The Al Schneider Technique DVD #3
A legendary figure in magic - the inventor of Matrix and many other
singular creations - teaches you not only how to do a magic - but how to be a magician! Al
Schneider has spent his life not only studying magic but analyzing what makes magic
effective for an audience and you'll see the amazing results on this remarkable DVD
Volume Three - More Close Up: Quick Tricks
In this third volume of his landmark video series, Al Schneider demonstrates and
teaches a wide variety of professional-level close-up material that is sure to become a
staple in your own act. Give any of these honed performance pieces the attention they
deserve and you'll be performing world-class close-up magic in no time.
- SOURCE - A splendid opener for any close-up routine. Two cards are shown on both
sides. The cards are placed together and a half-dollar drops out from between them. This
is repeated three times though the cards are shown on both sides before each production.
- COIN THRU RING - A coin placed under a hank is trapped when a ring is threaded
over all corners. Then the coin melts through the ring to escape.
- COIN THRU HANK - A handkerchief is spread on the performer's hand. A coin is
placed onto the center of the hank and the hand closes the center of the cloth around it.
Yet, when the performer's hand is opened, the coin is gone. When the hank is pulled away,
the coin is found to be resting on the performer's hand. The effect is repeated one more
time, yet this time, the coin vanishes without a trace!
- RING AND PENCIL - Another classic of magic improved by the Schneider touch! A
ring is placed onto a pencil and though the spectator holds both ends, the ring vanishes
and is found on the performer's finger. Another any time, any place miracle!
- SPLIT SILVER - A cute quickie! A silver dollar is shown, covered for an instant
and it splits into two half-dollars. The two halves are then tossed into the performer's
hand and squeezed back into a silver dollar again. A great walk-around trick!
- CONE AND COIN - This is a feature item as two coins, one under a cone and the
other in the performer's hand, change places under impossible conditions. It looks like
- CUPS AND BALLS - A five-phase routine that has been audience-tested by several
noted performers for over 20 years. Each phase has been fine-tuned to elicit a different
reaction from an audience and when they're combined, it becomes a powerful
Schneider-enhanced version of a magic classic.
- MARKED DECK - A deck of cards with smudges on its sides is shown. A card is
selected and the deck is cut. The smudges are now shown to display the name of the card.
Very perplexing - and easy to do!
- CARD TO ENVELOPE - An envelope is in open view. A card is selected, marked and
returned to the middle of the deck. The performer then opens the envelope and removes -
another, smaller envelope! And, yes, the selected, signed card is removed from that
- VANISHING DIME - A simple yet impossible feat! A dime is pushed into a closed
fist. The performer uses a pencil as a magic wand and taps the closed hand which is opened
to show that the coin has completely vanished. Both hands are shown empty and the best
part is that when your spectators want to see it again, you can do it again!
- RING GAG - The performer asks a spectator to take note of a ring displayed on his
open hand. The hand is closed and the spectator is asked to describe the ring. The
performer opens his hand to show that the ring has vanished, only to be found on a finger
of the other hand!
- UNIVERSAL CARD - Three cards are selected and an odd-backed card - the Universal
Card - changes into each selection after coming into contact with it. Another classic of
magic improved by the Schneider touch!
- COPPER/SILVER TRANSPOSITION - An oriental coin is placed under a handkerchief and
given to a spectator to hold as the performer displays a silver coin at his fingertips.
The silver coin is covered for an instant and instantly transformed into the oriental
coin. The spectator looks at the coin in the hank, only to discover that they're now
holding the silver coin.
- CARD PALM TRANSPO - Two cards are shown and tabled. The performer then displays a
face card on top of the deck and covers it with his hand. The card is apparently lifted
from the deck as if it were palmed, but the hand is squeezed and then opened to show that
the card has vanished. The two cards on the table are spread to show that the vanished
card has appeared in between them.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 February, 2005.