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Rudy Tinoco

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Hi Everyone,

I thought I'd share my recent performance at Nate's Night of Curiosities. I don't usually get nervous, but for some reason, I was. I think that it's because I had to keep my set to 20 minutes because I needed to give our closing act time to do his act.

There were a couple of mistakes that I had to correct in real-time. They will be glaringly apparent to those of you who know the method behind these effects.

This is a set that, after reviewing it, needs some work. 

Anyway, here it is...



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   GREAT stuff, Rudy. For some reason I liked  best the effect with the four jacks/four aces/ - which ended with each ace finding all same-color cards!    Seriously - heck of a job, Rudy!!
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   GREAT stuff, Rudy. For some reason I liked  best the effect with the four jacks/four aces/ - which ended with each ace finding all same-color cards!    Seriously - heck of a job, Rudy!!


That is quite a compliment coming from you! I only learned from the best, Harry!!

For those of you who don’t recognize it, the second effect that I performed is Harry’s, “Color Gathering Plus“. It’s one of my favorites and never fails to be a Jawdropper :)

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    If that performance of yours was posted at the Tragic Café, I wonder how many (particularly the "newbies") would know it - betting they'd all be terribly fooled! (As they would be by all the other effects you do there.)
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I agree with Harry, I really enjoyed "Color Gathering Plus", can you remind me which of Harry's releases it was from, Rudy?

Also, if it wasn't clear, great job and thanks for sharing!

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    If that performance of yours was posted at the Tragic Café, I wonder how many (particularly the "newbies") would know it - betting they'd all be terribly fooled! (As they would be by all the other effects you do there.)


I imagine that they would try and annihilate me with destructive criticism.

I trust all of you enough to give me your honest and constructive critique.

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Great job Rudy!  A couple of comments.  First of all, regarding nerves.  Nerves are normal.  If you aren't at least a bit anxious, it means you don't care or aren't human.  We all suffer nerves from time to time.

Second, regarding mistakes, you covered brilliantly.  Nobody and I mean nobody would notice.  

Lastly, how in the heck did you do the color changing Siamese Anniversary at the end?  Did anyone even notice that what should have been blue backers ended up being red?  If not, there is surely a lesson there.  lol

Good job brother!  Highly entertaining.

Edit:  I meant to say Siamese Waltz
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Great job Rudy!  A couple of comments.  First of all, regarding nerves.  Nerves are normal.  If you aren't at least a bit anxious, it means you don't care or aren't human.  We all suffer nerves from time to time.

Second, regarding mistakes, you covered brilliantly.  Nobody and I mean nobody would notice.  

Lastly, how in the heck did you do the color changing Siamese Anniversary at the end?  Did anyone even notice that what should have been blue backers ended up being red?  If not, there is surely a lesson there.  lol

Good job brother!  Highly entertaining.

Edit:  I meant to say Siamese Waltz


Thanks for the feedback, Ray. You have a very good eye. That color changing, torn and restored trick at the end was such a stupid mistake in my part. I totally forgot that those cards are made with red backs.

“Not only that, but changed the color of your cards!!”

Several lessons learned that night.

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Compliments for the performance Rudy!
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Thanks for the feedback, Ray. You have a very good eye. That color changing, torn and restored trick at the end was such a stupid mistake in my part. I totally forgot that those cards are made with red backs.

“Not only that, but changed the color of your cards!!”

Several lessons learned that night.

Rudy


Every performance is a learning experience, or should be!

So how many would even notice the color? Since you never mentioned color it had no importance to the spectator. They were more interested in the other side because THAT side was the focus.

BTW, I meant to say in my first post that you didn't appear nervous at all. Only you could tell.
The little touches were very important. You acknowledged the previous performer which is a classy thing to do. You thanked the audience which is also very important. Those two things alone stand out to me. Finally, you treated your volunteers with respect, and the ensuing banter was fun, but not at their expense.
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Thanks for sharing this, Rudy.

It was obvious from the reactions that the crowd was pleased and entertained. That's job number one, so woo hoo!

It's difficult sometimes to relax onstage, and while you probably felt highly nervous, it really didn't show too much. We always judge ourselves more harshly. You appeared "in control" from the perspective of an audience member. The only real tell was a mild tendency to rush lines from time to time. I think that your idea to study the performance with an eye toward improvement is top-notch.

Have you considered trying your hand at improv with Nate? Maybe exchange magic lessons?

You did a wonderful job, it was fun to watch, and I appreciate that you had the courage to share the performance with us.

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Rudy - GREAT WORK!  So sorry I haven't posted in awhile (life's been much busier than normal, or maybe that's "just the way it is"); as usual, your performance was very entertaining and fun to watch, with magic that definitely fooled your audience (and me, too!).  You made 20 minutes of (mostly) card magic very captivating and you ALWAYS know how to interact with the audience - a very well-structured show, for sure!  I especially appreciate the way you always put yourself out there for all of us to learn from - you're definitely an "all in" magician!  Thanks - johnny
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Sorry I missed the show! We had our grandson for a beach trip...
Anyhow...so proud of you Rudy! Great job. You are quickly becoming quite the ambassador of magic both here in Portland and beyond!


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