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HI guys her is our first go at our new illusion "The Flying Box" as always I welcome all your comments good and bad. If you would not like to do it here you can email me on magic@stageone.gi. This is our very first real performance of the video and would love to know what you working pros or not working yet hold a valid point think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpEjinz3dg4

Saludos - thanks

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I loved it... but I think it went on a BIT too long..

Love the music.. once the movement of the box gets repetitive.. the illusion should end.
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I loved it as well!! and concur with makeupguy on the length/repetition.
Perhaps you can put doors on the front and a piece of black fabric to hide the girl in the beginning.....just a thought.

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Looked great to me. Music perfect
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I agree with it in principle that its a bit to long maybe chop off 30 secs or maybe change the routine. I am against the idea of making a trap door style cut out with black fabric as I wanted it to look like just a box and that's it if you know what I mean.

I have seen many version most cardboard box, we have modified the system to make it move the way it does you cannot really appeciate it well on the recording but the box moves foward and backwards. as it rise's also it tilts all the wat to the left.

Thanks for your comments guys
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I like the illusions and the length of the routine, but maybe you can do something to add some variety. For example: Have the box shake a bit while you are looking away (this could even begin during a short spoken introduction before the music starts). Turn toward the box, and it stops. Turn away, it shakes and tilts, etc. This can get you a few extra seconds before the routine "officially starts", and you will gain an extra couple of "aha" moments while the audience thinks they are in the know about something for which the magician is not.
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Who makes this?
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On 2011-03-24 16:01, IDOTRIX wrote:
Who makes this?


I don't know for sure but I saw a similar video from Magic Unlimited and they claim it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jL2KHDdbVk&feature=fvsr

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I did not look at any book so I just built it from my magic brain lol I am sure is somewhere on a book maybe ? I built that box myself
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Andrew Mayne first published thi effect circa 1995, in his Solo X booklet.
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I like it very much!
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Ali Bongo created this effect for the Paul Daniels show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-n6Ol7om......eo_title
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I think you did a great job - I really liked it.

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Paul daniels recording of this illusion should be taken off line me thinks - not the best recording for that illusion if you catch my drift. Angles can play up when being filmed.
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GREAT EFFECT, BUT WAAAAY TOO LOOOONG.... my real complaint is your wardrobe.
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Ok pete that's why I ask for help here and some direction I can only try. I am the only illusionist in the small country I live in so you know its not like easy to get advice. I would be greatful for some pointers if it offends you so much.

jordan

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True it's all about surprise I would cut it to half of the time - anything longer it's beating the dead horse... just my 2 cents.

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When I have as many illusion as hans klok or as many as working pros I will be able to cut down more time. I think that's also a big problem.
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On 2011-03-24 17:06, MagicGib wrote:
Paul daniels recording of this illusion should be taken off line me thinks - not the best recording for that illusion if you catch my drift. Angles can play up when being filmed.


Never noticed it before you put it down which made me look a little bit more carefully.

Concerning the origines of this illusion I've heard that Gunther Puchinger from Germany invented it way before it could be found in Andrew Mayne's book, but I'm not sure if it was really him.

Oliver.
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I agree with others that this should be short and sweet. There's not really a plot here. No beats. Create some beats for the routine. As always, three is just right. Three dramatic and/or comedic beats and then produce the girl. It should be over within a minute, if not less.

Also, I would highly recommend a different piece of music. I think it's never a good idea to use a piece of film score that's this highly recognizable. I found myself reminiscing about the movie it's from instead of watching the trick. Not good, and I believe it can have this same effect on an audience. If the piece is too familiar, the audience will find themselves trying to figure out "where they've heard that music before", and you've lost their attention. For instance, I would never come out and perform "Windshear" to the them from Star Wars or Superman (although, I'm praying right now that some convention competition act does exactly that, because God knows I'd be highly entertained...).
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