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WHO'S AFRAID OF INVISIBLE THREAD? by Jon LeClair (DVD) You won't be afraid for long...this DVD will teach you everything.
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This is considered the definitive work on magic with invisible thread. If you have ever wanted to perform astounding magic where objects seem to move and float on their own this is your opportunity. Based on Jon LeClair's best-selling book "The Art of Invisible Thread," this program takes you on a candid outing where LeClair performs live for startled spectators in a restaurant. You are then taught how to perform everything. LeClair's techniques can be used at virtually anytime and in any situation -- they are the most practical methods for using invisible thread ever developed.

Routines performed and taught:

  • Whirling Card: Inspired by Bob Hummer's Whirling Card, a borrowed business card spins in mid air and flies around your body.


  • Standing Card: Based on a routine by Gaeton Bloom, a borrowed business card is balanced on it's edge on the back of your hand.


  • Erectile Bill: LeClair's version of Al Baker's popular routine where a borrowed bill is folded lengthwise and placed on a table -- it slowly begins to rise until it is standing upright.


  • Floating Bill: A borrowed bill is crumpled into a ball and placed on your palm. It slowly begins to move and float while your hands wave above, below and all around it.


  • Ring on Wand: A handling of Jamy Ian Swiss' Animated Ring on Wand where a borrowed finger ring magically moves along the length of a Plexiglas wand. As a repeat the entire sequence is performed while everything is in the spectator's hand.


  • Animated Matchbox: Amadeo's classic Animated Matchbox where a matchbox which is laying on your palm flips over and then its drawer magically and eerily opens. What makes this version special is that the matchbox is examinable before and after the routine.


  • Animated Deck: LeClair's most popular routine is a version of Al Baker's Pack That Cuts Itself, where a selected card is returned to the deck as the pack cuts itself and pushes the selection out.


  • Rising Card: A selected playing card rises out of the deck.


  • Cigarette Follies: A borrowed cigarette moves and jumps while on the table.


  • Defying Death: A spectator writes the name of someone who has died on a piece of paper which is folded and placed into a vase along with four similarly folded papers containing names of living persons. All of a sudden one of the papers starts bouncing in the vase and finally jumps out -- on it is the name of the dead person -- his spirit made it happen!


  • Also taught are the most important techniques used in invisible thread magic: how to overcome thread breakage, making your own invisible thread, quick thread set-up, practice tips, vital thread handling, and much more. You are also taught the secrets of the LeClair Animator, which makes everything on this video possible.
Comes with a free starter package of invisible thread and specially compounded flesh colored putty so you can start performing immediately after learning the techniques. Even if you never tried to use invisible thread before, this program will give you the confidence and teach you everything you need to know. This is one of the most diabolical tools available to the close-up magician. A real reputation maker.

Manufacturer Says

Special DVD Features:

  • Instant access to 29 scenes
  • DVD Trailers
  • Superior video quality
  • Dolby Digital sound
  • Interactive menus
  • Encoded for worldwide viewing

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Very nice, well described. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 12th, 2003
I loved this video, I have it on VHS, and highly recommend it. It's about time they put this on DVD! He also gives you his suggested source of invisible thread. Very talented, 5 Thumbs Up!
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Missing DVD features Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 18th, 2003
The only thing I didn't like about this (and why I buy DVD instead of VHS) is because it plays like a VHS (no fwd to next scene, menu, etc.)
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THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 31st, 2004
Fan-Bloody-Tastic!
You'll have to get used to using IT which is supplied but this is the funnest type of magic ever. Performing the whirling card is soooo cool, i do it to myself for fun. You'll fool yourself with this stuff because not even you can see the thread. That's OK because the Leclair animator is made so that you don't have to see it to know where it is. This DVD is the Born 2 Perform of Invisible thread magic. I love this stuff so much, if you wanna do invisy thread then look no further. After learning his routines all i wanna buy from penguin now are more levitation magic products. And his thread won't be seen in daylight either. I now realise that IT is perhaps the strongest magic out there because (as you see Leclair deomonstrating to his spectators) they have no idea how it can be done. I get people saying ''No way, it's magnetic'' you'd be surprised but most people don't know that IT even exists and the concept sounds impossible. Leclair always says ''It's gotta be magic, there's just no other explanation'' and my spectators think the same. The audience always know that cards and coins are just tricks and sleight but when using IT they think of it as pure magic. A BARGAIN!!!!
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THE BEST INVISIBLE THREAD DVD /LECLAIRS THE BEST Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 15th, 2004
I BORROWED THIS DVD FROM MY FRIEND AND I LOVED IT SO I JUST NOW ORDERED ONE FOR ME TODAY..I LOVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH INVISIBLE THREAD..JON LECLAIR IS THE BEST THREADMAN IN THE MAGIC BUSSINESS..HE EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN DETAIL AND THE EFFECTS HE DOES ARE FANTASTIC..I RECOMMEND YOU TO GET THE SPOOL OF PROFFESIONAL ELASTIC THREAD (AKA)MIRACLE THREAD..(FLAT BLACK)FROM PENGUIN MAGIC IT'S THE BEST THREAD ON THE MARKET..THANKS AGAIN PENGUIN YOU'RE THE BEST..
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IT to the next level Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2004
This is a great DVD!! I had alot of trouble working with thread, where to anchor, and how to make things come to life and so on,until...this,it is a great tool for anyone who is a beginner/and experienced with thread and great info for all who have interest in using IT. I love it!!!
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Invisible thread Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 10th, 2004
I have always wanted to do a straightforward levitation of a bill without having to worry about lighting distances and angles with spectators. Invisible thread is the solution. I can't even see it when I'm performing it! So have no worries and buy this. Plus the dvd explains a whole lot of other great practical effects. Mindblowing.
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good Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 15th, 2005
I watched this one because I am a beginner with IT, I have even until now never used it before (still waiting for it to arrive). But as to the DVD: it's about an hour long and you get to learn the effects outlined in the add, fair enough. It starts with a performing-section, followed by the explanations. He even explains how to "harvest IT", so in the future I guess one didn't have to buy it anymore if one felt like doing the work (and no, he is not harvesting them from chinese caterpillars). There is nothing much too write, it's basically solid, LeClair a nice guy and don't expect someting fancy or funny during the instructional part, but this is the good thing: I compared his method to the method of the "floating dollar bill" as explained in the instructional video, and think his handling is much better. Can't write too much about it (exposure), I guess, just let me say "hook-up". I think it's so obviously superior, I'm thinking maybe it's copyrighted or someting.

All in all very convincing and the vid has sold me on the idea to give it a try, I actually didn't want to get involved with threads, just scared me, which I guess got addressed in the title of this video. LeClair uses one basic method to do all his tricks, so one does not have to learn many different concepts for different effects. It looked simple enough to roll with it. It lost one star because - and I am mainly guessing - in the meantime there are appearently more advanced props out there, reels and the like, which I can't judge due to inexperience, but it would be cool to learn how you can back off from objects and still have them floating, for example (which I know is possible). I think this vid has not exactly been recently shot.
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A great start!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 3rd, 2006
A great method! LeClair is one of the best I've ever seen, and after watching this video I am almost as good as him! Very easy to learn. A great video!!!
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Awesome Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 22nd, 2006
If you are a thread worker then you must get this dvd it not only teaches you a few tricks but also the techniques of using thread so you can perfect your work...i use thread everyday and i bundled this with the new penguin pro thread reel,now i can make my thread routines "ultimate".
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Best choices! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
This DVD is one of the best choices if not the best for invisible thread. Purchase this one along with the invisible thread and the wax or putty. The way Leclair explains everything is very easy to understand and his method of using the invisible thread is very good. Buy this one! Dont forget the thread and the wax or putty you will need it. BUY NOW!
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