Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

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Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 30th, 2008, 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby David Thomas » October 30th, 2008, 7:55 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Pete Biro » October 30th, 2008, 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby MaxNY » October 31st, 2008, 3:52 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Brad Henderson » October 31st, 2008, 4:08 pm

Hasn't some guy in Europe been doing something very similar for a while now?

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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby CraigMitchell » October 31st, 2008, 4:25 pm

Somebody at FISM ( 2000 I believe ) had a phenomenal laser act

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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Terrence » November 1st, 2008, 1:04 pm

Jason is a registered laser tech.

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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Jinx » November 1st, 2008, 2:31 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Mark Paulson » November 1st, 2008, 2:38 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby MagicBilly » November 1st, 2008, 3:41 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Bill Wells » November 1st, 2008, 8:46 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby MaxNY » November 1st, 2008, 10:09 pm

Nobody likes to use the name "Jason" during Halloween.

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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 1st, 2008, 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby mai-ling » November 2nd, 2008, 1:08 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby mrgoat » November 2nd, 2008, 7:18 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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Re: Jason Latimer on Ellen Degeneres Tomorrow

Postby Pepka » November 2nd, 2008, 8:27 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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