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    How To Improve Your Videos Overnight

    Having done more research in the last couple of months, I'm walking back on my previous disdain for cell phone cameras but with a few caveats. 1. Make sure you hook up an external mic to the phone because the onboard mic is going to be pretty awful. 2. Keeping handheld phones steady for a...
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    Crash Course in Business, part VII

    After another hiatus I decided to come back and write another of these threads and talk specifically about something I've been getting up to a lot of lately: networking. For those unfamiliar, networking in a business context refers to the practice of actually getting out there and building...
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    I know nothing about Mentalism...

    You think "uninitiated" is an insult? Clearly we're not on the same page. Nothing I said was ever intended as an insult and I'm sorry that it was taken that way. Still, do not mouth off to me. Being new at something is not a mark of shame. The sarcasm directed at others is because I am a...
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    I know nothing about Mentalism...

    And how does this translate into a belief in magic and not just fast hands? I would say they do, and that's largely our fault. I've always found this argument to be a bit of a reach because it starts conflating magic the performance art with magic the ephemeral emotional state...
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    I know nothing about Mentalism...

    Not just cards, but coins, paper money, silks, rope, a smattering of illusion tech, billiards, and anything else that can be manipulated through sleight of hand. You need to be out there performing for people. Mentalism is more performance theory than mechanics. You have to know how to handle...
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    I know nothing about Mentalism...

    Mentalism is not the same thing as magic. I speak as a working mentalist. There is no ACR of mentalism. The biggest difference magic and mentalism is that magic is about the suspension of disbelief, but mentalism encourages belief. You're not allowed to break character. You decide on one...
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    Best Flourishing/XCM DVDs??

    You guys do know that this thread is 3 years old, right? The guy who posted it hasn't even logged on since Christmas. Of 2012.
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    Is it possible to create a stage act in 4 months?

    Well that points out the fact that we don't know much about how you perform. Could you gives us a better description? What are your strengths? What sort of material do you do consistently well?
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    Would you be interested?

    Where did I say that? Show me the exact quote. And no, that is not what you meant. You're lying again. Let me answer that with another question: Why should I have to do your research for you? How lazy are you?
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    Mondra // teaser001 /// pop-out

    Unsurprising considering this dude has been trying to submit stuff to the Wire for a year and none of it is even remotely original. He also has a history of getting ****ty with people who tell him he's not the innovator he thinks he is.
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    Would you be interested?

    No, that is not what you said. This is what you said: So which is it? Your research consisted of posting this thread and then going ahead and submitting the trick anyway when you didn't get the answer you obviously wanted. That's not what I said. I said you are definitely wrong. But you...
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    Would you be interested?

    Why exactly do you expect me to do the research for you? Asking for help is one thing, but you're asking me to do work that should have been your responsibility to begin with. And I'm amazed you think that means anything to anyone. Good intentions do not prevent wrongdoing. This isn't even...
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    We've been dreaming. The Mystery Box.

    I'm sure you did plan this well in advance. I just think that Christopher was saying, and if he was I agree, we're cool with the box. You can show us something else and we'd be okay with that.
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    We've been dreaming. The Mystery Box.

    I think what he means Jon is that there is a fine line between anticipation and tedium. We are all now very aware and comfortable with the fact that this is a box. You can stop showing us pictures of it now.
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    Would you be interested?

    No you didn't. Stop lying. It is not respect to hide an extended middle finger behind a handkerchief. And don't pull that, "It's just my opinion," nonsense with me. That does not make you immune to criticism, nor does it render my criticisms invalid. You're just plain wrong and you need to...
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