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by Scott Sullivan
January 24th, 2009, 11:26 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: You Are The Magic... Always
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: You Are The Magic... Always

Thanks for sharing! And especially to Kyle for kicking this off with his article.
by Scott Sullivan
March 13th, 2005, 1:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Malini Egg Bag
Replies: 67
Views: 5083

Re: Malini Egg Bag

I must agree with Martin (and the others on the first page of this thread) about Lynetta's egg bags. They are in a class of their own. I was urged to perform the egg bag by Denny years ago and have used the $30 Malini ever since. After switching to Lynetta's bag recently, I must say, there is a worl...
by Scott Sullivan
February 16th, 2005, 8:59 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Idea for presentation
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Idea for presentation

Pete, That's a great presentation. I love ideas like this. I had a presentation a few years ago (2000-2001) that I won a couple awards with (at the MAES convention and Split Rock Spectacular) doing a Pavel Walking knot routine with tin cans on the ends of the ropes. When the rope was 'cut,' the musi...
by Scott Sullivan
December 2nd, 2004, 7:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Best Card Stack
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: The Best Card Stack

Try doing a search, this has been discussed several times on the forum. For example: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://geniimagazine.com/forum/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=000016#000000">http://geniimagazine.com/forum/noncgi/u ... 016#000000</a><!-- m --> You'll get many opini...
by Scott Sullivan
December 2nd, 2004, 2:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Aronson Stack
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Aronson Stack

It's a toss! I still like doing a variation from Workers where the spectator finds a card that's named (done under a presentation where the sectator is one of the world's top card cheats). However, I've been playing around with a few of Darwin's routines from Scams. Can't wait to dig into Mneumonica...
by Scott Sullivan
September 9th, 2004, 4:39 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Learning video
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Learning video

Congratulations on your new production! Welcome to the wonderful world of video production! I hope you have a great experience with it and learn as much as you can. You sound like you've got the drive! Working with Avid will be a great experience, too! You are going to be using THE industry standard...
by Scott Sullivan
August 31st, 2004, 5:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: unusual cups
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: unusual cups

Bill, You are correct, they look like they were designed for drinking. I think you'll agree, though, that that's the beauty of them, that they weren't designed for magic, BUT drinking. They just have a great look. Tommy Wonder has two small cups and a larger cup. His large cup didn't nest with the o...
by Scott Sullivan
August 30th, 2004, 8:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: unusual cups
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: unusual cups

Pepka, Hey! How's it been? It's been a long time. Are you going to be at the MAES convention? If so, we'll have to get together then. I had some trouble with the link you gave. I did find the cups (which look stunning!) Just for anyone else who might have a hard time, I've included a link below: <!-...
by Scott Sullivan
August 15th, 2004, 8:31 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Learning video
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Learning video

First off, good luck with the local public-access show! I've never had that chance and I wish you the best! Regarding that "essential hurdle," I'm going to make a few assumptions to make this easier. I'll assume you have access to the equipment (sounds like you're well on your way). If you...
by Scott Sullivan
August 12th, 2004, 7:05 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Learning video
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Learning video

Gensheimer is correct in that having access to the equipment doesn't always translate into experience. That said, I think it can only help for you to look into learning what you can from video professionals. Photography and videography fall into simlar fields in that understanding colors and framing...
by Scott Sullivan
July 26th, 2004, 9:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks we can no longer perform
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Tricks we can no longer perform

I'll have to disagree with the topic as well. I've had many a conversations with a good friend and fellow pro. He has a huge problem with exposure and even has a problem with the local magic shop selling thumb tips and invisible decks (when we got down to it, it's because he's performing both of the...
by Scott Sullivan
May 5th, 2004, 6:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Faro Shuffles--S. Brent Morris
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Faro Shuffles--S. Brent Morris

Bob, Here's what I have inside the cover of his book (after using my Cray to decrypt the 256-bit assymetrical blowfish encryption): MAA Service Center P.O. Box 91112 Washington, DC 20090-1112 800-331-1MAAA It's a great book (keep in mind, this is coming from someone with a background in aerospace en...
by Scott Sullivan
May 5th, 2004, 6:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: CUPS EXPERTS
Replies: 69
Views: 2395

Re: CUPS EXPERTS

Hey Scott! Remember ya well! Are you still in the Lancaster area? I'll be in town this week or next. Drop me an email and I'll bring a few different cups for you to look at or we can just catch up on times. Pepka, gas for your car? This coming from a guy who just came back from DC!!! Take care guys!...
by Scott Sullivan
May 5th, 2004, 6:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: CUPS EXPERTS
Replies: 69
Views: 2395

Re: CUPS EXPERTS

Hey Scott! Remember ya well! Are you still in the Lancaster area? I'll be in town this week or next. Drop me an email and I'll bring a few different cups for you to look at or we can just catch up on times. Pepka, gas for your car? This coming from a guy who just came back from DC!!! Take care guys!...
by Scott Sullivan
May 4th, 2004, 9:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: CUPS EXPERTS
Replies: 69
Views: 2395

Re: CUPS EXPERTS

I may be a bit late joining in the thread but... I recently picked up a set of the brass Magic Makers cups and I actually like them. I agree with Pepka about the inside of the copper cups. Crap in my opinion. However, the brass are nice. I don't think I'll use these too much though. I have two sets ...
by Scott Sullivan
October 8th, 2003, 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Houdin Books
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Robert Houdin Books

I'm not sure what you mean by a "collector" book. If you mean is it a book that book collector's and magic collector's would want on their shelf? Yes, this is a hot one. It is also a very interesting and very well produced book for the average reader. The quality of the book is wonderful, ...
by Scott Sullivan
August 20th, 2003, 2:23 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 7382

Re: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)

DonB, I've loved Magic Squares ever since I could remember. Probably explains the Aerospace Engineering path I took. Anyway, I have been doing magic squares for closeup gigs for the longest time and wanted to "bump" it up to stage. (I typically do this with certain effects I am learning wh...
by Scott Sullivan
August 1st, 2003, 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: August Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: August Genii

Mr. Mitchell brings up a point about this month's issue. He said: >"Where are the pictures." The information presented to me in "Genii" form, will take a while to digest... To me, this is what makes Genii my favorite periodical in magic. Of the two "main" periodicals ou...
by Scott Sullivan
July 10th, 2003, 10:05 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Websites
Replies: 27
Views: 2550

Re: Websites

Excellent point about attracting the right type of people to your site. In fact, trying to trick people to your site by using every meta tag possible or using certain keywords will actually hurt you in the long run. Allow me explain. Many of the top portals/search engines including yahoo keep track ...
by Scott Sullivan
July 7th, 2003, 5:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bulletproof tricks
Replies: 24
Views: 752

Re: Bulletproof tricks

I'm surprised I haven't seen one trick mentioned. For the last several years I have been performing variations of effects with the Aronson. I loved the reactions. Then, just for fun, I went 'back to basics' the other week with an Invisible Deck. I hate to admit it, but that one trick leaves EVERYONE...

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