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The Unmasked Magician
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Please check regularly if you are becoming the type of magician Jerry Seinfeld jokes about. (This applies to mentalists as well.)
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I think giochi's explanation is the simplest because the most convoluted explanations are usually wrong. Audio editing is much less detectable than video editing.

If I were to make a video like this I would darken the edges of a force card (example the 7 clubs) just a little bit so someone off camera could tell roughly where it is in the assembled deck but the slightly dark edges could not be seen on camera.

I would have my female assistant make a final cut if necessary to ensure the force card is in the top half of the deck so we don't have to take forever counting through the deck.

I would have a person out of view that scrutinizes the deck on the table and makes a close guess at where the 7 clubs is and write that number on a dry erase board for the girl to name the position (or she can roughly see where it is and just make a good guess herself).

The guy of course is in on it and says the 7 clubs each time until we get a hit.

I would do this maybe 10 times until I got a hit and then immediately do the second part.

Second part: the guy says 4 of hearts (but it could be any card and magician says the correct marked card per giochi). Later video the guy saying the correct card (ten of clubs in this example) as giochi mentioned and overlay the audio for that small part.

There may be some slight video visual editing needed on the guys lips to say the correct name of the card.

Of course this audio edit technique could also be done in the first trick, but trial and error will work on the first trick and thus no editing of any kind would be needed on the first trick.

The second trick is where the real dirty work and/or editing needs to take place because that needs to be done not more than two times. Once for the A roll (which also has the first trick), and then a second time for the B roll to be used in the second trick.

The A roll needs to run smoothly from beginning to end visually (first trick and then immediately the second trick with no cuts in the video "tape").
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Another variant of the edge darkening technique would be on all four edges of the 7 clubs to darken the left half and then on the 10 of clubs darken the right half.

Then keep doing trial and error on the first trick and trial and error on the second trick and it may take 50 times until you get consecutive hits on both, but the marked edges really increase your odds of getting hits.

The beauty of this is that there is no video editing nor audio editing and it is extremely baffling.

The downside of course is the perseverance of all the people involved to keep doing this until you get two hits in a row and there's no guarantee that you will.
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On Apr 4, 2022, glowball wrote:
Another variant of the edge darkening technique would be on all four edges of the 7 clubs to darken the left half and then on the 10 of clubs darken the right half.

Then keep doing trial and error on the first trick and trial and error on the second trick and it may take 50 times until you get consecutive hits on both, but the marked edges really increase your odds of getting hits.

The beauty of this is that there is no video editing nor audio editing and it is extremely baffling.

The downside of course is the perseverance of all the people involved to keep doing this until you get two hits in a row and there's no guarantee that you will.



If they can make convincing deepfake videos, then neither audio nor video is too much to fake. I'd like a live studio audience performance video. Or get Harry Lorayne to name the card over the phone. He would never lie.
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