April 30th, 2012 2:01pm
|While this effect has a lot going for it, there are so many hinky moments in the routine, that is seems more like an early version of a much better routine. There is also so much going on with this effect, that it’s next to impossible to explain what the effect is later. I know because I tried explaining it to a friend after watching the DVD, and I could not remember the exact series of events.
The amount of unnatural moments in this routine is staggering. This ranges from the obvious moment of taking a second picture of their hand, to tearing the card for no reason, to a sloppy shuttle pass of the torn card, and the transparent move of him loading the card under the phone. While I’m sure many lay audiences won’t catch all these moves, there are just too many of them in this routine.
People also know about the technology and properties of the iPhone used to create the magic moment, so I’m sure most people will perceive this as you being clever with an iPhone, and not a magic effect.
Finally, the performance is less than compelling, and the explanation is dry, so it doesn’t make you care to learn this at all. I’m sure there is a clear, impossible effect with an iPhone out there somewhere, but this is sadly not it.
Product info for Trick Photography
Author: Gore, SteveAverage Rating: (2)Retail Price: $29.95
There are lots of i-Phone tricks out there, mainly apps, but we think we have the best trick ever!
This trick is perfect for all magicians, equally at home on the street or as a stand-alone close-up routine for mix and mingle performers. This DVD features 5 routines using freely selected playing cards, bank notes, credit cards and even a borrowed driving license! All are easy to do and explained in intricate detail by the creator Steve Gore. Alongside is magician Shaun McCree asking all the right questions to ensure you learn this superb piece of magic almost immediately.
Best of all, you don't even need to own an i-phone to perform this trick... just borrow one! (Works on all i-phone models).
Stick em Up
Imagine having a card selected from a regular deck, signed and then ripped in two, one piece to be kept by the spectator. A sticker is now stuck to the back of the playing card and the name of the card is written on the it for all to see. The magician now BORROWS ANY I-PHONE and takes a photo of the selected card on the SPECTATOR'S HAND, captured forever in their phone.
NOW FOR THE AMAZING PART!
The magician takes the card and shows the back containing the sticker. He now places a lighter flame over the card and magically the letters now morph into the word gone. When the card is turned around it is now BLANK. The card really has vanished!
The magician explains that the only proof their card ever existed is inside their phone on the photograph taken a minute earlier. Taking the phone he rips the card from the photo into 3 dimensional reality, leaving just an empty hand on their phone! They match the card with the piece that was torn from it and it matches! The magician now gives then their phone back with a lasting and memorable souvenir!
Killer presentation, little pocket space needed, no need for envelopes. Re-usable gimmicks!
Gone with the Force
The original knockout presentation. A card is chosen, signed, torn, photographed on a borrowed i-phone and then cleanly placed into a small envelope. The name of the chosen card is written clearly on the front of the envelope and then sealed inside. A lighter is now waved over the card name on the front of the envelope and mysteriously the name changes to the word GONE! The envelope is opened by the spectator and the card has indeed vanished!
The magician now picks up the borrowed phone and magically rips the photographed card out into 3 dimensional reality. The card and phone are given back to the spectator to keep as a memorable souvenir.
A knockout, original presentation with east reset. The force really is strong!
Any card, not forced, signed and torn with an added spooky vanish!
Using borrowed signed bill, banknote, credit card or even driving license, who needs cards!
When I'm calling you
Using a stack of your business cards, a pen and a lighter...That's it... And a spectators phone, who will be calling you afterward!
Comes with full instructional DVD with 5 routines, Envelopes, blank Bicycle Playing Card, Labels and a special pen.
Running Time Approximately: 1hr 28min