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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markymark_ctown, Jun 5, 2013.
Well, since that webpage now has Collins Key video embedded in it I think the mystery is solved.
I agree but I just watched the Criss Angel one at the car race. I just don't see how some printer can print all that writing and fold up that large piece of paper.
Maybe I'm just slow.
The box also has an elf inside.
:up: Now I get it.
For that price I'd hope so.
I dont either and I really wonder if thats how this thing works. For the price, there has to be more to it than a box and a fake base but the videos of this thing are older than technology that would have printed and done all this stuff.
Ive searched and searched for someone that reveals exactly how this thing works and I cant find anything.. I can find plenty of people talking about it but no one that talks about how its done. I guess magicians really are great about keeping their secrets.
I originally thought printer, but now I am onboard with it being a fake base in the ladder.
Listen to Collins' video on that site. He is miked, and it picks up an audible 'click' when he has the box on the ladder.
He climbs up the ladder, unlocks the box from the chain and sets it squarely on the ladder.
He says "Let's try this" and lets out a grunt. Then you can hear a click when his left hand is out of view behind the box.
The click must open a trap door between the ladder and the bottom of the box, where the plastic tube (which looks collapsible to me) contains the paper that was filled out by an assistant off stage.
Occam's razor was on the side of offstage assistant loading the ladder all along.
In the Magic Castle video, the stage magician put the case on a rollable table and produced from the cylinder an envelope containing a folded letter-size (probably typed) letter containing the "predictions", complete with the fakeout on the last answer and the grand reveal of the correct "prediction" at the end of the message. Even during the act, the audience suggestions clearly threw the magician for a loop as he responded initially with surprise, then ad libbed some jokes about the suggestions. Of course, as the prediction letter was read by an audience member, he acted as if he knew the answers all along.
In the AGT video, Collins put the case on the ladder and produced from the cylinder a large folded black sheet with the handwritten "predictions", complete with the fakeout on the last answer and the grand reveal of the correct "prediction" handwritten on the back.
In the Mindfreak video, Criss Angel put the case on a table and produced from the cylinder a large folded flipchart sheet with the handwritten message in markerpen, all on the front side of the sheet, along with his signature (i.e., trademarked brand).
The bases (on which each case was placed) all activate the false base in the case and the false top of the base, where the "predictions" had all been prepared offstage for the magician and delivered to them for the big reveal.
Something else I noticed, if you watch the AGT video, I swear you can see his hand at the bottom of the case when he sticks it in there... I thought maybe it was a reflection of something else but I showed it to my wife and she thinks its his hand also. I wonder if he didnt get the box centered exactly right and there was a gap.
His right hand is inside the box. The reflection is of his left hand.
The "click" is the metal O-ring that is attached to the top of the box falling back against the top of the box. The O-ring was what the box was suspended from.
how do they decide how to group the acts for the live show... I'm seeing tonite's lineup, and the American hitmen would beat most of them...
Was there purple lights shining on the third act? The reason I ask is that I've been having a cable problem recently with the picture becoming too purple, but it usually lasts a few seconds. The light and smoke from the flare was all purple on my TV for the entire time it was lit, so I want to know if that's actually what the picture looked like or it was another cable issue.
I think the cameras were overdriven by the brightness of the flare. I saw purple while the flare was lit as well.
It's good to confirm that, though after I posted I realized I recorded it off antenna and not cable.
Wow the judges usually complain about the acts doing the same thing each week and not taking it to the next level but then they go and gush over Tone the Chiefrocca. Even though tonight was meh if he gets a spot over even someone like Dave err... whats his name... I think I will be annoyed.
I've found most of what the Judges say (other than Howard), to be idiotic so I just fast forward through them. Actually I FF through everything, but the performances. I can watch the whole 2 hour show in about 20 minutes.
Other than a few acts, most of the acts were average or below. My predictions are Innovative Force, Ciana Pelekai and Forte.
While I agree with you, the judges have a direct influence over who goes through. Usually getting a bad review from Howard or Howie is the kiss of death.. Mel B and Heidi dont seem to wield the same influence over voting tho.
I hope like hell Tone the Chiefroca doesnt go through. He is the epitome of one trick pony. But sadly there just werent that many standouts last night so he probably will. Im going to say we'll see Alexandr Magala, Ciana Pelekai, Forte and Innovative Force go through. If Tone goes through, he probably bumps Innovative Force.
I was really disappointed Marty Brown bombed.. he was one of my early picks to win it.
Is that the sword swallower guy?
His handstand slip on the wet (lighter fluid?) floor wasn't an act and he was noticeably shaky after that. I have no desire to see him eviscerate himself on national TV.