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by Al Schneider
February 10th, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 5943

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Sorry for being late to this parade but I gotta throw my two cents in. Just a story. I was hanging around the magic castle one day with a date. I bumped into Goshman. He did his famous sponge balls for my date. When Albert walked away, my date looked up at me with eyes rolling and said, "He jus...
by Al Schneider
February 10th, 2018, 5:21 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dean's Ring Trick
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Dean's Ring Trick

Hi Don’t know if this is appropriate here but here goes. I watched the Dill video of this trick and it really stumped me. But, after watching it a few times, I got it. However, things like this get my mind spinning. Would it be possible to open this trick up making it cleaner? Well, here is what I g...
by Al Schneider
May 30th, 2017, 2:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

Now you know why I like it under my rock.
by Al Schneider
May 29th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

You are right about the Matrix. I have told the story often about selling books at magic conventions. One day a young guy and his lovely wife stopped by to talk. She stood politely back while I chatted with him. During our chat I pitched the Matrix book. He said he had it and liked to perform it. Su...
by Al Schneider
May 29th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

performer

You said, "... I rarely see discussions on the psychology of magic. How people's minds work." Have you seen The Theory and Practice of Magic Deception by me avail from amazon dot com.?
by Al Schneider
May 28th, 2017, 10:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

I just lap it and pick it up and put it in my kit or pocket as I get my next trick. I do not have someone put their hand on top. I avoid a lot of that sort of thing because I feel it obscures magic for other people. In my performances I have maybe 15 people at the table sitting and standing. My goal...
by Al Schneider
May 28th, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

I think Richard Tremblay got an answer to his question so I hope no one minds the change this thread is taking. On lapping. I avoid it but will use it if the effect warrants it. Salt or glass through table or disappearance kills. However, whenever I did it, I did not get a reaction. I think it is ve...
by Al Schneider
May 28th, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

Performer I agree with you totally. I wish you were around when some wizard of smart tells me that i am old fashioned because I do magic on a table. Then all the kids jump up and down when these guys extol the virtues of doing something in the spectator's hands. I think doing many tricks in the spec...
by Al Schneider
May 28th, 2017, 2:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 8178

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

I have a question about all of this. I have finally settled on a one cup routine. I have decided to use the bag on a spectator's hand. Then do the routine on their hand. From this thread, it appears my idea is not original. My worry is that my entire routine is old hat. The routine appears as follow...
by Al Schneider
May 27th, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So you want to do a lecture.
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

So you want to do a lecture.

I am curious what you think. I was approached by the club in Mpls, that I consider my home town, to do a lecture for the local club. I said yes. After some months of trying to fit such a lecture in with all the other magic events, a date was selected. Then recently I was told there were many conflic...
by Al Schneider
March 9th, 2017, 11:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Continuity & Impact
Replies: 25
Views: 3224

Re: Continuity & Impact

If there is a break in continuity of any kind during the presentation of an effect, the feeling of magic will be destroyed. The job of the magic performer is to keep the attention of the audience on the effect during the presentation of the entire effect. That doesn't mean the entire routine but a s...
by Al Schneider
June 29th, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

Well, you finally made a decent comment.
by Al Schneider
June 29th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

lybrary Thank you for your kind response. It is vastly better then a roll over and die attitude. Reminds me of my family. When I was 15 my father put his arm around me and told me I was incompetent and that I should accept it. When I graduated from high school I decided to major in physics in colleg...
by Al Schneider
June 29th, 2015, 5:11 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

REALLY, I GET IT
by Al Schneider
June 29th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

OKAY, I GET IT
by Al Schneider
June 29th, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

Well, let me make this clear. I am aware of the objections you all present. My plan was based on the idea that it was aimed a low production volumes and the people doing the rip off would not profit with the effort in procuring the material. This device is aimed a Chinese businesses that want to get...
by Al Schneider
June 29th, 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

Recently I found one of my best books offered as a free download at several web locations. I panicked. At first, I was really rattled. I have a dozen or more new books planed and worried about having them ripped off. I considered pulling all my books. I thought to try to devise a way to sell materia...
by Al Schneider
February 25th, 2015, 5:34 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Al Schneider needs help with Cups and Balls
Replies: 27
Views: 7272

Re: Al Schneider needs help with Cups and Balls

I am honored by your request. Yes. And here is about my rings. As you may know, my stuff takes years to mature. I put some stuff in an L&L DVD on rings. The important part was linking solid rings via manipulation without a key. Then I came up with another way to link solid rings. This was presen...
by Al Schneider
February 25th, 2015, 3:12 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Al Schneider needs help with Cups and Balls
Replies: 27
Views: 7272

Re: Al Schneider needs help with Cups and Balls

Just passin by again. I have entered a couple of contests not related to magic and waiting for results. So, just killing time. I have never stopped working on the cups and balls. (Also never stopped working on the rings, but that is another story.) Update on the cups and balls. My desire was to have...
by Al Schneider
February 24th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins thru silk
Replies: 17
Views: 6332

Re: Coins thru silk

Just passin by.
For the cloth I use I cut up a bug net.
It is the floppiest cloth I have found.
And you can cut it to a desired size.
If you want to be really classy you could hem it.
I never bothered.

Al Schneider
by Al Schneider
June 7th, 2013, 6:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do you agree with Tamariz?
Replies: 30
Views: 8717

Re: Do you agree with Tamariz?

I would like to share my experience. I was fortunate to be in Detroit during my education into magic. I rubbed shoulders with many well versed people. However, I feel like I learned most from books. I also feel that I learned much from understanding what the goal was. I think a lot of the informatio...
by Al Schneider
November 29th, 2012, 11:39 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Al Schneider needs help with Cups and Balls
Replies: 27
Views: 7272

Re: Al Schneider needs help with Cups and Balls

Much time has passed. Did a bunch of stuff for L&L. They have come out with the DVD on cups and balls. Here is what I ended up with the LA Street Cups. I have performed it a fair amount in the real world. First off, I dropped the penetration sequence in the beginning. I started hearing comments ...
by Al Schneider
October 31st, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 76
Views: 16114

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

Thank you Mr. Kaufman for pointing that out. Also, thank you for making this statement many times elsewhere. Many times I have talked with magicians about this issue and often I am scoffed for saying the move is mine. Very disturbing. I met Mr. Dingle at a Columbus Magifest early in his career. I sh...
by Al Schneider
June 28th, 2011, 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 14811

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Richard I do not know. I have not read his book. At the convention I mentioned in my post, I had not seen him for some time. Almost the first words out of his mouth when we met that day was, "Al I apologize. I put a lot of your stuff in the book and did not give you credit." I do not keep ...
by Al Schneider
June 27th, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 14811

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Hmmmm? Throwing stones are we? I call this place the thundering heard. When someone says something about magic art, I say magic is not an art. Then I am asked to prove it. Well, I have observed that when a magician claims his magic is art, it sucks. So, I say magic is not art. It solves that problem...
by Al Schneider
May 21st, 2011, 6:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Han Ping Chien move
Replies: 25
Views: 5240

Re: Han Ping Chien move

Just crusing around the forum and noticed this. I have had trouble with HPC all my life. I finally resolved it with Max Al Ping Chen. Its in my latest book, Al Schneider Magic. Had to plug that. What I want to say is that in my first three months of magic I went to a lecture by Tony Slydini. That wa...
by Al Schneider
May 21st, 2011, 5:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Al Schneider book coming soon!
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

How do you guys know all this? I feel like I just sent the book yesterday. Then I crashed. I have been writing for the past year. Writing a book on physics. A few months ago I had a conversation with Louis of L&L. He wanted a collection of my stuff. I put together a table of contents and sent it...

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