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Jared Sherlock
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I absolutely love this effect and yesterday when I was writing my set lay out for my new illusion sow I had a small 3-4min gap to fill. I thought it could be fun to do a interpretation of the invisible deck on the Stage.

However the problem arrives when you try and present it to a 600 seat theater from the stage. Without a budget like DC and some others not wanting to mess with Live camera projection. I am trying to come up with a way to perform this where it will have the same impact as being right in the lap of everyone in there even though they wont be on stage helping.

Do they make an JUMBO INVISIBLE deck? As I brainstorm I look forward to any replies.

-Jared
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Yes, they make jumbo invisible decks and brainwaves.

But Blackstone used a regular deck in 2000 seat houses. You have to get a person close to the front and work the effect for him. The rest is pure presentation.

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Right Richard... it is all presentation. All sell. And the bits of business leading up to the climax.
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Jared- I have used a jumbo Invisible deck for over 20 years now, and it is a great stage effect. PM me and I'll tell you a really cool way to do it.
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Hi-

Ive written a few threads on Invisible deck especially for large auditoriums we play in with our 2 hr Magic/Illusion /Hypnosis shows.

I too use this as a filler between music effects & this version plays so strong & gets a great reaction.

My version-

I use a Jumbo Invisible deck & make sure your Microphone is up in volume so everybody can see & hear what is going on & use a few gags, etc,

Have a person who has a cell phone & can call someone stand up-everyone must see them.

Tell the usual story of reversing a card in the deck before today's show,etc. & now you will send a mental image of that card to their cell phone!!

Have them ring a friend, colleague etc.

Get the whole crowd to say Hi, etc.

Ask them to have there friend on the phone to think & name any card-Get them to yell it out back to you so everyone can hear, etc.

Recap what has happened & I get the audience to applaud the person standing & their friend as its them that have performed a miracle as the 1 card I reversed before coming today just happens to be........, etc.

Works well, plays strong & uses the audience.

There are different versions for interaction having an object thrown-sponge brick, etc. naming card & suit, colour etc but the phone format plays strong in large venues.

I stand right at the front of the stage -bright lighting shows the card & at certain venues you can hear a pin drop while performing this -The cellphone version is my strongest & always plays strong to a lay audience.

Good Luck!!!!!!!
Jared Sherlock
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Great, the cell phone idea is very creative and I'm sure it got huge reactions from your audiences. Thank you, I beleive that the Jumbo Size will work out.

-Jared
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Love the cell phone idea. I would go a step further and find a random person by throwing something into the audience. Everyone has a cell phone these days, if not, have them hand it to the nearest cell phone owner, or just have them throw it again. I like the idea of the entire thing being completely random.

You could even add in the joke right after the ball is caught: "Because this is a feat of mentalism, I am going to guess that the man who caught the ball...has a cell phone on him... amazing" and then proceed with the routine.

Thanks Brent.
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I am doing it using jumbo deck.
If I do it for a large audience I throw two ball or balloons and asked them to throw it several time between the audiences. Who ever catch it stand up, one chooses a number and one chooses the shape.
From here it's all presentation.
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I recall seeing it done one time where it was the standard presentation up until it was time to announce the selected card. The magi didn't even ask his onstage helper to name it, he simply looked at someone close by and asked if they saw the card. When they answered "yes" he asked them if it was a spot card or a face card. Then in similar fashion he asked another person for the value, another for the color, and another for the specific suit. This was kind of selecting a single card "by committee". I thought it was a great presentation. I have actually used this method as a fallback if I'm doing the effect with a youngster who gets confused when asked what his card was.
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I have a good idea on something you can do. PM me for details if you're interested.
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On 2005-11-24 17:15, Jared Sherlock wrote:
However the problem arrives when you try and present it to a 600 seat theater from the stage. Without a budget like DC and some others not wanting to mess with Live camera projection.


DC performed a Jumbo ID in his first large stage show back in the early 80's. This was before he started touring. There's a picture of him performing it in a book called (I think) "The World's Greatest Illusionists". He finished that show w/ the Levitating Ferrari, so it must have been a pretty big theatre.

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I thought the cell phone Invisible Deck routine was exclusive to Dana Daniels and Luigi.......
Blair Marshall
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Which brand of cell phone? I believe the effect is exclusive to them only if they use a Nokia phone.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.......or perhaps it was a motorola.

(Chuckle!!!!)

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On 2005-11-30 20:19, Michael Dustman wrote:
I thought the cell phone Invisible Deck routine was exclusive to Dana Daniels and Luigi.......


............apparently not. Smile

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Thank-you!

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