A lifestyle advertisement promoting a new deck of playing cards. Featuring Peter McKinnon & the streets of Toronto. Shot on RED Dragon.
Ad spot for an Absinthe-themed deck of cards from Ellusionist LLC. Shot on RED Dragon.
A quick trailer we shot in about 60 minutes for an old deck of cards. I was driving home, saw this abandoned property and immediately thought of the The Walking Dead, and thought this deck would fit this look perfectly.
We picked up a camera, came back, shot this in an hour, composed the music to be as close to TWD as possible without ripping it completley so that the vibe would be immediatly picked up, and had it ready to go live on the site the next morning.
Ripped from the pages of the most coveted book ever written on card technique - the purple Artifice deck embodies that of an underground cheat & card technician. With a voice over from the preface, and some modern day tools you will never find anywhere - a deck is prepared for a crooked backroom game.
One of, if not the very FIRST trailer I did for a deck of cards. When I was brought to Ellusionist LLC as the head of production, I made it my mission to bring a 'story telling' vibe to product trailers which has now been adopted industry wide.This, was one of the first pieces to start it all.
Written, Directed, shot & composed by yours truly.
A few tricks for some friends at a house party
Some magic for friends at a little backyard BBQ we had