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Topic: Assistant Help
Message: Posted by: Steveo (Jul 21, 2004 10:43PM)
I have been doing card manipulation for about 7 months. I just recently got an assistant. I was wondering if there was any way possible I might be able to incorporate my assistant with my card production routines. Thank you in advance.
Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Jul 26, 2004 10:02AM)
There are a few performers that use an assistant for card manipulations. Jeff Sheridan uses a volunteer from the audience that is very effective. The assistant holds the bag Jeff works out of. He removes cards and drops produced cards into it.

Goldfinger and Dove have a great card routine where they work together. Same type of thing as Jeff's, but there is a lot more dancing and choreography going on.

I would suggest you experiment and see what works for you. It may take some time, but the effort will be well worth it.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 29, 2004 11:09PM)
Is this a straight or comedy routine? It has a lot to do with how the assistant "helps" you.

In a straight routine, the asistant is always in the right place. In a comedy routine, the assistant is always in the wrong place.

Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Jeff Jenson (Aug 4, 2004 11:12PM)
You could always show your asst. some moves and you two could pretend to toss invisible cards across stage!