Par Max Maven
DVD en anglais.
Volume Two - Close-Up Mentalism
Perhaps the most intimate form of entertainment that can be presented in public.
It requires a delicate interplay in order to achieve a balance between the charming
and the disquieting. This is material designed for very small groups, or even
working one - on - one. This video features a range of commercial close-up mentalism.
No pre-show work, no secret assistance ; this is practical material for the
solo performer, using subtle and unusual methods that are as fascinating as
the effects they produce. You'll learn :
- Shape-Up (Previously Unrevealed) - One card has been removed from
as ESP deck. A person is invited to deal through the rest of the pack, turning
cards face - up one by one and stopping at any time. The stopped - at symbol
is the same as on the card that was previously set aside.
- Changeling - A pleasingly simple routine using a handful of ordinary
coins, in which the mentalist successfully predicts precisely how many coins
will be selected by the spectator.
- Isolation - The participant chooses which of several unprepared magazines
will be used. That is opened to a random page, from which a random word is
noted while the performer's head is turned away. In a convincing telepathic
display, the mentalist extracts the word from the person's mind
- Key To The Future - An amiable variation on the classic "Seven Keys
to Baldpate" effect using an ungimmicked padlock and several keys, only one
of which can open the lock. This time it is the spectator whose psychic abilities
are tested. Will the working key be located - and will the performer know
the outcome in advance?
- Symbalance (Previously Unrevealed) - A standard pack of ESP symbol
cards is employed along with two participants. The mentalist divines the first
person's thought - of design. He then discerns the second person's symbol
with an offbeat demonstration of "tactile intuition.";
- Positive Negative - A lesson in spectator management in the form
of an engaging bit of prognostic pantomime with a baffling payoff. Better
yet, it's completely impromptu - you an do it with a moment's notice, using
- The Hawk - Another impossible card routine from the "Birds of Prey"
series. Two spectators select and replace cards while the performer's back
is turned. They also shuffle the deck. Nevertheless, the mentalist deals through
the face - down pack and stops on one selection, then tops that by promptly
naming the other.