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Magic On Stage DVD Library

For the first time in history, learn the art of stage magic from a Las Vegas headliner ... Jeff McBride!

Jeff McBride, voted "Magician of the Year" by Hollywood's famed Magic Castle and The Academy of Magical Arts is a master of the art of stage magic. Jeff's extensive knowledge of magical techniques and theatrical stagecraft is unsurpassed. Each of the magical effects on these volumes were selected because of their timeless appeal and strong audience impact. You will also learn valuable lessons in stagecraft and showmanship. Now you can learn the secrets of stage magic by a modern master of the art.

Volume 1: The Commando Act
Real Magic for Real World Conditions

Step onstage with Jeff McBride! Learn secret techniques, effects and routines from a Las Vegas headliner. Jeff gives you the information and inspiration you need to take your performance to a higher level of excellence!

Jeff McBride has performed around the world in every conceivable venue. Jeff is one of the most versatile performers of our age, from dazzling Las Vegas showrooms and arena/concert halls to cabarets, discos and surrounded on the street. The Commando Act is a practical, powerful, commercial magic show that can be performed in just about any performing situation. Jeff has honed his Commando Act over the past 20 years. Now he teaches you step-by-step, move for move, his entire real world traveling show and gives you all the techniques and presentation tips so you can adapt this show to your own presentational style.


Welcome to the Series
The Commando Act in
Performance
Flash Silk Production
Cane to Ribbon
Comedy Cigarette Stretching
to Rope
The McCut & Restored Rope
Routine
Ring on Rope Rhapsody
Commando Ring Routine
(McBride's Linking Ring
Routine) (Kabuki Rings)
The Immortal Coil
Champagne Bottle Surprise
How to Use This Video
The Magician's Journal
The Commando Show in
Theory and Practice
Setting up a Rehearsal Space
Mirror Practice and Video
Rehearsal
The En-Trance and Opening
Effects
Explanations of:
Flash Silk Production
Vanishing Cane to Silk
Streamers
Cane Tips & Preparation
Cane Flourishes
The Finer Roll
Down the Shoulder
Across the Back
Inspiration and Motivation
The Commando Show Set-Up
Comedy Cigarette to Stretching
Rope
McCut & Restored Rope
Scissor Blade Switch
The Loop Restore
The Panama Rope Trick Finale
McBride's Ring on Rope Rhapsody
Toss-On!
Knot off!
Karate Chop
The Hunter Bow Knot
Bow Knot and Ring Finale
Setting Goals
The McBride Linking Rings
Types of Rings to Use
Ring Flourishes
The Finger Spin
The Finger Twirl
The Crash Link
The Routine, Phase 1
The Silent Link
The Changeover
The Pull Illusion
The Gravity Link
The Audience Unlink
Pop Off Unlink
Up the Arm
Another Silent Link
Swinging Unlink
The Routine Phase 2
Chain of Three
Aerial Toss Link
Up the Chain
The Falling Ring
The Routine Phase 3
Ring Figures
The Globe
The Opening Flower
The Stirrup
Twisted Flower
Four Ring Olympic
6-Ring Chain Finale
Jeff's Favorite Magic Books
Bonus Ring Moves
Spinning Link
Finger Twirl
McBride's Centrifugal Force Unlink
Abatar's Spin-Link
Reinhart's Silent Unlink
McBride's Spinning Unlink
Silent Link
Jeff's Ring-Go-Round
Tension and Release
Dan Harlan's Missing Link
Aerial Crash Link
Jeff's Tips on Key Rings
Thumb-Key Link
Jeff on Audience Participation
Jeff on Dealing with Difficult
Situations
Jeff on Staging and Blocking
Hat Coil Production
Hat Coil Body Load
Hat Coil Grand Finale
Openers, Middlers, and Closers/
Routining Your Show
Rainbow Mouth Coil - Tips and
Routining
Metal Foil Coil
Champagne Bottle Finale
Comedy, Drama, Contract and
Texture

Volume 2: Exotic Mysteries
Flash, Color and Spectacle

Step onstage with Jeff McBride! Learn from a Las Vegas headliner how to add artistic effects and unusual routines to your show. Explore this exotic world of mystery as Jeff inspires you with his insight and commentary. Jeff explains not only how each effect is created, but more importantly, why!

Jeff McBride is recognized as a foremost innovator in the art of magic. His unique fusion of martial arts, dance, Kabuki Theater, and stagecraft has inspired thousands of magicians around the world. Now Jeff shares the secrets of his success and creative process with you. Jeff's extensive travels around the world have given him unique insight into the presentation of exotic mysteries for modern-day audiences. Jeff will show you how to add color, flash, and mystery to your magic. Explore this fascinating branch of stage magic and learn the professional secrets of magic that pack small and play big. Jeff not only teaches you how to do each effect, but why-- and looks at the philosophy and psychology of a world-class performer.


Exotic Magic Onstage in
Performance
Cornucopia of Flowers Production
Snowstorm in China
The Silk Road
The Self-Knotting Silks
Silks and Bag Blendo
The Giant Blendo
Egg on Fan
The Chen Lee Water Suspension
Magical Discipline
Creativity and Play
Explanations: Flower Clips, Tips
& Tricks
Cornucopia of Flowers Production
and Technique
Flower Loads and Table Steals
The Mini-Cone Flower Production
Advice on Costumes, Props
and Tables
Silks Gimmicks, Clips and Holdouts
The Basic Silk Roll
The Triangle Fold
Fingertip Silk Production
Silk Popper Production
The Pushout Gimmick
McBride's Powertool Clips
Handling Emergency Situations
Onstage
The Silk Road Routine
The Production Tube - Construction
and Preparation
Loading Technique for Flower, Silk
Streamers and Confetti
The Color-Changing Streamer
Flower Manipulations and
Productions
Play, Practice, Rehearsal,
Performance and Feedback
Transcending Technique
Bare Hand Silk Productions
Palmo Ball
Steals and Changeovers
Aerial Knot
New Vanishing Knot
Advice on Practical Tables
Snap Knot
Self Tying Silks Blendo
Rose to Silk
Care and Feeding of Your Silks
The Egg on Fan
Blocking and Prop Management
Handling Apparatus Magic
Customizing Your Props
Showmanship
The Chen Lee Water Suspension
Snap Silk
Production/Diminishing Silks
Magic & Music Tips
Giant Blendo
Snowstorm in China

Volume 3: Classics of Magic
Timeless Treasures of Magic

Step onstage with Jeff McBride! Learn the essential techniques of stage magic from a modern-day master. Jeff will be your personal guide through the rich history and mystery of the classic art of stage conjuring.

Jeff McBride, voted "Magician of the Year" by Hollywood's famed Magic Castle and The Academy of Magical Arts is a master of the art of stage magic. Jeff's extensive knowledge of magical techniques and theatrical stagecraft is unsurpassed. Enter the world of classic stage magic where you will learn the essential elements of professional performance from one of the world's foremost educators in the art of magic. Each of the magical effects on these volumes were selected because of their timeless appeal and strong audience impact. You will also learn valuable lessons in stagecraft and showmanship by studying these classics. Now you can learn the secrets of stage magic by a modern master of the art.

Dancing Cane
Techniques on Threading
& Balancing
The Basic Dance
Turning
Around the Body
The Kick Start Opener
Floating and Twirling
Routining
Over the Head Finale
The Ideal Routine
Do One Thing Well
The Fountain of Silks Production
Construction and Preparation
Hat Steal and Routine
Fountain of Silks to Giant
Blendo
The Top Hat Load
The Black Art Chair Load
The Finale Load
Listening to Advice
Gloves to Flowers
Color Changing Silks
Simplicity
Zombie Floating Ball
Gimmicks, Balls, and Silks
The Quick Start Opening
Floating Techniques The Cradle
The Arm Balance
Down the Edge
Around the Arm
Around the Back
Around the Neck
The Double Spiral
Zombie Vanish and Reproduction
Image and Success
Beginning and Ending Your Routine
Bare Hand Floating Ball and
Manipulation
The Floral Finale for Zombie
Making Magic at Home
The Twentieth Century Silks
Cane to Silk
Dare to be Different
 

BONUS SECTION:
JEFF McBRIDE LIVE ON STAGE - EXCITING EXCERPTS FROM HIS FULL EVENING STAGE SPECTACULAR!
 

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