In 1953, the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada created a weekly documentary series, specifically for television, called “On the Spot.” It was designed like a short newsreel, only fifteen minutes long, and it was filmed on site with a skeleton crew of three.
Ross Bertram performs advanced card manipulation in a card routine called Five Zero Five. This effect exemplifies Ross’ hallmark “touch” and his magical thinking. It was published in his second book, Bertram on Sleight of Hand.
Ross Bertram was a virtuoso magician from Toronto who was born in 1912 and died in 1992. In addition to his impressive and astonishing magic skill, he was also a lifelong student of photography and film production.