Products in the “Close-up” Category
Unleash the mutant within! Cool tricks and effects using only your body! Andrew Mayne presents a collection of tricks, effects and stunts using only your body:
Suspend your body vertically from a pole in mid-air
Shrink yourself as you walk down a hallway
Vanish your head
Remove your fingers
Twist your neck in an impossible way
Also included is Footloose - make one leg pass through the other.
Never be caught unprepared!
40 pages / ebook edition / PDF format
The magician borrows two playing cards, he rips out their centers and magically makes them link before the spectator’s eyes.
The cards are separated and spectators are allowed to examine the cards in the middle of the effect.
The magician causes the cards to link again. Finally the cards are separated and given to the spectators.
+ The cards can be borrowed
+ No advanced preparation is required
+ No extra gimmicks
+ The cards can be handed out for examination
20 minutes / MP4 format
Convince your friends and audiences that you can instantly memorize a shuffled deck of cards!
This easy to perform magic trick doesn't require any special memorization. Uses any deck of cards.
Andrew Mayne presents five eye-popping, mind-blowing effects that will have your audiences on the edge of their seats and ducking for cover. All are easy to learn and perform. Andrew shares some of his personal secrets for the first time.
POP FIST Create an explosive opening using your bare hands
A simple effect that's ready to go whenever you need to make a big impression and create your own close-up pyrotechnic display. POP FIST is a great little opener that produces a shower of confetti from your empty hands.
DRAWN FROM THE LIGHT Draw a light bulb and make it come to life
A light bulb is drawn on a sketch pad. With a wave it comes to life and lights up. You then pull the lit bulb from the pad into reality. Pop Fist is A great opener for a close-up or a platform show that's super-visual. it literally looks like a special effect.
DEATH FINGER Stab a marked card in mid-air with your finger
A spectator selects a card and marks it. The card is then lost in the deck. You spring the cards into the air and stab their card with your bare finger. You can do this at any time and even use a borrowed deck. It's an awesome display of magic skill and Ninja prowess.
FINGER SAW Perform an impromptu finger amputation with playing cards
Got a couple Jokers left in the pack? Use them to perform a gruesome close-up illusion that recreates the classic sawing a lady in half. This is a fun impromptu card illusion that you can do at any time. You'll get a lot of laughs if your volunteer is extra squeamish.
STAB'D Deadly impromptu mentalism using a sharpened pencil
Andrew's impromptu version of the infamous mentalism effect that's scarred many performers. A sharpened pencil is mixed up in one of three envelopes. A spectator is given a total free choice to decide which ones are empty (no magician's choice!). You stab the first selection into your chest and are unharmed. You slam the spectator's hand into the second and they're unscathed. You then rip open the last envelope to reveal the deadly pencil.
26 minutes / MP4 format
“Twisted adds a whole new dimension to the bill change. Now it’s visual! You create an impossible object and then fix it right before their eyes. And the ability to do it with a signed bill fooled me!”
- Joshua Jay
A borrowed bill is signed on both ends by a spectator and then ripped in half. The magician attempts to put it back together but accidentally restores the bill in a mis-made twisted state with half the bill facing the wrong way! The signatures are plainly visible on either side! He finally restores the bill back to its original condition.
Twisted allows you to perform both a torn and restored and a mis-made bill effect using a borrowed bill that can be signed by a spectator. It’s easy to master and can be performed anytime anywhere.
*Special Bonus: The Remixed Bill – Learn Andrew’s quick and easy mis-made bill effect where you give away a twisted bill!
Featuring clear step-by-step instructions including performer point of view angles.
26 minutes / Widescreen / MP4 format
“I could go on and on about this one, about how clean it is and how beautiful it looks, but I’ll just sum it up this way: if Mayne charged three times as much for this, it would still be worth the price. At the low cost, this is a bargain.”
Andrew Mayne presents an incredible visual close-up illusion that can be performed anytime using two borrowed bills.
Ghostbills is a stunning effect that will leave your audience floored. It’s perfect for close-up, tableside and parlor performances. This 24 minute DVD shows you step-by-step how to perform the effect. You’ll quickly have the effect mastered and soon be stunning your own audiences.
The magician borrows two bills from a spectator. The bills are folded, and one bill is placed inside of the other. The bills are then caused to visually pass through one another.
One bill is placed on top of the other bill. The bill on the bottom jumps to the middle of the folded bill on top.
The spectator holds on to the ends of a folded bill, with the other bill cradled inside. The magician pulls the bill through the spectator’s bill, just inches in front of their eyes.
+ The bills are borrowed
+ Use any denomination of bills
+ The effect can be performed surrounded
+ You end totally clean - with no gimmicks to hide
+ Everything can be inspected
A borrowed bill becomes a close-up illusion...
Borrow a bill from a spectator and instantly and openly transform it into an origami butterfly. You place it on your shoulder and then snatch several more from thin air producing a swarm of butterflies!
The spectator gets to keep their butterfly and everything can be inspected.
The Butterfly Effect is a magical transformation and production routine that can be done up close or on stage. Use it as a killer opener or a unforgettable closer.
This visual close-up illusion and variations are taught in a detailed 25-minute instructional video. You’ll learn how to use the effect as quick attention-getter, a full routine and even as an interactive stage effect.
What is the Third Eye?
The Third Eye is an impromptu system for revealing a thought of image. It uses no gimmicks or prepared props. The only thing you’ll need is a magazine. There’s no preparation beforehand.
Where can I use it?
Anywhere. It works close-up one-on-one and it works on stage. It can even be performed over the phone.
Does it involve pre-show work?
No. Everything happens in the performance. However, it’s a great pre-show way to have an image already selected.
Is it difficult to do?
Several methods are shown. All are straightforward.
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