The close-up magician must use various sleights as his tools in creating finished masterpieces. Often this is a difficult and time-consuming venture as the sleights are scattered far and wide and finding just the right sleights takes a tremendous amount of time, searching, sorting, and more searching. The Encyclopedia of Coin Sleights, featuring Dr. Michael Rubinstein, provides a plethora of coin sleights making the creative process much easier and more focused. Dr. Rubinstein takes the viewer through a range of coin sleights from basic palms to fairly intricate changes. These videos do not pretend to examine every sleight in coin magic. Instead, Dr. Rubinstein has done much of the research for the viewer and carefully hand picked what he considers some of the finer coin sleights. Dr. Rubinstein is a superb teacher and really understands how to explain coin magic so that anyone can understand it from the beginner to the advanced performer. Each sleight is examined from a few carefully and wisely chosen angles. In every case, Dr. Rubinstein examines several variations of each sleight and also often includes his own thinking and ideas which are quite excellent. He breaks down each sleight in great detail with a voice-over as you watch extreme close ups from a few carefully chosen angles specific to each sleight.
These videos were digitally edited and remastered from the original Videonics footage.
Volume 1 contains:
Concealments: Classic Palm; Finger Palm/Low Finger Palm/High Finger Palm; Thumb Palm; Angle Palm; Back Fingerclip Palm; The Front Fingerclip Palm; Fingertip Rest; Edge Grip; Goshman Pinch; Downs Palm.
Steals: The Vernon Steal; Rubinstein Variation of Vernon Steal; The Al Schneider Steal; Rubinstein Variation of Schneider Steal; Steal One Coin from a Group (Al Baker); Steal One Coin from a Group - Rubinstein Variation; Retention of One Coin from a Group (Rubinstein); Retention of One Coin from a Group - Variation #2; Tenkai Pinch Steal;á The Quick Steal (Rubinstein).
Shuttle Pass: Roth Shuttle Pass; Shuttle Pass (Michael Ammar); French Drop Shuttle Pass (G. Latta); French Drop Shuttle Pass Variation; R.F.D. Shuttle Pass (Rubinstein); V Retention Shuttle Pass (Rubinstein); Rubinstein Shuttle Pass; Fingertip Shuttle Pass (Rubinstein).
Changeover Palms: Chanin Changeover Palm (Jack Chanin); Vernon Changeover Palm; Shuttle Changeover Palm; Spellbound Changeover Palm.
Vanishes: French Drop Dingle Method; French Drop Buckley Method; French Drop Rubinstein Method; Spider Vanish (Ed Marlo); Spider Vanish Rubinstein Method; Classic Vanish (Al Schneider); The Twist Vanish (Rubinstein); The Miracle One-Hand Coin Vanish (Rubinstein); The Bronx Take (Rubinstein).