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Topic: Ways to Produce a Message Ideas?
Message: Posted by: Magic_streak (May 17, 2005 04:21AM)
Just wondering, have you guys been asked to produce a customised word message for your shows? Perhaps a coporation slogan or a marketing line. How will you produce that message? It must be written or printed on something so the audience can read it.

I have a few ideas, one will be to come onto stage holding a large piece of paper. Those kind they use in boardrooms. The message will be printed on it, and for the magic I will tear the paper up and it magically restores.

The second idea will be the use of a dovepan. A pan of fire distinguishes into a folded piece of paper. In it is the message.

The reason why I am not using a piece of silk or cloth with the words printed on it is because the budget is very tight and printing on these things will cost a lot.

Any other ideas from you fellow magicians??
Message: Posted by: ufo (May 17, 2005 09:41AM)
The easiest and cheapest method to reveal a word or name in a magical way is some variation of the "Voodoo Ashes" trick in which ashes rubbed on your arm spell out the word. The trick and its versions are in countless magic books, it should be easy to find. The only drawback is that it will only show to a small group and it wont be really bold. Legible, yes...bold, no. Hope that helps a bit!

Message: Posted by: Sam Tabar (May 25, 2005 01:43AM)
The "Goodbye Banner" found in Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic is one that you can do. You show a plain cloth or foulard. Show it's back and front then when you give it a shake a certain word or phrase is displayed in front of the cloth.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (May 25, 2005 05:42PM)
Good ol Crystal Silk Cylinder will produce / change / swap a banner with a message

You could drop in ripped pieces & restore them etc-Swap message 1 for another -Heaps of different ideas using this utility prop!!
Message: Posted by: Jim Snack (May 25, 2005 09:13PM)
I often perform Duke's Dye Version (from Abbotts) using two volunteers. The message is printed inside the rolled up tube.