The Timeless Project (DVD and Gimmicks) by Russ Stevens - DVD (29658)
Welcome to The Timeless Project featuring five amazing routines utilizing the hidden secrets of the RSVP deck of cards of the same name. Join your hosts Gary Jones and Russ Stevens as they show you five brand new routines that are unique to this very special deck of cards. All are easy to do and pack a killer punch!
Second Hand - The magician asks the spectator to merely think of any time -- there is no force, it's never written down or said to anyone. The magician now takes the Timeless Deck (that has been on the table in full view throughout) and spreads the cards, showing that there is one card reversed in the entire deck. For the first time, the spectator names their time. When the card is turned over, that card has their time printed on it! This is a reputation-making routine that really is worth the price of the whole project.
Miracle Clock - A spectator again thinks of their favorite time of the day. Without telling anyone or writing it down, the magician is again able to know the exact time they're thinking of and reveals it in an unusual and amazing way.
Duel Time - Two cards are selected by two spectators. The magician now takes the first card and shows the face to be holding a timepiece in their hand. He places the card onto the spectator's hand and asks them to slam their hand down onto the card. When it's turned over, the clock face is now broken! Taking the card, the magician shakes the card and magically restores it back to its original condition. The second card is turned over and shows a card holding a clock set at ten o'clock. The magician takes the card and moves it slowly in front of the spectator, where it seems to visibly change to another time (this can be a prediction if desired). Utilizing the special printing ideas on some of the Timeless cards, this is a really cool effect.
Just a Second - The magician shows a selected card to be holding a time and the card is placed face down on the table. The magician now shows his wrist watch and asks the spectator to pull the pin out and set the watch to any time. He tells them that their time will match the time on the face down card sitting on the table throughout. The watch is turned over to reveal an hour and the card turned over... the times don't match! Taking the card, the magician asks the spectator to turn an invisible winder at the side of the card, as if moving the hands on the printed face. When it's turned over, the time on the card now matches the time on the watch. Truly amazing stuff!
The instructional DVD is in full HD (1920x1080p), runs for 50 minutes and is worldwide playback. Please note that due the manufacturing of the special deck included, this is a very limited run and that the DVD is a DVDR.
Magic Reviewed says:
"For 40 bucks you get two Timeless Decks of cards (1 'gaffed', 1 regular) plus 5 effects you can do with these decks.
"If you read my review of the Timeless Deck, you'll already know that I'm a big fan of the deck. I knew that it had potential for several effects using the theme of the deck itself, along with some of the special cards that come with the deck.
"Then along comes this project to prove me right. There are 5 effects on this DVD that range from good to unbelievable, and this just scratches the surface. The video is well produced, and the effects are well taught by Gary Jones. The ad copy is 100% accurate. Russ Stevens should be congratulated for that.
"Read the ad copy (below) for Miracle Clock, one of the effects taught:
"A spectator again thinks of their favorite time of the day. Without telling anyone or writing it down, the magician is again able to know the time they're thinking of and reveals it in an unusual and amazing way.
"Read that again... the spectator thinks of a time; she never writes it down; she never tells anyone; she never says it out loud; yet you actually are able to know the time she thought of. This principle used in this effect is worth the price of the DVD alone. How you choose to reveal the time thought of is up to you. The reveal taught in this effect is excellent; it uses the Timeless Deck, but you can use any kind of reveal you wish.
"One of the cards that comes with the regular deck is one that shows the clock on the face of one of the cards smashed. I came up with my own presentation for this, and you are also taught one on the DVD. It's a fun way to alter the actual image on a playing card. Essentially, it's just a color change, but with the different gimmicked (misprinted) cards, you are able to make it appear as if you're modifying the clock images on the cards. This is well beyond a 'mere' color change.
"The doors of time are opened, allowing you to alter the time-space continuum with your presentations. Time in and of itself is interesting. Add to that Time Travel, and further add this beautiful deck of cards and top it all off with an excellent DVD with 5 effects, ideas, and principles to add to your arsenal, and you're left with a Timeless Gem.
"4.5 Stars with a Stone Status of GEM."