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Postby JohnM » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:06 pm

Simon, Can you create one for Houdini?
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Postby SimonC » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:38 pm

I can, Can you PM me his address ;)
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Postby SimonC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:29 am

My ambigram generator is offline for some reason, I will try again this evening but I have found another way round, if these are any use I can hopefully make a higher res one later..
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:46 am

Supercoll Simon....love both houdini so much. Is it possible to make from different quantity of letter ? For example Victor/Priscilla (my wife :) ). I have 1 trick to show you with this ambigram. Will share it after I'm at home. Thanks for the great work Simon
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:21 am

Hi Simon,

Here they are. Names of different composers but every names could be transformed to Mozart. So you know what to do :) Prepare 1 prediction for example piece of music notes created by Mozart and put in an old envelope. All you need to do is to print and cut all names in pieces, you can laminate them, and give a simple mark at the back of all cards. Introduce the names, let spec. and have them to shuffle. Put all cards face down, let spec. select 1 and reveal the prediction ;) Easy and cool right ? Would be great if you make the laser cut version ;)

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Postby SimonC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:27 am

That is SUCH a good idea, I love it, thanks for sharing that, I'm gong to have a play right now! :)
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:46 am

Simon,

Mine looks like this,I need to renew the envelope unfortunately.
I know you can do much much better than this my friend. The laser cut version please :) I would love to see that.

Let the fun begin.....

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Postby SimonC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:51 am

I will get on the case, Ive been looking for a new project :). Does your wife have a nickname? Victor has 6 letters and Priscilla has 9! I can find a circular one but not a perfect one...
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:54 am

SimonC wrote:I will get on the case, Ive been looking for a new project :). Does your wife have a nickname? Victor has 6 letters and Priscilla has 9! I can find a circular one but not a perfect one...


You can call her Lala :) ....thanks a lot simon !
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Postby SimonC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:48 am

I'll try with Lala but it may be too short! Im sure I can t do one by hand if not on the generator.
The composers trick is amazing, is it your creation?
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:51 am

No problem Simon....I know it is not so easy to create such art. The composer trick is not my creation, but it belongs to someone. So please keep it for yourself. Unfortunately I forgot the inventor`s name. Additional tips to perform this trick, it is little bit difficult to see the word Mozart on some cards at the first sight, so you need to guide the spectator by spelling the letters. As you see here, it`s not so easy to combine words with different no. of letter.

Have fun with it Simon :)
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Postby Roberto B. » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:05 am

vsuperanto wrote:Hi Simon,

Here they are. Names of different composers but every names could be transformed to Mozart. So you know what to do :) Prepare 1 prediction for example piece of music notes created by Mozart and put in an old envelope. All you need to do is to print and cut all names in pieces, you can laminate them, and give a simple mark at the back of all cards. Introduce the names, let spec. and have them to shuffle. Put all cards face down, let spec. select 1 and reveal the prediction ;) Easy and cool right ? Would be great if you make the laser cut version ;)

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wow....what a great idea!!!.....will print this and try it!!
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Postby Roberto B. » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:11 am

Dan Wolfe (SM-Magic) used ambigrams to name his topsy turvy bottle effect: MOSPUNDSOW.....a great ítem:

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Postby SimonC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:12 am

If anyone knows the name of this trick's inventor could you let me know I think there's scope to develop a wooden edition
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Postby Roberto B. » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:14 am

Simon, could you do a Roberto/Bárbara ??.....just realice that we have the same quantity of letters on our names.....thank you!
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:15 am

Roberto B. wrote:Dan Wolfe (SM-Magic) used ambigrams to name his topsy turvy bottle effect: MOSPUNDSOW.....a great ítem:


Another great idea and it fits also to this trick. Thanks for sharing Roberto ;)
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:25 am

SimonC wrote:If anyone knows the name of this trick's inventor could you let me know I think there's scope to develop a wooden edition


Got it Simon....Daniel Rhod from Rhod Magic just rings my bell :
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Postby SimonC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:23 pm

Ok Victor and Roberto, here's the best I could find...
Who said romance is dead eh? :)
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Postby Roberto B. » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:05 pm

WOW....perfect!....thank you Simon!
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Postby VictorS » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:25 pm

So cool.....looks perfect to me Simon. Feel like on my wedding day again...when two become one. Thanks a lot for your great creation !! I will print this ;)
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Postby SimonC » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:16 pm

Ok so yesterday I was inspired by victors post so I got into my laptop and got drawing up. I had a free period today so was able to get cutting.
I thought it would be nice if I was going to laser these words to do it in wood as it was in keeping with the theme. I toyed with the idea of using piano keys but thought it wouldn't work too well. I wanted something to do with pianos so I ended up here...
You present a strip of mahogany and say that your great great (etc) grandfather used to make pianos and that this is an heirloom passed down to you. His trademark was his skill in personalising his work, and he was a master calligrapher with a unique and popular style which he passed on through the generations of your family, even to you yourself.
You tell your spectator you have six plates from your ggggggg grandfathers workshop, but only one of them belongs to the long strip. He made practice plates for a variety of composers in case they ever requested them, but only one was ever used by the composer himself.
Can you sense which of these plates was in the presence of a great composer as he played his music? Does the sound resonate through the wood still after all these years?
They make their selection and then socks proceed to be knocked off as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's nameplate from his personal piano is revealed.
I enjoyed making these props and they feel lovely, very tactile. I think the ambigrams may benefit from a tweak, some are definitely better Mozarts than others.
I created the Wolfgang Amadeus from letters and elements from the other 6 ambigrams The aim with this is to strengthen the effect of it saying Mozart, by putting it next to "Wolfgang Amadeus" your brain is more inclined to see it as Mozart.
I have another idea with this concept but a different subject matter, I shall update on that once I've thought it through.
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Postby VictorS » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:30 pm

Wow.....what a great idea Simon. I love the idea on how you reveal the prediction. This is really Cool. Since this trick related more to music, is it possible for you to add some design which music related ? Ambigram design would be great also for this. In addition a conductor stick could be utilized as accessories or magic wand, It makes the trick looks cooler. That`s my additional idea Simon.

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Postby John B. » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:04 am

Awesome work guys!!
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Postby David DeTenyo » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Very nice and very original :)
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