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Chris Oberle
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I am shocked that nobody is talking about this effect! Adam Grace isn't only one of the most nicest guys that I have ever talked to but one of the most creative I have ever seen! There was Frozen and now Ringtone!

The teaser is up on E
http://blog.ellusionist.com/ringtone-by-adam-grace/


Not only does their ringtone change but when they have a friend call the phone after the effect is done the rigtone is set back to the original tone!!! HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!!!
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This sounds cool, look foreward to hearing more about it!

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On 2009-01-20 14:36, hiphopperco wrote:
Not only does their ringtone change but when they have a friend call the phone after the effect is done the rigtone is set back to the original tone!!! HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!!!


Actually, that isn't crazy at all...it is to be expected. It would be crazier if the ring tone stayed changed...even after you have left for weeks & years...

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Looks like a great little effect! Apparently you can change the ringtone to a thought of song! I just wonder if this works with all sorts of phones!
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On 2009-01-20 14:36, hiphopperco wrote:

Not only does their ringtone change but when they have a friend call the phone after the effect is done the rigtone is set back to the original tone!!! HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!!!


I think that it points right to the method... and the only people it will fool are people who use the word 'Like', like 10 times to like describe like just one magic like effect.
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On 2009-01-20 23:11, Chad Sanborn wrote:
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On 2009-01-20 14:36, hiphopperco wrote:

Not only does their ringtone change but when they have a friend call the phone after the effect is done the rigtone is set back to the original tone!!! HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!!!


I think that it points right to the method... and the only people it will fool are people who use the word 'Like', like 10 times to like describe like just one magic like effect.


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Maybe if Mr. Grace would "grace" (get it Grace LOL) us with his presence in this thread and tell use what phones it works with because I have an iPhone and I know that Apple is real particular about ringtones and putting them on the iPhone.

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I hope this is going to better than his effect Glass! That was horiable! Ringtone looks like a good effect thow. And I too would like to know what cell phones it works on. I have an Lg Dare from verision wireless.
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Some of your questions are answered in the podcast interview, from the Ellusionist blog: http://blog.ellusionist.com/adam-grace-t......terview/ . Others are answered in the Q&A thread on the Ellusionist Forums: http://forums.ellusionist.com/showthread.php?t=83812 . Enjoy.
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The ad says " an ingenious method to make the Ringtone on anyone’s cell phone suddenly change to any song your spectator is thinking of – without going into a phone’s menu system".

Any song?
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Chris: I have some keyboard-shaped dents in my forehead, thanks to your post. I COMPLETELY forgot to ask him to clarify that.

There is something he says, in talking about the effect, that makes me think the answer is yes. He said that one girl was so impressed with the effect that she wanted the same song put on her phone. Adam said that he could do another one if she wanted, but she wanted the first song.

However, I don't know for sure. Sorry. Smile
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Joe, the tone changing would be impressive, I was just curious about the song choice. I'm sure Adam will stop by to fill in the details for us if you don't talk to him first.

There's a podcast here and maybe he mentions it:

http://blog.ellusionist.com/

Thanks!

Chris

Posted: Jan 27, 2009 1:12am
Here's a trailer. The girls says the Star Spangled Banner played and that she did not have that on her phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYR3awXdv7k&feature=channel
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Sounds good, but if you need to have wifi or internet access on your phone then it is lame.
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You don't need WiFi or internet access on your phone. You don't have to even use your phone if two people have phones. It comes with a clever gimmick. They have a "free" choice of any song. "free" as in take any card, you have a 'free' choice. A few clever ways to get them to choose a song is presented by Adam, who does an incredible job on the DVD.

The DVD is similar to Rich Ferguson's Ellusionist release "Tagged" in that you have a little miracle in your pocket, a very well produced DVD that is extremely thorough. If you liked that, you should like Ringtone.

You can use any phone. You do need to have some very basic working knowledge of the phone you use. Nothing difficult at all. Adam gives a nice crash course on a variety of phones. Pick someone that has a phone like yours, or go to a store and spend a few minutes with different types and you're off and running.

Does it work? Yes. How do I know? Because I used it at a function ( non paid ). I knew I'd have to do some things and took the opportunity to try this out. I did a couple of things before this, so I already had them sold, but the person I picked got a little spooked. That's expected because it's a bit personal.

Like TAGGED, or Energy Bill or BRANDED, or any good effect that calls upon good showman skills, this is a very powerful effect.

If this required you to have to go into their phone to get rid of info ( like the last number called ) I would have passed on using it. But it doesn't. You change their phone back to the original ring tone they had and give them the phone. It will make a very strong impression on anyone you perform for.

They "choose" a song, you have someone with another phone call their friends phone and...the chosen song is their ring tone. They see their phone light up with an incoming call and the chosen song plays.

If you like the plot, then you should be quite pleased with the DVD and method.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Christopher are you typing about your experience with Ringtone? Or are you quoting the ad copy and/or Adam?

Thanks,

Mantel
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If its the method I'm thinking of, then it will work with any phone.
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In this digital era, it seems many ideas get ripped from the internet and converted to magic so someone can make a few bucks. This is simply another example of this process. Of course, the worth of the effect will be the ideas and subtleties that are discussed to turn a "prank dial" into a lasting magical impression. That being said, I find it slightly uncomfortable that someone is willing to "market" this effect, being that it is freely available on the internet, and no work went into the creation of the "prank dial" by the creator. I guess in some regard, the creator realized the possibilities of making this into a magical effect. However, like Nathan Pain pointed out, making the ring tone stick would be magical Smile PM me your phone number and I will amaze you Smile Just my thoughts.
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Can you borrow a one dollar bill and REALLY change it into a $100? Some folks read those ads and when they find it's a ThumbT, the groan and move on. lol.

If you could actually, truly, change their Ring tone, this would sell for $1000 or more. You can't do that. There's a gimmick. It's an illusion.

My friend Jason over at E saw me post my question above and asked if I'd liek to see this. As I said in my experience in the other post, if you had to go into the menu and change info to cover your tracks, I would have hated it. But, you don't. You create the illusion that the ring tone changed.

So, as I said, there is a gimmick. You need to be able to perform as this is not a "self working' trick.

I've wanted to be clear on that so folks don't spend $29.95 and find out that it isn't real magic. It's 2009, not 1975, but folks still want 'real magic' for a few dollars. You can give the illusion of real magic with a ThunbT, IT or any gimmick.

If you don't like Adam, E, gimmicks, etc. than this would not be for you.

I'm not a CA fan, but if he actually created something that was great, I'd get it ( or go see it;-)

Like everyone, I saw the demo of RingTone and had questions as I don;'t like getting burned any less than the rest of the community. But, like Energy Bill ( I mention that because some people groaned on the price and the fact that...it took work to create the illusion ) it does just what the demo does.

I don't think I tipped anything and I hope I made it clear that it's a fantastic effect that uses a gimmick and like a ThumbT, it takes practice to make it a showpiece.

Let's see. Oh, I don't get paid in any form, etc. for my comments. I used it and it exceeded my expectations. That's all I'm saying.

Side note:
The GREAT David Williamson was on the Café a few years ago and someone didn't get the
their DVD set fast enough that they ordered from him and..they accused David of fraud. LOL!! Since then, I don't take the accusations of anonymous posters very serious.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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You change their phone back to the original ring tone they had.


But does their ring tone actually change or are you just hitting "mute", "silent mode", turning the volume down, etc to let the gimmick play.
And from what I was told the gimmick only handles one song at a time, so how do you handle a "do it again with a different tone"?
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Well...I can't tip the method(s). If Adam wants to chime in on things, that's his choice.

It's $29.95 and there is a gimmick and you have to so things to sell the illusion.

If it was a ThumbT we were talking about, folks say "ya, but can you change their bill from a one to a hundred and let them keep the hundred?"

When you say no, they pass on the effect. lol.

I like the product, have used it and will use it again. I don't think there is anything else I can that I already have, so I'll let others that decide to get it, make comments.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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