Category Archives: Videos

How to Control a Card the Easy Way

By Tom Interval I haven’t frequented the local magic clubs for years, but one thing that stands out is how some magicians insisted on doing magic using difficult sleight of hand to achieve the desired effect on the audience. Judging … Continue reading

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Blogcast #8: Harry Houdini’s Stamford Home

By Tom Interval In 1904, Harry Houdini purchased a summer home on farmland in Stamford, Connecticut. For some unknown reason, he sold it a year later, and since then, only two other families have owned it. The original house burned … Continue reading

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Swing-Cut Four-Ace Production

By Tom Interval Who doesn’t like a good ace trick? Well, okay, some experienced magicians might not. Why? Because most magicians need another ace trick like they need a pet rock. But some ace tricks are better than others, and … Continue reading

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Double Prediction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval There are two old principles in card magic I love, and I’ve combined them to create this super-simple prediction effect. What is an effect? In magic parlance, an effect is basically what the audience sees. Or, more … Continue reading

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Blogcast #7: Dynamite Magazine Harry Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval Dynamite magazine, issue #79, December 1980, features an article about Harry Houdini titled “HOUDINI: The Magic Man Who Knew Whodunit!” As part of that theme, the mag includes a companion two-piece punch-out that, when constructed, becomes a … Continue reading

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Coins to Glass Magic Routine Tutorial

By Tom Interval Did you know coins can demolecularize? Okay, you got me. I made up that word. But think of it as a synonym for dematerialize. Either way, did you know? You see, tossing coins from hand to hand … Continue reading

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First Five Houdini and Magic Blogcasts

By Tom Interval I had to redo the intro music on the first five blogcasts I produced. If you’re a magician or magic enthusiast—or even if you’re not—I think you’ll enjoy them. Please have a listen. While you’re there, please … Continue reading

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