Perhaps. But "best" is a subjective term... There are lots of other equally valid things to express with Truimph besides "I got the best of some @$$h0!& in my last audience."Originally posted by Philippe Nol:
Here you have the best motivation you can find.
Agreed. I recall a suggestion about 'not looking' when shuffling... and in performance this got quite a reaction.Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
...without coming off as a bragart. However, if you use this presentation, what are you really SAYING to the audience?
it's the procedure that requires motivation.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
The MOTIVATION for any trick/effect...
But you can never have too much Guinness.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
"Ooops, I have had too much Guiness?"
I have in my notes somewhere bits and pieces of a presentation for Triumph based on this idea. It seems, to me, the best way to present it. It makes the difficulty of the resulting chaos all the more real. After all, if you're telling the story, where's the element of danger? Don't they know that the hero always wins? The question in the audience's mind then becomes "I wonder how he's going to get out of it" instead of "Oh, no! He can't get out of that! He'll have to start all over!" The great thing here is that you don't really have to do much to convince them of the fu-fd shuffle -- they'll convince themselves (assuming, of course, your acting is good -- that's a big IF for many magicians, it seems). When they see you react to the chaotic order of the deck, they'll KNOW it was an accident. It's a very strong position to be in.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
another more difficult motivation can come from accidently shuffling the deck onself
I just re-read much of that thread, it had a bunch of good stuff in it.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
I recall a suggestion about 'not looking' when shuffling... and in performance this got quite a reaction.
The infamous edit of a Vernon remark in the L&L viodeotape resissue of ""Revelations," which was restored as "Bonus Material" in the DVD reissue, concerned Vernon's dressing down of Michael Ammar for performing "Triumph" without adequate patter.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
it's the procedure that requires motivation.
Just add glorpy and flash paper and you have the newest release by Eugene Burger. Next.It could be a seance effect. We shuffle the cards upside down, in order to challenge the spirit of Houdini (or favorite dead magician) to unmix the cards and find the selected card. This may be hard to pull off, but could be beautiful in the right hands.
Hello Jacques,Originally posted by Jacques:
after "mixing" the deck i put it
in the card case and i give it to the spectator.
i ask him to shake it and to stop suddenly at the same time he name his card.