(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★
Two astounding programs jam-packed onto one 150 minute DVD. This is some of the best of Michael Close. Michael is an extraordinary magician, very thoughtful and meticulous. His Workers Series is legendary. He has recently become editor in chief of MUM the organ of the Society of American Magicians.
Workers: Michael Close is truly a magician's magician. But he does his best work for laymen. His reputation is unsurpassed for entertaining and fooling lay audiences with mind-blowing magic. All of these effects are audience-tested over thousands of performances. It contains the following routines:
The Power of Palming:
- The Origami Bunny
- The Ring and Shoelace
- El Cheapo Magic Club
- Dr. Strangetrick
- Dancers at the End of Time
- The Frog Prince
Perhaps the single most important sleight in a cardman's arsenal, here is a treatise on the art and craft of palming playing cards, from the basics through advanced techniques. Michael teaches you how to master palming in far less time than you ever imagined. On this incredible DVD you will learn:
- The proper grip
- Swing points
- Card transfers
- Avoiding "Framing"
- Pivot Point Principle
- Erdnase Bottom Palm
- Diagonal Palm
- Peek Steal
- Vernon's Topping the deck
- Marlo's Turnover Palm
In addition you will witness hilarious performances of two of Michael's strongest showstoppers: "The Card, the Forehead & the Salt Shaker" and "Butte Ox? Two Butte Ox!"
Reviewed by Skott Hughes
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 01 December, 2011
This is a real nice 2 on 1 dvd from former Magic Magazine product and trick reviewer Michael Close. This is as he say's in the Workers dvd time tested effects that will leave them scratching their heads. Of great note is the Dancers at the end of Time and the Origami Frog Prince is worth the price alone.
Then there is the Power of Palming portion as a Bonus. Very in depth look at well The Power of Palming. All in all a very nice but dated (shot in the early 90's) dvd.
I still will give it 4/5 stars and worth checking it out.