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Great! Thanks Jan; let me have the link when you have it and I shall look forward to seeing it! About time a decent video of it was out there! Even if ist I'm das deutche! Vielen danke, Herr Forster!
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Martyn, I should have the DVD next week, then I'm going to convert it in streaming files. Jan
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Jan, would you mind posting the link in here too? I'd like to see your handling as well....Thanks! Bob
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Hi Bob, yes, I will post the link here, it will be no secret. Smile Jan
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Thanks Jan!
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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The video is up at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2IXuO7cMBI
Unfortunately the sound isn't very good (to be polite...) due to the DVD. But it might still give an impression for people "in the know"... Jan
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Thanks Jan....great to see and I am sat here wishing that I could speak German!
For those not "in the know" UTA starts a little way into the video when the pairs are dealt....you certainly get an impression of the fun that you could have, bantering with the audience as it develops and you can hear the audience having fun. Shame that the sound is a bit lacking but good to see nevertheless. Well done sir!
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Yes, Martyn, you are right... by the way the effect I do before starting UTA is part of it... preparing the stack (hidden reverse counting). Jan
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In case you have not seen it, here is my take on Up The Ante. Go to http://www.magicdownload.co.uk and the username is martyn1 and solent is the password. Please remember that I am a professional pilot and not an entertainer when you watch it though!!

This is the way that I wrote the effect but, as amny of you have realised, the effect/routine is open to rewriting and innovation; indeed, I welcome it. Hope that you like this

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Martyn
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On 2010-10-08 08:57, JanForster wrote:
The video is up at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2IXuO7cMBI
Unfortunately the sound isn't very good (to be polite...) due to the DVD. But it might still give an impression for people "in the know"... Jan


Jan,

What a BRILLIANT presentation!! Your spectator/audience management is superb!! Kudos!!

I very much like your alternate approach to salient points in the effect that seque wonderfully into the effect.

Ahimsa,
Vlad
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Thanks, Vlad. Glad you could still get it due to the weak sound. It doesn't transpose the excellent audience reaction. And there have been magicians. Smile Jan
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On 2010-10-15 10:34, captainsmiffy wrote:
In case you have not seen it, here is my take on Up The Ante. Go to http://www.magicdownload.co.uk and the username is martyn1 and solent is the password. Please remember that I am a professional pilot and not an entertainer when you watch it though!!

This is the way that I wrote the effect but, as amny of you have realised, the effect/routine is open to rewriting and innovation; indeed, I welcome it. Hope that you like this

Best

Martyn


How wonderful to see this astonishing routine performed by its creator.

Captain, your performance is completely natural, affable and utterly convincing.

I enjoyed that nervous moment when the riffle shuffle almost went out of control (I have a recovery method worked out should the riffle go awry). You went past it with some nimble verbal control and continued on with the good-natured betting.

You played off your guests’ reactions smoothly, constantly reminding them you had nothing to do with the cards; they cut, they counted, they shuffled...

This was a genuine DELIGHT to watch! What an effect; what a routine. It is my pick of the year, by far.

Thank you!
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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Thanks for that! Was quite nervous about putting a video of my performance out on such a site as this, with all of its seasoned and professional performers.....I personally feel that I am a lot more polished with it now as it has been aired many, many times since that bit of almost impromptu performing just before work one day.

I hope that everybody else enjoys it as much as you did,sir!

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Martyn
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To all the performers of Up the Ante: what is your favorite bet-sequence ? I understand you can have different bets and the sequence enclosed with the effect (and shown on the video's) is kinda boring, I think. Red-black and that 6 or 7 times in a row. Any other ideas here ?
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There are different methodologies that reveal multiple patterns, but I think any discussion on this aspect of the effect should be in the secret sessions.
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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Well said! Now it is off to bed before an early start to blighty....and the newcastle magic shop!!
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Jan,

I loved your lead-in effect that gets you into UTA. I didn't really catch all that was going on but I understand the purpose for it!

Tom
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>but I think any discussion on this aspect of the effect should be in the secret sessions.

Why ? There are two demo's posted in this thread, anyone can see that there is a sequence of placing bets, so I'm only asking for other variations. For your information: I have this effect so I'm not fishing for the secret.
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>but I think any discussion on this aspect of the effect should be in the secret sessions.

Why ? There are two demo's posted in this thread, anyone can see that there is a sequence of placing bets, so I'm only asking for other variations. For your information: I have this effect so I'm not fishing fot the secret.
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Hi fvdbeek,

Sorry, I misunderstood...did not realize you already purchased UTA.

Yes the fundamental principle allows for variations.

Even within the structure the good Captain used to create UTA, the bets can be revealed differently.

Explaining how or discussing the specifics should be in Secret Sessions.
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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