Juan Tamariz - cardtoon with a twist

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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 07/10/09 05:48 PM

Tamariz version of the great Cardtoon & Unshuffled....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79KPoAUeYU8
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Postby Richard Hatch » 07/10/09 06:58 PM

Wow, thanks Mats. That is really inspirational! How many of us do either (or both) of those tricks as originally described? Tamariz doesn't just combine them but gets much more out of either than anyone I've ever seen. He is the Master! He never stops thinking! Thanks!
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Postby Travis » 07/10/09 08:16 PM

Phenomenal, Maestro.
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Postby greg manwaring » 07/11/09 03:38 AM

wow, 8 minutes of entertainment with one effect (well, with subplots along the way). A true lesson in how much entertainment you can get from a single effect, when you embrace the performer in you. That in comparison to someone who simply slams out a ton of tricks in one sitting, where they simply rely on the mystification of the clever trick itself.
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Postby Matthew Field » 07/11/09 05:25 AM

This is a good example of why Tamariz is worthy of study. He shows the top card of the Cardtoon deck, then shows half the card beneath, concealing the animation and demonstrating it's just a deck with a picture on the backs (presumably identical stick figures). He shuffles the set-up deck. He uses the first Faro to show Two of Clubs written on the side of the deck four times -- the 8 of Clubs (a selected card)! He shows another side with Ace of Spades written on it, another selection. It seems impossible for all these messages to appear on two sides of a deck.

Watch how he demonstrates the animation effect. Not once, as most people would do it, but flipping through it partially several times to the point where the stick figure reaches into the hat. Eventually, he flips through the deck at least half a dozen times showing the card revelation. And there's not just one card in play -- there are three.

But he's not done. He uses half the deck to show another message on the side of the deck. Then, after the Faro, he shows the cards in new deck order.

Not finished yet. He spreads the cards to show "The End" ("Fin") written in blue on the edges of the cards. He personalizes the stick figure as "Juanito".

Good lord. All this from a piece of "slum" magic (no disrespect to Dan Harlan for his great trick). This man is a genius.

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Postby greg manwaring » 07/11/09 06:43 AM

Yes Matt, a great lesson in personalizing an effect to suit 'you' and how you perform!
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Postby Darryl Harris » 07/11/09 07:22 AM

Oh Yeah... Sr. Tamariz is the best example of a man who does not stop thinking too soon, and settling. Damn... That was effin' brilliant.
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Postby Jim Martin » 07/11/09 11:17 AM

Thanks for that post, Mats. His comibnation of the two effects is only the beginning.

Foremost in my thoughts is admiration for Tamariz's construction of the piece - very organic, with beginning-middle(extensive)-end, then a great coda (the 'Fin').

We are very lucky to be here with Maestro Tamariz - bravo bravo bravo.

Viva Tamariz! (... y Juanito)
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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 07/11/09 02:31 PM

HE speaks very good spanish, too.
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