Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/30/08 12:26 PM

MAGIC's latest e-update reports:
The Ellen Degeneres Show
Friday, October 31st, 3:00 pm ET/PT, CBS
Jason Latimer, the 2003 FISM Grand Prix Winner, is slated to perform his Laser Fiction act on Ellens Halloween program. The act, which answers the question of what would happen if light was solid, tapes today, October 30th, for airing tomorrow.
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Postby David Thomas » 10/30/08 07:55 PM

Although his glass cups and balls is a masterpiece and highly enjoyable to watch, it's good to see him perform something else.
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Postby Pete Biro » 10/30/08 10:53 PM

You will be able to see him perform his COMPLETE LASER ACT at the coming World Magic Seminar... see the ad in Genii Magazine.
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Postby MaxNY » 10/31/08 03:52 PM

Was that just a hint of his LASER act? He had some great concepts, you can tell that it was very hard to capture on video. I liked the last minute, but thought the first two were slow.

I don't know if Jeff McBride still bends light, but this was a much better job of manipulating light.

Did he have to get registered as a...."LASER technician"? I believe Green LASERs are regulated.

I liked that Ellen called him just "Latimer"!
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Postby Brad Henderson » 10/31/08 04:08 PM

Hasn't some guy in Europe been doing something very similar for a while now?
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Postby CraigMitchell » 10/31/08 04:25 PM

Somebody at FISM ( 2000 I believe ) had a phenomenal laser act
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Postby Terrence » 11/01/08 01:04 PM

Jason is a registered laser tech.
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Postby Jinx » 11/01/08 02:31 PM

Just my 2 cents. I thought it was pretty cool to see as I have never seen anything like this before. The only thing is I saw at least 4 separate flashes but Its a cool concept all in all.
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Postby Mark Paulson » 11/01/08 02:38 PM

I saw him perform this at "It's Magic!" last year in Bellingham, Washington. It is so much more spectacular to see in person. I wish I had the opportunity to go to the World Magic Seminar to see Jason perform it again.
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Postby MagicBilly » 11/01/08 03:41 PM

I too heard Ellen refer to Jason as "Illusionist Latimer" and just Latimer. Does anyone know if he dropped "Jason" for his stage act?
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Postby Bill Wells » 11/01/08 08:46 PM

MagicBilly wrote:I too heard Ellen refer to Jason as "Illusionist Latimer" and just Latimer. Does anyone know if he dropped "Jason" for his stage act?


Yes ... he told me that he has done so.
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Postby MaxNY » 11/01/08 10:09 PM

Nobody likes to use the name "Jason" during Halloween.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/01/08 10:30 PM

MaxNY wrote:Nobody likes to use the name "Jason" during Halloween.


Oh come on ... that and a William Shatner mask and you're all set
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Postby mai-ling » 11/02/08 01:08 AM

i saw the segment.
meh.
i thought it was going to
be something exciting.

part of the problem i felt is that
there was more show of the laser then
what he was trying to do.

maybe i'm old fashioned.

but a light illusion that has other strobe
lighting isn't flattering. neither is
dry ice effect.

i was not amazed by it.
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Postby mrgoat » 11/02/08 08:18 AM

mai-ling wrote:i saw the segment.
meh.
i thought it was going to
be something exciting.

part of the problem i felt is that
there was more show of the laser then
what he was trying to do.

maybe i'm old fashioned.

but a light illusion that has other strobe
lighting isn't flattering. neither is
dry ice effect.

i was not amazed by it.


I thought I was the only one that thought this mai-ling! I agree with you totally. It seems like a tech-demo, not magic.
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Postby Pepka » 11/02/08 09:27 AM

There is a clip of it on YouTube and it seemed to capture it better. It was pretty hard to see what was going on. I really look forward to seeing it live.
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