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DavidThomas
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Hey Everyone, Here is a link of my newest illusion performed with my wife Erin.

http://youtu.be/wH0gLafZS5g
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I'm not picking on you.. and I like the illusion.. but why THREE applause cues after the illusion is over?
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Actually there are two real applause cues, one when the exchange happens. Number two when when Erin comes out of box. Both of these are very natural applause cues to and audience in any Metamorphosis effect. The third, if you can call it that is the stylistic ending.

What are you suggesting? Erin not receiving her well deserved applause when she is seen again? After performing this over 100 times in the last 3 months, this is always the strongest natural "applause cue" I can't tell you why, but it is organic. The last is just our final bow. Which is very normal in any Theatrical Production.

The last applause happens every time without being asked..that is after the blackout as I lights come up on me. This is totally organic.
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Beautiful illusion.
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Beautiful!

The illusion was nice, too! Smile
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Awesome, I really liked it and it just looks great.
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Really good illusion good quality video but I would say the music seem a bit wrong apart from that it was superb
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I think it's great, my only concern is that I can't see you most of the time due to black on black. Again, this is awesome, I just wish you popped more visually with a brighter color or perhaps the moon on a drop or something to make you stand out.
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Superb stage setting and beautiful props although I have to agree with Torquay22 on the music.
Cudos to you David and Erin Smile
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Hi Chris,

Yes, I agree the video is dark, but live it is extremely bright "live" on stage.
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I really liked it but it did seem to me like the prop and routine were very similar to Copperfields with the addition of the box (which was a great idea). The only advice I can give (and I realize you don't need advice from me...) is that at 1:54 when the box is decending, you push it with your hand very lighly to straighten it and the box swings too easily... I would make more of an effort in moving the box.

Anyway, beautiful prop and routine!

MJ
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Mad Jack, love constructive advice, yes my daughter mentioned the same thing when she saw it live. I have made the change already. Good call!!
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I'd first like to congratulate you on your wife!! Then on the illusion! You, like me, married way above our league Smile I love your prop, who did you use to build it? Your performance was great too! Anything constructive I could suggest has already been said. Though, it would be real cool if after you went inside the box there was a shadow effect showing you in the box while suspended.....thou that is just the magician in me thinking. You're not being chased so no reason to run. That's a great routine Dave!
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Most impressive!
It was strong performance and well executed!
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Hi W_S_Anderson.. the art direction was by Paul Osborne and Tim White. It was built by Splashes and originally worked as a "ken Whitaker" Ariel with the pole and mechanics. I still use that when rigging is not possible. Shadow Idea..interesting...
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Wow! Very nice indeed. Congratulations! I'm sure a ton of hard work went into this!
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I liked it too.
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Very nice. Where was this? Where do you usually work?
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I love the illusion, the staging, and the cute Erin Smile
Maybe I'm the only one, but I also like music.

I agree it reminds too much to Copperfield Cocoon (table, Pendragon's cloth handling and so on), but I still like your presentation.

My advice would be using a two point hooking for the rigging to avoid the trunk to freely rotate, which in my opinion is a bit unaesthetic.
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I thought it was good! Needs more wind though Smile

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