Joshua Jay is truly
a phenomenon in magic - host of the Talk About Tricks section of MAGIC Magazine
for the last seven years, author of two best-selling trade books (the first
published in five languages), star of a series of instructional magic DVDs,
Champion at the World Magic Seminar in 1998, TV appearances in no less than
eight countries - the list goes on and on...
But for many in the magic community, Joshua Jay's most interesting performance
venue is his LECTURE! Over the past three years this New York based (and Ohio
raised) worker has toured FIFTY-FOUR countries, allowing him to hone his lecture
into one of the most entertaining and informative programs of its kind. In
November 2007 Joshua performed this lecture in Lima, Peru. It subsequently won
Joshua “International Magician of the Year” from the Association of Latin
American Magicians. On this DVD Joshua brings this polished event to the UK for
the first time.
At the heart of this two-hour extravaganza is - METHOD. Joshua Jay dissects and
examines the numerous methodological approaches you can apply to your magic.
And, of course, each approach is demonstrated with a different, original
routine. This is a collection of powerful, workable magic, but more importantly,
an examination of the thought process of their construction.
HEIGHTENED SENSES - A brilliant (and easy) piece of mentalism that plays for
crowds big and small.
THREE COIN VANISH - A squeaky clean three-coin vanish. Simple and visual.
A.C.A.A.P.N. - A selected card appears at a named page number in a closed book.
DISCRETE DISPLACEMENT - it's a force, a control, a switch and MORE!
VEGAS VISIT - Sam The Bellhop meets Six Card Repeat
SPLIT DECISION - Even though two spectators misremember the same card, you find
“both” cards and create a most impossible object.
BACK IN TIME (with Jay Sankey) – An in-the-hands Triumph routine that defies the
laws of time.
I DREAM OF MINDREADING (with John Lovick) - A card location wrapped in a
touching story about doing magic for a blind man.
TOTALLY TRIUMPH - A flourishy way of straightening out a pack of cards…and
producing the four Aces.
Whether your interests run to cards, coins, close-up, parlour, stage, mentalism
or walkaround - Joshua Jay's lecture will simply MAKE YOUR MAGIC BETTER! Methods
In Magic also features an in-depth interview with Joshua Jay, taking in advise
on practicing, crazy celebrity encounters, advise for aspiring magicians and
some hair raising tales from life on the road.
With Methods in Magic you’ll learn powerful, road tested magic. More
importantly, you’ll learn the secrets to truly develop your own material.
"Josh Jay rocks! Great magic, and I loved the intimate insight into the
behind the scenes shots while touring with Josh. It feels like watching a real
world documentary on topics magicians care about!"
"You will see Joshua at his very best! A clever, likeable, and entertaining
magician. The tricks are good but the lessons he teaches are even better."
"In an overflowing sea of magical DVDs, this one stands high above the rest
because of its tremendous value, its excellent content and it's just plain fun