Anamorphic illusions of items on a desk
is the latest of many interesting original visual illusions, tricks, and fun science experiments by Brusspup
on Youtube (previously)
. For handy viewing: Anamorphic playlist
; Illusions playlist
; Science experiments playlist
, plus more, including a playlist of how-to videos
for various tricks and activities . [more inside]
The Berglas Effect
aka The Holy Grail of Card Magic or Any Card at Any Number (ACAAN) and named after its inventor David Berglas is a very simple magic card trick that Berglas claims only two people know. [more inside]
is your source for the latest and greatest magic tricks
, instructional magic videos
, and playing cards. [more inside]
Ephemera Magica: A Daily Offering of Vintage Magic:
"I found some great and mysterious things in some old boxes my Mom passed on to me from my Father and Grandfather. I am scanning and posting a page, trick, letter, or booklet from a huge collection of vintage magic articles every day." Click on each of the pictures for larger versions, or check out the Ephemera Magica Flickr Feed
. [via mefi projects
Want to learn some coin tricks? There are six fundamental tricks
you need to learn: the coin spin
, one-finger spin
, the walk down
, the edge walk
, the coin flip
, and the coin roll
. Once you have these mastered, you can do some amazing tricks with the videos and instructions at Coin Manipulation
and from Expert Village
The glass trick.
(Note: includes embedded video. Soundtrack is mostly in Japanese but can be ignored.)
I've been a magician for almost 40 years now and am up on the latest tech but I have very little idea of how the performer accomplishes what you see in this video.
Mind control revealed.
Derren Brown, magician turned hypnotist, performs amazing feats of mind control and then gives away the basic psychological tricks he uses. The link is to the video clips from England's Channel 4, an article is here
. Via boingboing
is a magicians' supply vendor with a nice bonus: almost all the tricks/props/gimmicks have videos of professional (well, competent, at the very least) magicians performing the tricks/props/gimmicks in question. (This
is quite well done.) Everything is categorized--street tricks, close-up tricks, levitation, et cetera--and apprently this magic thing is serious business. The feats are slick, the instructions are largely on DVD, and the community does not expose any secrets . . . but that's what keeps you looking, right?