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Topic: 30 seconds to impress
Message: Posted by: kinesis (Nov 11, 2004 03:39AM)
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!!!
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 11, 2004 07:15AM)
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.
Message: Posted by: davidmagic (Nov 11, 2004 08:36AM)
Keep it simple. 100 dollar bill switch? Quick sponge ball routine?
Message: Posted by: rikbrooks (Nov 11, 2004 11:32AM)
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.
Message: Posted by: hkwiles (Nov 11, 2004 12:29PM)
Go for CMH anytime !

Message: Posted by: kinesis (Nov 11, 2004 03:28PM)
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 :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Nov 11, 2004 04:25PM)
Confusion. You have this posted in two places. See my answers on the other thread.
Message: Posted by: kinesis (Nov 12, 2004 03:43AM)
Thanks Pete, I posted here for the finger flinger's response and also posted for the close-uper's response.
Message: Posted by: markhammagi (Nov 14, 2004 09:26AM)
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.
Message: Posted by: TheHelpingHand (Nov 14, 2004 10:44AM)
Why don't you just do the trailer? lol

Stick to visual: Color Changes, PK Effects, Bill Switches (Hundy 500), and Flourishes.
Message: Posted by: cataquet (Nov 15, 2004 10:56AM)
Kinesis, if you only have 30 seconds, I can't imagine anything better than the Splash Bottle production.
Message: Posted by: mike gallo (Nov 15, 2004 11:32AM)
Presto Chango is short sweet and very visual...also basic in technique...it can be found in Bobo's...check it out.

Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Nov 15, 2004 04:32PM)
I would stick to visual things that are easy to teach, like cig through quarter, vanishing hank in tt, etc.
Message: Posted by: harris (Nov 16, 2004 06:06PM)
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.

Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Nov 18, 2004 04:04PM)
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!
Message: Posted by: james_magic (Nov 19, 2004 01:53AM)
IT would be awesome, viewers love the idea of defying gravity.
Message: Posted by: k (Nov 19, 2004 03:13AM)
Ash trough body?
I do a version where the ash jumps from one hand to the others...
Message: Posted by: Dolphin (Nov 19, 2004 04:46AM)
Card Warp maybe?:)
Message: Posted by: budzy (Nov 19, 2004 05:29AM)
Check out Harry Loraynes transposition breakthrough.
Its in either Personal Secrets or My Favorite Card Tricks.

Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Nov 19, 2004 08:24AM)
Teach her some quick street magic routines!
Show her 2-3 colorchanges
Ballet cut
And one floating object trick!
And you will have 30 sec!
check out the Brad Christians Commercial!
Message: Posted by: markhammagi (Nov 19, 2004 01:17PM)
Harry Lorayne's "Transposition Breakthrough" (both versions) can be found in his book "My Favorite Card Tricks" on pages 45-53.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Nov 19, 2004 01:27PM)
Color changes, and other quick, but visual effects.