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Looking for David Blaine effect: lottery note prediction

Looking for David Blaine effect: lottery note prediction

by Eshly » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:28

Just been watching the tv, and in it David Blaine asks 6 people for a number between 1 and 54, he then takes out a lottery ticket from his back pocket; and the numbers match perfectly.

Is this trick currently on the market? Because it is some powerful stuff

by Lenoir » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:29

Use your Mentalist brain and think up your own method young Eshly. However, I’m sure you’d be disappointed if you new the method.

by IAIN » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:30

we’ve all tried to help you eshly, trying to get you to slow down.

no its not out as an effect. if you study well though, you’ll discover techniques and applications that’ll let you do this kind of thing.

blah blah blah ad infinitum

Re: Looking for David Blaine effect: lottery note prediction

by Ted » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:34

I’ll happily sell you a method.

by IAIN » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:38

i have a warning for you in fact young sir.

if you are not careful, you will eventually find yourself in a whirlpool of desire. that you’ll be forever looking out for answers to things you may well already know.

it will cost you money, anguish and dissapointment.

develop your knowledge, your thought processes and save that money, and spend it on fine wines and cakes instead

by Ted » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:41

Re: the whirlpool of desire: You only have to look at some of the more desperate threads (on other forums, usually) relating to new, unreleased effects. Everyone seems to get terribly excited and I can only assume it’s because they hope that the method will be something new and almost magical. Of course, it will not be. It will be the usual tawdry stuff and the magic will only ever happen for the spectators (if they are lucky). It is our destiny to know only dodgy dealings and shyster antics.

by Lenoir » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:43

Eshy, give me your email address and I shall send over a small article by Darwin Ortiz. It should hopefully address your urge for buying up effects and moving on to the next best thing.

by Eshly » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:47

Firstly, I spend my money on nothing except magic. It is my opium. I survive on a diet of milk, KFC and toast (autism means I cannot eat anything else, though I am in surprisingly good shape) and I’m afraid of driving.

Secondly, is it stooged? If so then I have no interest in the effect.

Thirdly, I am trying to think up a method of how it could have been done without stooges, but so far they have all been ridiculous, except the stooge effect.

It reminds me greatly of my favourite effect ever: Derren Brown – Phone Magic, where a randomly called person says the serial number on a bill.

by Randy » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:52

Most of what David Blaine does is unpublished “underground” stuff. He does do some things that can be bought. But a lot of the other stuff is usually created by his consultants and the Paul Harris group.

As for the lottery effect, There are a bunch of Lottery effects out there. Most are for stage and a few of them are either cheap or expensive to do. For now I’d suggest just using what you’ve already got.

by Beardy » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:52

Yes it is a marketed effect – costs about £80 I think? I can’t remember exactly, or the name of it.

No it is a completely different method to derren’s phone serial number effect, which is realistically for stage only

If you want the exact name, search the forums. the exact name has been mentioned. I’m lazy and can’t be bothered

“An amazing mind manipulator” – Uri Geller
“I hope to shake your hand before I die” – Derren Brown
“That was mightily impressive – I have absolutely no clue how you did that” – Tim Minchin

by Ted » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:58

Just buy Corinda. Then read it. 99 per cent of your questions (including this one) are answered there.

by IAIN » Jan 23rd, ’10, 00:58

Eshly wrote: Secondly, is it stooged? If so then I have no interest in the effect.

Thirdly, I am trying to think up a method of how it could have been done without stooges, but so far they have all been ridiculous, except the stooge effect.

tom – lets not go asking for “how is this done”.

as i’ve said, if you study properly, i mean reading and re-reading books over and over, taking notes, testing out ideas and methods – refining. and then doing it all over again. then you’ll uncover all kinds of fantastic stuff. but just going on a magic-hunt (dont say that quickly please) – wont teach you a thing.

spend your money on the osterlind 13 steps dvd, there you go. there’s a challenge for you – there’s a fantastic lottery prediction in there that’ll be even better and more realistic looking than blaines.

and with those dvds, the book, and annemann, go and spend at least four months working through them all. and see what you discover.

bet you dont though. but, i’ll say this now, i will not be answering any more of your posts on here or the cafe.

by Beardy » Jan 23rd, ’10, 01:05

ahhhh annemann and 13 steps.

I never really got to grips with mr annemann, but whenever you read 13 steps you will always find something new.

“An amazing mind manipulator” – Uri Geller
“I hope to shake your hand before I die” – Derren Brown
“That was mightily impressive – I have absolutely no clue how you did that” – Tim Minchin

by Ted » Jan 23rd, ’10, 01:07

Yeah, PMM is fun but 13 Steps is gold. I flicked through it a few weeks back and an answer to a problem that had been bugging me for weeks just popped out and solved everything. Best £20 I ever spent.

by benhowardmagic » Jan 23rd, ’10, 01:08

magic tricks forum – Just been watching the tv, and in it David Blaine asks 6 people for a number between 1 and 54, he then takes out a …

Lottery Trick

Revealed

In this amazing trick, magicians David and Leeman play some lottery with the judges of America’s Got Talent. They ask each of the judges to pick one of the five color balloons lined on the table and then name a number from 1 to 99 when David pops the balloon they picked.

David and Leeman then reveal that the the prize of the lottery is hiding in the yellow balloon – the only one that remained on the table. They take the balloon to the judges’ table and when they pop it, a folded lottery ticket falls out.

They ask Howard Stern to unfold the ticket and scratch it off. It tuns out that the lottery ticket inside the yellow balloon correctly predicted the numbers picked by the judges! Well, almost. The numbers on the ticket are: 6, 69, 41 and 85. The last number, picked by Howard Stern, is one off!

But just when we thought that the trick failed, David and Leeman surprise us once again. They take off their jackets, and written on their back, it says: »Howard will be off by one«.

It’s a really amazing illusion. See the performance in the video, and then read how it was done in the explanation below.

Explanation:

How could David and Leeman possibly predict the numbers that the judges picked? And how could they know that Howard Stern will be one off? It all seems pretty impossible.

First of all, there was nothing inside the yellow balloon. David and Leeman didn’t know which balloon will remain on the table. Notice that the message on the board doesn’t say »What’s inside the yellow balloon«. Rather, it says »What’s in the last balloon«. If the last balloon remaining would be the red one, they would just use the red one and continue the trick in exactly the same way. There wasn’t anything in any of the balloons.

But when they pop the balloon, the lottery ticket falls out! How did that happen if the balloon was empty?

The lottery ticket didn’t fall out of the balloon, they just made it look like it did. Leeman held the folded lottery ticket in his left hand and let it go exactly at the moment they popped the balloon. This creates the illusion that the ticket was inside of the balloon and then fell on the table when the balloon was popped.

Ok, but this still doesn’t explain why correct numbers were on the ticket.

After writing down all the numbers, the assistant covers them with scratch off ink, which is the thing you scratch off on lottery tickets. This can be done very quickly while David and Leeman are reviewing the selected numbers and talking about the prize.

When Leeman goes to get the huge quarter coin, he reaches behind the board. The assistant hands him the quarter and the ticket. Leeman hides the ticket in his left hand, you can see him doing it in the video. Notice how his left hand is not relaxed but slightly clenched? That’s because he’s holding the folded lotter ticket.

When Leeman then goes to get the balloon, he grabs it with his left hand. The ticket is now between his hand and the balloon. He creates some space between his hand and the balloon, and then shakes the balloon. This creates the sound we hear, which makes it sound like something is inside the balloon. The ticket is actually bouncing between the palm of his hand and the outer side of the balloon!

When the ballon pops, the folded ticket automatically falls to the table, creating the illusion that it fell out of the balloon. Well played, guys!

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