Real-world magic, thatís the name of Mark Masonís double DVD set, which focuses on very practical stuff with great audience impact -- magic for the real-world worker. Mason is magician whose track record speaks for itself Ė what he puts out is usually good magic, strong in effect, practical in method and entertaining to watch. These DVDs are along those lines, with effects you will use.
Mason uses natural misdirection in many of his routines, and so you are able to accomplish those kinds of "wow" and "oh my god" moments that come from lay audiences who realize that you are not just a guy who does tricks from a magic store... you have some real skill. Yet, most of Mason's routines do not require more than moderate skill level.
See the picture of the back cover of DVD case for more details on the effects included, but some of my favorites are his think of a card routines, stuck up monte (worth the price of the DVD set, as dealers like to say), and his coins across routine.
Brand new, and TMGS priced well below the typical retail of $35-$40.