Adam Elbaum – Penguin Live Lecture (November 17th, 2017)
“Elbaum has a non-stop mind for powerful magic. He puts his ideas through the ringer, trimming the fat, squeezing every ounce of impact possible, leaving nothing but a lean, clean, strong effect sure to leave your audience dumbfounded … and AWE struck!” – Derek Hughes
“Adam is smart, devious, and detail oriented.” – Asi Wind
“Adam’s Magic is practical, powerful and straight forward.” – Kostya
“Elbaum is diabolical and laser focused on maximizing impact while streamlining technique.” – Adam Rubin
What will he teach?
The Visible Deck My versions of the Ultra Mental deck that make it much more impossible, more commercial, more versatile, and more impressive. The Visible Deck is more of a concept that you can customize to your liking, but I will offer several presentation suggestions.
Ambitious Routine/Reverse Cull My take on the Ambitious Card. Also taught is my version of the cull that is both easier than the Hoffsinzer cull and also truly invisible. Dan Harlan said it was worth the price of the lecture alone.
Moving Safely An ultra visual card effect inspired by Bannon’s “Tattoo You” where a drawing moves to the selected card. Very commercial!
AWE Struck Some new ideas on my trick AWE Struck. This is a dealer item.
The First Trick I Created A signed card with a torn corner travels to an impossible location. I will also teach my corner switch that has gotten great feedback and have been told “is worth the price of the lecture alone.”
Divide and Conquer The spectator finds their own selected card through a series of very fair choices narrowing the deck down to just 1 card.
WTF Card to Pocket A thought of card vanishes from under a spectators hand and appears in the magicians pocket in the most magical way. This looks like TV style magic live, but without camera tricks.
IPhone Without My Phone A perfect impromptu trick for kids, where you visually pull a coin out of the photograph on a borrowed phone.
Levitation I will teach some ground breaking ideas for stripping out thread, storing it, disproving the use of strings, and ways to make the levitation look more magical.
Who is he?
Adam has been studying Close Up Magic for nearly 30 years. While magic isn’t really his profession, it’s definitely his obsession.
The magic he creates and performs tends to focus on very straightforward, powerful effects. He is well known for his innovative work with invisible thread and has taught full workshops in the past with that singular focus. His breakout effect released to the magic community a couple years ago, “AWEstruck”, garnered much attention by top pros and was very well reviewed in the magic community. Adam will discuss/teach the effect during the lecture along with some new ideas that have never before been released.
An entrepreneur by trade, he is one of the cofounders of MutantPowers.net, an online magic shop which caters to the comic book community marketing magic tricks as “superhero powers.” He is also the instructor for the Advanced Close Up Class at Tannens Magic Camp.