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The "borrowed item to impossible location" is a classic of magic and for good reason. It always generates great reactions and interest because the props are personal to the spectator. It leaves itself open to great comedy, interaction, tension and suspense. It is an essential part of any good magic act.
I have tried many different impossible location routines over my thirty years in magic and The Marvelous Nut Dropper is by far my favorite in terms of routine, presentation, method and simplicity.
I have included on this 2 DVD set, three different routines taken directly from my working repertoire.....I say routines, they are in fact complete acts.
The first, "The Wizard's Apprecntice" is my full twenty minute opener to my cabaret show. It has been tried and tested hundreds of times in front of live audiences and never fails to get the reactions I crave. Included in the routine is a full explanation of my finger ring on string routine and also my Cups & Balls routine that helped me win The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year in 2008.
The second routine is my "Double or Nothing" Bar Set.
A full twenty minute gambling act including a "which hand" prediction routine where not only do you correctly guess three times which hand the object is in, but also show that you had predicted the outcome from the very start. Also explained is my "Double or Nothin' Deck" which is a great pick-a-card prediction routine. Finally the act climaxes with a three shell routine that I have been using as part of my professional bar set for over ten years.
The final routine on the DVD is possibly my favorite. It is a fun, powerful, simple and very commercial walkaround table trick. "The Orange Nutwork" is an original plot where a borrowed sim card is lost and found inside a walnut inside an orange. It has many gags built into it and is a great closer for any close-up performance.
Also included on the DVD are:
The Marvelous Lippincott Vanish.
This is something I am very proud of. It uses a regular Liipincott box in a new and very baffling way. It is a very clean vanish and will leave your audience with no way to back track as to when your object was stolen.
The Roy Johnson Envelope Switch.
This is nothing short of genius. I can take no credit for this but can only thank Roy for allowing me to include it on the DVD. It is the cleanest fairest way of switching a small object inside an envelope I have ever seen. This is something you will use for many many effects.
The DVD also has many bonus features including:
- Extra routines that utilize the gimmicks on the DVD.
- A "Match of The Day" style punditry that shows you exactly how and why I do the things I do in my routines. This is a unique and groundbreaking feature to this DVD and is a learning tool I am sure will become a feature of other magic DVDs in the future.
- You will also receive the "Marvelous Nut Dropper" gimmick which allows you with one hand to instantly load a small object inside a walnut, inside a fruit.
This product is suitable for every type of performer at any level of experience. The routines can be used close-up, parlour or stage and range from completely self working to some very technical knuckle busting sleight of hand.
Note: DVD may not be compatible with most stand-alone US DVD players, but it will play in computers with DVD-Rom drives.