Just like the carpenter who builds a fabulous structure from raw materials and basic tools, the close-up magician must use various sleights as his tools in creating finished masterpieces. Often this is a difficult and time-consuming venture as the sleights are scattered far and wide and finding just the right sleights takes a tremendous amount of time, searching, sorting, and more searching. The Encyclopedia of Coin Sleights, featuring Dr. Michael Rubinstein, provides the viewer with a plethora of coin sleights making the creative process much easier and more focused. In these videos, Dr. Rubinstein takes the viewer through a range of coin sleights from basic palms to fairly intricate changes. These videos do not pretend to examine every sleight in coin magic. Instead, Dr. Rubinstein has done much of the research for the viewer and carefully hand picked what he considers some of the finer coin sleights. Dr. Rubinstein is a superb teacher and really understands how to explain coin magic so that anyone can understand it from the beginner to the advanced performer. It is clear that some time and effort went into the original planning and filming of these videos as each sleight is examined from a few carefully and wisely chosen angles. In every case, Dr. Rubinstein examines several variations of each sleight and also often includes his own thinking and ideas which are quite excellent. He breaks down each sleight in great detail with a voice-over as you watch extreme close ups from a few carefully chosen angles specific to each sleight.
These videos were digitally edited and remastered from the original Videonics footage.
Volume 3 contains:
More Double-Faced Coin Moves: The Two Coin Turnover (Rubinstein); The Two Coin Turnover Variation (Rubinstein).
Han Ping Chien: The Classic Move; The Classic Move Variation (Rubinstein); Rubinstein Toss.
Subtleties: Ramsey Subtlety; Kaps Subtlety.
Switches: Utility Switch from Finger Palm; Utility Switch from Classic Palm; Utility Switch with Thumb Clip; Fingertip Utility Switch; Thumb Palm Switch; The Latta One Hand Coin Switch (Latta); The Classic Angle One Hand Coin Switch (Rubinstein); R.S.P. Turnover Switch (Rubinstein).
Click Passes: Single Click Pass (Chester Woodin); Double Click Pass; Bounce Click Pass; Bounce Double Click Pass; Rubinstein Click Pass; Thumb Click Pass; Double Clip Click Pass; New Theory Click Pass.
R.O.P.S. Technique: R.O.P.S. Move; New Theory Retention Pass; R.O.P.S. Click Pass; R.O.P.S. Double Click Pass; R.O.P.S. Card Move.
Coin & Card Moves: Pick-Up Move (Dingle Schneider); Harris Steal (Paul Harris); Bilis Vanish (Bernard Bilis); Card Lever Load (Rubinstein); Pick-Up Load; Point Load; Twirl Load (Al Schneider); Display and Flip-Over Move (Rubinstein); Card Ping Chien (Rubinstein).