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aligator
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Why not just memorize the photographs?
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On 2012-02-06 10:42, aligator wrote:
Why not just memorize the photographs?


That's what Critchlow did!

I've played with white Star cards using Gampton Falls methodology, using photos looking either left or right.
Finally I snipped off one corner on 4 to make it bomb proof, and no one ever calls it.
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aligator
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Memorizing the survived from the died does not take long and adds much to the presentation of the effect imo.
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Dr. Todd, once I get everything settled with this, I'm heading over to buy your 'The Bequethment'.

Mark


Sounds great! PM when it comes....

Cheers

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The whole thing for me with White Star is "setting the Scene " and using a couple of props
I use a 1912 and a 1914 penny
Its a little "psychometry experiment" that when its revealed I make sure I look as suprised as anyone
Stick with it , performit to "strangers" and you will get great reactions
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I just received my White Star. In preparation for it's debut,which is planned for the 100 year anniversary, I have bought some nice items that will be used to dress up it's presentation. A 1912 printed 1st edition hardbound copy of The Sinking of the Titanic by Logan Marshall, an aged repo of 2nd Class boarding pass & envelope, a 1912 Great Britin One Penny, a Titanic White Star Line Lapel Pin and a 1912 Boston Globe Newspaper. Plan on keeping everything in a nice wood momento box. These are all great little items that I believe will enhance my overall presentation of the routine. Looking forward to it. I think it will be very strong and people should enjoy handling the addition trinkets.
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I use Jon Armstrong's method if I'm doing a one on one .
If I'm using two spectators I use the basic 'White Star' method, but
I stretch it out. I pay more attention and detail to people in the unused pile.
This takes a lot of heat off the method.
Timing works for me.
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I threw out the original cards/photos and made my own from period studio pics using Photoshop and ageing. Never had a problem with them since.
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I as well got rid of the included photos and purchased original Cabinet Card Photos and wrote the info on the back. In addition I found an old photo album and created a collection of photos and flyers to give the impression of someone using it to conduct experiments in thru the veil contact, in addition to a brass key, fountain pen and english penny, newspaper and other goodies.
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I do one type of version using a Peter Turner method, it does hit real hard at times. I think it does not matter how old they look or new, it is all in the presentation.
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I've offered this before, but if you want templates to make a cabinet card version of this, minus what I consider the boring stuff on the back, and you don't have to look at the backs anyway, then I have templates for you and a script that goes along with the cabinet cards. A bit different presentation than what comes with the White Star instructions, more of a mystery story build, with a three part revelation.

Two things to note. These template are only for the two spectator version (which I feel is the best way to perform this or any of the other OOTW variations on the market) and second, I will ask you to prove that you have a purchased set of the original cards. If anyone thinks I'm giving away methods here and just asks for my templates and script, there is nothing in the script that will help you on method

PM me first.

I will ask for some proof of ownership and then I will need your personal email address to send you the materials.
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" I think it does not matter how old they look or new, it is all in the presentation." It matters to ME - the more authentic (which is why I do the backs also), the better I presentm it. As in a good novel - it is the suspension of disbelief.
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" I think it does not matter how old they look or new, it is all in the presentation." It matters to ME - the more authentic (which is why I do the backs also), the better I presentm it. As in a good novel - it is the suspension of disbelief.


Please do not get me wrong, I love to have all my props as authentic as I can, but it is no good having all the wonderfull props if the story is not presentend well, that is all I say, goes without saying really.
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This is the basis of one of my favorite routines! http://magicandmurder.com/the-mysteries/......nection/

I have performed it dozens of times! I have always received positive results from it!

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I used a modified version of Al's routine and a portion of his templates, it was a stunner. Thanks Al, for offering this.
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I purchased White Star and ordered that Boston Globe Titanic newspaper. My first performance was to my scientist wife, who is a REALLY tough audience. My intro was that all of these people have something in common, at the same place and same time, then did the rest of the routine (she did both parts). Before the reveal, I brought out the newspaper, then the reveal. She took it very seriously (surprising me), said she could tell the d**d from the l****g by "the look in their eyes. Can't get much better than that!
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I agree with the original poster that the method seems very transparent and easy to figure out. I have White Star but have not tried it yet because it probably is easy to deconstruct the method. I do not like the reject pile at all. I was hoping for other methods not including the reject pile. I personally think people like the premise and performance and are polite about seeing through the method. Do any of you perform White Star not using the reject pile? Any resources for better methods? Thanks!
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I used to do an L/D that had a discard pile. I don't know if it's the same method here, but it was easy to use that pile as a convincer for the L and D piles - "And you made those choices from a random arrangement" (showing the mixed up discard pile)
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I, same as the good Witch Doctor, use it with a discard pile. However I do place them in a clear glass bowl. When showing the discard pile, it is very easy to give a quick mix. Always has worked for me.
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There are a lot of effects out there that use this method and a lot of performers who have success with White Star. I own white star but have never used it for the general public because I know I cannot sell it. I don't believe it is interesting or believable making any method much more transparent. I do other spooky themed effects that use this same method and they are great every time. I would suggest it is not the method or the product but the presentation. I don't believe white star and so it stinks when I do it. I have 3 different friends who absolutely love it and it is well received every time. My guess is you need a better presentation or a different subject matter using the same method that you feel comfortable with. I know White Star is solid so I hang onto it in case inspiration one day hits me. The problem isn't White Star it is me.
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