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 Post subject: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:48 am 
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After a year of serious study in mentalism and well over two months of serious scripting practice and rehearsal I am about to put on my first true mentalism show! Wish me luck.

The final cut on effects(not that it matters what anyone thinks at this point since it is too late to change anything!)
1. Blank Knight(John Archer)
2. Hypnotism Set Piece(magnetic fingers and hands)
3. Battle of the Sexes(Alvo Stockman)
4. Mental prediction Epic(post-it note version via my own methods and modifications from Nate Kranzo's "Diction")
5. Drawing dupe/cold reading segment(My own scripting using the UI gimmick)
6. PK Pixel (David Jade's effect from a thought of card)
7. Confabulation(My own routine. Spectator opens a box, inside the box is a corked glass vile, inside the vial is a pill capsule, inside the capsule is a tiny scroll on which three predictions are made)

Anyways, the show should be about 50 minutes. Wish me luck on Friday!


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:37 am 
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Hope all goes well :)

Good luck for friday and please try get some footage so we can have a look through.


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:16 am 
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Just got back from the performance. It went GREAT! I was even performing for a gal who had seen Derren Brown live and said she loved it because it had all the surprises and and excitement of his show but in a more intimate setting. This mentalism crap is AWSOME!


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:45 am 
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P.S. I want to seriously thank everyone on the boards who helped out and gave advice as I started exploring mentalism. So to Bucky, Peter, Arkham, and Benji on the mentalism side of things and Akirafist for the hypnosis, and all the other guys who offered tips and advice along the way...Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:05 am 
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eostresh wrote:
Just got back from the performance. It went GREAT! I was even performing for a gal who had seen Derren Brown live and said she loved it because it had all the surprises and and excitement of his show but in a more intimate setting. This mentalism crap is AWSOME!


WOW! that is one edited of a compliment! Congrats Erik! Can't wait to see that footage!


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:02 pm 
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Woah! I did get it on testimonial! "I liked it just as much as Derren Brown because it was intimate and I got involved..." sweet...for some reason I thought she said that off tape. Anyways, most of the video is dim and crappy but I'll post some highlights soon.


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:37 pm 
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eostresh wrote:
P.S. I want to seriously thank everyone on the boards who helped out and gave advice as I started exploring mentalism. So to Bucky, Peter, Arkham, and Benji on the mentalism side of things and Akirafist for the hypnosis, and all the other guys who offered tips and advice along the way...Thanks!


No problems mate I am glad everything went well, can't wait to see the footage!

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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:47 pm 
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It's great that you had a good show. Mentalism definitely gets a different reaction than magic :)


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:55 am 
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Here is the footage. Sadly I had to shoot it on a crappy camera.
http://vimeo.com/25577130


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:23 am 
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Awesome! (I noticed the subtle differences that made all the difference) you gained trust, it was logical and you won them over (ensuring you had control) nice one! I am glad it all went well :)

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:24 pm 
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eostresh wrote:
P.S. I want to seriously thank everyone on the boards who helped out and gave advice as I started exploring mentalism. So to Bucky, Peter, Arkham, and Benji on the mentalism side of things and Akirafist for the hypnosis, and all the other guys who offered tips and advice along the way...Thanks!


Woah... this might actually be the first thanks from someone I've gotten since they've become well adept with mentalism. I'm touched... You're very welcome for the help, and I'm glad you've seen the value in what little experience I have. Believe it or not, I've only done like 3 shows... and they weren't even paid gigs.

So thanks for the thanks lol...

EDIT: Just watched the footage... well done. Your hard work in mentalism sure shows off. I was entertained, and that's saying a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:40 pm 
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Hey...good advice is good advice! Heck after just this first show I think I could offer a lot of advice to someone preparing for their first show...After all My experience is still fresh in my mind!

Glad you liked the footage. Next time I'll bring a better camera!


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 Post subject: Re: First Mentalism Show!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:45 pm 
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just wanted to say I've been offline for about 3 weeks as I've moved to a new flat but now I've got internet back I'll check the whole thing out as soon as I can.


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