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 Post subject: Need Zombie Help!!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:54 pm 
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Hey just so you know I didn't buy my zombie here thus I dont have acess to the PO section. I'll be preforming a show at a fundraiser at my Aunt's school and I really want to do my Zombie but I'll need some music to do it to so any help would be great. Also what size should the cloth I use be (When I bought my zombie it didn't come with a cloth)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:34 pm 
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This is going to sound bad but, if you don't have the cloth, and you don't have the music you need - DON'T PERFORM THE ZOMBIE!! This is not an effect that you can just take home from the store and start performing. Although the method is relatively simple, it takes time to prepare and present a professional routine


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:51 pm 
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Well I have a cloth that I practice with but it's not big enough. I have some basic moves down but I really want some music so that I can make my routine match with the beats of the music.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:22 pm 
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The zombie should really be practiced with the cloth that you will use. It is probably a good idea to pass on the trick this time, but know one's stopping you. A 36" by 36" cloth is good. As for music, try Trancenden's Beats by Numbers. It's the penguin ID music. Also, try the mission impossible theme music, it's good too. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:49 pm 
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36" by 36" seems really big, but I appreciate your help any way thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:29 pm 
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I got the Trancenden CD online a couple months ago. Its a good CD. Look at http://www.target.com. It is the only place I could find it.
-Tyler


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Sounds like you don't know enough about the effect or the routine to perform it properly...consider doing some things you're sure you can do ,and put the Zombie all on hold...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:20 pm 
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orpheus wrote:
36" by 36" seems really big, but I appreciate your help any way thanks.

Really Big! That is the size that zombie foulards come in.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:11 pm 
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Cloth should be cut to double the length of the gimmick and the gimmick should be modified to be roughly the length of your forearm.

Tim Wright has a video out on the market devoted entirely to the Zombie. It covers everything including getting into the routine, getting out of the routine, gimmick modifications, foulard modifications, music, costume, and character. Jeff McBride's Magic on Stage Volume 3 has some nice work on the Zombie as well. My favorite Zombie routine, however, is Marc DeSouza's from his video Award Winning Stage Magic.

I must say this, however. Do NOT try to perform this effect at upcoming fundraiser. If you have not even been practicing the effect with the foulard you'll use in performance, the routine is NOT ready for a public performance. Before adding an effect to your stage repertoire, you need to have put hours upon hours of work into mastering the effect under performance conditions i.e. full costume, music, correct props, etc. The zombie is definitely no exception!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:31 pm 
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Well my performance will be in four weeks and I should be getting my foulard some time today or tommorow and I have already picked out my music. Dont worry guys I'll practice night and day until my preformance and if I have even the slightest bit of doubt about doing the zombie I'll cut it out entirely. I'll plan two routines one with the zombie and one without, I'll also look into some of those vidoes you recomended Cardshark13.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:57 pm 
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For future reference, Skildini's Zombie video is great! :D


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Silldini is Tim Wright - His video is very very good.


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