are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Discuss your favorite close-up tricks and methods.
terren
Posts: 6
Joined: June 6th, 2014, 11:03 am
Favorite Magician: not sure

are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby terren » June 6th, 2014, 11:36 am

like making somebody appear and stuff like that and are there some really easy ones to make like out of cardboard or something

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25118
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 6th, 2014, 11:44 am

I think the book you want is called U.F. Grant's Victory Carton Illusions or something like that. Google it.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
Dustin Stinett
Posts: 6887
Joined: July 22nd, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Sometimes
Location: Southern California
Contact:

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby Dustin Stinett » June 6th, 2014, 11:51 am

That is exactly what it's called and it is still in print. Just Google it as Richard printed it.
You can also find an "E" version at Lybrary.com.

User avatar
lybrary
Posts: 1169
Joined: March 31st, 2013, 4:59 pm
Contact:

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby lybrary » June 6th, 2014, 2:17 pm

You can check it out here http://www.lybrary.com/victory-carton-i ... p-312.html But I would also encourage you to check out some of the other illusion builder products you can find here http://www.lybrary.com/magic-illusions- ... 21_30.html

In particular I would recommend the Jack Hughes trilogy which will have you building for a lifetime. http://www.lybrary.com/jack-hughes-worl ... 94071.html

And the "So You Want to Be An Illusionist" by David Seebach is a must read. http://www.lybrary.com/so-you-want-to-b ... 04156.html
Lybrary.com Magic & Gambling
preserving magic one book at a time

User avatar
Spellbinder
Posts: 412
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby Spellbinder » June 16th, 2014, 8:14 am

All we have at The Magic Nook are instructions for making magic yourself; all kinds from close-up to stage illusions.
Phineas Spellbinder
The Magic Nook

User avatar
Fredrick
Posts: 59
Joined: February 20th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Eugene Burger
Location: Kitsap Peninsula

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby Fredrick » June 16th, 2014, 9:53 am

You might want to check the illusions section of the Mark Wilson Course. If memory serves, all are easy to build.
"Try to find the humanity in the magic..." ~ Michael Moschen
The Jinx Companion

User avatar
MManchester
Posts: 228
Joined: October 24th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby MManchester » June 16th, 2014, 9:13 pm

In particular I would recommend the Jack Hughes trilogy


I'm certainly not a magic expert but I've never heard of Jack Hughes before today. The brief mentions of him on Lybray and Magicpedia both suggest he merits a lot more attention and recognition. Lubor Fiedler was another name that came to my attention in the past year as a magic innovator and I was thrilled to see the Genii cover story on him before I regrettably had to let my subscription lapse.

Does anyone else come to mind as someone who deserves greater attention for their contributions behind-the-scenes? I love reading biographies of magicians and have thought about getting Stars of Magic but I think it focuses on performers.
Michael Manchester
Literacy magic for library and school performances - http://www.librarylegerdemain.com

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25118
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 16th, 2014, 10:41 pm

Jack Hughes was a brilliant guy. He invented what later became known as "Copentro" when Bob Kline put it on the market.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

I.M. Magician
Posts: 1017
Joined: August 19th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Favorite Magician: All of the very best!
Location: Magicville

Re: are there any books and dvds on how to make illusions

Postby I.M. Magician » June 16th, 2014, 11:04 pm

There is a book entitled Midnight Fantasy by Wally Reid which explains some illusions. I may have an extra copy of that book I can sell you if you are interested.


Return to “Close-Up Magic”