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Topic: Metamorphosis at the Gotik Concert
Message: Posted by: Stepanov (Sep 12, 2007 11:03AM)
I have a friend Ilya Larionov, who strikes me with how fast he makes steps in the world of magic and I was even more amazed to see him perform his take on this illusion

Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Sep 12, 2007 02:28PM)
I liked it. Especially doing it with a live band.
Message: Posted by: AnthonytheMagic (Sep 12, 2007 02:42PM)
That's was freaking great!!!!
Message: Posted by: Lance Richardson (Sep 12, 2007 04:39PM)
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Sep 12, 2007 05:17PM)
I also liked it..... buuuuutttt.......

I'm a little suspicious of the camera work. Firstly... I loved the idea of a live singer. That was refreshing and much appreciated. Well done!

I didn't like the levitation actually being a reversed shot of him jumping off the table. I thought that was misleading.


Message: Posted by: videokideo (Sep 12, 2007 06:14PM)
On 2007-09-12 18:17, Timothy Drake wrote:
I also liked it..... buuuuutttt.......

I didn't like the levitation actually being a reversed shot of him jumping off the table. I thought that was misleading.



Oh now, everyone has a little criss angel in them! LOL Cool show though!
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Sep 13, 2007 12:10AM)
Kinda agree with you. The reverse shot was misleading. looked like an extreme version of Angel'Lev.
Message: Posted by: TheMagicalMan (Mar 13, 2014 02:21PM)
I doubt a camera trick was used since the reaction of the people was live (it could be edited but unlikely), besides..... it did look like Criss Angel's version BUT Criss Angel sells this method on DVD.....so you can pretty much build it and perform it and levitate from the back instead of the front or so.

Ilya Larionov is an AMAZING Magician, it was refreshing to see a band and to combine the art of rock/metal music with visual magic, but I prefer to use music instead of a band....pretty refreshing and new nonetheless. Not the metamorphosis was AMAZING.....perhaps THE BEST metamorphosis I have EVER seen. I wonder if this illusion is available.....(or an illusion plan on how to perform this.....preferably a DVD - If anyone knows any please PM me thanks).
Message: Posted by: Eldon (Mar 13, 2014 09:55PM)
Kids got chops.
Message: Posted by: Fungineer (Mar 14, 2014 07:46AM)
Live music nice touch indeed.

Intimate setting also nice to see. Perhaps more illusions should be designed for that proximity.

I believe someone had an ebook about this method. I can't remember the author but I swear there was a low cost metamorphosis that looked just like this in print. It was a PDF if I remember right. I'll have to check my records.
Message: Posted by: TheMagicalMan (Mar 14, 2014 07:55AM)
Fungineer if you can/do find it, can you PLEASE tell me the source ?! I would really love to know it and I have been searching for this method for a while now. If anyone knows, please guide me, thanks :) .
Message: Posted by: Fungineer (Mar 14, 2014 06:46PM)
Okay, found it. It is/was called "Sheet Morph" by Ron Jaxon. It is not the same effect as shown above, but is similar--in that there is a sheet or sheets and it's a metamorphosis effect.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find Ron's page or a download source.

If you google this effect, you'll actually get to a thread right here on the Café.

Anyhow, I'm not sure if this helps, but feel free to PM me if you need more info.

Perhaps others here can chime in as well.
Message: Posted by: TheMagicalMan (Mar 17, 2014 08:17PM)
Thank you Fungineer, I will PM you.
Message: Posted by: Lin_ (Mar 19, 2014 07:27AM)
I think this is not video cut. if it was video cut, maybe they cannot do live things.