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Christopher
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I'm looking for a closer for my mentalism segment of my show in 2021. Every year, my producer wants me to have an entirely new show, and after 17 years, I'm having a hard time putting together my finally. I usually lean more towards comedy than really hard hitting and baffling finales. Right now, I'm planning to do my version of Sheer Luck, followed my an invisible book test. I just need something as the finale for this segment. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Any budget in mind?
Christopher
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I really don't have any budget restrictions.
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Are you doing mentalism or mental magic? I believe your in Branson so I would pursue mental magic.
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A great finale is a complex beast. For me, there are 3 elements that have worked in my past. You first need to have a very strong basic effect you pay off that meets the expectations of the audience. Then you need to have a secondary climax that was another through line proceeding along a parallel path the audience wan’t aware of until you revealed it as the real goal... then you need a surprise kicker that comes completely from left field. These three elements, if done correctly, will short circuit the senses to create the finale you need. It might be a callback to a previous effect, or something else but the structure works. The climaxes must occur in an increasing pace to work correctly. 1... 2, 3! It is the 3rd climax when they are just starting to comprehend the 2nd one that does the trick and makes them give up all reason. Now fill in the blanks. Good luck!
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On Dec 22, 2020, Ray Pierce wrote:
A great finale is a complex beast. For me, there are 3 elements that have worked in my past. You first need to have a very strong basic effect you pay off that meets the expectations of the audience. Then you need to have a secondary climax that was another through line proceeding along a parallel path the audience wan’t aware of until you revealed it as the real goal... then you need a surprise kicker that comes completely from left field. These three elements, if done correctly, will short circuit the senses to create the finale you need. It might be a callback to a previous effect, or something else but the structure works. The climaxes must occur in an increasing pace to work correctly. 1... 2, 3! It is the 3rd climax when they are just starting to comprehend the 2nd one that does the trick and makes them give up all reason. Now fill in the blanks. Good luck!



Thank you very much for excellent advice!!!
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