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by Rolf Reiner
July 22nd, 2012, 9:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 35580

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six

"Doble Mandoble unfortunately failed to live up to first place expectations for me and pales in comparison to the true hilarity of comedy conductor, Mikael Szaniel, who placed 2nd." I am a great fan of this act, and continue to be amazed to find it described as a "conductor" by m...
by Rolf Reiner
July 21st, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 35580

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy

I have been seeing tons of photos from the convention in Facebook. This one, from a Portuguese magician, caught my eye... seems to be a Blackpool classic: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=444679885563803&set=a.444679262230532.101220299.100000653863267&a...
by Rolf Reiner
July 18th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome FISM images
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Awesome FISM images

By a long shot the best FISM photos to be found, by Leo Erdfelt, member of the competition tech crew under Gay Ljungberg. Makes you feel like you were there!

http://www.fotografleo.se/fism2012/
by Rolf Reiner
July 14th, 2012, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 35580

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six

Day 5 competition review was not published (yet).
by Rolf Reiner
July 13th, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Five
Replies: 14
Views: 6576

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Five

Yu Ho Jin and Yann Frisch seem to be the favorites for the Grand Prix. Yu has a stage persona that I have not seen in a Grand Prix winner since Lance Burton in 82.
by Rolf Reiner
July 13th, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Four
Replies: 43
Views: 11786

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Four

The Tom Waits tune is not a part of the act. It was added for TV, the act is silent - really silent, and even more impressive so.
by Rolf Reiner
July 13th, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Three
Replies: 47
Views: 11294

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Three

Comedy is difficult with mixed nationalities. Here the opinion of a Spanish blogger, mago Borini: Bueno ahora est John archer Un acto con un monlogo bastante largo y luego ha sacado un espectador le ha dado un cofre y un candado con unas llaves. Como no me he enterado bien solo se que ha adivinado l...
by Rolf Reiner
July 12th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Three
Replies: 47
Views: 11294

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Three

Ive been through Wittus Witts report and he mentions bitter behind-the-scenes fighting in the inner circle. No details, though. "Ehe ich zum zweiten Teil der Bhnenwettbewerbe komme, ein paar Gerchte, die wohl eine gewisse Wahrheit enthalten. Hinter den Tren der FISM-Organisation scheint es heft...
by Rolf Reiner
July 12th, 2012, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Three
Replies: 47
Views: 11294

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Three

by Rolf Reiner
July 12th, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Three
Replies: 47
Views: 11294

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Three

Thanks for the link, Richard! Finally some well-shot images and another report. Back to the subject of favorites, Yann and Jae are the obvious favorites. From my personal perspective, I would value originality above flashy dove work, and the act of one korean magician comes to mind... the one with t...
by Rolf Reiner
July 12th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Three
Replies: 47
Views: 11294

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Three

Tim, Im not attending, but it should not require a mentalist to prognosticate Yann Frish as closeup champion and Jae Hoon Lim as stage champion. Mikael Szaniel is likely to win comedy, all going well. Thanks Craig for the heroic one-man reporting. Following the China FISM convention from afar was a ...
by Rolf Reiner
August 4th, 2009, 7:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Downloading the FISM videos

The CCTV podcast seems to have ended. :-( But now the same clips are coming out on youtube like rabbits out of a top hat. :-) After watching Somas act a couple of times, I wonder why some magicians place videos with their complete act online (Soma, for instance, has it on his website). Does that not...
by Rolf Reiner
August 2nd, 2009, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Downloading the FISM videos

Copyright issues are an interesting topic in China. I have been musing about it too, I guess downloading them for later home viewing is not a problem in ethical terms, but to be concerned about copyrights in a country that does not recognize the concept is a bit ironical. I am in Spain, and the vide...
by Rolf Reiner
August 2nd, 2009, 10:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Downloading the FISM videos

They are not indicated by thumbnails... For example: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://space.tv.cctv.com/video/VIDE1248966712892883">http://space.tv.cctv.com/video/VIDE1248966712892883</a><!-- m --> under the video window you wil find more links to big videos. Most show the same clips that ...
by Rolf Reiner
August 2nd, 2009, 10:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Downloading the FISM videos

If you look around the cctv site, there are long videos, from 30 to 60 minutes long (such as the closeup gala). The longer vids do not downlnoad completey. All smaller vids do without a glitch.
by Rolf Reiner
August 2nd, 2009, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Downloading the FISM videos

Heres how to get the videos:
Install FlashCatch, a small program you can download at download.com. Upgrade to pro version, this will cost you 20 dollars. The videos can be downloaded quickly. CCTV is adding more videos, the above mentioned social banquet video is online now.
by Rolf Reiner
August 1st, 2009, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Downloading the FISM videos

Thanks Shawn and congrats on the well-deserved prize!

There are even more videos on the youku site, apparentely every competition act, but quality is lower and takes forever to load a video. For a link to youku fism videos, see Craigs post under Fism day 5.

Best
by Rolf Reiner
August 1st, 2009, 9:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Downloading the FISM videos
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Downloading the FISM videos

Thanks to CCTV, we have access to an amazing FISM online video collection. There are lots of videos on this site, listed on a day-by-day basis, and good quality too: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://space.tv.cctv.com/podcast/magic">http://space.tv.cctv.com/podcast/magic</a><!-- m --> (some...
by Rolf Reiner
August 1st, 2009, 9:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 10687

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

And this is the main link to the cctv site where you will find pretty much everything
http://space.tv.cctv.com/podcast/magic
Amazing...
by Rolf Reiner
August 1st, 2009, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 10687

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

12 videos of FISM opening ceremony and dinner showw on this youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/NEWroadshow68X
by Rolf Reiner
July 28th, 2009, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon
Replies: 22
Views: 6273

Re: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon

Oops, the Asrah comment I made refers to a description Tim published in his blog, not here in this thread. Ive been reading the reports from all sources, and got things mixed up. Below is the original text form Tims blog, wich prompted my comment: Next act was Double Fantasy from Ukraine & Belar...
by Rolf Reiner
July 28th, 2009, 7:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon
Replies: 22
Views: 6273

Re: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon

Hi, since this thread starts with tuesday afternoon, where do we get the morning competition reports?

By the way, the strange bulge described in Double Fantasys Asrah is just her folded leg, the knee protuding.

Best
Rolf

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