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Eddini_81976
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This is under 5 minutes too, not bad for a book test. WATCH and Comment though please. However remember with Mentalism, it's a bit longer and presentation is everything. Now this is the "Book Test" I do even on the sidewalk, only difference is I do it as Telepathy. I give like 3 or 4 people 2-3 slips of paper to show they are indeed all different, one pulls out a piece and I read their mind. I think Telepathy is 99% STRONGER than Premonition. Now being the only one here, I had to do it as a Promonition stunt, and yes I did think long and hard about my patter and presentation. To be honest I'm a better Mentalist than Magician, and hence I want to have two different oh wait 3 different shows counting a Hypnosis Show. To me Mentalism is the STRONGEST form of Magic so I like it best and the more you like something chances are the better you will do it. I'd rather see a Mentalist than a Magician anyday. Also talking in Laymen's Terms I asked LOTS of fans if they liked my sleight of hand magic, or "Mind Reading Stuff" the best though they thought my Magic Rocked 90% chose the Psychic stuff. Please enjoy this don't forget to comment, Ed, (Eddini), C.H.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHRPUUvQNCs
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Couple of things:

I'd try and get that noise fixed..its the thing I dread most about viewing your vids !!!!

Second, do you use windows movie maker...you can then use that to do better splits between your bits to camera and the effect as the adjustment of the camera does nothing for the momentum of the effect.

Thirdly you need to think about the stuff you are showing. This effect is basically a mechanical run through of the trick, its not like you showing skills with cards or coins. The real assessment of how you do this trick would be interaction with a spectator, as a solo effort its just a bit meh!!!

Regards
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No, no windows movie player. I'm bad with computer technical stuff. I just use my webcam/mic combo. As I said the noise I have NO CONTROL over. I've tried different things. Yes I put off doing this for a month or so because I live alone, sadly don't really have close friends. So I was like darn, I'll do it as a Prediction Effect, just to change things up, and TRULY, I'm a better Mentalist than a Magician, and love it more. Yes I just fixed my computer. It kept saying like 4 times a day only 50 MB of hard drive. I'd clean disk, got rid of files I don't use. I honestly was going to get a new computer. This was happening for a week, and I wasn't adding programs at all. Then Norton said uninstall then re-install, I did, and so far much better none of those messages so I'm not messing with my computer...lol. Thanks, Ed, (Eddini), C.H.
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If you have Norton anti virus on your system, that has a bit of a reputation of making it run much slower. Once I removed that from my own PC and started using another security program, it starts up and runs faster.

Anyway about the effect. It would be helped greatly by a better presentation, even if you have to video it without a spectator. As it stands, your basic premise is that you dream of a word and then for no apparent reason you pull a number out of a bag and turn to that page in a Catholic dictionary. My point is that to make it more interesting, you could perhaps explain a little of why you think you had the dream and how the word came up in it. Why are you using a Catholic dictionary to 'randomly' select a page from to test if it's a premonition? The audience wants to know why your doing what your doing, because you're obviously not going to tell them 'how' your doing it. Smile Basically I'd advise having an entertaining story to cover the fact that as Gilgamesh says, it currently comes across as a mechanical run through of the trick.

I hope this makes sense.
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Yes you make sense, I was trying to get a smooth transition between a dream, then a bag shows up all of a sudden. I think the dream premise is good but why do I have a bag all of a sudden. My coffe was real, and no accident, like I'd just woken up (well I was up maybe a hour before filming) and filmed it 10am (which is early being a nightowl...lol). I LOVE Mentalism. I could've gotten more into dreams no problem, but on another trick I got all kinds of stuff saying it took too long...etc. To each they're own. Yes I do this as a telepathic stunt normally, but still wanted to present it. The Catholic dictionary no accident either...lol. Yes I do it busking ALWAYS goes over strong. Yes I have the $70.00 Norton Security, and the $30.00 spysweeper. Once in 2004 (I got this in 2002) I had no virus protection, took it to a show and it cost $260.00 to fix. It came with it (the Norton) for a year (I have a Dell, so you get it with the disk but everything is uploaded for you), anyway I couldn't re-new it as I have no credit card. So once a year I go to Best buy drop $100.00, uninstall the old versions, and install the new versions. Thankd, Ed, (Eddini), C.H.
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Ed- A few free resources that might help with the virus protection, video and audio quality. Do searches online they are easy to find.

AVG Free Antivirus has a more than adequate and free antivirus that is updated daily.

Spybot Search And Destroy is a very good and also free anti spyware software.

Gimp is a free audio editing software, which I believe allows you to sample and clean up much noise within audio.
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Correction- Gimp is Photo editing...

The Audio Editing software I meant to suggest is called Audacity. Also free. Good for editing, recording and cleaning up audio.
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Leapinglizards, thanks for the tips. I will look into Audacity and Gimp.

Eddini you might also look into "Adaware" software. It's free.
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Thanks for the help my friends I appreciate it. Yes I had adaware6.0 that the computer technician put on in 2004 when it was in the shop for repair. I removed it because it kept saying only 35 mb hardware everyday remove programs you don't use much. As I said my computer is working fine since I uninstalled, and reinstalled my Norton, and haven't had those messages come up, so I'm good for know.

On a totally un-related matter, I won't be on for 7-14 days. I need a "Rest". PLEASE, please do NOT think it's the site's fault, you'trying to help. For a few weeks just everything has been caving in on me, my stress level, is extremely high, and I'm having "Personal Safety Issues", and need to be somewhere, where I can be protected. Look with my Illness (Bipolar), this is NOT uncommon. Every few months I need to "Get Away" so I'll be alive another day. I LOVE and RESPECT you all, though we maynot see eye to eye at times we're cool. I'll be on later. Take Care, God Bless, Peace & Love, Ed, (Eddini), C.H.
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For a update on my past 15 days read this, Ed, (Eddini), C.H.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=61&0
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