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What are you working on?

Postby Brett H » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:45 am

I know that we discuss and work with Tenyo to an untiring degree. Nothing wrong with that.


But are you working on something else in the magic world? Building a new trick? Making a routine? Working on sleights?


What are you working on at the moment?
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby David DeTenyo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:44 am

If I have cards in my hands I'm almost always 'perfecting' my Elmsley count, it's just fun to do :D

Besides that there are some quite old magic items I'd like to make a video of, but there's so little time ... .

And ... make a trick myself is also on the to-do list ... I even have a lot of 'building' material already (every time we visit what you guys call a 'dollar store' I believe or craft store, I get some stuff like balsa wood, mirror sheets, small vials, balls, glossy paper in different colors, small envelopes, small figurines and so on) , collecting dust ... .
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby VictorS » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:12 am

I`m still thinking the scenario of routine on how to combine 2 sets of Tenyo Mystic Scope (to get more frames) in order to fit the all 7 Tenyo Unusual Suspects and get a great story and magic out of it. I know Simon came up with a great routine with Silent Witness ;)

David, funny that you mentioned that. Today morning I took 4 business cards into the meeting room and guess what I did to kill the boring time ;)
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby Brett H » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:15 am

Funny you both mention the Elmsley Count because I'm trying to work in an Oil & Water routine that starts with...an Elmsley Count.

I started on it not too long ago, so it looks really bad.
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby Steve S. » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:22 pm

What am I working on? Too much! It's best to work on one thing at a time so you can perfect it and then move on to the next thing. I used to be better at that. Nowadays, I move on from one trick or thing to another which does not allow me to achieve my intended goals for quite some time if at all.

I had this conversation with David Roth a few years back and he agreed that one thing at a time is the way to go. I am sure that is how he got as good as he did with coin magic.

The bottom line is that I like to play with my magic toys! :D

Perhaps I should attempt to focus on just one trick for the next few weeks. Wish me luck! :lol:
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby SimonC » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:20 pm

I'm planning my escape from academia!
I have a multiple out trick I'm working on, I set myself a challenge which may take me a while.
I'm also developing my treasure hunts, I have a cool idea I hope I developnover the next year.
Designing a new deck.
Growing my hair.
Trying to teach the children of Essex some manners (that's the trickiest one)
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby Richard Kaufman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:33 pm

I can verify that Simon is working on all those things since I just saw him tonight at The Magic Circle. Came away with two swell tricks! :)
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby SimonC » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:45 am

Hah yes, that was pretty much a run down of my talking points! hope I wasn't too heavy on the teacher moaning! My hair has now taken on a life of it's own and has it's own post code and currency.
Richard and I had a great chat last night and were joined my Angelo Carbone which was brilliant :)
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby gazpratley » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:43 am

oh wow you 2 guys got 2 meet up and chat, how cool is that. :)
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby Steve S. » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:23 pm

Although it may be a difficult feat due to Tenyo Forum members living all over the world, it would be a very cool thing if we could somehow have a get together!

Imagine the fun and frolic we would experience at a Tenyo Magic Forum Conference!!!
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby SimonC » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:46 pm

A while ago we had hoped to meet up in Amsterdam :)
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Re: What are you working on?

Postby bradtoulouse » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:54 pm

Here in Canada we are celebrating our 150 year birthday!
I am working on a show to use at libraries and festivals....calling it "The Great Canadian Magic Show"!!!

Some of the effects include:

Miser's Dream with Canadian loonie and twoonie coins which transform into chocolate coins!
Couple of hockey themed tricks (Cords of Phantasia using a mini hockey stick, pucks w/ holes drilled through them, and skate laces...and an NHL themed Stratospheres!)
Niagara Falls routine (empty cups in which water appears, increases in volume, then transforms into an 18" fountain erupting from one cup)

As well as several other Canada themed tricks!!!
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