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Cyberqat
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Maybe I'm just jealous that he has more expensive toys then I do.

Or maybe I'm missing something cultural here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO7NjKewUfg

But, to me, this guy and his assistant seem bored themselves by their own routine. He doesn't even bother to do the "carrot prover" on his head chopper. Talk about no charisma or stage presence.

There are a lot of ametures on you tube, and I'll generally cut them some slack if they are really trying, but this guy seems to want to be a professional.

Oh, and again, maybe I'm being culturally insensitive, but the video title sounds to me like a bad translation of a Japanese porno...
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It's not just you.
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But have you seen sexy chair girl or Sexy head twister.

Yes the titles are er ummm well ya know what... no comment

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I'm not sure why someone would post a rehearsal video?

Is it just me, or is this not an odd exercise go through?

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Only reason I could imagine is for promotional purposes if you don't have any good gig footage... but then it should be at least a full dress rehearsal you take seriously. Not just "going through the motions"... which is why I suspect this fellow is no better when on-stage.
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I'm just happy to have opened this thread and found that the video wasn't of me Smile

This looks like an OLD clip.
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That was a waste of time.
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LOL
I din't find any of those chairs in any of those videos to be sexy.
Might just be my taste in chairs though.
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Use the word SEXY in your title or tags and you get a lot more hits! Hence 10,000 viewings on sexy chair girl!
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The performance was definitely lacking; but so was the prop. Most head choppers I've seen show the blade come out the bottom, and you can track the edges of the blade through the sides of the chopper. Neither feature was present in this case.

But let's get back to the performance. It's too easy for us to simply complain. How about if we make some suggestions for improvement? This way, others can actually learn from this thread.

As for two immediate suggestions, I would tone down the costuming (his suit hurt my eyes) and I would definitely use an audience volunteer for the effect. Nothing a performer does on stage (including the clothes he wears) should ever overshadow the effect he is about to perform. In this case, his costuming was very distracting and did not add to the effect in any manner.

This is also one of those effects that can easily be used to involve the audience. If one of their own is suddenly facing the gallows, everyone will suddenly be scrambling to take a picture. The by-play you can get will be tremendous and the entertainment value of the effect will have suddenly skyrocketed.

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When I see a thread like this one, I always wonder if it's about me!

Glad it wasn't!
I wouldn't post something like this for promotional or for any other reason!
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Yeah... I also never taught the 'Walking On Water Class' at the YMCA or any magic club/convention either. (Hehehehehe…)
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Sexy Chair Head? LOL
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Im working on an illusion called Sexy Leg Crotch
making the unreal, real...really!
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To each ,his own.
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AGHH AGHHHH why oh why did I watch his chair suspension video. I am cringing in pain. as a person who absolutely adores that illusion, it pains me to see it performed so poorly. my only hopes is that it was a practice video and that they both are reaching out for help, assistance, feedback and avice.

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