"The effects in which an inanimate object moves without any visible cause are perhaps the most magical and effective in all magic." - Al Baker
Let The Master of the Easy To Master Video Series Unlock the Mysteries of Close-Up Animations and Levitations with this Brand-New 3 Volume Set on DVD
There is more powerful potential in just a few feet of invisible thread than almost anything else in magic. This is magic that becomes the stuff of legends. No matter what type of magic you perform, from the purest sleight of hand to the largest grand illusions, this is the type of magic that creates conversations and reputations. People vividly remember the moment they saw something levitated and animated just inches away from their eyes. Continuing in the Easy to Master tradition, this new set of videos is organized in a very structured fashion, taking the viewer from simple animations with short lengths of thread that can be easily set up and managed through intermediate effects that are a bit more involved and finally ending up with elaborate effects that are truly mind-bending. Each video in this series also contains valuable supporting information on lighting, concealment, and theory that will stimulate your thinking well beyond the featured magic.
Our journey begins with one of the newest, most fascinating genres in all of magic-the incredible invisible elastic thread created by DuPont and patented in 1959. You'll discover what it is, where to find it, and the amazing things you can do with it, including Finn Jon's killer application-the invisible elastic loops. You'll create truly astonishing animations and levitations almost anytime, anyplace using this and other applications featured on this video for the first time.
Following this we look at the close-up animating ability of visible, but hidden threads. This section contains the most practical, commercial method for performing Stefan Schutzer's Self-Folding Bill ever revealed.
Then after learning the best of the classic magic for the stand-up performer using the Traditional Reel, including an amazing, visual penetration of the mike stand, James George joins Michael for an overview of one of the most compelling inventions of the last 50 years-The Invisible Thread Reel. You'll see a complete comparison of the wide range of I.T.R. gimmicks, featuring full screen close-ups of exactly how to work with and reload this powerful gimmick.
We begin with amazing ideas and applications of the James George Invisible Thread Reel, which includes marvelously deceptive methods of passing a solid hoop over and around floating objects that are marvelously deceptive. Also included are methods for working with threads from 6 inches to twenty feet long that create magic that people will talk about for a lifetime.
Section 1 - Magic Using the I. T. R.
Finn Jon's Mystery Nut and Bolt ala I. T. R
The Chop Cup Application
Dave Nelson's Dollar Bill Flight
I. T. R. Floating Bill
The Perfect Practice Hookup
Open Face Hookup Z Grip to Lock the Thread
Rotating Hoop Pass
Bloom's Balancing Card
Robert Henry's Ashra Coin
I. T. R. Whirling Card
Section 2 - The One-Hand Hookup
Al Baker's Erectile Bill
Socrate's Personal Chi Power
Section 3 - The LeClair Hookup
The Whirling Card
Section 4 - The One Point Hookup
The Animated Straw
The Coin in Beer
Baker's Card from Hat
Baker's Ring on Pencil
Section 5 - John Kennedy's Stealth Retractor
Ammar's Threading the Needle Care and Feeding of the Stealth Retractor
Rising Business Cards
Section 6 - Bonus Guest Star James George
The Floating Pencil
Tips & Theory Why Threads Break and How To Avoid
Practicing with Threads
Controlling Your Space
The Hierarchy of Astonishment
- Product Demo