What I meant was you intentionally have the 2 sets of cards fall 90 degrees from you
when your sitting in the chair, which is also cool. Maybe its just the camera angle.
Either way the performer makes them fall. Everything after that is grease baby!
Thanks for the post Doug. I appreciate the concern.Hey everyone, just thought I would comment on this thread. I believe that Matt has answered more than enough of your questions. I really don't like people on here asking too many questions about an effect. Its almost like trying to get the method out of someone.
Let's appreciate the effect for what it is. We know that it is great for walk around and that was what was most important to us. (Or at least most of us.) I'm not saying not to ask questions, but I'm saying that I don't think its good to ask TOO MANY questions.
Ok, someone PM me and inform me why my post was removed and show me what rule it broke. Because I didn't do anything, but express an honest, yet respectful opinion...
I didn't read it but I suspect you brought up something about convincing them of real powers? The thought has crossed my mind when reading some of these posts. If that's not what it was about I stand reprimanded as usual.
Can you comment on how this effect came to be?
What inspired you to create it?
Or, just some intesting tales of things that happened along the way.
Now that is how real magic should look
. i am buying it. Great job Matt keep em coming
I think this performance story will help you visualize how the effect works. I posted it on the Cafe and I think you will also get a kick out of it and hopefully shed light on the routining of Power Word: Fall.
There was a horror movie shooting at my house 3 months ago, and I took the script supervisor into our backyard to show her the effect. I set a tray table up on the cement walkway and handed her three thin crayola markers to inspect. By now, it was dusk and it was a bit spooky. I stood the pens up in a row on the tray table, then moved back to stand by her.
I asked her if she knew how powerful words could be. That they could hurt people and heal people. She agreed. I then told her that words were even more powerful than that. I asked her to watch the pens, then turned to the table. It was silent in the yard. She watched intently not knowing what was coming.
I said "Fall" and the pens fell down one by one. At first she was speechless, and then she proceeded to freak out. She stared at me incredulously, wide-eyed, then looked at the fallen pens. I told her she could go pick them up and she did. She also inspected the table, walking around it. By the time, she went back into the house, she was sure that words had the ability to knock things over. She is a woman in her late 30's with 5 children and still talks about that to this day. Since we all thrive on reactions, this moment was gold for me. This is what occurs consistently for me with this effect. That is why I am so excited Paper Crane is releasing it at the end of the month. I can't wait to hear your reviews and performance stories!
I hope that answers some of your questions
I wasn't even considering Fall as the effect seemed impractical for my style. Because of this story however, I've changed my mind. Incredible.
Hey, this sounds great, I may have to add it to my ever-growing list of things to buy.
One quick question though, will the gimmick need top ups or will I have to remake it? Or will it last? Just wondering, if you don't wanna answer, you don't have to.
You do not need any special cothing alterations to perform this. You can perform it in any attire...even naked...though the police may not like that...
With the mobile method you can make one gimmick and use it all night going from table to table or other walkaround applications. The other two ways of performing Power Word: Fall also allow you to perform all night without re-making the gimmick. The supplied items let you do this, so you should be in good shape if you get the DVD (Which comes with the needed items). Thanks for the interest, and I hope you get a lot of use from Power Word: Fall.