It has been a dozen years since Michael Close has released any material on video. His last collection – The Ultimate Workers – was lauded for both its quality of material and its thoroughness of instruction. These were the routines that defined the word “worker.”
Well, Michael is back, and his goal remains the same: to entertain and profoundly fool everyone he performs for, whether they are laymen or magicians. You’ll laugh, you’ll be amazed, and when you find out how these routines work you’ll say, “Man, that guy is devious.”
For the past decade, Michael has been living and working in Las Vegas, a town where a deck of cards is a commonplace object. On this two-disc video set, Michael focuses on card magic, with routines suitable for formal settings, strolling, casual performances, and those special times when you want to crush the brains of your magic buddies. As before, Michael’s explanations take you far beyond the “how” of each trick into discussions of the “why” of each routine. A large amount of supplemental information is also imparted.
More than 20 tricks, moves, and applications. All technical levels – From beginner to expert. Something for everyone.
Highly visual magic – Coins, cards, rubber bands. Real-world Performances – Comprehensive explanations.
Revolutionary Mathieu Bich’s “X-Ray view” explanation sequences.
Bonus Material: Extra tips and applications, Real-time creative session, shooting moments, trailers and easter egg.
TRIBUTE contains a hand-picked collection of card magic’s strongest ideas,updated and designed for a modern audience. Ben Train offers you three sophisticated routines used either as stand-alone pieces or that you can easily combine to form a powerful act. You’re holding more than a decade’s worth of thinking and studying, and your on your way to performing better magic.
Included on the DVD:
1. Bold Assembly (Running Time: 30 min)
Display the four aces by dealing them onto separate spots on the table. With almost no cover, the aces start vanishing one-by-one, leaving no trace behind. Eventually they reappear, found together in an impossible location.
2. The Myth (Running Time: 42 min)
Imagine taking your deck, letting someone shuffle it as much as they want, then cutting to an Ace. Every time! Learn the concept that’s experiencing a rebirth after almost several decades of lying dormant. No palming. No funny moves. No bull.
3. Triumph v.136 by Ben Train & Syd Segal (Running Time: 32 min)
Paying homage to The Professor, Dai Vernon, Ben teaches Syd Segal’s direct, fair and simple method for triumph (Full Metal Jacket, 2005). Ben’s historical background, theory and personal touches make this a routine something you have to see to believe!
Running Time Approximately: 1hr 44min