Project S by Simon Black
OUR VOTE FOR THE MOST BANG FOR THE BUCK THIS YEAR
In collaboration with Shin Lim, Ellusionist are proud to introduce you to card-magic behemoth, Simon Black.
Simon has skirted the underground for many years, creating a legend for impromptu magic with cards.
Project S is his anthology. A collection of 17 tricks, forces, productions & sleights.
In over 90 minutes of instruction, Simon opens the pandora's box on what's possible with a normal deck of cards.
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Air Bender: a selected card is fairly selected and lost in the pack. In a physics-bending display of skill, the performer balances a deck of cards on its thin edge, and, with nothing but a quick jet of air emitted from the mouth, slices it in two. The packets fall to the table, revealing the selection.
Ascaniesque: a graceful one-handed spread of cards, elegantly dropping 4 seemingly single cards to the table, while a fifth is concealed amongst them.
Asteroid Change: a visual color change in the spectator's hand the likes of which have never before been seen with sleight of hand.
Booster Gold: a visual color change you'll swear uses a flap.
B/T Change: a silky smooth visual color change with a modern remix.
Double Change: a beautifully choreographed visual color change of two cards.
DropSplit: a stunning blendo from the mind of Chris Stanislas, taught here in memoriam.
Fireweed: the cards are bridged after a riffle shuffle, and four kings bloom from the pack as if they were petals from a flower. In a quick turn of events, they change into four aces.
Hofzinser Mod: a slick new spin on an age-old force.
Oh Snap Change: a classic change with almost no cover.
PopSwipe: two cards appear in a split second as if plucked from midair.
Propaine: a vanish of a card in a sandwich that will make you do a double take.
Skywalker Flip: any desired cards flip face-up in the middle of a simple card spring.
StaticShock: a collectors routine on steroids that has to be seen to be believed.
S Classic Force: learn Simon's takes on the best force within the realm of sleight of hand. Never let anyone tell you it's not 100%.
DPS Production: a silly card production that is surprisingly eye-popping.
Tilt-a-Whirl: an insane color change of one card held at the fingertips. The mechanics are almost too much fun.
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If you've ever bought any of Simon's other projects, you'll know he is a very smart and creative magician.
While this is advertised as 17 "effects" I prefer to see it as 17 moves as these are really just flashy pieces of magic that don't really need that much patter. The real gems in this will be working how you, the people performing this can use these moves in routines or other intriguing ways.
Examples: I plan on using the Double Change in a Wild Card routine, i'm experimenting with using Booster Gold as a control instead of a visual change (Shin Lim has something similar to this in a lecture). Just start messing around with the moves and you'll have loads of fun.
Overall this will all take a fair deal of practice, but afterwards it'll be worth it .
Needed an over the shoulder camera angle! It was hard at times to follow and i needed to watch bt change about 20 times before i got it. Still 4 stars as great value for money but be prepared for some knacky moves that you will initially think impossible. Also Drop split/ double change is incredibly satisfying to perform and looks/ feels great.
Honestly you should buy this for the dry humour, nevermind the magic, Simon's personality makes the whole download so much more enjoyable. That being said, it is a magic tutorial download and a very good one at that, each of the moves are taught very well, Simon has a really nice way of teaching, using precise and simple language, and if you are more of an aural learner this will be a godsend to you. The camera angles are a bit rubbish now and again but you can still make out what's going on, and Simon explains everything in words anyway so it's not a major problem. For the most part you can see everything perfectly fine anyway. All in all, 100% worth $15, if you follow Simon on Instagram you know he has some great stuff, definitely recommend buying it.