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Topic: Stuff to watch
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Mar 7, 2006 02:30PM)
http://media.putfile.com/Fred-Kaps-World-Title-Act
http://media.putfile.com/Richard-Ross-Clock-Manipulation
http://media.putfile.com/Ross_Rings26
http://media.putfile.com/Tamos
Message: Posted by: Pinto2 (Mar 7, 2006 03:33PM)
Absolutely great. Thanks for sharing.
Daniel
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (Mar 7, 2006 05:06PM)
Why, oh why, do I have such a problem with 'Putfile'?

I just cannot play the vids.!!

Roland - help, please.

Best of,

Dave

(MVD - 'partydave')
Message: Posted by: DJ Trix (Mar 7, 2006 11:11PM)
OOH MY GOD,

I so badly want to see the Fred Kaps video! Just like Dave I cannot watch videos on putfile for some reason.

DJ
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 7, 2006 11:37PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-07 18:06, Daveandrews wrote:
Why, oh why, do I have such a problem with 'Putfile'?

I just cannot play the vids.!!

Roland - help, please.

Best of,

Dave

(MVD - 'partydave')
[/quote]

Try updating your Media Player from Microsoft. If you have Windows XP go to the update page and get it. If older operating systems, go to Media Play web site and get the latest updates to play the video. If you have a Mac, I cannot suggest anything as I do not have a Mac.
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Mar 7, 2006 11:44PM)
My windows media player buffers all the way through and plays two second snipets about every other minute. So the entire clip is frozen except those two second spurts of playing video. That's what happens when you are on a dialup as I am. My area does not offer Cable or DSL so I'm out of luck there.

It would be nice if putfile and utube would allow for download and saving of the files that have been uploaded so we could play it back at a regular speed on the computer. The policy prohibiting download at both sites is because some artists do not want their work downloaded and used without their permission.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 8, 2006 10:21AM)
Same problem. It does appear that some of these are now available in DVD format on Ebay.
Message: Posted by: cardone (Mar 8, 2006 05:23PM)
I Have a MAC and I am MAD....it will not work.....
Message: Posted by: illusions & reality (Mar 8, 2006 05:39PM)
It will work in Mac if you are using OSX. At least it does for me.
Lou
Message: Posted by: mc_magi (Mar 8, 2006 07:41PM)
It worked perfectly for me.

Oh man, I almost had tears in my eyes when I watched Mr. Ross perform his linking ring + clock routine.

Great stage works. Inspiring acts and phenomenal stage presence.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Mar 9, 2006 07:52AM)
Roland, you are my new hero! Thanks for the links! Especially thanks for the Tamos link! I had never seen the man’s work. It must take him a couple of hours to load! Still I enjoyed his novel and fun act! Sweet!

Of course watching Ross work almost makes me want to give up magic! I am such a toad compared to his elegance!

What can be said about Kaps? I am in awe at the economy of movement and polish in his act (I actually have that clip on video and watch it regularly to remind me of what practice means to an act!).

Thanks, my friend!
Message: Posted by: Levent (Mar 9, 2006 09:48AM)
More than 20 years ago I saw an old circus performer from Denmark named “Samson” who did an act where he filled the stage with tables. Later I had heard that he passed away and I often wondered if anyone was doing his act.

Being that the “Tamos” video clip has the “DK” on it, meaning that he is from Denmark and that he is doing an extremely similar act, I can now assume that “Samson” found someone to continue the act.

Great video clip Roland, Thanks for passing on the link!

Best regards,
Levent
Message: Posted by: Levent (Mar 9, 2006 09:56AM)
Perhaps I spoke to soon. It looks like the Tamos clip was shot in the early 1980s or late 1970s. So obviously “Tamos” and “Samson” both were working the table production act at the same time.

Funny that they were both Danish, maybe they are related or perhaps they both got the act from some other person. It seems in the circus world so many acts get passed from person to person. This rarely happens in the magic world.

Best regards,
Levent
Message: Posted by: James Adamson (Mar 9, 2006 02:53PM)
Did Richard Ross use a Lo***** Ring?

I had always heard that that type of ring was a waste of time. My Owens rings are not that type.

James Adamson
http://www.seam2006.com
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (Mar 9, 2006 06:21PM)
Wmhegbli - thanks for the advice.
I downloaded the media 10 player, but unfortunately they only play for about 2 seconds if I'm lucky.

Ho hum !!!!!!!!

Best of,

Dave
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Mar 9, 2006 06:30PM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-09 15:53, James Adamson wrote:
Did Richard Ross use a Lo***** Ring?
[/quote]


Yes!

[quote]
On 2006-03-09 15:53, James Adamson wrote:
I had always heard that that type of ring was a waste of time.
[/quote]

Says who? Such a ring, elevates the linking rings into the miracle class.
Message: Posted by: James Adamson (Mar 9, 2006 07:16PM)
Dave,

Has to be high speed as the download is a very large file.

Roland,
General opinion on the forum sites and several books/videos discuss the other type of ring and supposed lack of value vs the standard K** ring, but after seeing the Richard Ross video I can see what I have been missing.

How long past this point as shown in the video did he continue to use it?

James Adamson
http://www.seam2006.com
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (Mar 10, 2006 06:51AM)
James I am on Broadband and, on occasion, I have managed to play some of the Putfile videos; but not for the past few months, and I haven't consciously changed any settings.

It is a mystery!

Best of,

Dave
Message: Posted by: Levent (Mar 10, 2006 11:17PM)
James,

I think it is important to keep this video clip within its historic context. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe this is a video taken during the 1973 FISM convention in Paris, France. Which was the second time that the late Richard Ross won the Grand Prix.

So, this clip is just a little snapshot of Mr. Ross’s when he FIRST introduced his the linking rings into his act.

As you can see the handling was very, very well done. But being a new routine you can see he made a minor error in which he seemed to lose track of the break of the L**king K** Ring. Being such a relaxed performer you can see that he just laughed off the error and continued with the routine. Frankly, I’ve always admired his easygoing nature on stage.

Anyhow, my point is that within a year or two after this performance Richard Ross added another ring to the routine. So that he got to the point on the clip where he linked a chain of three (two single rings and one L**king K** Ring). He held this chain of three aloft with one hand and with the other hand he picked up a fourth ring which was an ordinary K** Ring. He then linked this ring to one of the single rings thus forming a chain of four. He then unlinked the ordinary K** Ring from the chain of three, placing this ring into a drawer on this table. And finally he resumed the routine where he unlinked one ring after another placing each ring one after the other into the drawer. At which time the iris of the spotlight was reduced until the only thing that was lit was his hand sliding the drawer closed and as the music ended the spotlight went out so that the stage was shrouded in darkness. A few seconds later a new song began, the stage lights were restored and he commenced with the routine that led into his classic watch production routine.

And to answer your question (to the best of my knowledge), Richard Ross did the routine in the way I described above until the end of his career.


Best regards,
Levent
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Mar 11, 2006 12:21AM)
[quote]
On 2006-03-09 20:16, James Adamson wrote:
Roland,
General opinion on the forum sites and several books/videos discuss the other type of ring and supposed lack of value vs the standard K** ring, but after seeing the Richard Ross video I can see what I have been missing.
James Adamson
[/quote]

They also didn't perform the rings as Richard Ross did.

A couple of years ago I posted here at the Café regarding Richard Ross and his passing:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=58023&forum=61
Message: Posted by: James Adamson (Mar 12, 2006 07:11PM)
Thanks Levent,

That was very informative.

I wish more of the Classic Magicians from that his era and the ones right before him were more available on film as they would be a fantastic teaching aid. Not just the effects, but the showmanship, and stage presence.

James Adamson
http://www.seam2006.com
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Mar 13, 2006 01:30AM)
Hey, nice puppet, James. That would be the one on the right, in white, right?
Message: Posted by: James Adamson (Mar 13, 2006 09:03AM)
You got it! He never says a word!

James
Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Mar 13, 2006 09:30AM)
Hi Kiel!
I have seen your videos in MVD...
Not Bad...
Keep it up!
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Mar 13, 2006 07:14PM)
Nick, who's Kiel?
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Mar 13, 2006 07:21PM)
Kiel is a town in the very north of Germany. I live there. How strange.
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Mar 13, 2006 07:30PM)
Ugh! Just saw that now that you mention it! Hahaha. He threw me off when he said "Hi Kiel! I have seen your videos in MVD... "
Message: Posted by: Lloyd McDonald (Apr 5, 2006 11:58PM)
Roland-

Thank you so much for posting links to the videos.

What a wonderful inspiration.
Message: Posted by: Matt Kerner (Apr 6, 2006 01:01AM)
I only had enough time to watch the Watch Multiplication. Amazing. Amazing, amazing, amazing. That guy... he had some serious talent.

Thanks for the post, Roland.
Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Apr 6, 2006 10:19AM)
Sorry about that! :P
ROLAND!
I am embarrassed!
Message: Posted by: Michael J. Douglas (Apr 6, 2006 07:54PM)
Thanks for the links!

Ross and Kaps - pure artistry. I'd never seen the "drop-down" watches. That was neat.

Tamos - interesting and definitely knows how to fill a stage. I couldn't stop thinking of the Chef on the Muppets, though. haha
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Apr 7, 2006 11:11PM)
[quote]
On 2006-04-06 20:54, magis6 wrote:

Ross and Kaps - pure artistry. I'd never seen the "drop-down" watches. That was neat.
[/quote]

If you've ever seen the vid clip of Kaps doing 'Chink A Chink', you'd find it just beautiful. There's a clip over at the School For Scoundrels site.

The Richard Ross clip is great. I wonder if anyone has succeeded him in a similar act.
Message: Posted by: Logan Five (Apr 21, 2006 05:12AM)
Wow! Ross and Kapps are amazing on stage. Thank you very much for those clips!
Message: Posted by: ruijorge (Apr 21, 2006 06:18AM)
FOR THOSE WHO CAN´T SEE THE VIDEOS DO THIS:

In the page click on EDIT. Then in the code of the page you search by "wmv".

It is the direct link to the video. You can even save it on your pc...
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (Apr 21, 2006 04:54PM)
Sorry, but I am a simpleton when it comes to pc's.

What do you mean by 'in the page'?

Thanks,

Dave
Message: Posted by: MR2Guy (Apr 26, 2006 05:54PM)
Here is a site that you can simply paste the URL into and it will download the video, pretty nifty:

http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

Jason
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (Apr 26, 2006 09:40PM)
MR2Guy --- many thanks for that. As if by magic, I can now see them ... superb, all of them.

Best of,

Dave
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Apr 27, 2006 12:14AM)
WOW!!!! What can really be said of those performances? The shear artistry of Ross,the suave presentation of Kapps,the pure mastery and proficiency of Tamos,words brought to you by Roget's Thesaurus. To view those videos and to see the results of all of that hard work and time spent into putting together an act like those is sheer delight.
Fred Kapps and his salt pour is real magic to behold. The way he presents it and the look of,"where is it all coming from" is hard if not impossible to duplicate.
Richard Ross is just class,pure class. I saw that video a very long time ago and am still amazed to see what he does with the clocks and the watches on the chains.
Tamos actually looks and sounds like he is enjoying the act more than the audience is. He just has a happy and fun filled production act that is,here is that word again, unbeilveable. I wish I could have understood what he wasw saying but the giggles and fun he looked like he was having made up for the language barrier.
I am just so greatful that I was around during their time. Other greats that have past on I always wished I was born earlier to see them.
It brings a tear to my eyes to watch these masters at work. Well I went on a little longer then I should have but thank you for posting those links.

In Awe of it all

Steven
Message: Posted by: Eduardo (Apr 30, 2006 09:06AM)
Tank for share this inspiring and beautiful classic acts
Message: Posted by: Rob Pond (Apr 30, 2006 01:51PM)
Ross's ring act completely inspired me to go get my rings back out and work on a smoother routine. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Rob Pond
Message: Posted by: Kingry (Jul 25, 2006 05:49AM)
What happened to the link?
Message: Posted by: Kingry (Jul 25, 2006 05:53AM)
What happened to the link?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 25, 2006 09:08AM)
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On 2006-07-25 06:49, Kingry wrote:
What happened to the link?
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It says they were removed. Looks like the person who post them had other videos to post. The site says they can only post 5 videos. So maybe he is at his limit. To bad, it is fun watching them.