Published & Unpublished Video (Meir Yedid)
- Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE
- Category: CLOSE-UP MAGIC
- Product Type: VIDEO DOWNLOAD
- Also available on DVD (see below).
Meir has appeared on countless television shows around the world with his original magic. He was the first performer to win the Society of American Magicians' Close-Up Competition more than once and was named Magician Of The Year by the Society of American Magicians Parent Assembly. In 2003 he was the Guest of Honor at the prestigious Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic (4F) Convention.
This video was originally created for the special lecture he gave at the 4F convention when he was the Guest of Honor. It features many of his startling, commercial effects, including eight that he released here for the first time. Meir also explains nearly a dozen original techniques and numerous sleights to provide all the work needed to make this material your own.
Demonstrated and explained:
►Meir Mix: A flourishy false cut sequence that Meir uses at the beginning of every close-up show while introducing himself.
►Progressive Bills: The five-bill repeat routine that Meir uses to open all his stand-up shows. It is a great handling of the classic effect with a kicker ending that is a guaranteed applauds cue. It is also completely self-contained and fits in your wallet.
►Quadruplic-Ace-Tion II: A combination of the Everywhere & Nowhere, Quick Three Way effect, and a card repeat sequence. The routine ends with a surprise appearance of a Royal Flush. Ed Marlo liked this routine.
►Rebalanced Business Card: Meir’s work on Gaetan Bloom’s Amazing Standing Card. This is a self-contained handling where borrowed business cards are made to stand on their edges.
►Lose It—Find It: A selected card is placed between two picture cards that have been sitting on the table. The selection vanishes from between the picture cards. The two face-up picture cards are then lost in the deck and when the cards are spread they are found in the middle of the deck with the freely selected card between them.
►Fadeout: This is one of Meir’s best-selling marketed effects, which appeared here before it was released as a separate item. A card is selected and lost in the deck. All the faces of the deck now turn blank… except for the selection. As a kicker ending the selection turns blank as well.
►Walk-Around Triumph: An elegant in-the-hands Triumph routine that used to fool many magicians because of its subtleties. A selected card is lost in the deck. The deck is cut in half and one of the halves is turned face up. The two halves are shuffled face-up and face-down so the deck is shown to be a complete mess. In an instant the cards are shown to all be facing the same way… except for the selection.
►Riem Rise: A super clean routine where the four nines are lost in different parts of the deck and instantly rise to the top. It uses Meir’s devious Riem Principle.
►Riem Assembly: A very clean card assembly where the four nines are placed on the table and three cards are placed on top of each. The nines instantly vanish from their individual packets and appear in the leader packet. Uses Meir’s devious Riem Principle.
►Follow The Riem: Four nines and four sixes are shown and placed in two packets. One six and one nine are placed on the table as leaders and every time they are moved around the top card of the packet they are next to follows them until all the nines and sixes are together again. Uses Meir’s devious Riem Principle.
►Slap Control: A nice control of a selected card from the middle of the deck to the top. Includes many variations and handlings and some tips on the side steal.
►No Palm (Almost) Card To Pocket: A selected card to pocket routine where the card is never palmed… in the traditional sense.
►Balls Point: A quick routine where you show a Bic pen. Explain that the reason it is called a ball point is that it has balls inside. You then produce two ball bearings from inside it and do a balls across sequence where the balls apparently travel through the pen.
►Wild Card #2001: A wild card routine using regular cards and stickers. Five tens are shown and a sticker or company logo is placed on one of them. All the other tens are then shown to also have the logo on them. As a kicker ending one of the stickers are removed and when the five cards are spread they are shown to be a Royal Flush.
►Direct Transpo: A devious two card transposition where a signed selection changes places with your signed card that is sticking out of your pocket and has been in full view the entire time.
►Cardinal Cards: Meir marketed this routine in the early 1980s and it has stood the test of time and is still considered one of the best variations of the classic Wild Card plot. Seven identical cards are shown and one of them has its face and back ripped off… leaving a blank on both sides card. That card is then used to turn all the other cards blank on both sides. This routine has twice as many surface changes as most of the other variations.
Original techniques taught within routines: Baby Bottoms, Mate Switch-Out & Simple Mate Switch-Out, Riem Principle, Shirt Pocket Switch, To-The-Table Switch, Yedid Alignment Variant, two ball steals and several unnamed techniques and subtleties.
Additional sleights taught within routines: Double Turnover, Edward Victor False Count, Flushtration Count, Hamman Count, Alex Elmsley’s Prayer Vanish, Riffle Force, Spread Half-Pass, Through The Fist Flourish, Top Change, Vernon Depth Illusion (Tilt), Vernon Strip-Out Addition, Zarrow Block Addition, and more.
A Meir Yedid Magic Product. Original release date: 2003. Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Meir Yedid’s Published & Unpublished Video
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