Incredible magic from one the world's most astonishing magicians... Dani DaOrtiz!
Everyone is talking about him. His methods are unique, his presentations brilliantly entertaining. Now he reveals all on this incredible DVD box set. Four discs of wonderful magic plus an interview by Luis de Matos.
Dani DaOrtiz Utopia is an English language DVD, subtitled in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Japanese. Shot in HD at the Estudio33 in Portugal by Luis de Matos Productions.
Disc 1 - 100% Daortiz
This disc contains Dani's live performance. A full close-up show filmed in Portugal featuring some of his strongest card effects including Numerical Match, I Don't Remember, Mathmagic, Mini Oil and Water, Why Aces? Horizontal Open Triumph, The One and Triple Intuition. Killer effects explained in full detail.
Disc 2 - Fascinations
Dani reveals some of this favourite card plots and methods from his handling of the double card to his fascination with Hofzinser. Tricks include Time Travel, Torn & Restored Chink a Chink, Flash Restoration, Twice Ahead, Mentalism by Elimination, Four Fly, Aces Production, Chink a Chink Cards, Hofzinser's Number Problem, I.E.N., Chosen Suit, 2 Deck Trick and Remember & Forget. Plus Dani's ideas for applying optical principles to card magic as demonstrated in Aces on the Deck and the amazing Imaginary Pendulum.
Disc 3 - Psychology
Dani explains his mind blowing handling of the psychological force. Dani accomplishes miracles using these methods. So can you. These are 100% practical methods for forcing cards. You will see them used in the live performance footage. A complete treatise on forcing cards in the most convincing manner. Includes Dani's work on the Imaginary Deck, an incredible technique for forcing thought-of cards that makes it possible to do the Invisible Deck without gimmicked cards. Plus Dani's 100% practical handling of ACAAN as used in his professional shows.
Disc 4 - Semi.automatic
Self-working tricks that will fry you. Easy to do. Big on plot and entertainment and completely baffling. Twin Prediction, Imaginary Dice, Business Card Collector, Missing Player, Card and Number, Abracadabra, 3 Opportunities and Chaotic 21 Card Trick. Commercial magic from Dani's own repertoire.
WHAT THE GREATEST ARE SAYING
"Simply super strong magic" - Juan Tamariz
"The spirit of wonder" - Dan & Dave
"Dani DaOrtiz performs real miracles" - David Williamson
Total Running Time Approximately: 9hrs 9mins
Juan Tamariz is a one-of -a-kind performer. A household name in his native Spain , he is one of the most unique and talented performers ever to grace our art. In the tradition of Vernon and Slydini he has blazed his own enchanted trail. His books on magic are required reading for any thinking student of magic. His repertoire is vast as well as legendary; he once performed for 74 weeks in a row on television. He is in constant demand and is often mobbed on the streets of Madrid by adoring fans. He is one of those especial performers that takes the spectators on a wonderful journey - a magical journey through the heart as well as the mind.
Juan is the consummate performer. Armed with only a deck of cards he can entertain a small group or a packed auditorium for hours. He is hilariously funny, but at the same time he'll fool you like you've never been fooled before. He is one of magic's greatest thinkers, a master of misdirection and a magic philosophy, and he has never had a large body of material recorded... until now! On this exclusive three-volume set of DVDs you will learn invaluable lessons in routining and construction, magical emotion, technique and presentation.
The Secret of Magic: Take the audience in a journey through a real visual illusion; then the illusion becomes reality!
Four of a Kind: A study in psychologically leading the audience's emotions and the use of body language to subconsciously build suspense!
El Cochecito: As performed by Juan on The World's Greatest magic Television Special! This is the real work on magic and emotion- taking the audience back to childhood, capturing their imagination and sense of wonder through the use of a simple toy car. This is a prime example of how to take an innocent prop and turn it into a magical showpiece!
The Cannibals: One of Juan's signature pieces. Juan's presentation of this classic plot is a real work of art. It elevates the storyline to an emotional, audience-pleasing, interactive adventure! Running Time Approximately 88 min
The magician shows a deck that has been cut in half diagonally. The cards for both halves are fanned face up to show they are mixed then turned back face down. A spectator then each select one card from the first half of the deck, and a second spectator selects a card from the second half of the deck. Amazingly, when the selected halves are put together and turned face up they match to form a complete card! A baffling effect!
Some cards are shown: three are blank and one has the drawing of an egg. This card is turned on its back on the table, and the others are placed under. The magician gives a tap on the egg that magically appears under the table. The card above, however, is turned and has become blank. The thing is repeated twice and on the last attempt, a spectator will help him. He will give some small strokes on the egg, but he will not be able to make it pass through the table. At the end after several attempts the card is turned over and the egg... will be crushed! Everything can be examined. This beautiful game has been designed by Fabrizio Vernola and produced by Vincenzo Di Fatta.
EMC2012 was the biggest conference yet!
Now you can relive EMC2012. 8 DVDs, 16 hours of magic, packed with bonus materials.
The first Essential Magic Conference was rated epic by its members. The second, in 2011, was pure magic! And the third succeeded beyond all our expectations. Now you can have a front row seat at magic's most innovative event and join some of the world's greatest thinkers, creators and performers in magic on this exclusive 8 DVD Box Set.
16 hours of material on 8 DVDs, filmed in high quality video over 3 days. Every lecture and performance broadcast at EMC is included on the DVDS, together with our Discussion Panels, Q&As and bonuses.
Plus exclusive interviews with Teller and Derren Brown.
Sit back and enjoy 8 DVDs packed with material featuring the most incredible conference line-up of 2012:
Luis de Matos
The Unexpected Upjog is a mechanical method for producing one to several cards from a table spread. It happens instantaneously and automatically and is a surprising way to produce either a selection or the four Aces. The concept has no doubt been around for decades, but as far as we know, no sure-fire technique has ever been published... until now.
Doc Docherty, creator of the Groove Electric Switch, is at it again with another highly visual and not too difficult card sleight, this time in the form of a revelation - literally!
A Borrowed And Signed Banknote Is Found Inside A Sealed Envelope Taken from A Zippered Wallet.
The performer asks for a loan of a banknote. The spectator signs their name on it before it is then vanished and later found inside a sealed envelope that is taken from a zippered wallet. In the instructions you also find how to vanish the banknote. This wallet is used by famous magicians such as Terry Seabrooke and Wayne Dobson.
Consumers look to Coca-Cola to make life's moments a little more refreshing. What better way than with a game of cards?
Caleb Wiles: Caleb is an author, creator, a columnist for Genii and an all-around nice guy! His lecture is full of incredible close-up routines that are designed for the real world! Every effect has been highly acclaimed by some of THE most important critics in magic - REAL LIVE AUDIENCES. But that's not to say that YOU won't be excited about his material. His marketed effects, including High Spots, Six Pack and Rematch have received rave reviews from magicians all over the world.
So take a look at what Caleb plans to bring to you:
Armchair Mind Reading - This simple effect has fooled some of the best card guys in the world. It looks like real mind reading!
Reswindled - This is a version of Re-set that even the Paul Harris says is THE best version EVER!
Crystal Cut - A versatile false cut and control that will surely become a part of your repertoire! So bye bye to the double undercut!
Clue - An easy to do effect where 'Clue cards' reveal the identity of the spectator's selection. But that is only the beginning! This uses an underutilized principle that most magicians have never seen before!
Make A Wish - A practical, birthday-themed card effect that is easy enough for the beginner but strong enough for the working pro.
Replicator - A topical presentation Hamman's Signed Card plot with a kicker ending that absolutely KILLS laymen!
Spin the Wheel and Make the Deal! - A "Deal or No Deal" themed card trick with an absolutely impossible ending. Laymen go nuts!
NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, the trick list may change.
Get ready for the most fun you'll have with a playing deck ever with the Disruption deck.
This messy mumble jumble will keep your eyes busy as you scan through the detailed colored design. Disruption truly is a one of a kind deck. Kings, Queens, and Jacks shaking out of their shoes. You may feel a little jittery just by looking at them. The pips compliment the buzz surrounding these royals. Jokers are meant to be goofy, but these boys take the cake. Designed by Johnny Wham and produced by Collectable Playing Cards, this deck is clean and easy to use for play or for a collection.
Printed by USPCC on their classic Air-Cushion Finish.