Autographed by Michael Ammar
"The effects in which an inanimate object moves without any visible cause are perhaps the most magical and effective in all magic." - Al Baker
Let The Master of the Easy To Master Video Series Unlock the Mysteries of Close-Up Animations and Levitations with this Brand-New 3 Volume Set on DVD and VHS
There is more powerful potential in just a few feet of invisible thread than almost anything else in magic. This is magic that becomes the stuff of legends. No matter what type of magic you perform, from the purest sleight of hand to the largest grand illusions, this is the type of magic that creates conversations and reputations. People vividly remember the moment they saw something levitated and animated just inches away from their eyes. Continuing in the Easy to Master tradition, this new set of videos is organized in a very structured fashion, taking the viewer from simple animations with short lengths of thread that can be easily set up and managed through intermediate effects that are a bit more involved and finally ending up with elaborate effects that are truly mind-bending. Each video in this series also contains valuable supporting information on lighting, concealment, and theory that will stimulate your thinking well beyond the featured magic.
Our journey begins with one of the newest, most fascinating genres in all of magic—the incredible invisible elastic thread created by DuPont and patented in 1959. You’ll discover what it is, where to find it, and the amazing things you can do with it, including Finn Jon’s killer application—the invisible elastic loops. You’ll create truly astonishing animations and levitations almost anytime, anyplace using this and other applications featured on this video for the first time.
Following this we look at the close-up animating ability of visible, but hidden threads. This section contains the most practical, commercial method for performing Stefan Schutzer’s Self-Folding Bill ever revealed.
Then after learning the best of the classic magic for the stand-up performer using the Traditional Reel, including an amazing, visual penetration of the mike stand, James George joins Michael for an overview of one of the most compelling inventions of the last 50 years—The Invisible Thread Reel. You’ll see a complete comparison of the wide range of I.T.R. gimmicks, featuring full screen close-ups of exactly how to work with and reload this powerful gimmick.
This is the real work on storing, transporting and accessing the invisible threads you’ll use for any type of effect. The majority of this information is being revealed here for the first time in any format, and represents ideal solutions for almost any close-up, stand-up, corporate, bar or restaurant performer.
You’ll also find sources for invisible thread well worth the price of the video to anyone seriously interested in performing magic with thread. You’ll see what types of thread are strongest, ranked in order of strength according to similar dimensions, and how to separate and secure individual strands of the finest invisible thread.
Some of the information featured here has previously been sold individually for large sums of money. You’ll learn the exact method Ammar used to perform the Floating Bill on The Tonight Show, as well as the Steve Fearson Hookup, which creates what some of our greatest minds have called the most amazing magic they’ve ever seen!
The Super String Theory
Section One - Thread Strength According to Similar Diameters
Section Two - Securing the Ends, Separating Individual Strands
Section Three –Storing and Transporting
Simple Playing Card
Finn Jon System
John Kennedy’s Z-Webs & Mini-Z-Webs
The Pin & Straw System
Sticky Mat Solution
John Haar’s Deck Gimmick
Clear Plastic Sticks
Wine Bottle Hookups—Corks, Ribbons, Clear Tubes
Section Four – The Horizontal Two-Point Hookup Explanation
The Floating Bill
The Super String Theory
Section Five –The Steve Fearson Hookup
The Floating Lifesaver
James George’s Floating Spinning Ball