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Now Chat we all agree that your show should reflect you and not some other magician, what are the other elements that effect illusion planning Conditions would be number one. What type of conditions will you be presenting your show or new illusion under Will it be on stages at schools surrounded in churches outdoors indoors at night during the day with backstage no backstage three shows a day one show a day carry it in a Volkswagon carry it in a truck travel far travel across the street with no...

Working With Cardboard

Foamcore brand which comes in various colors and hickTssel l m, before cutting out whatever shape qou require from the cardboard it is best to first draw the shape on the board. Most shapes will onlq involve straight lines. Once drawn out. C* clamp a straight or IM* down to act as a straight edge Then carefullq gjide a box cutter with a new blade down the Ime for a straight, smooth cut. Vo this with all staright edges. before cutting out whatever shape qou require from the cardboard it is best...

The King Of Clubs

This easy to build prop is great for the performer that works a lot of organizations, clubs and banquets. As the show begins, the voice over announces a man who plays a lot of clubs, Lions clubs, Rotary Clubs, etc. The assistants pull a cloth off a large panel and reveal The King of Clubs-suddenly there is a big flash and there, in front of the card stands the the magician-the King of Clubs, and the image is gone behind him egin kidding this prop bq first fabricating the frame from 2* framework...

At The Beach

The magician explains that there is one thing he enjoys more than performing and that is a day at the beach. But now he has figured out how to combine both activities. An assistant brings on a cartoon palm tree. What about the ocean The assistant wheels on a cut out ocean. Don't forget the sun. The assistant returns with a cut-out sun and sticks it to the palm tree. Next, a tube of cloth is brought out, lifted briefly and when dropped there stands a beautiful bathing beauty Al the- involved...

Toms Lift

Another great Tom Palmer, Tony Andru zi, Makelyn ye Mage idea. Seems as though Tom's ideas work best in bars. Perhaps that is where they were researched I loved this guy This version of the Balducchi levitation features a gimmicked shoe that allows you to perform the miracle up close and devoid of angles, although it is best viewed up close and from the front. The effect is simply this, after a few of your friends have enjoyed Sex on The Beach (the drink) you explain to them that you can float,...

The Shadow Of Life

Magic Illusion Door

On the stage sets an oddly shaped frame. Assistants enter and open the door to show the unit empty. The door is shut and slowly a shadow is seen to form on the door. The shadow begins to take shape and it is seen to be the image of a man. Suddenly, the front door fiys open and it's the magician _ The framework is made to the dimension* on the next page. You will notice that the magician is hidden in the left panel The area b4 his head needs to have a 8 III clearance In our drawing the door is...

The Haunted House Switch

As the house sits to the side of the stage with the assistant hidden behind the roof costumed in a sheet as a ghost, the magician explains the unusual properties of this small house he is about to construct. He dons a matching ghost costume sheet and begins to set up the house. Once the house is positioned, he goes behind the roof and bends down to pick it up. As he does so, he crawls into the house and lets the assistant lift the roof, making he switch almost undetectable. The ghost then puts...

The Fast Make Sub Trunk

If you buy your materials on Friday, you can make this prop on Saturday, stain it on Sunday and begin rehearsals on Monday. The effect is the same as a standard Substitution Trunk with the magician instantly changing Places with his assistant contained within a locked trunk. The fabrication has just been simplified to allow a faster building time for the illusionist in a hurry. The desired details of trim, etc. can be added later. The goal ot this concept is to get you a prop fast The magician...

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Up PlN GO he is a genius because of you This prop is basicallq a box made to the dimensions on our next page The box can be iade from cardboard and. franklij. I think the shabbier the prop in this instance, the better It can also be made from 1 4* plijwood and finished our nicelq This is qour choice The table she rests on can be a standard folding table, or constructed for the The bo* itself is the focus of the illusion How it is fabricated is up to ijou Following the dimensions on the next...

Fast Make Tip Over

This is one of the most versatile props you will ever own. It's great as an illusion all by itself or it can be used to easily producer _CEO of a major corporation for your next trade show. The tip over trunk us really a simple principle once you understand the trunk has no bottom. The bottom is replaced by the back panel as shown in our upper drawing. This piece is bolted to the base and always stays stationary ast the trunk tips in front of it. The trunk has hinges that allows it to be tipped...

Thoughts

As you begin to consider mounting an illusion show or just adding an illusion to your already established act, the first thing you must do is research. Begin reading through your catalogues, view your video tapes, get as much input as you can on what type of illusion you want to add. Look at your existing act and analyze it to find what's missing. Should you add a production, a levitation, mutilation or a vanish At what point do you perform this miracle in your act Will the same illusion that...

Victory Carton Illusions

Corporate Stage Illusion Plans

One of my very first books on illusions was U.F. Grant's Victory Carton Illusions. I still have ihe book with my name crudley stenciled on the back. The book was bought at Douglas Magicland in Dallas 409 N. Orvay-I still remember the address . Perhaps it was sold to me by Mark Wilson who was a demonstrater there at the time, I can't remember. The book features an illustration by Nelson llahne which I have replicated and updated above. Ihe book is only few pages, typewritten with some bad...