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by David Acer
December 22nd, 2009, 2:58 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Silly String of Death
Replies: 6
Views: 3975

Re: Silly String of Death

I was interested in this routine but was hoping someone had some concrete advice on how to end it. Spraying the audience or spraying your volunteer both make me nervous... If you're doing this for kids, you could start by putting on a raincoat and shower cap and have the volunteer spray you at the ...
by David Acer
December 12th, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 19916

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

I've seen Romaine (a student of Slydini's) perform the Helicopter Card trick for actual humans (a.k.a. laymen) and they loved it. Or him. Or him via it.
by David Acer
December 8th, 2009, 5:30 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

Here's a consolidated list, with 5 new entries in red. Legend: * = performed by originator 2009 *Genii, September, 2009 Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change," a visual Spellbound move: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWZWRmv-bwg">http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by David Acer
December 7th, 2009, 5:28 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Last Look at Magicana 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

A Last Look at Magicana 2009

As the last remaining sand of the hourglass that is 2009 trickles down onto the dune of history (sniff...), I'd like to thank the many contributors who helped make this year's Magicana one of the best ever: DAVID AVADON DONOVAN DESCHNER DOC DOCHERTY MATTHEW J. DOWDEN SHIV DUGGAL BOB FARMER CAMERON F...
by David Acer
November 27th, 2009, 1:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Surreal Coin-&-Card Trick PICKPOCKET
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Surreal Coin-&-Card Trick PICKPOCKET

Hi Folks, In case you're interested, or at worst stoically noncommittal, I've just posted a new demo for my coin-and-card trick, PICKPOCKET, now available at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.davidacer.com">www.davidacer.com</a><!-- w --> for only $9.50 U.S. plus shipping. Here's the li...
by David Acer
November 20th, 2009, 5:13 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Gary's routine for the Belanger cig through quarter gimmick is great. I'm also in the nowhere-near-exclusive club of people who like Gary's handling for the Belanger Cigarette Through Quarter. The Camirand Academy still sells the trick separately - you can see Gary performing it here: http://www.yo...
by David Acer
November 13th, 2009, 12:27 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Brother John Hamman's Interplay
Replies: 58
Views: 17295

Re: Brother John Hamman's Interplay

Joe Mckay wrote:Any chance for the Bob Farmer Magicana Special to hit print soon?


Bob Farmer's magic is so powerful, we had to assemble a team of experts to study the material in an undisclosed location far removed from any populated areas. Naturally this takes time.
by David Acer
November 12th, 2009, 1:24 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Brother John Hamman's Interplay
Replies: 58
Views: 17295

Re: Brother John Hamman's Interplay

As an addendum to all of the above, if anyone is willing to learn and perform Bro. Hamman's "Interplay" credibly on youtube, you will be guaranteed a place among the notables on the ever-expanding Genii-forum "List of Magicana Tricks on Youtube." Your date with immortality awaits...
by David Acer
November 11th, 2009, 10:30 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

For anyone who's interested, The Camirand Academy has posted home video of the late Gary Ouellet performing a few visual tricks and sleights from his 1990 book, CLOSE-UP ILLUSIONS. After watching this montage, I pulled the book off my shelf for a little refresher (I was fooled more than once). Here'...
by David Acer
November 9th, 2009, 11:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39168

Re: The Magic Menu

Hi Folks, I think it's worth mentioning that, in its first incarnation, the Magic Menu was a grass-roots endeavor by a working pro who was grappling with the same theatrical and practical issues as his fellow columnists and readers. To me, that gave the magazine a real-time, real-world feel that was...
by David Acer
November 4th, 2009, 2:34 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Donovan Deschner's New Letter Opener
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Donovan Deschner's New Letter Opener

If you enjoyed Donovan Deschner's hybrid card trick/book test in the September Genii ("Mind Your Ps & Qs"), you might be interested to know that he's also a comedian, and he recently posted this funny bit about a birthday gift he received on his youtube channel (as a sidenote, the shor...
by David Acer
October 27th, 2009, 9:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Meir Yedid move in "Cardworks"
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Meir Yedid move in "Cardworks"

I played with the move quite a bit in the early 1980s - you might want to explore the applications Meir published in "Incredible Close-Up Magic" (Ouellet, 1982), including an amazing barehanded production of an "invisible" poker hand. The book is still available and it's a steal ...
by David Acer
October 22nd, 2009, 9:50 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of “Around the World in 80 Dollars”
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

Video of “Around the World in 80 Dollars”

A bill routine resurrected from the July, 1991 issue of Genii magazine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y06ggWqEYmI
by David Acer
October 15th, 2009, 10:40 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Magic Publishers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Magic Publishers?

I would be remiss (and I hate being remiss) if I didn't add The Camirand Academy.
by David Acer
October 11th, 2009, 6:13 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

Steve Hook wrote: ...would it be possible for you to highlight the text of each new entry with a different color, such as red?

Steve Hook


Gladly, although I have no idea how to do that. I tried pressing 9, joining Facebook, eating a Hershey Bar. Nothing worked.
by David Acer
October 10th, 2009, 7:37 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - October 10th, 2009 - 6 new entries (Cameron Francis 2008, Dr. Sawa 2002, Bob Farmer 1992, Gary Ouellet 1988 (x2), Shigeru Sugawara 1986)] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel...
by David Acer
October 8th, 2009, 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gary Ouellet Genii Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Gary Ouellet Genii Issue

Thanks Lisa, and here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw4YU3nmRbI
by David Acer
October 8th, 2009, 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gary Ouellet Genii Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Gary Ouellet Genii Issue

Would anyone reading this happen to have a copy of the May, 1988 Genii issue with Gary Ouellet on the cover? I'm trying to find out what tricks he published there for a project I can't discuss, but, if need be, I can allude to through interpretive dance.
by David Acer
October 7th, 2009, 11:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite 4-ace production?
Replies: 25
Views: 7367

Re: Favorite 4-ace production?

For anyone who's interested, a video of Gary Ouellet performing his "Three Second Wonder" ace production (among other things) was recently posted on youtube: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVJ0PYtOW8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVJ0PYtOW8</a><!-- m...
by David Acer
October 3rd, 2009, 1:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Courtesy of Guy Camirand and The Camirand Academy, here's a video clip of Gary Ouellet performing his and Gilles Couture's handling for Bob Farmer's extremely odd trick, "The Miracle of Life." You can find it in the September, 1992 issue of Genii magazine, or in Gary's first Fulminations b...
by David Acer
October 1st, 2009, 9:50 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Book of Paranormal Tricks for "Tweens"
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Book of Paranormal Tricks for "Tweens"

Thanks Travis - it was a fun show to work on.
by David Acer
September 29th, 2009, 6:40 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Cameron Francis's "Appearing Sharpie"
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Video of Cameron Francis's "Appearing Sharpie"

Here's a video clip of Cameron Francis performing his "Appearing Sharpie." What's the effect you ask? Behold: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHC-bGMP12I">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHC-bGMP12I</a><!-- m --> This was published in the April, 2008 issue...
by David Acer
September 29th, 2009, 12:10 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Book of Paranormal Tricks for "Tweens"
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Book of Paranormal Tricks for "Tweens"

Hi Folks, With Halloween just around the corner (holding an axe), there's an appropriately timed ad for my book of paranormal tricks and hoaxes in the latest (i.e., October) Genii, called "GOTCHA! 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends." In case anyone is interested, here are some segme...
by David Acer
September 28th, 2009, 5:39 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - September 28th, 2009 - 10 new entries (David Acer 2007, Matthew Dowden 2005, Dan & Dave Buck 2003 (x7), Gary Ouellet's column 1992)] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel ...
by David Acer
September 27th, 2009, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC-CON 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 5325

Re: MAGIC-CON 2010

Tremendous line-up. Reminds me of the excitement generated by the old New York Magic Symposiums.
by David Acer
September 22nd, 2009, 5:14 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of “Up In Smoke” Coin Vanish
Replies: 0
Views: 1139

Video of “Up In Smoke” Coin Vanish

If you're not doing anything for the next 18 seconds, you might want to check out this video clip of my "Up in Smoke" coin vanish, which ran in the September, 2007 issue of Genii, and (we later discovered) is effectively a two-handed version of Jonathan Townsend's one-handed "fingerti...
by David Acer
September 19th, 2009, 8:14 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - September 19th, 2009 - 6 new entries (Jean-Pierre Vallarino x2 1992 & 2003, Homer Liwag 1993, Channing Pollack 2006, Jack Parker 2007, Herb Zarrow 2008)] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been pos...
by David Acer
September 13th, 2009, 4:07 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - September 13th, 2009 - 2 new entries (Tomo Maeda, Masao Atsukawa)] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel free to add any others you know of, or record yourself performing a tr...
by David Acer
September 10th, 2009, 5:37 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Re: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"

Pete McCabe wrote: I gained about ten pounds working on this trick. The sacrifices we make for our art.


Luckily it works both ways - I lost 61 pounds while developing my Projectile Vomit act for FISM. (which I performed to Sting's "Shape of My Heart")
by David Acer
September 8th, 2009, 1:20 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - September 8th, 2009 - 4 new entries (Kahan, Romaine, Sankey x 2)] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel free to add any others you know of, or record yourself performing a tri...
by David Acer
September 6th, 2009, 4:31 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Romaine Performing "Double Kicker"
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Video of Romaine Performing "Double Kicker"

Romaine lures me into the woods to perform his card trick, "Double Kicker," first published in Frank Garcia's "Exclusive Card Secrets" (1980), then later in Genii (April, 2005): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBbio_SvxU">http://www.youtube.com...
by David Acer
September 2nd, 2009, 9:12 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

Jacky Kahan wrote: Spellboundless
Feedback is mostly welcome :)


Looks great! A smart, simple, effective way to "reload."
by David Acer
September 2nd, 2009, 5:50 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - September 2nd, 2009 - 4 new entries (Schneider, Hollingworth, Jack Parker, Joe Turner)] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel free to add any others you know of, or record you...
by David Acer
September 2nd, 2009, 9:01 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

Going to add this one shortly: * Genii, January, 2009 Joe Turner's "Unwedding Ring" (a ring is openly threaded on a shoelace, then penetrates through the middle): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STLywL86BXE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STLywL86BXE</a><...
by David Acer
September 1st, 2009, 3:49 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Spellbound Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: Spellbound Changes

Richard Sanders uses a "pinch" rather than a palm in this Spellbound move explained in the latest Magicana (i.e., September 2009):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWZWRmv-bwg
by David Acer
September 1st, 2009, 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Gary Kurtz issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 3076

Re: A Gary Kurtz issue?

I don't think it's fair to say Gary "hates" magicians - hate is a pretty strong word to put into someone else's mouth. Gary has always had diverse artistic interests, dating back to his days as a dancer, so it's not surprising that he's moved, if not beyond magic, then certainly through it...
by David Acer
August 29th, 2009, 8:26 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - evening of August 29th, 2009 - 9 new entries] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel free to add any others you know of, or record yourself performing a trick, sleight, or rout...
by David Acer
August 29th, 2009, 6:27 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: two items from new Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 6872

Re: two items from new Genii

Jacky Kahan wrote:ok...

here you have it on YOUTUBE

comments are welcome :)
j


Hi Jacky,

Thanks for this! If you have time to post it, I'm sure people would also enjoy seeing your Spellbound move that ran in Genii a few years ago (it looks great).
by David Acer
August 29th, 2009, 6:17 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

I created a page on MagicPedia, in case it's easier for you to manage there (instead of having to continually replicate each post here : http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php/Magicana_Tricks_On_Youtube I also started adding them directly to the each issue. For Example: http://geniimagazine.com/wi...
by David Acer
August 29th, 2009, 12:39 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 9283

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

[expanded list - August 29th, 2009] As a modest start to what I hope will become a more comprehensive list, here are some tricks from Magicana that have been posted on youtube. Feel free to add any others you know of, or record yourself performing a trick, sleight, or routine you learned from Magica...

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