Moving Moola

Moving Moola

Now that you’ve mastered <a href="">Cellphone Banking</a>, where you can create well-priced fun with a cash note and a photograph, it’s time to step up to another level and incorporate some video skill.

Guide lines
Ready, Steady, Go!

Prepare beforehand. Use the video camera on your cellphone to film a coin on a solid-coloured surface, such as fabric or paper. When filming, slide the surface sideways, so that it appears that the coin is sliding out of the frame on your phone.

Lend me your ears

Now place the exact same coin under the phone, held by your finger. Don’t let it be seen until the reveal.


There’s something rattling around in my phone, I think it’s a coin… take a look.

Seal the Deal and Reveal

When the person checks your screen with the coin on it in video mode, push play. When the coin slides across the screen and out of the screen frame, reveal the actual coin from under the phone. It’ll look like it slid out of the phone and into your hand in real life.



Some extra lines you can try

  • That’s better, no more rattling.
  • You can always find coins in the back of the couch, or in your cellphone.
  • It’s time for change.
Alternative ending

Instead of one coin, film a few coins sliding out of the phone screen, and ending up with a handful of real coins in your hand.

Anticipated responses and retorts

You got a coin slot in your phone?

I am waiting for an app for that.

Can you get me some change for the parking meter?

Coming right up.

Is your phone like an ATM?

Well, sometimes, but now it is down because of maintenance.
Good follow ups
When & where
When to use it
  • When you want to get people curious.
  • When you want to create some buzz.
  • When you want to have some fun with your mobile phone.
Where to use it
  • the office canteen
  • informal meetings
  • customer visits
  • cocktail parties
  • socializing at the pub
Getting ready
Items required
  • A mobile phone and a coin
  • Make sure you have created the video and are ready to roll.
Training required
  • Practice makes perfect. This is dead easy, and so much fun.
Watch out (potential unexpected effects)
  • Try not let the coin/s make any clinking noises.

type type

Do It Yourself (DIY)

material material

your mobile phone

size size

your phone is in your pocket, always

durability durability

don’t drop your phone

source source

the ether

time to impact time to impact

pretty much there and then

size of audience size of audience

one-on-one or a small group

possible health risk possible health risk

don’t go through all your loose change

reusable how many times you can use it

many times

training needed training needed

practice this a few times

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