Jon Armstrong – Vanishing Inc Masterclass Week 2(VIP)

Jon Armstrong Masterclass - Jon Armstrong - Vanishing Inc. Magic shop

For the bulk of his career, Jon Armstrong made a living as one of the most talented close-up magicians in the world. But, about a decade ago, he decided he wanted to focus more on performing stand-up magic both as a creative challenge and to open up more financial avenues. In this special, Masterclass he’s going to teach you how he made that transition. This includes both complete routines both old and new and all the tips he's picked up over the last ten years.

This three-part session includes two 90-minute lectures followed by a live Q&A on Zoom where you can ask Jon any questions you have. It's available for just $1/£1 for new subscribers of Vanishing Inc. Masterclass!

There is no better way to start 2024 than with the “Jon Armstrong Masterclass”!

Session 2 - January 14, 2023 (4pm ET | NYC Time)

Week two dives into five ways you can change how you approach your show so that you make a unique, one-of-a-kind impact on every audience.

Unite | Uno Voodoo
This fun and engaging effect about the world of high-stakes UNO cheating is the perfect effect for audiences of any age (something that cruise ship magicians always need to worry about). It’s a fully-scripted cards across routine that is as fun to perform as it is to watch.

Engage | Engagement Ideas
In this session, Jon will show you how to take some stand-up classics and make them more engaging and memorable.

Impress “ Through Line (First Time Being Published)
How can we make our shows more impressive on multiple levels? In this session, Jon will share a multi-part routine that serves as an easy structure to help turn a bunch of unique routines into a real show.

Train | Cup Ball and Shot Glass (First Time Being Published)
Teaching the audience to respond the way you want them to will make getting the reactions you desire much easier. To illustrate this concept, Jon will share an odd routine with a classic magic prop.

Respect | Paper Ball
Discover how respecting an audience’s time, intelligence, and individuality is crucial for a memorable show. Jon will share the closer he uses to get people on their feet and make them eager to see him again.

 

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Jon Armstrong – Vanishing Inc Masterclass Week 1(VIP)

Jon Armstrong Masterclass - Jon Armstrong - Vanishing Inc. Magic shop

For the bulk of his career, Jon Armstrong made a living as one of the most talented close-up magicians in the world. But, about a decade ago, he decided he wanted to focus more on performing stand-up magic both as a creative challenge and to open up more financial avenues. In this special, Masterclass he’s going to teach you how he made that transition. This includes both complete routines both old and new and all the tips he's picked up over the last ten years.

This three-part session includes two 90-minute lectures followed by a live Q&A on Zoom where you can ask Jon any questions you have. It's available for just $1/£1 for new subscribers of Vanishing Inc. Masterclass!

There is no better way to start 2024 than with the “Jon Armstrong Masterclass”!

Session 1 - January 7, 2024 (4pm ET | NYC Time)

In the first session, Jon will discuss the main concepts you need to understand if you want to stand-up magic and also improve the stand-up magic you already do.

Each section will start with a performance of a routine from Jon’s show before diving into the method for the effect, as well as a detailed exploration of the finer details that make it so successful. You don’t just get the why, but also the how—including how to make routines your own.

How to Win - Formal (Ring and Tie)
Jon’s overall thoughts about stand-up magic and his signature stand-up routine, which leaves your audience with a permanent reminder of your awesome skills for the rest of the show.

Real Show Review - Card Under Watch/Bag Stab
You’ll learn how to effectively review your shows and discover how it not only helps you improve your performances, but also sparks creativity for new routines. This section concludes with learning a complete 10-minute routine filled with tons of magical moments.

The Now - Practice Time: Chop Cup (First Time Being Published)
Jon offers some invaluable insights on how to script routines that audiences will genuinely remember. This includes a first-ever look at how he’s evolved his Chop Cup routine to heighten both the magical impact and audience interaction without following the standard guessing game plot.

Bringing Close-Up On Stage - Thought of Card to Wallet
Learning how to make your smaller close-up effects play bigger on stage is a major part of transitioning to stand-up magic. To illustrate this concept, Jon will teach you how to fill the stage with just a deck of cards, a rubber band, and a wallet.

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David Alnwick Nightmare Page(VIP)

Nightmare Page by David Alnwick and the 1914

From Edinburgh Fringe to your working set, "Nightmare Page" is a complete routine packed into a single piece of paper. This pocket-sized tool is your key to performing authentic, mind-blowing demonstrations of mind-reading both on and off stage.

"Nightmare Page" by David Alnwick is an ingenious piece of direct and memorable mentalism that was fine-tuned to perfection for his sold-out Edinburgh Fringe shows. Now, it's being brought to you by The 1914, the leader producer of mentalism for both casual and professional performances.

This one-page wonder works for up to four participants at a time, making it just as ideal for parlor and stage magic settings as it is for more intimate close up magic gatherings.

They select a word from the page. Then, without fishing for letters or asking for clues, you're able to describe their word with impeccable accuracy. That's not all though. Right when they think it's over, you hit them with an extra kicker: revealing the word they ALMOST thought of. This moment will leave them convinced you can really tap into their thoughts.

  • No fishing
  • No repeated words
  • No progressive anagrams
  • Instantly repeatable
  • Different outcomes each time

"The Nightmare Page" uses an innovative new concept called the "Alnwick Principle" that offers a variety of applications. Once you learn how it's done, your brain will start racing with potential applications. While this page is printed in English, the principle itself can be easily adapted into any language.

You get all the impact of a world-class book test in a singular page that is easily carried in your wallet or pocket. "The Nightmare Page" David Alnwick and The 1914 really is the perfect EDC for mentalists or mystery performers. Given how it can be instantly repeated with a different outcome, this is a worker's dream.

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David Jonathan – Synergy(VIP)

Create impossible predictions in real time on your phone!

From the creator of VOX comes Synergy, which takes multiple outs into the next stratosphere.

Hundreds of possible outcomes can be effortlessly predicted without ever touching the phone!

They have free choices every step of the way, yet your reveals will always be spot on and can appear in your photo gallery, as your wallpaper, within certain apps or even in Apple music!

Synergy boasts loads of routines, here are some of the highlights:

Clue: A suspect, weapon and location from a game of Clue are all freely named, and a photo taken on your phone shows the three game cards they selected!

Coin Toss: An imaginary coin is flipped four times and the wallpaper on your phone has predicted the outcome of all four flips perfectly!

Comic Clash: They are asked to visualize their favorite DC and Marvel superheroes squaring off against each other. There's a photo on your phone of a comic book with the two thought of superheroes battling each other on the cover!

Music Playlist: A list of songs are presented and they imagine hearing one playing in their mind, then arrange the others from their most to least favorite. You open Apple Music and there's a playlist of the songs that perfectly matches the order they created! Not only that, the song they have been hearing in their mind has been silently playing on mute from the start!

ESP Cards: Five ESP cards are shuffled and arranged in a row in any order facedown. You show a photo of five ESP cards taken earlier in the week on your phone and one by one, each card is turned over and it matches your photo bang on!

Playing Cards: A freely named playing cards happens to be your phone's wallpaper!

IMDB: You open the IMDB app and go to a specific movie, then place the phone facedown. They choose any film from the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time and turn the phone over to see that is the one you predicted!

Key points:

  • This is NOT a magic app
  • Can be performed without ever touching the phone
  • No NFC, RFID or voice recognition
  • No internet required for most routines
  • Starts and ends clean
  • TWO killer input methods included
  • iOS only (sorry Android users)

Synergy comes with custom printed props for certain routines, a Bluetooth selfie remote, access to 3 hours of video tutorials, all the required digital components and assets, and a PDF guide detailing how to setup your phone.

FAQ:

Q: Is this a magic app?
A: No, this is not a custom built magic app. Synergy uses native features available from Apple in iOS.

Q: How are the inputs done?
A: There are two input methods to choose from. One uses the supplied remote, which means you never have to touch the phone! The great thing about Synergy is it takes any standard Bluetooth selfie remote and transforms it into a covert multiple out input machine! If you prefer not to use the remote, the other input method only uses the phone and it is incredibly fast, motivated and extremely easy.

Q: How easy is it to perform?
A: Synergy is very easy to do. The setup, while not difficult at all, can take a little bit of time, but you get clear step by step instructions and it only needs to be done once, then you're all set!

Q: Does Synergy work with VOX?
A: Yes! You can use Synergy to input a freely named card for VOX. This means they can cut the deck as much as they like, they can name any card, they deal down and that named card is at the number Siri named without you ever touching the cards or the phone! (You must own VOX to use this feature).

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Chose Project by Dani Daortiz Vol 12(VIP)

The final lesson of the Chaos project is a Card At Number so chaotic that the only explanation for its method must be magic. In the final lesson of The Chaos Project, Dani DaOrtiz shares a wild trick that is almost an entire show all by itself. Now set up in easy-to-follow chapters of The What, The How, and The Way, learning the magic of Dani DaOrtiz is even easier than ever before.

The What
The magician secretly writes down a prediction on a piece of paper and then turns it face down. The deck is cut and shuffled by an audience member. They take the deck under the table, take a card out of the deck, and sit on them. A second spectator takes another card, remembers it, and then it is shuffled back into the deck. The magician tosses a few handfuls of cards onto the table, and then another spectator selects any of those cards, and it is not the selected card. This process is repeated and is once again unsuccessful. The prediction is read out loud, and it reads that the selected card will be located at the number of the three other card values added together. The card under the spectator’s bottom is added to the two incorrect cards for a final value. That number is counted down in the deck, and unbelievably, the selected card is found at that location.

The How
Immediately after you see a performance of the effect in Dani’s private studio, you learn the core principles of the effect so you can start practicing right away. Even with the audience shuffling, there is a fascinating and mind-bogglingly simple force of a number. Don’t sleep on this force, though. It may be simple, but it’s incredibly deceptive and will fly right by your magician friends and kill your lay audiences dead.

The Why
The best part of these videos is when Dani DaOrtiz breaks down all of the theory and construction of his effects. This is where you learn the real secrets of chaos. You’ll learn Dani’s What If theory, his pillars of focus, the imaginary pillars of theory, and how to manage your audience’s expectations. This is not just where the rubber meets the road. It’s some of Dani’s most important theories when performing chaos magic.

The Chaos project is a year-long course in learning some of the most devious and deceptive techniques and theories of one of the most influential card magicians in the world. This final lesson is the finishing school where you will learn to harness the powers of chaos for your card magic, and learn one of Dani’s best Card at Number Routines. It’s time to graduate from The Chaos Project with Dani Daortiz.

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Noetic License (Book Three in Act Series) by Mick Ayres(VIP)

Amazon | Noetic License: MENTALISM DRAMAS AND DIALOGUES (The Act-Series by Mick  Ayres) | Ayres, Mick | Magic

Noetic License provides the full details of a professional 50-minute mentalism act. In these pages, you will find everything has been fully-scripted, blocked, and choreographed into a humorous, mystifying, crowd-pleasing show.

The audience interaction is abundant and tense in the Noetic License act. The eyes reveal when someone is lying. The audience goes 'backstage' and watches as you dramatically reveal things you have never seen. A legendary tale becomes all too real in a surprising, humorous presentation. Events that are just a few moments ahead in time are accurately predicted. The guests themselves are shown how to tap into their own intuition with amazing, undeniable results.

Noetic License introduces the Ayres Shuffled System to the conjuring world. This quick to learn, quick to apply, and quick to use system turns any deck of cards into a versatile tool for both mentalists and magicians. The deck appears to be randomly shuffled, but it is not. In additional to the complete act detailed here, a bonus routine featuring the Shuffled System is also included.

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Predict Abilities (Book Two in Act Series) by Mick Ayres(VIP)

MENTAL DRAMAS AND PARLOR WONDERS IN ONE ACT!
Predict-Abilities is the second full mentalism act performed by Mick Ayres during his decades with the Walt Disney Resort on Hilton Head Island. Using common objects from around the home or office, these baffling mind miracles will stand alone to be featured in your existing show...or you can present all of them as described here in a full 35-minute performance act. "Mick's Act-Series has opened my eyes, heart, and mind to new ways of thinking about and performing magic." --Michael Wilson (England)

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Joseph B & Biagio Fasano Less is More ACAAN(VIP)

Completely Hand-off and really also a Magician's Fooler new effect!:

The title of this effect (MP4 Video Tutorial & PDF eBook) contains the acronym for "Any Card At Any Number," and in fact the new version explained here, incredibly automatic and completely hands-off, of this famous card magic and mentalism effect, is capable of surprising even many magicians (we can say this with full knowledge of the facts, having personally tested it in magic clubs) and guaranteeing a "devastating" impact on the audience.

After introducing and quickly showing a deck of cards, the magician shuffles, and cuts, then places it on the table and asks a spectator to cut it in turn into 4 piles turned alternately face-up and face-down. He explains that the values of the cards at the top of each of the four piles will get a totally random sum total, covering any number up to 52, which corresponds to the number of cards in the deck (it would suffice if they were the 4 Kings since each is assigned the value 13, 12 to the Queen and 11 to the Jacks...).

However, so that no one could think he is influencing the experiment having already been able to see the values of two of the cards, the illusionist asks the spectator to turn over each of the four stacks, so that he gets 4 totally random cards, determined by those now on top of each (two will be face-down and two face-up).

He then invites him to reassemble the two stacks on the left and the two stacks on the right, shuffling them both, and choose a card from one of them, to disperse immediately afterward in the deck that will be reassembled and cut by the spectator himself.

Then turning over the two remaining cards still face down and obtaining a number from the sum of the values of those four cards, the spectator will start counting from the top of the deck, and miraculously will thus find the chosen card exactly at that point.

Everything happens in the hands of the spectator, but the success of the effect will truly amaze even magicians!

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