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 Post subject: Good, Cheap Grand Finale?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:37 pm 
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I have got extremely limited funds and I was thinking of a good, cheap Grand finale trick.

Preferably something I can make my self.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:54 pm 
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It's under $15 and looks great with music and you can make it yourself for free (maybe some little costs like confetti)- http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1320
but i do recomend a vacuum cleaner 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:36 pm 
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revelation77 wrote:
It's under $15 and looks great with music and you can make it yourself for free (maybe some little costs like confetti)- http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1320
but i do recomend a vacuum cleaner 8)
I have actualy seen that done at a magic show in Hawaii, the audience loved it, he actually used this for his closer as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:38 am 
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This is sort of like what I was thinking of doing.

Confetti in egg, you rip up tissue paper, ball it up, drop it in water, and then make the tissue paper appear out of this giant fan thing a minute later.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:10 am 
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Read the description on the link. It sounds like what your describing. It really works well with an audience even if your wearing a top-hat with sandals.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:23 am 
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Amazing_Kylini wrote:
This is sort of like what I was thinking of doing.

Confetti in egg, you rip up tissue paper, ball it up, drop it in water, and then make the tissue paper appear out of this giant fan thing a minute later.
That's called Snowstorm in China. It'd be an alright closer.

How are we suppose to know what a good closer for you is though? I mean, we have no idea of your performance style, what you will be performing, or your skill level. We don't know how long you've been performing, or the actual stage that you will be performing on. We don't know how many people will be there. So we can't really help you. You have to give more information.


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Hmm..

Imagine a random Teenager you know who does magic, and that would definitely be my closing style.

I have got a load of basic coin and card tricks lined up, a Blaine-Esque one.

Milk to Silk is one I had thought of doing.

And the dancing telekinetic cane thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:36 pm 
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Amazing_Kylini wrote:
Imagine a random Teenager you know who does magic, and that would definitely be my closing style.

I'm not quite sure you're getting it, dude.

Amazing_Kylini wrote:
I have got a load of basic coin and card tricks lined up, a Blaine-Esque one.

Are you doing these on stage?


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Eh, a few.

The Blaine one.

He'll hold the card up, everyone will get a nice look at it, and he'll put it back in the deck, only for it to appear taped to the back of a speaker in the sound booth.

But yeah, Snowstorm in china.


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When you say "Stage Show" do you mean:

25 to 50 spectators

250 to 500 spectators

2500 to 5000 spectators ??

I know there are some big churches out there.

Bigger the audience - bigger the effects need to be IMHO. Through parlour to stage to grand illusion effects. I hope it's more parlour if funds are a problem although there are some stage effects you can adapt/make yourself. Are you in any magic clubs/groups? Maybe you could borrow some stuff from another member etc.

Regards

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The more and more you talk, the more and more I think you should just drop the show. From what you've said, you aren't a stage magician. You're just a beginner magician, who can do a little close up magic, plus a couple of gimmicked stage effects. So basically what you're going to do is just throw whatever you have together, into a mess of a show.

By doing that, you will ruin your reputation. If you've done a lot of shows, one failed show won't hurt as much. It still effects your reputation, but you can get away with it. When you have done very few shows, your reputation really is on the line. And if you screw it up, it's a lot harder to get more shows. So just skip this one, work on a routine, get the effects that you want, that fit your style (actually get a style as well, and a develop a character), and work from there.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:39 pm 
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If cheap stage is what you want try anderew maynes stuff there is some stuff you can use in shock fx that is dirt cheap that is what you are looking for.


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Well I've been doing street magic stuff at my church since I was about 10, so one of my ministers asked me to do something for coffee house, our open mic night.

And the audience...

maybe 60 people.

like 90 at the most.


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There is a huge difference between "street magic stuff" and stage magic. Just because you can do "street magic stuff" doesn't mean you can, or should do stage.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:30 pm 
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I can do stage, I've done a performance before, but it was small.

In front of like 20 people.

Oh I just got this:
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And I'm going to be doing the dancing cane trick.


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