Asi Wind is an astounding magician--he is equally brilliant with his original creations and his performance style. Quietly, he has released a DVD explaining three of his best routines, and they are incredibly smart. Let's talk about them:
Double Exposure: This is the most commercial (and our favorite) effect in the collection. After a card is selected, the cards are mixed face up and face down. You borrow the spectator's phone and take a picture of him HOLDING THE FANNED, FACE-UP-FACE-DOWN DECK, smiling and looking goofy. Then, you straighten the cards magically, causing all the cards to turn face down except for the selection. But you do this BOTH with the deck and the photo of the deck. The spectator looks back at the photo you took and now all the cards are straightened out, and they have a permanent souvenir of the experience.
AACAAN: This is the finest "Any Card at Any Number" ever devised. That's high praise, and at Vanishing Inc we don't like to make hyperbolic statements. But it's true! We just saw Asi destroy all the attendees at our Session Convention with this effect. The work is done as you remove the cards from the box, and the rest is completely hands-off. ANY card (truly) and ANY number. It's the purest, most effective version of the plot we have ever encountered. This is worth the price of the DVD alone!
Triumph and Triumph Again: This is a lovely card routine for 5-10 spectators. It's smart, fluid, and highly highly deceptive.