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 Post subject: Easy Money + Variations
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:56 pm 
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I decided to make this post to inform people of the best trick in the world. Patrick Page's Easy Money. Here, I will discuss all of the variations of Easy Money, and my thoughts on them. I love this trick, and I have purchased almost every variation. I will also give you links to where you can purchase the effects. I will edit this post every time a new variation comes out. This is an improved post, I posted the original over at the Penguin Magic forums. Unfortunately, I made some major mistakes. I corrected them all in this post. Let's start with the original...

Easy Money: Invented by Patrick Page, Easy Money was the start for most multiple bill switches. With just a rub, four pieces of paper change into money. The gimmick is the same as many later variations, including Hundy 500. To my knowledge, the original can only be found in two places.
-HERE is a DVD with Patrick Page teaching. It's Patrick Page's Rope Magic and Magic with Paper DVD.
-HERE is a new DVD put out by L and L Publishing on the original Easy Money. It's great because it's free with all orders over $25!
-FUN INC,. will be producing a DVD on the original Easy Money, featuring John Lovick.

Flash Cash: This goes by many different names, but was invented by Fred Kaps. It's his version of Easy Money, which Pat Page agreed was better than his. This uses a much simpler gimmick than Pat's, but is not as clean.
-HERE Michael Ammar teaches the effect. Even though it is called Easy Money, it is Flash Cash.
-HERE is a booklet only available from Magic Inc,. located in Illinois. Although it's named Easy Money, it really teaches Flash Cash. It not only explains how the effect is done, it tells some history on the effect as well. There are many illustrations, which are all drawn by Jay Marshall. It's a very good booklet. Also, I only paid about $6, they muse have not updated their website.
-HERE are Fred Kaps' lecture notes. The trick "Newspaper to Dollars" is what I assume to be Flash Cash. I don't have the notes so I cannot confirm this.
-HERE is something that is basically the same as Flash Cash. Same gimmick, same trick. The only difference is the name.
VIDEO: HERE is a performance by Fred Kaps himself.

Hundy 500: Tim Trono urged Gregory Wilson to release this masterpiece. This uses the same gimmick as the original Easy Money, not Flash Cash. You basically spin the folded packet of bills, and the change into a different denomination. It's not too difficult to do, but does require practice. This is available in two formats.
-HERE is Gregory Wilson teaching his effect on DVD. It covers everything you need, with multiple angles.
-I am not sure if a booklet was released of Hundy 500. A few of my friends claim to have it. I couldn't find it, but I should mention it anyways.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video for Hundy 500.
VIDEO: HERE is a video of Oz Pearlman performing this.

Show Me the Money: I am ashamed to include this. Magic Makers did a bad thing. This is a total knock-off of Gregory Wilson's Hundy 500. You can find this on one DVD.
-HERE is the DVD, The Reserve. It knocks-off many great tricks, and I don't recommend this DVD.

Paper to Money Plus: This does not use the same gimmick as Hundy 500 or Easy Money. It used a totally different gimmick, which I don't particularly like. It is visual, though. There is a demo of this effect on one of the Reel Magic Quarterly issues. This is a trick you have to buy singly.
HERE is Paper to Money Plus.

Handy 500: Found as a bonus in a DVD, not a lot of people heard of this variation. Dan White, the man who taught Digital Dissolve on the DVD, invented this. It uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. This variation is worth considering because the bills change inside the spectator's hand. The spectator holds the five bills, and you wave your hand over them and they change. This can only be found as a bonus on a DVD.
-HERE is Juan's Hundred Dollar Bill Switch. As a bonus on this DVD, Dan White quickly teaches his Handy 500. The gimmick is not taught, and he goes over everything quickly.

Slow Burn: Richard Sanders, an awesome guy, created one of the most visual variations to date. The gimmick is the same as Hundy 500. This can be found in two places.
-HERE is the original DVD of Slow Burn. Everything is explained in great detail, and there are multiple angles.
-HERE Richard Sanders quickly teaches Slow Burn. I will talk more about this DVD in a little while.
VIDEO: HERE is a performance from the original Slow Burn DVD.
VIDEO: HERE is an updated video performance.

Heiny 500: Karl Hein's variation is arguably the best on the market. John Lovick, otherwise known as Handsome Jack, still thinks this is the best variation to date. Five bills slowly and visibly change to a higher denomination. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. This effect can be found in two places.
-HERE is the effect taught on a high quality DVD produced by Kozmo Magic. Everything is taught well, except for the gimmick.
-This can also be found in Karl's lecture DVD. The DVD is only available through Karl Hein's lecture. I have yet to see this DVD, so I don't know much about it.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video with Karl Hein.

3D Cash: I do not have this DVD. In this, there are three bill changes. I have no idea what the gimmick is. I heard complaints about the packet being too large and noticeable. Also, I heard the DVD was not produced that well.
-HERE is Mark Allen teaching this effect on DVD.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo of 3D Cash.

Vicissitube: I do not have this. This is taught on a DVD as one of the tricks. I have heard good things about this variation.
-HERE is Cory Burke's DVD Voracity. On this DVD, there are many tricks taught. One of the tricks is Vicissitube.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video for Voracity. There is a quick clip of Vicissitube in this.

Extreme Burn: From the creator of Slow Burn, comes the most visual variation ever. Richard Sanders is awesome for thinking of this. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500, with a little something extra to make all of the changes work. There are nine hyper-visual changes on this DVD. I wrote a review for this HERE. This is the best variation ever, in my opinion, to be concocted.
-HERE is the Extreme Burn DVD. It teaches how to make the gimmick and all nine changes expertly. Slow Burn is one of the nine changes.
VIDEO: HERE is the official demo video of Extreme Burn.
VIDEO: HERE is a video of one of the nine changes taught on the DVD.

Prophet: Theory 11 released this at a bad time. Tom Isaacson has created an interesting variation with permission from Patrick Page. There are two changes taught on this DVD. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. I wrote a review for this HERE.
-HERE is the DVD in which you can learn Prophet. It is taught by Tom Isaacson in 32 minutes.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video of Prophet.

Alpha Cash: This variation is by Jay Noblezada, and makes me sad. This is exactly the same as Fred Kaps' Flash Cash. It's just recycled and repackaged. I emailed Jay and asked what separated his variation, with no response. Sorry Penguin, but this is just bad.
-HERE is Jay Noblezada's DVD Money, in which this trick is taught in.
-HERE is Jay Noblezada's DVD Download Money, in which this trick is taught.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo of Money, which Alpha Cash is talked about.

Visceral: Derek Roberts, the man who brought us Departure, publishes his handling on Easy Money. Unlike many other variations, this one is done at chest level. It's nice because it helps feature the magicians face when performing. It's used as a simile with Coins Across/Three Fly.
-HERE is Derek Roberts teaching this on DVD.
VIDEO: HERE is the official demo for this effect.

Foreign Exchange: A marketed item from Jim Pace, uses the same gimmick as Patrick Page’s “Easy Money”.
-I was not able to find this marketed item anywhere.

Money for Nothin' and Tricks for Free: This by Phil Cass of Australia and is also virtually identical to “Easy Money”.
-HERE is a place where Phil's lecture notes can be found, "OH NO! NOT A MAGICIAN!!", which contains this effect.

Dollarama:: A marketed item from Bob King. It is based on Fred Kaps’s “Flash Cash”, but the gimmick has been changed a bit so the moment of transformation is altered slightly.
-HERE is one place you can get this marketed effect.

Lotto Cash: This is by Peter Studebaker. It is similar to Kaps’s “Flash Cash”—a handful of lottery tickets turns into a handful of dollar bills. However, the bills are attached to the gimmick at an angle, giving the transformation a slightly different look. An added advantage is that the tickets and bills can be different sizes.
-HERE is one place you can buy his DVD, "Classic Studebaker", which contains this effect.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo clip to the DVD.

Dubya’s Tax Rebate: This is a marketed version of Kaps’s “Flash Cash”. Blank pieces of paper change into novelty $200 bills with George W. Bush’s portrait.
-I was not able to find this marketed item anywhere.

HandOut 500: This is a marketed bill switch by Steve Haynes. It utilizes a new gimmick, which takes away the extra thickness of the bills. Also, you can now handout all five bills after the change. You also show both sides of the bills as they change.
-HERE is the place you can purchase HandOut 500. It's a DVD containing HandOut 500 plus a bonus effect. It's a "Paul Harris Presents" release.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video for HandOut 500.

Well, I'm done. I hope you enjoyed reading it, and I hope you learned a few things. This took me a long time to type, and I'm proud of it. If you know of any other variations, please tell me. Also, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please post them.

Jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:49 pm 
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Thanks ! Great summary of all the various versions. Good to have all those listed in one place.

The Pat Page/Fred Kaps version is still the best , to me .

I love Kaps presentation with the pieces of newspaper or pieces of magazine to money. The presentation makes perfect sense: the magician doesn't want to risk carrying big amounts of cash so he carries around pieces of newspaper or magazines in his wallet , but can magically transform them to money when he needs to .


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YAY! Someone responded! Anyway, you can do Extreme Burn from newspaper to money.


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Anytime.


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 Post subject: Easy Money
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:05 am 
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I made the gimmick for Hundy 500 using fake large bills for more of a stage effect. However its handling is a bit weird (just because it's bigger) anyone have any ideas on how to improve the handling of the large bills.

Also on a side note some one should come out with one of these tricks that include the gimmick and some fakes (only for use with the trck of course.) I don't about you guys but I don't have $500 laying around to do magic with. Or 5 20's for that matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Money
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:59 pm 
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rlafavers wrote:
I made the gimmick for Hundy 500 using fake large bills for more of a stage effect. However its handling is a bit weird (just because it's bigger) anyone have any ideas on how to improve the handling of the large bills.

Also on a side note some one should come out with one of these tricks that include the gimmick and some fakes (only for use with the trck of course.) I don't about you guys but I don't have $500 laying around to do magic with. Or 5 20's for that matter.


Larger bills? I don't think that would work for this. ESPECIALLY Hundy 500. A working professional should easily be able to do this with $500.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Money
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:51 pm 
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rlafavers wrote:
I made the gimmick for Hundy 500 using fake large bills for more of a stage effect. However its handling is a bit weird (just because it's bigger) anyone have any ideas on how to improve the handling of the large bills.

Also on a side note some one should come out with one of these tricks that include the gimmick and some fakes (only for use with the trck of course.) I don't about you guys but I don't have $500 laying around to do magic with. Or 5 20's for that matter.


Buy a few fake million dollar bills and do $1s to $1 millions or you could do coupons to cash or anything. Think outside the box.

-JT


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DO NOT go from real money to fake money. ALWAYS go from fake money to real money.


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I wouldn't do this with any type of fake money unless you can get bill sized monopoly money? (since that's so cool :roll: :lol: ) any idea if you can get those somewhere?


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You can have patter like:

"When I was younger I used to think this kind of money was real."

Show fake, play money

"But when I started to grow up, I realized they were fake. So I had to use a little magic."

Change bills into real money

"I guess it's all just part of growing up."

As you say the above, show the bills on both sides


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Thank you for that. It's amazing how many of these are complete rehashes.


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Great post. Very informative. Having everything in one place makes it a lot easier and hopefully should get rid of the re-occuring questions. I think it's worth considering for a sticky.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Money
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:19 am 
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rlafavers wrote:
Also on a side note some one should come out with one of these tricks that include the gimmick and some fakes (only for use with the trck of course.) I don't about you guys but I don't have $500 laying around to do magic with. Or 5 20's for that matter.


Just obtain one of the bills you would like to use for the effect and go and make some high quality copies.
And before someone jumps in and says that is illegal, it absolutely is not.
It is only illegal to attempt to pass them off as real when making a purchase.


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EZrhythm wrote:
rlafavers wrote:
Also on a side note some one should come out with one of these tricks that include the gimmick and some fakes (only for use with the trck of course.) I don't about you guys but I don't have $500 laying around to do magic with. Or 5 20's for that matter.


Just obtain one of the bills you would like to use for the effect and go and make some high quality copies.
And before someone jumps in and says that is illegal, it absolutely is not.
It is only illegal to attempt to pass them off as real when making a purchase.


Or just work and use real money. :roll:


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