Creator: Dallas Fueston and Jason Bird
Publisher: Vanishing Inc.
MSRP: $ 20
Video Run time: 30 minutes
Type of effect: Self folding bill
Manufacturer's Write Up:
This is, quite simply, one of the most impactful, poetic effects Vanishing Inc. has ever produced. A borrowed bill self-animates and crawls up your arm like a caterpillar. Then, it transforms into an origami butterfly! The folded butterfly can be immediately handed back to the spectator as a souvenir of an unforgettable magical experience.
The best part is that the effect is practical. You can perform it surrounded, and although it uses threads, the approach is entirely workable and easy to manage, and can be mastered within minutes.
Moneymorphosis is taught in detail on a video download of 29 minutes. This is the best self-folding bill ever devised, and is NOT something other magicians are doing. Get yours today... and add a transformational effect to your repertoire.
How accurate is the ad copy? A borrowed bill? Sure, anything is possible with a switch.
What's in the box? Strong material and the download code for the video and a pdf template
Key points: You will need to provide your own bill.
How are the production values: Filmed well, good close ups and the audio is clear. Everything is shot against a black back drop for clarity. It does have repetitive background music.
Is it well made: You make it yourself.
Is it well taught: The beginning is mostly learning how to fold an origami butterfly with a dollar bill. (this is your only setup) There is a tutorial on how to perform the effect and then a bonus handling at the end on how to make the butterfly … fly.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" As flat as a folded bill…. and some other stuff
Does it “play big?” Things that fly or self-animate always play well with audiences.
Difficulty / Skill level required: Very similar to the traditional self-folding bill. (classic Stephen Schutzer ) Once you do your set up the performance is easy.
How much arts and crafts are involved? You will need to “build” all of this from scratch, although it’s very little actual arts or crafts. (and build a new one for each subsequent performance)
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Plays well surrounded
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
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My thoughts: It’s a good trick, not overpriced at $20 considering you get materials and a well done video.