Lifetime of Magic Andrus- #2, DVD
Volume two of this series features many of the card routines and sleights, which gave Jerry Andrus his reputation of being one of the most creative card magicians of the twentieth century. The routines, techniques and strategies taught will change the way you approach card magic. The only non-card routine included is the famed Accupressure.
Effects Performed and Explained:
Accupressure: A large steel ball appears in the palm of our hand after showing both hands empty.
Whispering Aces: A multi-phase routine where four signed aces are lost in the deck but keep coming back to the top. The final two phases have the aces change place with four indifferent cards on the table and finally vanish to appear in your pocket.
To Any Small Number: A signed selection is lost in the deck. The spectator names a number between one and five. When they count to that number they find their selection.
Slop Triumph: A unique two phase routine where cards are shuffled face-up and face-down. When the deck is spread the cards are all facing the same way. The first phase incorporates a selection.
Tracker Jacks: Two jacks are placed face up and a signed selection is placed face down in different parts of the deck. When the deck is spread the selection is found sandwiched between the two jacks.
Any Card, Any Number: A signed selection appears at a freely thought of position in the deck.
Similarities: A multi-phase routine where you divine the names of selected cards with the final kicker having an indifferent card change into the selection.
Bowed Deck Display (performance only): A wild looking flourish with a warped deck of cards.
Sleights taught: Panoramic Shift, The Canceled Count, Sidewinder Shift (with many variations), Sleeving From The Deck, Snap Sleeving, De-Sleevery, Vani-Verse Move, The Ginza Shift, Short Wave Pass, Slop Shufle, Table Reverse, Sneak Peek and many unnamed original sleights, subtleties and techniques.
Features: "Tri-Zonal Space Warper" and "Spook Blocks" optical illusions and two interviews hosted by Richard Kaufman where they discuss what constitutes magic and how to invent magic. Original release date: DVD: July 2004, VHS: January, 2001. Running time: Approximately 65 minutes.