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VIDEO / “Air Time” Feat. the SS15 Virtuoso Deck

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It’s been awhile since Test Room, we know, but as most would know by now, it’s not in Virtuoso’s philosophy to drop a new video every other day or week. We believe in putting our everything into every little thing that we do, even if that means taking longer than most would like us to.

While it leaves some impatient, it allows us to put the thought, care, and refinement into each of our videos that only time allows. The result of that time, however, is a collection of Cardistry videos that we would like to think of as timeless: Cardistry videos that resonate with people in a way that no others do; that you can’t help but watch again and again.

As with all our videos, we decided to give Air Time a theme: Freedom.

Far too often, Cardistry videos come across as constrained; a deck of cards trapped between a pair of headless hands. We admit, we’ve been culprits of this ourselves.

So rather than adding to the countless close-up Cardistry videos out there, many of the frames in Air Time are widely shot, and capture not just the movement of the hands, but the entire body.

To do this, we decided to start with a blank slate. More precisely, Air Time begins with a large white space on which we would paint a picture of the things that inspire us: fashion, minimalism, and movement. Upon this mostly monochromatic palette, we then dropped in the vibrant new SS15 Virtuoso deck to stand out and speak for itself.

Rather than performing every card flourish with speed, we utilised a high speed camera to slow things down. Instead of keeping every move in the the hands, we experimented with different levels; from surfaces, to our feet, and of course, the air.

Air Time also marks the first time we’ve created a Cardistry showcase video with the Virtuoso deck beyond the typical trailer, and the first time we’ve featured the fascinating new genre of Cardistry that the Virtuoso deck birthed: Static Cardistry.

In other words, everything in Air Time, gets more airtime.

Air Time is short, sweet, and we hope, satisfying. Our wish is that you enjoy it as much as we did creating it, and that it helps to get the art of Cardistry more airtime across the globe as well.

So have fun watching this little video, and if you like it, help us get it out there.

Want your very own SS15 Virtuoso deck?
To learn more about the SS15 Virtuoso deck, the available Cardistry tutorials, and to get early access to purchase the deck on launch day, join the Early Bird list now. You will also receive time-sensitive email updates, be the first to see the latest photos and videos, and be notified when the deck is ready for sale. Due to the seasonal nature of our decks, early bird spots are limited.

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03/13/2015 Important Update: Early Bird List Plan B

Last year, we reserved decks for everybody on the Early Bird List for 48 hours before releasing unclaimed decks back to the public. While not everybody on the Early Bird List managed to get their decks in time before they sold out, we managed to help most people. This year looks to be starkly different, as we’re currently experiencing unprecedented demand for the new SS15 Virtuoso Deck.

At this very moment, there are already 6397 (and rapidly increasing) who have joined the Early Bird List. That’s already 4 times the size than the entire previous Early Bird List, and considering we’ve just kicked things off, it will pretty tricky for us reserve decks for everyone for 48 hours.

What this means is that if we were to reserve decks for everyone on the Early Bird list right now, there wouldn’t be any decks left for the official launch. So here’s what we’ve decided to do this year to cope with the overwhelming demand.

Firstly, as Early Bird spots are limited, we ask that you only join the Early Bird list only if you are 100% confident that you want to buy the SS15 Virtuoso Deck. Next, instead of taking reservations, doors will swing open a few hours early for everyone on the Early Bird list before the launch goes public.

To avoid disappointment, please click the button below now to see if there is still a spot available on the Early Bird list. Thank you.

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