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video review:



Silhouette is unlike anything you've witnessed before. With a simple shadow, Tobias Dostal creates a moment so pure, so impossible, and so visceral that it could start a religion. Simply put, Silhouette gives you the uncanny ability to manipulate and interact with shadows. 

With Silhouette, you have ultimate control over the realm of shadows. You can take a shadow and pluck it into reality. You can freeze your shadow in time. You can form shadows from things that don't exist. You can steal your spectator's shadow. You can even create a misbehaving shadow that snatches objects from your very hands (sometimes it'll even tickle you). Your shadows can be lighthearted, downright mischievous, or simply unexplainable, you decide. 

What you receive:

  • The ability to create and manipulate 12 unique shadows
  • Nearly an hour's worth of in-depth explanation from Tobias Dostal
  • 12 routines and ideas included to get you started, but the possibilities are limitless once you see the gimmick!
  • Any smart phone can be used as a light source
  • Can be done with a borrowed phone
  • Phone is never rigged
  • Resets instantly
  • Packs small plays big
  • Stealthy and quiet
  • Perfect for magicians, mentalists, and even mediums
  • Shadows are compatible with all countries worldwide
  • Shadows can be yours or even borrowed

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Wonderful review as usual.  Not my thing so I won't be buying one but I did want to share one thought.  To me the skeleton shadow is so wrong for this effect.  The beauty of this effect (to me) is how organic it is.  Everyone knows about shadows, we see them every day.  To be able to now take a shadow and interact with it, control it, even battle it, is genius.  Introducing goofy schtick to me just spoils the whole thing.  Maybe I am in the minority but I truly believe if you stick with the basic shadow effects you will be better off.  Just my $.02.
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Just bought this.

I’ll review it soon.

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@RayJ -  I think the "skeleton shadow" thing you are seeing is C-3p0 - you must be a Star Trek guy - LOL
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@RayJ -  I think the "skeleton shadow" thing you are seeing is C-3p0 - you must be a Star Trek guy - LOL


You are right!  Upon a second look it is obviously C-3po.  I stand by my comment that it takes it in a direction that I think cheapens it.  Much prefer the other shadow choices.

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I received it yesterday.

When I was a little boy, I saw a hand shadow artist named Albert Almoznino perform on the Ed Sullivan show (c.1968).

It really stayed with me. By the time I was 10, I could do a bird a German Shepherd a bunny and an uncanny profile of Richard Nixon.

A month ago I was playing with the idea of hand shadows. I’d come up with a few ideas… The flying bird drops a quail egg, the dog swallows a milk bone… The bunny farts… You can’t see it but it smells like carrots… Then Nixon coughs up a cassette tape. That last one is sure to play great with the youngsters.

I was pleasantly stunned to see the trailer for Silhouette and to find Gregory Wilson’s endorsement.

I purchased it immediately.

I’m not all the way through the tutorial but I can tell you the gimmicks are solid… There are numerous possibilities and the C-3PO? Well, it’s something I won’t use, but it seems perfect for kid shows or maybe an IT convention—Imagine using it with a small C-3PO action figure. The fact of the matter is, you have 11 other shadows that contribute to a flood of ideas.

I’m going to use Silhouette to cap off the handshadow routine I’ve been working on… It really was kismet to see this release, just as I was preparing to pay tribute to the inspiration of Mr. Almoznino.

Tobias Dostal’s creation is precisely the kind of output that convinces me we are in the midst of a magic renaissance.
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I received it yesterday.

When I was a little boy, I saw a hand shadow artist named Albert Almoznino perform on the Ed Sullivan show (c.1968).

It really stayed with me. By the time I was 10, I could do a bird a German Shepherd a bunny and an uncanny profile of Richard Nixon.

A month ago I was playing with the idea of hand shadows. I’d come up with a few ideas… The flying bird drops a quail egg, the dog swallows a milk bone… The bunny farts… You can’t see it but it smells like carrots… Then Nixon coughs up a cassette tape. That last one is sure to play great with the youngsters.

I was pleasantly stunned to see the trailer for Silhouette and to find Gregory Wilson’s endorsement.

I purchased it immediately.

I’m not all the way through the tutorial but I can tell you the gimmicks are solid… There are numerous possibilities and the C-3PO? Well, it’s something I won’t use, but it seems perfect for kid shows or maybe an IT convention—Imagine using it with a small C-3PO action figure. The fact of the matter is, you have 11 other shadows that contribute to a flood of ideas.

I’m going to use Silhouette to cap off the handshadow routine I’ve been working on… It really was kismet to see this release, just as I was preparing to pay tribute to the inspiration of Mr. Almoznino.

Tobias Dostal’s creation is precisely the kind of output that convinces me we are in the midst of a magic renaissance.


I'm so excited to get this! It should be arriving tomorrow. I'm going to be in L.A. on July 12-14th. Will you be around?

Rudy

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I will be here Rudy… Let’s hang out!
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