Dani DaOrtiz – ACAAN (Episode 5)
From complete chaos comes one of the most devastating card miracles we’ve…
From complete chaos comes one of the most devastating card miracles we’ve ever seen. A masterclass for pros and serious enthusists.
The Multi-Information Card At Number
In Lesson 5 of The ACAAN Project Dani teaches you the powerful concept of Multi-Information which can also be applied to any effect that uses numbers or position to reveal a card. The Multi-Information Card at Number gets lots of spectators involved to create a powerful effect. The deck is divided amongst your audience for everyone to shuffle. A spectator removes and hides a card from their packet to be the blind card. The card is truly random, and neither the performer nor the audience knows its identity. One of the spectators shuffling a packet think of a card and then bury it into their packet and finally, the deck is reassembled. Three spectators openly remove cards from the deck and the sum of these cards are added together with the value of the blind card removed from the deck at the very beginning. The spectator then deals the number of cards equal to the value of the four cards and mysteriously arrives at the card the spectator is merely thinking of.
The lesson, over an hour in length, is focused on using lots of information to create a true feeling of randomness in the card at number effect. Dani also teaches you how to openly get information that feels like a secret that you can use to devastate your audiences. Key takeaways for the student are:
The Group Technique
Dani’s freewheeling and open performance style allows him to make bold and open moves. The ability to know the number of cards you hand to a spectator without anyone realizing is a significant advantage to any performer. You’ll learn the way Dani secretly gains this information right under the nose of even the most guarded spectators. This is the real work that elevates his magic to miracle status.
Controlling A Thought Of Card
Any magician can control a card when it is removed from the deck. Controlling a card that is in a packet the spectator is holding and the card is only thought of? That’s what makes Dani a master of card magic. A pivotal technique in the Mutli-Information Card At Number, mastering this will give you the ability to make your magic look truly hands-off.
Turning a simple effect into a dramatic show-stopper is what makes the use of the Multi-Information concept turn a trick into an experience. Dani DaOrtiz has consistently used the Multi-Information concept to build his effects into legends, and now he shares that concept with you. This is a masterclass in psychology and showmanship that you’ll apply to your own magic.
Lesson Five of The ACAAN Project builds upon the principles that Dani has already shared with you, while prioritizing the idea of Multi-Information to use as both a method and a dramatic device. In addition to learning the Multi-Information Card At Number, you’ll become privy to some of the secrets that make the magic of Dani DaOrtiz so disarmingly devastating. It’s time to go to school with Dani DaOrtiz in lesson Four of The ACAAN Project.