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Neato, congrats. The ”effect” is original? Or the way you do the effect? Even if you didn’t come up with something original there is some validation in independently coming to ideas other performers have. To find out if it’s original or not you’re going to have to show someone sometime….Do you have a mentor or know some seasoned magicians or hobbyists? Maybe a local IBM ring could help you.
Short of that you can make an un searchable video on YouTube and show it to a few knowledgable people you might find here. You don’t need to show the inner workings, especially at first. Show a performance only.
Other than asking experienced people you could comb thru similar effects and compare methods, you can start looking in the Conjuring Archive.
no, sadly. I'm self taught and don't live by a magic shop or anything LOL. Who do you maybe know that might be willing to take a look at the video?
also I really appreciate you taking the time to make this reply. It really means a lot to me!
Its the holidays in the USA so some of the usual suspects on these forums might be occupied for a bit. If you are learning on your own it’s likely you are reinventing the wheel as you go. Its a fairly safe bet that what you have discovered has been done before. You could always post a performance and ask for critiques.
@MrM3511, there is very little in magic that is original. Most of it is adaptations and variations of something previously developed. To find out something is original, you need to have a good education in magic, know how to do magic research and have the resources, such as books, to actually do the research. Although I'm no expert, I'd be glad to look at a description or performance of the effect (with our without the method revealed) and let you know if I'm aware of anything that has been previously published.