Asi Wind and Vanishing Inc. present one of the most comprehensive explorations ever written about a topic that is far too often overlooked by magicians and mentalists.
One of the most widely-respected magicians and thinkers in the industry, Asi Wind offers an in-depth look at the art of pre-show with Before We Begin. He shows you how, when performed correctly, pre-show can be one of the most powerful tools a magician or mentalist can possess. It's one of the easiest ways to transform a simple routine into a showstopping miracle.
With so few resources previously available, pre-show techniques have long been misunderstood. Many performers either use pre-show incorrectly, are intimidated by it or just don't see the inherent value (particularly magicians who wrongly assume that only mentalists can use pre-show). Before We Begin will help you overcome all these pitfalls.
This stunning hardcover book teaches you everything you need to know about pre-show. As with all books from Vanishing Inc, the quality of the book and teaching is unparalleled. Asi explores pre-show from all different angles such as: