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by Head Games
July 30th, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: This or That style routine? Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 5876

This or That style routine? Suggestions?

Hey there! I was watching a derren brown episode where he does a YES or NO style routine using some business cards with the words written on them and asks someone (Whoever the celeb was, I cant recall his name) and asks him to try and figure out which card he has set on the table. Edit: Here is the ...
by Head Games
May 13th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Chunneling By Joshua Quinn - Need some tips
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

Re: Chunneling By Joshua Quinn - Need some tips

El Mystico wrote:Might be worth trying with an audience that can spell simple words like 'follow'.


Quote from Friends with Benefits (2011) - "Did you get what I was saying? Then don't be a dick"

haha
by Head Games
May 13th, 2014, 3:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Chunneling By Joshua Quinn - Need some tips
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

Chunneling By Joshua Quinn - Need some tips

So I have been messing around and trying out chunneling on a few friends and my parents. Now mind you, my dad was really hung over and my mom is not very good at following directions. But 3 things were pretty apparent, that following such a set of questions and choices might be hard for some people ...
by Head Games
May 9th, 2014, 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

I wansnt joking. I have always been under the impression that doing any material by any other performer released or not, is not original. I guess its that magic castle mentality of making sure your show is 100% original. So over the years with all my other shows, its has always been my moves, my eff...
by Head Games
May 9th, 2014, 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

I guess I worded that wrong... Im drawing inspiration off other performers. Example. Derren brown does a routine where he offers someone to guess if a box has 500 or 5000 pounds in it.. Then at the end right before he is about to show it, he stops and says that he is going to give the guy the rest o...
by Head Games
May 8th, 2014, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

It seems to me that the best thing would be to let go of the books at this point and start working a very small piece of what you have in mind on stage in front of an audience - I'm not sure if you actually have performed any of this material to a public audience yet, but if not, I think finding so...
by Head Games
May 5th, 2014, 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd Ball 2 / Body Language / Lie Detector? Who owns these?
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Re: Odd Ball 2 / Body Language / Lie Detector? Who owns thes

cut a hole in the back of the bag and cover it with clear plastic or a mesh material. hold up the bag at eye level and just watch as their hand reaches in and takes the balls. eekkk. Thats BOLD! haha. I might have some angle issues as they will be on stage with me. Ill toss the idea around and see ...
by Head Games
May 5th, 2014, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to load or switch an envelope for this routine Im doing.
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Re: How to load or switch an envelope for this routine Im do

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Have you tried John Archer's envelope?


Nope. I will look into it. The envelope from his Blank Night routine?
by Head Games
May 5th, 2014, 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd Ball 2 / Body Language / Lie Detector? Who owns these?
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Re: Odd Ball 2 / Body Language / Lie Detector? Who owns thes

I started off playing with his method, I just didn't like that you don't know who has the black ball / stone. you know who has 3 (Of 4) of the white balls. Which leaves you guessing on the final white ball and the black one. That just doesn't fit what I am trying to use it for. I am using it in conj...
by Head Games
May 5th, 2014, 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to load or switch an envelope for this routine Im doing.
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Re: How to load or switch an envelope for this routine Im do

Well I am asking about Marc Spelmanns Bank night routine, And how I can load a billet from a confabulation routine, Inside of the bank night envelope. (within the structure that I said above)

Thats basically it.
by Head Games
May 5th, 2014, 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to load or switch an envelope for this routine Im doing.
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

How to load or switch an envelope for this routine Im doing.

So im looking at combining Marc Spelmanns PVP routine and Comedy Confabulation. I am going to show the 5-6 coin envelopes, each has a marking on the face of it, an X, a 0, Wavy lines etc... and tell someone that each of the envelops contains a 100 dollar bill inside, and only one of them contains a ...
by Head Games
May 5th, 2014, 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Odd Ball 2 / Body Language / Lie Detector? Who owns these?
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Odd Ball 2 / Body Language / Lie Detector? Who owns these?

I am at a toss up for which of these I should get, Or if I should make my own out of a crown royal bag and some marbles and a steel ball bearing. I wasn't impressed with the reviews of odd ball. But then I saw odd ball 2, and the set actually looks pretty nice. I was also looking at body language, T...
by Head Games
May 4th, 2014, 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

Do you happen to know any good theatrical performing books or even better, lecture dvds that really teach what is at the heart of performing and CREATING a live theatrical show? I suppose these are already in your library? Fitzkee trilogy Strong magic by Ortiz Maximum entertainment by Weber 13 step...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 10:13 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Need help figuring out a few viable methods to use.
Replies: 4
Views: 3081

Re: Need help figuring out a few viable methods to use.

For the foam board, glue a white piece of thread to the board. Even if spotted, it should attract no attention. You may also be able to put a tiny dot of silicone caulking or hot glue on the surface or maybe even the edge. For the first problem, you just need a dry erase board with a flap, like the...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Need help figuring out a few viable methods to use.
Replies: 4
Views: 3081

Need help figuring out a few viable methods to use.

I have a few things that I am working on that have me a little stumped. Hopefully someone may come up with a few ideas I could play around with. 1. I am trying to be able to write a playing card, or anything for that matter onto a hand held white, dry erase board. (or a drawing pad for art, quite la...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

I have the basic concept of wanting to talk about how to read people, how to predict what they are going to do, and then by combining the first two, being able to manipulate the outcome of events. A lot of the shows I will be doing are going to be performed for poker players. So instead of doing a p...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

Yes yes. I am very aware of the differences. I have done stand up before. I have never created and entire theatrical show that has all the ins and outs of a great show interlaced into it however. It also has a lot to do with the people that I will be performing for. It is much harder for me to be ha...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

I might also be having a hard time trying to create an exaggerated version of myself for a theatrical show because I cant seem to look inward and pick myself apart of the "Who am I's" to be able to translate that into my show, being able to frame my effects to let the audience know who I a...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

Before you start reading, The main thing I am trying to get out of this post is trying to identify what it is exactly that I am having a hard time with, because I cant really understand the exact thing, you have to sort of read in between the lines of what I am saying, to really be able to figure ou...
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 18
Views: 4579

Re: Hello Everyone! Escaping the Magic Cafe

Bill Mullins wrote:If you want to see some of the best this forum has to offer, read the Erdnase thread.

Start here and go forward. It's only eleven years long. . .


Will do, Thank!
by Head Games
May 2nd, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 18
Views: 4579

Re: Hello Everyone! Escaping the Magic Cafe

Thanks for the replies evergone. I hadn't had a chance to come back and read these till 4:18 am lol. I will end up making my profile more real soon. And I'll take a look around at what people are posting about. To give a bit more detail why I am kinda fed up with the cafe is that it is inconsistent....
by Head Games
May 1st, 2014, 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 18
Views: 4579

Re: Hello Everyone! Escaping the green monster.

It shall remain "The Magic Cafe" from now on. :) I can talk about anything? I can ask about tricks that I dont own and ask about how they work? I could even take those findings and then formulate them into my own ideas and eventually share them with everyone? I might need to grab a tissue....
by Head Games
May 1st, 2014, 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 18
Views: 4579

Hello Everyone!

Hi everyone! I decided after so many years to find a few more avenues for discussion other than the magic cafe. A quick google search has landed me here. Is it ok for me to ask, if there are any other forums about magic besides here and the cafe? I would love to know. Is there a section on this site...

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