World Magic Center

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Al Schneider
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World Magic Center

Postby Al Schneider » November 3rd, 2021, 4:42 am

I changed my web site. Now I am just offering clips to watch.
I am trying to make it work on regular PC's and mobile. Maybe somebody can tell me if links are broken or the videos don't display well. I don't know how to use mobile yet. Just using HTML. I want to avoid JavaScript.


http://www.worldmagiccenter.com
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Barden
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Barden » November 3rd, 2021, 6:33 pm

I checked about half of the clips and they all worked fine on my PC

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 3rd, 2021, 7:44 pm

Same, looks fine on Apple tablet and phone.

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 3rd, 2021, 9:20 pm

Kindle Fire (android OS, Silk web browser) seems okay

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Tom Gilbert » November 4th, 2021, 7:50 am

Desktop version looked good on Edge with Win 11.

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 4th, 2021, 11:44 am

Chrome on a PC okee-dokey
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby MagicbyAlfred » November 4th, 2021, 12:37 pm

I watched and enjoyed the videos on the site. I love nice clean sleight of hand. My particular favorite, and the one that struck me as most magical, was Diamond and Coin.

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Al Schneider » November 4th, 2021, 1:27 pm

Richard
Explain: Chrome comment.
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Al Schneider » November 4th, 2021, 1:29 pm

Oh, you mean the site works OK with Chrome on a PC.
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Dave Le Fevre » November 4th, 2021, 5:17 pm

MagicbyAlfred wrote:My particular favorite, and the one that struck me as most magical, was Diamond and Coin
Quite magical, I thought

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Al Schneider » November 4th, 2021, 7:13 pm

Interesting.
A friend, Paul Misel, did a show including this using a cone in instead of a diamond. A lady approached him after the show and challenged him. She claimed he was testing witchcraft or some super power on the audience. She claimed his other tricks were just manipulation. But the coin trick was real magic he was playing with.

As I read your comments, I think of other possibilities with this effect. The prop need not be a diamond. Little statues would work fine. Then one could do a trick for each holiday. A little Christmas tree, a witches hat, a baseball cap, or something your company sells. Maybe a shot of whiskey.
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Jack Shalom » November 4th, 2021, 10:36 pm

Works fine on a Macbook Pro laptop on Firefox.

The apparent transparency of the diamond gives it an extra level of impossibility, IMO.

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Al Schneider » January 13th, 2022, 7:20 am

I added some new videos to the site:
3D MATRIX
AL'S WILD COINS
DIAMOND AND COINS (a redo)
SUPER NOVA

You might want to hit refresh as everything was changed.
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Dave Le Fevre » January 13th, 2022, 8:35 am

I particularly like 3D Matrix

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby chetday » January 14th, 2022, 1:47 pm

Sitting here shaking my head in admiration at the four new videos. Great work, Al. Just great. Thank you for all your creations and contributions to our magical world over the years. Much appreciated from my little patch here in North Carolina. :)

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Jack Shalom » January 14th, 2022, 5:29 pm

Super Nova is terrific!

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Al Schneider » January 14th, 2022, 10:24 pm

Thanks guys, you make my day. My next task is a portable hole. My goal is to back up my theories with real material instead of just flapping my lips. I am trying to make a site that can't be viewed in one sitting.
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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Jack Shalom » January 15th, 2022, 3:21 pm

You are talking to at least one world-class champion sitter.

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Re: World Magic Center

Postby Tarotist » January 15th, 2022, 9:03 pm

Al does beautiful magic and he is more entertaining than he gives himself credit for. I hope he is not too perturbed by this fact. After all, Charles Waller once wrote in 1931 that "so we resort to a process which we naively describe as 'making magic entertaining'. Common sense would seem to suggest that if we succeed in 'making magic magical' we will provide entertainment enough"

I get a psychic vibe that Mr Waller, as a performer was as interesting as watching paint dry. I shall have to check him out on You Tube. I bet Al is much better.............


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