the explanation of the phone trick from video 3:
try if you can see it:
1: he looks at the cards in the deck while he is speaking (distraction) (before the trick starts you can see it in the video) and searches for
the 7 of diamonds. now he knows where the card is in the deck of cards. then he is positioning the card and makes a little break right over
the 7 of diamonds through a slight sepperation of the deck (wich can only be seen from his viepoint).
2: he pretends (through letting the cards fall into his left hand wich gives the impression of free choise) that the
spectator (in this case the woman and the audience in the studio and at home) the woman (Ellen) has the free choise
in picking any card
to make the impression even stronger that she has the free choise he says "just say stop when ever you feel like it"
notice the exact moment the magician is saying this words. he has already started to let the cards fall into his left hand when he
says this words . what he is doing in that moment is is called "force". he forces the woman to say stop exactly at the point when the
7 of diamonds is falling as the last card. the way he is doing this is through contolling the speed in wich the cards fall into his left hand.
he stops exactly at the monent where the break in the deck is located. he is feeling it with his right hand.
3: she takes the card. he says "actually it doesn't matter if I can see the card because I already know it is the 7 of diamonds".
and the audience goes wooow
and thinks "how did he do this" or "that's impossible". the magician picked the card
she is going to choose from the get go as you can see in point 1 and 2. so there was never ever a free choise and the magician
knew from the start that she will pick the 7 of diamonds.
4: now he is asking the woman to sign the card. he takes the card and says "there is only one card like this correct? this magic
is so fast I'm going to tell you exactly what is going to happen before it happens.your card the 7 of diamonds is going to end
up in my phone. so all you have to do is to make sure that the card doesn't actually get to the phone"
. the whole sentence
is a suggestion wich he implants into the mind of the audience. to make the suggestion even stronger he tells the woman to put
her hand over the phone all the while everyone can still see the signed card! Now the minds of the people will think that it is complety
impossible that what he has said that is going to happen can actually happen.
5: in the moment when he is saying "can you put your hand on top of the phone so that I can't actually touch it", he is making what is
called a "card switch". he misdirects the attention of the audience through his hand movements and speech
(he points to the phone with his hands ) to look at the phone that the woman is covering with her hands.
now at exactly the moment the minds of the people are misdirected to look at the the phone and then he makes the card switch.
his right hand with the signed card goes to his left hand were all the other cards from the deck are. he switches the cards. he brings
the signed card to the card deck in his left hand and switches the signed card with a random card of the deck (in this case 2 two of clubs).
it is very important that all the movements he is doing and his speec looks and feels very natural to the viewer.
6: now he has the 2 of clubs in his right hand, but the audience still thinks he has the 7 of diamonds in this hand. as explained in
point 5 the signed card is now actually in his left hand behind the deck of cards. now he goes over the phone and turnes over
the 2 of clubs with a sound
he is producing with the card. the sound is important because it is part of the subtle suggestion.
the audience is perplexed and thanks to the sound
he produced, the speech
and body movements
of the people are implated with the thought that the card has vanished and is now in the phone.
7: at the moment he switched the two cards in point 5 and is doing point 6 he is at the same time folding the 7 of diamonds in his left
hand behind the other cards in the deck. point 5,6 and 7 are all happening in a view seconds.
8: at the moment he is asking "did I touch your hand or went anywhere near the phone?" the 7 of diamonds is already completly foldet
in his left hand behind the other cards. now he shows his empty right hand and goes to the phone and is shacking it. the picture of a
a 7 of diamonds appears. and the audience again goes "wooow that's impossible". he made a picture of a 7 of Diamonds before the
show and is activating it to appear on the screen of the phone either because of the shake itself or a button wich is located on the site
of the phone.
9: he again shows his empty right hand and suggest through his speech and body movements that the card is now inside the phone (
wich is not true at that moment). again a lot of misdirection. now he takes the phone with his right hand and puts down the deck
of cards (in his left hand) wich covered the folded signed card on to the table. now he has only the folded signed card in his left hand
and the phone in his right hand. now he slides the cover of the battery case of (very quickly) and puts the card inside and closes
it again .the screen is facing up and the battery case down so that nobody can see this move.
now he opens the battery case so that everybody can see, and there it is, the signed card inside the phone !