pair of sunglasses over good ole' George's eyeballs. Holding the dollar at the fingertips and at the edge with, the bill in full view, you give it a slight shake. The sunglasses flip up to George's forehead instantly and visually!

Specs
The bill is borrowed. The same bill remains in play the whole time, no switches or other funny business. The bill is handed back after the effect (again no switches) and can be completely examined. They won't find anything because there's nothing to find. The bill is left completely clean.

The reset takes seconds. Personally I wouldn’t immediately repeat this for the same audience but there isn’t anything technical about it that would prevent you from repeating it.

You're probably wondering how the angles are. Well, you can safely do this completely surrounded with people on all sides of you. Of course that wouldn't be any fun for the people behind you cause they wouldn't be able to see what's happening. So I would recommend that you direct the set of people to be head on as that's the best angle. But you don't have to worry about someone sneaking up on you and discovering the secret. Not going to happen.

With the quick reset and flexibility with angles, this is perfect for table hopping, walk around, street magic and most other close up situations.

What you get
You get a DVD with full explanation of UV NightShades as well as explanations for Ultra Spinner (a borrowed pen spinning effect) and Ultra Peeler (an upgrade of Peeler).

Also, you get the stuff. The secret stuff that makes all this possible. It only takes a few minutes to make this up (it took me about 5 minutes, it's really super easy to make). But once it's made you're ready to go. There is enough "stuff" to last you a long time and for you to make alternate gimmicks.

The Scoop
Ok, now that we have the technical stuff behind us, let's talk about the effect. Don't make this up unless you have an hour to spare. That's how much time I spent in the bathroom in front of the mirror just doing the move over and over. It's one of those, looks sooo cool and is sooo easy that you just want to do it over and over again.

There is one simple move that once you get the timing down you’ll be tempted to play with this thing all the time. It really does look cool.

The DVD describes two different scenarios. One is using a borrowed bill and the other is using your own bill. Before I got this I thought you had to use a borrowed bill to get the best effect but I was wrong. I've been getting just as strong reactions from just pulling a bill out of my pocket and doing the thing.

Joe Russell describes both ways of doing things and the easiest way to get in to the proper positions both times. The viewer will no doubt adapt it to his own style.

One of the bonus effects is Spinner and it allows you to spin a borrowed pen. This is a pretty clever idea. A drawback in the previous incarnations of PK pens was that you had to use your pen. They worked and they worked well but it's nice to be able to walk into a room, pick up a pen and make it start moving at your command. Now you can do that.

Ultra Peeler is a cool little thing. I haven't made one of these up yet but I'm going to use this to have someone pick a card and have his or her name appear on the back in the peel. Very cool stuff, very easy.

In speaking with Paul I asked him why there weren't any other variations on the NightShades plot explained or mentioned on the DVD. You could reasonably make George do a lot of things and you're not limited to a dollar bill or even a bill. You could use a post it, a check, etc. He told me that he tried so many variations and the one that resonated the most with audiences was the shades on George's eyes flipping up. There's something iconic about that image that really strikes a chord with people.

I'm still excited to see what other variations and ideas others will come up with in the coming weeks. If you have any please email me at jason@theastonishmentproject.com. I'd love to hear them.

So, all in all this is a cool little thing that I now carry with me all the time. Now when I want to do something all I have to do is pull out a dollar bill. It's a nice little moment of astonishment done on the fly. And you can leave them with the dollar bill. It only lasts a moment but the moment is one of high astonishment.

It’s available exclusively from The Astonishment Project:
http://www.theastonishmentproject.com/sh......_id=8837

Any questions let me know….
Illucifer
View Profile
Inner circle
1265 Posts

Profile of Illucifer
Anyone having audio problems with this DVD? The audio is nothing but chirps and glitches on mine. Can't understand a single word.
It's all in the reflexes.
paisa23
View Profile
Inner circle
7294 Posts

Profile of paisa23
Mine is on its way. I hope its not a mass thing.
Tim Trono
View Profile
Inner circle
1108 Posts

Profile of Tim Trono
It seems that a minor authoring issue has popped up on nightshades that creates an audio glitch on certain Mac's and some of the older players. Playing the disc on a pc or a newer player should hopefully solve your problem.
Steve Haynes
View Profile
Inner circle
Southeastern United States
1081 Posts

Profile of Steve Haynes
Mine played fine on my dvd player, havent checked on my pc
Tim Trono
View Profile
Inner circle
1108 Posts

Profile of Tim Trono
Just talked with Paul...for the handful of people who don't have any optional players...he will make an encrypted download available from theastonishmentproject..which should be available in about ten days.
Illucifer
View Profile
Inner circle
1265 Posts

Profile of Illucifer
Well, I'm on a MacBook and that's good news about the encrypted download, but at this point in time it's very easy to make a disk that plays fine on both platforms. What kind of authoring issue is it?
It's all in the reflexes.
Robert M
View Profile
Inner circle
2570 Posts

Profile of Robert M
My DVD wouldn't play on either of my Dell computers - an Inspiron 9100 laptop and a Dell desktop computer. But, it played on my Marantz DVD player just fine.

Robert
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Paper money madness! » » Ultra Visual Nightshades by Paul Harris (1 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.16 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL