Don't blink. Mickael Chatelain is re-writing the rules of visual magic again with "Black Cross."
If you're not familiar with Mickael's work, we wouldn't be shocked if you thought this was CGI. But, we assure you, there is no video trickery in the trailer video. What you see, is what you get. It's such a quick and amazing moment of powerful magic.
You start by introducing a deck of cards and allowing the spectator to freely choose a playing card. The spectator is then instructed to mark the face of the card before it's lost in the deck.
The deck is then tabled and another card is picked up. You draw a black "X" ("cross") on this card. They can very clearly see it's a permanent marking. But, with a quick snap of your fingers, this marking disappears. It's truly a mindblowing moment of visual magic. This mark didn't just disappear though. It teleported.
You then spread through the playing cards until you get to a card with a marking on the back (you can even let them do this if you'd like). It's truly the only playing card in the deck that has been marked. They won't believe it when you flip over the card to show it's their freely selected and marked card.
The "Black Cross" gimmick takes care of all the hard work for you. There is no forcing required and everything resets instantly. You'll learn everything you need in the included video explanation and will be ready to perform not long after. The durable gimmick is designed with the professional magician in mind and will last many performances. But, if anything does need a quick refresh, the necessary refills (and accompanying instructions) are included.