Juliana Chen – The world’s first lady of magic and first magician of Chinese heritage to win a world championship brings you – Original Card Shooting DVD.
In this sensational DVD:
Juliana teaches you:
- Shooting single, double, and triple cards
- Juliana’s Style of Card Manipulation
- How to take care of cards
- Juliana Chen’s Winning Act
- History of Juliana Chen
A powerful new plot involving the entire audience…
The performer holds up a card with a word written on it – the audience concentrates on it and a volunteer reads their minds!
”In 1952, in the jungles of the island of Koshima, in Japan, scientists made one of the strangest discoveries of all time…”
The performer holds up a large card so everyone in the audience can see it – everyone except a volunteer on stage with her eyes closed. The card has a word printed on it – perhaps it reads Canada. As the audience concentrates on the word, the volunteer is asked to think of a country…
Her choice matches the card shown to the audience!
The effect can be repeated with one or more volunteers and a variety of choices: from rock bands to six-digit numbers…
At this point you may be wondering how the heck can a volunteer know what everyone else is thinking?! If you’re guessing this involves some kind of switch or flap so the volunteer looks at a different card than the audience, you’d be wrong — everyone looks at the same card at the same time!
When I first performed this for a group of mentalists, many of them came up to me afterwards and confessed that they thought I was using stooges. I wasn’t.
The 100th Monkey Effect is the controversial scientific theory that when enough individuals think the same thought, then that thought can spread to others as if it is ”in the air”.
The spectator chooses any card. The card can be signed if you like. You place the card back directly into the deck. The insertion of the card is 100% natural, without fumbling around.
The deck goes face down on the table or on the floor. The deck can be cut by the spectator before the Haunting begins.
There is nothing attached between you and the deck or the table. The deck can also be covered with a large glass bowl, to proof, that no connection to the deck is possible. You walk away from the table as far as you like and concentrate, after a few seconds and a magical gesture the upper half of the deck slowly starts to move, so SLOWLY and SPOOKY, that the spectators probably will believe in ghosts or in your magical powers.
Penn and Teller’s hit show Fool Us had a simple premise: perform an effect that the duo couldn’t figure out. Only two magicians fooled Penn & Teller in the initial show, and one of those was John Archer. He did so with a smart, simple routine called ”Blank Night”.
Trevor Lewis performs his famous 5 card trick with 5 red cards, but somehow the black Queen of Spades reappears each time he places the card away, ruining his trick completely.
For over 25 years Steve Spill has been amazing audiences worldwide with his fantastic version of the classic Needle Swallowing act. The act is without question the definitive routine for the discerning performer. It’s got it all!
You freely display a mediocre Poker hand with blue (or red) backs. You square the cards, make a magical gesture (if you like) and immediately show that the five cards changed into the best possible Poker hand–A Royal Flush. For an unbelievable ending you now turn the cards face down to show that each card has a different back.
Imagine. Borrowing a cell phone, then placing it in your spectator’s hands. With a simple magical gesture, you cause their iPhone to become COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT!
Imagine your spectator signs a blank card.
With your spectator’s phone, a photo of spectator holding their own signed blank card is taken.
The spectator mentally reflects on a playing card.
Their own signed blank card turns into a SIGNED thought of card in their OWN phone. This is crazy!
The magician predicts ahead of time the exact identity of a card freely chosen by a spectator not a stooge.
The prediction is sealed in an envelope, which was hanging above the heads of the audience!
Here’s the original ”Phil” EFFECT: A deck of cards is set down on a table. A spectator is asked simply to think of any playing card, and the magician says he will name it. After a moment of thought, the performer declares, ”The name of your card is Phil! You know, short for Phillip!” The audience is understandably a bit surprised. The pack is removed and then shown to have different names printed boldly on the back of every card. When the deck is turned face up and the card named by the spectator is found, it is the one and only card named Phil!
C4 is the ultimate color changing card case in which a case of playing cards changes from red to blue. It is the culmination of years of thought, trial and error, and a goal. The goal was to visibly change the color of a playing card case. But it wasn’t just to do that. It was to create a magical moment that was so clean and so fair that I would want it as part of my act. And now it is.