I would firstly make sure that your clips are full frame and get you 100% in there. Nothing more frustrating than not being able to see the full magician.
The trick was smooth enough, not enough misdirection to focus off the pack when you made the switch but the execution of the tear was excellent.
The packaging of the trick was good and having the story was a plus. Again the framing of the shot took too much away and I felt I was focusing away from where you wanted as a result.
Your handling is great for 7mths practice and i'm sure you'll get better and better
look forward to seeing some more