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TRICKHANDBy TRICKHAND
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TRICKHANDBy TRICKHAND
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€1,237
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25
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 22 2015 10:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Did you ever see an amazing magician perform an impossible trick and think to yourself: “WOW, how did he do that?!” Did you ever wish that you could create your own tricks? Or maybe you’re already familiar with magic, maybe you’re even a magician, but you’re stuck and missing out on structure or the right techniques.

It is our goal to make magic structured & clear. We want you to be able to create unforgettable moments and to create an amazing experience for the people around you. We know it takes years of research, time and money to get to know the key principles, which are even often outdated. We believe achieving this can be made better, faster and less expensive. So at Trickhand you learn it all in one place.

OUR VISION

It's our goal to offer you a full card magic course that fits these three key values: Transparency, Quality and Structure.

These three values will be our foundation throughout the complete teaching program. By experience we know that it takes a lot of research, time and money to get to know the key principles. With Trickhand you will learn principles in magic that will change your frame of reference. Therefore you can figure out almost every trick you see performed by magicians on TV or on the web. By finishing your personal Trickhand course you will not only learn the most amazing tricks, you will also be fully capable of developing your own.

Transparency

The total Trickhand teaching program will exist of five separate courses, each with its own theme and level. Each course will contain 125+ videos (!), and all content will be approachable through every type of smart device that has an up-to-date browser. After you've bought a course we will continue to update and add new videos to that course, based on your feedback. We will also give you the opportunity to send us your video in which you show your own routine. When being judged as ‘Trickhand worthy’, you will receive your personal and official Trickhand Certificate.

Quality

Every single video you find on Trickhand.com will be available in Full HD, HD and LD (1080p/720p/240p). Our teaching videos will be supported by a voiceover and on-screen text. The entire website as well as all teaching materials will be provided in different languages. We'd like to start with English and Dutch, since Dutch is our native tongue. We will make it possible for you to review every single video, and we will use the feedback to improve the courses wherever we can, so everyone can benefit from an ever improving teaching program. Because the instructions are easy to understand, you will be able to create your own tricks and routines in no-time. For instance, even after finishing Course 1 you will be able to perform a full show.

Structure

You will start with the basics. And by basics we mean true basics. For example, you’ll start by learning how to hold your card deck the proper way. From there you will build up your fundamentals and advance. Every detail will be taught step by step, shot from every possible angle just to help you achieve your goals. We will teach you to master the best techniques in the correct way. There will also be videos dedicated to psychology, which will help you during performances for every kind of audience. Every course will be structured in a way that allows you to follow it separately, but in the same time every course will be subsequent to the next or previous.

CONTENTS

5 Courses, each containing 125+ videos, accessible from trickhand.com.

  •  Techniques 
  •  Shuffles 
  •  Cuts 
  •  Controls 
  •  Palms 
  •  Forces 
  •  Sleights 
  •  Flourishes
  •  Tricks 
  •  Routines 
  •  Psychology 

Each course will be updated regularly and new card tricks, techniques as well as other magic tricks will be added in the future.

REWARD OVERVIEW

If you'd like to see these prices in your currency, click here for a currency converter.

Do you want to try out Course 1 without having to buy the full thing? You can, with the next two rewards:

A Taste Of Trickhand 1:

A Taste Of Trickhand 2:

And this is the overview of what you will receive (namely full Course 1) with Bird Alert, Trickhand Pioneer and Trickhand Superstar:

We are not just trying to bring taught magic to the next level. We strive to bring you the best experience in learning how to create miracles. We believe no one else brings a card magic course this complete, clear and accessible. We will also be the first digital magic school handing out digital and physical certificates.

We will be the first to present a complete online teaching program in card magic, which will be:

  • Easy to follow, using streaming videos; 
  • Multilingual; 
  • Accessible by PC, Mac, Laptop, Tablet, Phablet, Smartphone and Smart-TV;
  • Constantly updated according to the feedback you can leave at each individual video;
  • Unlimitedly accessible and supplemented with videos. 

ABOUT US

At Trickhand we form a team of three. So who were the two appearing out of nowhere at the end of the video? 

Please let us introduce ourselves.

Hello Kickstarter visitor :D

My name is Nick, I'm 25 and I‘ve been performing magic ever since I was about 6 years old and going to primary school. One of the first tricks I came up with, was using half a surprise egg with a rubber band attached to it. With this ‘construction’ I was able to amaze all my classmates as well as my teacher as I was able to let every small object disappear within my hands. At one moment my trick failed, but lucky for me I wasn't being laughed at, just because of the way I dealt with my failure.

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In secondary school, my passion for card magic decreased. Magic at that time wasn't quite as happening like it is now. It was something that only ‘nerds’ did. Something I actually was, but never admitted to be because of the peer pressure. Nowadays I surely think otherwise!

When I turned 17 I picked up card magic intensively again. Together with a friend of mine I started performing wherever I could, from Europe to the USA. (Africa and Asia have always stayed a dream to come true to me.) My mom still tells me that sometimes I drove her crazy, coming up with a new trick every single day, ready to perform it for her as soon as she woke up. I bought a lot of different magic teaching books and travelled around to visit workshops and seminars everywhere, just to be able to filter out the best. Every time I went to such an event, I had my heart set on fooling the present magicians with a selfmade trick and I can proudly say that I did just that, over and over again!

A year later we tried to build a website in order to sell our own developed tricks. This is where the Trickhand dream really started to see the light. After some years of several setbacks and challenges, I picked up the threads and with our current team we are striving to realize this dream.

Hi everyone! My name is André and I've studied Commercial Business Management (Bachelor). I've always liked magic, although I never practiced it, except for a couple of card tricks.

I met Nick about 3 years ago and from that moment on we became real good friends. It took a while though before Nick showed me the skills he has and started telling me about it, but from the moment he told me he could perform magic tricks, I was very impressed. Nick really is an outstanding magician.

I wondered why he didn't do anything with it and when I asked him about it, he told me about some of the setbacks he had experienced. As we continued talking about it, we decided to pick up the project again together. That being decided it soon became clear to me that it was easier said than done! It took a lot to get all of Nicks knowledge captured and to communicate this to a large audience.

That's where our mutual friend Jorden comes in. I knew that he would almost be finishing his study and I carefully informed him about our ideas. Jorden said yes :-) and from that moment on we formed team Trickhand and so we are busy for you, getting ready the best course on this topic ever.

Although we really work as a team, my main activities concern commercial, marketing and general matters.

Hi there! I'm Jorden, 23 years old and graduated from Communication & Multimedia Design in 2014 (Bachelor). Just to put a label on it - I call myself three things: video editor, concept developer and musician (in random order). I love the relations between audio and video and in my work I'm always working with rhythm & feeling. Next to my work, I really like – as you would've guessed – music, films and television series from which I take endless inspiration. I just want things to look good, feel good, be vibrant. Groundbreaking concepts attract my attention and I like originality. I'm a dreamer who thinks in images and likes to look across the horizon for possibilities.

Within team Trickhand I take care of all video related matters. I shoot most of the material and build it into the end product – videos that together form a full course. Next to that I think along with the others about elements like concept, website and marketing.

I think it’s a wonderful challenge to make the world of (card) magic accessible to those that want to learn but are still without the proper means. It does not get boring and I don’t expect it to become anytime soon. I’m honoured by and proud of our team and I hope we can bring you a truly great and lasting experience.

Thanks!

GOALS

We will use the funds for:

  • The production of Course 2 - 5. (Most material for Course 1 has been shot). This goal includes mainly video production materials like a shoulder rig or slider, to greatly improve the look & feel of all courses;
  • The production of a clear, extensive and secure website that utilizes stabile video streaming;
  • Server space for all trickhand.com content;
  • The potential realization of our stretch goals.

STRETCH GOALS

1. Would we be raising more than needed for the production of the 5 courses, we'd like to add other languages. For every 8.500,00 Euros extra, we would be able to get the course translated and voiced-over. Surely we'd be more than happy if anyone of you could help us translate. Check our deal in the Challenges section below.

2. If we raise a 25.000 EUR or more, we will develop & produce our own Trickhand card deck. We have some cool designs in mind and for all of you who pledged for a reward including practice decks, we will change that to original, first edition Trickhand decks!

3. We'd really like to get an app developed to complement the website. If we raise as much as 50.000,00 Euros we will be diving into the search for the right app-builder, so we can realize a Trickhand app available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

4. If we raise more than 'Exploding Kittens', we're gonna party. And you're invited! No seriously, we have great ideas for a stunning platform to make you shine as the star you are.

In several rewards you get a t-shirt! Or you can add a t-shirt to any pledge. Just add 20 EUR to your pledge for every shirt, and include 15 EUR for shipping (only once). Here are the designs:

When you pledge, use the description as mentioned in the captions in your message. Use for example [White_trickhand.com_M] to let us know your design & size. The available sizes are S, M, L and XL.

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Risks and challenges

Challenges

Our main challenge would be getting everything done in time. All the raw material for Course 1 has been shot and we've already started on editing the first videos. By setting up this Kickstarter project we hope to find enough enthusiasts to back us, so we will be able to get working on this fantastic project full time.

Another challenge would be to get people to back us not just money-wise, but by helping us getting the course translated in other languages. We will be showing our gratitude by giving away a personal lifetime access to our website (including all courses, tricks and other additional content.). Would any of you be interested in backing us this way, please send us an email: info@trickhand.com mentioning 'translation [language]' in the subject.

Wanted languages:
- Mandarin Chinese
- Spanish
- Arab
- Russian
- Indonesian
- French
- Italian
- Bengal
- Hindi
- Japanese
- Portugese
- German

We do need seriously good translators who know how to use the proper terminology. You do need to understand card magic somewhat, because it's not always possible to translate literally.
E.g.: 'Dealers grip' is translated 'Basisgreep' (Basic grip) in Dutch.

Risks

You could become an addict to Card Magic :P

But apart form that: we currently own 3 full HD DSLR cameras and don't depend on a loan. So as far as we can see, there are no lifethreatening risks to the project.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.13

    CREDITrickhand

    You will receive a mention in the credits section on Trickhand.com. Forever. ☺

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    Pledge an extra 20 EUR or more and receive a Trickhand t-shirt! Every extra 20 EUR will get you an extra T. Check out the designs in the "Story/About this project" section.

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    TRICKHAND FOUNDER

    Many cogs form a big machine. Get pre-acces and be among the first to log on to the Trickhand.com website. Once you're in, you'll get access to the "free stuff" section, where we'll include short video lessons for fun & free tricks.

    Also receive the reward of the pledge above.

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    Pledge an extra 20 EUR or more and receive a Trickhand t-shirt! Every extra 20 EUR will get you an extra T. Check out the designs in the "Story/About this project" section.

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    SHIRT ALERT

    You will receive a Trickhand t shirt. Want more than one? No problem! Just add 20 EUR per shirt to your pledge.

    Go to the "About this project/Story" section for the designs from which you can choose.

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    A TASTE OF TRICKHAND 1

    You will get acces to the Fundamentals of Card Magic. You'll also get a chapter with False Cuts, and a chapter dedicated to Card Controls. (All this amounts to 35+ videos.)

    You'll find an exact overview of the Chapters you receive in #Trickstarter Update 3 (our project updates).

    On top of this you will receive the awards of the first two pledges.

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    A TASTE OF TRICKHAND 2

    Tastes good, doesn't it? Want more?
    You get everything from the previous reward + Card Forces and Flourishes. (All this amounts to 50+ videos.) Nom nom nom.

    You'll find an exact overview of the Chapters you receive in #Trickstarter Update 3 (our project updates).

    You will also receive the awards of the first two pledges.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    EARLY BIRD ALERT

    Get Course 1 (valued at 150 EUR), containing over 125 videos in one of the available languages. Once you pledge, we consider you an owner of Course 1, which means you don't need any coupons or discount codes later.

    Also receive the rewards of the pledges above.

    Add-on:
    Pledge an extra 20 EUR or more and receive a Trickhand t-shirt! Every extra 20 EUR will get you an extra T. Check out the designs in the "Story/About this project" section.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $85

    BIRD ALERT

    Missed your chance on the early bird discount? This is your way to get Course 1 - valued at 150 EUR and containing over 125 videos - in English or Dutch. (Take a look at our stretch goals for additional language plans.) Once you pledge, we consider you an owner of Course 1, which means you don't need any coupons or discount codes later. Catch that bird!

    Add-on:
    Pledge an extra 20 EUR or more and receive a Trickhand t-shirt. Every extra 20 EUR will get you an extra T. Check out the designs in the "Story/About this project" section.

    Also receive the rewards of the first two pledges.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $113

    TRICKHAND PIONEER

    Welcome to Trickhand! We are happy to bring you the first online card magic course - valued at 150 EUR. Since you are among the first Trickhand backers you will receive Course 1 in English or Dutch, including a practice deck. (Take a look at our stretch goals for additional language plans.) This will help you get the best out of your courses!

    Also receive the rewards of the first two pledges.

    Add-on:
    Pledge an extra 20 EUR or more and receive a Trickhand t-shirt. Every extra 20 EUR will get you an extra T. Check out the designs in the "Story/About this project" section.

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    Pledge €350 or more About $395

    TRICKHAND SUPERSTAR

    Wanna become a participant in one of the next Trickhand videos? Back us for 350 EUR or more, and you will be there when we shoot material for videos to come! You will also get full access to Trickhand Course 1 - valued at 150 EUR and containing over 125 videos - in English or Dutch. (Take a look at our stretch goals for additional language plans.) Travel costs are at your own expense, but you get to bring a friend and we will make sure the both of you have a day to remember as we take care of all the rest.

    To top it all off you and your friend will receive a personalised & signed Trickhand t-shirt, half a dozen practice decks, and you will receive the rewards of the first two pledges. Every extra €15 will get you an extra T. Go to the "About this project/Story" section to see the available designs. Let the magic begin!

    Disclaimer:
    This option implies a selection procedure. This means we will get in contact through Skype (or Skype-like media) with you personally. We keep the right to refuse candidates for reasons unmentioned here. Refused candidates will receive a full refund or a restitution for the pledged amount over 150,00 EUR (full price Course 1).

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    THE FULL PACKAGE

    Get Course 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for 400 EUR instead of its full value of 945 EUR. You will have to wait for all courses to be finished, but that'll just buy you more time to create new tricks. ;)

    Also receive a personalised Trickhand t-shirt and the rewards of the first two pledges. Every extra 20 EUR you pledge will get you an extra T.

    (The deadline in this reward refers to Course 1. Course parts 2 - 5 will be released after July 2015)

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    Pledge €1,200 or more About $1,356

    AMAZING? I'M ACING!

    Meet the team! Get an exclusive day with our professional magician. Travel costs are at your own expense, but you get to bring a friend and we'll make sure you both get a full day of VIP treatment. We will provide all food & drinks and locations. We will help you get your routines straight, shape your sleight of hand and answer every question you have about magic. After this we will grant an exclusive Q&A session via Skype (or Skype-like media), on your date and time.

    You and your friend will receive a Trickhand souvenir goodie bag containing a personalised & signed t-shirt, a Trickhand pen (with which our magician will teach you several tricks) and signed practice decks. You will also receive the rewards of the first two pledges and the pledge above.

    Lastly, we will grant you pre-acces to every course to be released.

    Disclaimer:
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