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Topic: I need advice!
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Jan 2, 2003 11:24AM)
I scored a job for a bank. The bank manager wants me to come in and perform for all the bank employees. She wants money tricks. I figure I will do my Miser's Dream routine. Any other suggestions as to knockout stand up money routines?

Thanking you guys in advance,

Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Jan 2, 2003 11:31AM)
Billswitch to mismade bill and back.

"Top Billing" Matrix from Paul Cummins' "Up In Smoke" video which uses two bills to cover 4 coins.

Grab Ammar's Easy To Master Money Miracles DVDs or videos. They include a whole bunch of money related routines (bills, coins, etc.).
Message: Posted by: GeorgeG (Jan 2, 2003 11:34AM)
If you have "Ultra Cervon" there is a card warp trick called Warp II on page 88 that is a knockout. Yes, you probably would say that this is a card trick but it's a fantastic routine and you do use paper money.
Message: Posted by: Andrew E. Miller (Jan 2, 2003 01:29PM)
Do some routines from Reed McClintocks Knucklebusters or Troy Hooser's Destroyers. Do a Bill in Lemon or Bill to Impossible location.

Message: Posted by: BenSchwartz (Jan 2, 2003 03:00PM)
The Mint by Johnson. The Mint was originally made by Alan Wakeling. It is a trick where the magician explains how money is made. It is really cool. If you have a question PM me. I have one I am looking to sell.
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Jan 2, 2003 05:06PM)
Thanks, Ben. I already owned that trick and sold mine. I really liked it. I think I will be performing for at least 20 people (probably a lot more). I think the mint may be too small. But keep the ideas coming, guys they are starting to get my mind moving in the right direction.
Message: Posted by: JSMagic (Jan 2, 2003 05:29PM)
Deluxe Pen thru dollar. For 25 buvks extra you get a nicer pen and its examinable w/o a switch. Josh
Message: Posted by: spiral-stares (Jan 2, 2003 06:35PM)
Ted Lesley's Bank Night type effect from Paramiracles. You put a stack of 100 dollar bills into an opaque envelope that is then mixed in with four other envelopes that have stacks of newspaper cut to the size of bills in them. then the audience gets to decide which four envelopes to burn. This should get your employers riled up.
Message: Posted by: Dan LeFay (Jan 2, 2003 06:53PM)
Any shortchange routine with bills.
Hornswoggeld, Fred Kaps 11 bill trick, or Easymoney from Pat Page and Kaps.
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Jan 2, 2003 08:04PM)
Larry West's Fast Eddie (think that's what he called it) where you turn four one dollar bills into a one, a two, a five, and a ten.
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jan 2, 2003 10:28PM)
Slow Burn by Richard Sanders.
Message: Posted by: Sneakers (Jan 3, 2003 05:18AM)
Any good and quick Coins Across routine is always a winner (magic that happens in your spectator's hands...).

In "Spectators Don't Exist" Jon Allen has a very nice 3 coin routine that also uses a shell. Quick, clean, and relatively easy.

As at least part of your act, make the money move, appear, or vanish from their hands if at all possible. You can't get any better magic than that!

Best of luck!
Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Jan 3, 2003 08:58AM)
Yes, Sneakers, I agree. I love John's coins across. It is sweet. I am interested in slow burn, but I do not have a dvd player. I guess I am behind the times. I just have a regular old vcr. Maybe I'm too cheap to spring for a dvd player.

I like these bill ideas. I will work on some.

Let me advise a link to a great move. It is well worth the download. http://members.chello.at/brainshifter/hypnobill/hypnobill.html

It is called hypnobill "The most visual bill change ever witnessed." I just saw it last night when browsing through the video/dvd sale section. It looks nice. I may consider that (since I don't have a dvd player for slow burn).
Message: Posted by: Payne (Jan 3, 2003 10:27AM)
Newspaper to bills and six bill repeat would be worth looking into
Message: Posted by: highmagic (Feb 3, 2004 02:05PM)
Give them a sealed prediction, and ask for the combination of the safe
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Feb 3, 2004 02:42PM)
How about Bill-oon. Check out Mark Jenest's "Miracles While You Wait"

I do a version of that effect everywhere.... strolling, parlor, stage, and sometimes just for myself.

Message: Posted by: twistedace (Feb 3, 2004 03:04PM)
I like the idea of Ted Lesley's Bank Night. I think that a good coins across would be hard to be beat. I suggest Micheal Ammar's Incredible Coins across, from the book the Magic of Michael Ammar and I believe it's on the first Money Miracles video by him too but I'm not sure.

Bill Switch would be a must for the bank. And I also think that bill to lemon/impossible location would be very good.

You say for 20 or so people, is this walkaround or is it an actual show like parlor magic, also how long will you be working? If it's parlor, go with the bank night, bill to impossible location, miser's dream, floating bill possibly - bigger things that everyone can watch at the same time and be entertained by.

If it's close up walkaround go with bill switch, coins across, matrix/shadow coins routine if you have a table. And if it were me, I'd mix it up and put some other close up material in too that don't have to do with money. Just because you have a theme doesn't mean you have to only use one prop. You can easily work patter towards money for other tricks like cups and balls, three card monte, btw - I love that comedy vault combo prediction.

The people in the bank work with money all day so on one hand, yes they will love to see it do something different other than leave their hands but on the other hand, they work with it ALL DAY LONG so you might want to switch it up.

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Blackwood (Feb 3, 2004 03:55PM)
Maybe you could do a cup and balls with balled-up dollar bills? Maybe produce gambler's roll as the big finish?

My great-grandfather used to floor me with wadded up paper balls and his fedora.

Message: Posted by: BradleyNott (Feb 3, 2004 07:18PM)
Fruit Cup by John Carney.

It's a bill to lemon in the guise of a one cup and ball routine.
Message: Posted by: Chris "linkster" Watson (Feb 4, 2004 02:14AM)
How about doing a bank vault to your bank account, money across?
I'm sure a few well placed mirrors and a computer screen with your bank account scrolling through numbers until it reached a few million would create quite a stir!!!
You could make it your fair well performance from the bank :wavey:

N.B This is a joke by the way, just in case you do decide to pull the job..oops I mean magic trick :cool:
I had nothing to do with it..Okay!!!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 4, 2004 02:23AM)
Fred Kap's Paper to Money
Seabrooke's Signed Bill in Envelope in Sealed Wallet
Inflation - Small Bill To Jumbo Bill
Six Bill Repeat By Tom Boyer

Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Feb 4, 2004 05:29PM)
Pen Through anything (using a bill) is very strong.

Cash Ladder by Dan Harlan is good.

Sankey has a bill transposition on one of the "Best" videos that is solid.

Just a trio of bits that you might want to consider.

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Mar 8, 2004 11:31PM)
$1 TO $1,000,000
Wonderland Bill
$5 and $1 Transpo
Floating Bill
Fire Wallet
Message: Posted by: Chris Thibault (Mar 9, 2004 10:29AM)
Richard Osterlind has a great "Bank Night" effect if you looking for something like that. The "Wonderland Dollar" is a puzzling effect. Bill transpos, 3D Cash. Sankey has a nice effect on his "Best OF" dvds where holes are punches into four corners of a bill and they come together like a matrix effect (Not sure of the name). Like Dan said, chack out Ammar's Easy to Master Money Miracles DVDs. There's a lot of info on there.
Message: Posted by: harris (Mar 10, 2004 02:04PM)
Coin that falls up.

Pat Page's paper to bill or the more "modern" version.

3D gives you two changes.

Of course doing routines that you enjoy and have done for awhile will probably go over better than ones you just "throw in".