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
Latex Eggs are ideal for Magicians and Magic Tricks.
These Eggs are extremely real imitations with a very similar colour and texture. You won't believe it's not a real Eggs from less than 2 feet away!
Use it as part of your magic act to turn yellow handkerchief's into Eggs and be limited only by your imaginations.
The texture of the Eggs makes it easy to handle for professional magicians. Amazing imitation of a real Eggs with the exact same texture and colour. More than 2 feet away you can't tell it is not a real Egg.
This abundantly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers beginning magicians expert adivce for successfully performing over 100 tricks, each graded according to difficulty. Requiring neither sleight-of-hand nor complex props, these fascinating tricks can all be performed with everyday objects.
Step-by-step instructions, complemented with nearly 400 illustrations, show you how to master such all-time classics as The Inexhaustible Hat, The Cut and Restored Turban, Dyeing the Silks, The Chinese Rings and The Vanishing Bowl of Water. You'll also learn to perform the mystifying manipulations of The Rising Cards, The Telltale Card and The Impossible Location and to execute such quick tricks as The Invisible Lasso, Steel Through Steel and The Indestructible Handkerchief. With this book as your guide, you'll even master such baffling exploits of mental magic as Fingers That See, The Great Telephone Trick, Magic Squares, Super Memory and dozens more. In addition to complete instructions, the text includes a glossary of professional terms, notes on constructing the necessary props and a brief but fascinating section on great magicians, past and present.
Like many magicians, author Bill Tarr has been performing since an early age. In this book, his enthusiasm, knowledge and admiration for his subject are readily apparent. By following the expert advice and instructions he has put forth in this easy-to-follow guide, you'll soon be adept at a repertoire of tricks sure to dazzle friends and family alike.
Pages 224 - Softbound
AR Balls are manufactured from acrylic with other clear resins, reducing cost and giving a tougher surface, making minor scratch and marks easier to buff out. Each ball is individually wrapped.
Diameter Approximately 2 1/2" (65mm)
Since the original release of the B.S. Board thousands of magicians and entertainers have used it on stage, up close and during casual encounters. This new B.S. Board has been redesigned and manufactured using special plastic. It folds to 4½"x7" (11.43x17.78cm) and can fit in your shirt or jacket pocket.
Anytime you want to get a quick laugh take it out of your pocket and in your most sincere voice read it out loud; "Being an entertainer is a unique opportunity which lets me bring joy into your lives..." Once you finish reading the sentiment fold the B.S. Board as you say, "And I mean that sincerely," the spectators will slowly begin to notice what the first letter of every line now spells, which will cause hysterical laughter.
It is ideal for close-up, walk around, bars, comedy clubs, emcee work and between friends. Don't underestimate the great reactions this memorable gag gets.
This is the first of many re-releases by Martin Breese offering books previously published by Harry Stanley.
Al Koran's Professional Presentations is a magical classic and was first published in 1967 by Harry Stanley at the Unique Magic Studio. The original publication was marred by poor photographic reproduction so this new edition from Martin Breese has illustrations by Paul Griffin based on the original photographs. Hugh Miller has contributed a fascinating and lengthy introduction which explains a great deal about the background of this book which is a 'must' for every performer's library. "Each effect is a stunner and the original Koran Medallion and many other now classic effects, are explained in detail."
Pages 80 - Hardbound w/ Dust Jacket
This is the sequel of QUICK CHANGE - rapid costume changes for men:
In this specialty book you will gain a deep insight into the complexity of this quick change act and experience its creation in the form of a diary. The latest technical knowledge flowed into this presentation and is elaborately described. Both the costumes and the props are described in detail. The techniques applied here are hard-core and allow the speediest costume changes "par excellence"
From preface (Lex Schoppi): Quick Change as an art of entertainment should suggest to the audience that you are actually able to dress and undress very quickly. It is not a question of changing the color of the costume. It is also not a question of changing the most costumes. It is foremost the harmonious interaction between the choreography, the rapid costume changes and above all the enhancing decoration which makes an arousing show out of the mundane change of a dress. The eyes are purposefully over stimulated to charge the human brain, and so an optical firework is created from a simple effect.
Background: At the end of the year 2008 Lex Schoppi & Alina created a television act which amazed a television audience of more than 10 million. Now Lex Schoppi has put pen to paper and allows the reader a complete insight into the complexity of the whole quick change act. You get to see the effects from behind the curtain and understand what really happens within seconds. Apart from the technical subtleties, the author goes into detail of the correct presentation of the effects described. You get to see how a complete quick change act of 12 costumes was developed, how the costumes work, exactly why they performed in that way and how the difficulties were overcome. The techniques described in this book allowed the split second costume changes seen in the legendary television programme to be performed faultlessly.
Pages 144 - hardcover, 9.5" x 6.5" (24cm x 17cm)
171 diagrams drawings and photos
english edition translation by Lee Alex
"For the first time Lex Schoppi offers an in-depth look into the vivid realm of t ransformations for female performers, along with the male costumes from his own professional act, "Lex Schoppi & Alina". Lex's experiences remove the difficulties that have to be overcome by any performer when developing a new act, or changing an existing act; heed every word and revel in the professional wisdom."
- Lee Alex, Merlin Award Winner, "Illusionist of the Year 2009", and author of "Time For A Change"
"As an adviser to magicians I have always been pre-occupied with the subject of "Quick Change" and fascinated by this profession. With his new book Quick Change 2 Lex Schoppi bestows upon us a glance at his distinguished vestments. From the possible covers, the selection of the correct materials, about the choice of the best tear-away seams, right down to the savoirfaire in the staging, Lex Schoppi explains everything in this book. And I really mean everything! For everyone who wants to put together a professional act with costume changes, this book is a must."
- Mathias Fischedick, TV-Producer and Magic Consultanof Germany's "THE NEXT URI GELLER"
"QUICK CHANGE 2 is an entertaining and unusual story, many rigorous tips and facts, a load of documented experience and of course many beautiful women in beautiful dresses. The techniques used for the costumes by Lex Schoppi represent a class of their own."
- Christian M. Thurnes, co author from Quick Change - rapid costume changes for men
Lex Schoppi was awarded "Author of the Year 2010" by Magic Circle of Germany (Magischer Zirkel Von Deutschland) for his series of Quick Change books!
Produce a variety of items magically from a book, even a dove or rabbit!
The magician presents a hard cover book, opens the cover and shows the title page or even a blank page and quickly draws an image. The book is closed and when opened again, an item that could not possibly fit in the book, instantly appears!
Includes hard cover book gimmick and instruction sheet (Korean and English).
Book Dimensions Approximately: 11" x 8" x 1"
Discover and perform one of the most basic building blocks of card magic, the Top Change. Master this technique and you can perform some of the most classic magic tricks of all time. This can be your secret weapon to bring your magic to the next level.
Mark Wong shares some refined techniques that allow you to perform and look natural with cards in absolutely any condition.
Spectator shuffles the deck, and the magician removes a prediction card, setting it face down on the table. Spectator then has a free choice to select any card he wants. The impossible happens! It matches the predicted card!
Two spectators select two different cards and hold it in their hands. Miraculously, the cards in their hands switch places without the magician ever going near to their hands!
Selected card is signed, torn up and burnt. Magician grabs some of the smoke just before it stops burning, and tosses it back into the deck. Then, the selected SIGNED card is found in the middle, fully restored and unharmed.
Jokes on you
Spectator selects and signs a card, after which it is placed it into their pocket. Magician challenges them that he can steal their card and replace it with a joker. Amazingly, the selected card is back into the deck and swapsplaces with a joker.
In your hands
Spectator selects and signs a card. After losing it into the deck, magician places a stranger card into the spectator's hands. Finally, the stranger card morphs into the selected card.
The Top Change is used in this trick as an alternative to the double lift and it gives a cleaner handling to the ambitious card routine.
Two spectators each have a deck of cards. Each freely chooses three cards and places them into various pockets. The magician doesn't need to touch the decks at any time and yet when they reach into each pocket, the same matching cards are found in each one. Same cards and same pocket positions! Easy to do and almost self-working!