This effect falls into an often-claimed, but rarely attained category of magic: this is what real magic would look like. You're not doing any weird moves, there's no cover, it's a pure visual miracle that happens right in front of their eyes.
I'm just going to get right to the point about this effect: brilliant on so many levels. There's a reason why the spectators were completely dumbfounded by this effect: people simply don't think like this. Even if someone knew the necessary things that are involved in achieving something like this, if you follow the routines, they're going to have no way of knowing how you accomplished it.
There are many performances on this video. Most of them involve the napkin version that you see in the preview and two of them show a totally hands-free version of the effect. Once you learn the method and the routines, it's a good idea to go back over these performances and really pay attention to all of the subtleties and audience control.
I cannot stress enough the importance of the performance section of the video. If you skip this, you're just insulting the effect. PAY ATTENTION, because Adam's performances are a clinic. If you don't study the performances, you're going to look like an idiot when you try to perform this effect.
The techniques involved in the napkin version are very clean and based off of centuries old sleights and misdirection, however, you have to know that you are going to be performing this. This is not completely impromptu, you're going to have to say to yourself "I'm performing Frozen" and commit to it.
This one can be more impromptu and is more self-working than the napkin version, but the setup involved does not lend itself to every situation and has clothing requirements.
Step outside the box
In a world where people think they know what magicians do, Frozen takes you off on a wonderful and unexpected tangent. They give you a quarter, they probably expect you to make it disappear and pull it out of their ear. But you are not yesterday's magician. It's worth the effort.
Definitely not. This one is really up to you... I wouldn't try to freeze a liquid with this method, but if you keep your ideas to solids, you can do just about anything. Just don't freeze anything that you would put in your mouth
These are fully covered in the DVD. Just don't be stupid. Again... don't be stupid. As mentioned above, don't put a "frozen" object in your mouth, and be careful how you touch a frozen object... REALLY REALLY cold. I would take as much care as if you were handling dry ice. People are going to try to bring this effect down because of safety issues, but the stuff I've read on forums concerning safety is blowing it out of proportion. It's not intended for children, but you'd have to be an idiot to hurt yourself or someone else with this. Accidents are possible with anything, so just take necessary precautions and you'll be absolutely fine.
I was given a pre-release version of this video, but I was not required to write a review. These views are my own, and are not purchased or influenced by anyone... in short... no one tells me what to say.
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