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Volume Two - Close-Up Mentalism
Perhaps the most intimate form of entertainment that can be presented in public. It requires a delicate interplay in order to achieve a balance between the charming and the disquieting. This is material designed for very small groups, or even working one - on - one. This video features a range of commercial Close - Up Mentalism. No pre - show work, no secret assistance; this is practical material for the solo performer, using subtle and unusual methods that are as fascinating as the effects they produce. You'll learn:
At anytime during his performance, the magician spreads the deck out on the table, then lifts the entire spread between his hands, which amazingly remains intact!
Includes special gimmick and instructions.
A classic of magic for large and small audiences that fits in your pocket.
Imagine the best magic, the best magicians, and the best producers all in one place.
Imagine no more...
If you could have one set of magic DVDs, this would be it! This benchmark collection features just about all of magic's most enduring and classic effects and routines. It's a fabulous compendium with many of the top masters in the world of magic teaching their handlings and routines for some of magic's classics. Linking rings, sponge balls, metal bending, cups and balls, thumb tips, Zombie, color-changing knives, and many, many more topics are all gathered in this one terrific DVD reference set. Each volume covers a specific subject and features new, old, and sometimes rare footage by some of the top video producers in magic.
The Cups and Balls are commonly thought to be the world's oldest trick but, as Johnny Thompson theorizes, perhaps there was one before it just called "The Ball Trick." Certainly, many of magic's legendary names, including Silent Mora, Tenkai, Dai Vernon, John Scarne, Oscar Pladic and others, thought enough of this simple yet baffling plot - three small balls travel from one hand to the other - to put their own individual stamp on it.
On this volume, you'll meet five masters of this celebrated trick and one grandmaster whose work on this plot catapulted it into the rarified air of classic magic effect. Johnny Thompson begins with the classic version made famous by Silent Mora and Fernando Keops follows with Dai Vernon's archetypal method. Gary Ouellet, adding some Slydini-esque touches, demonstrates and teaches a beautifully choreographed routine while Flip offers a whimsical interpretation using aluminum foil balls. Johnny Thompson offers his interpretation of the Dai Vernon routine which serves as the perfect introduction to the Professor himself. Steve Freeman performs the Vernon routine as Gary Ouellet, Michael Ammar and Vernon himself offer invaluable insights into the history and psychology of the Three Ball Trick. Finally, David Roth performs and teaches a variation of the trick that offers some groundbreaking moves to streamline this masterpiece of close-up magic.
The Three Ball Trick is a routine that can play for large and small audiences and can be done virtually impromptu. It's inarguably one of magic's classic effects - and you'll find no better teaching resource to learn this routine properly than this DVD.
Balls & Net - Johnny Thompson
Three Ball Transposition - Fernando Keops
The Three Ball Routine - Gary Ouellet
Asteroids - Flip
3 Ball Trick - Johnny Thompson
The Balls In The Net - Dai Vernon
The Fabulous Three Ball Routine - David Roth
Running Time Approximately 1hr 28min
Introduction by Ross Bertram. He explains who Dr. George Casaubon really is.
Over 25 tricks with salt including:
"I am certain that you will find the following imaginative application to be of considerable interest."- Ross Bertram
Pages 90 - SoftBound
Mentalism is, by its very nature, an implicit art.
But it doesn't have to be!
Sean Fields created a sensation when he published Explicit Content.
With Explicit Footage, Sean continues to push the boundaries of conventional mentalism!
Episode 2 - Benz
Imagine causing a borrowed coin to visibly bend!
In this episode of Explicit Footage, you will learn:
Running Time Approximately 16min
What is it about mentalism that makes it so appealing to audiences and why do so many mentalists fail to understand this attraction?
Do audiences really want to see experts and how do pseudo-demonstrations of NLP and psychology destroy the charm of mentalism?
How does technology affect mystery and why is the biggest mistake in mentalism the use of hidden computers and electronic gadgets?
Richard Osterlind is indisputably one of the top figures in mentalism today. He has performed internationally for the business and social elite for over 40 years and is recognized as one of the most sought-after entertainers in his field. Professionals worldwide use his material and his top-selling books and videos rate among the most acclaimed and successful in the industry.
Inside the pages of this remarkable book, Richard shares his secrets on all aspects of performing. Learn how to make your mentalism more commercial and powerful than you would have believed! Learn the secrets of effectively developing your performing style and how to deliver what people pay to see! Richard will even teach you what to think during your performance and why this is so vital!
Meant as a companion to Richard's monumental work, The Principles of Magic, this book may be his most provocative and insightful work to date.
Some of the chapters inside this remarkable book include:
Pages: 86 - 5.5" x 8.5" - Softcover - Perfect Bound
Effect: Magician approaches the microphone to speak, but it does not work. He looks to the sound guy and as he does the top of the microphone pops off, he picks it up and places it back on the microphone. It pops off again surprising the magician. He picks it up again and places it back, this time it pops off into his face. Placing the top on again, he looks for a switch to turn the microphone on, as he does the microphone explodes sending a flash of fire and sparks into the air.
A great comedy gag for comedy magicians, comperes and children's magicians.
The best way to secure your PK Magnets during performance! PK Bands are super strong and work with PK Magnets up to 13 MM. Available in black and white, Each pack comes with two different sized bands (large and small) for a variety of attachment options. Does not include PK magnets.
Comedy Warm-ups for Children's Shows, the book that started making kidshows more fun that ever before! 17 routines to get kids laugh, clapping their hands, and loving you the magician! Over 20 printings!
Pages: 24 - 7.25" x 11" - Color Photos - PDF FORMAT