90% of questions i need answering are found through reading previous threads but a couple are elluding me.
Research into safety magic for schools?? I have found 1 book on David Ginn's website (Safety Magic for Children by Karl Wagner) but alas nothing else. The book looks quite dated and US specific but it's coming anyway. Do you know of any others? Do you know of any prop suppliers for this? I know MakMagic carry a couple to do with No Smoking but that's all i've found.
Sluggo, Kyle, - Did you make/adapt your own props for your shows? ( By the way NOGOTELLYELL is a stroke of genius - write a book !)
If i purchased, say the ShadowBox illusion and the Asrah, would i receive two D******ve B**es and just the extra helpful foulard for the Asrah? Could i just buy the DB and adapt?
As previously mentioned, this could have been put into the "Stage Section" but the same "informative" people would reply. Why start three topics to get replies from the same posters?? As you can see, i'm post-count greedy!
Please don't feel these questions are person specific. Any and all answers are greatly appreciated.
I made and adapted my props for the safety and drug awareness show. The NOGOTELLYELL was actually developed by Ron Connley who wrote a book on performing saftey and drug magic for children titled "Drugs, Strangers, and other Dangers". It is a great book and source for safety magic. I only used a few effects thoughts from the book...but the rest is great for ideas.
Connley gave me permission to use the NOGOTELLYELL word and message, and I thank him for it. I have some great stories that took place after the show had been presented to school concerning things children turned in and started to notice...
One of the shows actually led to the capture of a pedophile who the children caught taking pictures of them on the playground...they told the teachers (Whom I might add didn't even notice) and the teachers called the police. The man was arrested and when his computer was searched, they found that he hosted a child pornography web site! The teachers asked the kids how they knew what to do and their response was "The magician said that anytime a stranger is around to stay away...and if he is doing something strange, to get away and tell somebody!"
the school called me and told me this story...and since then, they have booked me six times! The story shocked me and made me feel great about the show in that it had actually helped somebody.
About the illusions you mentioned...I didn't quite understand your question because of the abbrevation (Probably inserted by a moderater)...ask it one more time.