Making Magic DVD - Martin Lewis
Each Martin Lewis DVD features six strong, audience tested, stand up effects plucked from his own Cabaret act. Martin shows you, in a step-by-step hands on guide, how to make the "props" on your kitchen table quickly and easily with only basic tools and materials and needing no special skills. Then, in live performance, see how the apparatus is used to really make magic.
Volume One Routines:
Volume Two Routines:
- Big Switch - A great MC bit. Attempting to right a wrong the peformer shows the audience how to switch a card. Literally!
- Snacks Alive! - Martin's take on the classic vanishing bottle. The delayed climax provides a pleasing ending without insulting the audiences intelligence. Perfect for both children and adults.
- Come-Back Card - A very visual card effect for the platform. A card keeps jumping to the face of a pack, which is out of the performers hands. Created by Martin's father Eric Lewis.
- Technicolor Prediction - A prediction effect with built in comedy that leads up to a suprising finale. Easy to customize for different audiences. Each time the outcome is different.
- Ripstix - The classic Chinese Sticks never had much of a finish until now. This one leaves the audience really baffled.
- Cardiographic - Yes you can make one, it's easier than you think! For the first time on videotape Martin reveals all of the details and subtle touches that brings his sketchpad card rise effect into the miracle class.
- Two Color Torn Tissue -In this version of the classic "Torn and Restored Napkin" two different colored papers are used to explain how it works? But the audience is still no wiser.
- Comedy Card Stab - At the end it seems like the magician stabs the wrong card, but instead ends up with a visual knockout!
- Crystal Gazing - A spectator slowly names the card that the audience is thinking of by gazing into a crystal ball. Martin's method is as amazing as the effect.
- Halve-It - The "Three and a Half of Clubs" is taken from being a close up gag to a brilliant stand-up routine. Along the way Martin shows a great way make giant cards.
- Handscan - Show the front and back of your hand slowly and produce a fan of cards. Absolutely no manipulation required.
- Card in a Bottle - The title tells all. Martin's presentation of an effect created by Harbin. This is a real fooler, and a closer in anyone's book. Worth it for the card vanish alone