Michael Eaton covers a number of familiar themes with props common to the strolling or table-hopping
magician, in this 3 hrs, 12 mins lecture. Moderated by Nathan Kranzo.
Eaton covers the
1. Orlando Opener An elegant 3 coin production-vanish-production routine that
can be done standing, or, for more surprises, with a table. Intermediate to advanced coin-work-3
coins and shell. Very magical-looking sequence. Eaton plays this pretty straight-no comedy show,
here-the coins blinking in and out of sight, a la 3-fly, is the main focus.
2. Coins from
Purse--Very straightforward production of 3 coins from purse-frame. What makes this unique is
production of 3rd coin, which utilizes well-known technique, but in context of purse-frame.
3. Shot-PurseVery clean vanish and production of a single coin in and from a purse-frame.
4. Ricochet VanishTechnique for vanishing single coin while seated at table. Coin is
legitimately tossed down to table-top, spectators see and hear it land; coin instantly vanishes.
5. Orlando Magic Sponge Ball RoutineStandard yet entertaining S.B. routine with basketball
6. Using Flash Paper During Vanishes/ReproductionsDiscussion on bringing flash
to tricks such as Ring-Thing and flash-vanishing a Sharpie after use.
7. Crazy Mans
HandcuffsOffers a technique for instantly executing the move at spectators command. Gives a
quick demo of standard handling, as well.
8. Broken and Restored Rubber-band
TranspoIntegration of Snapped (H. Lorayne) into transposition of 2 rubber-bands. Spectator
chooses rubber-band, holds in closed fist. Performer breaks remaining rubber-band. Performer then
restores rubber-band, spectator opens hand to find broken band.
9. Card on CeilingEatons
method is similar to Ammars, but offers very clever alternative to commonly used Sucrets box.
Eatons holdout is limited to 1 gimmick, but saves on pocket-space and allows for simplified
handling (no palming of gimmick). Love this idea.
10. Coin and Sharpie RoutineMulti-phase
single coin and Sharpie routine a la Rick Merrill. A coin and Sharpie alternately vanish and
reappear in surprising and visually stunning ways.
11. Card Routine for CouplesA
multi-effect routine encompassing Ambitious Card, Card to Pocket and Anniversary Waltz. Nothing new
here, just the collapsing of the 3 well-known plots into a single routine. No explanation given
(looks like it just got lost in the shuffle) but as theres no new moves here, it will be
self-explanatory for many intermediate card-workers.
12. The GatheringA Collectors
routine where 4 cards are selected, the first 3 change into the same value as the 4th, then the
original 3 selections are found sandwiched between the 4 transformed selections. For the finale, the
3 selections vanish from the packet.
13. 2-Card TranspoVisual quickie. Eaton displays
a card, puts it in his pocket, then shows a second card, which instantly transforms into first
selection. Finally, the second card is withdrawn from pocket.
14. Drop NCoin through
glass table trick. This is amazingly magical-looking. While seated at glass table, coin is displayed
at fingertips. Other hand is held underneath table to catch coin. Coin is thrown down to table-top;
audience sees and hears as coin hits and penetrates table. Coin is caught in waiting hand and can be
immediately handed out for inspection. You can see this demoed, as it is also sold as a separate
DVD. Angley but beautiful, would look great on television or in a promo video.
thru Table3 coins thru opaque table-top routine. Very clean looking. Final coin has some angle
issuesbest for a single spectator sitting acrossbut looks very magical.
16. Coin Splita
single coin spun on table-top is suddenly snapped into two coins. Sharp and pretty.
Pretty FlyVery beautiful 3-Fly routine (at the fingertips, 3 coin transposition), using techniques
and technology previously explained in earlier routines.
Overall this was a very
entertaining 3 hour lecture, with great value for the money. Eatons magic is full of strong,
commercial routines. His coin magic perhaps stands out the most, and is very beautiful, very
magical. Intermediate to advanced. Eaton makes prodigious use of the shell, clipping and sleeving,
to great effect. He shares ideas from lecture notes on vanishing a stack of coins, appearing ketchup
bottle, a sponge ball steal and stealing personal items in plain view for later production. Nathan
Kranzo is charming as hosteasy-going and funny. He prompts with questions and informed
commentsvery good in this role.
6 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
I watched this and felt good
very doable tips on doing table hopping MAGIC!!
He went through
Rubber band tricks
Coins through table
Subtle ideas with
Ideas for a Han Ping Chen with a glass
Some modified sleeving........
and things which you can start working on!!!!!!
Was happy with the lecture.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
To be honest there was material that I liked, it just wasn't worth $30 and I took a star off because
Nathan Kranzo (host) could not stop interupting. I was beginning to wonder if this was Nathan's
lecture or Mr. Eaton (VERY annoying). Bottomline....unless your a big coin guy looking for handling
tips you'll likely feel ripped off and even then there was nothing terribly groundbreaking. Way too
much material many people already know...and detailed descriptions of beginner moves. I felt like
half of the time was taken up by mindless chatter (and none of it funny) usually initiated by
1 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
This lecture is great and the material taught is very usable material. Some of it will definitely
take some practice to get it looking as good as Michael Eaton does, but it would be worth putting in
the work. However, NATHAN KRANZO continually interrupts Mr. Eaton and will not shut up! He will ask
a question, and before Michael can answer, NATHAN is already interrupting and asking another
question. Some other magicians that I have talked to have said the same thing about this lecture.
Please Penguin, do NOT have NATHAN KRANZO host anymore of these lectures!!!
I loved this lecture. He taught so many things ranging from coins to cards to sponge balls. If you
are a close up walk around magician then these are the things for you. None of it was all too
difficult, but I don't think this is for the beginner coin magicians out there. A lot of people are
complaining about how he talked a lot and the host interrupted too much. I didn't mind it at all,
and thought a lot of the stuff was quite funny. I absolutely loved this lecture and will use so much
of this stuff in my walk around routines.
Eaton gave a good lecture. Not just coins either. The host, Kranzo, was amazingly annoying. He
interrupted and talked over Eaton - not just once in a while but continually. When Eaton started to
explain something Kranzo would interrupt with either an adolecent joke, mindless babbling or his own
opinion. Even Eaton started showing his annoyance but Kranzo wasn't able to notice. I'd like it if
Penguin started listing the host along with the upcoming Lecturer. Hadn't seen a need for that extra
info until Kranzo got hold of the host mic. Really got a chance to exercise my patience muscles with
this lecture. Eaton was good. Kranzo, please don't host any more lectures.
MICHAEL IS A REAL PRO-MAGICIAN,HI HAVE RELASE A LOT OF GOOD ROUTINE FOR STAND UP MAGIC .
PREFER COIN BUT THERE IS MATERIAL FOR SPONGE ELASTIC RING AND CARDS.
ALL HIS ROUTINE I THINK
WAS TESTED A MNIMUM OF THOUSANDS TIME EACH.
HI HAVE AN ENVIABLE KNOWLEDGE.
I LOVE HIS
ORGANIZATION,EVERY ONE OF HIS POCKET IS PROGRAMED,EVERY PROP HAVE HIS PLACE.
MICHAEL IS A
DEMONSTRATION OF HOW MUCH PRACTICE IN THE REAL WORLD REFINE YOUR TECHNIQUE AND YOUR PERSONALITY.
THIS LECTURE IS VERY USEFUL TO CONSTRUCT YOUR OWN CHARACTER AND YOUR STYLE.
MICHAEL FOR THE ROUTINE AND TIPS YOU HAVE RELEASED
Michael Eaton is a professional close-up magician and his routines reflect that. Get this to learn
from one of the best in the business!
This alone made the monthly subscription worthwhile. Fantastic coin work with some great and very
unique subtleties! Super good tips on anyone doing a roving act in a crowd or dinner table
situation. It was a good clear instruction while being funny and entertaining to watch at the same
I really enjoyed mike's lecture. Mike is really down to earth and funny. Lots of real world
material, especially with coins. Mike's tips on table hopping magic were gold to me. Thanks for a