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Effects that shouldn’t work - but do. The routines on this DVD use methods that will increase your confidence in performing as you learn just how much you can get away with as a performing magician.
Justin teaches you how to incorporate the most crucial parts of the routine into everyday gestures, offbeat moments - and even having spectators do the ‘dirty work’ for you. From the seemingly brave to out-right-ballsy, Justin shows just what performing ‘Bold’ can do for you.
By breaking every rule we know about performing, Justin shows that magicians are completely wrong about how spectators should react, and how much you can ‘get away with’ by mirroring the energy of your audience.
His presentations challenge the perceptions of both spectators and magicians alike, taking classic effects and spinning them on their head, with moves and changes that appear to break the laws of physics, using everyday objects and ‘discovered’ occurrences.
Bold is all about real people with real reactions, getting the most out of your audience, and understanding that every person reacts differently. Bold is about bringing out what Justin calls the ‘I gotta go to Church now’ reactions.
Effects that have a visible psychological effect on the face of the spectators. Reactions that happen seconds after the magic has passed - as the brain seems to ‘break’ and recover, and then break again, as it tries to process what has just happened.
ON THE DVD:
A indentation made with a ring in one hand moves across to link on the palm of the other hand. This goes beyond card tricks. This is an effect that steps you out of your comfort zone straight away.
Card to Shoe
The performance alone is a masterclass on audience management. Justin doing what he does best. This is the trick Justin ends every card set with, a signed card disappears from the deck and appears, cleanly, impossibly, in your shoe.
A torn and restored card that comes from nowhere. A signed card is cleanly torn into four separate segments. With a wave over the pieces, the card has instantly and visibly restored. The fastest T’n’R you’ll ever see.
8 Card Transpo
An Oil and Water routine like you’ve never seen. A packet of four Kings are clearly alternated with a packet of four sevens, to create a mixed packet of 8 cards. When turned over, the packets have instantly separated again. The kicker on this effect comes when the packets visually change in the blink of an eye.
A fun torn and restored bill routine built around the classic ‘sawing a lady in half’. A borrowed and signed bill is placed into a folded card before being torn in half. Both halves are shown to contain half the bill, before they are brought back together, and cleanly restored -signature and all.
A torn and restored rubber band that pieces itself back together on their outstretched hand. The concept behind this method has multiple applications, and this is just one Justin came up with as a startling piece of magic that happens ‘off the cuff’.
A flashy palm that can be used to change one card for another in the centre of the deck, or used by itself as a series of card changes. This effect is a brilliant exploration of how a trick comes to be and how Justin’s creative process works through experimentation.
A complete turnaround of the classic collectors. This is an effect that shatters the understanding of even the most observant of spectators - it’s a beautiful routine for absolutely throwing magicians. Three chosen cards are ‘lost' in the deck, to be found by four kings. Cards that change into double backers, cards that disappear from the packet and blind alley after blind alley. This is an effect that will completely surprise.
A truly deceptive control based on an idea from Harry Lorayne. A card is chosen from the centre of the pack, placed back in the centre by the spectator, and before the deck is squared - the card has been controlled to the top of the deck. Used as a card force or as a phase in an ambitious card routine, this is a deceptive an easy move you’ll be playing with for the fun of it.
With Bold you'll learn;
• How to structure your magic so that you can roll and adapt to every situation.
• Why Justin gets the best reactions to his magic - and how you can too.
• How to direct attention to where you want it to be - and more importantly - where you don't want it to be.
• Why you shouldn't perform to magicians - but how to break their minds if you do.
• How to gain full control of your audience by making them part of the show.
• The casual actions that hide the 'dirty work' right in front of their faces.
And MUCH MORE.
Each carefully crafted effect on this DVD teaches more than simple mechanics. Audience management through scripting, timing, angles and psychology are all taught in context of each routine.
Bold teaches you to be the best magician that you can be - not for yourself, but because you owe it to your spectators. It’s the first step in getting you out the door and onto the streets with your magic. The next step is up to you.
Take your magic from guts to glory ... with BOLD.