The Optical Wedge Table Half Body

Half body

The Double Slot Table is perfect in combination with another gimmick that allows for living legs and other ‘living’  illusions. It even allows for living legs to move freely without any visible contact to its surroundings.

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The Double Slot Table

The Double Slot Table

This is a magical table with two secret hiding places. It has two see-through bases, or as we call them ‘Optical Slot’  Bases.

A living head can be seen on this table. People can see right under the head, and notice that there can’t be a body underneath.

Or there can be a half body on the table, without any legs and no obvious hiding place. The Optical Slot is perfect for these kind of illusions!

The Spikes

The Spikes

Metal bars are examined and then placed into two metal poles. The magician takes a large cloth with him and goes standing behand the bars.

He puts his hands with the cloth through the bars and drops two ends of the cloth. Hidden from view he instantly melts through the bars. He drops the cloth, standing on the other side now. The bars are solid. No hand-gimmicks. A very clever solution!

This website, its Illusion designs, images, 3d drawings and content are copyright of Rupesh Thakur.[aartee illusion systems] – © [aarteeillusionsystems.Com] [2012]. All rights reserved. Please dont steal my designs and prop ideas!Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non- commercial use only you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may youtransmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

The Glass Box Appearance

The Glass Box Appearance

Spectators are placed around the box. Each person sees an empty box for their side. The box on the table can be rotated.

Smoke gets blown into the box. And then, after opening the front door and the smoke gets out, we see three ladies standing inside.

A combination of 4 different hiding techniques. Never seen before!

The new science of magical appearances in a theatre show

The new science of magical appearances in a theatre show

It was not that long ago that the American illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer came with some new techniques in the world of illusion equipment. His new inventions can and will change the magic scene for ever. So I thought that by now professional illusionists all over the world would have gone wild with his plans and would amaze audiences with their new pieces of grand illusion. But they seem to be extremely difficult to understand. And therefore almost impossible to translate into working illusions. These illusions would work very well in places like themeparks or musicals that stay in one place!

His new inventions of the Optical Wedge and Optical Slot are perfect to use in settings that don’t have to move all the time. Like a musical that stays in the same city for several months. Or in a circus like Cirque du Soleil where it can be built in, in the stage or décor.

I made some 3D drawings to show what these new concepts look like..

Ofcourse I cannot and will not tell you in this blog how these effects can be created. I am more than willing to discuss the workings with interested people. If you are one of those: feel free to contact me with your questions.

The Double Million Dollar Table:

Many years ago Walter Jeans created his Million Dollar Illusion. It got that name because he offered a million dollars to the one who could tell him how it works. No one ever got the money. And now the secret behind this Million Dollar Illusion is used in a couple of illusions of David Copperfield. Everything that fits on the table can be made a appear, and appear again and again. You can have a blue angel appear, fly off the table and then suddenly a red angel sits on the table. Then a green one, a yellow one…. Endless. Or you can produce a Christmas tree. Or have the table filled with food in a flash. Or put a door on it and get an army walk out of it. Or a gate that gets people to other worlds. The funny thing is that they can end up in a different place. You can make them reappear in the audience.

The Double  Optical Wedge Table:

It takes a lot of study to understand the working of this illusion. It creates the opportunity to create a secret invisible tunnel to the table.

The Million Dollar Wall:

People see a wall, while in fact it is a hiding place where you could even hide an elephant. It could also be a door. An actor steps through the door and immediately becomes invisible. He can come back driving a motorcycle. Of all new principle this one could become standard in the world of theatrical special effects. If only they knew how it works. Very few know about the secret of Walter Jeans.

The Angled Round Table:

Invented years ago but still no one uses it, besides some of the biggest names. It is hard for magicians to understand why ‘the secret’ is placed away from the audience. The science behind it goes far beyond the standard magic books.

Optical Wedge Table:

One of the new inventions. The Optical Wedge creates an invisible hiding place. You can hide a wizard or ghost in this hiding place under the table. But this place becomes invisible and people can see right through it. They look at the person but they can’t see him or her because you get to see what is right behind them. A jawdropper if you know it and see it live. It takes an experienced builder who is good at math to calculate the right measurements and angles. But then in your musical you can have a table standing on stage. Performers walk all around it and then suddenly the ghost appears right on the table in a puff of smoke. Or the evil witch gets smaller and smaller to then vanish completely, even with performers standing at the back of the table.

Optical Slot Table:

The Optical Slot is basically an invisible hiding place between two tables. You can see performers walking behind the table through the space between the two plates because of the illusion of the optical slot, while in fact a person is hiding in the space between the tables. You can place a doll on the table and then make it grow slowly to become a real life doll that came to life. Or a beam of light causes a vampire to melt on the table. This principle of the slot is only a couple of months old. It could change the theatre world, if only they could understand it. These are optical illusions and the mind finds them very difficult to understand. The advantage of this one and the Optical Wedge Table is that you can push them on and off stage when you need them in the show. Effects like the Million Dollar Cube need to be build in the décor. These ones can be pushed off right after the effect.

Workshop

Magic Lessons:Be a Magician!!

Learn magic!

Do u wish to be a magical entertainer? A magician who is loved and is famous! An icon at any party or function or popular  in a group of people or in your school or college? Are u a CeEOwho wants to be a magical mangement expert in HRD? If u would be interested in learning a bit of magic then my purpose of the Magic Workshop is to teach new skills and give u opportunity to perform for your guests and entertain in front of a crowd. The benefits of this in the business world is obvious: Confidence Building, Inter- Personal Skills, Communication as well as a huge Morale Boost.

What will you learn at the workshop?

You will learn 20 magic tricks!

What we do

We teach over 20 really cool magic effects. For example: A glass of soda that levitates right in front of everyone’s eyes. An ordinary newspaper that is slowly torn up into many pieces just inches from the audience. They can see and touch the pieces. Then, in a flash, the entire newspaper is totally restored. There is an amusing rope routine, a trick pencil, multiplying balls, an Nepali flag, liquids turning into solids, swords, fire  effects and then of course the one thing that will definitely get everyone’s attention; our live rabbit productions. Lots of bunnies that can be pet and held! We hold nothing back, depending on the ages of the audience members, in performing some of the best magic most people have ever seen!We include some puzzles that you can do while building your presentation skills and self- esteem. .  The Magic workshop will give you an opportunity to learn Sleight of Hand Skills, Stage Performance, Misdirection and Comedy Patter. Best of all you will learn all you need to know to put on a fantastic mini-magic show for your family and friends! Our magic workshops are built around the premise that learning is fun and, with a little practice, anyone can learn to be an Amazing Magician!

Where is the workshop conducted?

Our workshops are conducted at our Magic shop/studio at  janakpur office,near janak chowk. Nepal. We also conduct private workshops at residential places , provided we get minimum 10 students . Each workshop runs one hour in length and is taught by one of our outstanding instructors/ magicians.

Who can attend the workshop?

Workshops are appropriate for children as well as adults, ages 5-70 years old. Adults also can enroll for the workshop. Each workshop can acommodate a maximum of 10 students , this is due to the personalized instructions. The class begins with the magician showing the class a magic trick and giving the students a chance to guess how it was done. (They love that part!) Once the secret is revealed, the magician will go over the mechanics of the tricks with the students , emphasizing magic words to use, gestures and stage presence. The class is very interactive and hands-on, and the students are encouraged to explore their innate creativity.

What is the fee & duration of the workshop?

The fees are Rs2,000/- (Rs.Two thousand Only) . This includes all material and apparatus required to teach 15 tricks and Puzzles, also lecture notes are included .Each workshop is conducted for one hour daily for 3 days . Timings can be fixed between 11am to 6pm . Saturdays we are closed.

After the workshop what next?

After one completes the basic workshop described above ,and is interested in developing this art further, then one can attend our INTER MEDIATE AND ADANCE WORKSHOPS. Each workshop runs one hour in length and is taught by one of our outstanding instructors. If one takes it seriously, one can make a good career out of this art of magic . We also merchandise professional magic equipments.