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Harrismatic
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Here is a full performance of the effect as it was presented on Greece's got talent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_lG66NAFpg
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I actually have designed a routine using two of these. If anyone is interested in hearing, please shoot me a message here and maybe try it out.

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On 2011-04-11 05:27, Harry Smatic wrote:
Here is a full performance of the effect as it was presented on Greece's got talent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_lG66NAFpg


I dismissed this DVD when it first came out but that was cool to see it in something other than a demo. I agree with many of the others in this thread; it has some real potential.
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Love it, conceptually and in practice. The lift is simply taking the concept higher, so cool. The look on the lady judge's face when he lifted himself was awesome! Congrats to Andrew on such a practical, brilliant piece. A triumph in thinking and creativity. Bravo!

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Wow I loved the video! Seeing all the tips put to use was really smooth. Looks great!
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He performed it very well.I would say that this is the best in half illusion you can have with a small cost.
of course the ultimate one remains the laser illusion....
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I just assembled mine and can't wait to use it! If I can make one, it has to be easy. haha
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Couldn't be better. If I was still working would have one.
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I was tempted to take this to my kids show today, but decided against it (probably smartly). All it would take is one of those 70 curious kids to run onstage (no platform outside) to blow it. No matter how good at controlling your audience you are, it all goes out the window when it's a torso talking! haha.
Not to say in the right situation this wouldn't work for kids, because it totally will. I'll just wait until a stage show, or until I hire bouncers on either side of my illusion (jk).
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Just got a picture with this thing! I love how it looks. Thanks Andrew!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd220......alf2.jpg
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On 2011-04-18 01:05, TrickyEric wrote:
Just got a picture with this thing! I love how it looks. Thanks Andrew!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd220......alf2.jpg


Looks good!
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Andrew's stuff is always very clever and I've purchased several books just to see the thinking. This particular effect must fool some people based on the judges reaction in the show but I think you have to get over it pretty quickly and give them something else to think about or the method might become obvious with anymore than a casual glance.

It begins with how he actually gets "inside" the boxes. He goes around the back, the doors open and he's somehow "inside" the cardboard boxes which appear to be solid except for the cut out door on the front. The sliding action requires the box to be moved with virtually no weight on it. The audience might not notice this on the conscious level but again sets the subliminal unrest in motion. The "lift up" move is very cool, but are we to believe that the front piece of cardboard is enough to hold up at least 1/2 the weight of a grown person without bending or collapsing?

There are several other thorns like this that can be solved but ultimately, isn't this just a work around of Modern Art that can be built out of cardboard? Is it really better or is it just cheaper? It has the feel of a first pass at a Modern Art method before Jim worked out the best methodology and subtleties that made it better. Keep in my mind that I really think this is a very clever method but it needs some more solution solving to make it into a better effect that isn't as obvious. I think it's a great point of departure to begin to develop an even better effect and method from.
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Andrew Mayne is brilliant. I am planning to use several of his effects in my next stage show. I don't have "In half" yet I am using Bi-Section, though). Is there any reason this can't be built out of a sturdier material?
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Since it's been rekindled I'll chime in since I built this... This is actually a pretty convincing illusion performed right. PM me if you want to know how to make this to last a lifetime, pack flat, and only weight a couple lbs.

It's perfect for kid performers and you can use smaller boxes. I built this with one of my students. Sure, the method may be apparent to magicians but I've seen it stun lay people. I won't blow the method but here are some notes.

I recommend an assistant to move the top box to make it even more believable.
You can add a "cardboard" blade to cut yourself in half and it plays bog.
You can put an assistant in it but again, costuming becomes a "challenge."
You must have the right costume. If you wear suits, it'll take some modifications.
You need to add a "door" to the rear. PM me if you have this illusion and want to know what I'm talking about.
Use the tape Andrew recommends, don't use ANYTHING else, seriously. Unless you build it my way but you need to PM me for that.
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I really like the way this looks but as has been stated... I am not a little guy. I would also only do it as a clown which even adds more into the mix. Been doing this long enough that I "think" I know the majority of the hows but am willing to pay (as is proper) for the finishing touches. Simply put... 6' 250... clown gear... will it work?
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On Oct 13, 2010, magicelam wrote:
I ordered this a while back. I like it a lot, but am a big guy, and don't think it would be nearly as deceptive with someone my size.

So if you're small to medium, I'd say this would look great.



Any suggestions for something similar if you are 16 stone and 6 foot 1?
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