Dani DaOrtiz – ACAAN Project (Episode 10)
An impossible miracle created almost entirely by your audience. A card is…
An impossible miracle created almost entirely by your audience. A card is randomly chosen, and a number randomly named. Not only do you reveal the card but the number too!
Open Prediction and Any Card At Any Number
In Lesson 10 of The ACAAN Project, Dani blends Open Prediction with ACAAN for a mind-blowing effect. A deck is shuffled. Another deck is introduced, it is also shuffled and then a spectator selects a card from that deck and the card is placed face down on the table like an open prediction. Another spectator takes “invisible dice” and rolls them on the table. They think of the number on the invisible dice they rolled. The spectator that rolled the dice then counts down the number of cards equal to the number on the invisible dice they rolled. When the open prediction is revealed not only does it match the card at the number that was dealt to, but on the face is written the number that was rolled on the invisible dice. A true miracle.
This lesson, just about an hour in length, includes a spectacular card effect with a gimmicked deck, an exploration of lapping, and clever insight on how to handle your spectators. Key takeaways for the student are:
Handling of the Spectator
When presenting the Any Card At Any Number effect giving the illusion of choice to a spectator is key. Dani will give you the tools to offer complete freedom of choice to your spectators while constraining them to a small set of choices. This is like a set of mental handcuffs your spectators will never suspect they are wearing. Your audience will feel like they can name any number, but with this technique, they will only be able to name the numbers you want.
Dani is a master at using his lap to perform incredible magic. In this lesson, you will get a crash course in one of the most powerful tools of the seated performer. Dani will teach you how to get things into your lap, out of your lap, and most importantly how to get away with it.
Using a fascinating setup with a gimmick that you can easily make yourself, Dani will teach you an incredible combination of Open Prediction and ACAAN. Placing a prediction on the table before the trick begins adds to the drama of the card at number effect, and revealing the written prediction that you knew not only the card they would select but also the number they would think of ramps up the power of this trick into the stratosphere. This is arguably one of the most powerful effects Dani has shared in this course.
Lesson Ten of The ACAAN Project teaches the student an amazing way of controlling the choices of the audience, the basics of lapping, as well as an impossible prediction that results in a stunning card at number. In addition to learning Dani’s incredible insights into using a very special gimmicked deck, you’ll become privy to the secrets that make the magic of Dani DaOrtiz so disarmingly devastating. It’s time to go to school with Dani DaOrtiz in lesson ten of The ACAAN Project