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A tv production company want me to help teach a woman (who has some basic magic ability) some new effects (ideally sleight of hand)for a 30 second trailer. Any suggestions. Nothing too complicated as I only have a short time to teach her and get it mastered. Something simple but very impressive...The shoot is taking place towards the end of the month so time is running out fast!!!
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When I only have 30 seconds to impress someone, I use a few color changes. Erdnase, Snap change, and Shapeshifter especially. Maybe this could work, depending on her level of expertise.
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Keep it simple. 100 dollar bill switch? Quick sponge ball routine?
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Is IT out of the question? Float a dollar bill. Massively easy to teach and a very quick trick. How about lite flite? Only a little harder.
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Go for CMH anytime !


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Hi guys, that's loads to go on. I have the script from the production team. I'm very confident I can give them what they want. Some great ideas, thanks to all. I can't say much at the moment, it's under wraps until it's released. Then I'll let you know what happened.

Cheers guys Smile
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Confusion. You have this posted in two places. See my answers on the other thread.
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Thanks Pete, I posted here for the finger flinger's response and also posted for the close-uper's response.
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Derek, I would have suggested something like "matrix", or even David Roth's "chink a chink" coin routine ... color changes, and thread work can be easily taught, but it takes a lot of time and effort in order to perform these items flawlessly.
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Why don't you just do the trailer? lol

Stick to visual: Color Changes, PK Effects, Bill Switches (Hundy 500), and Flourishes.
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Kinesis, if you only have 30 seconds, I can't imagine anything better than the Splash Bottle production.
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Presto Chango is short sweet and very visual...also basic in technique...it can be found in Bobo's...check it out.

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I would stick to visual things that are easy to teach, like cig through quarter, vanishing hank in tt, etc.
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Here are a couple of suggestions.
A chop cup
Svengali Deck Routine.
Simple Sponge Ball Routine

And finally ask her what she knows and work to enhance it!

Let us know how it went.

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Did you saw Brad Christian Commercial it's about 30 second! He used very interesting tricks!
You know when they film everything and edit it they will have a 30sec trailer!
I sugest her some:
Hummer Card
Shapeshifter Change
Classic color change
Fan and Close one hand
Spead and turn over spread!
Butterfly cut's etc...
What is it about (Trailer)?
PM me OK!
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james_magic
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IT would be awesome, viewers love the idea of defying gravity.
k
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Ash trough body?
I do a version where the ash jumps from one hand to the others...
I'm just a blind Con that lost his I...
remember, Magic's everywhere... ("Your are the magic !" - Albert Goshman)

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Card Warp maybe?:)
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Check out Harry Loraynes transposition breakthrough.
Its in either Personal Secrets or My Favorite Card Tricks.

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Simple!
Teach her some quick street magic routines!
Show her 2-3 colorchanges
Fans
Ballet cut
And one floating object trick!
And you will have 30 sec!
check out the Brad Christians Commercial!
http://www.elusionist.com/audio/brad-gambling-commercial.mpg
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