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Ching, Michael A.: New Animations
The Dancing Handkerchief Book, HI
©1991 A Magical Entertainments Publication
Softcover, comb-bound, 8.5x11", 142 pages
New Animations
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Michael A. Ching: New Animations

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Contents:

3 Dedication
4 Forward (Michael A. Ching)
6 Threat Tails - A Brief Hostory

7 Great Animations
9 Harry Blackstone & Harry Blackstone, Jr.
15 Leon Mandrake & The Spirit of Katy King
21 Ralph Adams Out of the Blue

25 Materials & Hardware
27 Thread Section
29 Backgrounds & Backdrops
33 Hookup Hardware
34 The Bottle
35 Corks
37 Handkerchiefs
38 The Topknot
38 The Kit

39 Stagecraft
40 Lighting Technique
44 Avoiding Performance Hazards
46 Line Work for Video & Film
47 Performance Notes from John Calvert
49 The Routine; Sustaining Interest
49 Soundtrack, Music & Effects
50 Finding Operators/Assistants
51 Rehearsal
52 Rehearsal Video Recording for Review & Training

53 Stage Line Designs
55 "Katy King" the Genii in the Bottle (Leon Mandrake)
61 The Resisting Line Method - Classic
63 Ralph Adams Dancing Hanks
67 Ralph Adams New Dancing Hanks
75 The Loop Method - Classic
77 Bottle Dancer (Michael Ching)
79 Lovecraft's Leaper (Harry Lovecraft)
81 Short Circuit (Michael Ching)
85 Lifeline (Karrell Fox)

93 The Miniature Haunted House
93 Effects & Animations
95 House Construction
97 Method
97 Props
102 Presentation & Patter

107 New Animations
109 Wire Work
110 The Monster Mechanical - Commercial Animators
111 Pocketgeist
113 Pocket Mover
114 Laugh Attack
115 The Ghost Charmer
117 Simple Basket Animator - Ghost Charmer II
119 Spine Animation
121 The Long Spine
123 Agitators
127 The Haunted Table
128 Cork Topper
129 Other Animation Devices

131 New Business
132 New Data on Chips
133 Bottle Levitation Finale (Gary Darwin)
134 Spook Through a Hoop
135 The Bouncer
135 Gary Darwin's Living Bra
136 Flash Spook to Dove
137 The Pop Up Phantom
137 The Great Paper Bag Escape

140 Acknowledgements
142 About the Author



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