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by Jason Ladanye
January 28th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Royal Open
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Royal Open

Here's a performance of Royal Open from my latest set of lecture notes.

https://youtu.be/IT3sFQM4rRU

Happy Hijacking:)
by Jason Ladanye
January 22nd, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hand Care
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Hand Care

Do you care what your audience thinks about your hands?

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/hand-care/

Happy Hijacking:)
by Jason Ladanye
December 19th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: TRICS 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 563

TRICS 2019

In the past few years, I’ve performed at quite a few magic conventions, from MAES, Magic Live, The Session, and Magi-fest to The Assembly in Australia and Abbott’s in Michigan. However, my most recent convention appearance was quite different. I had the pleasure of lecturing and performing in the ga...
by Jason Ladanye
November 27th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 5 things for the professional
Replies: 0
Views: 443

5 things for the professional

These are five things you MUST start doing if you're not already: https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/five-t ... -magician/

Happy Hijacking:)
by Jason Ladanye
November 17th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Latin Quarter
Replies: 0
Views: 348

The Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter. There's some great history behind this deck!

https://youtu.be/1uGso-5Mbq8

Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lABzBaamKE
by Jason Ladanye
September 7th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Allen Kennedy Centers and more...
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Allen Kennedy Centers and more...

New video is up:

https://youtu.be/8aZyLNT-y4w

Enjoy:)
by Jason Ladanye
August 18th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Are you reaching your goals?
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Are you reaching your goals?

New blog is up. Are you reaching your goals?

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/reaching-your-goals/

Happy Hijacking:)
by Jason Ladanye
July 26th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What kind of dealing grips are you using?
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: What kind of dealing grips are you using?

Joneseymagic wrote:Fred’s


Wrong thread. This thread is about apostrophes.
by Jason Ladanye
May 28th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Would you do the same?
Replies: 0
Views: 802

Would you do the same?

by Jason Ladanye
May 11th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perfect timing
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

Perfect timing

New blog is up! Find out more about the perfect time to do anything.

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/perfect-timing/
by Jason Ladanye
April 1st, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Custom Deck!
Replies: 2
Views: 522

New Custom Deck!

So many cardists and magicians have produced their own pack of playing cards. Well, it’s finally my turn. What happens when elegance and class meets my brand? Check out my first custom deck:

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/my-first-custom-deck/
by Jason Ladanye
March 3rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic Circle
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Magic Circle

by Jason Ladanye
February 12th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Shade
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Shade

by Jason Ladanye
February 4th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Conflict in Story Effects
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Conflict in Story Effects

New blog is up! Read my take on conflict in story effects. You can watch how I do this in a recent performance of Ladanye's Ultimate Triumph.

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/confli ... y-effects/

https://youtu.be/WszXsYT1Jow
by Jason Ladanye
January 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 33
Views: 3658

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Jason: Do you give away the deck at the end of shows? I know that Darwin Ortiz has written about that strategem and I've tried it a couple of times, but I'm not sure if it made any difference or not in the minds of the spectators. Also, I've stuck with Bikes forever because of 1) force of habit 2) ...
by Jason Ladanye
December 31st, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 33
Views: 3658

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

My gut tells me the thinner may mess up the ink on the card box. If anyone tries this idea please post the results.

-Jason
by Jason Ladanye
December 30th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 33
Views: 3658

Bicycle playing card quality

I still use the cheap Bikes. What do you use?

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/bicycl ... d-quality/
by Jason Ladanye
December 20th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5998

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Here's another review of Game Changer! Enjoy:)))

https://youtu.be/KKfCy2zaT3c
by Jason Ladanye
December 19th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Are you ready to make the jump?
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Are you ready to make the jump?

by Jason Ladanye
November 25th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 16668

Re: Ricky Jay Death

by Jason Ladanye
November 2nd, 2018, 11:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Game Changer is finally here!
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: Game Changer is finally here!

Here's the opening effect in the book:

https://youtu.be/FxKNG7glsHM
by Jason Ladanye
October 26th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Game Changer is finally here!
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Game Changer is finally here!

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/card-magic/game-changer-jason-ladanye/ Game Changer is a sensational collection of magic and gambling effects with cards. This book picks up right where his critically-acclaimed debut Confident Deceptions left off. Jason has once again raised the bar with 18 n...
by Jason Ladanye
October 22nd, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5998

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

But does it have a poker deal?
by Jason Ladanye
October 20th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5998

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Correction: The idea of exchanging hands at the end and still winning when the spectator* has four Twos gives the effect a strong finish.

I responded before my morning coffee. My fault.
by Jason Ladanye
October 20th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5998

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Stripper deck. 25 high cards and 27 low cards stripped and sections reversed. Any card from the high beats any card form the low (e.g., high is all royal flush cards plus four 9s to make 25 high cards. Several spectators shuffle the deck. Magician shuffles and cuts a few times stripping out all low...
by Jason Ladanye
October 17th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5998

Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Hey everybody! Here's one of the strongest effects in my act: https://youtu.be/fezEJY9sceg I've been closing my act with this effect for about 5 years now. And, it's finally available in my new book Game Changer! By the way, the release of the new book is MUCH closer than you think. (The champagne i...
by Jason Ladanye
October 6th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Content
Replies: 0
Views: 652

New Content

Here's my latest video: https://youtu.be/vBnZAk0f7fM It features card flourishes, advanced card control, perfect table faros, an ace production, the bottom deal, and a full-deck control that uses a standard casino shuffle that ends in new-deck order. Leave a comment and let me know what you think! A...
by Jason Ladanye
October 1st, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bad habits to avoid as a magician
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Bad habits to avoid as a magician

New blog is UP! In this blog, I’m listing seven bad habits to avoid as a magician.

https://bit.ly/2P1jOBt

Have you done anything on the list?
by Jason Ladanye
September 17th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Video
Replies: 0
Views: 612

New Video

New video. Enjoy:

https://youtu.be/AitHOtRsJFE

Strikes, Ace productions, and stacks.
by Jason Ladanye
September 12th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: New ACAAN

I have to agree, there's nothing quite like the clarity in the Berglas effect. No context needed!
by Jason Ladanye
September 11th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

New ACAAN

New Blog is up! Read about one of my favorite effects from my new book Game Changer: A Numbers Game (Ladanye's ACAAN)

Blog: https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/ladanyes-acaan/

Video: https://youtu.be/MqMMSyw5x0U

What's your favorite version of this classic plot?
by Jason Ladanye
September 3rd, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Once in a lifetime moment
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Once in a lifetime moment

That is a GREAT story! I walked up to a group of guests at a walk-around gig prepared to perform an effect of mine called Quick Change Artist. The setup is the four Aces and the four Jacks on top of the deck and the suit order is memorized for this particular routine. When I walked up to the group, ...
by Jason Ladanye
September 3rd, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Once in a lifetime moment
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Once in a lifetime moment

New Blog is up! Read about this once in a lifetime moment! https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/once-in-a-lifetime/

Do you have any once in a lifetime moments when performing or practicing?
by Jason Ladanye
August 31st, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Video
Replies: 4
Views: 805

New Video

Here's a new video that features shuffle control, productions, and centers. Enjoy:

https://youtu.be/MM3TrFOpOvw
by Jason Ladanye
August 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 2083

Re: Finding a mentor

I agree. The Ascanio and Tamariz books have taught me quite a bit as well. I'm exited to finally meet Tamariz at Magi-fest next year. We are both performing along with a bunch of other amazing performers. ( https://www.magifest.org ) Someone else here mentioned Designing Miracles. That is a great bo...
by Jason Ladanye
August 13th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Finding a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 2083

Finding a mentor

Here are my thoughts on finding a mentor. What are your thoughts?

https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/finding-a-mentor/
by Jason Ladanye
July 9th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: How your character influences your material
Replies: 5
Views: 3425

Re: How your character influences your material

EndersGame,

Yes exactly. Knowing your character well really makes everything easier. Even the best version of an effect, with the best method and presentation just may not fit. For example, The Haunted Pack. I just can't see how my character would do that effect.

-Jason

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