How is manipulating the ink on your skin less impressive to a layperson than having the selection in the box? I think Rizer is easily the more impressive effect, but the set up really is inconvenient. So I was more wondering at what point do you sacrifice a strong effect because set up is too difficult to maintain?
I have plenty of ways I can reveal a card. It was the concept of altering the ink on my skin that I was more intruiged in. A good equivilent to this I think is perhaps moving someone's signature, as that is still altering permanent ink.
Sanitized doesn't come out of a box. You point to the purell label on the bottle and it visually morphs into the name of their card. BTW, I do get great reactions pulling cards out of boxes and wallets. Anyways...I digress.
I think that YOU think that the card coming out of your arm is more impressive than a Purell label morphing into their selection. I have gotten fantastic reactions from Sanitized. At least as good as the reactions I have seen from people who perform Rizer. I do not perform Rizer so I can't say for sure? But really, when you got people freaking out screaming "OH MY GOD! How the BLEEP did you do that!" How do you really compare the two? One said "Oh my GOD!" and the other say "Oh MY god!" Seriously....how do you compare with any degree of accuracy one great reaction from another?
And Sanitized would fit your criteria, and then some, because you are altering a factory printed label and not just some ink you just wrote moments before.
We will need to agree to disagree. Besides, I can say without a doubt that Sanitize doesn't fit my character/style/preference. If I were to reveal my card in an interesting way, I'd burn it into the table, or maybe have it on a pin that visually changes. Tons of possibilities. But as I tried to explain before it wasn't the reveal I was interested. It was the concept of, from the laypersons eyes, manipulation of permanent ink. So some signs a card and I change the card, but the signature stays. Or taking someone's signature off a card and onto a blank check made out to me.
One thing I had thought of doing with Rizer, which I theoretically still could do if I could bring myself to post videos, is instead of a card reveal work on an animation. Maybe an eye opening
. So it looks like you draw an eye on your arm, wave your hand over it, and the eye is now open. This is also much more inline with my own style.
I think that is a far more practical effect. If the eye is the correct size you could set it up in the middle of an act. Theoretically you could use the same eye multiple times, only drawing it the first time. If you were to want a card revelation you could put a card reveal in the eye. I might actually get my moneys worth out of the effect if you don't mind me using the eye idea. I can't believe how much more practical just that small change could potentially be.