1) If you're going to have the back signed...use red backed cards. It'll help a lot.
2)Work out a presentation, just a few lines, that play to this impossibility. The card goes into your pocket, you cut three times and there is a face down card (dun dun dun) it's the card that's supposed to be in your pocket...Only, I was confused because not much was said about this and the trick didn't seem to have a point. There was also no justification for putting their card into your pocket at the beginning...why? and why should we care to watch you perform if our card isn't in the deck?
3)Loosen your grip, it's about the only thing I saw wrong with the handling was the death hold you had on the little angels who ride bikes.
Overall it was an okay performance. I was able to watch the whole thing, which is saying something...I cut a lot of videos off half way through (sometimes sooner) if they make me cringe at any point. If you loosen your grip just a bit and work out a reason for everything that goes on then it could be an okay trick.
I do wonder though, if the trick is (essentially) changing a name on the back of the card, why cut packets and find it face down? Why even have other cards after it's been signed on both sides?
2) Okay, I'll try, and You're right, I didn't build the first part up enough, but hey, always a work in progress, right?
as for the last question, I don't know, ask Paul Harris. haha
Thanks! you're right, I'll work on it.so i watched the video w/out sound. (im in class) but i really had no clue what was going on and it didnt look too magical to me. i feel that the color of the deck didnt help much.
also the handling looked MAD stiff and very like confuzed.
but yea hold the deck softer cause you look like very clenched with the holding.
also work on getting your dls using a pushoff to get the break, because you bring your hands together to get the double off the deck, and it really takes too long, your hands should not be together for that long. something triggers the unnaturalness of the hands singnalling something wrong.
but i'll re watch the effect with some sound later and leave a comment on that.
2) It's a simple matter of saying more or saying something different to emphasize their card impossibly jumped from pocket to deck.
And I'll definitely ask him next time I see him
It is something you should ask yourself everytime you perform an effect though, 'What's going on, why do I do this? Why is this here?' Even if it's a proven effect that's been done by every magician ever you should ask 'Why?'
The effect, initially, is a transposition...and then an ink change? I don't know, a stronger effect (IMO) wouldn't have the cutting sequence...sign the front and back and then you place it in their hands...make a comment like 'wait...no...I was supposed to sign the back...' and go into some magical moment and then show it changed.
Thanks! was there anything good about the video?
Thanks! I'll video my ACR sometime, It's one of the best effects I do, and it's sort of my own, because I structured it on my own, but it is quite similar to darly's.Why of course!
You were performing for a live audience (not the camera itself) Always a positive thing.
Your spectator (while only one) was well managed, your instructions were clear and you didn't stumble over everything you were saying (a little bit of confusion after card vanished, before taken out of your pocket, but that's somewhat purposeful)
While somewhat muddled in the middle, the effect ended well and I do believe she'll remember it the way you intend (impossible changing of a signature).
I still don't like the structure of the effect, maybe presented differently it would change my mind, but overall I'm not a fan. Nothing personal (as it isn't your effect anyway) just my thoughts.
This trick reminds me of Stickman Sam. Honestly, what I am happy about this video is the fact that you get out and perform people. Work on your smoothness and I know that it is a work of progress. I really hope that you can improve in the near time future.