Dani DaOrtiz – ACAAN Project 2 – Decks

In lesson 2 of the ACAAN Project, Dani Daortiz begins to take you inside his pillars of magic that allow you to mold your spectator’s mind as though it were clay in your hands. Not only do you learn a two-deck ACAAN routine that can be performed completely impromptu using borrowed decks, but Dani teaches you the important work of spectator management. In the effect this lesson focuses on a small number of cards is taken from the deck and hidden away by one spectator. Another spectator shuffles another deck, selects a card, and it is then thoroughly lost in the pack. The first spectator brings out the cards they removed from the first deck and adds their values together. The selected card is impossibly found at the same position as the sum of those values.

The lesson, over an hour in length, is focused on audience psychology, timing, and another one of Dani’s signature nearly sleightless Any Card At Any Number effects. Key Takeaways for the student are…

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