ScreenBurn by Mark Elsdon - Trick
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|Four professional mentalism effects which ultimately end with the same effect: at anytime the performer chooses he can invisibly switch on or off any standard, plasma or LCD TV screen.|
Here are details of the first effect: The mentalist is concluding his performance in a bar and offers to show one last 'extraordinary moment'. Several spectators look around the room and write down on napkins (or business cards, or whatever) the names of random objects they can see: drink, bottle, pool table, window, TV, fan, bartender, etc. One spectator is nominated and he chooses a napkin. He presses down on the napkin while the performer simply passes his hand above. The spectator exclaims that he can feel a 'Strange Tingling Sensation' in his hand. Immediately he says this, the TV screen switches straight off. Anybody who looks across at the performer at this point would see that his hands are empty. The spectator turns over the napkin and it bears a single word: Television.
Honed over hundreds of performances during the last 3 years, the four ScreenBurn presentations offer theatrical effects of great resonance which are as at home in a formal performance as they are in an (apparently) impromptu setting at a friend's house. Every detail of the psychology and scripting of each effect is fully taught and the reasoning behind it is explained. All the effects are completely practical, one-person, real-world performance pieces. No stooges, rigged clothing or special conditions are required.
Mark Elsdon's ScreenBurn is available in a limited edition of 250. It comes complete with all necessary hardware (which carries a full 2-year warranty) and a signed, numbered booklet of instructions and effects. The hardware is very easy to use, has been extensively tested and works worldwide. It can turn on or off any standard, plasma or LCD TV screen as many times as you like. Minimal set-up time, no programming, codes or specialist knowledge required.