In this beginning course, you will learn:
- The Impossible Penetration
- Advice I wish I had when I started in Magic
- The Bouncing Roll
- The Floating Roll
- More Professional Advice
This segment begins with The Impossible Penetration, one of the most baffling close-up effects ever, in which a coin visibly passes through a piece of rubber that can be examined under a microscope. Originally sold by shops with a supply of dental rubber dam to use in the performance. Here you learn how to perform the effect with an ordinary balloon! The rumor is that Martin Gardner performed this for the scientists at MIT, who basically shut down the facility for 2 hours while they searched for the hole in the rubber using an electron microscope!
Following this is my favorite effect to perform at a dinner table - The Bouncing Roll. Actually, you can cause anything you can hold in your hand to seem to bounce, but this is one of the most beautiful optical illusions you can do.
The natural follow up to this is the Floating Roll, which can be done Zombie-style, with any roll and any cloth dinner napkin!
To go along with these great pieces of magic, I also give you some of the advice I wish someone could’ve given me when I was getting started in magic!
Originally from "Exciting World of Magic" DVD.
Michael has been teaching magic for 30 years. Mentored by The Professor, Dai Vernon, Michael began lecturing worldwide back in the early 80's. Since then he has been honored with six magician of the year awards from the Academy of Magical Arts and has been featured on The Tonight Show and David Letterman. His "Easy to Master Card Miracles" are the best-selling magic videos in the world.