What they say:
A real photograph, signed by the spectator, is torn into four pieces. The photo is really torn. Then in an instant all four pieces join together but in the wrong order leaving the spectator with a mismatched photo with their signature! That's right their signature is on the odd "almost restored" photo.Cost
$30.00 from Penguin. http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=S12783Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used, 4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)
Definitely a 5+!
No, not really; I just want to keep this one to myself! It's hard to rate the difficulty. There is what I suppose you'd call a sleight, but it's so easy to do, I'd be surprised if anyone had any trouble with it.What I say
This is the first time I've ever bought anything by Shawn and I was sold on it when Craig and David they reviewed it last week. I immediately ordered it, and I wasn't disappointed.
All I keep thinking about, when I look at the gimmick is that Shawn must have one heck of a creative mind to come up with something like this.
T2P is the perfect torn and restored. The spectator signs the photo, the signature never leaves their view, and they are left with an great souvenir.
T2P is virtually angle-proof and can also be customized so that you can use a photo of the host of the event you are performing at, thus giving them an emotional attachment to what you are doing. If you plan on using your own photo, you can sign the back of it, giving the spectator an impossible souvenir, complete with their own signature on the front.
The DVD, which is excellently produced, also comes with a Photoshop template, which will make your creation of the gimmick automatic, and you can make one in about 2 minutes using this. If you don't have Photoshop, then you can also use the free software Gimp. This will take you a little longer (maybe 10 minutes after a little practice). All you need is an inkjet printer that can print photos, or access to a photo processing store, which every town has.
I had a bit a of a problem with Gimp, so I emailed Shawn. He was in Denmark at the time, but he took time out to help me out by email and we got the problem sorted. If anyone plans on using Gimp, let me know and I can pass on the advice that Shawn gave me. All i can say is that Shawn's after-sales service is impeccable.
The DVD also has images o some of Shawn's friends, that you can use if you don't have any friends or family of your own!
Shawn's thought of every contingency!Overall
This is an effect that I'm going to be using a lot. It's a brilliant piece of close-up and is so strong that anything else you performed after this would be an anti-climax.
As I said, it's the first time I've bought anything from Shawn but, from now on, I'm going to check out everything he's done.