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by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 9th, 2012, 4:35 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: NYC Friday, 10th, 2012-Tues, 14th
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: NYC Friday, 10th, 2012-Tues, 14th

Great, thanks for that tip, Jim. Much appreciated.
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 8th, 2012, 4:46 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: NYC Friday, 10th, 2012-Tues, 14th
Replies: 2
Views: 605

NYC Friday, 10th, 2012-Tues, 14th

Dear All, A fellow magician from the Czech Republic will be presenting at a Gaming Exhibition, in NYC, this weekend, Friday-Tuesday. He is not performing; he will be introducing a new game to the market (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://smartcubeworld.com/">http://smartcubeworld.com/</a><!...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
December 30th, 2011, 7:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Interlace Richard Sanders
Replies: 0
Views: 249

WTB Interlace Richard Sanders

Looking to pick this up, if anyone is ready to let theirs go.
Thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
December 30th, 2011, 8:01 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Seeking Inspiration by Looking at Other Disciplines: A Guru's Lesson
Replies: 0
Views: 1669

Seeking Inspiration by Looking at Other Disciplines: A Guru's Lesson

This caught my eye, and, as I pondered it, Roberto Giobbi's exhortation toward a multi-disciplinarian approach to art came to mind. So, in the spirit of the new year, some food for thought: From one of musician Ravi Shankar's students on turning 40. "My own guru; a few of the ragas that he taug...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 3rd, 2011, 6:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Keith Fields' If Ever A Wiz There Was
Replies: 0
Views: 372

WTB Keith Fields' If Ever A Wiz There Was

If anyone has a copy they'd be willing to part with...

Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
March 10th, 2011, 11:46 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Cognitive Color Change
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: Cognitive Color Change

Yes, I had checked it out before I performed the effect. Later, when trying to explain the concept, I had to resort to the video to make my point, since I was unsuccessful in making myself understood otherwise. My friend was unable to spot any differences when watching the clip.
Wild stuff.
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 20th, 2011, 2:01 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Cognitive Color Change
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Cognitive Color Change

I found Tom Stone's report (03/2011) thrilling. I read the article last night, and performed the effect this afternoon, in a cafe. I even recorded the performance, told them afterward that the cards were blue all the time, and then showed them the clip. They still didn't seem to get it. Pretty amazi...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 20th, 2011, 1:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii for March Now Live!
Replies: 25
Views: 4379

Re: iGenii for March Now Live!

Yep, works like a charm, today. Thanks.
And thanks for posting the clips. I enjoyed the video updates, and catching a bit of the action at the Magi-Fest, which I could not attend.
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 19th, 2011, 8:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii for March Now Live!
Replies: 25
Views: 4379

Re: iGenii for March Now Live!

I'm enjoying the electronic version immensely--so much fun with all the media extras. However, although I have viewed the XCM clip, the Lodestone clip and listened to Storyville, none of the clips on the Genii Speaks page are working for me...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 19th, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: XCM OK
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

XCM OK

Just wanted the powers that be to know how much I'm appreciating the column on card flourishes. It's fascinating to watch as this branch of card magic develops. It's occurred to me that being facile with a couple of these fancy moves could be useful for a television spot, so I'm glad to have lessons...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 18th, 2011, 2:34 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Give away/souvenir ideas for kids
Replies: 12
Views: 6092

Re: Give away/souvenir ideas for kids

You could explore the dollar store for ideas. They often sell colored glo-bracelets in a multi-pak. You can find them for as many as 5/dollar.

I kind of loathe giving away sweets at a birthday party, although on occasion I have given out Dum-Dums (lollipops), since it was convenient.
by Damian Odess-Gillett
February 17th, 2011, 7:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chinese Activists Demand to Know Secret
Replies: 20
Views: 3704

Re: Outrage over Chinese magician's synchronized fish

Guys, I think it's worth mentioning that it really doesn't matter whatever else they do or do not do in China. Some concerned citizens are speaking up on behalf of animals which cannot speak on their own behalf. I don't think there's much point in criticizing activists for that. (Except, of course, ...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
January 13th, 2011, 10:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!

This is great news. I have a US subscription, but am home so infrequently, that I only have a chance to scoop up my issues a couple times per year... I haven't even been able to activate my iGenii account yet, because I haven't been home to see my activation key. In any case, I'm glad to hear that c...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
December 11th, 2010, 4:38 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Asking Appearing Assistant
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Re: Asking Appearing Assistant

Thanks, everyone, for your input. Lot of good suggestions, it seems. Low budget, up thru the Creative Magic products, about which I had seen advertised and have only heard good things. As a matter of fact, I was originally asking because of a client request. However, they subsequently changed the pl...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
November 1st, 2010, 8:45 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Asking Appearing Assistant
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Asking Appearing Assistant

Hi,

I'm primarily a platform and close-up performer, but am interested in learning how to make an assistant appear onstage.
Are there any low-budget introductions to this that anyone can recommend?

Many thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
September 24th, 2010, 12:12 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Office Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Office Magic

Michael Scott (Steve Carell) performs magic on the opening segment of The Office season premiere. Here
by Damian Odess-Gillett
September 19th, 2010, 1:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is in the Mail ...
Replies: 39
Views: 4736

Re: The October Issue of Genii is in the Mail ...

Massachusetts, today. Glad to see another installment of Conjuring. Also enjoying David Acer's magicana. Looks like a great issue, thanks!
by Damian Odess-Gillett
September 12th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Levent's Ultimate Guide Miser's Dream
Replies: 0
Views: 226

WTB Levent's Ultimate Guide Miser's Dream

Anyone want to let go of this DVD?

Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
August 20th, 2010, 2:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: September Issue of Genii In the Mail! Have you Received your Copy?
Replies: 37
Views: 2876

Re: September Issue of Genii In the Mail! Have you Received your Copy?

No Conjuring! :(

(But the last one was good enough to last me about 3 issues, so I can be patient.)
by Damian Odess-Gillett
June 25th, 2010, 10:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Street Magic Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 1515

Re: Street Magic Movie

Michal,

Regarding point 2 above, you can work for tips on the street in Czech, you just have to get permission, first.

But that's no different than anywhere else (you have to get permission in the States too, for instance).

Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
June 18th, 2010, 5:37 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Reel Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 2892

Re: Reel Advice

That's a good idea. Thanks, Bill.
by Damian Odess-Gillett
June 17th, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Reel Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 2892

Reel Advice

Hi All, Inspired by Michael Ammar's performance on Letterman, I'm interested in purchasing a reel. I've never owned one--I'm interested in performing the silk through... whatever, as well as exploring other uses for the time-honoured device. I'm looking at two models--the Kirkendale, offered by Stev...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
June 17th, 2010, 7:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Levent's Guide to the Miser's Dream
Replies: 0
Views: 168

WTB Levent's Guide to the Miser's Dream

Anybody interested in unloading the above DVD?
Thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
April 10th, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Building Illusions
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Building Illusions

Hi All, I'm interested in books (or other teaching resources) that instruct in the building of illusions. I have been performing platform magic for about 5 years, but my interest in complicated apparatus has been mild at best; I have only a scant knowledge of how most stage illusions work. However, ...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
April 10th, 2010, 12:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Steve Spill "Confessions of a Needle Swallower"
Replies: 1
Views: 374

WTB Steve Spill "Confessions of a Needle Swallower"

If anyone is looking to lighten their collection by one DVD, I'm interested in the above title.

Many thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
September 29th, 2009, 9:28 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Newspaper hats, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Re: Newspaper hats, anyone?

Quentin, thank you!
I actually saw the clip on the International Magic set, which I just recently bought--I see that those lecture notes are included in PDF, on the last disc.
by Damian Odess-Gillett
September 29th, 2009, 2:21 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Newspaper hats, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Newspaper hats, anyone?

Hi All,

I just saw a clip of Bob Read performing his newspaper hats routine. Loved it. Brand new for me, I've never seen anything like that before. Does anyone know if the routine is published, or where one might learn about a transforming newspaper hat?

Thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
August 22nd, 2009, 2:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Many DVDs, CDs, & Videos For Sale......
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: FSH: Many DVDs, CDs, & Videos For Sale......

Hi Dave,
I sent you a PM.
Thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
August 18th, 2009, 10:51 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Airborne question
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Airborne question

Thanks for all your feedback. In the end, Airborne didn't make the final cut, but I enjoyed playing around with it, all the same.
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
July 5th, 2009, 12:03 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Airborne question
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Airborne question

Hi, I'm investigating performing "Airborne," for a video piece that will contain some quick, visual magic. I've never used this prop, but the line in the script references a "genie in a bottle," and I thought the image of the floating glass might play well. Can anyone advise as t...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 26th, 2009, 10:04 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Needle thru Balloon Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Needle thru Balloon Question

Right. I noticed that on the clip of Earl Presto Johnson on youtube. But then he rotates the balloon on the spindle, and it's pretty neat looking...
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 25th, 2009, 8:38 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Needle thru Balloon Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Needle thru Balloon Question

Excellent, thanks, Spellbinder.
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 25th, 2009, 12:37 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Needle thru Balloon Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Needle thru Balloon Question

Great, thanks for that.
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 24th, 2009, 9:32 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Needle thru Balloon Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Needle thru Balloon Question

Hi,

Can anyone tell me if the clear balloons one finds in a well-stocked party shop work for this effect, or must they be ordered from a magic dealer?

Thanks,

Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 13th, 2009, 3:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-up case?
Replies: 36
Views: 7315

Re: Close-up case?

Thanks, Paul,
I was eyeing those holsters, but haven't heard any reviews. Glad yours is working out.
Anybody else try one out, yet?
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 13th, 2009, 3:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For: Floating Rose DVD (KJ)
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Looking For: Floating Rose DVD (KJ)

If anyone is finished with theirs, and would like to sell, I'm looking to pick one up.
Thanks,
Damian
by Damian Odess-Gillett
May 5th, 2009, 9:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic for Mother's Day
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Magic for Mother's Day

Anyone have any ideas for Mother's Day themed magic?
Thus far, my brainstorm has yielded anything with a napkin rose, and the Happy Birthday card trick, with Happy Mother's Day as the surprise inscription.
Damian

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