Just two weeks ago John Hutchison didn't think he would ever learn card magic tricks using sleight of hand.
However, he is working through our Sleight of Hand for Beginners course. We ask each student of the course to send in progress videos of their work drilling the techniques. John sent us this video and we think he has made excellent procress in just two weeks of drilling the techniques as the course has shown him:
Great work John
Your timing is very good indeed. It really is all about the timing and flow of the technique. Not too rushed and not too slow. Try to focus lifting the ace lifting of the ace as natural as possible. Keep going with this, and remember say your patter loudly and clearly. Even when you practice, you should speak as if someone is actually there watching you. Begin to look away from the cards inbetween phases, and address the audience with eye contact, before doing the next phase. The patter should have energy so it doesn't seem focused on the mechanics.
Very impressive for so early in the drill process.
I'm also detecting some tension in your hands, that's because you are really concentrating. As you drill, you will find that the timing starts to remain constant, but your hands will relax a little more. It's a subtle difference, and not one that you can force. Just keep drilling and it will be the natural result of the drilling process.
Keep going and let me know how you get on