Creator: Ran Pink and Andrew Gerard
Publisher: self published
MSRP: $ 35
Skill Level: All
DVD Run time: 1 hour 19 minutes
Type of effect: walk around mentalism
Manufacturer's Write Up: For more than two decades, Ran and Andrew have created and performed magic on TV. In Conscious Magic, Episode 2, they sit down for the first time, and openly discuss and reveal their approach to performing magic and mentalism in everyday environments.
In this series, Ran and Andrew reveal their go-to routines that they perform in real-life casual situations such as bars, house parties, and on the street. Not only do they teach new effects, but they break them down, discussing their creative process and give insight that will help make the magic you create even better.
"Our mission with Conscious Magic is to elevate the art of magic by empowering the performer to have a deeper insight into the process of creating, performing and even thinking about magic on a new level."
How accurate is the ad copy? No deception
What's in the box? DVD only
How are the production values: Live shots on the streets with real people – explanations shot in a home – the lighting seems a little dark on a few shots. The live shots use a live camera man – the explanations are shot with a single stand alone camera on a tripod.
What will you learn: Ran and Andrew teach everything well – covering all the subtleties you ned.
GET LUCKY Ran Pink has developed a powerful routine utilizing no gimmicks, just real lottery tickets and stubs. Walk up to a store, buy a lottery ticket and stubs, and you're ready to go for this cool seemingly impromptu prediction.
BECOMING In this effect, the spectator pushes their own card flush into the deck with their own finger. Then you guide the spectator through a journey of self-discovery and inspire them to find the best version of themselves as their selection slowly rises to the top and into their own hands.
RADIO The spectator thinks of any song, writes it down on a card, and holds it in their hand. Now as the spectator thinks of their song they are able to transmit the melody of their thought-of song that they were thinking of to you. You can reveal the song can by singing it or by playing it back on a mobile music service.
FIFTY 50 50/50 effects only matter when something of value is put on the line. Put $100 bill on the line (or any denomination) and wager whether your spectator will pick up the bill with their left or right hand. No matter what you always gets it right! This is an anytime, anywhere routine. Grab some two business cards, apencil, and something to wager, and you're ready to go!
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" You can do it with 2 business cards and a pen.
Does it "play big?" It’s a great little “one off”
Difficulty / Skill level required: All
How much arts and crafts are involved? You create it right in front of them.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) All of these tricks are meant to be done in the real world with very little advanced prep. Also these are all mentalism effects that work great in a walk-around, casual environment.
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 I enjoyed this DVD more than the 1st one, not just because there is one extra effect –but because I felt these effects were a little stronger and a little more adaptable for my style.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkWax7trHjw