For this week's episode of Magic 5x5 you get to see two live performances & two commentary tracks of Craig performing his Card Under Box routine & ACAAN from his Forecast Project. There is also a spotlight of a packet trick called Close Up Illusion by Larry Jennings. This is a Live Performance & Commentary Special.
Live Performance & Commentary Special, Card Under Box, ACAAN, Close Up Illusion and More | 5x5
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of 5x5, it is hosted by Craig Petty. He gives himself five minutes to talk about five different subjects of magic with a countdown timer at the bottom of the screen. When the timer hits zero, he immediately moves onto the next topic. It's quick and snappy and you never know what you are going to get.
In this week's 5 x 5 Craig covers the following topics:
1. You see a Live Performance of Craig's Card Under Box routine. Craig featured this on his recent Penguin Live. In this video you see him performing the full routine at a wedding to a group of people sitting down.
2. You see the same performance of Card Under Box but this time with a commentary track over the top. Craig talks about approaching a group, sitting vs standing when performing, developing routines and changing procedures to suit your character and more.
3. Craig features and spotlights a packet trick called Close Up Illusion by Larry Jennings. This is now available as a download via Penguin Magic and is one of the best packet tricks ever created.
4. You see another live performance this time of the ACAAN from Craig's Forecast Project. Craig also performs this routine on his Penguin Live and featured it in his Magic Circle lecture.You see the full performance of the routine to a real group of spectators at a real gig.
5. You see the same routine but this time with a commentary track over the top of the performance. Craig talks about including different members of the audience when performing close up, time misdirection, deck switches and more.
That's all for this week's 5x5 Magic. You can watch the full episode below on Magic TV. Be sure to leave us a comment on what you think.