I so love this effect, even so it is difficult! You will have several hurdles to surmount as you
attempt this effect Let me start by saying I have an iPhone 5S. This means, for me, and without a
case, I can encircle my phone with my thumb and middle without difficulty. If you cannot do so the
more dynamic animations with the card or rose appearing and disappearing in the shadow hand will be
beyond your reach, literally.
Tobias demonstrates and teaches this effect with a flip case.
As my first attempts with this effect did not have good angles I spent $10 online for a flip case.
Angles greatly improved, but then my learning curve on the dynamic shadow effects shot up
The other hurdles was trying to fit the gimmick to my hand. It's very sturdy,
which is good, but it does not lend itself to easy fitting and altering for your own physiology.
From my experience you will really have to work hard to add this effect to your repertoire.
Hopefully the above will help you in considering the time and effort you'll need before
investing in this effect.
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1-explanation for normal gimmick is not ok
2-you should have the cover case for your
cellphone,be honest with u it doesn’t work without cover case.
3-price is high for what you
4-you need to practice a lot and careful of light condition
5-you need to add
something for direct light of your i phone
6-is more for comedy magic as Tobias explained and
is match with his style.
7-this is not something everybody can do easily
easily can guess how does it work if your angle is not good.
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Just received this and have watched the instructional video. Tobias Dostal has put together a
brilliant, beautiful magical effect. The gimmick is extremely well-made and durable, and in the
hands of a skilled magician or puppeteer, the effect I'm sure will get fabulous reactions. Is it
worth the price? Yes, it would be worth it at twice the price--if you put the time and effort in to
perfect your performance of it: getting the handling right and making it into a powerful effect will
require real practice (like all strong magic).
I do however want to note some important
performance limitations for someone like me who has small hands and a LARGE LG/Android phone (3.5" x
5.74"). There is no way that I can see to do the animation efects, e.g. in which an empty hand
suddenly produces a card or rose. To be able to do that, the thumb of your hand holding the phone
MUST be able to reach to the other side of the phone. So if you want to know if you can perform
those particular effects, try gripping your phone and see if you can touch your thumb to your middle
finger. If you can't, then you cannot perform them. In my case, given my phone and hand size, I fall
short by a full 1" in making that connection.
It's always a bit disappointing when a new
gimmick comes out that hasn't been tested to see if everyone can use it (in this case, people with
smaller hands and/or larger phones). I understand that not every gimmick can be made to suit every
person's physiology, or every device. However, I feel that these limitations should at least have
been acknowledged in the instructions and appeared as a caveat in the advertising.
drawback aside, however, Silhouette is a truly astonishing effect, and I recommend it.
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You can create so many silhouettes with this, under good lighting and/or backdrop conditions. So
many presentations even if you just use one of the gimmicks.
Without a phone case, which is
how I imagine most will want to do this, will work fine, if you have good angles (honestly just
place your spectator(s) somewhere, you are the magician here). I sometimes even make it a part of
the presentation that they HAVE to be in the right “angle” for it to work. It shouldn’t take away
from the affect.
Gimmick(s) is cool and durable it seems.
It will take a bit of
practice and work, just like the ins
And outs of any trick! So this is no problem.
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I buy a lot of magic and maybe I need to stop! The magic community has really been disappointing. I
just spent a lot of money on something too big and bulky to use for walk around. Too small for the
stage! Where in the Hell am I going to use this? I feel like Penguin needs to have a return policy
because this would be sent back immediately! With all the hype I couldn't wait to get this. Sorry to
sound bitter but can we put some effort into promoting something with a purpose!
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I gave it three cause it quite clever and well made.
I wish I would have bought it from
penguin, I’d return it.
While this may be biased cause I don’t have phone case, but the thing
just doesn’t seem to work with my seven plus. It’s too wide and my hands are too small to
effectively activate the gimmick and keep it in the light.
Trixs, are for kids this is for nba
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This is my favorite trick of the year right now! Although I did not purchase from penguin my review
goes here. What you get is made excellent, instructions A+ and sooo fun to do! It will take a little
practice but doesn’t take much! You have a lot to work with with this and can get very creative as
well! Click buy asap!
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