One of the “quarantine” trick I’ve been working on for the last year is the trick with the Polaroids that disappear and reappear under and envelope. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I removed one of the pictures, so now it only uses three which really streamlines the trick. I also altered it so it’s not just the same vanish and reproduction three times. Finally I figured out how to make one of them appear face up under the envelope.
Here’s a video of me working on it:
It’s crazy the changes this trick has made in the almost a year since I started working on it. It started out as Goshman’s Cards Thru Newspaper, but now I can say it’s completely it’s own thing. There’s really nothing left of that routine in what I’m doing now…except the under the envelope switch, which isn’t unique to his routine.
When people say to make a routine your own, I think this is kinda what they mean…
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Quarantine provided us with the time, which was not there before the pandemic. This time can be used to try out different things. This trick with polaroids is impressive. Continuous improvement is the only way to make a trick perfect.
Thank you very much for this article. The video also provides a clear idea about the trick. Thank you.
Thanks, it’s crazy how eliminating one polaroid picture really cleaned up the effect! Also by eliminating that, the trick was able to vary how the pictures appeared, it wasn’t basically the same thing repeated three times.
Glad you liked it!