The Ultimate Workers - Routines From The Professional Repertoire Of
Michael Close - Volume 4
On this series of DVDs, Michael performs and explains most of the routines
from the Workers series. These are routines which were designed to be done under real
world conditions and in real world locations. Places like restaurants, hospitality suites,
cocktail parties and in stand-up shows. Besides the performances, Michael also gives you
the work on each of the tricks. Not just the methods but the theory behind each one. Now
is your chance to see these magical masterpieces performed by the originator. Shot in
front of a wildly enthusiastic audience, using three cameras, every performing nuance has
been captured. 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
The Ultimate Workers - Routines From The Professional
Repertoire Of Michael Close - Volume 4
2 hrs 30 min!
DVD Volume 4 combines two previously
released videos:Michael Close's Too Close Volume 4 and a portion of Very
Very Close Volume 3.
- The Big Surprise - The perfect way to open and close
your show. A funny and seamless handling of the classic Card in Box effect. The assisting
spectator discovers that the Big Surprise Canister really does contain a big surprise.
- A Visit from Rocco - A charming presentation for a
great Larry West trick. Using giant bills, the magician gives Rocco and the audience a
lesson in arithmetic.
- Rocco Returns - Rocco's back, with a lesson in Find
the Lady. This routine for Ton Onosaka's Lucky Lady provides valuable information
concerning the motivated handling of props.
- Ring Fright - Michael synthesizes ideas from Gaetan
Bloom and Terri Rogers to produce a remarkable two object transposition. And because no
pulls are used, no harm can come to the spectator's finger ring.
- Take a Letter - A weird effect using common
stationery items. Never have so many magical principles been used in the cause of such a
- Butte Ox? Two Butte Ox! - Michael's handling for the
classic Johnny Paul Cheek to Cheek effect. Hilarious and a lesson in intelligent,
motivated card handling. And the Unbelievably Useful Comedy Prop comes into its own. This
routine is a mainstay of Michael's stand-up act.
- Bonus routine!- Michael performs (but does not
explain) Stupid Travelers. Never has masterful card technique and maniacal behavior been
combined in such a silly way. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll phone the authorities.
- Rubik's Dollar Bill - A penetration effect using a
dollar bill, a playing card, and a toothpick. This is the first time all the work has been
explained on video!
- The Growing Toothpick - Thirty seconds of eye-candy,
as a toothpick triples in length.
- Origami Bill Production - A simple and flashy way to
give the spectators an origami souvenir. A borrowed bill instantly folds itself into an
origami figure. Attach the bill to your business card and you've got the perfect
- The Frog Prince - Hailed by the cognoscenti as one
of the new "classics" of close-up magic, and one of the most astounding and
memorable card routines ever created. A freely selected card transposes with a card which
has been folded into an origami frog. An absolute reputation maker.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 March, 2005.