Like all other Big Blind Media productions, the quality on this DVD is
excellent. It was filmed with multiple cameras and they are very high quality. Also, the menus are
set up nicely, and unlike some DVDs, there is a Play All button that everyone loves. Overall, I
couldnt have asked for a better production job.
Judging from all
the other Cameron Francis products I own, I knew the teaching on this DVD was going to be excellent.
And I was right. Cameron goes over everything multiple times and really gives you detail. Everything
is explained clearly. You should not have any questions when you finish watching this DVD.
magician shows eight cards, four red spot cards and four black spot cards. They are in alternating
color. The magician places four of the cards inside the box, leaving him with two red and two black.
With no moves, he is holding four black cards. The only logical place is that the red cards are in
the box. The box is opened and the red cards have seemed to disappear. The magician, with empty
hands, reaches into four different pockets and removes all of the red cards.
sweet. I really like the moment when they see you holding two red and two black, and then only
black. There is no possible explanation. The cards are shown front and back and the magicians hands
are empty. I also really like the surprise ending. I think having the red cards appear in the box
would be too expected; the audience would know where the red cards were before you told them. Also,
this is super easy to do. You should have this down in no time. A great effect.
Tele-Print- The magicians shows five cards: four blue backed, blank faced cards, and one blue
backed ten. The ten is pushed in between two of the face down blanked faced cards. The ten
disappears from the small packet. It then reappears between the other two blanked faced cards that
were resting on the table. The magician offers to do that again, this time a little differently.
This time, the ten is inserted in between the blank cards the opposite way. This time, it doesnt
appear inside the other cards. You now have four blank cards, and no ten! The packet is squeezed,
and the ten comes back. Then, all four cards change into tens.
Thats a long description,
but this is a killer effect. This is by far my favorite effect on the whole DVD. Its just so
magical. One of the greatest points is that after the ten vanishes you are super clean. You have
pretty much nothing to hide. And then the ending is killer. The blank cards are seen throughout the
effect, and then with no switches they are all tens! When I first saw this I thought there was no
way. It was like the next NFW. This is killer!
Boxy- A magician is about to start his card
trick when he sees the Joke. UH OH! He states that the Joker always ruins his card tricks. He puts
the Joker into the card box. Any card is selected and signed on the face. The magician then signs
the back of the card. The card is lost into the middle of the pack. When you spread the cards, one
card is reversed. It turns out to be the Joker. The card box is opened and they see a face down card
with the signature on it. It is turned over and its the signed, selected card.
definitely my second favorite effect on the DVD. I might perform this more than Tele-Print because
this is not a packet trick. When I first saw this I thought great, this is like every other card to
box routine Ive seen. But I was wrong. I love this. The additions Cameron has added make this a
wonderful routine. I really like this because they clearly see the Joker go into the box, with no
signature on its back. Also, any card really can be selected, there is no force. This has an easy
reset and a very quick one. I encourage everyone to check this out.
Side by Side- A card
is selected and signed on the back. It is then lost into the middle of the pack. The magician has a
blank cards, and starts to gather an image from the spectators mind. It would be impressive if the
blank card says their card. And it does, written on the card is Your Card. How lame. The magician
rubs the blank card, and it changes into their card. But, the writing Your Card is still on the
card! The signature is not on the back, though. With a snap and a wave, the card really turns into
This is more confusing to describe than it is to watch. It really is a great
trick. The most magical moment is when the blank card morphs into their own. The killer part here is
that what you wrote on the blank card transfers over to their selected card. And did I mention there
was no force? I love tricks in which a gag turns into a magic trick. Thats exactly what this does.
It turns a lame gag into a miracle. This is great.
Switch Jack- Four kings are shown. The
two black ones are separated from the two red ones. A card is selected, and then another card is
selected. Both are memorized. They are both lost in different parts of the deck. The black kings are
placed underneath the card box. The red cards are placed face down onto the deck, and the magician
snaps his fingers. When he spreads over the cards, one of the selected cards is in between them. The
kings are then turned face up. With another snap, they trap two cards. This time they are the two
black kings. Under the card box is the other card they selected.
This is a great effect.
It reminded me of the Luke Dancy effect, and he is credited. I really like sandwich routines like
this one. Ones in which there are no moves, and cards appear in between them. You literally put the
cards on the deck, and a card just appears. It looks so magical. And then you have a great kicker
ending in which no one would ever expect. This is pretty easy to do, but will require some practice.
A great part is that the black kings are clearly seen going under the card box, and then they change
into a selected card. Its just so magical.
What the Blank- The cards are shuffled by the
spectator. Four blank cards are placed onto the table. Four cards are selected from the center of
the deck. The blank cards are shown to be blank on both sides. One of the cards that was selected is
then printed onto one blank cards. It is done again with a second card. You now have a duplicate of
two different cards. This is done again. With the last card, the four of the cards are rubbed and
change into the selected card.
I must have done a terrible job explaining what that looks
like. Once again, its hard to describe, but looks great. Within the first part, it looks like every
other printing effect. The kicker ending makes this effect great. It really is a highly unexpected
ending. I never liked printing effects, so I wont be performing this much, but I know others will.
A great part is that the blank cards are shown front and back, and then they print one by one. Even
though its not for me, I think everyone should give this good one a chance.
Following- You ask what Jack is the most powerful. It turns out to be the Jack of Diamonds. The
other Jacks will do anything to be with the other Jack. The Jack of Diamonds is placed into the card
case. The three Jacks are shown, and one vanishes. The next Jack vanishes as well, and then the last
one does. Inside the card box is four cards, the four Jacks. It is done again. The Jack of Diamonds
is placed face up inside the deck. The three Jacks disappear as well. The spectator doesnt think
youre telling the truth, because youre holding them! The Jacks really did go, youre holding four
blank cards. Inside the middle of the pack are four face up Jacks.
I really like this one
again. Once you think the effect is over, it gets better. The vanish of the three Jacks is great.
Its kind of like a sucker effect; the spectator thinks they know whats going on when they have no
idea. Also, the appearance inside the card box looks great. When I first watched it I was fooled
very badly. This also has a great story line. One Jack is the most popular and powerful that all of
the other Jacks want to follow him. That makes sense of the fact they the travel with him into the
box and the middle of the pack. A fantastic effect.
Washout- Six cards are taken from the
back. They are random colored spot cards. One of the cards is touched and memorized. Its lost
inside the middle of the packet and the packet is mixed. Three cards are turned face up and mixed
into the face down. With a shake, all the cards are face down except for their card. The odd thing
is, all of the other five cards are blank! They picked the only printed card.
When I first
saw the first half of the trick, I thought it was okay. When I saw the kicker ending, I thought it
was terrific. They see other printed cards when they are turned face up, and then the turn blank. A
highlight of this effect is that there are no funny moves. There are no funny moves to get the cards
all facing the same way, and there are no funny moves to get the cards to turn blank. Another great
effect from this DVD.
PAAN- A prediction has been made on the back of one card that is in
the middle of the deck. The deck is shuffled and the spectator cuts the cards. The card the
spectator cut is looked at and memorized. The spectator names any number between 1 and 52. The
magician counts down to that number and shows the card. Its not the one the spectator selected. On
the back of that card is the written prediction. The prediction is the card they selected. The deck
is shown to have no other writing on the back.
This is a great effect. Right when the
spectator names a number, they think they know what is going to happen. Boy, are they wrong. The
prediction on the back of a card is a great addition to the ACAAN plot. I really like this and have
performed it a few times already. It has gotten great reactions every time. Everyone should check
this effect out.
Do the Wave- A small packet of cards is shown. You pretend that they are
the four Jacks. The spectator removes one of the imaginary colors. Then they eliminate one of the
cards, leaving them with the selection. Inside the packet, there are four cards. The Jack they
selected is face up. People think this is sleight of hand. To prove that its not, and the magician
really did know this in advance, the other three cards are shown to be blanked faced. And written on
them is Jack of Clubs.
Finally! Someone made sense of why the cards are blank at the end
of BWave. Ive always loved the classic Goldstein effect, but I never understood why the cards are
blank at the end. It just never made sense to me. Finally, Cameron has made sense of it. And I
applaud him for that. This is a super duper great effect and everyone should add this ending to
their BWave routine. This is simply fantastic. My third favorite on the DVD.
card is selected and folded in half. It is then ripped along the crease. The two half pieces are
placed face to face. To restore the card, the magician puts a staple holding the two pieces
together. The pieces are placed inside the box. When opened, the pieces have reversed. The two
halves are now back to back, still stapled together. With a little squeeze, the pieces fuse
together. They are one solid half card!
I cant really describe what is given away here at
the end. Its kind of like a mis-made card but only a half card. Its a very good souvenir. I love
T&R tricks. I have some of my own and some created by others. But, this is a great addition to the
T&R plot. When I first saw it I got very interested. It has a great method and its easy to do. I
cant wait to try this out. Its simply fantastic. I think its great because it leaves the
spectator with a souvenir to remember what you did, not just a card that has creases in it.
Flying Four- The four Queens are shown. Four double blank cards are shown as well. Four stickers
are marked with the spectators initials, and one is placed on the back of each Queen. The four
blanks are placed underneath the card box. One by one, the Queens turn into the four blank cards.
The blanks are shown front and back. Underneath the card box is one blank card. On the back of the
blank card is says to check the magicians back pocket. In the back pocket are the four initialed
This is very, very good. Its a great card to pocket routine. When I first saw it,
I thought there must be some duplicate signatures. There arent. I really like the change from the
Queens to the blanks. Its so clean. All the blanks are shown front and back after the change. I
have performed this a few times already and it KILLS. This is something everyone should try out.
This is a
fantastic DVD. Usually, I find things on a multiple trick DVD that I think are bad. I didnt find
any here. Everything presented on this DVD is great. Aldo said it right, these could have been sold
separately. This is a must have DVD. A solid 9.5/10. 10/10s are rewarded for real magic.