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How Do You Make This?

This will be a bit difficult to explain. What is the chemical/material used to make flaps on cards that spring back into position? There are several tricks that use this "flap principle" - including The Visual Poker Change seen in Shade. To emphasize, I'm not just looking to scotch-tape th...
by TJay
07/20/10 01:31 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: How Do You Make This?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: A Hypothetical Website That I May or May Not Have Discovered

The question as to whether watching these videos constitutes "stealing" is an uninteresting one, from my perspective. The question as to what magicians will do when confronted with a library of magic videos that play at the press of a button - particularly in a situation where they remain ...
by TJay
07/12/10 12:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Hypothetical Website That I May or May Not Have Discovered
Replies: 30
Views: 1258

A Hypothetical Website That I May or May Not Have Discovered

Let's say, hypothetically, you stumbled across a non-US site housing a library of magic videos. No lengthy downloads . . . just press play, then watch everything from Kaufman On The Pass to the entire collection of eLLusionist and Theory11 tutorials. Would you watch these videos? (Be Honest) Would y...
by TJay
07/11/10 10:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Hypothetical Website That I May or May Not Have Discovered
Replies: 30
Views: 1258

What Are the Best Thumb Tips?

What are the best thumb tips on the market? I'm looking to do some close-up bill transformations.

(Please no lectures on how you used a bright orange thumb tip and fooled everyone in your magic club)
by TJay
07/09/10 01:17 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Are the Best Thumb Tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Need Contact Info for Rafael Benatar

Does anyone have Rafael's email address? The telefonica.com address I have is not working. PM me, thanks.
by TJay
06/28/10 02:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Need Contact Info for Rafael Benatar
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Ed Marlo Biographical Info Needed

Can someone point me to a link or biography that extensively details the life of Ed Marlo?

The short biographical blurbs on the internet are lacking, i.e. did he have a "regular" job?
by TJay
06/17/10 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ed Marlo Biographical Info Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Can Anyone Help?

I posted in the Marketing forum but have not garnered any replies. Basically, I'd like to start a show on the East Coast. Think Ricky Jay, but following the model of Steve Cohen (i.e. performing in a hotel/private dining room but seated at a table of 8-12) I have never done this before and could rea...
by TJay
06/16/10 09:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Help?
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Orange County, CA

I'm visiting Orange County, CA from the East Coast and will be here for a few months while on school break. I'm not particularly skilled in sleight-of-hand - I'm just now making my way through Royal Road - but I'd like to meet with fellow magicians once a week to discuss magic and presentation and c...
by TJay
06/15/10 04:56 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Orange County, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Help in Starting a Show

I would like to perform close-up magic in small, intimate theater environment here in New England; card magic leaning toward the serious side (Think Ricky Jay, not comedy magic). Any tips on getting started? Some difficulties that I am facing: 1. Venue (Most theaters are too large. Maybe private din...
by TJay
06/14/10 02:29 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Help in Starting a Show
Replies: 0
Views: 373

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