Distorted VisionsJack Curtis, co-founder of The 1914, teaches SIX incredibly strong, instantly resetting, real-world, close-up mentalism effects; designed and structured for hard-hitting impact.
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1. Self Working
Self working magic tricks are tricks that just work! They require no sleight of hand whatsoever. They are absolutely perfect for beginners. Desipite being super easy, we still recommend practising them in private first to perfect your patter and presentation.
2. Easy to Learn
These tricks are also beginner friendly, but there will most likely be a few sneaky (but fairly easy) moves to rehearse and remember before the trick is ready to be performed. Unlike self working tricks, these will require a little more confidence, but we believe in you!
3. Some Experience Necessary
Products in this category aren't difficult to do, but they will require some basic knowledge of the craft. If you know what a false cut is and can do a double lift, you've probably got what it takes to get value from these tricks. If you have no idea what any of that just meant, don't worry, you will after watching our beginners masterclass (coming soon).
4. Dedication Required
We always recommend practising your magic, even for self working tricks. But these tricks will require more than the average. Products that require some more advanced coin or card manipulations will probably fall into this category. Or tricks that need you to memorise a lot of information.
5. Serious Dedication Required
You're a serious magician if you're venturing into these realms. But it's true what they say; dicipline is rarely enjoyable but it is ALWAYS profitable. And boy, will you will reap the rewards. We salute you!
Jack Curtis, co-founder of The 1914, teaches SIX incredibly strong, instantly resetting, real-world, close-up mentalism effects; designed and structured for hard-hitting impact.
Each effect is a solid, tried-and-tested, bulletproof worker; ready to slot perfectly into your repertoire. (Get ready for some big reactions!)
Jack believes mentalism should be “Simple and Direct”, a philosophy coined by fellow mentalist Looch, who also appears in the the explanations section. Together they will walk you through each effect in detail; covering everything from performance timing to psychological enhancers.
Best of all, watching Jack perform will inspire you to create engaging scripting. He effectively demonstrates that methodology is only a small component of our art and it is, in fact, strong performances that truly transform your tricks into miracles.
The mentalist’s answer to the two card transposition using business cards and a pen. A baffling demonstration of amnesia that will leave your spectators questioning their sanity.
Extra Subliminal Persuasion
After learning about the famous psychic experiments of Dr. Rhine, your participant is left astonished to find that written on the back of all five ESP cards are predictions that perfectly reflect their decisions.
Some physicists argue life is pre-determined and there is no such thing as free will. Floral Destiny explores this philosophical idea using a freely named flower and an embodiment of randomness: a deck of playing cards.
A multi layered demonstration of apparent subliminal influence using freely named number and a deck of cards; An exceptionally structured 3-phase routine engineered for maximum amazement and impossible backtracking. It can also be performed in your online virtual shows.
Law of Attraction
Using nothing more than a stack of business cards and a pen, you are not only able to correctly divine the name of a family member your participant is thinking of, but also present an incredible demonstration of “Synchronicity”.
Two contrasting coins are used to challenge your spectator to a battle of the minds. After an apparently disappointing ending, you bounce back with a surprise jaw-dropping finalé! Also suitable for virtual performances.
A thought-provoking essay about close-up approach techniques, an essay on the topic of predictions, a very funny blooper reel and a short video discussion that will dramatically change the way you think about playing cards.
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If you’re looking for simple and direct mentalism, you will love Distorted Visions. Don’t just take our word for it; Read the endorsements to see what other professional magicians and mentalists are saying.
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Jack Curtis is a filmmaker with a passion for magic and mentalism. He co-founded The 1914 with Dee Christopher.
"I was hooked from the beginning. I love it... Two of these effects I have put in my show and they're staying in my show!"
"Jack has a way with words that makes his performances intelligent and believable, which is why his performances are so strong. Watching this is a good lesson in how to script routines and make people believe in what you are saying."
Vanish International Magic Magazine
"Jack Curtis isn't a name you may recognize in the field of mentalism but mark my words within a few years time he will be. This kid has some amazing ideas and he's a powerhouse of a performer."