Step-by-Step Instruction for the Street, Stage, Parties, Card Table, and More. DescriptionPicture yourself astonishing your friends as you dazzle them with classic card tricks, mystifying coin routines, mind-reading magic, a levitation of yourself, escapes, tricks with your iPod, and more. "Picture Yourself as a Magician: Step-by-Step Instruction for the Street, Stage, Parties, Card Table, and More" is the perfect introductory book to entertaining yet simple magic tricks and techniques that will leave your audience marveled and amused. Written using clear step-by-step instructions along with full-color photographs to demonstrate each new skill and trick taught, the book will help beginners establish a foundation in basic magic. "Picture Yourself as a Magician" features the same high-impact magic tricks performed by professionals but adapted for novices. Tips from the pros will help you hone your craft and develop your magic act. The accompanying DVD with live demonstrations and lessons on many of the tricks and techniques taught in the book will help you along the way. Get ready to wow your friends and family as you share the gift of magic with them. Features Presented in the 4-color, visual, tutorial style of the "Picture Yourself" series. Teaches readers techniques that will help them establish a foundation in basic magic, including street magic and gambling tricks. The accompanying DVD features videos of the tricks and magic featured in the book, along with explanation of how to perform them. Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Art of Magic Chapter 2: Easy Tricks Chapter 3: Basic Card Handling Chapter 4: Basic Sleight-of-Hand with Cards Chapter 5: Great Card Tricks Chapter 6: Trick Decks Chapter 7: Close-Up Magic Chapter 8: Mind Reading and Future Predictions Chapter 9: Stand-up and Stage Magic Chapter 10: Magic for the Street Chapter 11: Party Magic Chapter 12: Levitation Chapter 13: Electronic Magic with iPods and More Chapter 14: The Art of Performing Magic Appendix A: The World's Best Card Trick Appendix B: Picture Yourself as a Magician 2 Appendix C: The Clock Appendix D: The Mind Reader Appendix E: Magic Resources Appendix F: Artwork for "The Missing Pip" from Chapter 9 What's on the DVD: Demonstrations of and lessons on how to perform many of the techniques and tricks in the book. How-to lessons for additional effects that are not taught in the book The necessary files for your iPod or PSP so you can perform electronic magic as described in Chapter 13. Author BioWayne KawamotoWayne N. Kawamoto is a full-time professional magician who performs at corporate and private events, as well as at restaurants and bars in Southern California. He is the editorial guide for the Magic.About.com online magazine where he reviews magic products and teaches magic. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. Prior to becoming a professional magician, he reviewed video games and movies and wrote about small business topics for publications such as Business Week, PC Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Cinescape, and more, and published several consumer books on personal computers. Wayne lives with his family in the community of La Verne, which is near Los Angeles. Pages 330 - Softbound
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