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Topic: Canvas by Luis Olmedo
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (Apr 29, 2021 02:13AM)
Has anyone seen this? It’s just been released

Basically it’s a deck printing trick. It’s a way of taking a blank deck of cards and printing it in slow motion. There are a lot of pros and a couple of cons.

Here’s the link to the review show with myself was Ryland. We review the product and I perform the routine as well so you can see how it plays.

https://youtu.be/fdNl3rHbXmY

Any questions just let me know
Message: Posted by: Ben Daggers (Apr 30, 2021 05:25AM)
Hi Craig,

By coincidence, we are releasing Luis' collection "Pygmalion" in English today, which contains "Canvas" along with eight other routines. It's explanation only so you will need to make the deck yourself, but it doesn't require anything out of the reach of most magicians.

https://theimpossibleco.com/product/pygmalion/
Message: Posted by: magic_tony (Apr 30, 2021 12:58PM)
There is some awesome looking stuff on the trailer for Pigmalión
Message: Posted by: Ben Daggers (May 2, 2021 02:52AM)
[quote]On Apr 30, 2021, magic_tony wrote:
There is some awesome looking stuff on the trailer for Pigmalión [/quote]

Yeah, the coin stuff is especially good. Even though I did the entire translation and voiceover for the project, I'm still fooled watching the routines. The Coin to Glass, Contagious Transpo and Matrix Express are my personal favourites, they're all super clean, impossible and very practical.
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (May 2, 2021 08:48AM)
I would love a plan for those Spanish close up pads
Message: Posted by: Ben Daggers (May 3, 2021 08:40AM)
[quote]On May 2, 2021, Xcath1 wrote:
I would love a plan for those Spanish close up pads [/quote]

None of them come cheap. The one Luis uses is by Javi Benitez and it's a good few hundred dollars, and the D'Sastre one is even more I believe. It's beautifully made though.

Fortunately as Luis says you can use any budget mat and the routines will all work absolutely perfectly.
Message: Posted by: Bill08 (May 4, 2021 01:49PM)
I just wanted to throw in this link which shows Luis performance
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S31000
When he pulls out the four blanks from the spread on the table a few cards on either side are scattered and they are seen to be completely blank on their faces. What a nice touch!
Message: Posted by: Bill08 (May 4, 2021 03:13PM)
I wonder if this uses some of that Phoenix thin card technology
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 4, 2021 04:00PM)
[quote]On May 4, 2021, Bill08 wrote:
I just wanted to throw in this link which shows Luis performance
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S31000
When he pulls out the four blanks from the spread on the table a few cards on either side are scattered and they are seen to be completely blank on their faces. What a nice touch! [/quote]

That seemed to be the part that Craig had trouble perfecting in time for the demo shoot. So it’s perhaps not as easy and nonchalant as Luis makes it look.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (May 4, 2021 04:17PM)
I saw this effect a good while ago while looking for some virtual magic. It looks fantastic - apart from apparently having to do a half-pass, which is incredibly difficult to hide on video.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 4, 2021 04:50PM)
I want to know why so many effects keep being produced with the exact same names as previous effects? Where’s the homework? Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (May 5, 2021 07:04AM)
[quote]On May 4, 2021, Bill08 wrote:
I wonder if this uses some of that Phoenix thin card technology [/quote]

Nope, it's actually closer to Poker Test ;)
Message: Posted by: Brookie2644 (May 5, 2021 07:32AM)
[quote]On May 4, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I want to know why so many effects keep being produced with the exact same names as previous effects? Where’s the homework? Gaz 😊 [/quote]

I've wondered the same thing. Makes it tough to keep track of them!