The Close-up Act of Roberto Giobbi (download)


“If you want to take your magic to the next level, there is no one who is better to listen to than Mr. Giobbi. He thinks very deeply about his magic and is a philosopher at heart.
One nice thing here is that “Mr. Card College” does his entire act with no cards. This alone makes the lecture great. I buy everything that Mr. Giobbi puts out and have never been disappointed. His effects are clear, his instructions impeccable, and his thinking behind the tricks is worthy of Aristotle. Highly, Highly recommended!” (Samuel Lamerson)

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This is the real close-up act that Roberto Giobbi has really been using, and is still using, in his professional performances before real people, among them many Fortune 500 companies and private celebrities, around the world, and in six languages (but he does it in English here, and you can, too).

Experience the performance before a small audience, and then dive into a full-immersion course in professional magic. The explanation details not only all the mechanics necessary to successfully perform these entertaining pieces, but discusses the “real secrets”: how to recognize concepts and apply them to all your magic; management & handling; construction of tricks and how to combine them into an act; staging, presentation & communication; timing & misdirection; how to deal with difficult spectators and situations; practice & rehearsal, how to study & take notes, and a lifetime of study and experience of a scholar and professional performer. You will get four truly amazing and commercial classic tricks, and a Masterclass in original interpretation.



“This is the Close-up Table Act that Roberto Giobbi has used professionally to make a living for many years. Even if you are familiar with the classic effects Giobbi uses, you will find valuable ideas, insight, and tips that only come from years of honing and perfecting them. Giobbi makes the classics better. Highly recommended.” (Tim Trono)

What Do You Get?

Professional Paper to Money – This is arguably the most magical version of making money: interactive, visual, magical and memorable. A perfect opener for all kinds of performing situations, and for all types of audiences. With an in-depth discussion of how to adapt tricks to various venues, including Trade Shows and other Special Presentations.

The Torn & Restored Thread – One of the ten best close-up pieces that can be performed for one person or on a large stage. With new insights, and possibly the most practical and safest handling. Never before has this trick been discussed in such detail.

The Sponge & Bowl Routine – Nine visual and amazing effects are choreographed into a beautifully magical routine that can be performed in an intimate situation at any restaurant table, or in an elegant formal setting for a larger audience. The effects, techniques and handlings, as well as the numerous details gained from decades of experience, can also be used individually in your own routine.

Ring in Envelope & Wallet – A borrowed ring penetrates a cord twice under seemingly impossible conditions, and then vanishes, only to reappear in a sealed envelope that they can keep. This is the ideal closer to any performance. They talk about it for years.

Professional Considerations

All the tricks can be performed for just a few people at a table or in a walk-around situation, completely surrounded, but also before a larger audience in a parlor setting, or even on a small stage. The magic is visual and can be understood by all kinds of audiences, yet refined and intelligent to please the most sophisticated public. The effects are straightforward, strong and memorable. This is reputation-making, artistic magic, with which you could travel the world and make a comfortable living.

Or simply enjoy diving deeply into the art and science of magic, to discover its infinite beauty and maybe a few things you might not even have known existed.