Darwin Ortiz is a rare combination of technician, creator, thinker, and performer. Darwin's sleight-of-hand skills, combined with his knowledge of gambling scams, have led to his consulting for gambling casinos in a dozen countries. His books on card magic are considered modern classics as are Strong Magic and Designing Miracles, his two best-selling books on magic theory. As a performer, Darwin has worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities throughout the country, in addition to both the Bush and Obama inaugurals. He has also appeared on numerous television shows and even on stage in a two-man show with David Roth.
In this landmark video series, Darwin performs the most stunning effects from his legendary repertoire - all newly shot in stunning digital clarity - for a very enthusiastic audience. You'll first see Darwin perform a complete show (a lesson in itself on how to routine card magic to create an immersive and entertaining experience!) Then, after the show is over and the audience has gone home, Darwin teaches his diabolical methods in meticulous detail so that you can add these amazing effects to your own repertoire. What's more, you'll also be treated to some of Darwin's theories on magic and its performance - sage words from one of its most thoughtful practitioners.
Darwin Ortiz had a very simple goal with this video set, one you'll most certainly agree that he's achieved - nothing but the best!
Beyond Collecting - Most versions of this plot are marred by overhandling. In this direct version, the Aces simply materialize. A moment later, the selections materialize between them.
Passing Through - Marlo's Push-Through Failure is taken to new heights to produce a novel demonstration of impossible skill.
Hard Target - The traditional sandwich plot is transformed into a display of uncanny skill. Two selected cards are located under the most impossible conditions.
New Hitchcock Aces - You'll never find a stronger impromptu Ace assembly-as entertaining as it is amazing.
The Marker - This is considered by many to be the best presentation ever devised for the Torn and Restored Card. It's meaningful, motivated, and memorable.
Darwin's Wild Card - This classic effect has never looked more magical. Visual magic at its best.
Supercharged Nine-Card Location - More than just a collection of great revelations, this version contains a groundbreaking idea that makes the whole effect far stronger.
Theory- One of magic's greatest thinkers offers his insights on three of the most important subjects in magic: Conviction and Conditions, Causality, and The Critical Interval.
Fingers of Fury volume1 (Weapons Of Choice)
by Alan Rorrison
On DVD for the very first time, one of magic’s newest and brightest talents, Alan Rorrison, unleashes the very best material from his working repertoire. These are the effects that have gained Alan a reputation as a magician who, time after time succeeds in combining fresh, original plots with unique, off the wall methods.
Volume One – Weapons Of Choice.
Watch as Alan breaks and then restores a borrowed key! Slices a chosen card deep into his arm! Causes a marked coin to penetrate into his cell phone! Repeatedly pushes a coin through an ordinary shot glass! Moves the head of stickman drawn on his business card! All this and more awaits you on this fantastic DVD. Climb aboard and buckle up as we delve deep into the mind of one magic’s hottest new names in FINGERS OF FURY volume1 - WEAPONS OF CHOICE!
Deep Impression – A selected card slices into your arm like a knife into butter. Owwww!
3 Shot Slammer – A 3 phase coin through glass routine (and the third phase is a DOOZY!)
Broken Home – Borrow a bunch of keys and then BREAK (and restore!) one of the keys!
Evolution – watch as the head of a stickman drawn on your business card impossibly moves across the paper.
Hells Bend – You bet your hapless spectator that you can bend a coin by blowing on it. And that’s just what you do!
Lightless Lights – After showing your hands clearly empty you proceed to pluck flickering lights from the ether.
Relentless – A spectator’s coin visibly penetrates the screen of your mobile phone.
Running Time Approximately 2hr 17min
Death By Cards
Watch as Alan magically links and unlinks rings torn from a playing card! Causes the deck to eerily cut itself right to a selection! Discovers a selected card between two Jokers that have been in full view throughout! All this and more awaits you on this fantastic DVD. Climb aboard and buckle up as we delve deep into the mind of one magic’s hottest new names in FINGERS OF FURY volume2 - DEATH BY CARDS
242 – a selected card leaps about the deck, turning face up and changing into other cards.
JoKing – a signed card is repeatedly captured between the two red kings. Finally it escapes, only to appear between the two black kings who have been on the table in full view the entire time!
Linker – An impromptu linking rings using just one playing card.
Whiteside & Penman – Two torn halves of two different cards are magically fused into one extremely bizzare card!
PolterDeck – A selected card becomes exiled from the deck. It leaps to the top, reveals itself mysteriously from the centre and finally shoots from the pack.
No Way – A packet of four jokers turn face down one by one. But when they are turned face up, they have changed into the four aces. And all with NO GAFFS!
Running Time Approximately 2hr 24min