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 the viewer with a plethora of coin sleights making the creative process much easier and more focused. In these videos, 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. It is clear that some time and effort went into the original planning and filming of these videos as 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 2 contains:
More Vanishes: Multi Coin Vanish; The Drop Vanish; Giant Coin Vanish; Giant Coin Tenkai Vanish; The Variation Retention Pass; Retention Pass Variation #1; Retention Pass Variation #2; Ken Krenzel Retention Pass; Herb Zarrow Retention Pass; Tips on the Retention Pass.
Loads: The L'Homme Masque Load; The Vernon Load; The Vernon Load Rubinstein Variation; The Fingertip Load (Rubinstein); The Snap Load (Rubinstein); The Fingertip Heel Clip Load; Silverdust Production (Ben Harris).
Spellbound Moves: Standard Change One (Dai Vernon); Standard Change Two (Dai Vernon); Standard Change Two Variation #1 (Mendoza); Standard Change Two Variation #2 (Dingle); Impromptu Touch Change (Rubinstein); The Strike Change (Rubinstein); Snap-Out Move (Mark De Souza, Rubinstein); Krenzel Spellbound Move; The Rub Change (Rubinstein); The Soft Change (Rubinstein); The Blow Change (Rubinstein); Stone Slap Change (Sol Stone); Stone Slap Change (Rubinstein Variation); Spellbound 9333 (Rubinstein); Triple E. G. Spell (Rubinstein).
Double-Faced Coin Moves: Fantastic Chip Turnover Move (modification); The Flip Turnover.