(energetic music) – Susan Sausage is handed
a deck of playing cards. As Susan shuffles the playing
cards, the magician writes something down on his notepad.
The notepad is set aside. Nobody’s allowed to see what he wrote. Once Susan has shuffled the
playing cards, she is invited to write down a number between
one and 52. The magician then deals playing cards from the
deck until Susan’s number has been reached. The card
at position nine is revealed to be the nine of clubs.
The magician then reveals his prediction to be the nine
of clubs. Everything can then be inspected and Susan Sausage is invited to react accordingly. (energetic music) I am Daniel Madison and
this is The Real ACAAN. No, no, no, should we do
it again? Should we do a better one? Let’s do a better one. All right, I’m Daniel Madison.
Welcome back. Thanks for being here. Fank? Really do
appreciate children spending a bit more time with me.
Charlie Madison today, we both missed you. Did you miss
us too? I missed myself a little bit. Missed you more.
So I’ve been away for a bit but everything that I’ve been
working on has been leading towards this. I feel like
I’m back. I feel like I’m back on track. My whole
future, I want my future to happen right here. I’m aiming
for at least three videos a week for you children. I
think I’m finally back on track so stay tuned. A lot of dope
things on the way and we’re coming back with a bang
with this dope idea called, “The Real ACAAN.” Now the reason
I call it, “The Real ACAAN” because like anything that
I do, I tried to make it as realistic as possible.
So, although this isn’t technically really an ACAAN,
this is an idea that allows you to perfectly and very
strangely predict before the deck is even shuffled,
which position in the deck the participant’s freely
selected playing card will arrive at. You can
never get this wrong. By the time you’ve even
achieved the deception, nobody’s looking. You’ve
already done the work before anybody starts looking.
It’s as real as it could be and it is pretty good. If you
want your playing cards … If you want a chance for
your playing cards to feature on my channel, in this
format, there is an address in this video description.
Send me at least two decks. One that I can use on film,
or to show off, and the other one for potential
giveaways. And this means I get to show off a lot of beautiful
playing cards without kind of becoming a part of
that whole deck review clique that seems to be happening
at the minute that I don’t really want to be a part of.
But I think it’s very important for people releasing playing
cards to get the word out, especially ones that are
as beautiful as this. Especially ones that deserve
a lot of attention, so instead of using my own playing cards
in my videos, the future means now I’m gonna be using yours instead. With that being said, let’s
open these up and let’s take a close up look at the real ACAAN. (bass thumping beat) Now, before we even start,
a few important notes about the bottom deal. This move,
along with many other tricks and techniques and the
deceptions that I perform and that I teach, rely on things
like bottom deal. There are a certain number of sleight
of hand techniques that you need in your arsenal, in
your repertoire. I have this whole collection, I
have this whole arsenal of sleight of hand
techniques, tools, weapons, that no matter what
situation you put me in with a deck of playing
cards, I have all these tools and all these weapons to
turn to that will either help me in or out of a
situation with playing cards. Bottom dealing is vital.
So anybody who doesn’t know how to bottom deal who gets
into the deceptive practises, especially with playing
cards, you need to invest. You need to learn. And when
I say invest, you need to invest your time. You
need to learn. If you want to be taken seriously, if you
want to take this seriously, if you want to take your
magic, your deceptions, you want to take them
seriously, you have to, you have to build that
repertoire, build your weaponry, build your arsenal. I put
my arms up here because I imagine it kind of on my
back like I’m carrying it. Or it’s kind of almost
like I’m reaching back for a weapon, you know? I
reach back for different sleights so I’m reaching
back for my bottom deal. (mumbles) But I’m saying this because
a lot of what I do, they all kind of rely on a certain amount of things like sleight of hand, bottom
dealing, gambler’s cop, the double lift, the way
that you get a playing card from the middle to the bottom
without anybody knowing, the way that you palm a card, the way that you can deal a playing card
from any position in the deck. Build all the sleight of
hand techniques first, collect them first, and
then go to your tricks. Because I’m coming to this
playing card now with every sleight of hand technique
that I know so I can get in and out of any situation
and deception that could be presented to me. So anybody
who comes to these videos and comes to learn magic
and sleight of hand from me, that’s the most valuable
lessons I can give you are in the sleight of hand techniques themselves. So that being said, this one
relies on the bottom deal. So if you don’t know how to
bottom deal, instead of saying, “I’m not gonna do this trick,”
or “I can’t do that one,” you should be saying, “Right,
I’m gonna go learn bottom deal, I’m gonna get
better at my bottom deal.” And it’s not kind of … You
shouldn’t see it as a cop-out or a way of … “Oh he
just does everything with a bottom deal. Oh he just
does everything with a Gambler’s Cop.” No. Your
collection of sleights, your arsenal of weaponry will
determine how good you are and how powerful you are as
a performer. And what I mean by this, anybody could come up
to me with a deck of playing cards and say, “Do this,”
or, “Do that,” or, “Show me something,” or … And I
know that I can do it because I’ve put all the time and
effort and energy, more time, effort, and energy than
anything else, into my sleights rather than just my tricks.
Sleights come first, tricks follow. Right? That
being said, let’s get to it. This is such a powerful
idea that’s been used a few different times in a few
different ways and that’s been borrowed and lent and I
believe I used it in something called AX3. I don’t know.
Basically, the idea … We’re gonna take advantage
of a few different things that are gonna all make
this look like the fairest of situations, like nobody’s
gonna know that we’re up to no good during this whole
performance because it looks so fair. Every time I approach
magic, every time I approach deceptions with playing
cards, I try to make it feel and look as real as possible
and I’m sure everybody else does too, every other magician,
but it’s not the easiest thing to do. And I’ve
found that the easiest way to do this is to kind of give
off a reality feel in myself. If you invite … If you want
your magic to be taken more seriously, you have to
invite reality in. It has to kind of somehow fit into
reality. It can’t be an otherworldly thing that
people can’t recognise. If you presented yourself
as a magician, people expect magic. If I present myself
as just somebody with a deck of playing cards, then
you can create miracles. You can get around the person’s
psychology, the person’s judgement of you right from
the beginning. So whenever I’m playing with playing
cards, I make it look like I don’t really know what
I’m doing, the Soap Theory. ‘Cause that brings me down,
and it makes me seem like a normal person. Whereas if
I turn up and I can do all these fancy things and I’m
like, “I’m Madison The Great.” Then, people expect, you know,
people expect that you’re gonna do something wonderful.
I like playing down and this is one of those things that
allows us to do that so that the miracle at the end really
is a miracle because it’s going to catch them off-guard.
All the talking been said, all that’s been said, let’s get to it. We’re gonna take advantage
of a few different things, a few interesting things.
When Susan shuffles the playing cards, when
she gives them back to me, I’m gonna look at the bottom
playing card, that’s gonna determine everything, but I don’t wanna take the cards back and go … You know, it’s got to
be a very subtle thing and hopefully when she’s
shuffling, at some point she’ll go … You know, so
you’ll see it, you’ll see it, she’ll make you see it
naturally. Otherwise, when you take the cards back, you don’t
want to make it look like you’re looking at the bottom
playing card. So like, I can see the bottom
playing card right now out of my peripheral and then
as soon as I put it down, I know what the game is now.
I know what I’m doing now. So, as soon as I know that
information, I take a notepad and say, “Listen, you just
shuffled those playing cards, I’m gonna write something
down, I’m not gonna tell you what it is. I don’t want you
to see this for the moment.” All I do, I’m writing
down the nine of clubs. So I’ve written down the
bottom playing card and I put the notepad face down. Now,
notes on the notepad itself, I like to use a Post-It note
because it’s a very normal thing to have. It’s a
very kind of human thing. It’s not like really
using a magician’s wallet kind of things, you know.
It’s just a notepad and a pen. And another thing, when I
put this down, it allows me writing space on the back,
which is what we need for this. So I’m now gonna give
the pen over to Susan and I’m gonna say, “There are 52
playing cards in the deck. 52. I want you to just think of
a number between one and 52. Any one you want. It could
be associated with you, whatever you want. Any number,
one in 52. Just whatever you want. Write it down
so we can all see.” So she’s gonna write it
down. To keep us from having to deal to position 51
like some strangers do, and we’ll deal with that
soon, we’re gonna just write down the number
nine. Just for the nines. So she writes down the
number nine on here, put the lid on the pen, take
the deck and prepare for a bottom deal. Now, I’m
preparing for a bottom deal, the nine’s on the bottom
of the deck. At this point, it looks like she’s just
shuffled and I’m just taking the cards. I don’t
know much about the deck. We don’t know much about
this. So, she’s written down number nine, right now we
go to deal. So we’re going to deal playing cards
face-up one at a time. When we get to position
nine, we’re gonna execute a bottom deal. Right, so we
are putting the nine of clubs at position nine. Now they
know the number because they said it. It’s written
down right down in front of us but nobody knows what
it means yet, all I said is name a number between
one and 52, they wrote nine. So we kind of right from the
beginning, we’re avoiding suspicion, always staying
away from suspicion. We’re not drawing in any
unwanted questions. We certainly don’t want to say at the
start, “Oh, so position nine, card number nine, oh I
wonder what it is.” You know, we don’t want that. We
just want a number between one and 52. You could even
say, “Tell me any number.” It doesn’t have to be between one and 52. They might say 333, at
that point, you would say, “No, no, between one and
52.” But you could say from the beginning, “Just name a
number,” and they might just go, “Oh, 22.” Which is perfect
because you’re kind of disassociating from the
deck, you’re coming away from the deck. I like the
idea of asking for a number in the deck but not explaining
anything after that point, so that’s what we do.
There, so they name nine. And the way how you do this, I like to do a stuck deal, a stuck
bottom deal. You don’t have to do this. If you just want
to do a normal bottom deal, and then turn cards face-up
like this, and then when you get to position nine, do a
bottom deal, for me I like to do it slowly and I
like to do a stuck deal, so I can do this. And also,
the most important though, when you’re dealing, deal
from this side to this side so you are creating a rhythm
out of the dealt playing cards. What I mean by that is this:
One, two, three, four, five six, seven, eight, bottom
deal, ten, eleven, twelve … So I stop around about three
or four cards after the named number, so we have twelve
playing cards and we have the nine of clubs. I bottom
dealed the position nine, so I know it’s the position
nine. Nobody was looking for any kind of deception,
only me. So nobody knows it happened, nobody was
waiting for it, nobody was prepared for it. All that
they know, this is a shuffled deck of playing cards, and
I’ve dealt playing cards from it. So now, I draw
attention to the situation that has been created because
now it tells a story. The shuffled deck is here,
I’ve dealt playing cards out, we have the number nine,
now we can insert a little bit of mystery. And we can
say, “Look. You named number nine of one of 52, you named
number nine. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine. So the ninth card was the nine of clubs. You
shuffled this deck, then I dealt playing cards.
Right? You shuffled them, you named the number, then
I dealt playing cards. Look at what I wrote down
before this even happened.” So they turn it over to
see the nine of clubs at position nine. The
prediction is all correct, all is done. Trick and miracle complete. What I’m doing when
I’m telling this story, what I’m doing at this point,
and what I’m hoping for, is their memory of this,
they will misplace the moment where I wrote down the nine of
clubs. They will misplace it. I try to insert a change
in the memory by saying, “Before this all started,
I wrote this down.” But I didn’t, it happened
after they shuffled the playing cards. We’ll get to
this at a point, ’cause we can make this a little bit even
better than it is right now. But right now we can try to
change that memory by saying, “I wrote this down before
we even did anything, before you even shuffled.”
And there it is. And as long as they adhere
to that, and they say, “Oh yeah.” You’ll find that
most people go away from your tricks and say,
“Oh, before he even took the playing cards out of
his pocket, he wrote down the nine of clubs.” You
know, it happens, it happens constantly. You know, you
do the Balducci levitation, right? You do the Balducci
levitation and you come off the ground about an inch,
people go away from that story and say, “He came off the ground
this much! I’m not kidding, I saw under both of his feet!”
Because they want to believe, and they want people to be
amazed by their storytelling skills, so believe me, when they go away from this situation,
from any magic situation, they’ll go away and say,
“I saw a miracle today!” ‘Cause that kind of makes
them feel special, that they got that story and they’ve
had that experience that other people didn’t. It’s
kind of … It’s built into people’s psyche. It’s built
into them to want to do that. So they will go away, whether
they agree in that moment or not, they might just
say, “No, I shuffled first, and then you wrote this
down, you slime.” They might say that then, but then they’ll
go away and they’ll say, “Oh he wrote it down
last week and he put it in an envelope.” You know,
and they’ll make stuff up for the sake of it being a
story. So yeah, you can play with that and that’s something
I always do. I always try to play with the memory of it,
because I know that they’re gonna go away and they’re gonna
change that memory of that event themselves. Now, let’s
take this a step further, and let’s make a real miracle,
because what we can do right from the start,
when we give them the deck of playing cards, we can
take the nine of clubs, cop it away, give them the
deck and say, “Look, I’m gonna write a playing card down.”
Write the nine of clubs and put it down and say,
“Look, there’s a playing card written down there already.
You’re shuffling the cards. Give me the cards back, in
fact, put them here, tell me a number between one and
52.” So now we’ve loaded it to the bottom of the shuffled
deck so now we are that one step ahead where we
could’ve written this down last week. Now, it doesn’t
matter what number they’ve given us because we’re in
the same position where we just have to make sure
we bottom deal it at that very point. Now, there are
all these different convoluted ways of shifting that
playing card to its position, so that you don’t have to do
a bottom deal, but there’s just something nice from a
performer’s point of view of executing a bottom deal in the
moment, getting away with it, and having them believe it
came from where it came from. If you’re not kind of
comfortable with kind of stood bottom dealing, or whatever
the correct term is, then there’s nothing wrong
with dealing, turning over, dealing, turning over, dealing,
bottom deal, turn over … As long as it works, and as
long as these are face-up, we certainly don’t want
to be in a position where we make it seem less realistic,
which would be into a pile face-down, you know, and
then afterwards, “Okay, look. So we have 20 cards and I’m
gonna now turn them over. And I’m gonna now inspect
them and show you.” Because all these unnecessary
moments bring in suspicion where people say, “Oh, he
could’ve done something at that point.” I really
like this idea of being here, going, “One, two, three,
four, bottom deal, six, seven, eight.” And then
stepping away from the situation because it’s all done and it’s all there. Now, the trick that I did once
some years ago called AX3, allows us to do this quite
a few different times now once the deck has been
shuffled and given back, if we take the nine of clubs …
A real magician would just be able to crib to it. If we take … There it is. If we take the
nine of clubs and let’s take another card, let’s go
with the king of diamonds, and when we take the deck
back and we look, maybe we can glimpse at the bottom two
playing cards. We seen the nine and the king, we could
write down nine of clubs, king of diamonds, so now
there’s two cards and now I could say, “Name a
number between one and 52.” They say nine, and I say,
“Name a number between one and 52.” And they say two. So now I can go, “One, bottom
deal, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, bottom
deal, deal, deal, deal.” And now we have the nine of
clubs and the king of diamonds in position nine and position
two. So I believe that this kind of convolutes something
that’s beautiful within itself. You don’t need to make it
like this idea of having all four Aces in the positions
you know about, I don’t like that, it kind of makes
it convoluted, makes it less magical. It removes
something from the explanation, so feel free to use that
divisively however you want, however you want to change
it. For me, there’s nothing more pure, there’s nothing
more beautiful than the real ACAAN itself. That
being said, I think we’ve covered everything apart
from … If somebody names a high number you just gotta
kind of bite the bullet with it. I mean, you might
wanna say to somebody, if you say, “Oh, name a
number between one and 52.” You might get some sleaze-ball
who says, “Oh, 51.” You know, then you can
kind of find a way to deal with that, like I joke around
with that and just shift another playing card in
front of the nine of clubs and then say, “Okay, let’s
look at which playing card’s in 51. And they see nine of
clubs. So there are always clever ways around that.
I don’t like to address those problems until they’re
here, and it’s not a case of, “Let’s not cross that
bridge until we come to it.” It’s not a case of that. It
is a case of don’t respond to a threat. Respond to
an action. Because you can create all kinds of threats
and all kinds of situations that will never present
themselves. “Oh, what if they say 51 or call it 50?”
It’s never happened to me, but I know that I can
find a way around it or a way out of it. You might just
want to think about saying, “Name a number between
one and 30,” but then that kind of … It does remove
something from the trick, so just feel free to
tell them, “Name a number between one and 52,” and
deal with it along the way. It is kind of strange that
I even have to explain that, but there you go. So that was
the real ACAAN. I hope you enjoyed that. I hope
you find a way to take the move itself or take
the ideal and make it into something of your own.
Remember, if you use any of my deceptions online,
as much as I love seeing them and offering my help
and advice, don’t tag me. All that does is lead your
audience to me, where they will learn the method, and that
can be a bad idea sometimes. I’ll be back soon with
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time I drop a new tutorial. This was real ACAAN. I’m Daniel
Madison. See you next time.