PAINT SURPRISE BY DEVIN KNIGHT

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PAINT SURPRISE BY DEVIN KNIGHT

Postby dat8962 » Mar 17th, '07, 00:54



The most anticipated Devin Knight trick is now available. This trick has been one of Devin's most commercial effects. Magicians worldwide have clamored for Devin to release this. The wait is over.

Paint Surprise is one of the most unusual tricks ever created. Based on an early idea from John Moyer, Devin Knight has taken the borrowed ring effect to a NEW level.

The Effect

Now for the blurb....

Performer asks to borrow a ring from an audience member. You state you will MARK the ring so it can be identified later on. You bring out a can of black spray paint and begin to shake it, stating you will mark the ring with some black paint. The audience howls with laughter at this point. As you shake the can, they hear the metal ball inside the paint can mixing the paint, it's a loud clanging noise. Suddenly, the noise changes to a softer tingle!

What? Something is wrong. You look over at the ring, but the ring is NO MORE. In your otherwise empty hand is the metal ball from inside the paint can. Could it be the person's ring is now inside the can? You shake it again and everyone can hear the ring inside the can. No longer is the clanking sound of a metal ball heard inside the can.

Magician says not to worry, there is a hole in the can and he can remove the ring that way. Removing the cap, you point to the hole in the nozzle and say you'll magically dissolve the ring and spray it out of nozzle. Yeah, right.

Picking up a blank index card, you spray a small black circle on the card. You now vigorously shake the paint can. Not a sound is heard inside -- nothing at all. This part alone is very baffling to any audience. You state that the black circle contains the ring material and will now return it to the spectator. Whoops, they need to sign for their ring. You hand them a pen and say sign your name on the card right under the circle.

You state that when the paint dries it will revert back to the ring. The signed card is then waved in the air to dry the paint. You then fold the card into quarters and show it COMPLETELY FLAT. Suddenly the card begins to swell as though something is inside. You ask the person to hold out their palm and the ring falls from the folded card.

Hand them the card to unfold. The black paint circle has vanished but their name is still signed on the card. They can keep the card to show to their friends.

Baffling beyond words and one of the strongest effects in Devin's show. Something they talk about long afterwards. Comes with special paint can, supply of index cards, metal paint balls and complete directions showing you everything you need to know. Easy to do with no difficult sleight of hand.

IMPORTANT FACTS:

NO REFILLS TO BUY
NO Real paint is used (although it appears to be) so no paint fumes
NO MESS
BONUS EFFECT INCLUDED: This is from Devin's strolling work and he uses it in strolling gigs all the time. Show a quarter, have it examined. Take it back and it becomes soft and pliable. In fact you start to bend it back and forth showing how easily it bends. Finally you take the soften quarter and roll the quarter into a little metal ball which you drop into the person's hand. You use the metal paint ball that comes with this trick to do the above effect. Explained in full detail.


Cost

£48.00 from http://www.mikedanatasmagicstudio.co.uk

Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

No more than a 2

Review

Browsing the web this afternoon at work, this was one of the just released effects that caught my eye and I jumped in the car and headed over to Mikes to find out more. I arrived at the studio just as they were being unpacked and the first had just been placed on the shelf and Mike was checking the others out.

Anyway, 15 minutes later after an explanation and a basic demo and I was hooked and I knew there and then that this was a must have so the Visa took yet another hit.

This is a devilish clever effect that has everything you could wish for in a piece of magic and I have no doubt whatsoever that this is one that the specs will remember you for and will tell their friends about over and over again. The instructions are well written and are easy to follow and an experienced magician will pick this up in no time at all. There's NO DVD which is bound to put many off if the price already hasn't and you have no choice but to read and learn rather than watch and learn. Personally, I think that this is a good thing! If you have any of Devin's other material then you will know that his written instructions are always packed full of extra ideas and tips and these instructions follow that trend. They're also well illustrated with b&w photo's that take up half an A4 sheet so there's no straining of the eyes to try and see what's going on.

The gimmick, or perhaps gimmicks is a better description, are simple yet brilliantly developed and they ensure that each phase of the seeminly impossible effect just sells itself. Your specs will NEVER doubt that this is anything other than a can of spray paint and they just will NOT work this one out and you'll have other magicians begging you to tell them how this works so if you want to know - THEN BUY IT!

Overall

10/10 for this one without any hesitation. Pure genius and if you can afford it you'll find it hard to put this one down.

I bought this to perform at a corporate booking that I have next week and I think that every penny of the price is money well spent. If you're a working magician and this effect suits your style of magic then it's a must have rather than a CUPS purchase.

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Postby Lord Freddie » Mar 17th, '07, 11:27

Nice review!
Is there any angle issues with this effect?

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Postby dat8962 » Mar 17th, '07, 19:28

No angle issues at all.

If you're thinking along the lines of coin is soda can / Sinful then you're way off.

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Postby Lord Freddie » Mar 18th, '07, 13:09

This sounds like a stunning effect. Is all you need to perform it supplied or do you need to purchase materials/make anything?

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Postby dat8962 » Mar 18th, '07, 13:26

You get everything that you need - except the ring of course.

Oh, and nothing to make!

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Postby MarcLavelle » Mar 19th, '07, 14:52

any video's of the effect being performed? im intrigued!

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Postby Andyb » Mar 20th, '07, 14:23

Damnit CUPS - Devin Knight seems to know when I have money and throws something new out. He is the Devil!!

Another one to go on the list!!

Nice Review - I just wish you had made it sound less appealling :D

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Postby dat8962 » Mar 20th, '07, 18:52

OK - it's an awefull trick and one that I totally regret buying ( he says with both sets of fingers crossed behind his back).

There - did you believe that? Do you feel better now? :lol: :wink:

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Postby Andyb » Mar 28th, '07, 10:39

I'm gonna get this anyway (Damn CUPS and Capitalist Devin Knight!) but.... how long do you consider that you have to play with it before you can get it right?? I know that this is subjective but is it something you could spend a week of nights working on and show it at the weekend or would you say it needs longer?? Not very clear I know - Most of Mr Knights stuff relies on performance and can be shown very quickly as long as you are confident - is this similar (The moves are basic and should be known to Magicians anyway) or new moves to learn??
The reason I ask is that someone wants me to do something at Easter and if I get this now should I be able to perform it with ease by then??

Sorry if this seems like a load of waffle but I am curous!!

One other question - is the Spray can pocket sized - like a modelling paint size??

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Postby The Keymaster » Mar 28th, '07, 10:41

Andyb wrote:One other question - is the Spray can pocket sized - like a modelling paint size??

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Yeah great question. Not that i have £48 for this right now :)

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Postby dat8962 » Mar 28th, '07, 22:56

This is like a lot of Mr Knight's other material in that there is a lot in the performance of this particular effect. There are no difficult moves other than a few basic palms and the time that it takes you will be dependant on your skill level and confidence. I would say that you're looking at two to three hours tops to get it sorted.

You should have no problems learning it by Easter!

As for the paint can, it's probably apparent that this is gimmicked but I won't say how. I think that most of you guessing would most probably be way way off the mark with this one.

The spray can is the full size can that you would get from Halfords to spray your car which makes it look natural and not suspicious. It's a nice piece of shock comedy when you introduce this :lol:

I performed this for the first time last weekend and it left everyone with their jaw firmly on the floor. Nice thing is that the can is examinable afterwards.

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Postby Max Gordon » Mar 31st, '07, 08:50

Based on the original posting, I purchased the routine.

I have a couple of Devin Knight's effects and liked his thinking. This is no exception. The routine is extremely well described and as far as I can see nothing has been missed. (I haven't performed in battle yet, but tonight's the night!)

This is one of these routines where the method and handling are relatively simple so that you can focus all your attention on the performance aspect. I wanted a comedy routine which was different from T & R bank note, watch smash etc. And this routine fits the bill completely.

Well done Devin & John.

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Postby dat8962 » Mar 31st, '07, 12:30

I'm glad that you like it Max. I'm really surprised that this effect hasn't received wider reviews but maybe that's to do with the price.

As far as I'm concerned and I'm sure that I speak for Max here, the fewer people who get their hands on this the better for those of us who have it.

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Postby Max Gordon » Apr 1st, '07, 09:27

As I said, last night would be my first performance. And yes it played exactly as published. The reaction to the change of sound as the can is shaken was tremendous.

As an off the cuff ad lib, I added that I was not shaking the card to dry the paint but to stop me sweating if this goes wrong! This got a good laugh!

This routine will now feature in all my magic cabaret shows. The reset is nil and you could actually go from one gig to another and be ready to perform instantly.

Is it worth the price. Absolutely. I would not go to all that hassle to try and make up the props.

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Postby Martin Le Guerre » Apr 5th, '07, 21:48

Mine arrived today. I'm a real fan of Devin's stuff and this is no exception. Very nicely worked out indeed.

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