Airborne question

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Postby Damian Odess-Gillett » 07/05/09 12:03 PM

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 to whether the effect plays well on-camera, or if there's any obvious pitfalls I should know about? I'm looking specifically at purchasing "Airborne with the greatest of ease," with the intention of using a glass water bottle, such as a Perrier bottle.

Many thanks,
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Postby Joe Pecore » 07/05/09 08:24 PM

Wasn't it done by a character in the movie "Boogie Nights"?
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Postby Gordolini » 07/05/09 09:18 PM

...and recently performed on America's Got Talent to a chorus of boos...?
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 07/05/09 09:30 PM

A putz of a magician was being booed. Lance Burton used Airborne for a long time (and still may) and I never heard him receive a single "boo" over it.
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Postby Gordolini » 07/05/09 10:08 PM

Not questioning Lance, but the trick may be overexposed - even the stage host guessed that the glass would float. Damian's genii bottle theme may be terrific - just hoping the YouTube comment crowd play nice.
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Postby Damian Odess-Gillett » 08/18/09 10:51 PM

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.
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