Conscious Magic Episode 2

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Conscious Magic Episode 2

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DVD by Andrew Gerard and Ran Pink ($35.00)

In stock. Order in the next 2 hours, 59 minutes and it will go out today!
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"When I see Ran or Andrew's name on a product I instantly want to learn it because I know it's going to be well thought out and above all a real world worker. To hear Ran and AG have now joined forces on a series of products has got me very excited. My order is in as should yours be! Their routines, methods, plots and tips are perfect. When guys like this offer to share their thoughts I for one can't wait to listen!"
- Peter Nardi

"Possibly the VERY BEST project I've seen in the field of mentalism. No mumbo-jumbo B#@%T - this is the real stuff. Can't wait for the rest of the series - a game changer!"
- Paul Romhany - Editor VANISH MAGIC MAGAZINE

"Not only are the effects strong, but I especially love the dialogue between these two and the insights and subtleties they give away are priceless."
- Haim Goldenberg

"Gerard has been the greatest influence on my professional career to date."
- Keith Barry

With more than two decades of creating and performing magic, and producing magic on TV, Ran and Andrew sit down for the first time and openly discuss and reveal their approach to performing magic and mentalism in everyday environments.

In this series Ran and Andrew reveal their go-to routines that they perform in real life casual situations such as bars, house parties, and on the street. Not only do they teach new effects but they break them down, discussing their creative process and give insight that will help make the magic you create even better.

"Our mission with Conscious Magic is to elevate the art of magic by empowering the performer to have a deeper insight into the process of creating, performing and even thinking about magic on a new level."

In this Episode

GET LUCKY
The idea of lottery routines and picking winning numbers has been played with by many people using an array of methods from electronic devices, special pads, and gimmicks. Ran Pink has developed a powerful routine that involves no gimmicks, just real lottery tickets and stubs. Walk up to a store, buy a lottery ticket and stubs, and you're ready to go.

BECOMING
In this effect the spectator pushes their card flush into the deck with their own finger. Their signed card goes from the middle of the pack to the top while in their hands, but this is not your usual ambitious card routine. Andrew guides the spectator through a journey of self discovery and inspires them to find the best version of themselves.

RADIO
The spectator thinks of any song, writes it down on a card, and holds it in their hand. Ran then asks them to touch his temples and they feel a thought leave his mind and into theirs as they guess one note of the major scale. Now the spectator thinks of their song the same way but, this time, is able to transmit the melody of the song they were thinking of to Ran. The song can be revealed by singing it or by playing it back on a mobile music service.

FIFTY 50
50/50 effects only matter when something of value is put on the line. In Fifty 50 Andrew puts $100 on the line and wagers whether the spectator will pick up the bill with their left or right hand. He always gets it right. This is an anytime, anywhere routine. Grab some paper, pencil, and something to wager, and you're ready to go.

"First off, the material Andrew and Ran perform and teach is damn strong! But if there's one lesson you can and should learn while watching them is how they take these pieces to make a connection with the people. This is powerful stuff and the true secret of intimate theater."
- John Carey

"If I had a list of ten mystery artists I'd like to be locked in a room with, Andrew Gerard and Ran Pink would be on that list. They constantly inspire me by stripping effects down to organic seamless simplistic moments of astonishment. To have these two modern day masters brainstorming together is an opportunity I will not miss and neither should you."
- Marc Spelmann

RUNTIME 1hr 20min

 
 

Customer reviews for Conscious Magic Episode 2

Richard Pot

In this review, I'm just covering FIFTY 50, which is one of four effects from this video.

OVERVIEW:

Andrew Gerard plops a $100 bill on the table, and tells his spectator that the money is the spectator's to keep, if Andrew can't correctly predict which hand the spectator is going to pick it up with. Left hand or right hand - it's that simple. Seriously? So you're going to risk a genuine hundred bucks on a fifty-fifty bet? Yes, exactly! Talk about getting immediate interest and attention!

That's the beauty of this impromptu effect from Andrew Gerard, which can be performed almost anywhere in any situation. It seems almost impossible, but yet what Andrew Gerard offers is a fool-proof method to pull this off, without ever losing any money. This effect is one of four effects that are part of a larger release, Conscious Magic Episode 2 by Ran Pin & Andrew Gerard, which has four effects.

TEACHING

The teaching section of the video features Andrew Gerard talking to Ran Pink, just running through the routine, and explaining the nuances of everything. It's really not a difficult trick to perform, but there are small details that are important, and their discussion gives good attention to the things that matter in order to do this effectively. I wasn't left with any questions by the time I was done watching, and was ready to go out into the world and give it a spin, with immediate results.

If you have a good amount of experience in magic or mentalism, it is possible that you will watch the performance and have a good idea about how this is done. But even if you do have an idea about the method, that doesn't mean you should skip picking up this video. If you like the premise, Andrew Gerard provides a whole lot of very useful tips about small nuances that help make it more convincing, and I found these very helpful and even essential. How you present this effect in terms of your timing, your patter, and everything else, is key to whether or not it will be a real fooler, and in the explanation part of the video Andrew Gerard's conversation with Ran Pink covers all those details.

DIFFICULTY

One nice thing about this effect is how easy it is to learn and perform. It's very impromptu, and in most cases all you need to perform it are a couple of business cards or two pieces of paper. In a restaurant setting, even a couple of napkins will do the job fine, if you can write on them. So there's virtually no preparation or set-up required, which means it is a very practical piece that works well in impromptu settings and in the real world.

Obviously I can't say too much about how this is done, because I don't want to tip the method. But I can say that there's no sleight of hand here, and that there are no funny moves or hidden aspects that aren't shown on the performance video. What you see there is really what happens, and nothing has been edited out. This is more of a trick about sleight of mouth than it is about sleight of hand, and if you enjoy John Bannon's approach to the psychology of magic, then you are almost certain to enjoy this. And the risk of losing your money? Don't worry - it's perfectly safe!

IMPRESSIONS

We're probably all familiar with the bar bets used to hoodwink people, and while these usually are done to get a free drink, they typically leave the spectator feeling a little conned by something obvious that they didn't think about. FIFTY 50 is not like that at all. It feels like a genuine fifty-fifty bet, and your spectator will genuinely believe that you correctly predicted the outcome, influenced their choice, or got lucky, and that they were "this close" to winning a free $100 bill! With bar bets, the `victims' are usually in on the secret after it's been done, whereas with FIFTY 50 there's no way your spectator will be able to replicate this himself, and will be somewhat amazed at your mentalist abilities.

Now, there are some caveats. You can't repeat this, certainly not with the same spectator, or with the same group. But that's true of a lot of magic, so it's not an inherent weakness as such, it's just something to be aware of. This is also not a magician fooler, but your average person will be completely baffled, and that makes it a perfect impromptu trick. Andrew Gerard says he came up with this more than 20 years ago, and has been performing it across that time. So this isn't some novelty effect that doesn't work in the real world - it's clearly had the benefit of being tried and tested.

The fact that you're placing real money on the table, and genuinely giving your spectator a chance to win it, makes this immediately intriguing and interesting to your spectator, and that's one of the beautiful things of this routine that makes it so appealing, and fun to perform.

RECOMMENDATION

This is a very clever effect that takes the concept of putting money on the line and brings it to the real world with a fifty-fifty proposition, which you can perform easily (and safely!) in many impromptu settings. Putting a hundred bucks on the table and making a fifty-fifty bet gets immediate attention and interest, and that's exactly what this effect does. Even though the method is quite straight forward, there are small details that are important and can make all the difference in pulling off this effect well, and the teaching section of the video gives you everything you need to accomplish that.

FIFTY 50 is a very fun effect that almost anyone in an interest in magic will want to consider, due to how versatile it is, and how much fun you can have with it. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame