Magic download (video) by Benjamin Earl ($12.00)
Ben Earl caused a SENSATION last year when we released his Less is More hardbacked book, as well as his deck-switching treatise. People know him for beautiful and intricate sleight-of-hand. Today we present a new side of Benjamin Earl, with this wonderful method to locate a freely selected card from a completely shuffled deck.
In a completely free manner a pack of cards is shuffled and a card is remembered. The pack is then given any number of shuffles and cuts, and yet the performer is able to instantly find the selected card.
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Tomo asks: I got the PDF from Ben with the trick, but I'm really interested in that last thing he does with cutting to the selected card. Does he explain how to do it on the download? Or where else could i find it? Thanks
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Everything on the trailer is taught in the download :)
Joseph asks: is this really self working???
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is.
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Customer reviews for Red Herring
the trick is really simple but in the meantime really amazing to practice .All is about the psychology behind the effect , and this is why i like so much the staff of Benjamin Earl
This is a really good, easy trick. It feels extremely fair for the spectator, but in the end you will always know the card that they are thinking of of without any hard moves.
This is a wonderful and very deceptive key card trick. The video is both informative and entertaining. It was great to see the performance and then get a step by step breakdown of how it was done. Keep these coming!
Simple, smart and deceptive. Can be used as a tool rather than as a trick on its own or as a trick on its own. I got it for free with purchases during Black Friday special.
Man this is so simple yet so good! The explanation is detailed enough to follow as well. I personally love self-working effects a bunch and this is one of those MUST get "semi-automatic" tricks for your repertoire.
This is a great effect! Easy to do and utterly stunning to the spectators. You can even jazz a bit in the performance. Love this!
A very strong effect whith presentation and subtilness adding a lot to the perception of total impossibility with the bonus of no slight of hand at all!
The thinking behind this is great and can be applied to other effects. I showed a couple of people and they were speechless.
I'm glad I picked this up. It's really simple with all the work done in others hand and seems really impossible, but the secret work s already so many steps ahead.
Simple, yet baffling.
Reminds me a bit of CCC.
This trick, like Ramjollock, is really brilliant. The effect on spectators will be all out of proportion to the work involved.
It's easy to understand why Mr. Earl's helper (and I SWEAR I've seen him somewhere else, besides these two tricks...) stomps out of the room at the end, saying "I hate you!" in a loud, clear voice. There is simply no way to reconstruct what has happened.
I think if you were to do this trick at the start of a set, your spectators would get the message pretty clearly--you know what you're doing, you're not using a "trick deck," and they might as well just sit back and enjoy it, because there's no way they can keep up with you.
I think it’s a nice quick effect and very easy to do
A great effect that hits hard and will leave spectators stumped as to how you have managed this! Totally recommend
This short video class have such a powerful yet simple trick that just blowed my mind.
What a great trick! The trick could be performed with no moves whatsoever. The secret setup can be done right in front of your spectator without arousing any suspicion. Mr. Earl also gives some very good advice about how to subtly influence your spectator to increase the feeling of fairness.
All in all this a self-working card location of the highest caliber with some good tips on giving direction to a volunteer sprinkled on top. Highly recommended!
I have been playing around this routine for a very long time.
Benjamin actually gave it out for free in the past.
In short, this fools layman and magician. It’s a self working fooler.
Super easy impromptu trick for when you get spectator who thinks you looked at the cards.
Sure fooled me, and yet it is self-working, and can be done with a borrowed deck! I will be using this to fool (at least some of) the magicians at some of the magic clubs I am in, after trying it out at Magi Fest in a few weeks. It is nice of Vanishing, Inc. to give this away for free. Thank you gentlemen!
Something so simple yet so fooling. You can pretty much perform this straight after watching in its most simplistic form, but take the theory and then combine iit th clever reveals and you have a miracle. It’s feels so fair and yet it’s not
I got this a few years ago and it is my go to effect for when someone says "Show me a trick". Why?
Because it requires no effort. You don't need a full deck, no sleights, doesn't matter if the cards are busted and borrowed. You get in and out super clean and no one has any clue how it was done. Like a lot of tricks, once you learn this method you can apply it to other areas of your card work. It just seems super fair to the spectator and it 100% isn't.
I’ve been using this a lot. It kills. The method is straightforward meaning there is plenty of scope to play with presentation and make this a very entertaining piece. Not that it’s something I sought out in purchasing this trick but this has also become a go to “magician fooler” for me.
I will tell you something: if you perform this effect with the proper dose of showmanship, your are going to rock! Or, you can use the method to find the selection and then whatever you want to do with that advantage. Whether way you choose, this is a great effect!
Absolutely amazing. This is a very simple trick that will generate huge reactions. I was amazed that there is no real sleight of hand here. The principal here (as with all magic we see nowadays, right!?) is not a new one but this application is utter perfection. This is a barn burner of a trick that does not require some crazy, knacky move or a deck memorization. The price tag on this effect is bonkers. Again, absolutely amazing.
This trick from Ben is so simple to perform and yet is very deceptive that every step of the way you audience will believe that they are controlling every moment through out the routine because it all happens in their hands and is self working and this routine will even fool a lot of magician's with the simple method.
Excellent trick, especially the way Ben Earl does it. I'm going to fool all the magicians in my club with this one. Happy New Year!
Sometimes the simple route is the best Enjoyed it
love it. love it. love it.
I liked it. I'm not much for card tricks but this does have an air of openness that entertains. This would also work well at a table with 2 or even 3 spectators involved in the process. It's also a nice force.
“Ben (Earl) opens up so many possibilities for how to reveal the selection in this effect. Just use what suits you. (pun intended) I also loved the addition of a totally useless table wash as a decoy. You'll have lots of FUN with Red Herring. Your creative options are endless!”
Very Expained,Great effect too.Ben is a Great Teacher,Thanks Ben
A goldmine of tricks that can be done with a shuffled deck in use.
Have been doing this for several years now and absolutely love it. It may be on the Past Midnight project - I can’t remember. Bought the download and am very glad. And I enjoy the way Robert gets flustered. Laymen don’t stand a chance and cannot believe you can find the selected card. The reactions are excellent. The cost is cheap and the pain to glory ratio makes this one of the best FASDIU effects out there. You won’t be disappointed! Get it!
Sublime and devious. I love it.
"Red Herring" provides a subterfuge that borders on "witchcraft" (not really -- just a tip of the hat to Reginald Scot) and offers a totally hands off force of a card. I am using this TODAY. Thanks.
one of my favorite tricks.. so easy .. so fair und so fooling!
Just love it!
I feel like this is more of a tool or method for integrating into your own routines. It can serve as a stand alone routine by itself. I'd rank it up there with Chad Long's Shuffling Lesson, but I like Chad's better. Just depends if you want to force 1 vs 4 cards.
I will say, it's very hard to reverse engineer or backtrack through Red Herring, which given the name should be expected.
I've used it as a force combined with DFB app where I force the card using Red Herring, they name a number, and we open the notes on my phone to show the card they selected is at that number on the list. It's been really strong for me combining the methods. The card selection part feels so free, that they normal explanation they try to come up with is the app somehow senses the card, or hears the card said out loud, and corrects it. So I started performing it without the card ever being said out loud before the reveal and it hits way harder.
So it's 100% worth getting to use a utility move. Anything from Ben Earl is wonderful!
Simple, impressive, and a real jaw-dropper!
This is definitely being put into my bag of impromptu tricks. Brings to the table a much more intriguing aspect of 'pick a card' card tricks.
The instructions are easy to follow and even though it is just one method, the reveal of the selected card is really limited to your imagination.
Despite a decent selection of shuffled deck material - mainly lifted from John Bannon books - this is a fine addition. It shows how you can pile on levels of impossibility to a method to disguise a method that might (to a magician) look obvious. Like the Gambling Method and the Answer, this is another elegant impossibility.
I usually don't buy single CARD TRICK video downloads. But the trailer hits me. YES! It is a magician fooler and also a damn good card trick for layman, without any preparation and also with an incomplete deck. So, buy this. The guy in the performance is also GREAT. I love his reaction and this is authentic.
I fooled my friends hard with this one. You only need a normal deck of cards with a few nuances then your ready to go. Highly recommended!
I knew how this trick was done when watching the trailer but I received it as part of a promotion so I'm gonna review it.
It's a really clever and interesting variation of an old principle, much better and much nicer than the one I first learned.
It's super simple, can be done by beginners and starters. The 'setup' takes two seconds, no sleight involved. Can be done with any deck, even borrowed. The ending can be changed to suit your imagination.
And I know from performing it that it really gets awesome reactions.
Video is super clear, short, straight to the points.
If you like what you see, you're looking for something easy but impressive you can do anytime with any deck, then just grab it!
Simple straight-forward trick. As another reviewer said, it only takes 2 seconds to set up and it's done right in the open. Super simple, but cleverly deceptive.
It just seems so fair. Of course, it’s not. I’ll be performing this at family gatherings at Christmas. It’s really good.