Originally posted by Frank Velasco:
I understand what everyone is saying BUT
Regarding the card case, I patter that once the carda are in the case that the cards are isolated and cannot be tampered with. The spectators are holding the card case cupped with both hands. I recap what has occurred so far so the opening of the card case later is justified as it has kept the cards "safe" from any tampering.
I did not have enough time to really demo the effect on the video. I want to re-shoot it...
Like I said, I have never been questioned returning the cards to the box by laymen. As magicians we tend to overthink our processes and procedures. Many laymen have mentioned and said "You put the cards in the box so I know you could not touch them". WOW!!
As I always say "I let the spectators decide how I perform my effects. It is YOUR best feedback you can get".
For the magicians that prefer not using a card case, there will be TWO alternative handlings for NEVER using the card case by both Dr. John Aime and Christopher Williams.
They are both excellent and diabolical handlings and will be included in the download and instructions.
I hope this answers everyone's concerns...
I understand that we magicians may look at things differently then laymen, however, we can only comment on what is in the demo you displayed.
Again, you can defend your demo all you want, but as others have mentioned this does not seem to be a step forward for the ACAAN effect. This is a method that may work very well for you, but this type of effect is what is destroying magic, for ME. The price for this one effect, is $35 and the demo leaves me lacking.
Maybe this effect would be better off as a submission to a magazine. I understand you want to make money, but just because you have a "new" method, (which may or may not be, because I don't know what it is), doesn't mean it is worthy of individual purchase.
Now, I am not trying to attack you and I am sure you will get defensive, I am just giving my opinion from what I have seen from a demo linked to a website from a guy I know nothing about.
And I by no means am trying to stop or walk upon your creation of new magic, I just question how you are bringing it to the community. Have you shown the effect to working pros and obtained inputs outside of your "circle" of magical friends?
But who am I?