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David Le
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I got "called on the carpet" in a very embarrassing way, because of a simple quarter vanish I did while waiting for overhead pipes to "come in".


Doug, that's too bad.

I thought one of the people they'd be happy to welcome aboard is someone who's into magic, since he knows the "rules of the game" and isn't really too hard to convince that while knowing DC' s methods, he should keep his mouth shut............... but its the other way around! Smile

anyways, you can tell him you're an unemployed lawyer, I'm sure they won't mind, right? Smile Smile

LOL j/k
Scott Imler
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Funny I was chosen for 13 and although we went back stage and were explained the "method" by which we vanished by DC himself, other than a 5 minite speech about keeping it a secret and an autographed picture we did not sign any "agreement"

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David Le
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I think there's a psychology to THIRTEEN.

first DC does his show consisting of 6 or 7 illusions before THIRTEEN. that way, he lets the audience RESPECT him and he basically has authority over EVERYONE for as long as he's performing.

so, when the THIRTEEN people are chosen for THIRTEEN, majority, or ALL of those 13 will naturally understand that they HAVE TO keep the secret to themselves and will end up bragging about the night that "they disappeared" and when people ask any of those 13 how david did it,,, they'll start bragging and gloating even more! Smile

its just the way I look at that ^ and the issue why david and crew are NOT so concerned about letting 13 people in on one of his closely guarded "techniques".



just my 2 cents.

:) Smile
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Hi David yes I agree that he does make you feel that you were let in on something special. Even as a magician who has done "round abouts" before in my own show I still felt that his explanation and speech were very well done and most laymen would hopefully concur with his requests to keep it "our little secret".

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I recommend you try a gig at your local theater. Stage hand. Anything, carpentry, electrics, props, sound...it's all good.

Learn the timing and stage-tech, the terminology, the "attitude"...learn to run the "flies", hang weights, climb the grid...you will love it. I started out at $11.50 an hour + $35.00 per show worked. I did a dozen or more plays..."Tommy", "She Loves Me", "Cats", "Grease" (Sally Struthers and I became friends very quickly...Adrian Zmed was a great guy as well)...then Copperfield came to town.

You want to talk about a learning experience...! Nothing like working on plays...a whole different feel. All set-up and very little play. The hours of prep...the rigging of props, more prep, polishing stainless steel, building "the Fan" (that thing's real, and DANGEROUS!), building the Barclay house (what a complicated system THAT was!), setting up pyro...

I could go on, but "Unexplained Forces" was awesome to work on. At least I got the experience behind me now, even tho' I may never work another show... Smile

Doug
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