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
Perform Amazing Dove Magic Without Body Loads! Effects include...Dove from Kleenex, Dove Bag Routines, Dove from Newspaper, Latex Dove Deceptions. Tony Clark gives you step-by-step instructions for constructing the props needed. Tony also instructs you on how to build his ultra-thin folding cage.
Bonus! Adavanced Section! Vanishing Cane to Dove (The simplest, most deceptive steal you'll ever perform!) This one hour video is ideal for magicians who perform at private parties, school assemblies, or anywhere body loads are impractical.
A spectator is asked to select a card from the pack. You point out the angels on the back of their card as you patter about the spectator's belief in angels: "some people think angels are all around us, others do not believe in angels and cannot see them". The selection is placed on the table and isolated under the spectator's hand. Next, a second spectator is also asked to pick a card. From this selection you make the angels magically and visually disappear, leaving only two weird blank spaces! Obviously this has happened all too quickly and the magician offers to do it again, but a bit slower this time. From other random selections, the angels also disappear! Each in a different way. But where did they go?..."Angels always travel together," you explain. The spectator is asked to remove his/her hand from their previously selected card, only to reveal that all the vanished angels have joined the angels on the back of the spectators card!!!
A heavenly routine with a lot of magic, and the best part... Everything is examinable!!! Perfect for walk around magic, strolling, etc. You'll LOVE performing "City of Angels".
Comes complete with 5 custom printed gaffs on Bicycle stock and detailed instructions sheet with full color photos.
Introducing 'Creation' the first full publication from Master of Illusions Entertainment
So what is Creation all about?
Peter Loughran has been creating and marketing original magic effects and illusions for almost 2 decades with dozens of top selling magic effects on the market today, while also consulting for dozens of other creators, and now for the first time he finally shares some of his own personal underground secrets, tips and methods to producing, manufacturing, marketing and inventing magic.
Let Peter be your personal consultant and reap the benefits of his own personal success and failures. Peter will take you deep into the world of creating and marketing magic in an industry far different than any other. You will learn about a different side of magic, as he explains in detail about some of the most important topics related to the subject such as advertising, marketing, pricing, distribution, packaging, ad copies, accepting payments, websites, manufacturing, legalities, and much more. He will even share some of his own personal stories. If you have ever thought about marketing your own magic trick or illusion, then this book is a must have.
If you are already a seasoned creator or manufacturer, this book is a must read and will be your personal reference guide as you read about different perspectives and how they can help better your business. If you are not a creator or have no intentions on producing magic, this book will give you insight on the complicated nature of creating and marketing a product in a very limited market and industry, and perhaps help you gain new respect for the creators in our art.
"It is rare to find a book that tells you everything you need to know to get started and become successful in a given field, but this book does exactly that. If you learn and apply the information Peter so generously provides, there is no reason why you can't be successful in this little known-field, but highly lucrative, market."
Signed and Numbered, leather-bound deluxe limited edition copies. Limited to 300 copies.
The Art and Business of Magic
The Magical Arts Journal is a ground breaking magical publication devoted to both the art and business of magic that was published and edited by FISM world champion magician Michael Ammar and magic publishing and event production innovator Adam J. Fleischer.
You'll find timeless business insights, original performance material and priceless tips and advice about the work and money in magic from close up and stand up magic professionals who were making their living on cruise ships, in comedy clubs, at trade shows and private parties.
The artists who contributed to The Magical Arts Journal are a Who's Who List of influential magic thinkers and the most successful full-time pros of the 1980's, including: Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings, Tommy Wonder, Paul Harris, John Kennedy, Jay Sankey, John Cornelius, David Roth, Martin Gardner, Jamy Ian Swiss, Chris Kenner, Roberto Giobbi, Doc Eason, Eric Mead, Richard Sanders, Gary Kurtz and many more.
Within the covers of this compendium of every issue of the Journal published, these experienced pros reveal the secrets to their performance material, provide in-depth essays and columns about lessons learned on-the-job, and deliver commentary, reviews, ideas, finesse and other thought provoking content.
Originally released between 1986 and 1990, The Magical Arts Journal is a chronicle of the art and business of performance magic during those exciting, pivotal years.
Hardbound. 8.5" x 11" 564 pages.
By the Great Ovette. Ovette was a top ranking magician. He knew what was practical from his own experience as a successful performer. In this excellent book, Ovette gives you the "cream" of many effects used in his own shows. All the tricks can easily be built of any materials you have handy and with the simplest of tools. You will find many tricks in this well illustrated book that will help improve your act, whether you are an amateur or professional.
Pages: 32 - Saddle Stitched
This Deluxe Edition Set includes the re-edited and re-mastered original performances and explanations from the landmark DVDs Bill Abbott Performs Close-Up For Kids and Bill Abbott Performs Stand-Up For Kids plus over 75 minutes of Deluxe Edition Bonus Features!
Original Material from Bill Abbott Performs Close-Up For Kids Includes:
Sponge Balls - A classic that Bill uses as a perfect opener for kids. The Shadow - An extremely visual card change that happens 3 times in the participants own hands. The Autograph - A motivated card-in-wallet routine that leaves a child with a true collector's item they will treasure forever. The Ninja Card Trick - Bill's favorite card effect that features finding a selected card at the point of a miniature ninja sword. The Mental Photograph - A very strong promotional tool, where a mental thought of playing card appears on your business card being held by the spectator. Edwin Alonzo Boyd - A riveting tale about a real-life jail break demonstrated with a photograph of the criminal that becomes permanently altered at the conclusion. The Great Game - A routine with many applications limited only by your imagination. A freely selected prize is predicted in advance by the performer, and is given to the child to keep at the end. Flash - Bill's closing effect that features an original presentation for the ashes on palm. This effect has built a reputation for Bill with lay audiences. Card on Forehead - A classic effect redesigned for young children with a great finish!
Original material from Bill Abbott Performs Stand-Up For Kids Includes:
The Sponge Snack - When touring across Canada Bill performed this silent opener 110 times in 90 days! Develop an instant rapport with audiences with this humorous routine that non-verbally communicates that your show will be fun, magical and full of surprises. The Thing - Practical, one-man levitation's are few and far between. Bill has created a reputation-making miracle that can be performed anywhere. From the smallest living room to the largest theater stage to the most stringent street conditions. The thing can float in any performing situation with your audience viewing from any angle. Chico The Mind Reader - For those who have witnessed a performance of Chico know that the revelation of this routine is worth the price of the DVD set. Bill has booked more shows from this one routine than any other in his repertoire. The explanation segment is a virtual course in the creation, development and performance of you won original puppet routine.
Deluxe Edition Bonus Features Include:
The Three Bears - The Equal-Unequal Ropes performed live at a family resort with some original twists and then explained in detail. Cut & Restored Rope - See how this classic of stand-up magic entertains a nightclub crowd then join Bill at an exclusive lecture at Denny & Lee's Magic Studio in Baltimore for the detailed explanation. Cut & Restored on T.V. - Witness the hosts of a preteen talk show be entertained and completely fooled by Bill in broadcast quality. Nightclub Monkey Business - Experience why Chico is flexible, entertaining and truly for all ages. Chico takes this nightclub audience of adults by storm. Chico's Secrets - The real secrets of creating a memorable puppet routine revealed. Chico on T.V. - Chico brings the star of this popular kids show to tears...of laughter! Street Thing - Bill demonstrates how practical, effective and powerful The Thing is on the streets of downtown Toronto. Signed Bill in Orange - The classic effect performed live on T.V. Flash on T.V - See the host of Canadian Idol flee the studio in fear and disbelief! Sponge Balls - Witness this audience favorite get squeals of delight from the studio audience. The Shadow & The Autograph - Great reactions on live T.V. for this solid piece of slight of hand. The Ninja Card Trick - The ninja returns looking better and faster than ever. Mental Photograph - This gets a tremendous reaction for such a simple effect. The Boyd Mystery - Historical Toronto story performed live. Flash on Studio Magic - See why dead pets still make the best assistants!
Running Time Approximately 4hrs
Ten amazing routines using coins, dice, books, business cards, balls, paper clips...and no cards!
A HAND AND THREE COINS (Aldo Colombini): The two in the hand one in the pocket classic theme performed with three different coins and with a logical climax!
TEA FOR TWO (Ken Brooke): Two cups, a coin box and several coins. After some comedy by-play, the coins magically move from under one cup to the other!
LINKLIP (Ken de Courcy): A small clip mysteriously links to a bigger one in your hand. Clean, clever method!
CONSECUTIVELY (Arthur Carter): A strong prediction using just three regular dice. You'll love it!
SNAPPY MATRIX (Aldo Colombini): The most direct matrix ever, where the coins assemble under one card and in a blink of an eye they re-appear under each card!
IN PERPETUITY (William Zavis): A fun-to-do, fun-to-watch manipulation balls routine, for stage or close-up!
CHINESE COIN MYSTERY (Joe Riding): A Chinese coin threaded on a ribbon changes places with a regular coin in the spectator's pocket!
A TWO-FISTED BOOK TEST (Karrell Fox): The easiest and the strongest book test ever! You'll love it!
THE MAGIC COIN (Cameron Francis): A spectator's selected coin has a 'wild' effect on the other coins!
THE UNFOLDING (Cameron Francis): A knockout business card transposition that you will use all the time!
Special guest appearance by CAMERON FRANCIS (who performs his two routines).
"Nobody will ever teach any effect as perfectly as does Harry Lorayne. He is nothing less than a national treasure."
It was a particular pleasure to watch Harry Lorayne work in front of, and handle, an audience. It's true: When Harry Lorayne teaches on camera, it's almost as if he's sitting with you in your own living room, helping you, guiding you. It will be hard for you to decide which you enjoy more-the performances or his explanations.
As he teaches a particular routine, he also teaches each sleight, each move, the psychology, the attitude. Watching Harry Lorayne is watching impromptu close-up magic at its best.
Each and every effect, idea, routine in this entire series can be done with a borrowed deck of cards.
You'll be thrilled by Harry Lorayne's performing/teaching ability, by his judgment, selectivity, attention to detail. He never abandons you; whatever he teaches, he teaches thoroughly. He walks you through it hand in hand.
Be prepared to sit, watch, enjoy-and learn!
Video 1 includes all the material originally found on VHS Volumes 1, 2 and 3.
24 ROUTINES! OVER 40 SLEIGHTS FULLY EXPLAINED!
Over 3 Hours and 45 Minutes of instruction!