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Topic: Inspiring memdeck performance clips?
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 5, 2019 04:20PM)
Hello colleagues, I'm hoping to get links to your favourite performance videos of memdeck tricks, just for inspiration and studying presentation.

thanks!
iain
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 5, 2019 04:22PM)
I'll start by replying to my own. I sure like this one of Pit's poker hand routine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1PuKN-w4-s
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Nov 6, 2019 03:43AM)
Darwin Ortiz performs Last Laugh from the book Scams and Fantasies with Cards (2002). You can find the trick on page 91 in that book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEIRPYI9wb0&t

This trick is one of my favorites, I have done Last Laugh 100s of times, strong and powerful.
Message: Posted by: Fredzik (Nov 6, 2019 01:42PM)
David Blaine in tonight show (first 4 mn):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Ws4PEky28
and Dan White in Live Kelly and Ryan
https://youtu.be/uwtS8Vj5aVU?t=217
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Nov 6, 2019 03:25PM)
Darwin Ortiz performs Test your luck and Card Sense:
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/card-magic-downloads/darwin-ortiz-on-memorized-deck/
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 7, 2019 09:59AM)
Thanks fellows, those were cool! I hope we get more posts...
Message: Posted by: Fredzik (Nov 7, 2019 12:11PM)
Here is also a playlist called Mnemonicosis with several performances from Blaine, Asi Wind (not all of the videos refer to stack material)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_PM9tB524ebz6q0YJyauH7ghhmh9Tu28
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 7, 2019 12:22PM)
Ahaha the Dan White one is awesome, love the Tamariz style presentation. Demonstrating that with the right performing chops, the long procedure memdeck work can totally be pulled off!
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 7, 2019 12:23PM)
Thanks Fredzik. Do you happen to know which are stack?
Message: Posted by: Fredzik (Nov 7, 2019 01:15PM)
[quote]On Nov 7, 2019, iaind wrote:
Thanks Fredzik. Do you happen to know which are stack? [/quote]
David Blaine and Asi Wind are Mnemonica practitioners.
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 7, 2019 03:51PM)
Hi Fredzik, sorry I didn't mean which stack, I meant which on the playlist are stack tricks, given you said they aren't all. Do you know?
Message: Posted by: Fredzik (Nov 8, 2019 12:11AM)
Most of these live performances are indeed mnemonicosis or Stack routines, the first one with David Blaine borrowing a deck and setting up the stack is great.
There are 2 or 3 intruders you will recognize from the title (the playlist is not mine).
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Nov 12, 2019 04:57AM)
Iain, if you want to see what a master of the art is capable of please watch Denis Behr's DVD "Magic on Tap", especially "Stop it" and "Photographic Memory". These are killer effects. And I mean REAL killers where no one has ANY clue. Can't rave enough about it. Anybody interested in the art, please watch and learn!
Message: Posted by: iaind (Nov 12, 2019 09:58AM)
Thanks Nicolino, I hadn't heard of those. Will definitely check them out! In the meantime, I await my copy of the Pit Hartling book eagerly... haha
Message: Posted by: dclxvinyc (Nov 13, 2019 11:56PM)
What a fantastic thread. Seeing Blane perform mnemonicosis makes me so happy.

I would like to share this gem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv-AwkNRwMU


Juan Tamariz doing two tricks that are fantastic tricks on their own, but also restore the deck to NDO out of mnemonica.

It's in Spanish, but you don't need to understand the words to understand the plot and appreciate the mastery here.


I perform this exact routine as it's a hallmark from his book and a fantastic closer for a table set. I watch this video once a week for inspiration.


All the best,
-a