Pavel is mostly known for his stand-up creations. On this tape he reveals, for the first time, some of his favorite close-up effects. Thse tricks can be characterized by saying that they are decptive and easy to do. Most of the routines require very little sleight of hand and will be suitable for any skill level of performer. Everyone will find something they will want to use.
The following are the effects you will find:
SPOTTED CARD CLIMAX - Two cards are freely chosen and vanish. After many unproductive attempts to find the vanished cards, the performer gives up and performs a trick with paddles. Dots appear, multiply and jump from one paddle onto another and finally disappear. The spectator is asked to name his previously chosen card (which has mysteriously returned to the deck). The dots from the paddle are found to be attached to the back of this card. But wait, as the performer turns around the second chosen card is seen to be pinned to his back.
IMPOSIBLE RISING CARD - A spectator picks a card (free choice), signs the face of the card with a marker, returns the card the deck and places the cards into the card case. The performer takes the marker and waves it above the card case. The signed card then magically rises out of the card case.
SIGHT AT FINGERTIPS - A clear box full of pins with different colored heads is thoroughly shaken. The magician places the box behind his back and as each spectator calls out a color the corresponding pin with that color head is produced. Then the pins are dropped into an opaque bag and the magician infallibly pulls out the colors as named. The similar effects use two different methods.
THE ULTIMATE LAST CARD - A card is selected and returned to the deck. The cards are then dealt face down into six seperate piles in a row. A regular die is cast at random. The number thrown is the number of the pile that is kept and the others eliminated. The die is thrown again to determine which card is selected from the ones remaining. The last card happens to be the selected card.
INDISPENSIBLE MATCH-HEADS - The theme may look familiar, but the props and the routine are different. The effedt is that a tiny match head is placed into a colsed fist while another match head is pocketed. When the fist is opened, both match heads unexpectedly vanish from the hand. This little trick using impromptu props can be performed anywhere at anytime.
CHAMELEON KNOTS IN SHOELACE - A two-tone shoelace, half white and half red, is displayed. A knot is tied in each half. By passing the fingers along the shoelace, the knots change colors. Now the knot in the white half is red and the knot in the red half is white. Another stroke of the lace and everything is restored. The knots are then untied and the shoelace is handed out for inspection.
RING TRANSPOSITION - Three red and tree blue rings (shown both sides) travel successfully from one hand into the other. First two rings, then four rings and finally all six rings change places. The rings are then clipped onto a piece of string in order of red, red, red, blue, blue, blue. A shake of the string and the rings are now in alternating sequence.
(IN)VISIBLE CARD IN CASE - The magician mimes dealing cards from an invisible deck. Each card is called by name and the spectator is invited to say stop at any time. The invisible selected card is placed into an empty invisible card case which is put into the magician's pocket (all is still invisible). After a pause, a materialized card case is taken out of the pocket and when opened, it is seen to contain the selected card inside.
CARDEATER - The performer introduces Engelbert who is a tiny green turtle pictured on a blank face card. Actually Engelbert is a fearsome cardeater. By a simple stroke, he erases a playing card so that it is blank on both sides. After eating four cards selected by the spectator, Engelbert is seen to have grown up. The Turtle has become big and fat.
TRANSPARENCY - A blank card (shown on both sides) is sandwiched between two clear plastic plates and secured with rubber bands. Another card which is selected from a complete deck is pushed against the plates. When the card is turned over, it is seen to be blank. Amazingly the card sandwiched between the two plates has now changed to the chosen card. Everything can then be handed out for inspection.