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Topic: Recommended DVDs
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 28, 2005 12:49PM)
Are then any DVDs out there you would recommend as a must get? I've had enough cards for now, but I tried to learn some of Greg Wilson's On The Spot, but found most of it too hard and fidly. Too much of it relies on the Sylvester Pitch and other trick sleights which I just can't get the hang of. I'm thinking of getting his new set; is it less tricky? And are there any more DVDs which are good for table-hopping magic?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Jul 28, 2005 01:03PM)
I reccomend David Regals DVD sets. I just recently purchased these and they are great.
Message: Posted by: Shikina (Jul 28, 2005 02:01PM)
I'm afraid that I'm going to have to disagree with Corey on this one. David Regal makes great magic, but it would be mostly terrible for table-hopping. Many of his tricks use set-ups and gaffs, which are obviously impracticle in a restaurant setting. My suggestion: Nathan Kranzo's Visual Voodoo. There are better DVDs out there for the new magician looking to learn general all-purpose magic, but his effects are direct, powerfull, and mostly done in the hands. Be warned that there are some effects on this dvd which require moderate amounts of "sleight-of-hand", as well as a routine or two that use gaffs. But even the gaffed tricks reset quickly and cleanly. Check it out.
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Jul 28, 2005 02:14PM)
I apologize, I didn't notice at first that it was for table hopping.
Message: Posted by: dragonchaos91 (Jul 28, 2005 05:20PM)
Carl Andrews table hopping cups and balls.
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Jul 28, 2005 05:35PM)
What about ropes trick? I highly recommend Richard Sander's Fiber Optics. No reset and it's great for table hopping.
Message: Posted by: Shikina (Jul 28, 2005 06:57PM)
You know what, scratch that thought on Nathan Kranzo if you don't want card effects. You can check out an old VHS by Steve Fearson called "magically delicious". Its got some interesting effects (one or two card items, but the rest not) and they are all impormptu-ish effects with items commonly found in restaurants.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Jul 28, 2005 08:17PM)
Corey Burke's PayPhone DVD has some great walk around material. Ive seen Corey use this stuff to slay so many people. I think you'd like it. :)
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 30, 2005 04:21PM)
That Nathan Kranzo one seems interesting; I had a look and it's not all cards so that's quite good. Evolve, I have Fiber Optics, I forgot to mention that, and it is great.

But where can I find more information on Corey Burk's Payphone and Steve Fearson's Magically Delicious?

Thanks again.
Message: Posted by: Lukenp (Jul 30, 2005 04:31PM)
I believe you can purchase Payphone at http://www.magicproshop.com
Message: Posted by: Richard Shippy (Jul 30, 2005 04:47PM)
Nathan Kranzo's "Visual Voodoo" is great!
Message: Posted by: mystre71 (Jul 30, 2005 09:08PM)
I second Corey Burke's Payphone DVD. Lots of great routines on there. If you're going to buy the dvd support Corey and order from him at http://www.Coreyburke.com
While there I suggest picking up his notes "Sense" they have some great ideas in there as well.


Best,
Joe
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Jul 31, 2005 03:41AM)
For non-card walk-around, Doug Brewer's 'The Unexpected Visitor' is loaded with great, practical and fun effects. This is all coin effects, except for a mini cups and balls routine. I love this book, and consider it to be one of the best bargains out there. His website is jazzmagic.home.att.net. He also has this available on dvd, though I have only read the book, so I can't comment on that. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Jul 31, 2005 04:28AM)
Miracles While U Wait by Mark Jenesst is a GREAT DVD!
Message: Posted by: flourish dude (Jul 31, 2005 06:46PM)
I think everyone should have the easy to master money and cards by Ammar. Your looking for noncard so I would say the money set. Aldo's standing room only is good as well. Magic any where any time by Losander is great! Another old video that gets over looked is Bill Tarr's now you see it ,now you don't. This maybe a hard video to find but well worth it. Another is Pocket full of Miricals by Jim Taylor.
Message: Posted by: Niko (Aug 1, 2005 05:16AM)
A lot of these sound great suggestions; I've dones some research and particularly interested in PayPhone and Visual Voodoo (even if it does have some cards). My only problem is that I live in the UK so the Payphone DVD is hard to get without spending loads on shipping :( Does anyone know any English sites or selling their own copy?
Message: Posted by: Sleightly_Done (Sep 15, 2005 10:16PM)
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On 2005-07-31 19:46, flourish dude wrote:
..... Aldo's standing room only is good as well.....
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I would second the Aldo Colombini suggestion.... I was just at his lecture this week, hosted by IBM Ring 130 in Jacksonville, Florida, and it was great! He does very simple, strong, time tested magic. You will not have any problem doing the majority of his stuff, and it is not super complicated. I purchased the 3 DVD set called "the Essential Aldo Colombini".
Message: Posted by: Al Straker (Sep 15, 2005 10:38PM)
Johnny Thompson, Tommy Wonder - older publications but pure genius and enough material for a couple of awesome acts! The new Daniel Garcia videos also have some awesome non card effects.

Best ,
Al
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (Sep 16, 2005 12:09PM)
A lot of these sound great suggestions; I've dones some research and particularly interested in PayPhone and Visual Voodoo (even if it does have some cards). My only problem is that I live in the UK so the Payphone DVD is hard to get without spending loads on shipping Does anyone know any English sites or selling their own copy?

Try here:

http://www.merchantofmagic.co.uk

that's where I got mine from

Craig
Message: Posted by: carddealer69 (Sep 18, 2005 12:26PM)
Euguen Burger has good walk around matieral and does Simon Lovell. Jim pace has great routines and his videos are cheap.