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ellisd
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Ive got this weird idea about walking through a mirror.Im wondering if you could give the illusion of a solid mirror using some kind of hologram or something similar.Anybody know if this is even possible? Smile
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You mean visually penetrating the mirror with no cover..?

I have never seen anything like that and I doubt the possibilities of a hologram. Besides that kind of technology would not be cheap...

There are effects which use a solid mirror. Wellington sells the Luis de Matos model. Jim Steinmeyer designed the penetration Copperfield performed in a special and also at leat Brett Daniels performs. They don't just "melt" thru there´s some cover being used.
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I suppose its possible to use a mirror arangement to create the image of the mirror to walk thru, but it would be a very hard thing to always get right and for the perfect angles that have to happen for htat all the time. It would be interesting though.

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"Jim Steinmeyer designed the penetration Copperfield performed in a special..."

Is that the one where it is more of a sheet of metal than a mirror? Then it is but on top of a box he is locked in which is covered by a curtain. Lastly he pushes out through the top and eventually rips through the sheet???

If that's not it, could you please explain it since I am interested to hear about it. Thanks!

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No, DC's Walking thru a mirror (by Steinmeyer) was in the Orient Express special or the one before (I think - I'll check my DC collection later) - Its the one with the six foot mirror, goes into a glass frame with a small rectangle cut in the glass. A small square of paper covers the hole, and you can see the mirror all the way around as he penetrates the mirror. The instant he's through you can see a solid mirror behind him and its instantly and visibly slid out from the glass intact.

Its a very clever principle - as it looks so fair!

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Henning did the same one
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Paulie cleared that one. Evan, it sounds to me that the bit you described is DC`s "thru steel" which in turn is an Andre Kole effect, his son Tim also performs it.

Check Jim Steinmeyer´s site, the mirror penetration is described there. It is my most favorite illusion of all time, extremely visual and very direct and to the point. Beautiful.

I cant believe I left this out, but Peter Loughran has a truly great mirror penetration effect called "Devil´s Reflection" which is certainly worth checking out. It looks stunning and is not very large. In all an effect I truly admire. Very clever thinking on Peter´s part, as always.
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Doug Henning did Steinmeyer's Mirror first ... as with many Illusions you see on TV today... Doug was the first. I created an original Mirror Penetration years ago, it's on my website chezaday.com but it's not for copy or sale. It may be released sometime in the future. If anything I might add... if your going to travel with a mirror... plexi mirror is the way to go. It's lighter and safer to travel with. Wellington has an awsome version of a Mirror Penetration for sale.. Bill's props are amazing ... check them out.

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Kirby Van Burch owns Hennings Mirror Penetration and currently performs it nightly in his show in Branson. It is a great piece.

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Thanks for the nice comments MV on my Devil's Reflection.

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Well Peter, I was just stating a fact Smile I got DR on my wish list already.
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Thanks for the imput about DC's mirror illusion. It must have been his through steel illusion then.

Thanks again!

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Thanks guys!!!
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Has anyone here bought the Devils Reflection, I need your views on this before I buy. I live in England so its going to be expencive.
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If you want a real simple and cheap method then check out Andrew Mayne's version.
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Which one, A-frame? Mayne has at least four mirror penetrations last I remember.

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The one which uses the 'spirit cloth' principle!
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Is the Steinmeyer version for sale? I wonder if the plans are available from him.
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Peter, whats your return policy or guarentee? I'm sure that would be enough assurance for potential buyers. Hope this helps, all my best,


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Can I get a link to andrews website so I can check them out please?
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