Idea Factory Volume 2 PDF
Normal Price of This E book is $25.00
Wild and wacky ideas for parlour and stage from a unique mind!
The Idea Factory Volume 2 By Dean Montalbano
This is Volume 2 to our reasonably priced series of books that showcase creative thinking and magical inspiration from Dean Montalbano's younger years. Between the late 80’s and early 90’s, Dean created and released hundreds of ideas totally thousands of pages of ideas to various magic publications such as Tops, Genii, Magigram, MUM, Linking Ring, Invocation, Vibrations and more... His ideas have appeared in print over and over, but many of them have been unavailable and unseen for many years.
Most of these ideas are presented with emphasis on the presentations, mysterious, theatrical, sometimes corny- this second volume focuses on a series small stage and parlor effects that are geared toward family and younger audiences. In some cases, they are based upon standard effects and so the method is covered in brief- but usually these are well known items. In cases where more details may be needed, the methods have been expanded and enhanced with needed illustrations.
Effects like Bunny Pate- where you smoosh and reproduce your rabbit friend, but not without accidently flattening your own hand to a cartoonish pancake. Send In The Clowns- a kids effect where a clown’s makeup is removed and vanished only to reappear where it started along with a big surprise finale and awesome way to lead in to 20th century silks or Sympathetic silks for a children’s audience. In Houdini Goes To The Dump, you escape from a large trash can- a one person comedy escape illusion!
Some other titles: The Adventures of Bart Bunny, A Well Balanced Breakfast, The Goose Is Getting Fat, Oh No, Not Another Squaring The Circle!, The Hills Are Alive, With The Sound Of Knish, The Luck Of The Irish (A St Patty’s day Ultissimo variant), A Apple A Day Could Kill You, NO NO NINTENDO! There are tricks with CDs, Ties, Potatoes, watches, razor blades, real rabbits, fake rabbits, stainless steel squares that mutate and bend!
There is something in here for most magical folks and fans, and it is geared to stand up, parlor, living room and small stage settings for families and kids...
You may also want to check out: Volume 1. This book is right at 100 pages, and is the same format as volume 1.
The paperback is only $25- so it won't drain your pocket while providing valuable inspiration!
WORTH THE PRICE OF THE BOOK
we are starting a new feature to our newsletter where we try to showcase one or two items that are probably worth the price of the book- Or more! In this case, we draw your attention to two-
One- Bart Bunny: Remember Supreme Magic of the UK and all the wonderful kids magic that they created? This was inspired by them! You show the kids Bart Bunny, a wooden cut out rabbit (That COULD if you wish be made with a matching set of Hipitty Hop Rabbits!) an tell the story of Farmer Brown and Bart and how he is always stealing the carrots from Farmer Brown's garden. Well, finally, one day Bart gets caught in a net! Fear not though kids- When Farmer Brown looks under his net, Bart has changed to a small bush of flowers only to reappear somewhere else! If you bought this, it would probably cost about $75- but here you can make (One for your own use) it yourself for the price of the book.
An Apple A Day Could Kill You! Originally published in Linking Ring (I think) this variation of the razor trick has humor, tension and HORROR. Start showing an apple with razors sticking out of it from random angles. You appear to CHEW the razors followed by a length of floss. and then a few bites of apple.
Then, you begin pulling the string from your mouth, razors strung along at even lengths.... (Business as usual so far aside from a little presentation flair- right?) But, as you get to the last two, you "accidentally" SNEEZE! The last razor cuts through your jaw and is seen dangling below your mouth from a half razor sticking bloodily from the bottom of your jaw! Also note- this version ends and begins with your mouth clean, so you can do it at any time in your show without having to set or ditch!
These are to of MY favorites from the book- but the only way for YOU to know is to buy it for yourself!