THE MATERIALIZATION OF THE BOTTLE FROM
THE BALL OF FIRE
LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE REAL MAGIC,
YOU'LL SWEAR YOU ARE SEEING A HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL
A Touch of Glass -
Created by Steven and Michael Pignataro ( also known as the Mirror
Images) in collaboration with Justin Holbrook and Peter Loughran. Steven,
Michael and Justin approached Peter with a clever new way of producing an open
bottle of wine at any time during your show. The effect had been used in the
Mirror Images' live stage show. Peter then took the idea, refined the
design, added his own additions and handlings to the effect and began
manufacturing the special apparatus through his company Master of Illusions
Entertainment. The result is an easy, clean and visual production of an open
wine bottle from seemingly thin air, that looks like REAL MAGIC!
1 - The performer introduces a small piece of
tissue paper and draws a picture of a bottle on to it with a marker. The paper
is now lit on fire, and suddenly a real full size 750 ml glass bottle of
wine begins to materialize from the neck down, until the entire bottle has
appeared! It looks like REAL MAGIC or a HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECT!
2 - The performer introduces a wine glass
with silk filling the inside of the glass, proving that nothing can be
hidden inside the silk. His jacket, vest or over shirt is shown empty, and his
sleeves are rolled up. The silk is removed and shown empty, the silk is gathered
up and a real full size 750 ml glass bottle of wine instantly
What is "A Touch
of Glass" - You receive a complete and
clever wine bottle production system, that is simple, easy to use, easy to set
up or reset, that allows you to produces an elegant and visual production of a
REAL and OPEN bottle of wine (or other bottle varieties).
The system is comprised of several special components
that make up the production apparatus, and allows you to set it up different
ways for different effects and productions. All you will need is some very basic
practice and a jacket, vest or over shirt to conceal the special system. The
system has built in safety features, and even has an 'Anti-Flashing'
system so there there is no fear of the bottle making a pre-mature appearance
before the magic is supposed to happen while you are performing other effects.
The system has the ability to deliver the bottle to
you in several different ways that allow you to use this with many different
types of productions, whether you are producing the bottle from an empty
newspaper, silk or visually from a ball of fire. In addition the bottle can be
produced lightning fast from the ball of fire, or by using Peter's unique
handling, you can make the bottle appear slowly as seen in the demo video
starting form the neck down, materializing itself visually from top to bottom
making it look like REAL MAGIC, or something you would see in a Harry Potter
- A Touch of Glass, can be
performed completely surrounded.
- Features an Anti-Flashing system so there is
no fear of the bottle being seen prematurely while performing other
- Works with a variety of bottles other than
wine bottles, such as pop bottles, liquor bottles, beer bottles, Champaign
- The bottle is open and contains actual liquid ready
to be poured.
- The system keeps the bottle "locked" until needed,
preventing spillage and it is "locked" comfortably while you perform other
- You end clean with nothing to ditch or get rid
- No sleeves required.
- The inside of your jacket can be shown empty prior
to the production, which has fooled some of the most knowledgeable
- A Touch of Glass can be performed
- Great for stage, celebrations, restaurants, or
produce a pop bottle at your next birthday party show.