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Yeah I wonder what would happen to those who wear contacts already. Will it interfere? Otherwise it does look great.
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My eyes are real sensitive too so if it has something to do along those lines it would be good to know up front.
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Is it possible to have two color changes and then back?

I guess not but nothing is lost in asking...
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Whoa...this blows me away...
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This looks amazing. I've pre-ordered , just hope it's not too difficult or risky to get in & out
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Hi guys and girls

You are all knowledgable magicians and mind readers, Biokinesis is achieved the way you'd probably expect.
You are using your eyes and as a result you'll have to get near them. I have wanted to learn this for years after seeing Berk do it again and again with no reset or apparent preparation. You could with the correct training perform this almost at anytime.

The supplied gimmicks are custom made, they are NOT the type available in the public domain. In order to achieve this effect Berk went through many many prototypes and for the effect to be safer and more controllable.

You can change from your natural colour to white and then back again. Berk is the Master at this and can do multiple changes, but that is for later, this product is the start. Berks skill and technique is fascinating. He is a great teacher and has taught me.

Like anything where eyes are concerned you HAVE to be careful, hygene and knowledge is so important. Trying to do this with regular street brought gimmicks can genuinely be dangerous and the effect the way Berk performs it is impossible to do without his custom designed gimmicks..

http://vimeo.com/13594871
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Valid points marc
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WOW - creepy effect!!!!

Asking again ... can I do this trick if I am already wearing contact lenses?
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As one of the lucky guys that I 've seen Berk perform it both Live and on the Turkish Phenomenon, I can tell you that this is a phenomenal effect with a huge impact.
This is a talk of the town (or country, or planet) type of effect.
Bests,
Titanas

p.s: Nice video Marc, good job.
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Sorry guys problem with the link..

Hopefully this one works?

Biokinesis Trailer 2.. http://vimeo.com/13594871

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I'm also a contact lens wearer, and I hope it's still possible to do it, however I don't think it is.

maybe make prescription ones so even us sight challenged guys can use it I'm not about to start wearing glasses again
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Great job, Marc!

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You wouldn't be able to do this if you are wearing contact lenses.. Just need to clear that up, I guess it depends on how your eyesight is without contacts, some people need them just for reading but I know others cannot see at all 'literally' without them..

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Marc,

While I've previously enjoyed other things you've been involved in, I think you've got it wrong with this one. While the concept is cool (it takes the fakir and carnival body stunts to a different level), the problem with this is that there is absolutely no logical disconnect whatsoever.

If your eyes changed colour as you watched them, well that would be something, but they don't. I suspect once your average lay person has got over the shock, their final conclusion will probably be 'I wish I was as good at getting my contact lenses in place' rather than 'wow his eyes just changed colour'.

I'm looking forward to the release of 'Digit - Amaze everyone as you grow an extra finger in front of their eyes'
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On 2010-07-24 12:26, Glossolalia wrote:
Marc,

While I've previously enjoyed other things you've been involved in, I think you've got it wrong with this one. While the concept is cool (it takes the fakir and carnival body stunts to a different level), the problem with this is that there is absolutely no logical disconnect whatsoever.

If your eyes changed colour as you watched them, well that would be something, but they don't. I suspect once your average lay person has got over the shock, their final conclusion will probably be 'I wish I was as good at getting my contact lenses in place' rather than 'wow his eyes just changed colour'.

I'm looking forward to the release of 'Digit - Amaze everyone as you grow an extra finger in front of their eyes'


I can see exactly where you're coming from but I think it's one of those things that comes down to performance. This is what stops us from being people who simply buy tricks off the net and makes us performers. This is the kind of effect that needs to be made your own, if you're not inspired then it's probably not for you and I wish more people could show a similar restraint when a new effect comes out. I've already thought of ways I can incorporate this into my act, as I try to do with everything I buy. Unfortunately often an effect has limitations that prevent it from being practical and I really hope this isn't the case here.

One question I do have Marc, the description says it can't be set up hours before use but what about after it's used? Can you continue to perform with normal eyes after, or will the gimmicks need to be taken out. Also is there a possibility of your eyes going white again after the effect has been performed, without you wanting them to?

My only disappointment is that it's a month away - any chance of getting hold of it sooner?
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Everyone has an opinion and I fully respect yours my friend.. I love the effect and have seen the reactions this gets. I think some people will definitely think what you've mentioned but I think that applies to mind reading and magic on the whole.

Like Eugene Burger once said 'I doubt many laymen think the ball actually appeared under the cup by magic, more that the magician sneakily put it there.'

For me this is about the image and artistry of the image I can create for my audiences. I would be alarmed if people really thought I changed my eye colour or indeed read their minds or really bent spoons with PK..
Most don't think that but accept the entertainment value and like that moment of suspended disbelief.

I can assure you most logical laymen when having watched a mind reading act don't actually think they have had their minds read, more that the mind reader used other elements to create that illusion or that David Copperfield really walked through the great wall of China. I understand that your statement is true in some cases but the same applies to a levitation.. 'Oh it looks good but it's just a string or wire I can't see..' But we still do them as it is inherently entertaining..

I'm glad you enjoyed my previous releases though and hope you enjoy others in the future. I have no doubt that this effect is not for everyone but Berk Eratay's creation is amazing and to see him do it is compelling.
We want Berk Eratay to receive the acknowledgement he deserves for creating an 'illusion' which is so original.

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On 2010-07-23 08:03, russ stevens wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I've just shot and edited a new project for Alakazam called "Biokinesis" by Berk Eratay.

I often hear that there's nothing new in magic. Well, watch this and enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM5_uL5f4v8

Best,
Russ


Than was spooky. I would imagine it would have a dramatic impact when performed.
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On 2010-07-24 12:26, Glossolalia wrote:
Marc,

While I've previously enjoyed other things you've been involved in, I think you've got it wrong with this one. While the concept is cool (it takes the fakir and carnival body stunts to a different level), the problem with this is that there is absolutely no logical disconnect whatsoever.

If your eyes changed colour as you watched them, well that would be something, but they don't. I suspect once your average lay person has got over the shock, their final conclusion will probably be 'I wish I was as good at getting my contact lenses in place' rather than 'wow his eyes just changed colour'.

I'm looking forward to the release of 'Digit - Amaze everyone as you grow an extra finger in front of their eyes'


I agree--if presented on it's own as an effect of "Hey, I can change my eye color, wanna see?" However, I believe the real power of this effect is as a beautiful metaphorical convincer within the context of a larger effect, where you aren't going to explicitly state verbally what happens with your eyes. For instance, imagine a seance where you are to channel a dead relative of a sitter, changing your voice, posture, etc., to match this person and allow the spirit to manifest in you. While this main effect is occurring your eyes go white. The effect isn't that you changed your eye color, it's that you took on these characteristics of someone else. The eye color change is just a powerful metaphor to signal to your client that "something otherworldly is happening," to help put the performance over the top. The effect isn't "How did he change his eyes?" here. Indeed, if your performance is well done and you are able to tap into a lot of things about the dead relative, the sitter likely won't even care about how you changed your eye color, it will just help make the whole experience more impactful for them.
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The whole process requires training, Berk filmed with us for the whole day without ever having the white eyes. He could do it on command and at times even though I was with him the whole day I'd forget he had them in.

The waitress served our food and Peter Nardi told her to look at Berk he closed his eyes and opened them and she practically screamed as he revealed his 'Biokinesis' effect..

For the record Berk mentions on the DVD that he has been set up constaintly for 16 hours and I believe him as he was set up with us all day which was a 10 hour shoot.

You can control them not to appear but you have to train muscles that are not used to doing what you want them to do. It's like asking if I could run a marathon tomorrow, the answer to that is NO WAY ;-)
BUT if I trained I could quite easily.

It isn't self working and it takes work but I believe the effect warrants the effort if it is your sort of effect..

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I have a hard time just putting eye drops in lol



Me, too! I don't know how contact-lens wearers do that. I also have a hard time swallowing capsules and large pills whole. What's wrong with us? hahaha
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