Craig Petty returned this week with another exciting new 5x5 Magic. This week's episode features a live performance of Craig performing his Omni Pen routine, along with a review of Lies All The Way and even a sneak peek to an upcoming Talk Magic interview coming this Saturday.
Omni Pen Performance & Commentary, John Carey, Troy Hooser, Joao Miranda, Coin Magic & More | 5x5
The 5x5 Magic episodes are always fun. If you are unfamiliar with this Magic TV series, Craig has five different subjects of magic to talk about with five minutes to break down each topic. There is a countdown timer at the bottom of the screen. When the timer reaches zero, Craig immediately moves onto another topic. It's quick, 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 video of Craig performing his Omni Pen routine in front of an audience of 30 to 40 people. Craig has combined the Omni Pen with Nick Einhorn's Nest Of Wallets. You see the whole routine from beginning to end. This is a great routine as there are a lot of magical moments in a very short period.
2. You see the same performance video as before but this time Craig has recorded a commentary track over the top of the video. Craig talks about body blocking, selecting audience members, misdirection, direction of attention, dealing with audience members and more.
3. Craig performs and reviews Lies All The Way by Alakazam Magic and John Carey. This is a self working version of the Lie Detector plot which is very easy to do and packs a real punch. This routine has really flown under the radar so it's really worth checking out.
4. You see a sneak peek of an upcoming interview on Talk Magic with Joao Miranda. Joao Miranda is an incredible creator and his company Joao Miranda Magic has created some of the most popular magic tricks on the magic marketplace. The interview with Joao Miranda comes out on Saturday so watch out for it!
5. Charming Chinese Challenge Spotlight. Charming Chinese Challenge (otherwise known as CCC) was created by Troy Hooser and published in his first book Destroyers. It has recently been released as a stand alone item through Vanishing Inc. In this segment Craig performs CCC and explains why you should add this incredible routine to your act.
That's everything for this week's Magic 5x5. You can check out the full episode below on Magic TV below. Don't forget to let us know what you think.