Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Who needs to justify anything in the entertainment realm?...The card moves up... you tip the cards out onto the table and put the case away. CURTAIN, act is over!
I'm looking for more than that. First up, no curtain. I want them right up close so they can enjoy the magic.
In this case, I like the effect A LOT.
The magic seems to happen in a small area, about a half inch by two and a half inches to be specific. When asking folks to get that close and zoom in their attention to an event happening visibly in that space, they will need a good reason later to zoom their attention out and back to normal social (eyes, face, hands, table ) frame.
This change of attention frame is important to the performer at the conclusion, and the effect itself calls for nothing more than gingerly taking the protruding card from the case and deck and offering it to the signer as a souvenir after its travels. * edit * I keep getting the image of using a coffee stirrer or post-it or something for this trick. Where a post-it would be stuck on the the bottom card and wind up stuck on the top card (selected)
As described all attention is likely to be WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENED, at the top of that card case. The METHOD may call for some additional actions. These may be better accomplished when they come in the context (motivated) by some intent, say in Dean Dill's suggested use as a Divider card (Maxwell's Demon indeed!) which has separated the hot and cold before your very eyes.
Hence my question about HOW CLOSE can you get with the thing. No criticism made of Gaeton Bloom or Pete Biro.