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 exposÃ© 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