This is the first program in Duane Laflin's new teaching series on silk magic. The intent it is to create a college level of instruction about working with silk for magical purposes.
Although there is one complete routine explained on this program, the information is not about routines. It is specifically and exactly about how to use a silk fountain.
Learn how ...to make a fountain, how to fold a fountain, how to put a final load in a fountain, how to make an "easy release" holder for your fountain, how to hold a fountain for production, how to steal a fountain from your table, how to reduce the effect of static electricity on the silks in a fountain, and how to customize a fountain for a theme or particular style. With up-close camera work you will see how folding is done, how the release system is gripped, and how the fountain is presented to achieve maximum effect and impact. You will also learn one complete routine where, with just one 18" silk and a gimmick containing some 12" silks, you end up with a bubbling fountain of color that seems to have come from nowhere. Valuable information that is hard to find from other sources, some of it may be nearly impossible to find.
SILKEN SEQUENCES AND STEALS Here is a program that teaches you the most important secret in silk magic. This secret applies to the general performance of magic, and in particular it will help those who are interested in adding some kind of "manipulation" to their act. This DVD gives you valuable information on routining techniques for magicians, handling props and how to put together a complete act featuring silk magic and effects. More than fifteen different tricks are preformed and explained on the DVD as examples of how you can easily and effectively routine your show to make it the best it can be. Featured tricks include: Four square Blendo Sponge ball vanish Vanishing wand Silk fountain The Laflin AVC box with steal Use of Thumb tips, Hank ball, Palmo and much more ..
Learn how to use a gimmick that is so "old it is new." A palmo opens the door to many clever possibilities in silk magic. What is a palmo? A barrel shaped dye tube that will hold two eighteen inch silks at the same time. It allows you to do a double switch with large silks without switching out gimmicks. Open the door to a world of possibilities with many routine ideas using this great gimmick. Learn a routine where a red scarf turns white and then red again in the bare hands of the magician. There is plenty of funny business involved as the magician offers to "explain" how this trick is done. The "explanation" is even more baffling than the trick itself. The regular audience will love the routine. It also will fool magicians! This is a full hour of instruction. At this point in time this is the only video in existence that teaches the proper use of this gimmick. In this one hour program you will learn how to steal it away, secretly switch it from hand to hand, properly load it with silks, and use it for color change effects, appearances, vanishes. Palmo Gimmick is included with the DVD