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I think most might also have enough common sense to know that a light would not be that bright or shine through that much in reality. But maybe because it was a "magic moment" it was brighter. Maybe it will fly past most though.
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Umm...where do you live, SirBrad? I rather like the sound of this place where "many do not even have cell phones." I think I'd like to move there. for the moment, though, I'm stuck in the real world, in 2016, where pretty much everyone has at least one, including the older crowd, and a good many of them have lights on them.
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Looks great, but how many people are actually going to have a flashlight or phone with one? I don't even have one and would need to carry a flashlight around. Might be worth it for the effect to carry a tiny one.


Most smartphones have a light / torch


and you can use a lighter/candle or buy a little electric torch for the effect.
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Buy one of those key ring LED lights. They cost about 1 Dollar.
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I actually think an organic light, like a flame from a zippo lighter or candle would make this effect even more magical.
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In the trailer they do show it being used with a match and it looks just as good
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Umm...where do you live, SirBrad? I rather like the sound of this place where "many do not even have cell phones." I think I'd like to move there. for the moment, though, I'm stuck in the real world, in 2016, where pretty much everyone has at least one, including the older crowd, and a good many of them have lights on them.



No not everyone has a cellphone, some are old school and don't even know how to work one. I work at a restaurant and I know tons of have no cellphones and not with them. I have one myself but only for emergencies and it stays in the car. Not everyone is a mindless drone who walks around staring at screens, at least not the older crowd. I am not a cellphone person at all and have used on maybe once in the last 10 years. So in my case I would not waste the money as I am not a puppet who buys every latest electronic gadget. Many might have cell phones yes, or more basic ones but I am pretty sure not everyone is going to whip out a Smartphone with a light on. I will test it out at the 3 restaurants that I work. The only ones see on phones are mostly college kids. But they stick to fast food more often than expensive restaurants so it mostly the older crowd and their kids.
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In the trailer they do show it being used with a match and it looks just as good



Yeah I did see that and a lighter would be better to carry, provided there are no "fire" risk areas. I think a tiny flashlight that is bright would be great. Also would need extra batteries as they would go dead after awhile.
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Buy one of those key ring LED lights. They cost about 1 Dollar.


Yeah as I said a small flashlight, or a lighter would be better to carry provided there are no "fire" risk areas. I think a tiny flashlight that is bright would be great. Also would need extra batteries as they would go dead after awhile.
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Umm...where do you live, SirBrad? I rather like the sound of this place where "many do not even have cell phones." I think I'd like to move there. for the moment, though, I'm stuck in the real world, in 2016, where pretty much everyone has at least one, including the older crowd, and a good many of them have lights on them.


So you check everyone's phones and see if they have lights? Where do you live and how do you have that much free time? Smile The REALITY is not everyone has a cellphone, or a smartphone with a light. They may have a basic one in the car as not everyone needs an overpriced cellphone. So you have to be prepared for that. Not everyone can afford them either, this is the real REALITY. Not everyone is a puppet of the latest techo gadget either. For many a basic cell phone is good enough only those who live on phones need all that other useless fluff. The only ones I see walking around staring at screens all day are the younger ones, High School and College. Definitely not older people as they grew up without them and can actually survive without them as do I.
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Umm...where do you live, SirBrad? I rather like the sound of this place where "many do not even have cell phones." I think I'd like to move there. for the moment, though, I'm stuck in the real world, in 2016, where pretty much everyone has at least one, including the older crowd, and a good many of them have lights on them.


So you check everyone's phones and see if they have lights? Where do you live and how do you have that much free time? Smile The REALITY is not everyone has a cellphone, or a smartphone with a light. They may have a basic one in the car as not everyone needs an overpriced cellphone. So you have to be prepared for that. Not everyone can afford them either, this is the real REALITY. Not everyone is a puppet of the latest techo gadget either. For many a basic cell phone is good enough only those who live on phones need all that other useless fluff.

In every city I have lived in the vast majority of people own a smartphone. I'm talking about 99% of people. Depending on your audience that will vary, but anyone under the age of 40 that doesn't have smartphone is a rarity. The majority of smartphones have either a flashlight built in or many options for flashlight apps. There isn't a smartphone on the market that can't have the option of a flashlight. There have been numerous suggestions from others about alternatives, including candle/match light, or using your own flashlight. I've never performed for a group of people in my life where someone didn't have access to a flashlight. I know this because I perform at night here in Canada and someone always gets out their phone to film, with there flashlight turned on. Maybe you in live in a rural area, but either way, you should have no concerns, there are other solutions.
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Yeah, that is why I said you would need to carry your own little flashlight and extra batteries maybe depending on how often you use it. I don't live in a big city it is more rural. But I think it is safe to be well prepared and not be dependent on someone having a light because if they don't you won't be doing the trick. Personally I Was never interested in any of those phones I am more into building gaming PC's and home based stuff than mobile phones which I rarely use. I just got one for emergency use in the car and that is it. I think many of the younger ones ones walking around staring at them like mindless drones is annoying and a waste of time personally, and dangerous while driving.
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Yeah, that is why I said you would need to carry your own little flashlight and extra batteries maybe depending on how often you use it. I don't live in a big city it is more rural. But I think it is safe to be well prepared and not be dependent on someone having a light because if they don't you won't be doing the trick. Personally I Was never interested in any of those phones I am more into building gaming PC's and home based stuff than mobile phones which I rarely use. I just got one for emergency use in the car and that is it.

Fair enough, I just noticed you mentioned that earlier, my bad. I think for the first month living in Toronto I didn't have a smartphone, I actually had a flip phone. That flip phone was a pulling magnet, everyone that noticed it was in awe that I had one, as if I was holding a relic. Couple that with my birtish accent, and I think many people here thought Britain was operating in the dark ages 😉 You are right though, prep is important.
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I was never one to run out and buy what everyone else had, I buy what I really want not what is "popular". I do like electronics and build gaming PC's I just never was into the cellphone thing. I also have a new LG flip phone was like $15.00 from Walmart and is all that I will ever need. I like flip phones because you can actually hear and talk into them correctly as opposed to yelling at a flat screen while everyone else is listening. But I would take the dark ages if it meant being original and unique over looking and acting like everyone else. That is why most buy those things to look "cool" and because their friends have them and is the current "trendy" item. I was never that weak-minded luckily. I buy what I want and what I know I will use and I love electronic gadgets and I have a lot of them and I use them all. I don't need all those unnecessary features on a cellphone.
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Looks great, but how many people are actually going to have a flashlight or phone with one? I don't even have one and would need to carry a flashlight around. Might be worth it for the effect to carry a tiny one.


I genuinely don't understand this. Clearly lots of people have phones with lights on, but if you don't, and are regularly with people who don't, don't buy the trick. I have one, everyone I know has one, so I might.

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It's like criticizing a dove production by saying you don't own a dove.


Well said.
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The phone light we love because it creates a very clear, strong beam of light that can be seen in any lighting condition. Also by utilizing a borrowed personal possession that many people are already very connected to, we feel adds to the strength of the overall effect. However, Starlight allows you to get creative if you want. You can use any number of other alternative lighting sources, from matches, lamps, television sets, car headlamps, the sun Smile Paul and team featured the borrowed phone in the demo because we feel it gives the performer the prettiest and most consistent light show Smile Hope that helps.
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Everyone doesn't have a Smartphone though. I don't nor do I want one, not a big cell phone person I just have a basic one for emergency use only. But I know many do not even have cell phones especially the older crowd. So would definitely need your own light just in case.


Umm...where do you live, SirBrad? I rather like the sound of this place where "many do not even have cell phones." I think I'd like to move there. for the moment, though, I'm stuck in the real world, in 2016, where pretty much everyone has at least one, including the older crowd, and a good many of them have lights on them.


So you check everyone's phones and see if they have lights? Where do you live and how do you have that much free time? Smile The REALITY is not everyone has a cellphone, or a smartphone with a light. They may have a basic one in the car as not everyone needs an overpriced cellphone. So you have to be prepared for that. Not everyone can afford them either, this is the real REALITY. Not everyone is a puppet of the latest techo gadget either. For many a basic cell phone is good enough only those who live on phones need all that other useless fluff. The only ones I see walking around staring at screens all day are the younger ones, High School and College. Definitely not older people as they grew up without them and can actually survive without them as do I.


Omg, just don't buy it then as it's obviously not for you. 99% of phones have some sort of light in them these newfangled days. The majority of people in the US at least have a cell phone, most of which are smart phones. Even the old folks. My dads 92 and he's got one. Almost 222 million smart phones in the US alone. Surely you can find someone to use this on. No one cares about your personal opinion on the value of phones or how people use them. Move on to the next thread instead of hijacking this one with endless complaints about technology.
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Guys don't feed the troll and let's get back to discussing the thread

I wonder how much time it takes to change the marks on the card
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Guys don't feed the troll and let's get back to discussing the thread

I wonder how much time it takes to change the marks on the card


Not long a minute at most, its just a matter of swapping them out.
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