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NEW Magellan Solo Levitation on youtube!

Hi,

Video of the new Magellan Solo Levitation is available at youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxsB5SNcGno

Thanks for looking,

Jimmy
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Kinda hard to see!
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Interesting.
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HMM>>>>
Well, I like the idea that it seems to be a mechanical rise....

I am wondering is it possible to not wiggle around so much?
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Hey Curtis,

I'm not quite sure what wiggling your are talking about. It looked pretty clean to me.
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I liked it as well.

Best,

Tim
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When he is all the way up it looks like he is trying to keep his balance around 13 seconds...

Also, Can you just walk up and do this or does it require set up? I notice you can walk away...

I think this would be awesome if a magician uses a cloak that wraps all the way around him...
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Interesting...
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Yuck!
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I'm sure that you can't walk away like that (except on video where you have controle over the angle) and it does require a set up.
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Hi,

To answer questions, yes, the end of the video is a bit deceptive, and it was done more to showcase the magic than the features. Yes, you cannot just walk away like that when doing this piece. But, you will figure out a way to get away clean, if you've got any chops at all. Remember, I just received this yesterday from my fabricator.

Setup will depend on your staging situation. I'm trying to imagine what to compare the setup to. Let's put it this way. You might have more success or subtlety setting up before the music starts, as opposed to yelling out, "Look, I'm walking to the center of the stage now!!!" Does that make sense? Imagine loading the Bryce's Screen. It can be done in plain view of everyone as long as they're not aware of what you're doing. If you are conversing with several people onstage before the show starts, and, incidentally, one person is not still there, people just assume, hey, he must have left for a moment.

As magicians, we assume that everyone is watching us like a cat. We could only dream that anyone gave that much of a flip about what we're doing on stage.

And, as for the size of the gimmick and the setup... Anyone calling himself a magician who couldn't find a subtle way to get into position with a prop that is never seen, referred to or exposed... Maybe he's in the wrong racket, I don't know.

I know that I just walk to the center of the stage BEFORE the music starts, and put the gimmick where it needs to be, under the cover of the large black sheet. Then I proceed as shown in the video, with the exception of the walking away, fair enough.

Thanks for the huge support for the Magellan line of levitation products,

Jimmy Fingers
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It would be great to levitate without the cloth. Hate that aspect of it.
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I don't think you can do this without the cloth. After viewing the video, I think it is similar to Icarus and other related levitations in method. I could be wrong.

As Fingers points out though, done correctly, this could be a truly magical moment for your audience.

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Similar to Icarus? Hopefully not from a real life workability standpoint.

Here is new video, day 2, getting better and better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSuas99H36Q

Thanks to everyone for your input on this project.

JF
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Pretty cool. The second video looks great.
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Very nice... excellent effect and I can see the impact it would have on an audience! Thanks for posting.

Kex
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I feel that this is where many of the levitation sellers wrong the magicians. They make it look good but they don't really address the angle problems. If the performance in the video only works for the video then don't show it because no one will use it except CA. Just show how it will work on stage, in a club, or at someone's home. That is if you can. I guess I will only use these types of illusions for photos or deceptive promo video. Just my 2 cents.

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After watching both videos I think I have the method figured out. it seems like an idea I had once but never bothered to do anything with. I stopped doing self levitations about a year ago. They're too much trouble and none really look to good to me (except skywalker, but that thing is way too impracticle for repeated use and uncomfortable as heck).
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I've got to jump in here and say I am privy to this method. Based on what I know I can tell you it's much more angle proof that the average suspension. Its not a walk around street magic levi but a very portable one for a great "impromptu" self levitation.

Best,

Tim
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It also looked like a practical method to change those lights bulbs in the chandelier over the table! Smile Ever see those things that ceiling painters wear....

At any rate, I give Mr. Fingers a capital E for effort! Smile

Chris
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