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Brian Rappert
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Given the times we are living in, does anyone have suggestions for card (or other) effects that can be through video conferencing platforms (for instance, Zoom or Skype). I have recently begun performing live parlor-type shows through an Art Center where I live, but that sort of thing will not be happening for some months now. I still wanted to keep doing magic though, and maybe this is especially important now. Any suggestions out there for what might be done assuming each participant had a deck of cards of their own and you were able to give instructions and monitor them as a group? Tamariz, for instance, has a lovely effect called 'Go' and another called ‘Wisdom’ that can be done remotely by groups.
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Dr Wendy Woo's Remote Viewing Experiment (eBook - link in signature)

Dr Wendy Woo's Remote Viewing Experiment V2 (Black Swan eBook - link in signature)

BRRR (Thomas Baxter - Not A Dianoetic Rage book)

Your Aces Are Marked (Big Blind Media Ultimate Self-Working Card Tricks)

Mental Yarn (Bill Goldman)

Tequila Hustler (Mark Elsdon)

Metal (Eric Jones first DVD, some good coin work there)

Mirabill (Bill Cushman)

Hands Off (Dobson)

Jim Steinmeyer's Impuzzibilities books


Look at all the stuff you already know/own, you'll be surprised at what you can convert to work under the conditions you want. It's an interesting mental exercise.
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Verbal Magic by Juan Tamariz. An entire book on the subject
"The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything" (Alfred Borden in The Prestige)
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Thanks Alexandre and Lord Anacho,

I was recommended Verbal Magic and I managed to get a copy. It is a wonderful resource. In recent days I did a couple of trial runs of an on-line act. It has been an thought provoking experience. It has underscored the difficultly of giving relatively unambiguous instructions to others, certainly.

Too, for some of the effects I used a webcam that focused only my hand movements when I gave instructions. In both sessions participants commented on the importance of ensuring my face was in the frame as well. One reason was because otherwise they could pay too much attention to the card manipulations. Another reason was because even though they realized I was not addressing them individually (given the size of the group), when they saw me looking into the camera it made them feel as if I was speaking to them individually. Without my face in the screen, people reported feeling disengaged much more quickly. This second point strikes me as interesting because its another kind of effect that the audience knows is fiction, but one that still affects them nevertheless.
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Check Adam Lacroix, besides that Camfubalation, Invisible Deck or B'Wave might be good options that instantly come to my mind.

Love Ritual by Woody Aragon!
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