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James Harrison
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Well from the video, I think this would defiantly be worth chekcing out.


And for the guy who asked if it could be done with canadian money, the effect might actually look better because each bill is a different color.


Good job on this effect Daniel.
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On 2006-04-26 01:36, vlaraway wrote:


PS... Heres something that the GREED demo inspired me to do (LOL):
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That, is, AWESOME!
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Reactions like the ones in the demo do happen. But certainly not all the time. If I do a really good trick for five different groups of people at a restaurant, I will get everything from stone faced to what you see in the Greed demo.

Who cares how the people are reacting? What do you think of the effect and can you make it work for yourself?

To me, comparing Hundy and Greed is futile. They are different effects. Hundy is a super clean transformation of 5 bills. Greed is a multiphased transformation of one bill with a kicker ending.
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I remember seeing a multiphased transformation of one bill a few years ago. I think it used foreigh bills. Does anyone know what this is? Are there others?
I do remember seeng Daniel doing his at a lecture using US money and it was very good. Maybe my mind just melted and I'm thinking of the same thing. Did Gregory Wilson do a version of a one bill change?(not Hundy). Just wondering. Or did someone else do a version? My memory is overloaded...I remember the effect but I can't remember the source.

ACE
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Ace,

Yes, Gregory Wilson featured his multiphased transformation of one bill that changes currencies every time you fold it on his In Action series... The name of this effect is called Foreign Affair... I think it is a great idea, and it is very visual (with the different colors), BUT, I would have to say that GREED looks better, IMO...

But guys, heres an idea that I think would work... How about making a GREED gimmick using all different currencies? I think that would take on the same effect as Foreign Affair, but I think it would look so much better... Again, IMO...

Hope this helps,
-Vinnie
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Thanks Vinnie, I was going crazy trying to remember Foreign Affair.

I Think both Foreign Affair and Greed are worth studying to make a routine all your own.

Daniel also saids to do this in his "Torn" DVD: To study all the methods and come up with your own. Very good advice.

ACE
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Hey for those that have Greed where to you guys store it? Currently mine is in my wallet. Just curious.
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So, let me get this straight. When you make the gimmick for GREED, you only end up losing 7 dollars? So you can still spend at least the 10 and the 20?
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Nope you do "invest" a whole 37 dollars for the gimmick
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I still contend that you'll only be out $17, and other forum members have stated their belief that since you will still have 75% of the $10 bill that you can turn it in to a bank for a replacement, thus you'd only be out $7.
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I honestly don't see what's so bad about the people's reactions in the demo. If anyone has ever performed for drunk people, they'd probably get similar reactions. I've gotten people yelling like that and running away at bars. I actually think it's pretty funny to watch because DG just stands there and laughs at these people while he's soaking up the reactions. From my experience, the more you act the way these people are reacting in the demo, the more they'll pick up on that energy and start reacting the same way. From watching DG's videos, it's not doubt that he'd be a charismatic guy therefore warrant charismatic reactions from spectators. As far as the L&L Similarities... none of these people look like they've been smacked over the head and forced to react that way like L&L spectators do (You guys all know what they look like. I think Frank is my favorite phony actor). In addition (this is not meant to be racist whatsoever), reactions I get from Asian (mostly foreign) people (a lot of Japanese people for some reason) seem to be very "extreme" but completely genuine all together. They give out those gasps and sighs like you'd hear on Anime cartoons. This is completely from experience. For those that haven't performed for Asians I would highly recommend it (I'm Asian myself and I sometimes don't believe it) it brings a whole new dynamic to your confidence with performing. For those who don't believe me, check out Cyril Takayma clips on the net where he performs for Japanese audiences.

Either way, why would an "over-reaction" influence your decision to buy an effect or not. If this were the case, L&L would not sell any videos whatsoever.
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I suppose it may depend on your bank. At his lecture when he explained this, and online in the forums, DG has said that you can get the $10 and $20 exchanged at a bank, giving you a final out of pocket amount of $7.

If your bank doesn't want to trade you for your bill, try another bank, or ask a friend, I suppose.

Either way, how many of us have spent well over even the $37 on a given magic gimmick? Pretty much all of us, I'd wager.

This effect also has the potential to earn you money every time you perform it (If the people want to keep a 50 cent piece in exchange for their original dollar) and it is totally useable in paid gigs, so use it to your advantage.

Think of it as purchasing a gimmick, rather than destroying cash.

Kevin
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For those who have the manuscript, could you tell us how long my gimmick will last. if I make a 37, 17, or even only a 7 dollar gimmick, I just want to know that I won't be replacing it next week. If the gimmick starts to fall apart (I mean, if it does at all), how long will it have been since the gimmick was made. How long until the gimmick begins to look worn, tattered? I'm not trying to imply that the gimmick will be shoddy or anything, just trying to understand its longevity.
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One would assume that since the gimick is made from actual bills, longevity will be that of regular bills...

It will very greatly depending on use, how its stored and much more... but I imagine if you've ever used a mismade or any specific bill for a bill change, longevity will be roughly the same if they are treated the same.
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Hey guys...just want to let you know that....so far every question that has been asked on this forum is answered on the DVD..

It WILL cost you $7 to make the gimmick (others may argue...but I think I would know) Smile

The last gimmick I made was 4 years ago...and it is still going strong...and I perform the effect ALL THE TIME. And to be honest with you... the only reason that I made a new one was because of the remodeling of the US currency. The gimmick that I made before that I used for 6 years and it was still going strong...it even survived me jumping into a lake with it in my wallet. I explain EVERYTHING on the DVD ...

all those who have preordered... I thank you for the support.

Daniel Garcia
-Truth is made up of two things... FACT... and the ability to believe it-
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Well, looks like I have no reasons not to buy it. Looks like a it's a great trick.
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On 2006-05-02 02:46, dg magic wrote:
I explain EVERYTHING on the DVD...


Does that include why you jumped into a lake with your wallet in your pocket? Smile
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Hey Dan,

I was just wondering... Say you borrow the $1 for someone, and do the switch... Then, after the routine, when you hand them the $.50, they check it out, but they still want their dollar back... If their an out for this problem? Is it described on the DVD?

Thanks!
-Vinnie
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Greed is really good, and its self contained except for the half dollar.

vlaraway- to answer your question, you don't borrow the dollar, and you don't need to. If you do borrow the bill, then yes you need to switch it out. As Daniel said, everything is answered on the dvd. Knowing his style of explanations, and being that the whole dvd is one great trick, I'm sure the dvd explains everything.

just my two cents
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Couldn't you just give them another dollar out of your pocket and say something like "sorry I lost your dollar but here's another one to repay you...if I can have my quarter back of course". You could probably pull your wallet out and take it from a stash of dollar bills that you have so it won't look like you just gave them back the dollar that they gave you. That way you can just keep their bill and give them back another one. I've used that for cigarette vanishes and nobody has seemed to mind.
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