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On 2009-08-15 11:54, niva wrote:
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On 2009-08-15 00:56, Greg Arce wrote:
If you just want to move a little ball of clay then you can do it already by buying PK Putty.

Now making a little man move walk around... I'm interested.

Greg


exactly my thought.


Which is great if you want to be seated. The blurb says you don't even need to be in the room to make it 'walk'. I was curious as to other applications if making a little man with a heart on his chest walk didn't suit my style. Legitimate question.

Tying it in with a voodoo theme may be fun though!

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On 2009-08-15 03:14, Doug Lippert wrote:
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On 2009-08-15 00:08, Sam Weiss wrote:
Magicians will just want to buy it to know how it's done and it will then just sit on their shelves collecting dust.


If you have small children, this would make you their God. Animating "Play-Doh" WOW.. Haha..


This is true Smile ... I wonder if it's small enough to carry in a pocket.
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On 2009-08-15 12:16, shield wrote:

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On 2009-08-15 11:54, niva wrote

Which is great if you want to be seated. The blurb says you don't even need to be in the room to make it 'walk'. I was curious as to other applications if making a little man with a heart on his chest walk didn't suit my style. Legitimate question.

Tying it in with a voodoo theme may be fun though!

Luke


I understand the constraints, but I always find it amusing when someone creates and effect then others come onto the Café to ask if it can be done another way. Why don't they just sit down and come up with their own rules and create the effect they want in the first place?

I just think it's kind of funny that someone will create a brand new effect with some startling premise and then soon afterwards someone will chime in with, "I know it's meant to be a card trick, but I'm a coin guy... can you do it with coins?"

It's kind of like someone coming out with a new car and a prospective buyer says, "I ride bikes. Can I take the card apart and just use the wheels on the frame of my bike?"

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Haha that's priceless and very true...


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Greg made the play of the day with that comment, go back for the instant replay if you didn't catch it yet
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The more I think about this effect the more I love it. Any videos out yet?

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Well said Greg. Apart from that the little man premise has so much theatre in it. First the moulding, then the moulding, the holding and affixing of the heart and finally you blow in it to give it life. I mean just moving a ball or a pen hasn't that much drama and impact as this.

Apart from that I really like the ties to childhood. Who hasn't played with putty in their early years. It reminds me a bit of Juan Tamariz's Toy Car.

Finally, as I already said this can be played in different ways... comedy, bizarre, gospel, romantic (maybe use 2??), poetic... it's hard not to fit your style, whatever your style is.

I can't wait to see and hear more of this.
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I smell another 30 page Paul Harris thread before this effects released! Smile
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How about we all wait for a demo first? So far we are all speculating!
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Greg,

I kind of totally disagree with you...which is hard for me to say because I worship you as a god among men.

I think true creativity comes from breaking outside those pretty little boxes we are all put in...when there are 500 guys making their little putty fellas walk around...played out...

I can drive my car down the interstate, but I can also throw down on the racetrack...I would lose but a car is more than a car...in this economy it could be a snazzy home too.

Nathan

PS I skimmed your post...I may be wrong...this is my knee-jerk reaction.

PPS I read it again & I think we are saying the same thing...but if I get it, and I can't, I'm gonna make a ball roll just to spite you Smile
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Dude, once you get something in your hands then go for it. See if you can change it to meet your needs.

What I was talking about is when someone comes up with something new then people want to change it before they even know what it is or how it works.

Let's say this came out: The Lazarus Effect. You bring up anybody of normal size onto the stage. Not a stooge or a plant. Now you ask the audience to give you one of three ways to kill this person: knife, gun or hanging.
They pick one and you really kill the person. Doctors can examine the person and he's dead. Now you wave your hands over them and they slowly come back to life.

This uses a new technology never before seen. Works completely surrounded. The person can be checked by a physician and they will swear they are dead. Your only restrictions are the person must be anywhere from 150 to 225 pounds and anywhere from 5'5" to 6 feet.

This can be instantly repeated with another person. Nothing to hide, add or take away. You can even do it walkaround.

As soon as this pops up you would get: "Hey, I want to do it with 3 circus midgets. Can I do it that way?" or "I want to use a 400 pound giant? Will it work?" or "Instead of the various deaths mentioned could I incinerate the person down to ashes then make the ashes slowly come together and form them again?"

If you have those kind of ideas then get up off your butt and figure out a way to do them. If you want to be creative then do it with your own ideas. Figure out how you would do stuff.

If I put out a shoe that allows you to run faster than you've ever had don't ask me if I can make the shoe receive TV channels, too. That's not what I made. If you want TV channels in your shoe then go do it.

Now, if you buy my shoe then tinker with it and you can make it receive TV channels then good for you. You've created something.

By the way, your idea that 500 guys will suddenly start doing it probably will never come true. Look at all the new books and effects that come out constantly. When you first hear of them everyone wants to get them and they say that this is the thing that will change their life. This is what they always needed for their act... until the next thing comes out.

Everybody... relax. Wait until it comes out. Buy it. Play with it. See if you can come up with another use for it.

In the 90s I bought Pavel's Walking Knot. I sat and stared at that thing for about a year. I didn't want to do the same routine that everyone was doing. Eventually I came up with something that fit my style and was unlike what others were doing.

I didn't contact Pavel and say, "Hey, I know you made this to be able to cut the rope and move the knot anywhere, but I want to make the rope change color as the knot is moving on its own on the rope. Can it do that? Oh, and I want the rope to suddenly become stiff and I can climb on it like the Indian Rope trick? Can I do that with your rope that you sat around and crafted and came up with a unique way of doing a cut and restored rope? Can I? Can I?"

Oh, and yes you can drive your car anywhere, but that's not what people are asking. It's more like I know your car can drive forward and backwards, but can I do the same thing with it underwater?

Everybody... relax. Wait until it comes out. If you have some creative ideas then start working on them.

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Fair enough...

Nathan

PS Can it do windows?
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Now I start to wonder about the performing condition of this effect. Sounds like my thing! Wish it all fit into my pocket.
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On 2009-08-15 21:04, Greg Arce wrote:
The Lazarus Effect. You bring up anybody of normal size onto the stage. Not a stooge or a plant. Now you ask the audience to give you one of three ways to kill this person: knife, gun or hanging.
They pick one and you really kill the person. Doctors can examine the person and he's dead. Now you wave your hands over them and they slowly come back to life.


Dude, that sounds awesome! But can I use it as a card revelation?
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On 2009-08-15 13:17, Greg Arce wrote:

I understand the constraints, but I always find it amusing when someone creates and effect then others come onto the Café to ask if it can be done another way. Why don't they just sit down and come up with their own rules and create the effect they want in the first place?


I understand what you are saying completely, still I think it's nice that this kind of effect stirs up creativity in us. With many lackluster products being pushed out these days, it's great to see something new (to me at least) and get excited about it and start to wonder "what if"!

Looking forward to a demo. Smile

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We have to wait all this long, the least they could do is put a demo up as soon as possible Smile
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Just a correction on a previous post. It was mentioned that LM will take 10 steps,
it will actually be 6-7. In talking to Paul, the demo is about 3 weeks away to being done. With the effect not being released for a while, it shouldn't be an issue.
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On 2009-08-16 10:12, Tom G wrote:
Just a correction on a previous post. It was mentioned that LM will take 10 steps,
it will actually be 6-7. In talking to Paul, the demo is about 3 weeks away to being done. With the effect not being released for a while, it shouldn't be an issue.


But pre-orders are being accepted now? I'm sure it is a fantastic effect, and will be as described. However taking pre orders without a demo of this product seems to be a bit of an issue if you ask me.

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If this does what it says as cleanly as its stated you will probably be killed for being a witch down here. look up "tokoloshe"
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Can't wait for the effect to be released. Sound practical. Gotta wait for the demo
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