The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads » » SIGHT by Dee Christopher (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

michaelmystic2003
View Profile
Inner circle
2876 Posts

Profile of michaelmystic2003
SIGHT BY DEE CHRISTOPHER

Effect: The mentalist remarks on how he recently attended a horror film festival and picked up a cool little freebie there: a laminated card featuring a list of the Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time. He invites a spectator to MERELY THINK of any title, one through ten. They do not name it, write it down, have it forced on them, or select it in any odd way, they merely look at the list and think freely of any title. Amazingly, the mentalist gradually reveals the thought-of title in a very creepy and shocking manner.

Review: You've probably never heard of Dee Christopher's latest offering, SIGHT, because it hasn't been released or even promoted yet. I'm honoured to have been one of the few people to have seen this beforehand, before it makes its first appearancre at Blackpool this year.

SIGHT is a packaged effect, coming complete with well-written, detailed instructions as well as the nice laminated card with the Horror titles on it. The card looks completely genuine and not like a magician's prop in any way, shape, or form. It's nicely printed and looks just like you picked it up from a Horror Convention.

This effect was particularly exciting to me, for two reasons: I love mentalism, and LOVE horror movies. Therefore, the combination of the two was PERFECT. People know I love horror movies so this effect is very plausible, and also just plain fun to perform. I know Dee loves horror too, which explains the format of this release.

SIGHT is a brilliant use for a brilliant mentalism principle. The way Dee has constructed this effect makes this principle, which usually requires lots of memorization and mental work, dead easy to do and 100% surefire. When I read the basic method, I was intrigued, and when I read what Dee has done with it to make it so easy and practical, I was overjoyed. He's really put a lot of thought into this one to make SIGHT as practical and workable as possible.

That said, despite the ease of the method in general, it will take an experienced mentalist to pull it off. Without proper presentation and performance, the main flaw of the general technique used in SIGHT is that, if performed poorly, it will look like you're doing exactly what you're doing. However, Dee covers a lot in the instructions, including how to appropriately justify the "suspicious bits". I've had a tiny bit of mentalism experience and, so far in performance, everything has gone very well.

Speaking of which, a bit about the overall impact of SIGHT. I've been using SIGHT for spectators for a few days now. It gets KILLER reactions, not so much a running and screaming sort of reaction but more or less just reactions of complete disbelief. Direct mindreading is EXTREMELY powerful in the right hands and this effect is as direct as it gets. I've only had one sharp spectator catch on to the workings but that was mainly my fault.

My favourite feature of SIGHT is that Dee has got the method hidden in plain sight. Anything you'd need to know is right there on the laminated card, cleverly hidden within written text. This greatly decreases the amount of memorization you would normally be required to do to pull off this effect. I love the way everything is put together, and frankly think it's very brilliant. Dee has got a SERIOUSLY powerful piece of mentalism on his hands, practical for virtually any audience and venue from walkaround to parlour. If you are into mentalism and horror movies, this is literally a must have. Even if you're not so much into horror movies, this is still a highly recommended purchase.

You'll be finding this after Blackpool, so as of now I have no link for purchase to provide, but for not I stand and give Dee Christopher's SIGHT a 9/10. I have been using this almost too much, it's perfect and can be carried anywhere, always ready to go. In short, I love this to bits.

Michael Kras
Follow Michael Kras on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/KrasMagic

Check out The Kras Change at Vanishing Inc Magic! http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/ebooks/kras-change/
Mystification
View Profile
Elite user
402 Posts

Profile of Mystification
Sounds interesting, as I also like horror films
michaelmystic2003
View Profile
Inner circle
2876 Posts

Profile of michaelmystic2003
I just realized this review should be in the Tricks section... I'm just so used to doing ebook reviews by now Smile.
Follow Michael Kras on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/KrasMagic

Check out The Kras Change at Vanishing Inc Magic! http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/ebooks/kras-change/
DeeChristopherMagic
View Profile
Elite user
475 Posts

Profile of DeeChristopherMagic
Ah - Cheers for the review Mike - Didn't notice it before!

This'll be out at BP, so anyone at the convention come see me and Marc Oberon on the stand - We've got Marc's new book "Epic" Out, his effect "Off-Key" which he'll be teaching in his lecture and a couple of fun bits from the MindLapse camp too!

Resssppeeeccc!

D.
Linguistic Bending - A treatise on verbal deception in metal bending
http://www.deechristopher.co.uk/products/linguistic-bending
jbadman
View Profile
Special user
London
842 Posts

Profile of jbadman
How does this compare to our routine 'Being There' from our 'Sensory Projection' manuscript that we released some years ago? Sounds awfully similar - you have a laminated card of ten movies, have the spectator think of one and... you reveal it in a shockingly direct manner...

You can read more about our product here:

http://www.underground-collective.com/ef......uct_id=7

From our webpage:

"The spectator isn't asked to 'project the words onto a screen' while you pluck the letters from the title. The spectator isn't asked to write the movie down on a piece of paper, from which you then divine the chosen movie. Instead, the spectator imagines they are in the movie and you sense what they see, what they feel, what they hear and what they smell. This is why it is called 'Sensory Projection'"

Hope it's not the same thing...

Regards,

Jamie.
http://www.underground-collective.com - check out our new DVD now!
DeeChristopherMagic
View Profile
Elite user
475 Posts

Profile of DeeChristopherMagic
Hey Jamie, I'll drop you a PM - I'm familiar with this effect of yours if it's the one I'm thinking of!

D.
Linguistic Bending - A treatise on verbal deception in metal bending
http://www.deechristopher.co.uk/products/linguistic-bending
DeeChristopherMagic
View Profile
Elite user
475 Posts

Profile of DeeChristopherMagic
Just to let you guys know, this is now up on the site and available for purchase.

£5 anywhere in the world shipping!

D.
Linguistic Bending - A treatise on verbal deception in metal bending
http://www.deechristopher.co.uk/products/linguistic-bending
IAIN
View Profile
Eternal Order
england
11306 Posts

Profile of IAIN
Any other reviews? I searched and found none - is it like Paul Brook's Thought reader card?
Martin Adams
View Profile
Veteran user
368 Posts

Profile of Martin Adams
I love this idea, I use it a lot, always great reactions.
Axman
View Profile
Loyal user
297 Posts

Profile of Axman
Betweeen the lines + Being there
=
nightmares.
DeeChristopherMagic
View Profile
Elite user
475 Posts

Profile of DeeChristopherMagic
Axman - Are you quoting random horror flix? Smile

Check out laid to rest for some good ol' GORE and look at Sisters for something abit more psyche. Really cool new'ish films on le market!

Also check out REPO! for the fun of it - Paris Hilton, Alexa Vega & Anthony Steward-Head... Best cast EVER!!

Cheers for the thoughts guys, We're working on a Digi Edition of SIGHT currently.

Best,

D.
Linguistic Bending - A treatise on verbal deception in metal bending
http://www.deechristopher.co.uk/products/linguistic-bending
John C
View Profile
Inner circle
The AMAZING and COMMERCIAL Chair Test
7694 Posts

Profile of John C
I don't see this on the http://www.Mindlapse.net site anywhere.

j
The ULTIMATE Routine Series:
www.professionalmagicroutines.com
25PERCENTOFF coupon until october 1, 2014
DeeChristopherMagic
View Profile
Elite user
475 Posts

Profile of DeeChristopherMagic
It's now only at http://www.magicshop.co.uk and http://www.magicbox.uk.com along with http://www.magicboutique.sg

I sold my last stock to these dealers as we will be releasing soon as a digital version that could either be performed over IM software or you can print out and laminate the cards yourself, this means that the effect will last forever without having to purchase new cards each time yours wears out.

Then again, I've been using the same card since blackpool and if you saw how much I was demoing it there you can understand the hard wearing nature!

Best,

D.
Linguistic Bending - A treatise on verbal deception in metal bending
http://www.deechristopher.co.uk/products/linguistic-bending
John C
View Profile
Inner circle
The AMAZING and COMMERCIAL Chair Test
7694 Posts

Profile of John C
Quote:
On 2009-02-08 13:37, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
SIGHT BY DEE CHRISTOPHER

Convention.



That said, despite the ease of the method in general, it will take an experienced mentalist to pull it off.

I've had a tiny bit of mentalism experience and, so far in performance, everything has gone very well.


Michael Kras


Thanks for the review M but I am confused by the above message. Does it take an EXPERIENCED MENTALIST TO PULL IT OFF or someone with a TINY BIT OF EXPERIENCE?

Thanks

J
The ULTIMATE Routine Series:
www.professionalmagicroutines.com
25PERCENTOFF coupon until october 1, 2014
DeeChristopherMagic
View Profile
Elite user
475 Posts

Profile of DeeChristopherMagic
I think Mike is referring to the presentational aspects, Any one really could pull off the basic effect, but to perform it to the potential it has, it'd take further skills, nuances, etc - It's just the same as any other mentalism effect, the basic method is simple, but in the hands of someone with a bit of experience and understanding, it could be made a miracle.

D.
Linguistic Bending - A treatise on verbal deception in metal bending
http://www.deechristopher.co.uk/products/linguistic-bending
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ebooks, PDF's or Downloads » » SIGHT by Dee Christopher (0 Likes)
<<< Previous Topic Next Topic >>>
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001- 2014 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.197315 seconds, requiring 64 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

[1] [0] [5] [0] [0] [8] [2] [8] [2] [4]