LIGHT (Gimmicks and Online Instruction) by Mickael Chatelain - trick
After more than two months of touring in the USA, I'm releasing one of my pet personal routines, one that I do in my close-up act, one that's both original and REALLY magical!
Performed at my lecture at the Blackpool Magic Convention in 2019 in front of more than 650 magicians, LIGHT won over all, both professional and amateur!
A lot of you saw it, a lot of you asked me for it! Today, without further ado, here it is - LIGHT!
Take out your deck of cards.
Offer them for examination and have them shuffled.
A card is freely chosen and even signed, if you wish.
While your spectator is signing the card, you remove a light bulb from your pocket.
Rub it on your arm, explaining that you're charging it with electricity.
Your spectator will begin to get curious, but you're not done!
You then take the same bulb and screw it into the middle of the card case!
(Close-up, we can guarantee that this situation will not fail to surprise your spectators.)
Let's sum up what's just happened:
1. A card has been freely chosen.
2. The card has been signed and lost in the deck.
3. A light bulb has been screwed into the card case
The deck is placed face down on the table next to the card case. No one (and this is true) knows where the spectator's card is in the deck.
Show your hand empty. You then bring one card at a time towards the light bulb. One by one, the cards touch the bulb. Suddenly, one and only one card makes the light bulb react by lighting up! Pull the card away, the light bulb goes out! Bring the card towards it again, and the bulb lights up!
You try with other cards, but nothing happens. Only one card - ONE card - causes the bulb to turn on.
Turn over the card! You guessed it; it's the spectator's signed, selected card!
To finish, hand out EVERYTHING (bulb, card, card case) for examination! Your spectators will find NOTHING!
This incredible routine has been in Mickael's repertoire for years. Don't let this amazing effect pass you by!
Don't forget these points:
- Easy to do
- No forcing or manipulation
- The effect is incredible, the bulb seems to light up upon contact with the card. This is a stunning moment!
- Resets immediately, no preparation
- Both your hand and the card case are empty
- Use your own deck of any brand
A signature creation of Mickael Chatelain, offered by GiMick Magic, and distributed by Murphy's Magic Supplies.