Magic Tutorial – DELUSION Card Switch

Magic Tutorial – DELUSION Card Switch


(menacing music)
(speaking in reverse) – I am Daniel Madison,
and this is Delusion. (distorted voices echoing) (screen glitches) (chill music) (heavy trap music) I am Daniel Madison and this is Delusion. You take the nine of clubs,
you show the nine of clubs before placing it facedown
on your open hand. Then when you turn it over, it is revealed to be a
different playing card. I am Daniel Madison, and this is Delusion. (distorted voices echoing) I am Daniel Madison, and this is Delusion. I am Daniel Madison, welcome back. Thanks for being here, fank. Tally and I really
appreciate choosing to spend a bit more time with us today. In this video, I’m gonna
teach you a card switch called the Delusion card switch. Delusion card switch. Now, I wanna point out the difference between a colour change and a card switch, for those people who don’t know, because this trick, Delusion, switches one playing card for another. We’re gonna switch the nine of clubs for the king of diamonds, but a few people have referred
to this very move, Delusion, as a colour change. It’s not. A colour change, or a transformation, is when you actually see the card change, when you visually see the card
change from one to another. A card switch is when, for a moment, I’m not sure about the
gap between those moments, but for a moment you don’t
see the face of the card. So for a moment, the face of the card, the identity of the card, is concealed. It’s hidden, it’s not shown. So, for example, I’m gonna
show you the nine of clubs, I’m gonna turn it facedown
for a few seconds, and then when I reveal it,
it’s gonna be different, so that is a card switch. Colour change would be me
showing you the nine of clubs, and instantly, or visually, it transforms into the king of diamonds. I felt like I had to
explain that at this moment. I also wanna take this opportunity to give that little bit of information to those people who might
not know the difference, or might not have even thought about it. I know a lot of people
don’t think too much about these things, but it’s
important to me at least. So this is the card switch
Delusion, not the colour change. We’re gonna be opening up
these beautiful playing cards, “Luxury for the modern
cardician,” the Mint collection. We’re gonna take a closer look at these. I’ll leave a link in the video description to these playing cards
so you can pick them up if you like the look of ’em. Thanks for sending me these by the way, anybody wants their
playing cards featured on, least a chance for them to
be featured on my channel, there’s an address in
this video description with my tattoo studio, Electric
Picture House Tattoo Studio. Send me at least two decks, one that I can show and
use on this channel, the other one that I can
use for potential giveaways. Now, I don’t wanna
waste too much more time in this introduction, it’s
already been a long introduction. This one shouldn’t be
too much of a long video because it’s fairly, relatively easy how we’re gonna do this. I know, a few people watching
might struggle, bear with me, I’ll teach you in the best
possible way that I can. Get yourself a deck of
playing cards, enjoy the ride. This is the Delusion card switch. So I figured this angle is the best, the best way for me to
show you everything. Bird’s eye view, the way that
I experience this card switch, the way that you’re going to experience it is by looking down, with
the deck in your hand, and it’s kind of, it’s really
nice for you as a performer to appreciate what you’re doing, so you’re gonna look down at this and, gonna actually enjoy what you’re doing. And then your audience, ideally, the people or person you’re
gonna be showing this to is up close, it’s the very close-up thing. You have so much control over
that hidden playing card, which goes behind this hand. We’ll get to that in a second but, you have so much control
in the way that you stand, we got angles, and the way that you decide
to present your body language and your behaviour, and the psychology of
where you’re standing, will always make sense,
because you’re gonna adapt to where your audience is. So, we’ll go over all this, we’ll get into the mechanics
first and foremost, so you can see exactly
what’s doing on with Delusion and colour change. Now, these playing cards
are gorgeous by the way, these are, there should be about 52 cards, and these are the Mint playing cards. I’ve always wanted to get
ahold of some of these, so thanks for sending me these, these look beautiful on the table. Very, very nice deck. So we’re gonna use the nine
of clubs, king of diamonds, and this is the mechanics
with no performance, nothing else, just the mechanics. We’re gonna hold both those playing cards from above like this, thumb on the bottom, finger two in middle at the top, finger one resting on the back. Finger three you can kinda
just rest and do its own thing. Your hand is gonna look very natural. You’re gonna hold your
hand very natural, like so. And, you hold it like this so that you can just show the card, so that you can display it. It’s the very normal, a very natural grip. If you were taking a double from the deck, you can lift ’em up very easy like this, show them like this, or lift it up like this
to show it forward. I’ve not always been a fan of showing a double lift like this, ’cause it looks a bit too obvious, it looks like you, you’re
doing what you’re doing, it looks like you’re trying
to hold something in place. There’s not enough freedom over that, over that single playing card that would be, should
be single playing card. I have a video on my
channel, search for it, called the French Turnover
I think it’s called, where you do this and it allows you to display
two playing cards fairly, posing as one. There’re all these little
things that you can do, these little hints, these little tips, to make it look like this
really is just one playing card. Ideally, that’s what we want, obviously, we want it to look like
it’s just a nine of clubs. So, holding it like this
can be a little bit risky, holding it forward like this, ’cause it looks like you’re holding more than one playing
card, I think anyway. So, the way that I go for this, I try not to show it forward like this, I’ll usually do this. So I’ll just turn those two cards face up. And the way that this
works, the pattern of it, is we’re gonna show the nine of clubs as we put the deck down. So I lift the nine, put
the deck down like so. Now the deck, I put it in this position, it’s a very specific position, right, so it needs to be in
this position like this. What word am I using, like parallel, not parallel, but it needs to be this way, it needs to be landscape to
me, rather than like this. So, I also want it so that we
can see the back of this card. Now, when your hand
naturally puts the deck down, it does this, and this is no good for us. This is no good for the cleanup. Or the, one of the potential cleanups. So, what I do, I show this
card, I turn the deck face up, and then turn it facedown
so it does a full rotation, and it allows me to put the deck down in a fairly natural way, ’cause if I try to put it down
without rotating the deck, without turning it over,
into that position, it just looks unnatural, it looks strange. So, lift two cards, put
the deck down like this. I’m now gonna hold my hand out like this, flat, open, and I’m gonna put the nine, or it’s gonna look like
I’m putting the nine, facedown on my palm. Now when I go for this, because
I’ve got two playing cards, finger three is gonna
add a lot of pressure to the face of the nine here, and it’s gonna cause that
card to pivot away like this. This is a very familiar, very similar to something
called the Kelly move, and it’s simply finger three
pulling down like this, so we end up with this situation. The card just kinda
leans away from the king, and it leaves a gap here. This is the gap that we’re looking for. Now if I do that, to
hide it from the camera, it looks like this, so, I managed to get it in this position. You can probably see through this gap, but, our audience can’t see that. This, I’ve put a camera at this angle for a very specific reason,
so you can see everything. So here, I come down here, I hold my hand out and I
make this kind of obvious, I put my hand out flat like this, and, I’m not gonna go down
because that wouldn’t work. I’m gonna go sideways so
that that can feed the nine underneath my hand, like so. And finger three keeps that card held against the back of my hand
as I put the king down, like this. Now I make sure the king
goes at more of an angle, rather than, so I don’t
want it to go like this. I want it to come in
at an angle like this, so it requires a little
bit of manipulation. Now, all that, all, everything that I’ve covered so far all at once looks like this, put the deck down, hand out,
the king goes on top like this, and finger three is holding the nine now on the back of my hand. Now, as it’s holding it there, my hand opens at finger
one, and finger four, so I open like this. Now, this allows me to achieve a back palm with the nine of clubs. So, I open my finger,
and now I grip the nine, like this on the back of my palm. So the nine is now
gripped underneath this, and as soon as I know that
it’s gripped, soon as I know, I’m confident that I’ve
manipulated that nine into the, a back palm, I can remove the right hand,
I can pull this hand away, maybe go straighten up the deck, spend a few moments here. Now, if you study the situation I’m in, where the nine, the position of the nine is directly over the top of the deck. So in this position, I come away for a moment with this hand, so this still looks like the nine, I come back for it like this, and as I go to take it to turn it over, I’m gonna drop the nine
on top of the deck. So the nine goes on, I don’t drop it, I lower my hand so that the nine goes to the top of the
deck, I now release, fingers one and four, as I pick up the king and then turn it over in my hand, revealing the switch. Now, I don’t move back,
I don’t move to the side, I don’t move anywhere, ’cause I wanna keep this
covered for a few moments, because, there’s a
discrepancy here, in the bend. Now, this bend won’t happen
with you, it shouldn’t happen. The only reason that
bend’s happened with me, is because of the amount
of time I kept it in there while I was explaining this effect. Once you’ve dropped it to the, once you’ve got rid of the
nine to the top of the deck, if you wait here for a few
beats, let this image sink in, and then turn this over, you’re in a position now, now that you’ve shown
you have empty hands, otherwise,
(clattering) other than the king, I can now pick the deck up, and that’s completing, that’s
completion on my cleanup. And the switch has been achieved. So, a quick recap before
I move the camera, I’m gonna put the camera down here so you can see underneath everything, but I’ll do a very quick recap
from this position still. So, I take the deck, I’m gonna
pick up two playing cards, show the nine, put the deck down, hold my hand out like this, this draws all the attention to my hand, allowing me to very
comfortably and easy, easily, execute this pivot kind of lean-away move, and now come over here, the nine is fed underneath
as the king is placed down, fingers one and four separate so that I can grip that card underneath, my right hand can now fairly come away. As I come down to the top, I’m already releasing the
nine to the top of the deck as I turn this over. The switch has been revealed, and I can take the deck
to complete the cleanup, and that is the basic, the core mechanics of the Delusion card switch. I’m gonna move the camera
so you can see everything, the mechanics got, what
happens underneath. So just to recap from an angle where you’re
gonna see absolutely everything, we’re gonna double, double turnover, double pick-up, however you wanna say
it, two playing cards, so we’re showing the nine. As I show the nine like this,
the deck starts to turn over, I put it down like this
right in front of me. (laughs) I call it landscape, I’m sure there’s a better
word, I just can’t think of it. So, now I put my hand out like this, this draws the attention. As this hand goes down,
finger three pulls, allowing that card to
lean away from the king. Now from the front, that looks like I’m just
holding the playing card. So from the front, the
nine here, the nine here, really I expose the side, I’ve achieved the move as I
was turning that card down. So now, I come, I want it
to kind of look like I’m, I’m coming in at an angle like this, so it’s going down more than across, but we have to go across for that nine to be successfully fed underneath. So, I do come up a little
bit and then down like this, as I place the king down, finger three is manipulating that card between finger one and four like this. As soon as they grip that
card to the back of my hand, I can come away for a second, for a beat. Now you can see, the card is
lined up, almost perfectly. I come over to take the king, my hand relaxes, allowing me
to lower down the nine of clubs on top of the deck, I now keep everything here
to add shade to this area, as I turn this card face up, showing that I’ve only
got one playing card. Now, if I hand this
king out for inspection, that means I can naturally, and fairly pick up that deck of cards as I put the king down
or hand the king over, preparing for the trick, or
preparing for something else. So, that is, or those are the mechanics behind the Delusion colour change. Or the Delusion card switch, I even said colour change myself. Ha ha. Let’s look at this in performance. I’m such a huge fan of hands-off effects, effects where you touch the playing cards the minimum amount of times. This card switch, to me, is
one of those beautiful moments, it has a beautiful moment in
it where, we put the deck down. This transmits such an important
message to our audience, that we have little
control over the situation, or at least over the playing cards. We show a single playing card,
then we put the deck down. In fact I’ll switch to the nine, we show a single playing card,
then we put the deck down. Now we’re left with a single playing card, as far as they’re concerned,
we have a single playing card. If we wanna further prove this, if we wanna take it a few steps further to make our deception
even more unbelievable, even more realistic, then, I’m gonna have the king
of diamonds copped away and hid, hidden, in my
left hand, in a cop. Right, left, yes, my left hand. So, the king of diamonds’
on top of the deck, whilst I’m handling the playing card, let’s say that Susan fairly
selects playing card. I give the playing card and say, take any one out and
give me the deck back. She takes out the nine of clubs. I say, sign it if you want. So I take the deck back and I palm away the top
playing card, right? Face up, so it’s palmed,
in a gambler’s cop, I put the deck down. I can carefully put the deck down in a position which
allows me to do the ditch, to do the cleanup, but, I’m gonna explain
different side of this where you don’t need to do that cleanup. My personal favourite cleanup. So, regardless of how
we put the deck down, we now have a playing card
palmed, but what does this does, what does this does? What does this do? What does this do for our deception? Now, this allows it to
be as fair as possible. This is beyond fair, because, Susan’s taken a playing card
out of the deck on her own, we didn’t force, it was a free choice. There’s only one playing card because I’ve put the deck down. I’m now gonna ask Susan
for the playing card. She hands me the nine of clubs, and as we’re talkin’, as
I’m complimentin’ her, on her pretty makeup job today, is that sexist? Is that like weird? I shouldn’t have said that. (laughs) As we’re complimenting Susan on her beautiful beard, (laughs) we take the nine back
in the moment of distraction, and I’m gonna load it on
top of the king of diamonds. So the king of diamonds
is now hidden fairly, carefully, comfortably, behind the nine of clubs, here. She doesn’t know that,
because she’s flattered by me talking about her
beautiful facial hair. So we’ve loaded the
nine on top of the king, and, all of a sudden now
there’s no question about this, there’s only one playing card there, there is only one playing card there. We’ve made sure of that. So, now we’re in a position
to show it like this, show it in the same way, and say look. I’m not, I’m not gonna say, “Look, nothing in my hands
other than your card,” but, we like to make subtle points like, showing our hands like this. Not like, look, nothing in my hands but, having our hands open and gesturing and doing these natural movements. It shows that there’s
nothing else in my hand. So now, I, I can show the
nine the one last time, like this or like this, I put my hand out, that draws all the attention
is drawn over to my hand. Whoa, what’s he doing with his hand? What’s he gonna do with his hand? Why is he doing that with his hand? What a beautiful hand he has. So now my hand’s here,
all the attention’s here, I can do the tilt move, I
can tilt that card away, and then I can slowly come over. Now, we have to think about
where our audience is. For me, I have Susan stood right here. She’s a beautiful being. But I don’t want her to see the deception, so, when I put my hand
here and I do the tilt, I’m gonna move to this side a little bit, so that she can kind of see
the, the face of my palm, the front of my hand, and as I turn, then I do the tilt, and I
place the card down like this, so I’ll show you the back of this. And it’s kind of, my hand’s tilted, so if I let go of the
card, it’s gonna slide off. But for the moment, I’m putting it in there so
that I can manipulate the, the nine, into a grip. As soon as it’s gripped into a back palm, I’m gonna continue that motion
back down here like this, so it kind of went in a bit of a circle. It went from here, to here, to here, and now I’ve got the card gripped
comfortably, and I’m here. So now I can hold my hand out like this, and say, take the card, so
I can now give her the card, she can take it out of my hand. That leaves me stood
here with one empty hand, and this empty hand too. One playing card in use, she now has it. She now has it. I haven’t instructed
her to do anything else, so, she might take it and
turn it over and look at it. She more than likely, your audience with that instruction, take the playing card, they will simply take
it out of your hands. Now, one thing I like to do
because I’m in this position, I say look, I’m gonna
put the nine of clubs, I put the nine of clubs
in my hand like this, look, flat, so it’s
balanced, facedown like this. While I’m instructing, it buys me more time to clean up and, because that was a bit messy, but I don’t mind because I got, bought myself a better
time to clean it up. Got the nine to a better position. So, after I put the nine
into my hand like this, I want you to do the same,
so hold your hand out, take the nine, and put it
into your palm like this. So she’s gonna follow the instruction, she’s gonna go, oh, oh. Now, I’ve given her a responsibility. She’s gonna panic a little bit. She’s gonna be like, oh my god, oh, what if I mess up,
what if I drop the card, what if I do it wrong? So it distracts her, the responsibility
distracts her from what, what’s really going on, which is just part of the deception. So she’s gonna pick the
king up, from my palm, thinking it’s a nine, and because she has an instruction, she isn’t gonna go, ah,
just checking it’s my card. She’s just gonna take it out and she’s gonna put it in
her own hand like this, and like, oh, is that right? Oh, please tell me it’s right. There’s this panic, there’s this, and it comes with all,
all audience members who have to partake in something that they weren’t
expecting to be a part of. They won’t kind of question
you, they won’t go against it. Especially if you have that
power in you as a performer, which most performers naturally have, where, be destructive,
wherever the instructor went, telling him what to do,
we’re giving ’em commands, and they have to take them. So if she’s gonna do this and put it here, and then it’s like well now what, I’ve done the first thing
he did, he asked, now what? Little does she know, everything’s done. While she’s doing this, it buys me all the time in the world to just lower my hand down to my side and ditch that card in my pocket. No sleights, I’m not sleighting that, I’m not magicking it away, I’m just, ungracefully putting it in my pocket. Otherwise, I can come down to the deck. I can put my hands together like this, a little bit of hand-washing
never hurt any magician, as long as it’s not obvious, but I can do this, put my hands together, and I could drop that card,
or carefully lower it, to the top of the deck,
as I lift the deck up, and I’m clean. Otherwise you can do a
little bit of hand-washing if you’re into that as magicians. The card is here, your hand is here in a very unnatural
position all of a sudden, you have to stand like
this all of a sudden. This is how I stand, what’s wrong? So, from that position, I mean, the most natural thing is
for this hand to go on top. Now, a little bit of hand-washing, can manipulate that card
over into a Tenkai palm, into any kind of modified
palm so you can get rid of it. All the while, she’s distracted, she’s thinking more about that
the card that’s in her hand, and the job is done. For me, I like the, the basic idea of keeping this simple and keeping this to a simple performance. If you’re gonna put this on film, if you’re gonna use it
on film, Instagram video, then, you’ve got so much more freedom. I mean I like the idea
of just showing the nine, putting it into your
hand, once it’s lined up, (snaps) maybe you snap your fingers. Maybe you’re that kind of magician. Maybe you are the magician. Snap your fingers, and then turn the card over
in your hand like this. Now you don’t need to clean up, because, this hand is justified
why it’s in that position, we never have to show
the back, it’s justified. Otherwise, y’know, little bit of editing, little bit of film editing, which I’m guilty of, which I
do like to practise sometimes, if we go from here to here,
and it’s in our hand here, we can lose a moment in the edit, and then we’re completely clean. Now I do wanna keep this
a fairly short video, or shorter than usual, but I don’t wanna leave you just that, I wanna give you a final idea which is, the Delusion card steal. The idea of stealing a
playing card from the deck using the same mechanics,
using the same principle, of getting a playing
card into a back palm, stealing it from the deck. Now this would be the very
bottom card of the deck, so if you wanna manipulate
a selected playing card to the bottom of the deck, once the deck, once you take it, you hold it the same way as Delusion, top and bottom, thumb at the bottom. We’re gonna do the same thing, finger three is gonna
peel away the bottom card. As we put the deck in our hand, we’re gonna manipulate
that card into a back palm, like so, so now, it looks like
we’ve just passed the deck from one hand to the other, and now we’re gonna take the deck and put it down on the table. In the meanwhile, I stole
away the nine in a back palm. Just an idea, just
something to think about. There are a few ideas
that I have with this, that I’ve toured with,
that I’ve played with. Maybe you can discover
some of them on your own. Think about this using a card box. Think about this using business
cards, different things. Try playing with the same
concept with different ideas, and I would love to see
what you come up with, but right now, I’m gonna make sure that this video isn’t as
long as all the other ones, so I’m gonna end it here. Let’s get to the outro. That was Delusion, I hope that you enjoyed it was
much as I enjoyed sharing it. If you use this deception
or any of my sleights or tricks or deceptions,
on the social networks, put the hashtag, #DanielMadison on there, and I’ll see it, I’ll come looking, and I’m looking forward
to leaving some likes, leaving some comments, and seeing what you’re doing with the deceptions I’m offering. I will be back soon with
some more dope tutorials. All I ask in return, as always, make sure you subscribe so
you get the notification bell going ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, every time I drop a new tutorial. That was the Delusion card
switch, I’m Daniel Madison. See you next time. (chill music)

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70 Replies to “Magic Tutorial – DELUSION Card Switch”

  1. Love the video Daniel, but I think a proper shout out (as opposed to an amazon link) to Asad Chaudhry over at 52Kards is in order for his awesome Mint playing cards, which he founded and created. They’re hard to come by because they always sell out with every release.

    https://52kards.com/mint/

    Love the new content – keep it up brother.

  2. I luuv your upload-frequency, even though it's a bit stressy for me to watch and learn all this incredible content!β™‘
    😍😍

  3. The drop can occur without the clip. Anyhow, is there a more natural approach to placing the deck on the table with one hand neatly without exposing the bottom card?

  4. I absolutely love this card switch! Not to difficult to go through the moves, but we'll how things go while mastering the performance!

  5. I come here to watch cool magic tricks and I immediately get flexed on with amazing cardistry……………. you're going to make me break out my old deck and get back into it

  6. The BP is my favorite P. You can fool yourself with it! Producing a fan of cards from an empty hand is Suzan-startling and cool. You can use a covered pivot move to go straight into the classic as well. πŸ™‚

  7. I feel like your tutorials are made for magicians who want to fool other magicians moreso than magicians who are performing to lay people. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that.. but most lay people aren't going to even begin to think about reverse engineering a card trick, lol.. love the tutorials bro, keep them coming!

  8. I love the way you did the beginning of this video and showed how it was done before the tutorial or before the whole video really begins.

  9. Love your "twist, turn, crash" 😜 (do wish you'd do it on something soft tho lol πŸ‘). Thanx for the beautiful Cardistry and TERRIFIC tutorial! 😊

  10. I did not know the difference between a color change and a card switch, thanks lol iv only been messing with magic for about 5 or 6 months

  11. It's always the Gentleman's way to compliment Susan… She is so hot! Anyone can learn a card trick. The fact that you puts so much into the "theory" makes your videos all the better. It seems new magicians want to thro theory out the window, not understanding that control the spectators is just as important as control cards. And if you can't bring them into the moment…where is the magic? It does not happen

  12. Not sure about the difference about the difference between a color change and a switch. The Houdini-Erdnase color change is a color change but the card is hidden for a moment or two.

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