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I don't do color changes very often but I like them, and spectators like them as well. My favorite color changes include Erdnase change, window change and shapeshifter change to name a few.

I like color changes that are practical and can be easily incorporated in a routine. I don't bother learning color changes that are very angle sensitive and hence, only good on video. I can do the snap change though [smile].

What are your favorite color changes?

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I like the French Drop colour change the best. No kidding. There really is a colour change by that name. I also love the Erdnase colour change even though I have never seen anyone do it properly. I always cringe when I see it done because it always so obvious. I invented a little touch to enhance the illusion but it is too complicated to describe here. What I like about the Erdnase change is that it is so angleproof.

Anyway these are the two colour changes I use all the time.

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I like the French Drop colour change the best. No kidding. There really is a colour change by that name. I also love the Erdnase colour change even though I have never seen anyone do it properly. I always cringe when I see it done because it always so obvious. I invented a little touch to enhance the illusion but it is too complicated to describe here. What I like about the Erdnase change is that it is so angleproof.

Anyway these are the two colour changes I use all the time.


You've never seen John Carney do it.
Im told Harry Houdini did it quite well. But then, it is his move after all ; )


Im not big on colour changes but if I had to pick two I think they would be Fred Robinson's Colour Change, John Cornelius' Winter Change, and Carpenter's Impulse Change.
Oops, thats three.
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Years ago I had a duplicate card on top and on the bottom of the deck and I asked my friend Ken Krenzel to show me a color change.

The look on his face when nothing happened was priceless.
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The best color change I've ever seen was The Hurricane Change by Harry Levine.
You can find it in Steven Beam's magazine The Trapdoor. It's deadly effective,
highly utilitarian and absolutely amazing. Nothing like it.

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Years ago I had a duplicate card on top and on the bottom of the deck and I asked my friend Ken Krenzel to show me a color change. The look on his face when nothing happened was priceless.

Ah HA! So YOU are responsible for the Charlie Miller Curse! [rofl]

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Years ago I had a duplicate card on top and on the bottom of the deck and I asked my friend Ken Krenzel to show me a color change. The look on his face when nothing happened was priceless.


Ah HA! So YOU are responsible for the Charlie Miller Curse!

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Gerald, that was really funny.... in an evil sort of way.
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For some reason i learn every Color Change available even if i never perform it in performing situations (some angles are ridiculously impractical)

Ones i use consistently are "Pugh's Pass" (Besides controls) as a change and Vanish. besides just the Standard Double on top to change, you can essentially have a single card and use the pass to get a card from anywhere in the deck, or have a single card delayed change/vanish 

Straddle Pass to palm change

Justin Millers Silky Change 

i don't want to list them all or the list would be endless [comp]

Though, i think some of the best changes are ones where it's justified within the situation, and not a "If i place you card second from middle, and rotate it 180 degrees and snap twice Etc" Moment

For some Fabulous Eye candy, i suggest all of Chris "Orbit" Brown's Arthritis Onslaught series 

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Ones I use consistently are "Pugh's Pass" (Besides controls) as a change and Vanish.

Then you are in for a treat-- Dorian Rhodell is an expert on said pass and I'm sure his lecture will contain some work on it!

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Years ago I had a duplicate card on top and on the bottom of the deck and I asked my friend Ken Krenzel to show me a color change.

The look on his face when nothing happened was priceless.


HAHA!!!!

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Now that Kent Gunn is on here, maybe he'll put up a video of his Side Steal Color Change.
I wanted to learn that move, but once I saw Kent do it I decided the bar was too high.

A friend and I saw him do it once and we both did a spit take. I'm not sure he's doing anything that hasn't been done before with the exception that it's perfect.

P.S. I realize that I may not have emphasized the Hurricane Change looks like. I have no dog in the fight as I'm one of the few Cardmen that don't really do Color Changes, but this looks spectacular:

Think about this:

You wave your right hand over the face of the deck and an Ace Appears.
Without changing the position of the cards or even turning the deck face down,
you wave your hand over the deck and each time you do an Ace shows up.

That's what you can do with the Hurricane Change. When it was published in Trapdoor Magazine, the issue was titled "Prepare To Bleed" and came with a band aid stapled to it.



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Then you are in for a treat-- Dorian Rhodell is an expert on said pass and I'm sure his lecture will contain some work on it!


Yaaaas!

i've been using that Pass forever, and then i saw his work on his Avenue DVD.

i forgot to second the recommendation of the "Hurricane Change" 

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This is an original color change i like to call the windmill change, I love how all the moves flow very smoothly from start to finish.
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[video]https://youtu.be/gtVfZsfjEvk[/video]

This is an original color change i like to call the windmill change, I love how all the moves flow very smoothly from start to finish.


The mechanics to that (without the spin at the start and the card being gripped in a slightly different way before it is spun on the deck) looks like ChangE by Tony Chang. If you haven't seen it then check out the video on Vanishing Inc - Tony teaches a double change as well with the same mechanics and maybe something else, its been a while since ive seen the video.
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[video]https://youtu.be/gtVfZsfjEvk[/video]

This is an original color change i like to call the windmill change, I love how all the moves flow very smoothly from start to finish.


Man! That looks great!!

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Viamagus,

That is beautiful!  Looks like real magic! [rofl]
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... looks like ChangE by Tony Chang....


The final result looks similar to Tony's changE, but they are vastly different when it comes to technique

Thanks for the kind words Rudy and magic-aly [smile]
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Quote:
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[video]https://youtu.be/gtVfZsfjEvk[/video]

This is an original color change i like to call the windmill change, I love how all the moves flow very smoothly from start to finish.

Whoa, nice!  You are going to do a live tutorial on our next Saturday session, right? [smile]
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I enjoy the C3 (Center Color Change) by Nobuyuki Nojima and the changes in Shin Splint by Shin Lim. Some of the Shin Lim changes are similar to the optical alignment move that Guy Hollingworth uses in his Waving the Aces.
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There is a nice color change which makes use of a cover-pass that can be found in James Swain's Vol 1 Miracles - The Magic of James Swain / The Gambling Act.

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I really like The Shapeshifter color change. If done right, it looks incredible.
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Check out Jose De laTorre's works. Lots of CC there.

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I love doing Vernon's No Palm Color Change. It just makes sense! I'd love to show you guys how clean it can look. My guess is that once you see it, it'll go straight into your repertoire.
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I love doing Vernon's No Palm Color Change. It just makes sense! I'd love to show you guys how clean it can look. My guess is that once you see it, it'll go straight into your repertoire.

Feel free to post a youtube video. [smile]
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When I perform for other people, the one that I've found has the most impact is the Shapeshifter.
Shapeshifter and the Classical Color Change are my two favorite and most practiced color changes, as Gregory Wilson would say, thousand timers [smile]
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The Hurricane change is a vary magical change and i believe it was performed in the introduction to the film Shade.
Here is a clip of a short C.C.routine that i use and which has an unusual finish which i hope you like.


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I really like colour changes. It is a good opener
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The Hurricane change is a vary magical change and i believe it was performed in the introduction to the film Shade.
Here is a clip of a short C.C.routine that i use and which has an unusual finish which i hope you like.




Hi David,

Thanks for sharing this video. I like the second change and enjoyed the surprise ending. Good job!

I will say that there seems to be (in my opinion) some overhandling of the cards. Particularly during the first color change. The best color changes are the ones where the magician hardly seems to touch the deck and yet the card morphs into another one.

Ben Earl has a stunning change that he teaches on his Past Midnight DVD set. It's called the Stroke Change.

It's at the 51 second mark in this video.



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Hofzinser color change is the one I do the most. I really like the look of the paintbrush change. The bertram change is very pretty, but angly and hard to do it well.
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Thankyou for your comments Rudy.Talking about surprise endings to colour changes,i remember once as a young boy seeing a magician on tv do a series of colour changes where he palmed off the face card a few times and then give a fake explanation,showing the cards in his palm. He then did one more change and this time he showed his hand to be empty,the cards having apparently vanished. I was quite baffled by this and later on when i learnt some card tricks i realised 
that the final change was to a conspicuos looking card that he had already palmed before the trick began,so for example each colour change was to a different spot card,the final change was to a picture card.

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