Smiley by Laurent Mikelfield
"Now THAT'S a breakfast!"
Would we go all that way for something mediocre? You bet not.
We filmed four projects over there, amidst an avalanche of croissants, excellent coffee, and checking out good looking french women. We rented a studio and lived at the studio while we were filming. Our view was of Notre Dame about a block away, and the Eiffel T in the distance.
How much fun it was discussing and working on these effects with our wonderful French counterparts. You realize they have some superb workers over there don't you?
"Magic Dream Magic Shop. Best ever."
But best of all, we filmed SMILEY. And smile we did. We all love this trick and we think it will become a classic of sorts. You NEED fast, clean working effects that you can bust out anytime. This one works like a CHARM.
"Filming with Bebel in the Pigalle district"
The gimmick takes time and care to build, but WE build it FOR you, and we wanted to give you TWO just to be sure. But a single gimmick will last hundreds and hundreds of performances.
We encourage you to go for the Buy button on this one, believe us, you won't regret it. You'll be too busy having a blast performing this wunderkind of a trick and, well... smiling your pants off!
Er, have a nice day. Merci! ☺
It is very good I thought the gimmick will break easily but I used it for a week now and it hasn't break extremely good quality worth buying
I've gotten upwards to 15 performances out of a single gimmick, but I've also had it not be so reliable in a not so perfect situation. Great idea, and the gimmick can be used in several other ways if you lend your imagination. Well worth the purchase...
Smiley is brilliant. I got many warnings about how the gimmick breaks easily but I had it for a while now and it's still working. The DVD shows many ways to do the trick. Scroll back up and buy it.
Not what I was expecting for sure... The gimmicks are very fragile so be incredibly careful with them. Make sure to practice drawing the EXACT smiley face before attempting this trick. Make sure to read the email and letter inside the baggy that contains the gimmicks it will save you from buying an extra because of a little mistake. Its good for what it is just not the caliber I am used to from Ellusionist. The video is extremely well taught I was left with no questions after and I cant stress this enough watch the video first then try to follow along with the gimmick otherwise you'll miss little handling tips that are very important.
with a gentle touch, this trick's gimmick should last about 10 performances. a bit fragile, hence the 4-star. LOVE the idea though. "Le Visual"- L. Mikelfield
When I first saw the video, I knew I had to have this trick. I read the reviews about how the gimmick is very fragile, but I thought I would just be sure to take care of it. When I purchased it and received it in the mail and watched the DVD I thought the trick was genious. I followed the instruction on the DVD and was very careful with the gimmick, but after just one time of using it, the gimmick would not work properly; you could see how the trick was done. The DVD comes with 2 gimmicks so I thought I would try the other one, it did the same thing. Ellusionist has great customer service and sent me 2 replacements when I called and explained what had happened. When I received them, they both did the same thing, they failed after just one use, and I am following the instructions on the DVD perfectly. I love Ellusionist and I love this trick, it is a great concept, but the gimmick just does not work. I would give the trick 5 stars, but I can only give it 1 because the gimmick just does not allow you to perform it more than once.
I like this effect but for me the only place I feel comfortable performing it would be on video. The gimmick is fairly fragile yet clever. It is simple to perform and there are no angle issues. I dislike how fragile the gimmick is and it is fairly visible in bright light, for this reason I can't see my self doing it regularly, even if it is a beautiful effect.
The trick is visually stunning and has many uses. It's fairly simple to operate the gimmick and it leaves people stunned/crying/urinating with disbelief. Of course, with the use of a gimmick comes the difficulties associated with using a gimmick: for one, you have to make sure the audience is unaware of the gimmick and secondly, you have to make sure you don't break the gimmick. With this trick, the gimmick is very easy to break so be careful! Instructions on how to make a new gimmick would be great, although there's nothing to stop you figuring it out for yourself.
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In my opinion it looks a lot better over the internet then it does live! the gimmick is very fragile. I gotta admit it's a good trick but, it wouldn't be something I use on a regular basis. Plus, sometimes they catch the secret because the gimmick gets old and stretchy!