Once in a while it comes
across a trick with a method that is as inspiring and whimsical as the
effect it creates.
"AmazeBox" is the best example of this that we've ever encountered
(think of the wow factor of the best Tenyo items...but this one you
can use onstage for hundreds of people). It is simply, elegantly this:
a box that switches and forces without you ever touching it. No electronics.
In fact, the method is most closely related to origami.
this: you ask everyone in the audience to write down their favorite
song (or first kiss, or three-digit number, or whatever you want) on
a slip of paper and drop it into the cardboard box at the foot of the
stage. The box never goes out of sight and (truly) nobody touches it.
During your show, you invite a spectator to approach the box and open
it, then reach inside and remove any slip at random. In the act of opening
the box, the spectator unknowingly switches all the audience's papers
for an entirely different batch of slips you prepared in advance. Use
this to force a favorite song or number or celebrity name. THEN, you
can use the information written by the spectators later on in the show.
will immediately identify the many, many opportunities this little box
affords. It's as light as air, can be decorated or repurposed in any
way you like, and is quite possibly the only effect we've produced that
is easier than easy. The spectator switches the papers. You don't even
touch the box.
absolutely thrilled with the ingenuity of this incredible little box,
and the way the box is designed and folded makes the switch automatic.
It's impossible to fail and, we think, impossible to figure out. The
fun, toy factor is undeniable, but true professionals will find this
piece invaluable. We are grateful to the creative Mark Shortland for
working with Vanishing Inc. Magic on this exciting new release.