Chris Ballinger’s DOS system makes it possible to set up for animations, levitations, appearances, and vanishes in the most
innocent way right in front of your spectators.
Many effects and tips are taught on the instructional DVD. The full routines include:
Static Sharpie: Create a static charge in your sharpie marker and cause the lid to cling to the side of the pen. Slowly the charge shifts and the lid begins to move upward, creeping along the side of the Sharpie. It finally slides along the tip of the pen and re-caps itself. This happens right after the spectator uses the Sharpie and it can be examined immediately afterward.
Phantom Deck: Chris’ take and handling of the classic haunted deck plot. The advantage of using the DOS System is that you have far more control, the setup happens automatically, and the result is absolutely chilling.
Pixelated Dissolve: Vanishes and Appearances with small objects so clean that they look like the objects just dissolve in and out of existence. This can be done with Sponge Balls, Billets and other small objects.
This system was designed to work in a restaurant setting, allowing you to walk up to a table cold and set up instantly. The system also works beautifully in close-up and street performance settings.