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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
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
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
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
“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
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.
“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