"A cunningly simple yet deceptive method for a hands-off miracle. This could also be presented as a long-distance “Card At Number” that’s strong enough to close your show." - Michael Weber
"Manhattan Transfer is a lie detector test complete with free choices and real magic spells. Max's placement procedure has me fooled even after watching the explanation." - Jared Kopf
"I love it, finally a very straight version of a “Lie Speller” routine which is easy to perform and to follow for your participant. You receive also a PDF which makes any sort of “jazzing” (which I enjoy a lot!) a piece of cake." - Jan Forster
In these strange new times, magicians and mentalists are exploring new conditions. Shows are performed from afar, using Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and other technologies. Creating amazement within often restrictive conditions can be quite a challenge.
Fortunately, you’ve got a guide who has been exploring these strange territories for many years. MAX MAVEN began pioneering interactive magic over forty years ago, and he has put that experience to work for you, by devising powerful routines that connect to audiences through a virtual reality. Take your journey into the virtual space with Manhattan Transfer.
Here’s what happens:
It’s always more intriguing when it’s done with the person’s own deck of cards. It doesn’t have to be a complete pack, and you never see anything. The deck is shuffled. The participant selects his or her own card. It’s lost in the deck; even the player doesn’t know its exact location. The person is asked a series of questions about their card, and they spell the answers, dealing cards as they do. Here’s the catch: Each time, they can lie, or tell the truth. The performer never knows. Yet somehow, they end up on exactly their own card!
Manhattan Transfer is apart of the Virtual Visions series, in which you will learn 6 tested, practical routines. There are no elaborate gimmicks. There’s no pre-show, or private conversation with one spectator in order to fool the others. Nothing is mailed ahead. These effects can be performed for a single person, or a large virtual audience. As a special bonus if you buy all six together, you’ll get them for a special price, plus receive an extra video, in which Max Maven recounts the History of Virtual Magic. You’ll be startled by some of this information, which puts so much into perspective. This talk is only available if you order the complete set.
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