Magic Of Mark Leveridge Volume 2 (Envelope Magic)
For 25 years, Mark Leveridge has been
a professional magician earning his living by performing, lecturing and
selling his exclusive creations to the magic world through his
business, Mark Leveridge Magic. Every single year during that time,
Mark has produced a range of new, original ideas and products and so
has amassed a solid body of work covering close-up, stand-up, mentalism
and even children's effects. Because Mark is a performer, his magic
usually has a commercial bias and his routines and methods are designed
to be practical and workable. The effects on these DVDs reflect Mark's
approach and attempt to provide all viewers with magic which they will
genuinely enjoy and use in the deck with a red back!
One of Mark's very first inventions
was a cleverly gimmicked envelope which looked totally normal and yet
which could produce, vanish or switch anything that would fit inside.
The Leveridge Envelope has since been adapted for a whole range of
magic effects, and its cunning secret you will learn as part of this
DVD. But that isn’t all, because over the years, Mark has made
something of a feature of his work with envelopes and has come up with
a number of other great innocent looking gimmicks. The Utility Switch
Envelope is a small wage-type envelope which is extremely versatile and
that too is revealed here for the first time on DVD. This is a
fascinating collection of routines in which envelopes play a secret
part—it'll open up a whole range of new possibilities for you.
1. THE INVISIBLE DECK ROUTINE -
There really is no deck! An invisible card freely named by a spectator
is slipped into an examined and signed envelope and moments later, a
real card matching the one named is removed from the same envelope. A
wonderful stand-up routine.
2. THREE-CARD TRICKY - A
different take on the three card trick in which the performer claims to
be able to remove a Queen which is trapped between two indifferent
cards and sealed in an envelope. He does succeed but in a far more
surprising way than expected!
3. CREDIT TRANSFER - An unusual
trick which combines mentalism and magic. A borrowed credit card in an
envelope is dropped into a book to mark a page selected by a spectator.
A second book is shown to have an envelope marking the very same page -
and then turns out to have the actual borrowed credit card inside it!
4. PRE-VIEW - A card is
genuinely freely chosen and slipped sight unseen into an envelope. A
second card is then selected and shown before being lost in the deck.
Yet, immediately, the second card is shown to have vanished from the
deck and turns out to be the very card previously removed and placed in
the envelope! Wow!
5. LOCATOR - A spectator writes
any number from 1 to 52 on the back of a business card which is slipped
into an envelope unseen. The performer writes a prediction on another
card and puts that into the envelope too. The predicted card is
revealed to be actually lying at the spectator’s number in the deck!
6. CUT AND RESTORED CARD - A
single card is slipped into an envelope just big enough to hold it. The
envelope is sealed and shown all round. The performer then cuts through
the envelope, yet the card is removed totally unharmed leaving the
envelope in two pieces. Great, practical method.7. INTUITION -
An act closer! This is one of those routines in which the spectator
appears to do everything and which leaves such an impression on those
who see it. Do this well and you won’t be able to follow it. Mark uses
this regularly in his table-hopping shows.
8. INSTANT CARD FLIGHT -
A fantastic, visual vanish of a card from a window envelope. One moment
it is there, then instantly it visibly vanishes, the envelope is torn
up, and the signed card is found reversed in the center of the deck. A
really strong routine for a close-up or parlour show.
9. DEVIL'S ISLAND -
An entertaining mental routine in which you predict which spectator
will find treasure buried at a random location chosen freely by a
second spectator. Can be done in close up, or with larger versions of
the props, in stand-up or stage work. Simple to do.
10. EASY JUST CHANCE -
Just one routine which is possible with the outstanding Leveridge
Envelope which is fully described and which will produce, vanish or
switch anything that will fit inside. One of those "worth the price of
the DVD" items.
Running Time Approximately 1hr 56min
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 January, 2006.