You received a weird, rare, possibly illegal "Card Puzzle" in the mail. You open the envelope and pour out four torn card pieces onto your normal deck.
And now for the STRANGEST THING you've ever seen...
Slowly, gradually, hauntingly, the pile of TORN PIECES COME TO LIFE! Each piece starts to CREEP and TWIST and TURN on top of the deck... as they gradually ASSEMBLE THEMSELVES into the shape of a COMPLETE CARD!
And yes...THE CARD IS RESTORED, EXAMINABLE AND CAN BE GIVEN AWAY.
A & R Gimmick is completely self-contained on the envelope.
Nothing attached to the body or deck
Perform any time your feel like it.
Normal deck is clean and completely unprepared.
Re-sets in seconds
Easy to do. No palming
Make your own gimmick to Animate and Restore pieces of business cards, game cards, tarot cards or photos.
MAKE YOUR T&R COME TO LIFE WITH A & R
Complete with long lasting tyvec envelope, gimmick and DVD.
For $35 bucks you get a very visual, self contained miracle that's extremely fidgety and not as easy to set up/reset as the ad copy claims.
The DVD production is excellent. The teaching segments, however, were very often hard to follow. I had to rewind multiple times and pause and stop and rewatch to make sure I was keeping up. That could just mean I'm slow, or it could mean that the explanations weren't clear enough.
The gimmick itself is well made. However, without exposing part of it, I'll just say that it is sometimes too aggressive thus causing some "sticky" situations that are hard to recover from in performance.
While it's true that this can be done "any time you feel like it," and it is all completely self-contained, there are still some hang ups. First, getting the pieces out of the envelope onto the deck of cards is very awkward. You'll notice in the teaser that there were a few "funny" cuts. This is because it's tricky to get the pieces out of... [Read More]
Jesse Feinberg’s “Animate & Restore” is an animated torn and restored card, wherein the magician brings out an envelope, dumps out 4 torn pieces of a card on top of the deck, then the pieces visually rearrange into a complete card, which is then handed to the spectator for examination. It’s a unique and memorable effect, unlike anything the spectator will have seen.
The effect is very pretty to watch and has several aspects to commend it. The use of an envelope allows the performer to introduce the effect at any point in a set, allowing him to perform several card effects prior to performing “Animate & Restore.” At the end of the effect the restored card is completely examinable, as is the deck. For an effect as gimmicked as this one is, this level of practicality and examinability is impressive.
The main problem is in the instruction and handling. Mr. Feinberg, like many young, prolific inventors of magic, is a terrible teacher, and appears woefully unprepared.... [Read More]