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Topic: Bullseye
Message: Posted by: shane (Nov 22, 2008 03:49PM)
I promised Brent I would not mention this until it was available. Well last night I got an email that said it is available through him before the release date of Dec something.

Anyway I pick up a copy at the unconventional convention. As you all know I am a huge fan of Brent's thinking and this effect lives up to that cleverness that is Brent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmRU1OBJwiU

The best part is you do not even need a dart board. Brent told me you can do it into a tree, a fence or a wall. Pretty much anything you can stick a dart into. I am telling you this method is very clever and so easy.


Shane
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Nov 25, 2008 10:04PM)
Shane it seems to be true that magicians are horrible at keeping secrets. :)

Doc Eason picked up a copy of the DVD at the convention and I just got a very pleasant email from him and he had this to say.

"I love this .. it is practical ... not very difficult. and the effect on the audience is crushing." -Doc Eason

I have been getting nothing but great responses from everyone that has gotten one of the early release copies Of BULLSEYE. I do have a few copies left before the Dec 15th release date if you are interested in a prerelease copy pm me or email me at brent@decksliesandvideotape.com

To answer some of the questions I seem to be getting in emails.

No palming, no special deck, no special dart board, No secret assistants. The card can be signed, the dart can be signed and yes even the dart board can be signed. Did I mention everything can be examined?

You do not have to toss the deck, someone else can toss it.
No monkeying around with the deck or learning to hold back one card and really trying to pin it.

This effect is easy and 2 version are taught on the DVD one for close-up situations and one for stage.

No this is not the version done by Blaine on Dive of Death. I created this in 2001 and you can read more about that in the youtube video.

If you can throw a dart you can and will do BULLSEYE.



Any questions feel free to email me,

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: Mr.Dennis (Nov 25, 2008 11:05PM)
Brent performed it at the Comedy Club in Louisville last month. You could hear "gasp" when the sign card was impaled. It's a KILLER!
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Nov 30, 2008 11:38AM)
Just wanted to thank everyone who picked up a prerelease copy of Bullseye. I shipped those copies today so you all should be getting them sometime this week.

Please let us know when they arrive and feel free to post a reviews here on the Café.

I do still have 3 prerelease copies left these are available by paypaling $20 to brent@decksliesandvideotape.com.

When this releases on Dec 15th it will retail for $30 and be available through your local shop or favorite online dealer and of course http://www.decksliesandvideotape.com

I look forward to hearing what you all think of the effect.

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Dec 1, 2008 06:41PM)
The prerelease copies are all gone now. I shipped the last 3 this morning. They should be arriving in a few days. Let me know what you think.

In the mean time I have added a presale button to my website and will continue to honor the $20 price including free shipping until the Dec 15th release date. Please understand that those units will not ship until Dec 15th as I currently have no DVD's on hand.

Thanks again for the huge interest in this effect I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: BHart24 (Dec 4, 2008 06:23PM)
I just received the DVD in the mail today, and was able to watch it immediately. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.

I'm a big fan of having certain things in the repertoire that can be performed in an organic setting, and this routine fits the bill nicely. I really like the idea that I can be in a place that has a dartboard nearby and know that I have an effect that can really devastate an audience ready to go should the opportunity present itself.

Every aspect of the effect has been very clearly covered during the teaching portion, and the method is broken up into different steps, each addressing different issues and questions that might arise. Two different presentations are covered, one being the more informal "bar" version, and the other a stage version that makes use of an assistant (but not a stooge). The stage version offers a few added subtleties and comic elements than the impromptu. There is a slight bit of preparation involved, but no gimmicks of any kind are employed during the trick. The prep time is very short, less than a minute I'm guessing and it is not complicated. The method itself is very straightforward and practical, and with a bit of smart practice is not difficult to master. Once you do you will have an awesome effect in your arsenal that can be set up and performed at a moments notice.

These are my initial reactions to watching through the DVD for the first time. I can't wait to try this out on a real audience and see how well this plays. This is something I will use in the right circumstance, and therefore it was very much worth the price.
Message: Posted by: davidpaul$ (Dec 4, 2008 07:19PM)
Received mine yesterday and watched it twice. I agree with BHart24. I had an idea about the handling since I went to a Chad Long lecture which Brent credits for the idea behind Bulls-eye. I know I would not have come up with Brent's handling. It was darn clever. As mentioned everything is gone over in detail. I'm pleased with my purchase !!!! The only down side was the corny song at the end. I did smile though. Good Job Brent. I'm off to buy a dart board game to pump a little more money in to the economy.
DP
Message: Posted by: BHart24 (Dec 5, 2008 01:10AM)
Ah yes, I forgot to mention that you'll have the Bullseye theme song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I caught myself singing it around the house just a short time ago. I can only imagine my wife trying to figure out what the heck I was singing about. What's the story behind the songs Brent?
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Dec 7, 2008 10:23AM)
I do believe this is the first magic effect ever to have its own theme song.

I am lucky enough to work with Moose Studios where the Bullseye Theme song was written and recorded by a great musician and theme song writer The Rev. Shane Ellis.

When we discussed the Bullseye theme song the one goal I gave him was that I wanted it catchy enough that it would get stuck in peoples head and they would find themselves singing it for a few days. :)

Well when he originally wrote the theme song it was amazing but contained one very dirty word. For obvious reasons we toned it down and Hell yeah worked perfectly.

Moose studios has recorded several theme songs for me in the past. From songs for game show themed trade show booths to theater show intros. It is truly and amazing place that is filled with tons of talent. If any of you ever need music for one of your projects let me know and I will be happy to hook you up with the Moose crew.

Bullseye Bullseye Is that your card?
Bullseye Bullseye Hell Yeah

I should also mention that the Bullseye mp3 will be available on my website for download in a few days for the low low price of only $.99
What a bargain.

Thanks for all the great comments,
Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 12, 2008 01:45PM)
When I saw the demo video, I thought exactly that: Chad Long`s effect with the suction cup dart gun from his ''Lost Cheesy Notes''. Doesn`t seem to be anything different here other than it uses a dart instead of the gun.
Message: Posted by: Tony Chris (Dec 12, 2008 03:14PM)
"I do believe this is the first magic effect ever to have its own theme song."

Actually about a year ago I wrote and recorded a theme song called Colorblind (very heavy metal and punk feel to it) with magician Matthew Johnson in My recroding studio for his "Colorblind" effect. I played all the instruments and he did the singing. It is the theme song you'll here when you pop in the Colorblind DVD and it plays during the menu.

Getting back to bullseye. I really like this effect a lot and I think it would be perfect in pubs, as every one of them seems to have dart boards these days.
In the right place, I think this effect will definitely drop some jaws as the demo video looks quite impressive.

Well done Brent,

Tony Chris
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Dec 14, 2008 09:02AM)
Tony,
Sounds like my kinda music. I never picked up a copy of Colorblind but I may have to check it out now.

Patrick as far as "Doesn`t seem to be anything different here other than it uses a dart instead of the gun"

I openly credit Chads effect as being the inspiration for my thinking. The method I created for Bullseye is different from Chads effect. In setup, execution and most importantly audeince impact.

Bullseye allows you to let the spectator shuffle their card back into the deck and also allows you to have someone else toss the deck and all of this with no palming. If you think you can work out a method of doing this effect with only Chads handling please refrain from purchasing Bullseye but I assure you you will be missing a lot of the subtlties that make this effect a killer!

Thanks for your thoughts,

The presale price is still available and will be until Midnight Dec.15th. Check it out on my website.

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: Chad Long (Dec 14, 2008 07:23PM)
Hi Gang,

Just watched the video of Bullseye, and I have to say that I really like it. There's a lot of action, and the dart adds a perceived element of danger. I mean, anytime you can throw a sharp object during a card trick, it's going to be cooler to laymen, right?

I've also done my Dart Gun Trick without a table and had a spectator throw the cards, but feel the handling, which indeed involved palming, was a bit "muddy".

Bullseye must be a blast to perform in bars or pubs that already have a dart board on the wall. Would it be possible to do it with those electronic ones you see in a lot of places nowadays?

I have a comedy idea involving a stooge holding the dart board, while wearing a thick layer of cork under all his clothes, but we won't go there right now....lol!

Also, someone mentioned doing it against a tree. Imagine the spectator throwing a BIG handful of leaves, and the dart impales the one they signed and mixed in earlier with the other leaves. Just thinking out loud, but that would look incredible!

Brent, thanks for the gracious credit. You've given me something else to brag to my wife about! Keep up the great work!

Happy Holidays,

Chad
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Dec 14, 2008 07:42PM)
Chad long? Are you serious? I heard you died...? were incarcerated...? Moved to alaska? or something. ;)

Anyway Glad you like the effect and yes it can be done with those electronic dart boards but it is a lot harder. I messed around with the idea of using a Hole punched deck and the electronic dart board seemingly making the effect more plausible. Just seemed to make the whole thing feel a bit goofy.

The idea of using a tree and leaf is so amazing. I just went out side in the dark in the middle of the winter to throw leaves and darts at a tree. How dedicated am I? Okay maybe I am just an idiot.

Anyway Chad I hope you are still performing and creating magic? Do you still lecture or release material? You have always been one of my favorite lectures. Hope things are good for you and tell you wife I think you are amazing and totally hot!

PM me your mailing address and I will pop a copy of the DVD into the mail for you.

Thanks,

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Dec 14, 2008 07:46PM)
To clarify my last post no one ever really told me Chad was dead. They just said He went underground, very deep underground. Maybe I misunderstood.

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 15, 2008 07:22AM)
Braunmagic: I knew you credited Chad for the idea, I read davidpaul$'s post and my post was sort of a reply to his about the credit thing.

No, you wouldn't be able to have the spectator shuffle the card in himself nor have them throw the deck, but I can easily understand how you can accomplish these points when you're working with a sharp dart. It's the same concept as Chad's effect, therefore it will use the same principle and so I can sort of work out what basically happens. I'd never be sure though. I wasn't trying to bash your product. I personally think it makes it more practical to use a dart than a dart gun. In a show though, I think the dart gun is so much cooler.

Chad, loved your Lost Cheesy Notebooks!
Message: Posted by: frankdeville (Dec 27, 2008 12:24AM)
Brent, did you just tell chad, to tell his wife, that you thought HE was hot?
brent and chad, sitting in a tree...
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jan 2, 2009 09:19AM)
Did someone say there is NO palming involved in this? It looks like a great effect and I really want it. How easy is it to perform? I'm not afraid of work. I am a solid worker, I've been working close up in restaurants and corporate private shows for about 5 or 6 years.
Message: Posted by: Wesker (Jan 2, 2009 10:29AM)
Very, Very easy to perform. There is no palming involved. It does have 1 bad angle though, you can't have anyone standing to the right of you. It cannot be done fully surrounded.
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jan 3, 2009 10:05AM)
Cool, thank you for the information.
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Jan 3, 2009 05:30PM)
There is a tip for covering that bad angle...

Just point the dart at them and politely ask them to move. :)

Being armed with a sharp projectile will do wonders for your audeince management.

OUCH!

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: scarnecky (Jan 3, 2009 06:32PM)
Warm Greetings~

Brent,

This is pretty darn neat. Being a magician [i]and[/i] also an avid dart player it pleases me greatly to see effects like this surface. Great work.

BTW- Years ago 2001 we met at the IBM convention in Orlando. You actually gave me a copy of [b]Torched[/b] and [b]Restored[/b]- very generous and I still use the effect with great success.

Keep up the good work

Warmly

Scar
Message: Posted by: scarnecky (Jan 29, 2009 01:48PM)
I just wanted to jump in here again to mention that I have since had a chance to check out this DVD..

I personally [i]really[/i] enjoyed this- There has been great thought put into the various handlings and presentations, of which I greatly appreciated..

My favorite is the stage/parlor performance, along with all the tips and variations explained.

I would also like to add [i]that[/i]- it is very possible to do this effect with a soft tip dart (Soft tip/electronic boards).. These days the legal NDA standard weight [i]for[/i] soft tip darts now extend to 20 grams. What this means is that you can purchase a set of darts that will be as heavy as the normal steel tip dart. Also by going on line or visiting [i]your[/i] local dart supply shop you can purchase different soft tips and by experimenting with long and short tips you can easily find one that will work perfectly for- [b]"Bullseye"[/b]..

All in all GREAT work Brent.
HIGHLY recommended...

Warmth [i]and[/i] Light

Scar
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (May 4, 2009 07:08PM)
Bullseye was reviewed in this moths MUM magazine. Here is what Norman Beck had to say about it.


"Conventional wisdom tells us that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover; this is a cliché, but in this case it’s very true. I just finished watching a one-trick DVD called Bullseye. Prior to viewing it my thought was, “How could this be any good?”
The effect is that a signed card is stuck to a dartboard with a dart. Not a normal walk-around type effect, but after watching it I will tell you that I was entertained, fooled and educated. You can’t ask for more from any DVD. The cost is $30, and in my mind it is worth every penny.
I will not in any way tip the method of this effect, but trust me when I tell you that Mr. Braun is a very, very clever man. You get more than “here is the effect, and here is how you do it” on this DVD. What I loved were the little bits of business, the details, the why and why not of doing things in certain ways. I also loved that there was footage of the trick being done in the real world, for real people. You don’t have to wonder if the effect will work. It is clear in watching this that Mr. Braun has done his homework, and has performed this effect hundreds of times. If you have a deck of cards, three darts, and a dartboard (or tree, wall, etc.), you have a good solid six to ten minutes of entertainment. What more could you ask for?"

It is hard to sell magic and hope people "get it" I am glad to see that not only people on the Café but also respected members of the cummunity "get it".

Also I am running a crazy good deal on my DVD's check out my website for details.

Thanks again everyone for the positive support.

Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: GarySumpter (Jun 17, 2009 03:14PM)
Was just looking at this and I really don't see what is being taught?

Pick a card, sign it, control, one hand top palm, load, throw dart = the same effect? Or am I missing something?

Not trying to cause problems, just curious!

Many Thanks

Gary
Message: Posted by: trombley (Jun 25, 2009 05:24PM)
Good luck with that gary
Message: Posted by: Matthew Bennett (Aug 21, 2009 05:48AM)
Gosh, I hate to bring this up, but why was there no mention of the really great singer who totally re-worked the theme song into a John Denver-like acoustic version on the fly? And drove 60 miles at 9:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning just to meet the deadline? Who was that? Hmmmmm????

:)
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Jan 11, 2010 08:14PM)
Sale on Bullseye DVD. You pick the price! Paypal me any amount you feel it's worth to brentbraunmagic@hotmail.com and receive a copy of the Bullseye DVD. Check out http://www.decksliesandvideotape.Com for reviews and more details about this great effect. This sale only last for the next 10 DVDs sold so send me some cash.

Thanks,
Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: james1234 (Jan 12, 2010 03:49PM)
Just got this effect, it's okay but very overpriced for what I paid anyway. This effect is just not for me, I think there are better and more impromptu ways to do this, just my thoughts


James
Message: Posted by: TheTableTopTrixta (Jan 12, 2010 04:15PM)
Worth a punt for $15 shipped!

looking forward to it!

I own Lethal too, but curious il let you know my thoughts asap

Regards

Ash
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Jan 12, 2010 05:56PM)
Thanks to everyone who sent me some cash. All the orders will ship tomorrow.

It was great fun to see how much people thought it was worth. I had one guy send me twice what I was asking on the website? That's weird but I am not complaining. Also had a guy send me all the money in his account. WOW is right.

I still have a few copies available at "your price" just Paypal me some money before I withdraw this offer.

Thanks again for all the cash and support,
Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Jan 12, 2010 06:01PM)
James,

Sorry you felt like this was not a good value. We did reduce the retail price to $15.00 about 6 months ago. If you paid the original retail of $30 I understand where you may have a complaint. Send me an email or a private message and I will make it right.

Thanks,
Brent Braun
Message: Posted by: TheTableTopTrixta (Jan 12, 2010 06:11PM)
Brent you seem like a great guy, nice to see!
Message: Posted by: braunmagic (Jan 16, 2010 07:38PM)
Please understand the "great guy" thing is just a facade to get your money, but thanks for buying into the illusion. Now send me some money.... Please

Thanks again,
Brent Braun