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takeachance
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On Jul 23, 2015, Saturn UK wrote:
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On Jul 23, 2015, takeachance wrote:
We don't have anything like that size of newspaper where I'm from so it is an issue and deal breaker. Don't quite see that as a negative comment, just asking if it has to be that size before buying it, being disappointed when it ends up in the back of a draw.


Don't just think newspaper we have magazines that size and smaller advert papers.

I'm hoping that normal tabloid will work but we will have to see.


Yes, I was going down that avenue Saturn, coming up with an alternate to a newspaper. It was the condescending post a couple above I was replying to.
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Hmm, yes it would make sense to use the larger marker in a stage or parlour setting...but in those situations handing the paper out for examination would be less required/requested.

In close up situations where it would be more helpful that the paper can be examined, that marker sticks out like a sore thumb(tip). But I'm probably just thinking like a magician.
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Very few of us perform on stage most will be in a parlour situation so handing out is a nice touch.

I speak as a performer not a shop here, I can see the value and effect here, the marker is not unusual, I have already said I use a jumbo marker in my show for Bowlarama so I can use this marker for that and this effect.

The minimal prep time is also a great plus when you do more than one show a day or if you don't like prep before your show.
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Marks right there. This has a lot of potential for parlour or group performance by close up workers.
Also, if you've ever set up a 'secret room' style area (see Alan Hudsons blog) this would be a cracking effect to include.

MoM will be compiling ideas on this for the blog, closer to release, as the team gets performing feedback etc
Examiner is out for pre-order now and comes with a 1 year satisfaction guarantee by MoM
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On Jul 23, 2015, scott0819 wrote:
Hmm, yes it would make sense to use the larger marker in a stage or parlour setting...but in those situations handing the paper out for examination would be less required/requested.

In close up situations where it would be more helpful that the paper can be examined, that marker sticks out like a sore thumb(tip). But I'm probably just thinking like a magician.


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I do not believe you are thinking like a magician. There is NO natural motivation for hanging onto the marker once you have used it. Hanging onto the marker clearly makes the task more difficult.
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I disagree. I'd argue that in a standup situation, retaining the marker in one's hand is the more efficient thing to do.
It's all in the reflexes.
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Takeachance, I wasn't referring to you at all.
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That is quite the large marker LOL... BUT like most methods for every advantage gained there has to be a trade-off. Holding onto the marker during a stand-up show would not arouse that much suspicion and in most cases the large marker is necessary for people to be able to see the writing from a distance. However, bringing out a giant-sized marker like that in close-up situation seems a bit odd when people are standing only a few feet away (why not use a standard Sharpie?).
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I can't take my eyes off the marker it is so darn large.
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Sometimes a marker is just a marker (Freud)
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Little paper, big marker.

No. Mr. Ree.
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Yes I'm happy to see you...and it's a large marker.
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So how close can you perform this to the specs?
gtx magic
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Examiner 2.0 coming soon.

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On Jul 23, 2015, gtx magic wrote:
Examiner 2.0 coming soon.

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I Love that!
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Pretty cool. It's like a giant b**l sw***h.
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> Hi all. Please note that the Examiner is designed primarily for stage and stand up..as mentioned in the demo. Now for the Close up guys who use the smaller standard sharpie..who live and breath and perform in a world of standard size sharpies...the Examiner marker looks a whole lot bigger..which it is.
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> But again..the Examiner is primarily for stage/stand up..not close up. And using a jumbo marker is a very normal thing to use for stage work..they leave a bigger mark which shows up better at a distance..plus a jumbo marker visually reads better as a prop on stage for a larger audience.
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> This marker is made from a standard brand off-the-rack jumbo marker that regular folks see and use in real life. This same style/size marker is often used by corporate trainers and speakers in their presentations.
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> The Examiner is also featured in every performance by its creator: full time working pro John Graham. He wouldn't be using this if it didn't consistantly astonish and get the big reactions. Thanks for pondering

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Hey guys!

I sat down with The Examiner creator John Graham for a quick Q&A about his new effect!



I hope this helps answering any of your questions!

-Kyle
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I have seen John Graham use this in multiple performances, have heard audience reactions, and have NEVER heard anyone question the size of the marker! I have heard the theories of the staff at the resorts where John works day in day out, and none of their ideas mentioned the marker!

I have, however, heard the gasps as the newspaper is restored.

This looks even better in real life than in the video.
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Nice, Kyle, that was great! All joking about the marker aside, IMO, the fact that this requires little prep is HUGE.
I mean, Newsflash, which I own, looks awesome, but good grief whatta prep that is!
Just my two cents
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