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Bill Hegbli
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On 2013-10-10 07:04, kh-magus wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrJTsVg5fN8

Wow...He fooled me badly!


This has been posted previously, some nice ideas, sort of another take on the Marconic idea of putting the attention the scarf instead the bottle and glass.

He has some nice ideas on presenting the Ken Brooke Multiplying Bottle Routine a little differently.
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Hello everyone. I'm new to this site, it's my first day and first post. I have a set of Ken Brooke Bottles and am looking to paint them as they look a little dull. Looking to give them a little bit of a pop from the stage. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to go about painting them?

Thinking they need to be sanded down first, primed, and then lightly coated as to not disrupt or jam the nesting size with too thick coats of paint.

Not sure what type of spray paint to use or glossy glass finish to use, how many coats, primer yes or no, clear finishing coat?

If anyone has any suggestions or has done this type of work before, I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance.

M
Michael Baker
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Marcofrezza, welcome to The Magic Café!

Check this thread for info...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=26
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marcofrezza
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Thanks Mr. Baker!!! I'll check it now.
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Such a great method to analyze this effect by Sealegs.... Giving me a great way to analyze possible multiplying bottle routines to chose the ones that are magical for me. I think the handkerchief bit is a great piece, as is the "liquid" bit that can be performed with some of the available sets (like Harries)...

Now, taking this to an extreme on the entertainment end would be France's Huges Protat http://youtu.be/HAAbnuuZqk4 . Using a hillbilly character, who look like the kind of guy who could indeed have had a few drinks before he tries to impress his friends with bad magic... Is a great idea. And how would one suspect the precision used to enter so many additional sets of bottles in the first couple of minutes, and provides plenty of misdirection to load additional sets, hidden in the ingenious design of the table legs... How would a spectator suspect how much rehearsals was needed to remember where these sets were positioned on the table, so that they can be covered by the tubes without hesitation in the sequence when Huges multiplies bottles in an unbelievable crescendo... Everything is done to take away from professional material and to look more arts and crafts (the tubes have been covered to look like they were made with cardboard tapped together) plus surprises that make sense to an audience... Table extensions, folding tables from DIY stores, the running gag created by the microphone, re-enforcing the idea this is cheap material that could have been tempered by the character's friends for a good laugh... But in fact distract the spectators so that they can completely lose track of what bottle has been used already.... And the subtleties that will resonate with French audiences: entrance music is the main track from Jacques Tati's Mr Hulot's Holiday - suggesting awkwardness and uncontrolled consequences, Anglo Saxon audiences would respond better to Mr Bean' s music. At the beginning of the unreal crescendo of botlle production, Zapateado from La Folie Des Grandeurs, suggesting images of Louis de Funes (trying to get smart but often not in control either) and a fast speed horse chase in the movie. Finally, offenbach's / French cancan music used to signify it is time to relax, encourage standing ovation following the music rhythms... Leading to the final production. Huges is in fact a very smart man... Delivers great entertainment in the process, and such a large number of bottles that by the time it's done, even the public that suspects the method cannot possibly understand how that method could be used produce so many bottles out of these two tubes.... That would not be my style, but I appreciate the originality and the performance. I hope you do too.
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I performed my own routine of the multiplying bottles for the first time tonight at my church's community carols event.

https://youtu.be/5_C2mGNveNA
MikeDes
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I love the multiplying bottles. This is my new presentation with some classical music in the background.

https://youtu.be/icw7cBgyNtU
Pop Haydn
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This is my presentation of the Ken Brooke routine:

ScottMN
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Great presentation Pop! Curious who made your bottles? the custom labels are wonderful too!
Pop Haydn
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Those are Ken Brookes bottles that I had anodized. I made the table and tubes, and the labels were designed by Steve Mitchell.
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Thank you Mr Haydn for the information!
Pop Haydn
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A more recent performance:

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Performance at Impossibles Theatre, Reno:

WayneCapps
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I have always disliked the multiplying bottles because I think 90% of the sets being used just don't look like real bottles. Just slapping a label on a misshaped bottle does not make it look real to me. But, I picked up a set of Keisuke Hanada's Extreme Multiplying Bottles and wow, they are fantastic and look just like real bottles.

I have hated this routine for years but I now close my parlor show with them.
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Trying to upload a picture. Let's try this.

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Wow!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this Tom. Such a brilliant routine.
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