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
When Magic is Outlawed...Only Outlaws will do magic.
Although Lonnie Chevrie may not be known to many he has developed a reputation amongst magic's elite underground as a top thinker and creator of usable, practical, and amazing magic.
Lonnie's work has been praised by many of magic's top creators and performers such as Bob Sheets, Chad Long, Bob White, Roger Klause, Eric DeCamps, and many many others.
Vol. 1 features Counterfeiter (a super visual blank piece of paper that turns to a dollar bill which can then be given out - very visual, practical, etc.), String' Em Up (Lonnie is the original creator of the torn and restored dental floss routine - here Lonnie teaches every nuance), Two Bits on the Bottle (a coin penetrates a small bottle and is visibly removed with tweezers - Lonnie is the creator of this wonderful concept put out by others), and more. This is material you can USE!
"Lonnie Chevrie is a GREAT creator and performer of magic. Over the last twenty years that I've known him, he has entertained me, fooled me, and taught me wonderful magic effects that I use in my walk-around magic, my close-up show, and on stage. Lonnie has influenced me comically, magically, and theatrically."
- Johnny Ace Palmer; World Champion Magician
"Award winning magician Lonnie Chevrie constantly amazes me with his creative brilliance. At long last, Lonnie is releasing his most cherished professional performance pieces. I can offer no higher praise than to say....if you demand the best from the best; look no further."
- Roger Klause
Running Time Approximately 46min
The International Journal for Professional Restaurant and Bar Magicians.
The magician presents a CD insert which contains different pictures and song titles from pop artists. A volunteer is invited on stage and asked to choose one of the pop performers, and to think of one of the artist's hits. The magician then instructs the volunteer to remove a CD from a prediction envelope, which has been in full view throughout the performance, and insert it into a CD player and press play. To his surprise, the song played is the exact same hit by the exact same artist. The CD may now be given away as a souvenir!
Mental hit comes complete with everything needed to perform (supply your own regular CD player), and is perfect for corporate shows, company parties, and is considered strong enough to finish your show with one heck of a mental BANG!
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 expanded shell coin is one of the close-up magician's greatest utility gimmicks but unfortunately, many magicians have never really explored the full potential of this precision-machined and very powerful item.
On this volume, you'll see some of magic's most original performers demonstrate the amazing variety of ways that this single tool can be used to create completely different and magical effects.
Using the expanded shell, you'll be able to cause coins to invisibly travel, as ably demonstrated by David Roth, Michael Ammar, Mark Leveridge and Jon Allen or even make imaginary coins move like Garrett Thomas. You'll also be able to make coins penetrate straight through solid object, as performed and taught by David Roth, or even penetrate through other coins like Dan Harlan. Combine all of that with some completely different ideas from Harry Allen and the versatile Mr. Roth and you'll never look at expanded shell coins quite the same way again.
Believe us when we say that there is a world of magic in a simple expanded shell coin and these world-class performers are your perfect tour guides.
Coins Across - Coin Through Glass
Coins Through Table - Photo Coins
Perfected Coin Through Handkerchief
Coins Across (Courtesy of Murphy's Magic Inc)
Running Time Approximately 1hr 46min
Starring Roger Godin
Special Guest S. Frank Stringham
Award winning professional balloon artist, Roger Godin the Balloon Wizard, is going to teach you some of his favorite Flower designs. These simple to intermediate sculptures use a mix of different size and shaped balloons for maximum impact.
Symbolism is another great effect for the mentalist!
It appears to be an authentic "Telepathy Testing Card" from the National Institute of Parapsychology.
Perfect for anytime, walk around and close up mentalism! This is a complete routine that fits neatly in your wallet! Be ready to perform a complete routine with just one compact card!
The card is about the same width as a credit card, but a little taller, so it fits perfectly in a standard credit card slot in any wallet (the same size as the Test Conditions card). On it are several tests that are used to test both the spectator's and the performer's 'telepathic ability'.
The first effect is this:
A spectator is handed a set of folded instructions, and asked not to read them yet. He is told to try to pick up on what the instructions are telepathically. He is then asked to name one of the symbols shown on the card. Lets say he names the cylinder. The instructions are opened by the spectator and read out loud...the instructions read "PLEASE CHOOSE THE CYLINDER". The spectator was able to pick up on the instructions telepathically!!
Next, three spectators are each asked to think of a symbol on a grid of 16 symbols. The performer immediately begins to reveal some information about each spectators chosen symbols...then reveals all three symbols correctly! (at no time are the spectators asked any questions, nor is anything written down!)
There are two BONUS effects included on the card as well.
The following is true about SYMBOLISM:
"These are wonderful. They look genuine and innocent but are loaded to the hilt with powerful mind-magic!"
- Ben Harris
"It's a great treat to welcome such a creative mind into the fold and I look forward to many more clever creations from a very clever thinker."
- Gerry Hennesey
"a flexible assortment of quick, strong demonstrations that can be done individually or together"
- Joshua Quinn
"The wallet cards are excellent and I highly recommend them"
- Bob Cassidy
"Very usable stuff and highly recommended..."
- Christopher Taylor
Every generation has a true innovator who brings his own unique vision to bear on the art of mentalism and creates material that seems to defy explanation. Alakazam Magic is proud to introduce the newest member of this elite group: Colin McLeod.
Combining his very modern sensibilities for cutting-edge prop-free methods with a clarity of performance that leaves audiences speechless with wonder, Colin has developed a repertoire of contemporary mentalism which is the envy of all who've seen it.
Now for the first time on this 4-video set Colin reveals the methods, techniques and thinking behind some of his most incredible effects. This is stand-up and close-up material that will empower you to mystify your audiences with some of the most compelling mentalism you will ever learn.
Colin's brilliant opener where he predicts a thought of word from an imaginary book. And yes, the prediction is printed, not nail-written.
A clever new psychological word-force for the whole audience, leading into what will become the standard impromptu book-test handling.
An exceptionally clean and direct chair-test, where process is kept to an absolute minimum. It features three distinct climaxes which build to an incredible finale.
This is the one! No gimmicks, no sleights, no pre-show, no stooges. An anytime, anywhere, any deck method has to be seen to be believed. One number + one card = one miracle.
Where's the Money?
A bank-note and serial number divination effect, which introduces Colin's innovative hands-off system for identifying which one of five spectators is hiding an object. 100% accurate, with no electronics and no prevaricating!
Will ESP Cards Match
Becker's classic 'Will The Cards Match' reworked for stage and incorporating a sure-fire prediction.
Colin's favourite effect! A purely psychological influence effect which is the perfect answer to the question, "Can you predict the lottery?" A future-classic...
Following on from Lo££ery, this revolutionary handling of 'Sneak Thief' turns the effect on its head by allowing you to reveal every spectator's chosen number!
Newspaper Tear Routine
A stunning prediction of a single word from a freely chosen piece of newspaper. It involves the entire audience, with every decision made outside of your control. Nevertheless the chosen word is predicted in a totally entertaining way.
A stack of un-gimmicked billets become an accessible and totally practical tool which can be used to easily and openly predict anything.
A one handed, invisible billet switch that drags billet switching into the 21st Century and makes it completely practical for the real world.
Colin teaches his handling for a drawing duplication which uses more than a stack of billets, a pen and chutzpah.
An entire close-up routine for revealing who is holding a borrowed, folded bank note and which hand they are holding it in. It concludes with the divination of the serial number from across the room.
A powerful extension of Knepper's 'Kontrol', which Colin has developed over hundreds of performances. He correctly predicts the actions a spectator will make, even though they are given lots of opportunity to change their mind as many times as they like.
Double Card Thought Projection
This routine is the main reason Colin uses cards in mentalism. The spectator reads the performer's mind and the performer reads the spectator's. A truly simple and direct mindreading demonstration using playing cards.
The Peacock Deck is all about style and flair. Available in purple and green with a repeating pattern of peacock feathers, this deck makes a subtly stylish addition to your collection.
The Peacock Deck features original artwork on the front and backs of the cards, including the Ace of Spades. These decks were printed in the USA at the United States Playing Card Company and printed on premium stock with a quality finish.
Darwin Ortiz is a MASTER of close-up card magic and gambling techniques. Known worldwide for the many books that he has released on both subjects, Darwin is sure to delight with his charming presentations and ridiculously smooth handling of some of the most intricate of techniques. Having spent DECADES deceiving others with his uncanny skills, Darwin is sharing some of the many classic effects that he is known for, plus some new, unpublished material.
This lecture will leave you wanting more, as he dives deeply into presentation, sleights and theory.
Let's take a look at some of the effects that Darwin will be bringing AT THE TABLE:
Fast Company -
One of the most convincing versions of Triumph you'll ever perform. Thanks to a great new presentational angle, it may also be the most entertaining.
Jacks Or Better -
Darwin's latest handling of this highly commercial gambling routine from Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table.
Hard Target -
A two-phase sandwich effect that seems to present an uncanny demonstration of skill.
The New Back Off -
Start with four double-backed cards and 'magicially' print faces on each. If you are a fan of packet tricks, this is one of THE most convincing packet tricks that you will ever perform.
Card Sense -
A baffling triple card divination. A multiple selection routine that is sure to stun and fool!
Appointment in Samarra -
A unique effect and a powerful presentation that will create a memorable experience for your audience.
PLUS! Darwin will present an effect from his latest book, Lessons in Card Mastery. Sorry folks, this is a performance only.