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I am new into grand illusion and just a bought a deceptive base from another magician. I was wondering however, a base is just a base; I am going to have a frame built on top of it; this will make it appear me or an assistant. What does anyone recommend building that frame out of and does anyone have any prices? I have thought about wood but I think it might flop around or just chip too easily. Tell me your thoughts, thanks.
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I like using a frame that has just rods and on the rods I place white or light blue cloths. But that's me.... and it also fits in w/ my personality and the general theme of my show so that's why I do that. I also like the cloth type of frames 'cause you can shine lights around it to show that it's empty and you can use projectors to make funny appearances.

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Rule 1. The more you haul the more you have to haul.

Rule 2. The more pieces something has, the more that goes wrong on the road.

Rule 3. The availability of replacement materials on the road is just a little more peace of mind.

Rule 4. The more sense it makes to the audience the easier it is to entertain them.

Rule 5. Stage hands can take anything apart once.

Rule 6. Whatever it is will get something heavier stacked on it.

Rule 7. If it can be turned over, it will be.

Rule 8. If water will ruin it, leave it at home.

Rule 9. The audience will never ask to see your budget.

Rule 10. The gaget on top is the part that makes the trick the trick to the audience. It must fit the show.

In a good show the audience won't remember that it had a base. What do you want the people to see?

Enjoy your base. It is a very versatile piece of equipment. Ultimately you could have several different tops for it.


A bit of personal advice from an old guy: Put your name on every piece some how. I use stamped in labels where I can. It does not show on stage.
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Pakar Ilusi
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Build a couple of detachable "tops" every year or so... The base is in the end just the gaffe...

Oh yeah, change your presentation too..

Hope that's not too wild an idea...
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If it is very deceptive and slick looking, you could build a plexiglass box around it. Cover it with a cloth and make your assistant appear.
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You know,For my base I had a box built of aluminum that was polished to a bright shine. Not only was it light, but beautiful. I have three different effects for my base but my favorite is the one I mentioned above.
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