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Michael Close is a performer, creator, teacher, raconteur, and reviewer. Now is your chance to see Michael's magical masterpieces performed by the originator. Shot in front of a wildly enthusiastic audience, using three cameras, every performing nuance has been captured. All the material has been routined into sets, so your non - magician friends can enjoy the show. Following the performance, Michael sits down with friends Michael Ammar and Eric Mead, and thoroughly explains every effect. Some of this information has never appeared in print and is being released for the first time. If you're looking for material which will completely baffle and entertain the most discriminating audience, look no further. These effects may not be genuine miracles, but they're ... very ... very ... close.
Pink Floyd -
The backs of four jokers change from blue to red to blue again. The perfect opening routine, and it resets immediately! Pink Floyd is an object lesson in logical and efficient card handling;
Renaldo the Great -
A routine for the venerable Chinese Prayer Vase that will fool your magic buddies and the smart - aleck kid at the restaurant. This funny routine is perfect for table hopping; The El Cheepo Magic Club - Based on Paul Harris' Flash Fold, this is a great routine for kids, and it leaves your business card with the parents. The El Cheepo Magic Club also provides a lesson in using presentation to cover methodological restrictions.;
Coda Chrome -
An unbelievable three way coincidence that will completely baffle magicians and laymen. Based on a trick by Stewart James, Coda Chrome brings the use of "outs" to a new level;
Chicken Teriyaki -
A beautifully routined Copper - Silver transposition which rings in the gaff in a way that will fly by anybody. Perfect for walk around conditions, and the magic happens in the spectator's hands.;
You Hue -
A Wild Card routine using the spectator's name and a freely selected color marker. You Hue demonstrates another diabolical use of outs, and the gaff can be used in many other effects. A stunner!