Monday, February 21, 2011

From the Elfin Hoard

Geoff Latta published From The Elfin Hoard in Stephen Minch's Spectacle (pp 77-83). It is an unpretentious vanish and reproduction of three coins, done efficiently and without all the over-proving usually associated with coin magic. Geoff's story was about Elves and their gold, but I thought the Chinese coins and Vangelis' music gave it a different texture.

There are several great coin effects in Spectacle. I'll be posting another one in the near future.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

3, 2, One

From Chris Kenner's "Out Of Control". 3,2,One is an easy and very clean 3-coin production and vanish. I like that the effect is uncluttered and direct. No over-proving or hand-washing to muddy it up. 3 coins appear and vanish one-by-one.

If you can find it, 'Out of Control' is definitely worth whatever you have to pay for it. It's filled with excellent coin magic.