The Bold Project Volume 3 by Justin Miller
Bold methods & effects that shouldn’t work, but do.
The final installment in the trilogy, the Bold Project Volume 3 caps off the masterclass in powerful effects and performance taught in the previous two volumes. With Live performances shot on the streets of New York, and explanations filmed in the Ellusionist Loft Studio in Brooklyn, Justin Miller returns one last time to teach his wicked ways.
The Bold Trilogy is characterised by brazen, high-impact magic. Effects, methods and presentations that will give you both the knowledge and confidence to perform anything to anyone - and deliver blow after astonishing blow that will leave your audience reeling.
Packed with 8 street-proven, devastating effects. Reach another level, with Bold, Volume 3.
Effects that shouldn’t work - but do. The routines on this DVD will show you just how much you can get away with as a magician.
Justin teaches you how to incorporate the crucial parts of the routine into everyday gestures, offbeat moments - and even having spectators do the ‘dirty work’ for you. From the seemingly brave to out-right-gutsy, Justin shows just what performing ‘Bold’ magic can do for you.
By breaking every rule we know regarding performing, Justin shows that magicians are completely WRONG about how spectators should react, and how much you can ‘get away with’ by mirroring the energy of your audience.
His presentations challenge the perceptions of both spectators and magicians, taking classic plots and turning them upside down, with moves and changes that appear to break the laws of physics, using everyday impromptu objects.
Bold is about real people with real reactions, getting the most out of your audience, and understanding that every person reacts differently. Bold is about bringing out what Justin calls the ‘I gotta go to Church NOW’ reactions.
Effects that have a visible psychological effect on the face of the spectators as the brain seems to ‘break’ and recover, and then break again, as it tries to process what has just happened.
On the Video
A coin and card transpo that happens in your pocket. A card is chosen, signed and returned to the center of the pack, left out-jogged. Meanwhile, a coin is signed by the spectator and the performer places it in their pocket. The performer asks a spectator to place their hand over the pocket with the coin, trapping it. The performer takes the card from the deck in his palm and squeezes it into his fist, before turning the hand over to reveal the signed coin inside. The spectator reaches inside the performers pocket and pulls out their signed card. The coin and card have incredibly changed places.
Four Kings are placed into an empty card box, while the Joker is placed out-jogged, face-up into the center of the deck. In the action of spinning the Joker out of the deck it instantly changes into all four Kings. The box is immediately inspected to show the Joker has materialised within. A gorgeous transposition inspired by the work of Jack Carpenter.
Circle of Life:
A quarter is borrowed and both sides signed by two spectators. The performer pulls a sealed condom package out of his wallet and strikes the signed quarter with it. The quarter unbelievably vanishes from his hand. The condom package is immediately torn open to reveal the signed quarter is inside, lodged inside of the condom.
A street version of cards across that happens in the spectators pocket. Ten cards are withdrawn from the deck, and the bottom card noted by the spectator. The ten cards are placed in their pocket, while another spectator counts another ten cards from the deck and places it in their pocket. Without touching either spectator, the performer has the first spectator count through their cards… of which their are only nine. The noted bottom card has disappeared. The second spectator withdraws the cards from their pocket and counts them out deliberately. They now have 11 cards - including the first spectator’s thought-of card. This is a no-palm, no gimmick street version of David Blaine’s ‘Strange Travellers’ - and it couldn’t be better.
A dollar bill is signed by a spectator and set aside. A card is chosen by the spectator and returned to the middle of the deck. The deck is cut and the top portion placed under the spectator’s hand. The dollar bill is placed on top of a single card which is dropped on top of the remaining portion of the deck. Instantly, the bill vanishes, completely - the deck spread to show it has truly disappeared. The spectator lifts their hand to show the bill has appeared in their section of the deck, right next to their chosen card.
A two phase sandwich routine using the kings that defies logic. The spectator makes all the decisions - which card is selected, where the kings are replaced - they even verify that there are no cards between the two kings the split second before the first sandwich happens. In the second phase, the kings are even placed separately in different sections of the deck - but with a snap, they’ve sandwiched the spectators card again. Double Decker is your new favorite sandwich routine.
A card is selected by a spectator and returned to the deck. The performer withdraws four cards that are going to help him determine the selected card - four Queens. Narrowing the selected card down to a single suit, the performer asks the spectator to hold the matching Queen. The remaining Queens are placed face up in the center of the pack. The deck is squared and immediately spread, to show the Queens have changed into the matching value of the spectator’s card. But - there is still one queen unaccounted for, the Queen held by the spectator, matching the chosen card’s suit. The spectator turns the card over - it has unbelievably changed into their chosen card. Packed full of changes, this is a highly entertaining effect.
The first trick Justin Miller ever created and the one he has used for years to get tips. The performer asks the spectator to sign a bill, and shows that he already has a signed bill as well. The performer folds the spectator’s bill and places it in the spectator’s hand. He then takes his own bill and folds it as well. Seconds later, he unfolds the bill - and shows that it has changed into the spectator’s signed bill. The bill in the spectator’s hand has also changed into the performer’s signed bill. A clean transposition of two signed bills.
With Bold you will learn;
• How to structure your magic so that you can roll and adapt to ANY situation.
• Why Justin gets the best reactions to his magic - and how you can too.
• How to direct attention to where you want it - and more importantly - where you DON'T want it to be.
• Why you shouldn't perform to magicians - but how to break their minds if you do.
• How to gain full control of your audience by making them part of the show.
• The casual actions that hide the 'dirty work' right in front of the face of your spectator.
And MUCH MORE.
Each carefully crafted effect on this DVD teaches more than simple mechanics. Audience management through scripting, timing, angles and psychology are all taught in context of each routine.
Bold teaches you to be the best magician that you can be - not for yourself, but because you owe it to your spectators. It’s the first step in getting you out the door and onto the streets with your magic.
Reach another level... with the final installment in the BOLD trilogy.