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How to perform magic for anyone! Learn some magic tricks and learn to become a professional Magician

Michael Harrington, The Gift of Moments

How to perform magic for anyone! Learn some magic tricks and learn to become a professional Magician

Michael Harrington, The Gift of Moments

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27 Lessons (1h 49m)
    • 1. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 1

      1:33
    • 2. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 2

      1:06
    • 3. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 3

      2:39
    • 4. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 4

      0:50
    • 5. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 5

      2:31
    • 6. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 6

      1:28
    • 7. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 7

      3:22
    • 8. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 8

      3:47
    • 9. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 9

      5:18
    • 10. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 10

      2:01
    • 11. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 11

      7:46
    • 12. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 12

      1:45
    • 13. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 13

      6:34
    • 14. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 14

      5:46
    • 15. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 15

      3:01
    • 16. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 16

      2:16
    • 17. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 17

      3:47
    • 18. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 18

      3:20
    • 19. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 19

      3:12
    • 20. Flourish 1 Teaching

      3:10
    • 21. Flourish 2 Teaching Biscuit Spin

      3:53
    • 22. Florish 3 Bar Down Bender

      4:31
    • 23. The invisible catch tutorial

      2:50
    • 24. A message about magic

      2:51
    • 25. A message about magic.... 2

      1:16
    • 26. Udemy online magic week4 1 1

      11:51
    • 27. Udemy online magic week4 1 2

      16:28
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This course will teach you how to go from knowing how to do some magic effects/tricks to becoming more professional with it! I have worked for 11 years at over 10 restaurants and booked many private parties as well as corporate events. It is time to share my knowledge and secrets. It can be very scary to talk up to a group of strangers and entertain them. I have been doing this for along time now and there is so much I have learned that I can't wait to share with you!

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1. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 1: Hey there. My name's Michael Harrington, professional magician for over 11 years now is a paid magician. I'm really happy that you click down my course. I really think you're gonna enjoy this. I'm going to try to teach from basically beginner all the way to, um, you know, making money, doing magic. It's really fulfilling. I really enjoy doing magic. I think it's time that I start sharing my craft with people to help them, you know, spread, um, spread some joy, spread some wonder to different people. Um, I really enjoy talking about philosophy, the subtleties, all different kinds of things. I'm sure you're wondering why I got this coin in my hand. And this is one of the things that you'll learn. Ah, when you take my course just kind of a neat little trick, um, all kinds of different slights that ah, you'll learn here just basic stuff all the way up until very more advanced things. Which I'll show you in these next clips. Really looking forward to getting started. You came to the right place. You really won't regret it. You have a 30 day money back guarantee which I guarantee you will not take. You will definitely get something out of this. Even if you already know a ton of magic. Really excited. Let's get going. 2. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 2: all right. So one thing I wanted to mention is when a lot of people think about magic. Ah, there's a lot of different perceptions out there. So when you're walking up to people, you don't want to walk up to them and immediately do the most insane, craziest magic trick. It might just go way over their head. I like to start off with basic things, very small things and kind of lead them into more powerful effects. The farther I go, um, in my set. So, um, basically, the idea is a lot of people have missed misconceptions of magic. They think about bunny rabbits and they think about, um, all different kinds of like, you know, magic wands and for little kids and stuff I I perform for adults. That's how I like to perform adults really enjoy it. I've made a lot of money doing that. I'm not saying I just do because of money, But that's basically, uh, you know, one of the things I like to tell people 3. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 3: um, one thing I think. Teoh. Keep in mind when you're performing magic, you want to perform magic for people, whether it's at a restaurant at a private party at a corporate function, ongoing table table doing close up magic is you really only need to have about 4 to 5 effects. You don't need to have a big arsenal of 20 effects that you need to memorize all that. If you get really good at being able to perform 4 to 5 effects and you really polish him and make him nice, you can really blow some minds and really make people enjoy your magic. Um, and that's really all you need in order to be able, tow, create income. Um, with magic, it's all about your presentation. It's all about how you're interacting with the people. It's all about like making sure that you know what they could be thinking, understanding what they may be thinking about you, Um, and playing into those things and throwing subtle hints and helping them, um, engage in what you're doing so that they enjoy it. They don't just see you as some ego guy trying to trick them and say, Oh, fooled you and make them look stupid. That's not magic at all. That's not what's going to get you to that next level. I'm going to share with you some more trips and tricks and tips to get you to that, um, next level so that you can understand all the different things and subtleties and working pieces that go into putting together a good performance so that someone will remember. You will remember your face. They'll remember your business card. They'll remember all different kinds of things. You're creating moments for people that they will remember for a lifetime. They going to tell their friends their friends might call you and have them. You come and perform for their adult party or their kids party. There's all different kinds of opportunity here, and I've rarely came across someone that, just like, hates magic. It just doesn't seem like it really exists. So that's one thing I like to tell 4. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 4: 5. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 5: You know what a shuffles. I Anybody have a $5 bill. I want you serial numbers. I don't like you shuffled. Pick up top 11 cards. Way first to the attitude in there to all right. Night? Yeah. To Thanks. Hey, I got an A In their case, first letter is a 6. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 6: so, um, you could get to the point where you can perform for all types of different people. The more you perform, the more you're gonna be a better magician. You could spend 100 hours in front of a mirror practicing your skills, getting better at sleight of hand and not benefit nearly as much as if you were to go out. Two strangers and Lehman people that don't know magic and perform for them live. You would get twice as much benefit from that rather than just getting better at sleight of hand. It's all about being able to be a good performer, be able to interact with people and that kind of thing. Once you get to the point where you want to be able to go to a restaurant and you want to make money, going table to table in the restaurant pays you. There's a lot of chains out there that will do it. I worked at a ruby I worked at probably four different Ruby Tuesday's, um, a couple different Texas Roadhouse places. This is all in different states, um, captain's table in Iowa, all kinds of different places that have hired me to go table to table and perform magic. Um, and I'm going to share with you how to make that process happen. 7. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 7: all right. I started, um, practicing magic when I was 21 years old. I just started, you know, playing around the cards. And within a year I was working in a restaurant. Is a working magician getting paid $25 an hour to go table to table and do magic, you know, weekly it else. It also was my steady income throughout college to, um, you know, give me some extra money during college to help pay for different things. Just doing magic. On Friday nights and Saturday nights, every week I worked at a A place called the Captain's Table. I also worked at a Ruby Tuesday and, ah, Texas Roadhouse. There's all types of different places that hire magicians because it brings people into their restaurant. It creates some camaraderie. You know, it gives people a reason to go out and enjoy the night, go out with a significant other and enjoy the magic you give and you will be remembered. And they will associate, um, the venue with your magic and the managers enjoy that. So, in order to start making money with it, you know, I had to just go into a bunch of different places, and I walk up and say hi. My name is Michael Harrington. You know, I'd wear something like this. I'm a professional, close up magician. I'm wondering if you would be interested in seeing a few my effects to see if it's something you'd be interested in for, um, having entertainment for people as they're waiting for their food. And most of the time, the manager would at least give you a couple minutes to show something. Um, and that's really all you need. Once you start showing them what it is that you do, they will. They like it. They will hire you. Usually I'll always also say I'll come in for free for Friday night just to see how it goes to see if this is something that we could do. Then you know you're in, um, you go in there once you do it for a Friday night, Um, you tell people to, you know, if say, if you enjoyed what I did here, please feel free to tell the management you had a good time, and then they will tell the managers, and then bam, you're in. That's been my experience. It works. That's something that, um, you know, you kind of just got to go out and do give it a shot and get some courage and go out there and make it happen. You can do it. People love it. Um, you know, families see that. You know, when they're sitting around a table, everyone's looking at their phone. It's stupid. And once you start doing magic for people and people, get off their phones and you have a whole family that you're doing magic for, it gives them something to talk about instead of being on their devices. It gives them something to share something for them to, um, you know, have fellowship with and enjoy their family together and talk about, um so for a lot of reasons, there's it's really fun to do this, um, really believe in it. Really think it's something that would be beneficial to you? 8. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 8: eight is to practice for performing and patter. Practicing doing live performing like I think, I have said, is way more important than sitting in a mirror. You know, for 10 hours and practicing, you'll get more valuable insight. If you just perform live for 20 minutes, you probably learned a lot more and be more effective. Um, performing is something that you're going toe want to do. Once you're very proficient at the effect, you want to be able to do it, like with your eyes closed, you want to be ableto have it down to the point where it's almost impossible You could screw it up. Maybe we'll go over some things to do. If you do, you screw up. It can be very embarrassing and bad if you screw up and you don't have a backup. It's always good to have something in your mind, like in case you screw up that you can recover from and make it seem like you didn't screw up or do something else that's more powerful. Um, but just being able to perform go out into the, um, you know, if there's an event and go up to people and ask them if they want to see magic, you know, Explain to them, Say, like, Hey, you has got a quick minute. I want to show you something kind of cool. You know, it just It's one of those things that you just kind of have to get out of your comfort zone and go up to people and do it. If you're more introverted, it might be kind of difficult. When I was, ah, lot younger, I was very, very introverted and had a hard time with social skills and stuff. But it's one of those things that you just have to practice and develop. I was very introverted, and now I consider myself kind of extroverted. But that's because I practice it. I get out of my comfort zone. I try to go up to people and engage them and develop that. And it has paid off huge being able to just, like, express myself and express my personality, and it helps you grow as a person even just being a magician. But being able to do the double lift, like almost perfect, is very important before you perform, because if you screw it up and you expose the double lift that's gonna ruin it for those people, if especially if you know them and your they're your friends. Don't expect to do the double lift again and, like, have them react in a way that is crazy. You know, you really want to have it down. Don't exposure tricks. You know, you guys are paying for this course. That's why I'm exposing these tricks. You guys are paying money, so I feel obligated to be able to share these secrets. You know, magicians don't share secrets. It took up me and my friend several, several, several, um, trips to go see John Kamm, who is Ah, he's, ah, world renowned magician in Chicago until he started mentoring us in teaching us things, you know, we had to keep, like, begging him and showing him were really interested in this. Like, what does it take for us to learn from you? And then finally he did, um, and it's just something to keep in mind but performing whether it's family, friends, people at your school co workers just go out and do it. You will be so happy. Um, other people will introduce you to other people and hopefully you can start performing magic and, um, try different things out. See what your reactions air like. Figure out the effects that you like to do the most. What gets the best reactions? What is it that, um, you enjoy personally performing that gets you excited? 9. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 9: the way. One of the top things I can tell you is when you start performing an effect for spectator, you want to make sure that you're not taking too long to get to the actual moment when the magic happens, you want to start and let the quicker that you can go from when you start til when the magic happens, the better people, you lose their attention. You they get bored a little bit. You know, they really want toe like it's like get to the point type of thing. That's a lot of times why open with the muscle passed with the coin floating up, It's just magic right there, right in your face. Sometimes you see these, you know, Cardiff acts where someone says, Oh, pick a card. You put it in there. You shuffle the deck three times and then you deal all the cards which piles it in pile one . Pick him all up D home again which posited pile to pick him all up, which posit in power three. And then, you know, you slapped a hand. Whatever. These take forever and you don't want to, necessarily. I don't ever really do those kind of things. You need something hard hitting fast and things that, um you know, people really find value in, um I try to stay away from doing those long effects that take a while to get to. And you definitely don't want to start doing those at the very beginning of your set. Okay, Um, one thing I like to tell you is when you end, especially when you had an A c r and a CR is an ambitious card routine. Get yourself a wallet. Not just any wallet, but this is a magic wall. It This is the espionage wallet. So basically, there's a little slip back here, and I pretend you know this coin. It's like I could just put it back here and it looks like it comes through there, and that gets the craziest reactions. Especially when I fold. The card is called of Mercury fold. We can go over that later. Um, fantastic effect that people just get blown away by the when you get the No way. When people say no way, that is the ultimate, um, compliment to a magician, because when people have no concept of anyway Teoh, think about how it could be done, and that comes out of their mouth. No way, That is what you want. If people you know if they have ah inclination or in an idea of maybe how you did it, that's not going to be that's that's not real good. Even if they're wrong. You want to do the type of magic where people are so floored. They don't know what to think or say, and there's no reasonable explanation for it. That's when you know you're doing good magic. And when people say No way, it's just those kind of statements, those kind of comments and reactions. I had a lady that was jumping out of her chair like screaming, No way! And you know, that's one thing in my mind I'll never forget. When I saw that reaction, I knew that it was something I was like, OK, I whatever I did there was, you know, pretty proficient. So, um, I have a clip actually of that happening. I could probably just show it to you in this next video. Those are the kind of reactions where you know you're doing like I'm not saying that my magic is like perfect because it's not. I still have a lot of things I need to get better at. And that's one thing that you want to remember is you're never gonna be perfect at magic. You're never going to master it. You always can get better. You always can improve what you're doing. You want to have that mindset. You don't want to get egotistical about it. You always can get better at what you're doing, whether it's, you know, throwing in more jokes or, um, doing better subtleties. Or, you know you want to reflect and watch your performances so you can learn from him and get better. The better you get, the more, um the better. You're gonna be a performing and people will see that. And they'll want Teoh, have you? And you know, just having that attitude of always being better is something that is so valuable that you don't ever want to lose. You always can improve, and you want to have that mindset and try to collaborate with other magicians. You know, I know that there's a lot of stigma on magician's getting better, getting together with magicians. Ah, lot of people you know, find it is like, Oh, well, you know, you go on me with a magician and you just sponge and you just soak up what they know and you don't give any value, so people don't like to do it. And if there's, like, a lot of stick But we could talk about that later or message me if you want to. But, you know, try to get feedback from other magicians. Try toe. You know, see if if they could help you and tell you how to make it better, Um, And just take time to reflect on what you're doing so that you can, ah, you know, be the best you can be. 10. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 10: All right. So here's 10 steps to really go from beginner or intermediate to really going advanced. Um, as a magician. One thing, the 1st 1 that you want to think about is what? Why are you doing magic? It's something that I wish I would have thought about long ago. It would have put my, uh, direction and different choices that I've made in a better direction. If I understood why I was doing it. Me personally. I love giving people the gift of a moment. People have material, um, things and material wealth and stuff. And, you know, it's never fulfilling, really. But when you can give someone a moment that they can't get anywhere else, that's valuable. And to me, that's why I really love doing magic. I love seeing the look on people's faces and seeing the joy and the wonder and the astonishment from people. Um, for you, it may be something else. It may be to inspire someone Teoh, you know, pursue their dreams or something. And you implement a story in tow, what you're doing with your magic. Um, it could be that you just want to make money, and that's part of the reason I like to do it. Yeah, it creates more income for me, and you know, we'll talk more about that, but you need to develop the reason why and what you're going to do. Are you gonna do coins? Are you gonna do sponge balls cards? You know, you may not know right now it's not real important, but have a good sense of what you get excited about. I love card magic. That's what I enjoyed. That's what I enjoy doing. And that's what I'm you know I can make money doing and, um, in the share those secrets with you. So something to think about for the first thing. I wish I would have, um known when I first started out as a magician. 11. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 11: um, number two. Number two. Second thing I wish I learned when I first started doing magic and making money was the fact that, um I wish I would have spent more time getting used to handling cards. You know, I spent so much time on YouTube trying to learn all these different effects and tricks. You know, I I have an arsenal of 20 or 30 magic effects. I wasn't really good at performing all of them, but it was like, Oh, what's the next hot, trendy thing that I can learn? You really only need to know 45 to become a professional magician. And you get good at those, um, so really getting good at being proficient at handling cards so that you can do flourishes . You can establish some credibility for yourself. And, um, you know, that whole concept of getting good at all the different slights, You know, the d l, um, top change, hotshot cut different things like that, and the better you are at it, the more people are going to see that and appreciate that and want to hire you for an event . So that's number two. Yes, that s so it's a silver dollar. You saw that right time? Yeah. Look. No way. That's how the cards. All right, well, let's try something here. Let's do this right? Yeah, OK. Memorize this One did it. It goes, way goes, quick goes quick. Let's try something else. We'll do something a little different. There was a 10 attended diamond. I think it's down here. 42 cards down, 10 of diamonds. Way right. You just threw it down. Oh, no. This'll shoes. 10 9 for you. Like your card. Someone gave something to me a while back to give to you. Let's grab. Let's get another one. Yeah, wait. Tables wanders. Should be the only one face down. Sorry, guys. It was like there Waas. Let's check it out. No way. Time. You must leave it stuck out. You're right. I doubt it. Way, Way. What are you doing? About half way. Check your back way. I e I screw it up all the time. So I keep a bunch of them with me with Wanda's name, You know, in case when things go wrong, you know? And then in case box, you know, facing really go wrong, which sometimes they do. You can see Wanda Teoh 12. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 12: number three learning false shuffles. Okay, this is a good one because you want to be able to have a deck of cards in your hand and just make it look like, you know, you're just shuffling cards. And a lot of times, what I do is I will genuinely shuffle cards and then I'll try to replicate that with a false shuffle. So, for example, what I'll do is grab a deck of cards and you can see the magician always knows where the card is, and I'll cut that into the deck, you know, And I try to just get good at shuffling in that case, when people believe in their mind that you shuffle the deck and that's genuine. Um, magic is done in the mind. If the spectator believes that the deck is shuffled, then you're good, you know, And being in practicing, doing genuine shuffles like these air genuine shuffles, you want to make them look the same. Maybe record one where you're doing a genuine shuffle. Then you record one doing a false shuffle. What are the differences? What could I do? Better, that kind of thing. So, you know, with the 10 I'm just taking it, pulling it off the top, dribbling more cards to the bottom. And then I'm pulling him off the top again, retaining that bottom card, pulling him back and bam, that right there. Okay, um, there's a tone more. We're gonna go over. But that's just one thing that you wanna really get good at are the false shuffles. 13. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 13: all right. Next one is, um, forces. So being able to force a card on a spectator it's a foundational, very important trick. Is a magician strong thing to know how to do? You could take a car to could be seven of diamonds. You stick it on the window on the other side of the window and put a little Waxer double sided tape. Stick it there. And then, if you can force the seven of diamonds and then throw the cards at the window card stuck on the other side of the window, that's a powerful thing. Spectator can't believe. So forces air a powerful, very strong thing that you're gonna need to know and get good at the most common, Um, force that people know of is called the classic Force, where you'll take the top card, cut the deck and then you have to keep your eye. I keep a zai cut the deck. I know this is the seven of diamonds, and as I spread him out as the person's hand is coming to grab a card, I'm meeting them and kind of exposing this card a little more as I'm moving the cards and generally, they will take the seven of diamonds. That's one way to force it. Another force is to do the riffle force. Okay, this is a very common one. I've never been caught on this one, you know. Where is that? So we got the seven of diamonds. I will cut the deck into the left hand and keep a pinky break. And as you can see the sevens here and I'll say, Go ahead and say, Stop. They say, Stop and about In that spot, I will offer the car to the spectator and they'll take the seven of diamonds. Sometimes you get those hecklers that won't say anything, and then you can say, Don't know it's a stop and then go real fast and they don't They screw it up again, and then I'll go say Stop. No, really, and I'll drop the whole data Can they laughed. They think that's funny, you know? So just breaking the ice a little bit, trying to play along with them. If they're trying to give you a hard time, those air little tips right there. There is a bottom force. So you're holding the deck like this and you're pushing over the bottom card. So you have it like this, and you ask them to say stop and you're pulling the bottom cards out and retaining that bottom card and pushing it up. So you're kind of here, and then you're showing the card. So in real time, it looks like, go ahead and say Stop right there. Okay, memorize that card. Then. Once you got it, you could just throw it on the deck. There's another one for you. There's a slip force. So you look at the top card and you run your thumb down the side of the deck and you're pulling the top card out from the top and offering it to them. Okay, She got the card on top. You got mechanic script. I keep my pointer finger bent like this, you know? And I'll practice that every once in a while. Practice doing this. Say stop. They say, stop and I pull it out. So in real time, it's like this. Go ahead and say, Stop right there. Grab that one. And they they don't see it. They don't know. Um, you got the card. There's a Hindu force. Okay. King of diamonds, You're just pulling cards off the top. Say stop. Stop right there. And you're just showing the bottom card. Okay? That's one of them. Um, there's a force. I kind of created that, um it works on what you do is you got the cards. You got the card on top of the deck and you're just running your thumb down the side and I'll just swing, cut and tapped the side, so it looks like it comes from the middle. And really, it's just the top card, and you're just giving them the top card. But because you pat the side and kind of talk hold, hold little over like this It looks like it's coming from the middle. It's all an illusion. And, um, yeah, it's That's another good one that I like to do. Um, there's a tone out there. Um, and maybe I'll go over some more if I miss some in a later video, but you really only need a couple good, solid forces. It's not anything to spend a crazy amount of time learning a 1,000,000 different forces just get good at one or two forces. That's a good tip for you. I way looked at the car way. No way, way. So memorize that one way. Do you did you way 14. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 14: that. All right, so, um, almost all magicians have a ah, a CR routine, which is an ambitious carver tune. Um, a lot of times, it's done kind of near the beginning of, Ah, set. Um, I will have a spectator choose a card. Okay. They write their name on it. This is after a short little opener. While they're writing their name, I turn over two cards and get a pinky break. Why do I do that? Well, after it's signed, I'm holding the deck upside down, and I'm taking their card and just putting it on top so that there's three and I got a triple with a pinky, as opposed to your holding the deck like this, they put the card on top. You know, you're gonna have to find a way to get that card third from the top. So it just makes things easier. There is less sleight of hand involved. It makes things just very simple. Okay, so you got the four. And I say what I'm gonna do is leave this stuck out so you can keep your eye on it. Now, this is what's called an indifferent card, okay? And I tell him. I'm gonna get it to jump over here. So I would push it in and then turn over the I would do a double and their card magic comes over here. So what I do is then I have them lift up to say I will have them lift up half the deck and I tell him, You know, they tell me not to do the same trick twice, you know, but they lift up half the deck, and then what I'll do is do a double. So I'll grab two and take the four, place it into the center of this packet, and then it jumps to the top over here. So it's kind of it's a different type of routine. I just kind of make it up. I made it up. You know, I try to create my own type of style. After that, they take the card. Okay, I tell them to say, Stop, stop right there. They throw the card in, I bury it in there and I kind of dribbled to give a little bit of an illusion. And then I say, You threw in the middle, right? Well, that's strange, cause now it's on top. Um, and you know, then you could say itself work, and you put it in the middle. You snap your fingers, you turn over the top car, they turn it over, it's there. You can do Ah, Marlowe tilt where you take their card and you're placing it into the center and then you snap and it's on top. And now you're in the right position to, um, basically, what you're doing is getting a gap here in the back, and you're gonna push some cards out so it looks like it's going in the middle, but you're putting its second from the top right in there. Then you're doing to double lift, showing them the card one neat little way that's like a flourish to drop the card into the middle. Thean different card is putting is taking the deck like this, lifting up and turning the card like this so it doesn't 1 80 throwing that on top so they see a go in the middle. And then however you want, it comes back to the top at the end of an A C. R. What's very common is being able to pull the card from the deck. Um, and I usually keep it right here in my wallet, and I just have it right here. I think I went over this before, and this is the exact same card due to a magic wallet. People freak out on that trick. This is called the Espionage Wallet. It's also used with a lot of mental ism. So there's two flaps. There's this and there's this for indexing. Maybe you have money in here, you have a bunch of cash and then you say, If I flip it over and snap my fingers now there's cash in it. So it goes from no cash to cash anyway. It's a cool thing. Heaven, you know, a magic wallet. This one is very expensive. I think it was 150 but I love the folding and I love the zipper because it's like, How do people put that in their mind that it's folded and I had time to open the zipper, put it in there and pull it out of my wallet? Um, it's a common thing to do with the end of an a c R ambitious card routine. Very important to know, as a magician, just really, really good way, way, way 15. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 15: all right. Number six is develop your style. Ah, one thing that I wasn't very aware of when I started performing magic for, you know, making money was the fact that ah, people, everything that you do when you're performing matters the type Italian. Where the color of your jacket. Do you wear a jacket? Do you just have a vest? All these different things go into your style. Your brand, who you are as a person, how people perceive you, what type of reactions you might get. Um, and how professional you are. You really want to think about all those things? One of my favorite magicians is probably my favorite magician. Is David Williamson. Look him up on YouTube? Actually, maybe I could just put a link for you, um, to look him up because he doesn't do like this mind blowing amazing magic where he has this sleight of hand that's out of this world. He has a personality that is attractive and funny, and people are drawn to that. They laugh, and he is able to engage people and make them laugh so hard. And that's how he got so good. That's how he got to be, um, you know, famous is a lot of his comedy magic. That's one of the styles I like to do, even though I am epically failing at that currently. But it's something that I aspire to be. So one of those things that what type of magician are you gonna be? Are you gonna be? You know, one of those guys that's always screwing up, But somehow you pull it together and make things work. Maybe you're like a goofball. There's a guy that's, you know, does like things with smoke. There's a guy that, like you know, there's a 1,000,000 different types of personalities out there with magic, and you need to develop your style that suits you. You need to find a way to be yourself and implement your own style and tailor your magic to who you are as a person. Magic is an art. It's self expression. It is not like, Ah, you know, skill or a competition. It's not which magician is better than which magician. It's in our for. It's like comparing, um, paintings. You know, it's just kind of subjective, and it's in the eye of the beholder. Um, so basically I wanted Teoh go over that. It's something that I wish I had kind of thought about more and been more intentional about before I started performing magic. It's very important. Um, I really wish I realized I could have This jacket kind of destroys some of the perceptions of magicians like that. Spectators see, um, and this just my style that I like to have. So something I want you think about, um that is important, all right. 16. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 16: and I want you to grab one out. Show everybody. You guys know what indicator card is like? Something in Vegas like where they turn over eight means you deal eight cards and it finds the card you're looking for, like, six feel six that. So pick up that debt right there. Deal as many as you want faced out. Martini. Okay. You wanna go any farther? Okay. Turn it over. You turn it over. Okay, So that means we do eight cards, guys. Also on the card. Remember, you grabbed that one way, deals cars, grab doing. I want you deal cards, and hopefully we'll see what wasn't in the way. Clothe way. 17. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 17: eight is to practice for performing and patter. Practicing doing live performing like I think, I have said, is way more important than sitting in a mirror. You know, for 10 hours and practicing, you'll get more valuable insight. If you just perform live for 20 minutes, you probably learned a lot more and be more effective. Um, performing is something that you're going toe want to do. Once you're very proficient at the effect, you want to be able to do it, like with your eyes closed, you want to be ableto have it down to the point where it's almost impossible You could screw it up. Maybe we'll go over some things to do. If you do, you screw up. It can be very embarrassing and bad if you screw up and you don't have a backup. It's always good to have something in your mind, like in case you screw up that you can recover from and make it seem like you didn't screw up or do something else that's more powerful. Um, but just being able to perform go out into the, um, you know, if there's an event and go up to people and ask them if they want to see magic, you know, Explain to them, Say, like, Hey, you has got a quick minute. I want to show you something kind of cool. You know, it just It's one of those things that you just kind of have to get out of your comfort zone and go up to people and do it. If you're more introverted, it might be kind of difficult. When I was, ah, lot younger, I was very, very introverted and had a hard time with social skills and stuff. But it's one of those things that you just have to practice and develop. I was very introverted, and now I consider myself kind of extroverted. But that's because I practice it. I get out of my comfort zone. I try to go up to people and engage them and develop that. And it has paid off huge being able to just, like, express myself and express my personality, and it helps you grow as a person even just being a magician. But being able to do the double lift, like almost perfect, is very important before you perform, because if you screw it up and you expose the double lift that's gonna ruin it for those people, if especially if you know them and your they're your friends. Don't expect to do the double lift again and, like, have them react in a way that is crazy. You know, you really want to have it down. Don't exposure tricks. You know, you guys are paying for this course. That's why I'm exposing these tricks. You guys are paying money, so I feel obligated to be able to share these secrets. You know, magicians don't share secrets. It took up me and my friend several, several, several, um, trips to go see John Kamm, who is Ah, he's, ah, world renowned magician in Chicago until he started mentoring us in teaching us things, you know, we had to keep, like, begging him and showing him were really interested in this. Like, what does it take for us to learn from you? And then finally he did, um, and it's just something to keep in mind but performing whether it's family, friends, people at your school co workers just go out and do it. You will be so happy. Um, other people will introduce you to other people and hopefully you can start performing magic and, um, try different things out. See what your reactions air like. Figure out the effects that you like to do the most. What gets the best reactions? What is it that, um, you enjoy personally performing that gets you excited? 18. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 18: our number nine learned the theory of magic and study philosophies of magic. Um, you know, in the right way to approach magic for people. If you go up to a group and you do a super powerful crazy thing, it might be so over their head that it's too much at one time, like a torch and restored, they would not expect it. And it almost seems like something's gotta be up. But if you start doing something small and grow it to something powerful, that's kind of a way to transition it. Um, I heard a quote one time that magicians don't keep secrets from people. They keep secrets. Four people. And that's one of those magic theory things that I think is interesting. It's like honest, uh, being an honest thief, kind of. It's weird, and then people like enjoy it and pay you. It's interesting. So diving in and learning more about Why is that like why? You know, why is it that we keep a secret for people and we're not trying to just say Oh fooled you? I got you. I win, you lose. I'm the good person, your loser. You can't figure this out like That's not what magic is about. Magic is about giving people a gift of a moment that they can remember and tell their friends about. And it can impact them, um, to that sense of wonder. You know, there's a book out there called, Um, this is real magic. And I really want to get that book and read it because one thing that he says in that book is how when we're little kids, everything is so crazy and amazing to us. We want to explore and see all these things, and then the older we get, we go into these patterns of I wake up, I brush my teeth, I go to work, I come home, I go to bed and it's just mundane and boring. It's the same thing every time in magic brings that out. It creates that sense of holy cow that wonder that astonishment and amazement and that sense of joy that you can get, Um, and it's a good feeling. It makes you happy. And so studying those kind of things and learning more about magic and why it's why it has that impact on people is really important, you know, There's a lot of magicians that don't go see magic shows. They would rather go see, um, like, ah theatre concert or are Ah, um, rock star concert. You know, with music, because that's another art form, and they like to study art in general, and then they can implement that into their magic. Um, something else to think about for you. Um, but yeah. Just learning about what is it about magic that you can understand and learn and implement into your own magic? The more knowledge you gain about magic, the better performer you're gonna be, Um, and people will be able to pick up on that. They'll understand it, they'll see it, they'll be drawn to it. And they want to watch you and tell their friends, and it'll just create more. The more passion. And the more you put into it, the more you're going to get out of it. That's the main thing 19. Learn to perform magic for anyone! 19: all right. And the last one, Number 10 is to never be satisfied with what you have. Always try to make things better and more impactful in your reset or in your routine. Break it down, try to figure out you know how you can make things better. I heard a magician one times, told this story about how he saw this guy that recorded a movie or something. And ah, you know, it was this this film and one of the producers just completely deleted the entire thing on purpose after the guy spent so much time creating it, making in implementing it. And he said, All right, now it's all gone. Now start over and do it again. And he probably did that because it's like, All right, you just created this whole thing. Start from scratch, rethink about everything. Now that you have a different perspective on this and what would you do? Different? How could you recreate it? That would make it so much better? The more that you just keep trying to improve your craft and figure out the details, the better it's gonna be. Never settle for what you have. The routine that I had 11 years ago when I started making money doing magic looks nothing like what I have now. It's completely different. I used to walk up to people and say hi, Would you like to help me out with magic? And a lot of magicians do that, and they have success with that. But it made me feel kind of uncomfortable. It made them sometimes feel uncomfortable. And then I pull out a deck of cards and shuffle them and say, Pick a card and they have to pick one And they're really, like hesitant, you know? And I Just after doing magic for so long, I realized like they're not real invested in what I'm doing right. When I walk up to them, they don't know me. They've never seen me. They just see a guy in a suit and they have idea of magic with bunny rabbits and magic wands. So I need to do something visual right to them to get to help them see that there's value in what I'm doing and get them intrigued without them investing something in me when I haven't even shown them anything yet, Like shuffling the cards are you pick a card will deal the cards down. Oh, look, I found your car. You know, it's it's one of those things that you got to really Just keep studying magic and learn. And I always find ways toe improve. You'll make your magic 10 times better if you have that mindset like Oh, man, I just did a, um, hour long show. What are the different things that I did that can make me a better magician? Next time? Let me watch this 32nd clip. What happened? What can I do better so that the next time I do this, I don't you know, it's it's that much more impactful for people. 20. Flourish 1 Teaching: All right. What's going on, you guys? We're gonna go ahead and learn that flourish there. It's pretty fun. It's a really neat gives you some credibility for the Spectators to. So what you're gonna do is put the deck in your right hand. If you're right handed, hold the deck on the right side. Pointer, finger, middle finger, thumb on the right side of the deck. You're gonna lift up with your pointer finger and this is called a swing cut is gonna go into your left hand, and then you're gonna do the same thing again, lift up again, And then from this point, you're going to put the bottom packet here, so it almost makes it backwards. Seven. So you grab it with your thumb, and as you're doing that, you're only grabbing the bottom packet with your right hand ring, finger and thumb and pulling it. You're stealing that bottom packet, but retaining that left packet here in your left hand. And as you do that, you're going to adjust your wrist, take your pointer finger, touch the back of it here, and you're gonna rotate it on tap like that and you can throw that on top. So in real time, you know, when you get good at it, you can kind of do it like that. So again, you lift up pushover lift up again. Back bottom packet does it backward. Seven. As you steal the bottom packet with your ring finger and your thumb porn, her finger touches the back here and you're rotating. Bam. An alternate version. You can take here, do that and then do a one handed cut there. So if you know the one handed cut you can, that's just something I kind of create created when I was messing around with the pack. So But anyway, it's a neat little deal. Um, you come here to do that alternate version, and you're doing the one handed cut here, and you're laying this down and finishing that one handed cut. So it gives you some ah, credibility with Spectators when you're doing that kind of stuff, especially near the beginning of your set. Um, going up doing a flourish really shows that you, you know, have some credibility 21. Flourish 2 Teaching Biscuit Spin: - all right, I got another flourish here, and it looks like this. It looks a lot more need from spectator's point of view because they can just see card spinning and flying and stuff. But anyway, what you do is you're gonna hold the deck in your right hand the same way thumb in the back . All this on the right side of the deck, lift up with your pointer finger. And as you bring this over, you're going to hold Tackett, like so in your left hand so your ring finger goes behind all the rest of these come around so you could see him on the top. And what this does is it allows you to open this, pack it up so that you can kind of open and close it. Okay. Remember these air on the side corner, fingers on the top? Okay, one more time as it comes over under the deck, I'm bending my ring finger Come pointed over. Bring finger bent. Everything else comes all the way around opening up, pull up again. That packet goes there into your left hand. Grab it with your thumb. This semi closes this packets of my closes and you lift up again. Okay, so you should be in this position. So one more time, we're gonna go through swing cut open top packet goes here, lift up again. Now this your thumb touches the back. So once you're there, actually, I'm sorry. Your thumb touches the front up here in the center packet. You should be able to rotate these rotate here with your thumb point your finger touches the back, rotates. Here, this goes on top. So in slow motion doing that, pushing that into that hand, lifting up again. Now here you're gonna put your thumb on the back, but grab this with your ring finger so you can see all three of those air supported. Okay? Thumb goes to the center, Rotate counterclockwise. This one, rotate clockwise. Throw this on top. So then when you get it down, you can do that. Then you can do the alternate version. You know, if you really wanted to, you could You could take this a 1,000,000 different ways. You know, there's you can incorporate so many different flourishes in different techniques and moves and make it your own. That's what I would recommend. So do that 22. Florish 3 Bar Down Bender: way, Theo. - So this floor shears pretty neat, kind of pulling, spinning the deck around a little, you know, lots of movements going on here. And what you're doing is lifting up the same way as you always do. But then you're also gonna pull down. So as you lift up, you're gonna take your left hand pointer finger and pulled down from this packet. Okay, pull up, pulled down, and you're supporting that with your thumb. I'm sorry, your middle finger in your right hand and you're gonna twist it. So all these three packets should be touching your right hand thumb and your left hand, middle finger and thumb as you rotate around are gonna grab that middle packet and come underneath like that, still supporting. And you're gonna stick it in between your thumb and your middle and your pointer finger, and then you're going to lift up so you can kind of rotate it with your thumb so that that packet comes underneath. And as you're doing that you're lifting up here. Okay, if you can get to that, you'll be in good shape. So you're here? You lift up here, you lift up and you're rotating middle finger and thumb is gonna grab that middle packet. This is gonna rotate with just your pointer finger and your thumb around and your thumb comes underneath and goes in between as you lift up here and square those up pointer finger comes to the back. Short end that goes there. Out jog. This comes on top and then you're gonna pinch it with your thumb on top. Push it over. Okay, so your hair spinning around grab it, you're gonna swivel it, kind of like a leper. And then that comes underneath, lift up. This comes here and then I kind of like toe pinch this a little bit. You can see how it kind of you can do that. A little bit of make might make a little noise. Push that down. Come over the top. Finish it. Now. Unit may need toe through wind and go a little slower and look at that. But, you know, from the angle of the spectator, it looks super neat because you got four different packets at one time flipping and changing in their, you know, beginner, intermediate flourishes. Great place to start to get good with handling cards. 23. The invisible catch tutorial: all right. So invisible catch. Uh, it's a really, really good effect. It's really fun. No one really sees it coming. And, uh, what's neat about it is it's very simple. You can get the staff really quickly. It's not very difficult. Basically, I like using a big silver dollar, you know, goes from nothing to this huge coin. You know, it's a lot bigger than what people are used to. You could also use a pen year silver doctor 1/4. But basically what you're doing is putting coin right there. It's so simple, and you pretend to throw it up in the air. You look look up a little bit drop. So you take your hand and dropping it down on opening your thumb, and the coin just comes straight through there, into your hands. If you wear a ring, it'll make a nice, nice sound for the spectator. Helps with the effect. The other thing I would recommend is what would your hand look like if you didn't have a coin in your hand? How would you hold your hand? Right that way, you know, you know, my hand was like this. My thumb would kind of just looked like that. So you want to replicate that? I see a lot of people, you know, They might put the coin in there and then I'll send There comes a little, you know, curved or whatever doesn't look natural. You want it to look as natural as possible. That's a huge. Anyway. It's a good way to open a tale. You could walk up, pretend to grab a coin, services your coin throw up in the air and then bam. Then you could dio make the coin float up, whatever it might be. Neat little trick and something to keep in mind because after you produce it with coin float up, that might be really good. Bam! Just like that something. Think about putting. 24. A message about magic : I think Magic is of its own class of its own category. It isn't solely entertainment. Many find it is an art form. There are 1000 ways to present entertainment on our, and to do both of those at the same time is what I just drive for every performance some enjoyed as a hobby. Some want to be the life of the party. Some make a career with it, and others perform magic to impress their friends and family. It has the power to make people laugh, make people question their beliefs and create a sense of wonder. Isn't the magician that gets the credit? It's the group participating together and sharing moments that credit goes to Some people have a hard time understanding that my job isn't to make a fool out of you or trick you to merely put myself above you in fact, and mess up on purpose all the time. Toe help drive home the point that I'm here to try and give you something that could be difficult to find nowadays. In fact, I believe sometimes spectator secretly hope you screw up because it's expected that you never screw up my ultimate goal is to give Spectators memorable moments that they will never forget and to put them even for a few moments in a state of wonder. It's that state that we get away from as we grow up when we're Children. Everything is wonderful, exciting. We want toe explore, and we're constantly in a state of wonder as we grow up and get a 9 to 5 job. Many people lose that sense of wonder due to their concept of the world being so predictable and routine, like I want to give the spectator something they never believe so that they won't ever know what to expect next. 25. A message about magic.... 2: When I was younger, I had a job interview to go to, never learned how to tie a tie. So what did I do? Of course I googled it. I got the answer immediately. In this digital revolution, we have access to almost anything we want. I think sometimes this harms our curiosity and ability to appreciate things. I hardly ever pond with value and purposely not wanting to know how something works. But like when I get in a car and drive to a family member's house, I don't realize what all goes on under the hood to give me. Their thousands of hours were spent designing and manufacturing the first car, and I don't completely know how it all works, But I can definitely appreciate how it benefits society. Why don't most Spectators go home after a magic show, knowing they could probably find the answer somewhere on the Internet and find out how the magic is done? I think Spectators know on some level that magic makes them appreciate, wondered, and I think it makes them recognize the worth of magic by the fact that they can be amazing on that is a good thing to not know how it's done 26. Udemy online magic week4 1 1: there's no way in there are no way out. And then once you're ready, you just rub like that and they come through. So how you do it is you're gonna start like this, Oliver, you there, you're gonna start like this and you're gonna show the spectator that there's no way in No way. And what you're gonna do is pinch with your so Okay, well, hold on real quick before I explain it. Once you do that the first time and you get this down pretty good and you can perform it, they're gonna immediately be like Do that again. That's ridiculous. And then you could tell them, Hold your hands like this and then you'll take the rubber band and put it around their fingers like this. So they're holding it and you'll do the same exact effect the same way while they're holding it. So that's that's basically like the routine. So how it works is you're holding it here, and you're going to pinch with your middle finger and index finger, the rubber band on the top up here, and you're going to loop your middle finger through what's pinched so that your your middle you're gonna take your index finger out and put your middle finger through it as you're coming through here. So your index finger should be free and your index finger is gonna go through the loop and they through the loop. That's your thumb is holding. Oh, Mr Shriver's here. Hey, Mr Shriver. I don't know if he can hear me yet. Yeah, of Excellent. How's it going? Um so, like I was saying, you guys, you're gonna take your index finger, it's gonna go through the loop, and you're all you're doing this in one motion. And then as you pull it through, gives the illusion that it goes through the rubber band. So you're showing them There's no way that this is gonna be able to come through the rubber band. And then as you just pull it, it goes through. Uh oh. We got Jude coming in here. So does that make sense? You guys, you I'll go through it one more time for you. I'll go a little slower and we got more students coming in here. Uh, let's see. So you got it like this? Yeah. There we go. There we go. And you're holding one of them vertical. The one with the vertical is what you're going to manipulate the other one. You can just kind of keep it. So you're gonna pinch with your middle finger and your index finger the top part, and I kind of got a blue one and a red one so you can kind of tell the difference. It's probably better if you use the same color when you perform it, but you don't have to, and you're gonna show them that there's no way in no way out. And it's good to do this because you know, you're explaining that there's no way out. I'm doing this, and you need to do that to help them, cause that's when you do the move. That's when you do the secret move. So that's why it's good to explain. This won't pull it out. So you're pinching here and you're taking your middle finger that's pinched and you're swapping it out with your index finger. So as you're going like this, so now you're pointer, finger, your index fingers free, and as you're going like this, your index finger is going through the loop that your thumb is holding all in one motion, and it naturally, you'll just kind of rub it like this, and it naturally will look like it comes through the rubber band it again. All right, all right. So you're pinching it with your vertical one with your middle finger and you pull it out to show him it can't come out. And as your as you do that Oh, you gotta Cody. I think your middle finger has toe is going to go through the loop that your index finger is holding. So you're like this. So you're rotating your middle finger through the loop and your index finger becomes free. So can I get a thumbs up that you can get that far? So your middle finger and your Yeah, and then your index finger. Can you guys do a wiggle? Wiggle your index finger, right? All right. So that should be free right now that should that your index finger is gonna touch your thumb. So touch your thumb with your index finger and your index finger is going to go through that loop, and then you're gonna separate your index finger and your thumb and let go with your middle finger all in one motion. Ah, you gotta, Cody. All in one motion looks up, and it literally looks like it melts through. This is going to take some practice, but it's really powerful. And like I said, once they speed ice, not you gotta Cody. All right. And you're gonna say, do this again, Do that again. And then you say, Hold your fingers like this. I will do it again, and then they'll hold their fingers, and you can literally put the rubber band around their fingers like this and do the same exact thing while they're holding it. So I mean, yes, So they're holding it like this, and then you just do the same effect. But that's the routine. Cool. So you're this is all in the performance, but so do you. Do you pinch with your left or your right hand? You can choose, um, which everyone you feel more comfortable with. I pinch with my right hand, middle finger, so I'll pinch with my right hand middle finger show. Um, I do this. There's no way out. And then the second time that I do it, I'm pulling my middle finger through that loop. That my index fingers in and at the same time taking my index finger. That's free. And it's going into the loop. My thumb is holding, and you kind of you gotta go. You gotta go up and let go with your middle finger, and then it will look like it melts through. So can I just get a thumbs up from you guys? If you understand? If you got it. Cody, you got it. Where's Oliver? Holiday? Where did you get it? Can I get it's thumbs up if you got it. Okay. And, uh, Evan, how you doing? I'm trying to make sense because I think I think I'm the way of doing it is I'm just switching around the fingers. Okay, So which fingers are you switching? The I'm using my left hand. And when I am, I'm doing that. So and you use your left hand. You gotta, Right. So, yes. So So you're Do you have it pinched in between your middle finger and your index finger? Yeah. And then pull it out like this and you got it pinched. And what? Your middle finger into that loop. So it's holding it. Your index fingers free Now your index finger is going to go into the loop. Your thumb. Same hand into the loop. Okay, Um has And then you're going to let go with your middle finger while keeping it straight, and it will come apart. Yeah, You got it. So it's that here, when you're stretching that, you switch that? Yes. And your index finger goes through the loop. Your thumb. Your left hand thumb. Yes. Yes, you got it. And then let go with your middle finger. Yeah. Yeah, that makes a lot more stuff. Good job, Peter. How you doing? Uh, Peter, you got a couple of rubber bands. Yeah, I go see if you could get him. Do you guys want a minute to practice that a little? Or do you want me to move on to the next one? What do you think? And you guys, the what's the next one? Um, well, I was gonna do a completely different effect, you know? But like, I was still for bands. Or like, a contract? No, I view of the dollar bill. Okay. So do you guys want another minute to ask questions? And why don't you just work on that work on it for, like, a minute or two and asked me a question if you need to. Yeah, You gotta Cody. Yeah. You nailed it. Good job. Yeah. So then, you know, you'll just have to practice showing them, You know, there's no way out. And make sure you do this before you do the secret move. You know, you're you're telling them there's no way out, right? And then that's when you can do the secret move. Middle finger goes through, index finger gets free, goes into the loop, your thumb is in, and it looks like it melts through, and the quicker you can just do that little move, and the more you can make it seem like you're just showing them that there's no way the rubber bands can come out, the better you look. They don't have any rubber band. Sorry. That's all right. That's right. You could You could take, uh, shoe laces if you wanted to practice with it and pretend they're rubber bands. You know, if you really wanted Teoh, I can put this thing up later. See, you know, this is recording right now, so I could put it up on the YouTube and you guys to watch it. Um, So are you guys good with moving on to the next effect here? Yeah, we're gonna 27. Udemy online magic week4 1 2: do something here for the dollar bill. Sound good? Oh, all right. So you got your dollar bill. I'm gonna fold this up and I'm going to rip see that, And I'm going to rip this side also. And if you watch close, I'm gonna take this that come out All right, All right. And then, you know, I think that's worth a dollar. So I'm gonna keep that one. And then I would hand out that handed out to him, and they could they take it. Um, So you want to know the secret? All right, check it out. You got your dollar. This is ah, legitimate, normal dollar. Fold it in half and you're going to tear the very top of George Washington's head in a little semicircle. Okay? And then I flip it around the other way, and I actually tear the other side the same way towards the center. A semi circle you guys see in that, Okay. And then I go to rip off the rest of it, and I push down the back of the tear and go toe and I cover it with my fingers and pretend to rip it. But I'm pushing this little flap behind the bill. So it looks like I'm ripping and you want to kind of give it that sounds. So it sounds like it's ripping. They think they have. They think they have something and they think you have the piece in your hand here, okay? And you're holding it. This is in the back. You know, you could tell him it's a little salty or whatever you want, and then you're going to I fold back that I fall back the back edge and you could spin it around even if you want and show him, you know, you could show him it's rift just as long as you're holding that flat and then you go, you grab the two ends and you just pull it up. And naturally it will look like it's restored. Okay, now there's a few ways to clean this up because right now it's considered dirty, and you need to clean it up because there's rips in the bill. You guys got that? So what you can do is now this bill. You I would recommend that you get this from the spectator that they give you the bill. You don't have to, But you could get You could use your own bill if you wanted. So you take the bill and you say I think that's worth a dollar. You know that That right there And you put the bill in your pocket, and then you could say, Oh, I'm just kidding. And then take the bill out and give it to them. But what do you think I'm doing? Switching to Mill home? Yes. Perfect. All right, so I have a bill in my pocket already. That's a good bill. It's not ripped. So you got the bill here? I think that's worth a dollar. You know, I just don't Don't make a big deal out of it. Just just be natural about it. And you just say I'm gonna put that in my pocket, you know, it's great. And then you could say, Does anybody have $100 bill? I'll do it again, you know, or you know, whatever you want. And then just say I'm just kidding. I'm just kidding. And you say here, I'll give you the bill. You could keep it, and then you do the bill switch. So put your thumb up. If you guys air catching this? I don't know if it's so We're just talking to a screen. Peter, You're good. Cody. Good. Yeah. All right, cool. So that's a really good one. Now, that's one way to clean it up. All right, so at the end of the trick, you go like this. The other thing you could do is say, you could be, like, to the spectator. Do you want to try it? And you, um, you rip it again, you pretend to rip it, and then you pretend to rip it again. And then you could I wouldn't really recommend this one, but you could actually ripped this the whole centerpiece off. So it's physically off the bill and there's a big hole in the dollar. And then you could say, Here you try it and you give it to the spectator and let them mess around with it, and they won't get it. But that way, when you handed out, it's all clean. There's nothing for them to inspect. They can't. They can't, like, call you out on anything. The other thing is will cost you a dollar. Every time you do the trick, it will cost you Dollars? Yes. Orilla cost them a dollar, or it'll cost them. Yeah, you got it. But that is an awesome one. And what's cool about that is you know, it's like, almost any time thing you could do. You know, um, if you wanted to produce it, you could fold it up and use the effect I taught you guys last week where you stick it behind your hand and say, I need a dollar and you grab it like this, throw it in the air and you catch it, and then you could do it. You could rip the All right. So, um, there was one other way that you could let me look at my notes because I know there is one other way you could clean it up. And you guys, you don't have to clean up the end like that. You could come up with your own. You could come up with your own way. So, uh, yeah, I guess those two ways, Okay, So once you do the bill switch, you give them to build. Now, I thought of this really cool transition from one effect to the other, where you're giving them a bill that you already have, and every bill is unique. By what? Do you remember the serial number right now? You know the serial number ahead of time. Put your thumb up. If you've heard of the toxic force, anybody know the toxic force? Okay, so the toxic force is a calculator effect. Where, um, you know the serial number on the bill, and you ask the spectator toe for three digits. It could be their home address. Or could be, you know, four digits where it's their birthday month and day. Or it could be like their favorite number. You just and you have them Multiply these numbers over and over and over, and you hit equals, and it will display a number. That is the exact number of the cereal serial of serial numbers of It's on the dollar bill once they hit equal. So the way that it works is it's called toxic cause. Each letter stands for different, um, a different thing on the calculator. So I'm gonna see if I could just try toe perform this first so you could understand it. Hold on just a sec. Okay. So you show them the calculator. It says zero, and you ask them for a three digit numbers. So somebody okay? It says do 4 17 So I'll type in for 17 watch or 17 Give me three more digits. Random. Five. Was that Cody? 531 five, three one. Now, that's a big number. So that's so you could do six digits, and then I'm gonna multiply it, so I'm gonna hit times. Give me three more. All right, 459 459 times. Give me All right, 613 613 times. Give me one more three digit 3 45 3 45 equals. Can you see that big number? Now, put your thumb up if you have a phone on you that you could use. All right, Peter. Or actually, Evan, grab your phone type in this number phone number, and call that number anyway. That's my phone number. Yeah, um, but the deal is I just typed it in Rome, so my phone would ring then. But I typed in the numbers wrong. So at the very beginning, you put in it could be, Ah, the cereal bill number or your phone number. Um, if you use the bill. Could be 202 All those numbers, right? So I'm gonna type in the bill. Number will do that. You could do a phone number or the bill number 2057 5127 So that's the serial number of the So the phone thing is just a different way to do the effect. I'm gonna type in the ah serial number of the bill. All right? And that's what you do it. So you do this before the trick even starts Now the toxic stands for different things on the calculator. So the tea is plus the O is the number zero. The X is times the multiplication symbol And then the I is the number one and the sea is clear. So I typed that into the calculator So I got the I got the numbers that I want a force at the very end when they hit equals Now I do. Before the trick starts. I do toxic. So I go plus and then I go zero because it's t o so o stands for zero and then X is multiplication. So I hit times and then I is one So I hit one and C is clear, so I hit. They're clear. All right. Now, here's the deal. That little multiplication symbol is gonna be lit up. I I have done this before. I'm pretty sure you can hit, uh, times any number, like 8 47 times. Or I think if you hit zero time zero. Yeah. If you hit time zero, it will still work. I'm pretty sure. And then you can kind of start from there. So once you got the calculator like this, you can ask them for a three digit number. So I just need to get some feedback from you guys real quick. Am I going too fast? Can you put a thumbs up if you're following? Alright, we gotta come up. All right. Kind of here. All right. Um, I'm just gonna keep going. Please. If you have questions, typed them into the comment into the chat bar. So they give you a three digit number like 9 85 and then you could ask them for their house address. Maybe 6748 times, 8 54 times. And you could go around and each person gives you three digit number or whatever. And then you hit equals. And look what it shows. That number is what matches the serial number on the bill somehow. So, um, Oliver, what's your question? I don't quite get how you did that. Okay, so check it out, you guys, I'll go through it again. You got the serial number on the bill, right? That can go in your pocket. The bill could go in your pocket, but before you put in your pocket, you just type the serial number into the calculator. Cool. 20 fot. 205751 to 7. Do you owe five? 7127 Boom. I just type the serial number and there and then you go toxic. You think of that word. So T stands for plus, so you type in the number and you hit. Plus, the, uh oh. Is zero for toxic T o. So I hit zero. The X is multiplication, So you hit times the I stands for one, and the sea is a clear, uh, I don't know if it works on Android, you could try it. I think it does, because it's order of operations type of deal. So no matter what numbers you multiply, it comes out to the number that you initially put in