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Has anyone tried performing John Bannon's Paint It Blank?  Here's a performance:


The method is very straight forward, but I love the simplicity of this routine.  But I wonder if there are ways to make it stronger by improving the presentation. 

For example, I think the effect can be strengthened if you frame the effect from the beginning about something turning from invisible to blank to printed, with the help of two "assistants" (Jokers).

This will give a good reason for presenting the series of final revelations in the way that you do, and will help everything make more sense to the spectator.


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I think the way it was presented was fine but perhaps at the point where he revealed the blank card he could have said, "wait, is your mind still blank? Apparently you are not thinking hard enough on your selection". "I'll give it a second. Are you picturing your card? Did it look like this?" End.
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In setting up expectations for the jokers, maybe introduce them by explaining that they have a unique ability. They can locate a card you've never touched but hold only in your mind. This adds to the mystery because people assume you can keep track of a selected card but in this instance you never had it to begin with. Audiences don't know you can cull while removing the jokers so at the end have no clue how you gained control over their "thought of" card so rapidly.

As an excuse for running through the pack say "well the jokers can find cards magically but I have to find them the old fashioned way. Ah, that's one and yes, here's his partner. OK, we can start the experiment now." In reality you're done.
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