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Payne
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I believe he drug it around with a person on either end. His screen was very heavy, made out of masonite, and thus had to be dragged around.
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OK, so let's take the concept of an individual spinning this by himself. My armspan is about 64 inches being able to grab something with both hands and stretching out completely. With 5 screens at 18" a piece, you are at about 90 inches (give or take for hinges). Why couldn't you simply pull the screens in a bit of a semi circle and spin them completely around...think of it like dancing with the screens doing a complete circle. Your hidden assistant can help by simply "dancing" with you. Then you "straighten up" the screens once you do a complete 360. If done to music, this could look quite graceful, I would think. Especially with using cloth (rather than masonite). Then you are not dragging one end, you are picking up 2 ends at the same time, but pivoting it on the middle screens.

Again, I don't have this prop, but it seems that this should work. Someone with the prop should try this and let us know if it is doable and practical in the real world.
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OK, I talked with Jimmy (magic4545) offline, and I think he has a great solution for whole spinning issue that we have been discussing that is really thinking outside of the box -- or screen, as it were. Jimmy said above that he was going to do a live performance of it and put it up on youtube, so I don't want to spoil it. Let's just say Jimmy has come up with a very creative way to get past the issue.

Go Jimmy!
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And creator of Sacred - The Child Conjuring Illusion - Because there is nothing more magical than the creation of a child.

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Does anyone have the Creative Magic version, B-Screen, which would seem to solve at least Frank Tougas' problem of storage space. But is it as good as the original? I have Circle Squared and really like it. Very practical and versatile. Bryce's Screen almost seems practical in its "old fashioned" version (withouth the light-weight fabric and velcro), making it a more solid illusion in its original form. Is that the case? Or do people find the B-Screen effect powerful too?
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I have the B-Screens. They work exactly like the original version, just easier to store and transport. The only slight drawback is that they are not quite as sturdy when set-up.
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Sorry but what is this? you really think this is a good Illusion?
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Okay, here's the solution...

Duh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXByS0d6Hvs

It's also hilarious to watch the ending! I've got friends watching this one over and over...

I'm not sure how long that I'm going to leave this up, but I feel that it's the only way to do the screen that justifies the production.

Let me know what you think. Other than "You've ruined PK Touches..."

JF
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By the way, Jeff McBride liked it so much, he has requested my permission to use the 5-panel construction AND front to back orientation concept from "Touch of a Demon Ghost." I still think that he just liked the mask, he's a pushover for that stuff with masks in it!

Now, everyone is allowed to like it, LOL!!!

JF
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I made myself a 'Bryce's Screen' after watching and analysing the workings from Creative Magic's video,- I used PVC pipe about i/4" oval cross section for the framework. The pipe could be bent to a right angle and all joints fixed with a hot-glue gun. The covering was made two sided out of a sort of silky material and I stuck all the edges etc. together with contact adhesive. Finishing of the joints/hinges with broad black tape,- also syuck with glue.

The finished product was made to be six foot tall as I wanted it to have a reasonable viewing angle from the front . . . not sure if it would pass inspection from a balcony (not had opportunity to test this yet).

As for 'proving' the rear to be innocent I used a couple of kids from the audience who were given a magic wand each. Shown how to wave them at each other across the stage and then took upstage, behind the screens to do their stuff.

My assistant and I then proceeded to produce Father Christmas. The kids at the back of the stage could testify to anyone that asked that the big guy didn't sneak in the back.

Somebody posted saying that they would want to use it single handed to produce their assistant. This illusion, as I made it, requires two people to opperate it, but to produce Santa, or other dignitary is a doddle as all they have to do is stand there and wait for their appearance.

The only downside with the illusion is that it is infact six foot long,- fortunately I have an estate car that will take it.

To see a most amusing picture and funny story of this illusion visit my blog at
http://MagicMonkSolutions.com/2/page/2/ and scroll down to the entry dated 2010-04-15 . . . . . it'll make you chuckle !
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On Sep 10, 2007, magic4545 wrote:
Okay, here's the solution...

Duh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXByS0d6Hvs

It's also hilarious to watch the ending! I've got friends watching this one over and over...

I'm not sure how long that I'm going to leave this up, but I feel that it's the only way to do the screen that justifies the production.

Let me know what you think. Other than "You've ruined PK Touches..."

JF



How can we see this? the video is no longer there...really interested because I like your work a lot Smile
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