Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just A Sunday Post #6

This is good for a few reasons:

  1. No cards and coins
  2. There is a build in visual component to remind where the dice travel to. (The red die)
  3. The little cup adds an impossibility in the end, which creates the feeling of progress.
  4. Did I mention No cards and coins?
  5. It is done quickly and straight to the point.
  6. It is practical.


Portland Magician said...

i disagree with your conclusion that this is a good routine. It isn't. 16 seconds in, on a 25 second routine before anything magical happens. I thought the covering errata was supposed to be the beginning. Nope. It's just shade for the clumsy displacement.

The red die as a "target" die isn't new, more of a red herring really. I think this routine could have been way more clever and/or clean.

The cap immediately made me think this effect is going to lead into a real miracle: Dice Bomb.

Your blog is golden though.

Roland said...

Hm you are right. But I think before magic happens, the audience must know what the props are. And This whole procedure ending in the displacement creates the needed time frame to get to know the items involved.

So this didn't bother me too much.
And sure the "red die" idea isn't new. (never claimed it was ^^)

But I still like the fact that there is progress in the routine and that the cap adds a further impossibility in the end.

Btw: This whole ordeal with the covering in the beginning could have been nicly veiled with some patter at that point. So yes it was kind of weak in the video.