Products in the “Stage” Category
Andrew Mayne’s most popular illusion plan
At any time during your show make half your body disappear in a fraction of a second. Just as quickly as your body vanished, it returns. Perform it anytime, anywhere. There’s even a way to perform it surrounded. It’s a perfect effect for the street magician or stage illusionist and has even appeared on television.
Included are step-by-step instructions for building the apparatus and performing the effect.
Total time to build the effect: 20 minutes.
Total cost to build: $10 (or less)
ebook version / PDF format
Who needs thousands of dollars to perform incredible illusions?
The magician asks his audience this question before he picks up a beat-up cardboard box. He places it upside-down over his head and then rips open a hole in the front so his face his visible. The magician then lifts the box a foot above his shoulders; stretching his neck in an impossible manner. Next he twists his head 360 degrees and back. Finally he removes his head entirely and then puts it back.
Facelifter is an incredible (yet easy to build and perform illusion) that will leave your audience baffled. Taking advantage of cutting-edge technology,
Facelifter allows any performer to create an illusion that would have cost thousands to duplicate just a few years ago (The materials now cost under $2.)
ebook version / PDF format
Learn how to levitate on the street, in your living room or on stage.
11 different ways to perform the most incredible illusion in magic!
The Street Levitation
Floating on the Edge
Suspension of Disbelief
The Ultimate Levitation
Includes step-by-step photo instructions.
32 pages / ebook version / PDF format
Jump right into building your own illusions with the Illusion Impact PDF combo. Includes all four of the Illusion Impact illusions plus The Secret Illusion show.
Secret Illusion Show
Buy it now for just $19.95, that's almost 50% off the regular price.
5 ebooks / PDF format
The lights in the theatre darken. Strange music begins to fill the air as fog rolls on to the stage. The magician picks up a thin board. An assistant holding an eerie green work light walks on stage. The magician places the board in front of his body. The assistant walks behind the magician and raises the light. He lowers the light behind the magician and begins to push.
The green light begins to emerge from the center of the magician’s chest.
The assistant’s hand emerges holding the light. He pushes the light to one side passing through the magician’s body as if it were made of fog. The magician remains motionless.
The assistant pushes the light to other side passing through the magician’s spine.
The assistant slowly retracts the light letting it pass through the magician’s body. The magician lowers the board and reveals that his body is completely intact. The green light fades out.
Light Storm requires no special clothing or set-up, it travels flat and can be built in under an hour for around $60.
Fully illustrated / ebook version /PDF format
Magic and Mentalism Gone Mad!!! Andrew Mayne's offbeat take on mentalism.
11 mind-blowing comedy mentalism effects:
+ Perform the Psychic Spitball Catch
+ Drive a Big Wheel Blindfolded
+ Face the Whoopee Cushion of Death
+ Perform Magic with Human Organs
+ Demonstrate a magical drinking game
Andrew Mayne presents the latest effect in the Illusion Impact series. The magician stands behind an audience-examined barrier of razor-sharp barbwire. He raises a cloth in front of him with the top of the barrier still visible. Moments later he takes a step forward and lowers the cloth revealing that he has passed through the barrier unscathed.
Razorwire is a one-person illusion that can be built for under $100 and can even be made to fit inside a briefcase. Just a few tools are required and only basic carpentry skills are necessary.
Razorwire is described in a 12-page 8.5 x 11 manuscript with scaled blueprints and photographs. Step-by-step construction and performance instructions are included.
The illusion can be inspected by the audience
No assistants are required
Everything can pack into a briefcase
The entire effect can be built in just a few hours
The total cost to build is under $100
It looks really wicked!
ebook version / PDF format
Andrew Mayne presents 13 tricks, stunts and gags for the modern conjurer.
+ Produce a bowling ball in an impossible way
+ Stab a pencil through your face
Use insects to perform psychic feats
+ Learn Andrew's brand-new handling for the paperclip through arm effect that can be performed at anytime during your act with everything you need fitting in your wallet.
+ Andrew Mayne's brand-new one-man illusion: BRAIN DAMAGE a head penetration effect using umbrellas that can be made in five minutes for less than five bucks!
+ Also includes Andrew's legendary attempt at making a bed of nails from thumb tacks.
Bowling Perhaps the most popular effect of all from Shock FX, this startling production of bowling ball has since seen widespread use around the world on stage and even television. All it takes is a bowling ball, a shopping bag and a sturdy floor. It's big, loud and visual. Worth the price of the DVD alone.
Deface your face! Nothing says shock like stabbing a pencil through your face. Andrew's impromptu self-mutilation method makes a great anytime shock effect to make your audience scream.
Burned! Andrew reveals his secret technique for surviving what looks like debilitating, career impairing third-degree burns.
Brain Damage Want a cool one-man illusion that involves shoving sharp objects through your brain? Of course you do! Brain Damage is an easy to build solo illusion that packs small and plays big. So cool it's even been on television.
Spiked Andrew Mayne presents his own unique take on the classic effect of jabbing a spike through your tongue. His presentation features a few special twists including a method that even fools people who think they know how it works!
Stabbed If you've ever wanted to be able to perform the needle through arm at a moment's notice, this is the effect you've been waiting for! Even if you haven't, this is still for you! Andrew teaches his special method for the effect that's ready at any time.
Pin Head A sudden, shocking and funny illusion where you appear to pop your head with a sharp needle.
Geek Trick! Just one look at that face tells you how much fun you can have a with a rubber chicken. So much fun it's a crime in some states.
The Bed of Thumb Tacks You've heard the stories. Now see it for yourself. Andrew's not-so-brilliant idea presented for your own sadistic enjoyment.
Lunch for Cthulhu Sit down for a meal of thumb tacks, razors, lit candles and more! Gross out your audience
50 minutes / video download / Quicktime format
The latest effect from Illusion Impact is a dramatic appearance that can be built in one afternoon for under $60. The Specter Cabinet packs down small enough that you can carry it in a duffle bag.
A single light within an open frame illuminates a darkened stage. The magician’s assistant lowers the cloth sides to the frame. A shadow begins to form. Slowly it takes shape. The magician’s silhouette can now be seen from inside the box. He rips away the front cover and makes his entrance.
Please note that performaning this illusion requires an auditorium where you have control of the lighting.
ebook version / PDF 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 his revolutionary design for the Sword Basket illusion: Compact, lightweight and easy to build.
This digital download includes:
+ PDF booklet with precise measurements
+ Printer-friendly blueprints
+ Instructions on how to build Andrew's large stage swords
+ 14-minute video explaining how to assemble and perform one of the world's most popular illusions.
Total cost to build is under $50.
16-page PDF booklet / Printer-friendly diagrams in PDF form / 14-minute video in MP4 format
Andrew Mayne presents seven incredible, easy-to-build, inexpensive stage illusions for the beginner and the pro.
Make motorcycles appear, move through human beings, build a Shadow Box illusion for under $50 and more!
Based upon his experience performing around the world in resorts, showrooms and cruise ships, Andrew Mayne presents practical illusions that can be put together very quickly for very little money.
Minimoto – Make a mini-motorcycle appear in a fraction of a second
5th Dimension – Walk through a volunteer from the audience
Banished – Vanish a nuisance helper instantly
Transformer – Change places in the blink of an eye
The Wall – Move through a solid object like a brick wall
Shadows – Build a pack-flat shadow box for under $50
Enlarger – Make objects grow to several times their size
+ 7 illusions
+ Video running time 65 minutes
+ Shot in widescreen 16:9 format
Available now as an instant download
960MB .m4v format
Andrew Mayne, creator of Illusion EFX and Gut Buster, presents a video dedicated to the art of levitation.
Including five levitations for the stage and street; Andrew teaches practical methods for defying gravity that will leave your audiences spellbound. The levitations featured on the video include:
[Levitator] Stand on a chair and float several feet off the floor, to the side and then glide gently to the ground. Based on the original Pocket Levitator and Sooper Looy by Looy Simonoff and Paul Harris (with permission).
[UP] A baffling effect where you float up to a chair and back down making the audience wonder if you levitated or slowed down time. Makes a great emcee bit.
[Flight] Put on a cape and float in the air like a superhero.
[The Anti-Gravity Machine] An impromptu effect using a sheet of newspaper you can perform at a party to convince your friends you know an arcane science secret that allows you to defy gravity.
[Ultimate Levitation] An easy to build stage illusion that allows you to openly levitate without any cover.
In this video Andrew shows his favorite methods for levitating in a variety of situations from the street to the stage and everywhere in between.
Video running time 43 minutes
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.
4 umbrellas, one bag and a thick skull.
Place a paper bag over your head and the fun begins. First you jab an umbrella straight into your right ear and out the other side. Next you do the same with your left ear. Then you jab an umbrella straight up your nose and out the back of your head. Finally you impale your head like a skewer. Oddly enough, still alive, you remove the umbrellas one by one and show yourself unharmed.
Can be made in under 20 minutes for under $20.
Video running time 20 minutes.
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.
Download the 16-page PDF right now
Andrew Mayne presents a practical, radical twist on a classic illusion. It’s both a great starter illusion and useful part of a professional repertoire.
The magician offers his audience a demonstration in the latest high-tech pseudoscientific technology: The Voodoo Box. Guaranteed to ward off bad luck and ill omens! His assistant steps inside and the box is closed shut. The magician unveils twenty-one umbrellas that have all been opened indoors. He proceeds to shove the umbrellas through all the sides of the box at various angles. All twenty-one umbrellas are shoved into the box, yet no screams are heard from within. The magician removes the umbrellas (and opens a few to show that they are real). The box is opened and his assistant steps out unharmed!
Is it a feat of teleportation? Is the assistant a contortionist? Are sinister forces at work? Find out for yourself!
Designed to be built in under 30 minutes for less than 30 bucks, the Voodoo Box is a full scale stage illusion that packs flat and travels easily. The effect can be performed surrounded and everything can be inspected afterwards.
[PDF instant download]
“I’ve been performing a newspaper tear for years. It used to be my stand-up opener but is only brought out on occasions when I need it. The tear, based on a popular method, has served me well, but I may well be tossing it to employ Andrew Mayne’s excellent ‘Tear Down.’”
Fives stars – Wayne Kawamoto Magic.About.Com
Andrew Mayne presents a radical twist on the classic newspaper tear (based on Jim Steinmeyer’s Incessant Newspaper) – a completely impromptu and inspectable newspaper tear!
A spectator is asked to sign a totally unprepared newspaper right off the newsstand. The magician then takes the paper and rips it to shreds. He crumples the pieces together and then visually restores the newspaper!
The restored newspaper, complete with signature, is handed back to the spectator to inspect and keep as a souvenir.
• Totally impromptu – no preparation
• Totally inspectable before and after the effect
• No switches, no duplicate newspapers
• Tear Down can be performed with full-sized newspapers, tabloid and even magazines!
Tear Down is one of the most practical and visual newspaper tear you’ll ever learn. Once you learn it, you’ll be able to perform it anytime, anywhere. Zero-preparation, no gimmicks, no duplicates. Just pick up a newspaper and do it!
Running time 33 minutes / widescreen / QuickTime format