by Tommy Wonder
Tommy Wonder was a giant among magicians. He never once simply performed a trick. Like a Grand Master at chess, Tommy took every move, every sleight, every trick, every method, even every gesture and thought it out to the Nth degree. He was always three steps ahead of you while hiding behind your back. He was a true master who elevated our art into something very few performers ever achieved: skill plus elegance equals beautiful magic.
The effects on this DVD are extremely powerful, but the lessons you will learn are far more invaluable. Each effort is loaded with gems of insight, deep thoughts on performing philosophy, and such creativity it is no wonder that Tommy Wonder is regarded as one of the most important magicians of all time.
To open this 82-minute, broadcast-quality DVD, Tommy shares his Cards to Card Case. Instead of presenting a dry discussion on theory, this lesson is filled with humor and fascinating insights. It is here you will learn that Intent + Emotion + Conflict + Skill = Pure Magical Impact.
Tommy next takes us on a journey through the Torn & Restored Card, using only one card! In the midst of this diabolical method we learn the importance of being human of closing the distance between you and your audience.
In Lighter to Matches we learn a perfect opener for approaching people cold, as well as being prepared for people's prior expectations from previous performers. This routine instantly resets, which allows you an invaluable practice tool: you only see the effect - making you believe in your own magic!
The Ring, the Watch & Wallet is an incredible effect that is a mini treatise on methodology - using three different methods of vanishing items in an envelope. Combined with expert storytelling this is a real showstopper.
The Signed Card to Box is a Wonder classic and features Tommy's Ambitious Card and his Two-Second Card Fold. This revolutionary fold is almost instantaneous and folds a card into sixths. Here you will learn insights into timing and relaxing/diverting a spectator's attention with your gaze.
In Squeeze, you will learn how to visibly slide a regular-sized deck into a miniature card box. It looks like real magic! Here Tommy also teaches his deck switch, delving into misdirection, timing, psychology and presentation.
Originality doesn't always a make for good magic. Classical effects performed well equals great magic! Tommy proves this with the Shrinking Fan of Cards. Using a time-tested method, watch as a fan of cards get smaller and smaller!
Running Time Approximately 1hr 22min