This post is very brief, purely for the reason that when watching this sequence, one key thing stood out to me. The thing that struck me was right at the start of the clip, Jesse Eisenburg, one of the main characters and also a very renowned actor within the industry, stares right into the camera and delivers his first lines straight down the lens.
In a matter of just seconds, this technique used causes the audience to feel like the character is directly addressing them. This is a very simple, yet effective element to include within the opening moments of a film as it automatically makes the viewers feel like the upcoming card trick is being aimed directly at them.
Using a technique like this within my opening sequence would most certainly draw my audiences attention, hopefully leading them to want to see what happens next within my final piece.