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by Al Schneider
December 29th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards

Mr. Farmer
I believe your last post is spot on.
Also, the philosophy you present is a cornerstone of my approach to magic.
Al
by Al Schneider
December 29th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards

I had always assumed that the art of magic was concealing the technology behind the effect. A comment here suggests that that is not the case. However, the beginning of this thread was about rising cards. So, I thought I would dive in. At one time I had a Devano deck. I had one with pins and one wit...
by Al Schneider
December 28th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards

I have thought a lot about that. While I have found solutions, none are realistic.
by Al Schneider
December 28th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards

Curious if anyone would care about this. Actually, I would appreciate input on this. I am presently constructing a rising card deck. It is computerized. Technology is such today that it is feasible. There would be two tiny motors in the deck. There would be a 40 megahertz computer in the deck. There...
by Al Schneider
October 30th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 28
Views: 3695

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

I never thought of it any other way.
by Al Schneider
October 30th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 28
Views: 3695

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

Thank you for pointing out that this is not my kind of trick. Contrary to the first post in this thread that suggests that the dear readers of this forum should see the bag trick as some kind of must do miracle. I simply wish to point out that such is not my opinion. The first post suggests that we ...
by Al Schneider
October 29th, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 28
Views: 3695

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

To answer the question “I was fooled, but should I care?” Why should I care if I can see several solutions while barely thinking about it. And I can see that a lay audience would suspect solutions that I know are silly. And as a person that loves magic but has an interest in showing others magic but...
by Al Schneider
October 29th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: From Magic to Self-Defense
Replies: 6
Views: 3329

Re: From Magic to Self-Defense

For what it is worth, I have practiced Tae Kwon Do for most of my life. It is amazing what is taught that is worthless. But that aside, one day some guy walked into the Fox Fun-n-Magic shop in Detroit. A magician named John Osborne was in the shop and Roy Kissel was behind the counter. I don't know ...
by Al Schneider
October 29th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 28
Views: 3695

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

OK, I'm fooled, should I care?
by Al Schneider
October 29th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 54
Views: 2867

Re: The Pass

The pass is great for theater magic. But is not good when doing virtual magic.
by Al Schneider
October 19th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 4414

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Sorry, couldn't watch the whole clip. To much jibber jabber.
And, if this is your best, I certainly won't bother to watch your other material.
And, if you are doing so well as a professional magician, why are to talking to so many amateur magicians?
by Al Schneider
September 12th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Re: New ACAAN

Not exactly what you guys are talking about, BUT. I walked into a salon in a mall to get a haircut. Two ladies were playing cards by the front counter. I walked up and said, "I'll cut an ace." I cut the packet on the table and showed the card I cut to. It was an ace. I am a psychic and a J...
by Al Schneider
September 7th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

I would like to bring this thread back to some starting point. The prime question was about what spectators think of when they see magic. Part of this was that magician’s opinions often do not match spectator opinion. My goal was to show various examples of these differences. One of my first was tha...
by Al Schneider
September 5th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Magician has card selected. Magician throws deck at window blind. This reveals card stuck to window. Upon examination card is found to be stuck on outside of window. If step 1(precondition) would have been done to show no card on window, the trick would be very effective. Otherwise, audience will be...
by Al Schneider
September 5th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

I watched some Tamariz clips on Youtube. I found myself thinking, "No he didn't," several times.
by Al Schneider
September 5th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

I did a performance for a singles group. I did stand up stuff and offered to do sit down stuff after. At a card table there were five people watching. Elbows on the table and noses a foot and a half from the action. I did Matrix. They sat quietly and one guy said, "Can you do that again?" ...
by Al Schneider
September 5th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Q
This is incredibly accurate.
by Al Schneider
September 5th, 2018, 4:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

The Too Perfect principle is Too Silly. Magic generally requires five steps: Precondition, change, post condition, review, conclusion. Example Precondition: Ball sitting if front of mouth down cup. Change: Ball rolled under cup. Post condition: Cup raised to show ball gone. Review: Observer mentally...
by Al Schneider
September 3rd, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

I prefer Richard Kaufman's explanation.
by Al Schneider
September 3rd, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

In the initial post for this thread, the thrust was to discuss if magicians know how the audience perceives the magic they do. To encourage the discussion, I intended to relate my experiences with various venues and performances. In this post I wish to share an experience about what non-magicians ob...
by Al Schneider
September 1st, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Again, just for giggles. Some more emails to me about the little cup and ball routine. ---------------------------- ooOOoo ---------------------------------------- liberalguy513 commented on your video A Little Cup and Ball Routine liberalguy513 There's a reason you have a day job, it's because you ...
by Al Schneider
September 1st, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Jackpot
I believe the first few paragraphs of your post is very accurate.
by Al Schneider
September 1st, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

There is a difference between, "I don't know how he did that," and "I don't know how he could do that."

The latter is extremely rare.
by Al Schneider
September 1st, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Working on making a video. Just for giggles, here is an email I got: -------------------------------------------------------- ooOoo ---------------------------------------------------------------- Youtube Logo liberalguy513 commented on your video A Little Cup and Ball Routine liberalguy513 Yeah, I ...
by Al Schneider
August 31st, 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

I would like to add a thought about me. In both Physics and magic, both of which I have spent a lifetime studying (Started with special relativity when I was 11 and magic when I was 17). The ideas I have come up with are opposed to contemporary thinking. I get heat for that. I am just one of those p...
by Al Schneider
August 31st, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Peirceman Your observation that powerful magic does not get a strong response from the audience is correct, in my opinion. This is a subject in my book, "The Theory and Practice of Magic Deception." I propose that strong magic does not get a reaction while weak or "theater magic"...
by Al Schneider
August 31st, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Joe I have seen this article in the past. I have read a couple of books by Herbert. I find them very misleading. He is a typical author that reads scientific texts and attempts to reveal them to the public. He uses analogies. They often do not fit what is actually going on. The issue is that no one ...
by Al Schneider
August 31st, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Joe Hey man, you got my juices going. I must look at this stuff. But I warn you, I am a bigger misfit in QM than I am in magic. I hope you read my book "New Age Quantum Physics." The warning is that it goes against the grain of established physics. And I have problems with the Bell Theorem...
by Al Schneider
August 31st, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

I have given up on this thread as someone is driven to destroy me and my ideas. However, Glenn has inspired me. Glenn, I am humbled. And I would like to reflect on something your mentors taught you. On average, it seems the routines I favor and do often require about 6 years to develop. And I tell m...
by Al Schneider
August 30th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Yaaa, you really can't fight dumb.
by Al Schneider
August 30th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

MagicbyAlfred You desires essentially match my desires. We will see how this goes from here. The thread on Jinx seemed to be addressing different types of audiences. I was intending to discuss that. As an example: I work very hard at making my moves flawless and smooth. In some cases that seems to b...
by Al Schneider
August 30th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

You made the following statement: “I like yourself was born in the age of the dinosaur and have no idea about technology…” You have no idea who I am or what I do based on this statement. Dinosaurs? I have a degree in Physics, I am highly involved with quantum mechanics and consider myself a theoreti...
by Al Schneider
August 29th, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

That is one of the videos I observed. In general, I do not think you know what you are talking about. So, here’s the deal. Why don’t you tell us the technology you are using in that video? I will bet you can’t. Then after you have demonstrated you do not know what you are talking about, I will show ...
by Al Schneider
August 29th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Performer
I looked at your web site and found some clips of you performing.
You do an admirable job. What you do fits the kind of place you are performing.
Do you want us all to perform the way you do?
by Al Schneider
August 29th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Mr. T.
by Al Schneider
August 29th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

performer
Could we see a video clip of you doing some magic?
by Al Schneider
August 29th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Joe
Thank you for the observation.
by Al Schneider
August 29th, 2018, 3:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Crickets
by Al Schneider
August 28th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

Richard You are being polite. I have known what it has meant however I looked it up just to be sure. Definition of 'jibber-jabber' English: jibber-jabber jibber-jabber in British () noun 1. foolish or worthless talk; nonsense verb 2. to talk foolishly; babble Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © ...
by Al Schneider
August 28th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 116
Views: 5100

Re: About doing magic

One of my goals in starting this thread was to discuss things I discovered during my experiments. It seems that the dear readers would rather offer me advice on performing. So be it.

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