The Incomparable Tommy Wonder filmed at the British Close-Up Magic Symposium . . . now on DVD!
Tommy Wonder was one of the world’s finest performers and magical thinkers, and this video captures some of his best close-up work when he presented his lecture at the British Close-Up Magic Symposium. Shot with two broadcast cameras. A must for any magician!
Tommy performs and then explains in detail the following effects:
Thanks to Paul Harris – Tommy’s handling of the classic Paul Harris single torn and restored card in which the fourth piece appears to restore as well!
Lighter to Matchbox – One of the most visual table-hopping intro tricks. A Bic lighter instantly changes to a box of matches!
The Shrinking Box – Two versions of the shrinking card case. Very practical construction, easy to use.
Ambitious Card Routine – A clean and effective version leading to Card to Box, in which the signed card ends up folded inside a miniature hinged box on the table.
2-Second Card Fold – A detailed exposé of Tommy’s lightning quick three-way card fold.
Squeeze – the brilliant illusion of a full deck being visibly squeezed into a tiny card box.
Deck Switch – Psychologically strong and easy to do.
Tommy also provides advice on performing close-up magic. He shares his thoughts on timing, misdirection,presentation and a whole host of other aspects of the magical art – truly fascinating!
Running Time Approximately 55min.
Date: publication 2009 – broadcast: 1991
“…Wonder is, well, wonderful and the lecture is a rare treat…left me wanting more….”
Gordon Meyer, MyLovelyAssistant 9/8/2009.