Glass Mirage by alex lourido

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Postby Guest » 05/30/06 02:16 PM

Bought this wonderful trick from Hocus-pocus.
Wery nice presentation, it truely seems like a miracle.

But very sadly I find out that 2 out of 3 trick that there af shown in the video sales presentation, are movietrick, you can't do it the way it's done in the presentaion. first when you buy the trick and see the dvd instruction you find out that you have been baffled.

Not saying that it's a lousy magictrick, but I don't like the way,that you are selling something that you can't do.

Then anybody can make a "special effect" sales presentation.

Postby Guest » 07/08/06 04:10 PM

I know what you mean. I bought Glass Mirage By Alex Lourido also, and it is an awesome effect. As you stated, it looks like a true miracle has taken place. He provides so many tricks in the DVD that can be performed with this gaff. The demo video on the net is a bit shady, however. But this doesn't really bother me because the tricks are so awesome with this thing. Also, in another forum, Alex explains that he was desperately trying to protect the method of his effect. That makes sense, however, even if someone did figure out the method, the gaff is so precision made that no one could make one anyway! You would have to be a mad scientist to make one of those, and you would need some serious equipment. Nevertheless, Glass Mirage is a really awesome effect, no matter how you look at it.

Postby Guest » 07/09/06 09:06 AM

Which of the effects on the demo video cannot be done as shown? Is it the bottle in the bag?

Postby Guest » 07/10/06 07:04 AM

The way to empty a bottle and then rub is neck, and show that you can empty the botle once more,can't be done. well if you steal another bottle outside the camera view then you can do it, but not the way as it done in the video commercial.

And you can't show the audience that your putting a bottle down your trouser pocket, and then do the upside down bottle in your pocket.
Well you can show them that your allready have a bottle in your pocket and then do the trick.

It seems to me that you have found a great trick, but just to make it a good seller, you just ad some ekstra, But the don't tell you that you can only do the trick as a camera trick.

And how many times do we peforme just for the video camera with no audience on. only when we are training.

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