The English illusionist Lee Alex has translated the successful German language book "Quick-Change". Despite having been written in German, this book has sold in all the continents of the world, and praised on high in the German language magic magazines.
The user is trained in 22 sequences to accomplish costume changes. The combination of individual sequences results in very fast complete costume changes. In theory there are several hundred combination possibilities for Quick Change methods. This is described through six examples.
The German language version of the book appeared in the autumn of 2003 and contained 5 different tried and tested methods of fastenings - methods for holding the materials closed, and ways to open them, the so-called "tear-away" seams. Well known Russian quick change artists termed one of the 5 methods described in the book as a "revolution".
This English translation of the book has been completed by the author and by guest authors with several top secret High-Tech methods.
In the quick change book from Sven Schoppenhauer 15 (!) diverse methods of fastening will be described, some of these from the original book, some newly presented methods by Sven Schoppenhauer, a guest author, Dr. Christian Thurnes who introduces us to some top secret methods, and innovative combinations of these methods by Sven Schoppenhauer.
Never before has there been such a comprehensive study printed on the Quick Change methods for men's costumes.
What People Are Saying:
Kevin James, world class magician:
"I have always been fascinated with the art of costume change. This is a very comprehensive exploration on the subject. The incredible genius performances of Arturo Brachetti has shown us all what heights can be reached, how inspiring and magical the art form can be. Any serious student will want this book."
Peter Marvey, world class magician
"This book fills a gap in the knowledge of the magic art. Certainly THE book to answer all your quick change questions and a great collector's piece."
Geoffrey Durham, English Television magician
"The magic world has needed a good, clear, authoritative work on quick change for far too long. This is an excellent first book for anyone exploring a fascinating and neglected area of magic. Creative magicians will find real inspiration here. Warmly recommended."
Danny Cole, magician + quick-change artist
"Finally I can understand the details of the german book! I think you have done a good job... the theories and techniques are clear through your writing. I could understand everything, and as a teaching tool, you have done a great job. After all, this is not a book of English literature, it is a magic teaching book! So good job, and I am excited to see the final product."
Mark Parker, illusion designer
"Its an excellent and valuable source of info on this subject. I am sure anyone getting into quick change or even seasoned pro's will discover a few gems here. Well done...excellent."
Jim Steinmeyer, illusion designer
"An important book filled with unique information on many costume effects. Quick Change is an essential textbook for every stage magician, and I highly recommend it."