Master over 100 card effects with 8 hours of teaching material on DVD in this comprehensive magic training guide on card magic. It contains a complete range of card tricks for magicians of all ages and skill levels. INCLUDES De Land’s Automatic Marked Deck and a Svengali trick deck so you can
Master over 100 card effects with 8 hours of teaching material on DVD in this comprehensive magic training guide on card magic.
It contains a complete range of card tricks for magicians of all ages and skill levels.
INCLUDES De Land’s Automatic Marked Deck and a Svengali trick deck so you can start performing right away!
Impromptu Card Tricks
You Do As I Do
Card Subtleties Utilizing Key Cards
Double Back Principles
Magic Utilizing Double Faced Cards
Card Mysteries Using a One Way Back Design
Reversed Ordinary Cards
Mysteries of Prearranged Deck
Magic With Svengali Deck
Magic With Mene-Tekel Deck
Magic With A Stripper Deck
Mysteries With Special Decks
Use Of Short Cards
A teaching companion for selected effects from Jean Hugard's Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
Jean Hugard's Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (1937) is considered a classic text book for card magic, containing over 600 card tricks from many of the best magicians from the first decades of the twentieth century, including legendary names like Vernon, Baker, Annemann, Daley, Scarne, and more. Here you get a DVD set that can serve as a helpful companion to this classic written work. The two DVDs don't actually contain Hugard's entire collection of tricks, but is a selection of some of the content in the book, so it is an excellent place for the intermediate magician to learn a large amount of material. The back of the DVD case has a copyright date of 2016, but the actual video was recorded about 10 years ago. With almost 8 hours of run time, the videos go through the performance of around 100 tricks, each followed by the explanation, featuring magician Rudy Hunter.
Even the section on sleights assumes a basic ability to do things like overhand shuffles, riffle shuffles, spreads, mechanics grip and dealer's grip, and is focused more on using these skills to control cards when shuffling and cutting a deck. Even so, it does cover many elementary skills, so I would consider it to be geared especially to intermediate magicians, and those who are looking to progress from being beginners. I'm pleased to see part of Hugard's classic work being brought to life on the screen, and being taught to a new generation of magicians, and the two DVDs in this series are good value.
Besides the two DVDs, you also get two trick decks: a Svengali deck, and DeLand's Automatic deck. Some Svengali routines and Stripper routines are taught on the DVDs, but these decks also come with a special link that gives you access to online learning materials for both decks. Note that these aren't the highest quality decks, but the main appeal of this product is the video. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame