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- October 4th, 2001, 1:39 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Rights to make my own (insert your favorite RS) deck
- Replies: 9
- Views: 3645
Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Generally, you can always make another copy of anything you buy for your own use. It's a different story if you want to make them up to sell, which can be against the law depending upon the item and who owns it. I'm no lawyer, but a person who has tried to educ...
Richard, I'm sorry I come across as "griping over the few extra dollars". Like many of us who pay L&L, A-1, Hermetic, Stagewright, and the Genii corp's bills, I am a hobbyist who reads/views/consumes a lot of magic product, without being a pro or even particularlly active as an amateur...
Originally posted by Andrew J. Pinard: There is a difference in price primarily because there are additional costs accrued in production. Development of interface, indexing/chaptering, video compression, & special features are all things which add to the price of a project going to DVD in addit...
Is there any good reason that a magic DVD should cost $5 more than the the same program in tape format? Does anyone know enough about the production costs to say (or give informed speculation)? Is it simply a matter of VHS is old hat, DVD is new, so the market will bear more for a tape? Bill Mullins
Originally posted by Tom Cutts: Dai, Please clarify this: "(unless you are doing street magic in San Francisco, where the rainbow scarves and rainbow streamers might go over really big!)" Is it because color attracts tourists, the main audience at Fisherman's Warf and the immediate area w...
Originally posted by Tom Stone: Sorry Bill, I'm still not quite familiar with american humour, and since Jay Leno and Letterman frequently makes casual one-liners about the death penalty, I thought that this would be in the same vein. Especially since I thought that the reference would be rather ob...
- September 9th, 2001, 9:28 pm
- Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
- Topic: Slydini on film or video
- Replies: 11
- Views: 1626
Posted by Matthew Field "I know of some Slydini footage, including films made (by Ganson?) of the Master performing in full Argentinian gaucho regalia. It has been said that a video containing this materal was marketed, underground, by a Slydini fan . . . Please don't ask me how I know this. &q...
- September 5th, 2001, 3:54 pm
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: mental card tricks
- Replies: 46
- Views: 4884
Originally posted by memetical: Does anybody know if and when we (in the U.S.) are going to have the luxury of reading Tamariz's treatise on his stack? I use the Aronson stack (which I love). Is there any reason to unlearn it and prepare to learn Juan's? One reason is that Tamariz's stack can be bu...
I'm interested in seeing well thought out variations on sleights. When I was learning (I'm still learning, for that matter) a bottom deal, it was very helpful to read different grips, takes, etc., because the method that I use is more of a synthesis of other approaches than any single method. My han...
I read here that there will be a Harry Lorayne feature coming soon. After reading the introductions in the Richard's Almanac book, I'm a little surprised. Is this strictly a business decision? Are Richard and Harry on "good" terms now? Will past injustices be addressed in the article? This...
Originally posted by PaulCummins: [QB In Gary Oullett's (sorry, I *know* I spelled that incorrectly...) Fulminations column from Genii (BK)he explained Homer Liwag's false faro shuffle, which *does* use the unweaving of the packets to create a whirrr sound that simulates a cascade.[/QB] One of Mike...
- August 15th, 2001, 4:57 pm
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Favourite coin sleight
- Replies: 50
- Views: 5031
Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: PURELY PERSONAL PREJUDICE: I always thought that using the Muscle Pass to apparently cause "a coin to fall upward" was an odd and perhaps wasteful application of what should be used in a SECRET manner... Doug Conn, on the other hand, uses it to vanis...
- August 8th, 2001, 11:34 am
- Forum: Feature Articles
- Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
- Replies: 48
- Views: 4934
Unfortunately, too many magicians perform to the less observant. Even though I can recognize many sleights when they are being performed (when Doc Eason lectured here, I caught the card going under the glass every time), I still enjoy the performance more when the magician tries to set up misdirecti...
- August 7th, 2001, 5:26 pm
- Forum: Light From the Lamp
- Topic: Performance Videos vs Teaching Videos.
- Replies: 37
- Views: 9118
Originally posted by Dan Magyari:
I'll try to not make an ass of myself by contributing frivolously or too often.
Dan -- Although your post bodes well for the
forum, don't worry about making an ass of yourself -- it can be just as entertaining!!
Originally posted by Josh Logan: I disagree with the "Blaine is creating false expectations"-Group. First off, his TV shows must stand against a considerable amount of scrutiny. He is scrutinized heavily by magicians and associated hangers-on -- on alt.magic, Electronic Grymoire, IBM Ring...
- July 26th, 2001, 9:33 pm
- Forum: Kaufman & Company
- Topic: Books that have not been published.
- Replies: 19
- Views: 2562
3 or so years ago, Lennart Green lectured in Atlanta. While there, he mentioned that he had "sessioned" with Steranko as part of that particular visit to America. Later that summer, I was helping to put together the talent for the SEAM convention here in Huntsville, and emailed Steranko ab...
- July 25th, 2001, 3:38 pm
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
- Replies: 36
- Views: 3653
How about tricks based on manipulating the body? Balducci levitation, Meir Yedid's stuff, even pulling your finger in two for the four year old nephew . . . I get lots of mileage out of "breaking" my nose (actually popping my thumbnail on my teeth while appearing to push my nose sideways) ...