Miracles for Mortals – Volume I
I had never before heard of Geoff Williams, but after reviewing his Miracles for Mortals Volume 1, I’m thoroughly pleased to have discovered his work. This DVD presents some excellent and varied close-up and stand-up effects along with solid advice. Williams reminds me somewhat of Jay Sankey with his quirky humor, technical skills and ability to take effects, improve on them and make them his own. There are lots to like here. – From Wayne Kawamoto, Your Guide to Magic and Illusion
Volume One Contents:
ELECTRICAL ARTLET – Boom box cord too short to reach the wall outlet? No problem; just draw an outlet on a pad of paper, plug in the cord and the music starts right up! Based on a Fantasio effect and used with his permission.
UPLOOPTED – A horizontal card levitation that looks UNBELIEVABLE!
THE “I HATE DAVID COPPERFIELD” TRICK – Based on “Close-Up Illusion” by Larry Jennings, a card VISIBLY MELTS through another. The visuals here go WAY BEYOND the original.
THE OMEGA BET – Based on the Karl Fulves effect, Bob Wagner has turned this into a KILLER piece of entertainment, a 5-phase whirlwind of fun for everyone in the room! A random spectator decides the final, and most impossible, bet of all. The routine uses my false overhand shuffle (which is quite easy but appears totally fair).
MORE ON “OIL & WATER” – Sam Schwartz’s wondrous 3-phase, 8-card O & W routine with NO SLEIGHTS! NONE! Thanks to Sam for allowing me to include this gem with minor handling changes.
MIRACLE COIN VANISH – This gets GASPS from spectators. Looks like real magic. (Note: a jacket or sportcoat is required)
JUST A BIT MORE ULTIMATE THAN JOHN MENDOZA’S “ULTIMATE TORN & RESTORED CARD” – The name says it all. In an e-mail to me, Mr. Mendoza (a close-up DEITY) said he thinks more of this method (of his trick which appeared in “The Book of John”) than any of the “piece-by-piece” restorations out there. You’re clean at the first and clean at the end. As a bonus, it’s SUPER EASY to do even though the card is SIGNED ON BOTH SIDES!
Volume One Bonus Effects:
INVISIBLE DECK FINESSE – Makes using an Invisible Deck more fun than ever (and the reset is DURING the routine).
FORKLIFT – Move silverware with your mind!
4-WAY COINCIDENCE – A reworking of a stunning prediction routine by John Murray from “Card Cavalcade 3” by Jerry Mentzer (included with Jerry’s permission). Use a borrowed, thoroughly-shuffled deck. There’s only one real “move” (which is laughably simple).