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by Paco Nagata
August 15th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Lovely, thank you, Paco! I will soon post an entry in my blog about your book and wish you lots of avid and inspired readers! WOW! Will you? Thank you very much! I'm really sorry that I'm not a very cybernetic man. So, I don't have a blog, specially because a have no much time for it. I mean that I...
by Paco Nagata
August 14th, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

When you asked your initial question I quite rudely thought that you were just asking a general question without any real knowledge. I am sorry I was so presumptuous. I am very impressed in your writing and your love for our craft! well done! Thank you, Christopher1979, I've never considered your p...
by Paco Nagata
August 14th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Your book seems to be a wonderful labor of love, and I look forward to diving into it! Muchas gracias for your appreciation! It means a lot to me! I'm very happy to be able (finally) to share this work with every card magic lover. Please don't feel rush or committed to read it. I don't want people ...
by Paco Nagata
August 14th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Paco, I downloaded your English translation of "The Passion of an Amateur Card Magician," and I want to commend you on what appears to be an impressive and highly readable magic book... Chetday, you cannot imagine how happy you made me for those kind words! Thank you very much for your ap...
by Paco Nagata
August 13th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

In Volume Eleven of The Vernon Revelations videos and dvds, Vernon describes his method of memorizing a deck of cards and describes an effect where a card is removed and, due to the memory cues, determined which card was missing. So, yes, Vernon did use a memorized pack. Thank you very much for you...
by Paco Nagata
August 13th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Maybe Vernon used a stack but just never talked about it.


I've heard or read (don't remember where) that Vernon used to use the Laurie Ireland stack for some mem deck effect. But don't know what effects.
by Paco Nagata
August 13th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Hola Paco nagata asumo que eres de Argentina? jeje En la reimpresion de los manuscritos de Dai Vernon hay un efecto que requiere 26 cartas ordenadas. No me acuerdo el nombre, y estoy buscando el libro, lo tengo tirado por algun lado. Estaba viendo tu libro de 600 paginas (!) parece bueno! Saludos! ...
by Paco Nagata
August 7th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

Cool. Not far away from Jazz Fusion's plot (John Guastaferro - Brainstorm Vol.2), where four Jacks vanish into a black hole. One of my favourite tricks... Nice to know that! I didn't know about "Jazz Fusion" by John Guastaferro. Thank you for the information. I don't know much about Guast...
by Paco Nagata
August 4th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Brainwave deck - your favourite presentation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Brainwave deck - your favourite presentation?

I tried once the following idea (successfully) : Preparation - You take your Brainwave deck, put it inside a blue box and keep it in the pocket. Next, you get another deck; a blue back deck with the 26 face cards of your Brainwave RED back face cards repeated twice. So, the cards from 1 to 26 are th...
by Paco Nagata
August 2nd, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Well, now I feel kind of relief, because I'm not so ignorant as I imagine. Thank you!
by Paco Nagata
August 1st, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Do you know if The Professor devoted much time to the memorised deck concept?
As far as I know, not much. Actually I don't know any trick by him regading a mem deck.
by Paco Nagata
July 26th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Steve Belchou's Aces
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Steve Belchou's Aces

This great and popular self-working routine was first published by Oscar Weigle in his “Themes and Schemes” column in Dragon, Vol. 8 No. 6, June 1939, p. 7, as it's said in the great Conjuring Credits Site by Denis Behr. https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=cards:four_ace_location_by_spectat...
by Paco Nagata
July 25th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 138
Views: 11329

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

That just pushes the dispute over to " who decides" and "what criteria". I couldn't agree more. You could argue for value/competency product. That loses the 'secret' and adds much work to ensure transmission of competency. Certainly, Art and Bussines are two different things and...
by Paco Nagata
July 25th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 138
Views: 11329

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Charlie was indeed a secretive person, but very open if he knew you. Indeed he must have been a really good friend of Fred Braue. I guess Vernon forgave him for telling Braue tons of his magic stuff without knowing him because Hugard and Braue did a very good job. So, Charlie Miller chose the ideal...
by Paco Nagata
July 23rd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 138
Views: 11329

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

... people that don't act as a magician, but as someone that have learned a trick. :idea: Agreed Let me tell you a personal situation: I'm not bad at many card magic technique as I specially love card magic, but I'm a really "dead lost" at the technique called "second deal." So,...
by Paco Nagata
July 23rd, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18324

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Many devotees of magic point out that a good magician is a good actor and a good psychologist. That would turn magic into a much more complex art than we first imagined. But this complexity does not go beyond being yourselves while you love magic. All people have a psychological and performative sid...
by Paco Nagata
July 21st, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 138
Views: 11329

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Internet is like a huge library and video library. So then, now it's much easier to get to know magic secrets, specially for free. But that's not the worrying or alarming part, since when people take time to go to the library, obviously they look for what they are interesting in. Who likes cars look...
by Paco Nagata
July 20th, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18324

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

I do take it that we need to carefully construct our presentations so they can't be backtracked, - or that, if part of. routine, the routine continues before they have the opportunity to think.[/i] That's the point in my opinion; after a "too perfect trick" I always continue with other ro...
by Paco Nagata
July 18th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 60
Views: 4831

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

I've been all my amateur card magic life hearing about ending the Ambitious Card Routine with the card in an impossible place. It's curious that, as far as I know, nobody has had the oposite idea, which would be actually the proper way to follow and finish the plot. I mean, how about putting the am...
by Paco Nagata
July 17th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

Regarding to Peter Kane's Jazz Aces, I've always like it a lot, up to the point that I conceived a metaphorical story for it that had always a good reaction among my people: Three astronauts went to the moon (AC, AH, AD) and one of them kept in the suppy boat (AS). When the astronauts were going to ...
by Paco Nagata
July 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

Not Cervon and not English but .... I’d say it gets difficult to maintain any conviction in what all those face down cards are supposed to be. https://youtu.be/axMgdVauemA I love "tomosanb" Youtube chanel. He's a really good performer, and also like Bruce Cervon's works in general, but I ...
by Paco Nagata
July 14th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 60
Views: 4831

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

My bad!
In the third edition (which is the one I have) Hugard credited most of the sleight to Vernon. Nontheless it's not specified exactly which of them. Hence, the misteries that Philippe Billot is talking about.
by Paco Nagata
July 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 60
Views: 4831

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Side note: is the pop up move Braue’s? Or Vernon’s? It was attributed to Braue because it's described in Expert Card Technique but perhaps Vernon (or Miller) did it before. The truth is out there... (music) I wonder why Hugard and Braue spoke very little about the origen of the techniques, moves, t...
by Paco Nagata
July 14th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Hokasen
Replies: 7
Views: 4393

Re: Hokasen

Max Maven wrote:
Paco Nagata wrote:the oldest Japanese magic book known, date from 1696 (October). Its title is "Shinsen Gejutsu”


As discussed in the July 1994 issue of Genii.


Wow!
So, since then a book older than that has not been discovered yet (in Japan).
by Paco Nagata
July 13th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Hokasen
Replies: 7
Views: 4393

Re: Hokasen

Just out of curiosity I have made some research, taking advantage that I understand Japanese language, and I've discovered that the oldest Japanese magic book known, date from 1696 (October). Its title is "Shinsen Gejutsu," something like "lighthearted person that play." (It's di...
by Paco Nagata
July 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 60
Views: 4831

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Christopher1979 wrote:Also, bending the card and make it pop to the top is always really visual


To me it's not worth to perform an Ambitious Card Routine without including the fantastic Braue pop-up effect. That great effect just seems to be made for that routine.
by Paco Nagata
July 12th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 60
Views: 4831

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

I've been all my amateur card magic life hearing about ending the Ambitious Card Routine with the card in an impossible place. It's curious that, as far as I know, nobody has had the oposite idea, which would be actually the proper way to follow and finish the plot. I mean, how about putting the amb...
by Paco Nagata
July 11th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18324

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Someone needs to create a gimmick that will cause a sensation of tickling or movement in the spectator's hand when the bunnies are in there. When I was a child, in the 80', I watched in a (Spanish) TV show a Tamariz's performance of that routine. At the end of the routine he tapped the spectator's ...
by Paco Nagata
July 10th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18324

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

"Total Coincidence" by Tamariz. It's the card trick routine I've got the strongest reaction. However, the reaction of the viewers depends on many factors; not only the trick itself, but the mood of the people, the enviroment, the expressiveness of the magician, the number of people watchin...
by Paco Nagata
July 10th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 23
Views: 4633

Re: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

There is a routine, created in 1947 by Leo Horowitz and Dr. Jacob Daley, entitled Aces High, presented as follows: "There are four phases in this routine, at the finish of which the D.F. cards are no longer in the deck, the deck is complete and you may continue with other effects if you so des...
by Paco Nagata
July 10th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 23
Views: 4633

Re: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

Long time ago I had an idea about it. A card magician friend of mine told me that he saw that idea published, but didn't remember where. The idea is as follow: Perform "Triumph" with the four gaffed Aces, which is very easy, and follow your show with MacDonald's Aces. To finish, you can ta...
by Paco Nagata
July 9th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon's routine?
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Dai Vernon's routine?

Hello everybody! Does anybody know if the following routine is Vernon's? It's about the Bob Hummer CATO principle: The magician writes two predictions in two piece of papers. Shows 8 red cards and 8 black cards. Alternates them red, black, red, black... Hands the pile to a spectator and ask for turn...

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