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Mad_Lewis
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Hello everyone, I made a little (very short) routine of thimble magic and I would like to know what you think about it. So feel free to advice, crticise, etc ! thanks !

here is the link :

http://www.dailymotion.com/user/The-Amaz......creation
Roland Henning
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Honestly, it was quite good, but what bothered me was that you obviously performed for yourself, with your back towards the audience. Rework the sleights to be performable with you facing the audience (it can be done). Sure it doesn't look as good for you, but who cares.
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Yes, you found one of my problems that I have for other vertical routines too, but especially for thimbles. I think I hear that more and more often but not enough so thanks ^^ I have to keep an eye on that. also, I remember That I shot a lot of moves this evening so my back was acking... which doesn't help solving this problem.

I didn't thought about that for this video, thanks !
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Great. well done.
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I thought it was excellent. Your personality showed on the video and THAT is just as entertaining (if not more) than the trick. Not to downplay the effect, but the audience relates to human emotion. Your subtle smiles and gestures are what people need in order to relate to the unnatural act of watching the impossible take place.

So, what's next? A color change? A multiplying sequence? A transposition?

More please! Good work is fun to watch Smile

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Interesting, but where can you do this, based on the angles and the body position?
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The vanishes are astounding, very well executed.
Thimble magic is so 19th century, but I still like it!
Thanks for sharing.
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Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
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Cheeky little number! As Don says I think the vanishes were well executed too.
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A little critique, because I'm guilty of this to. Don't move the fingers of the dirty hand until the dirty hand has to move. It naturally draws they eyes where you don't want them. A common example is a coin retention vanish. You don't move from finger rest into classic palm until you need to point to something. If you do it early, causes too much motion in the fingers.

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I always thought thimble magic to be very out dated and it probably is. None the less a very nice little routine.
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It's not uncommon in thimble routines to assume a position such as the one you are using. However, that doesn't mean that it's good theatre. See if you can turn your body so that you are in a 3/4 profile toward the audience. You might need to adjust your hand and arm positions a bit, but it would be better theatre.

The routine is basically good, though.
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No magic is outdated... it's how you style and present it.

I gotta figure out how to post a video of my thimble routine. All I know is Jeff McBride had me teach it to him. It is all done facing straight on to the audience.
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I'd love the opportunity to see that...
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Ditto
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Shoot Ogawa(sp?) has a fantastic Thimble routine and teaches it on one of his DVD's!
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Shoot's, like anything he does, is a Knuckle Buster.
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But he makes it look so easy Pete! Smile
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I thought everything was well executed and I can not add much more than what has
already been mentioned except for the routine.

I really like the production of the bigger thimbal, but to go ahead and make it vanish and come back is; what is that word? Counter...counter...I forget, but takes away from the production of the big thimbal..(does anyone know the word).

I would say to either go into bigger or better or leave the routine right there; right after the first production of the big thimbal.

I thought I was one of the few that actually do these. I was hooked right after Shoot's lecture, and Pat pages....but havn't worked them in over 6 months. They can be done close up, stand up, parlor, and stage...so it is not difficult to reposition your body for better presentation.

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Pete, I would love to see your routine...
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Do you mean counter-productive? or counter-intuitive?
I suppose it may seem illogical to magically create a jumbo thimble, to then only make it disappear again - unless of course the appearance was just an illusion and it never really existed...
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