This is just a fabulous effect that leaves your audience gobsmacked. Very good well made gimmick, good instruction video with all the explanations you could wish for. Once you are comfortable with how this works and practice the routine, this really has a stunning effect on your audience.
The visual impact of this effect is stunning. If you're anything like me you'll keep wanting to watch it happen, which is good for practice! The gimmick is fairly easy to use but this is not a self-worker. You'll need to be able to perform some simple sleights to get the best out of it. My major concern with this is there aren't many workable suggestions in the video to help you introduce the gimmick without it looking clumsy. The instructions assume that you've already got the gimmick in place. I have experimented and it's possible to have it with a deck of cards in a card box, and if it feels like a tight squeeze you could always lose a few cards from the deck to create the space - it would not have taken much thought to include an idea like that. One more thing - you will need to provide your own deck of cards (red bicycles for my gimmick),
Having said that the instructional video (you will need online access) is fairly thorough and easy to follow. There are some clever touches that help bring the animation to life and unlike Matt's review I don't think there is a problem with not being able to flash the back of the gimmick as it's taken out of play subtly and completely.
I really love this effect. The light morphing looks so beautiful. You get a nice long tutorial and an array of interchangeable letters and numbers to use.
Also the gimmick makes the morphing so subtle. It really appears the light flows.
As apparent in the trailer you cannot even flash the other side of the card which is a shame. While no spec will guess how the trick actually works they will surmise something
Having a look at the gimmick i took inspiration and made a gimmick which can be flashed both sides and i think really adds credibility to the effect.
Overall a beautiful effect, however a sharp spectator will come to conclusions which impacts on the overall magic I feel.
(Posted on 25/02/2017)
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Why won't people immediately want to examine the card with the animated light?
Question by: Patrick on 15 Dec 2016 07:36:00
"Please let Patrick know that people will want to examine the card and that is fine, they can before and after the effect. If you follow the handlings taught exactly you will see that any switching etc. is done on the off beat and after that moment the gaff is completely gone and out of play. So by the time they want to look at things it is already long gone. This knowledge has been gleaned from 100's of performances with all kinds of different humans.
"The gimmick will stay in the same preset position, I simply baked into the routines moments were you can have a quick glance at the gimmick mid-performance before you place it over the light so you can be sure you have the perfect beginning point of light.. this was more for performers who might be less than careful with their gimmick and have it loose in their pocket etc. before beginning. If you set it up as it is taught in the download you will be fine. It is totally understandable at first feel a bit nervous and I was too, because you are holding in your hand a serious piece of kit !! but keep in mind...like in the trailer...she picks any card..examines...holds it over light etc....no suspicion on card....all focus goes on the light ....half way through the animation they rub the card and wave hand under it....it is all about the light moving...light goes away...they are astonished at what just happened....secret tool gets rid of gaff they are handed same card they looked at and examined in the beginning. My point being the card is very much secondary in spectators eyes compared to what the light is doing. As a magician you feel nervous because of what the insanely gaffed card is doing!! So as a performer I suggest really just focusing on the light yourself and you will be into it and out of it effortlsessly.
Answer by: Bro Gilbert (Admin) on 15 Dec 2016 07:41:00