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Donal Chayce
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I've got a photo shoot scheduled in a couple of weeks, and one of the photos will be a full-length shot of me in contemporary Highland dress doing the Airborne effect using a scotch bottle and a rocks glass.

I used to do the trick with the standard props when I was a kid, so I know how it works. In this case, I need to make some custom props, and I could use some help vis-a-vis how best to do the necesary work on the glass (I've found the perfect acrylic glass) and how to gimmick the bottle. I don't want to use a bartender's pourer in the bottle, so that method of rigging is out.

I'm not planning on performing the trick; the props need only be good enough for the photo shoot.

Guidance, advice and tips would be greatly appreciated.
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You may want to consider using a different bottle, as a scotch bottle will tell the people looking at the photo that you only do adult shows. If this is your market, then it is okay, but if you are family oriented performer, then consider a different generic bottle.

Just make the trick as originally manufactured by Fabjance Magic in the 1960's. This will work great for a photo as the famous Terry Seabrooke used in his promo photos for years.
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On 2010-12-06 01:12, wmhegbli wrote:
You may want to consider using a different bottle, as a scotch bottle will tell the people looking at the photo that you only do adult shows. If this is your market, then it is okay, but if you are family oriented performer, then consider a different generic bottle.

Mission accomplished--I only do adult shows.
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Sounds like a job for Photoshop... it can be done in less time than it would take go gimmick the glass... and try to get it balanced
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The original method did not use a gimmicked bottle.
BTW - It makes a beautiful photo, too.
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Donal Chayce
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Thank you, everyone. I've gotten some good tips here and via a couple of PMs (thanks, Chance, thanks, Bill), so I think I'm set.
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Donal, I hope you'll share the results of your photo shoot with us here???
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On 2010-12-07 15:15, tabman wrote:
Donal, I hope you'll share the results of your photo shoot with us here???


The shoot is for my new website, which I need to launch by 12/27 in order to satisfy a USPTO requirement in connection with my registration of a Service Mark.

Once that's been done I'll post a link to the website.

Thanks for your interest, Tabman!
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Great, I love me a good photo. Good luck with it. Looking forward to seeing it.
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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