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Silvertongue
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I have 2 friends - twins - who are going to help me shoot a promo video at various locations around Los Angeles over 2 weekends. I have only recently told them about ' what I do ' because of needing their help... I have shown them no effects as of yet and want to record some 'twin' related effects to add to the 'documentary' style video...
A little about them, they are beautiful, bright and bubbly 18 yr old students of film making, who I know will give strong reactions in a live, unprepared performance. They are pretty much identical, its hard to tell them apart, I would like ideas on what type of effects you think may play big in their minds, I am thinking of showing how they think alike, having them read each others minds. I am definatly performing pk touches and framing it to fit within the twin theme. I will also have a small crew of students helping out.
The video itself will be my charecter video for a bizarre/mindreading act, the video will include things like scareing the devil at a hollywood goth nightclub, the real mindreading of a gypsy tarot reader in venice beach, some bizarre magic with the costume charecters on hollywood blvd, you get the idea, I have a whole host of them, performing at different locations, look out for the manhattan beach skit, english accent and lovely ladies = alottafun...
Thanks in advance, if anyone has any ideas on location related effects around L.A. or with my original question on effects for the twins it will be greatly apprieciated, thanks...
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A watch routine should fit. one thinks of a time the other sets a watch.

That, or the watch routine found in S.A.D
Hill
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Pk touches, any dual reality where one read's the other's mind, creative forcing. Lots of possibilities.
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I, personally, would start with something like PK Touches.

As an identical twin myself, I have never felt that my brother and I have the same thoughts. In fact, we are totally opposite in character, which is not unusual with twins.

However, physically, I can feel sick when he feels sick (even when I don't know that he's sick). I can also feel down when he feels down ( even when I don't know that he's feeling down). There's no logic to this. I will feel unwell and when I call my brother later in the week, before I have said anything, he will say that he has felt sick during the week.

When I was a kid, my brother fell over and broke his right arm (he's right handed) .. a week later, I fell down the stairs and broke my left arm (I'm left handed)!

A coincidence?

Probably...but that is why I would start with something like PK Touches. It is something they will recognise and believe in.

You could then follow with another stronger routine involving thought transference, once they are in synchronisation. This gives them logical progression, which is a formula I use in my own show involving couples.

Once they experience something that they can relate to, albeit it at a much higher level. They will be more open to the possibility that more impossible things can happen.

Hope that helps.
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Something along the lines of anniversary waltz, where you play up the connection between them.

Maybe something along the lines of a drawing duplication or spectator as mindreader where they do something independent of you.

Hard Copy Thought Broadcast or Tossing and Turning might play well in this regard as well if you have stuff from Jim Callahan.

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Kennedy's Open Transmission might be appropriate.
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I second Kennedy's open transmission. Infact anything by Kennedy. Loads of his rouitnes rock.
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On 2007-08-14 15:33, kinesis wrote:
Kennedy's Open Transmission might be appropriate.


Really? Great routine, but in this context I'd advise against it -- unless you don't mind them peicing together what really happened after the camera is off. Large audiences you can manage, but twins are gonna talk at length.

But I second the suggestion for Jim Callahan's material. His work on combining mechanical and psychological forces is the best I've seen, and it would be perfect for this.
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