The Silent Treatment by Jon Allen

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Postby Jon Allen » Nov 5th, '09, 02:37



Hi Trev,

Sorry for the dleay in gettin gback. Had a bit fof a weekend!

With regards the bag of folded cards, it makes the effect more of a gag opening. The idea is that you take the card, look at an shake your head. You then take out a bag full of folded cards and place it in with all the others. It shows that this was not the first time this has happened. Thisc an be followed with something like "Maybe one day!" It gets alaugh and you can move on. Not the miracle opening you would be looking for but it is a way to finish.

With regards audience sizes, the video of me doing it at FFFF was in fornt of abotu 150 people. I did it recently in Portugal for an audience of around 200 and everyone could see. You will be surprised how far away the writing can be seen. Ideally, I prefer smaller crowds and have done it as an encore for aprivate party of 8 people.

I have had a number of magicians asking me about a stage version. I have one myself but it is not one that could be made into a retail item. however, I am still working on a couple of prototypes for stage versions that could be done in front of many hundreds of people in a theatre. I have the method for having any one of the 52 playing cards so that's no problem. It's not going to be a quick fix but I am working on it.

Cheers,
Jon

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Postby moodini » Nov 5th, '09, 06:03

Thanks for the gag bag idea Jon....that actually works well with my comedy routine anyway...so it may be equally as strong either way!

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Re: The Silent Treatment by Jon Allen

Postby Mandrake » Feb 10th, '14, 22:30

Bumpety bump......

Email from Jon:


    Hi Guys,

    It's less than two weeks to go now before the big Blackpool convention. As some of you may know, I will be launching a new item at the convention but I have not been able to say anything about it… until now! It is with great pleasure and excitement I can proudly announce to you that I am launching… Silent Treatment - Digital Edition!

    For those who know the original, you will instantly see that this marks a massive step forward and provides you many advantages:

    Check out the promo video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phTDUhX0m9o

    See a live performance here: https://vimeo.com/86312043

    The instructional DVD will include the routine in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish along with all the photos you need to start performing the routine.

    The price of Silent Treatment - Digital Edition is £30 with free shipping! To pre-order, Paypal me this amount to jallen@close-upmagician.com" target="_blank" target="_blank and I will send out your item next week, the day before the launch at Blackpool. If you would prefer to pick it up from me at Blackpool, you need to tell me.

    I am also offering a very special prize draw. If I get 30 pre-orders before Wednesday 19th February, all those who buy it will go into a draw to win an iPad mini. Yes, you read that correctly… you have the chance to win an iPad mini, 16GB wifi enabled, costing £249. I will also be giving away a magnetic cover for it.

    So to be one of the first people in the world to get your hands on the Silent Treatment - Digital Edition, and to be in with a chance of winning that iPad mini and cover, place your order as soon as possible!

    Many thanks for your continued support.

    Jon Allen

The vids look very smooth indeed.......

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