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DaveWomach
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Hello Everyone,

As some of you may know, I'm in the process of rehearsing a new show, which I am taking to Saipan (south pacific) in about two weeks. I've been getting many new illusions, as well as renovating some of my old illusions.

I'd like to preface this by saying how much I enjoy Doug Malloy's "Shadows" illusion. I have been performing it since I was 17, and have loved it! I never realized how "un-finished" it appeared to be. This is in NO WAY meant to take credit away from Doug Malloy. Doug is a good friend of mine, and I actually sent him these same pictures. With that being said, I'd like to share with you some pictures of what a few hundred dollars can do to give you a "brand new" illusion. This facelift was long overdue and overlooked for quite some time. Some of you may know that my illusions were damaged in a flood on the Dawn Princess cruise ship a few months ago... shadows was one of these. So out of necessity, I repaired it, and made it look a lot better (in my opinion).

I realize some of you may not like it, as it won't fit your taste. However, I figured that seeing the before and after pictures might spark some interest for some of you to renovate your own illusions to take them to that next level. Enjoy the pictures.

http://www.davewomach.com/shadows.htm

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Thanks for sharing those pictures... It looks great!

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Dave, that looks just fantastic! I've looked at your props a lot and Shadows now looks like you. Simple change, but achieves a lot!

I have always been in favor of re-dressing props and I have had stuff which can be changed totally in appearence by adding stuff to them.
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Nice work .. see this is the interesting stuff I was talking about .. and once again .. it's Dave posting up again. The photo gallery is really cool .. hopefully it will inspire others to give that old Zig Zag a fresh coat of paint. Keep up the good work ..

Steve

Oh .. is your hair always on fire??
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Well, it does look better, but I would have chosen some other colour instead of yellow Smile
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I think yellow is very fitting for Dave! Since his early work, he's always used yellow and black as his base colors... Anything else would be a second-rate Frewin or other magician...

Just my thoughts...
Bryan
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It looks great! How does the white fabric look in conjunction with the rest of the illusion under the stage lights?
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It looks real good! You did a nice job!
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I agree the colors look very sharp.

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I think Stryper is making a come-back ... the 80's still rule ..

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Steve...
LOL...I saw one of Stryper's comeback shows. Not as great as the original tours, but still pretty good. How are things in Chicago...did you make it to the Halloween and Party show this year?


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Looks great man! Hollaaa..

Dave do you still have that video from 4th of July? 150 sparklers, roll of duct tape, and three crazy dudes = FUNNNNN! LOL...

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This Illusion is definitely in Dave's Style: bigger, brighter and different! You rock, man!

-Magically

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Thanks for the comments guys. Like I said, it doesn't fit everyone's show, but it fit mine. I'm in the process of re-doing a few more of my illusions right now... with other color schemes of course.

Chris - It looks GREAT under stage lights! Especially if you have full control of your lighting.

Wade - lol... yes, I still have that video! lol, the one where we almost got arrested and the police showed up but we wouldn't let them in since we had about $1,000 of illegal fireworks on the floor in the living room... lol... that was fun! How's your knee from Jet skiing? lol...

Thanks again guys.

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LOL...good times man! You almost KILLED me on that jet ski kid. Never turn a jet ski going 60 with a dude on the back! My leg was banged up all week. It felt like I was on a *** ride at six flags. That was also the week your parrot went crazy and tried to eat your parakeets! I felt bad after that one. Dude I wanna see that video of our custom fireworks we made. We got the hang of the duct tape technique.

If you guys want to have some fun on 4th of July make sure you PM one of us. We will hook you up with the secret. LOL...

Wade

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Dave,
Good work, looks sharp! I saw you perform this illusion once (I think it may have been at PCAM) and I never really thought it looked unfinished...but now that you bring it up and I have a closer look, I totally agree. Definately looks you!

Now you've got the wheels turning for me!...hmmm, how could I redo Mini Kub Zag?...

Thanks for sharing!
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Great pictures...and great website as well!
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Great job, looks fantastic !
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Thanks!

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