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Pippin effects

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by alpteach, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. alpteach

    alpteach Member

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    Hey all! Here's the situation: we are doing Pippin in the winter and our director contacted me today. He asked that I look in to some "magic tricks" for the show. Any idea what he is talking about and any suggestions for these magic tricks?
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Did you get the plans for the magic carpet trick in the opening?
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    We got plans for a device that is a platform made of wood and one piece of flat stock.
    When you pull the wood away at a certain angle it appears as if the person is floating in thin air.
    I believe it is in our rental stock now.
     
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    Where do I get the plans for the "magic carpet trick"? And what do you mean by "rental"? That sounds like what he is talking about! Sorry, I'm fairly new around here. Thanks!
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    I honestly don't know where they came from, at first I thought it was from the licensing company, but no such luck.
    By rental stock I mean that we built it and now rent it to other theatres for a small fee.
     
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    yeah, I don't recall that from the DVD. For our production we did a lot of smaller magic gags which worked great.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I worked peripherially on a production many years ago in college. The T.D. hit the local magic shop for a variety of small flashy tricks. All I remember was building a flash pot into the floor. The set floor had a huge revolving ring with a solid center. I spent most my time in the shop building pie wedge sections for the revolve.
     

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