DE SOUZA AWARD WINNING CLOSE-UP MAGIC - VHS TAPE
DeSouza, who has won more awards at close-up magic competitions than
probably anyone, performs and teaches some of his favorite routines. The
routines on this video are right out of his act... Not just tricks, but full
performance pieces incorporating multiple phases and great story lines.
Magicash: A four phase coin
routine with an ATM cash machine and banking presentation where four coins
appear under four playing cards, they jump across — gathering under one
card, magically jump back under their original cards and for the finale
they vanish one at a time to appear in a glass which is covered by a
Morphing: A morphing and special
effects presentation is used to change a coin into a metal container used
to make soap bubbles. One of the soap bubbles is caused to solidify into
glass. The glass ball is blown into a test-tube. Salt is poured into the
tube. The tube is magically sealed and visibly twisted into a small
The Thing: A visual handling of
the classic Universal Card plot with a science-fiction presentation, which
reenacts the story of The Thing. The alien card assumes the identity of
three different selected cards and finally ends up losing its own identity
and turns blank.
Quad-Ringle Plus: A multiphase
ring and string routine where a borrowed finger ring repeatedly escapes,
seemingly penetrating the center of the rope. For the finale the ring
vanishes and appears inside a card case, which is in full view.
Curse Of The Rasta: A wild card
type of routine, based on the work of Peter Kane and Fred Kaps, with
a gambling theme. Eight fours and a queen change into eight queens and a
four... and everything is examinable.
Alice Through The Window Pane: The
classic story of Alice Through The Looking Glass is used as a presentation
with a deck of cards and a mirror. A selected card shrinks to a quarter of
its size and grows back, it then grows to twice its length and returns to
normal. It finally vanishes and appears inside the mirror. The deck is
spread and now all the cards are mirrored.
Sleights explained and demonstrated within routines:
Classic Palm, Finger Palm, Bertram Turnover, Dingle/Schneider Pick Up
Move, Retention Vanish, French Drop, Bertram Coin Slide, Spellbound
Change, Cigarette Palm, Pinch Palm, Crossing The Look, Pivot Vanish, Top
of Pocket Dodge, Riffle Force, Buckle, Thumb Break, Double Turnover, Back
Spread, Curl Palm, Hunter Bow Knot, Shuttle Pass, Hamman Count, Ascanio
Spread, Gambler’s Cop, Marlo’s Visual Retention Change, Carlyle
Turnover, Vernon/Christ/Annemann Alignment Move, and much more.
DE SOUZA PRIZE WINNING STAGE MAGIC - VHS TAPE
DeSouza, who has won more competitions with his stage acts than probably
anyone, and the first person to ever win the SAM Stage competition more than
once (1978 and 1989), performs and teaches his audience tested stage
routines which have taken him around the world. You are treated to a
performance of his manipulative act followed by a detailed explanation of
Ball and Rose Routine: A white
rose is plucked from it’s stem and turns into a white billiard ball,
which vanishes and is reproduced as a silk scarf is waved in front of it.
There are several more vanishes and reappearances, then the ball changes
color. The new red ball now becomes white then red and continues to change
several more times. As a finale the red ball becomes a red rose which
appears back on its stem.
The Linking Ring Routine: This is
the routine that DeSouza has used professionally in all of his stage,
platform and formal close-up shows. It is a beautifully choreographed
three-ring routine with a bonus four-ring sequence.
Diminishing Cash and Coins: A
performance only tribute to the late Fred Kaps. This routine incorporates
a shrinking bill sequence and jumbo coin manipulations culminating with a
jumbo coin star.
The Zombie Rose Routine: The
finale to DeSouza's act is a romantic rendition of the classic Zombie
routine. A large rose bloom is balanced on your arm, the edge of a scarf,
floats between your arms, playfully flies around the scarf and finally
Sleights, gimmicks and concepts
explained and demonstrated within routines: Rose Bud, Ball Clip, Silk
Roll, Classic Palm, Changeover Palm, Slap Vanish, Hand-To-Hand Transfer,
Toss Change, Spin Link, Crash Link, Vernon Link, and many others.
Also taught are several standard billiard ball vanishes,
color changes and productions. Dozens of tips on performing a Zombie
routine and methods of vanishing it at the end of the routine. You will
also be treated to solid advice on the performance of magic, illustrated
by real world examples.