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Imagine owning the most comprehensive magic book ever written. This would surely be a treasured possession for any magician with each chapter focusing on a single aspect of the craft and the very best routines ever created for it. That’s the idea behind L&L Publishing’s critically-acclaimed DVD series, The World’s Greatest Magic by The World’s Greatest Magicians! Each volume is like another chapter in the world’s best magic book. Featuring in-depth exposition and instruction on some of magic’s most cherished and classic effects by its most-talented practitioners, this unprecedented series represents an essential reference work for anyone interested in the magical arts, regardless of their skill level.
Magicians who specialize in close-up magic are constantly in search of material that doesn’t use playing cards. Easily seventy-five percent of the magic that’s been published over the last 50 or 60 years has been card magic of one kind or another so quality non-card material is a relatively scarce commodity in the literature.
On this DVD, you’ll meet seven different performers presenting and teaching powerful close-up routines that will wow any audience – and there’s not a playing card in sight! The legendary Bruce Cervon starts off with a beautifully routined piece of magic where a borrowed handkerchief is clearly seen to be burned, magically repaired and then used for a stunning production. Glen Falkenstein, of the famed mentalism team of Falkenstein & Willard, combines two simple and well-known dealer items to create a beautiful hybrid of magic while Michael Ammar gives you all of the work on Stefan Schutzer’s wonderful animated bill effect. Bob Read is next with a hilarious routine that will make you sorry you laughed so hard because you will be badly fooled by the trick’s end. Mark Leveridge offers an elegant and very magical coin box routine while Flip brings the mystery of the classic linking rings to a few safety pins. Finally, Bill Malone performs and teaches a wonderful (and wonderfully portable!) Cups and Balls routine that will charm young and old alike.
It’s been said that even the world’s largest and most spectacular stage illusion cannot create the impact – that feeling of pure astonishment – of a good, well-performed piece of close-up magic and on this DVD, you’ll find seven compelling pieces of evidence to that effect.
Hanky Panky – Bruce Cervon
A Ball and a Tube – Falkenstein & Willard
Self-Folding Bill – Michael Ammar
Transpo Tumbler – Bob Read
Stay at Home Coins – Mark Leveridge
Flip-Pins – Flip
Rub-a-Dub-Dub/Cups and Balls – Bill Malone
Running Time Approximately 1hr 31mins
Now on DVD!
Good performers avoid “me-versus-them” situations by breaking down the wall between themselves and an audience. In Spectators Don’t Exist, professional magician Jon Allen explains how to even the most passive of “spectators” into enthusiastic “participants.”
Jon opens a Pandora’s Box by performing for people in the real world, then giving in-depth analysis. The people are not primed, there is no rehearsal and no re-shooting. There is only one chance with them.
If you want to learn how to get people involved in your routines and create better reactions, this video is for you. The valuable information within comes from the experience of thousands of professional performances. You’ll learn how to: approach a table, deal with interruptions, make routines more “viewer friendly,” and involve a whole group of people in your magic.
– Six Professional, Real World, Routines –
Ghost A stunning 3-phase routine in which a borrowed bill is isolated within a wineglass but still becomes animated… even while someone else is holding the glass!
Coins Across Jon’s full routine and presentation of this classic effect geared for the real world
The Rubber Band Trilogy A whole act in itself! Featuring…
The Jerk Don’t just unlink the bands.
The Third Man Two people join in for a powerful penetration of the bands. Learn Jon’s simple technique to significantly enhance the effect on the audience. You will add it to your routine straight away!
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Learn how to break a rubber band and actually restore it around someone’s wrist!
Ambitious Card and The Destination Box Priceless to the working magician! Jon’s Ambitious Card routine is direct, strong, full of audience participation and practical. The Destination Box is a revolutionary version of the classic Card to Box. Many top professionals have acclaimed Jon’s version as the benchmark for this classic effect.
Thought of Card In Envelope A thought of card appears in a signed, sealed window envelope in plain view throughout Also included is Jon’s “Thought-of Card on Ceiling.”
Freddy’s Dead Jon’s ingenious work on the classic “Professor’s Nightmare” including a new, remarkable false count and a finish that allows someone else to hold onto the ropes as they change length! Considered by many to be the best handling to this classic routine.
Effect Description: SansMinds presents 5 pocket change miracles that are not only fun to learn, but gets crazy reactions. It’s great for sleight-of-hand enthusiasts or anyone who’s just getting started in coin magic. Coins are always around you, and every effect here can be done with borrowed pocket change. You’ll be prepared to blow people’s minds anytime without worrying about carrying fancy props on you. Every effect here is a must have for your coin magic repertoire.