Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice? Presenting
John Guastaferro’s Second Storm, a follow-up to his
popular Brainstorm DVDs released in 2003. Second Storm
continues John’s brand of close-up magic; that is,
strong, creative, practical and entertaining—ideal for
strolling and formal close-up venues. John has earned
the praise of magicians worldwide for his original
ideas and effects. As Jon Racherbaumer puts it,
“Second Storm demonstrates John’s unique ability to
transform effects into ‘extraordinary moments.’”
Second Storm includes never-before-seen card and
non-card effects, as well as new twists from John’s
2005 lecture notes. Also on this series are John’s
exclusive Brainstorm Breaks,
where he shares additional ideas designed to spur your
East Meets West — A half-dollar and Chinese coin
repeatedly travel and change places in this
multi-phase coin routine.
Optical Opener — The spectator finds the only printed
card in a completely blank deck. But just like an
optical illusion, things aren't always what they seem.
Here, There, Everywhere — The spectator’s card is seen
in several places at the same time, finally appearing
in a mysterious location.
Collectors With A Twist — The spectator slowly cuts
the four Aces into the deck. First they turn face-up,
then they capture three selected cards. A great twist
on a classic effect.
Constellation — The spectator marks dots on your
business card, which VISUALLY reposition themselves to
reveal a selected card. A wonderful close-up illusion.
The Masterpiece — The magician tells a story about
four artists and a blank canvas in this imaginative
packet effect, which utilizes Peter Eggink’s “Ace
Googly Eyes — The spectator finds her card by doing a
Google search with the deck. A novel spelling effect
with a surprise kicker.
Turning The Tables — The spectator plays the role of
magician and finds the four Jacks without a clue how
it was done! This novel presentation builds to a
Ultimate Fate II — In this extension of Aldo
Colombini’s “Contact Colors,” the spectator plays the
lottery by placing her dollar in the deck. Her luck
keeps on riding to a million-dollar ending!
Bonus ideas and effects
Cookie's Fortune — Learn John's clever method for
pre-loading a bill in a fortune cookie.
Matchbook Transpo — A quick in-the-hands
Fortune Flash — A clever way to turn flash paper into
a logical and