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Hal McClamma

Hal McClamma

Hal has been a big fan of astonishing close-up magic for over 4 decades. He loves the ageless classics of close-up magic … real impromptu magic; things like coins, cards and silks. Magic that is captivating and can be carried in your pocket and be pulled out at a moment's notice.

Imagine performing incredible mesmerizing close-up spur-of-the-moment magic that you can pull right from your pocket with no setup, no crazy sleight of hand, no weird moves to master. Further visualize slow, right before your eyes mind-blowing magic feats that leave your spectators speechless and wanting more all performed with magic’s classic thumb tip! Wait, what? Did you say the thumb tip? Yes, the thumb tip. Dozens of astonishing thumb tip effects; new twists on age-old classics and a few things I’m sure you’ve never thought of. Effects for beginner, intermediate and advanced magicians.

Just for a moment, imagine the advanced ultimate silk vanish with a dual rotation steal that can be performed right under a spectator’s eyes utilizing the thumb tip. Incredibly angle proof. Even most magicians miss it! (No, it’s not the Slydini back steal.)

Hal thinks this is what magic is all about. Magic should be fun, thought-provoking and should really catch people totally off guard. This type of close-up magic brands people an instant legend and can become your trademark.

Hal learned long ago that your magic should elicit an emotional response. What do I want my spectators to feel? How about this for an emotional response? Wow! That was so unbelievably cool and surprisingly different. I’ve seen that trick done a thousand times and I sure didn’t see that coming. Even seasoned magicians will say, “Thumb tip? No way!”

To Hal impromptu close-up thumb tip magic is perhaps the most fun and most exciting form of magic. It is not the easiest, but it sure is the most rewarding especially when done right and it takes the spectators breath away and they are totally speechless. Close-up thumb tip magic is REAL classic magic.

Close-up thumb tip magic is NOT the self-working mechanical magic tricks of the modern era, but awesome magic that has truly withstood the test of time.

Real magic is not fast wacky hand gestures. Real magic is where something magical happens; a vanish, production, transformation or transposition from apparently empty hands along with rolled up or short sleeves from a consummate professional. By consummate professional, someone young or seasoned who performs an effect in a planned, proactive and intentional manner. One who is controlled in their approach not sleazy or with weird, ridiculous, manipulative hand movements. You see, it’s not about speed. It is about being believed ... It’s not about speed. It is about being natural ... That’s real magic!

website: www.HalSaxonMagic.com

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Pocket Magic Show 2 by Hal McClamma

Transpositions are some of the most magical and satisfying effects for magicians and audiences. Spectators are often left dumbfounded when an item vanishes from one place and reappears elsewhere. In Volume 2, I will review what I consider to be the best tricks or effects in the main transposition category of thumb tip magic. If you can master these effects, you will learn how to perform many other related tricks or effects. These are the building blocks of effective transpositions in thumb tip magic.

A transposition is when you make an item vanish in your tip and reappear elsewhere or change...

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The Pepper In and Salt Out Magic Trick by Hal McClamma

This guide will take you step by step through the process of learning the Pepper In and Salt Out Transformation and Vanish. This trick or effect is designed for beginner to advanced magicians. You will learn moves and handling that will serve you very well in dozens of other effects. There are several twists and turns that are very uncommon and not found in the normal salt/pepper shaker routines seen in the magic universe today.

Four things make this effect very special.

  1. Spectator Involvement. The spectator pours pepper from a pepper shaker into the closed fist of the magician.
  2. The...
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Pocket Magic Show 1 by Hal McClamma

Impromptu thumb tip magic effects are by far some of the most popular and satisfying forms of magic. Impromptu effects appear to be spur of the moment and not prepared in advance. Being able to perform mini-miracles at a moment’s notice will cement your unquestionable reputation as an authentic magician. There are perhaps 150-200 core thumb tip effects that work well while performing for a small group. If you will learn to handle a thumb tip properly, you can perform these miracles right under the spectator’s nose and they will not see a thumb tip. In fact, the thumb tip is on the thumb...

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The Big 3 Beginner Thumb Tip Tricks by Hal McClamma

This guide will take you step by step through the process of learning three beautiful tricks with a thumb tip: the silk vanish, the bill change and the cut & restored string.

These 3 tricks or effects are designed for beginner magicians, but you will learn moves and handling that will serve you very well in dozens of other effects. This is a phenomenal starting point for thumb tip magic. Some nice twists like letting the magic happen in the spectator's hand.

The Silk Vanish:

A small silk is shown on both sides by a magician with short sleeves and no watch. (Cannot hide the hanky...

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The Magnetic Thumb Tip Done Right by Hal McClamma

This isn't your fathers magnetic thumb tip. Your tipistry reimagined and revolutionized. Tipistry means breathtaking thumb tip handling ability, competence, proficiency, or mastery.

This guide will show you how to dramatically improve your thumb tip ability (Tipistry) with magnets. How can something so simple and so overlooked be so amazing? One person posted on a forum many years ago and said, "Don't get a magnetic tip. You can do anything you can do with a magnetic tip with a PK Ring." (Magnetic ring). Nope. No way. Totally misguided. Absolutely untrue. Poor fellow, bless his heart. He...

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The Ultimate Angle Proof Vanish by Hal McClamma

This can be the most powerfully deceptive steal or vanish in your thumb tip arsenal. No, it is not the Slydini Back Steal or the Vernon Kick Steal.

"This is the best 10 minutes of thumb tip magic ever! Thank you so much Hal." - Kim Fitzpatrick

The Ultimate Angle Proof Vanish video is by far the number one video download I have ever offered on the thumb tip. This is an incredibly deceptive, under your nose steal or vanish for not just a silk, but anything you can possibly fit in a thumb tip. Performed slow and with no wacky hand movements or gestures or crazy sleights; I believe this is the best...

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Best Thumb Tip Modifications by Hal McClamma

This guide will take you step by step through the process of learning the thirteen absolute best DIY thumb tip modifications for magicians. These modifications will allow you to make your thumb tip a lot more sneakier. You will be able to move your handling to a whole new level.

Some of the modifications will allow you to handle liquids. Some modifications will allow you to handle granules like pepper, sand, or salt. And yes, some modifications will allow you to do both within one modified tip.

You will discover modifications that will allow you to handle the thumb tip in incredibly...

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22 Thumb Tip Handling Positions by Hal McClamma

Can we move beyond the basic silk vanish? Can we do anything more magical than the old bill change? Can you improve on the basic salt vanish? The answer is, "Yes!". It all starts with your handling of the thumb tip.

I have almost 200 very magical effects that I perform with the basic thumb tip and people never see or even suspect a thumb tip. The secret to skyrocketing your thumb tip skills is to learn how to handle the thumb tip.

Not a day goes by that I don't get asked about how to match a thumb tip color to an individual skin tone. Everyone is concerned about someone seeing it. My...

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