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The Color Change Book $40

 

This is the best compilation of Color Changes to date. I know this because I've been collecting color changes for the last ten years myself. I applaud his research and thoroughness. It is well organized and coherent." - Jon Racherbaumer

"Crispin Sartwell has produced a well-written treatment of color changes that is the first of its kind. An important contribution to the art of magic and a must-have resource for every card handler." - Jerry Cestkowski (The Flourishman)

"As a professional magician for 36 years, I have been constantly told that my simply done but highly effective color change done at the outset of the one stage card routine I do is perhaps ’the best thing I do.’ Robert-Houdin wrote in the 1800’s that ‘the observer likes nothing more than to see the cards neatly changed from one to another’ and I can confirm this maxim as absolutely true. It is easy to do, looks like REAL magic, and is highly visual. To me, this is the crux of the magician’s art. This is a great book to understand this most important gem in the conjuror’s arsenal. Well done. Well produced and well written." - Ben Robinson

Jon said it best, there is nothing like it that has been published before. It is an intelligent and thoughtful compilation of color changes published with more than 300 clear color photos including a bibliography and an alphabetical list of more than 80 moves for easy lookup. No matter if you are a beginner in sleight-of-hand or an advanced master, you will find beautiful color changes to add to your repertoire. Crispin Sartwell introduces a convenient categorization and ranks each color change in terms of beauty and difficulty on a scale of 1-10.

What exactly is a color change? Here from Crispin's introduction:

The primary use of the term "color change" in the literature is to pick out an apparently instantaneous and visible transformation, whereas a switch involves a delay between a display of the initial card and the display of the card that is switched in....A color change is a switch in which the cards are noted by the spectator before and after the switch, and that is intended to convey an effect of instantaneous visible transformation. A color change is an act in which a card is, in appearance, transformed in a twinkling into another card.
This book is not an exhaustive encyclopedia of the change, but it is the most complete and most authoritative such effort to-date. A color change can be performed stand alone as ice-breaker, quicky, attention getter, or opening effect. It can also be strung into an entire routine by itself. Crispin provides two such routines at the end of his book. A color change does not require patter - is visible magic at its best.

1st edition 2011; 168 color pages

 

Basic Cups and Balls Technique - Ron Bauer $10

 

This short but sneaky version of the Cups and Balls is a good way to get acquainted with the essential handling and presenting of this classic of magic.

Although the following is designed as an introduction to Cups and Balls for the student of magic, it is a complete and audience tested performance piece as well. Ron Bauer has used this act since the very beginning of his magic career, and it is as amusing to the public now as it was back then. You can use it sitting or standing. With the main version of the trick, you never go to your pockets. And, that's just one of the reasons the angles used are so safe.

Although this technique takes more than a dozen pages to explain, this entire presentation runs fewer than two minutes. It's slick and quick. You'll have a lot of fun performing it.   And, your audiences will, too.

Cups and Balls Principles Covered:

bulletSecretly Substituting a Duplicate
bulletKeeping a ball hidden in a cup as you place it mouth down onto the table
bulletApplying a rhythmic pattern for style
bulletOccupying the holdout hand to avoid suspicion
bulletSurreptitiously making the final load (Innovative Approach)

 

Dice Stacking - Todd Strong $12

  

The easiest way to learn to stack dice.  If you want to learn, this is the best book on the subject.  Step by step on all the classic moves including the decapitation. Also see his DVD.

 

Don Alan's Chop Cup trick booklet by Ron Bauer $15

  

This is a comprehensive depiction of Don Alan's theories, handling, and presentation of the Chop Cup. It's his way of doing it, not merely a replication of a single performance. THE REAL WORK on how Don loaded, got the laughs and set up for doing his classic routine. This is the first time all the subtle work has been published.  The 28 pages, with fabulous photos and drawings of "The Complete Don Alan Chop Cup" is all you could ask for and MORE.
 

For The Entertainer II now PDF and Bonus Material on DVD $30

revised and expanded edition for 2010 USA and UK  tour

  

Newly revised lecture notes with more graphics and photos and almost 90 minutes recorded of in depth explanations on DVD so these notes are stand alone, not just lecture notes. The lecture has been received worldwide.  Included is Craig's Ultimate Card control, which has fooled some of the best, and is easy to master.  The real work on the card rise with Craig's horizontal tabled addition that has to be seen , and finally an easy way to tie the loops, with illustrations you can understand. The memorized deck for the forgetful, any card called for .  New section on PK effects, including a spinning knife that defies the methodology.  Some ground breaking work with Corner Shorts, and a killer version of the Rising Cards including how to tie the loops. All this and more.

 

 

Ron Bauer Teach In Series

If you want to be a better performer, read this.

Ron Bauer has created something everyone who is serious about magic and performance needs to study and own.  This is truly the 21 Century Tarbell Course in Magic and Performance. Each unit is a complete treatise on effect, performance and staging.  Reading them all will only make you a better performer.  Fully illustrated in color.  A wonderful series you should not pass up. Some great effects to add to your arsenal, but even more importantly, skills and tips you should not pass up.

 

 

 

OOS

Gadabout Coins Revisited by Ron Bauer

Sudden Death Gypsy Curse  

 

Sudden Death Gypsy Curse by Ron Bauer

Tony Chaudhuri's, Feminine Side  

 

Feminine Side by Ron Bauer

Butch, Ringo, & The Sheep  

 

OOS

Butch, Ringo and The Sheep by Ron Bauer

Hornswoggled Again!  

 

Horn Swoggled Again by Ron Bauer

Owed to Poker Dan  

 

Owed to Poker Dan by Ron Bauer

 

 

Dixie by Ron Bauer

The Cursed Ring  

 

The Cursed Ring by Ron Bauer

Fair and Sloppy  

 

Fair and Sloppy by Ron Bauer

Charlies Miller's Left Handed Hank  

 

OOS

Left Handed Deck by Ron Bauer

The Mechanical Deck  

 

OOS

Mechanical Deck by Ron Bauer

Paul Chosse's Bar Bill Stunt  

 

Bar Bill Stunt by Ron Bauer

Senator Crandall's Cut-Up Card Trick  

 

Cut Up Card Trick by Ron Bauer

Four Squares and a Knot  

 

Four Squares and A Knot by Ron Bauer

 

 

OOS

Siamese Goose Egg Bag by Ron Bauer

Ed Marlo'sTime Machine  

 

Time Machine by Ron Bauer

 

 

Second Finger Top Deal by Ron Bauer

Xerox Money  

 

Xerox Money by Ron Bauer

 

 

Think of a Card by Ron Bauer

That's the Spirit  

 

That's The Spirit by Ron Bauer

Brother Hamman's Final(ly) Aces  

 

Finally Aces by Ron Bauer

Jim Bergstrom's Hat Trick  

 

Hat Trick by Ron Bauer

Bob Longe's Worn Out Deck  

 

Worn Out Deck by Ron Bauer

Don Alan's Sneaky Nudist Rides Again  

 

 

Sneaky Nudist Rides Again by Ron Bauer