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Topic: Very Best of Royal Road To Card Magic by Jason Greenamyer - DVD
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 30, 2007 02:01PM)
Here's a clip with a nice fellow teaching and performing live:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=9779
Message: Posted by: Bosco J. (Dec 1, 2007 08:28AM)
Does this disc include sleights/tricks not in the Hunter or Wilson set Chris?

Bosco
Message: Posted by: ted french (Dec 1, 2007 09:05AM)
I am not sure but there is over an hour of instruction and this dvd is much less than half the cost of the others. The main purpose of this dvd is to introduce newbies to the classic literature that is being overlooked, many of them will not read a book. I have noticed that many people that are new to magic are really lacking the fundamentals to perform good magic, just look at all the youtube magicians out there. If you are looking for an advantage or a reason to buy this instead of the other versions, I would say the teaching is very good and the performances are filmed live in a table hopping setting.
Message: Posted by: thefliss (Dec 1, 2007 10:51AM)
While I certainly think that a basis in basic sleights is important for anyone learning to do magic correctly, the idea that "many of them will not read a book" isn't certainly new or, frankly, all that important: magic, like many hobbies, is pretty hard to learn from a book and much easier to learn by visual demonstration and repetition, which DVDs can provide (anyone tried to learn to play an instrument solely from a book?). DVDs and youtube have provided access to more complex skills than many beginners can handle, but seeing them attempted by young beginners is a mixture of youthful over-reaching, lack of discipline and all-too-ready access. There have always been neophytes doing slights poorly (I don't exempt myself from that group - except, at least, in a public venue ... practice, practice, practice!); youtube has only given a much larger audience to this phenomenon. A DVD that can provide instruction in the basics at a reasonable cost for a young person with an interest in learning the techniques is certainly welcome, and we shouldn't blame youthful exuberance for a preponderance of poor prestidigitation publicly performed.
Message: Posted by: Magicjg (Dec 4, 2007 09:13PM)
I hope you guys like this DVD.We put slot of work into this one.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Dec 5, 2007 01:47AM)
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On 2007-12-04 22:13, Magicjg wrote:
I hope you guys like this DVD.We put slot of work into this one.
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There is slot machine routines? I thought Royal Road was cards?
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Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Dec 5, 2007 10:08AM)
Jason Greenamyer is a great teacher. He provides great instruction in Trespassing, an effect by Domenic Carbone and produced by Precision Magic. Although this DVD appears to aim at the younger and perhaps folks starting out at card magic, it fills a needed gap in the market, IMHO. Besides, Jason is one entertaining, talented, creative and motivated from Ohio. He seems to possess great aptitude for his craft.
Message: Posted by: Magicjg (Dec 6, 2007 08:12PM)
Hahahaha, sorry Christopher. I was typing that from my new ipod, not very good at it yet. Should say "a lot of work into this one". Evolve629 I'm glad you like my teaching style. Trespassing was a fun project to be involved with. The impromptu versions were something I came up with on the fly within 5 minutes. Here in the new future I'm hoping to really release my creative side. As of right now I'm working full-time as a magician while finishing school. It's a lot of work. December is a very busy month for me also. After the holidays a few new projects will have my full attention. Feel free to add me on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/magicofjasongreenamyer
Soon enough I will have a website up http://www.Jasonalanmagic.com (Alan is my middle/stage name, easier for customers to remember me). Once again thank you!!!!
Sincerely,
Jason Greenamyer
Message: Posted by: Review King (Dec 6, 2007 08:48PM)
Jason, I'm known as the king of Café misspellers. I type too fast ( with two fingers ) and hit send. 3 days later when it's too late I prrof read. What a clown! Good for you having a sense of humor about it all!

Jason, you have a wonderful performing style. Best wishes and sucecss to you on your new DVD!!

Christopher
Message: Posted by: Magicjg (Dec 8, 2007 12:36AM)
Hey since you guys show some interest in my style take a look at this article released on me. Go to http://www.valley24.com . Look for Jason Alan.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Dec 8, 2007 06:43AM)
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On 2007-12-06 21:48, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
Jason, I'm known as the king of Café misspellers. I type too fast ( with two fingers ) and hit send. 3 days later when it's too late I prrof read. What a clown! Good for you having a sense of humor about it all!
Jason, you have a wonderful performing style. Best wishes and sucecss to you on your new DVD!!
Christopher
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Hey...You spelled PROOF & SUCCESS wrong.....You are the king!.. :) :) ..