About a week ago I was thinking about the Hundred Dollar bill Switch and what I didn’t like about was that is all of the folding. Yes, the folding does create a magic moment…which is good for live shows, however for social media content or a sizzle reel, it can be too slow.
That got me thinking of a way to do it visually for video and here’s what I came up with:
I really like how visual and quick this came out. I think that the double change makes it a little bit more of a “head scratcher” than if it was a single change. Also it changing to a foreign currency in the middle gives makes bill change less subtle than if it was just a American bills.
I think the place this trick has in would be in a stage show, as part of a longer routine. Like while you are asking to borrow a bill, and if you use your own, every thinks it trick. You do the bill changes almost as a gag to fill time, while someone is getting their bill out.