STUNNING VISUALS AS YOU PRINT 3 THOUGHT-OF CARDS WITHOUT ANY GAFFS!
Requires intermediate card skills. Not for beginners.
This is an “underground handling” for Click Click Click—a routine that originally appeared in Ben's 1989 Lecture Notes and in the book, Mad Fax & Other Mysteries (1990). It, in turn, was the outgrowth of Foto, from Out Of His Mind (1988). The never before published handling—revealed here—adds to the over-all impact by eliminating any need to ”return to the deck” prior to the magical printing of the third card. This was a procedural requirement in the previous versions. As per the originals, only three blank cards and a regular deck are required. You are clean and consistent at all the vital spots, including the all-important end. What you are about to read has only been shared with four or five performers in the past.
A small packet of blank ”Digital Photo Cards” (in reality—just blank-faced cards) is displayed and tabled. Three cards are selected from the deck, remembered and then returned to different positions in the spread. The deck is tabled to one side, and is not touched again.
The packet of blanks is displayed (a card at a time) and is shown to consist of six cards. The performer establishes himself as a nice guy with the accompanying comment, ”Something this exciting... I’ve just got to share around!” With this, the spectator is gifted with one of the ”high-tech photographic cards. He places it in his pocket. Two of the remaining blanks are displayed and then tabled face-down, one-a-top-the-other. They form a ”magic camera.”
The remaining three blanks are displayed and also tabled, face-down to one side, in a neat row. These blanks are the ”film-packs” to be used with the camera.
The first blank ”film card” is taken and placed face-up between the two face-down ”camera cards.” With a snap, this middle card VISUALLY prints to replicate the first selection. It’s a perfect copy. This card is tabled face-up. The second ”film card” is taken and again placed face-up between the ”camera cards.” With another snap this card changes VISUALLY into the second chosen card.
The two ”camera cards” can now be handed to a nearby spectator. He is requested to examine them—to marvel at their high-tech wonderfulness. This he does, before handing the cards back to you.
It is noticed that the third “film card” is slightly soiled. Not wishing to tarnish his performance, the performer requests that he may instead use the spare ”film card” given to the spectator before the trick commenced. The spectator removes this blank from his pocket, ensures that it is “clean and free from defects” and then hands it to you. Without this blank ”film card” ever leaving the audience’s sight, it is placed partially between the ”camera cards” and is then VISUALLY printed to perfectly replicate the third selected card! The two blank ”camera cards” are dropped to the table and everything can be examined.
1st edition 2010; 20 pages.
word count: 2654 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text