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Topic: Making Magic - The Standup Creations of Martin Lewis
Message: Posted by: The Pianoman (May 22, 2002 12:51AM)
Hi everyone, Does anyone have the above video and would care to give an opinion.
I was thinking about getting it so a non biased review would be great.

Regards Alan
Message: Posted by: p.b.jones (May 22, 2002 02:51AM)
I bought this video and rate it highly.
If you are looking for standup / cabaret type material look no further.

The switch card is probably the weakest item on the tape but even that is not bad.

Martin's handling of the vanishing bottle is supurb and stops people back tracking to the solution.

I think everyone has seen his rising card on sketch pad (fully explained)

A great chinese sticks where you cut the strings and tear up the sticks at the end to show no gimmicks (no switch)

His come back card is a stunner and very entertaining to lay audiences. (actually I gave martin an Idea for this routine which he asked permission to include in future lectures)

Martins three envelope on a board mental effect which he markets is also a class effect on the tape.

All of the effects are fully explained and like Blue peter. He actualy runs through the construction of the props making it in front of you explaining in great detail.

probably the best tape of stand up material
I have seen.
Message: Posted by: NickOShea (May 22, 2002 03:08AM)
Just to say that I agree fully. Great stand up magic and very well explained.

I throughly enjoyed watching it as well!
Message: Posted by: John Zander (May 23, 2002 09:18PM)
One great video. Martin shows a performance of each effect and then shows you exactly how to make each prop step by step. Plus... I'm on the video! ;)
Message: Posted by: jkvand (Oct 7, 2002 10:59PM)
This is by far one of the best videos out there for making your own magic. Cardiographic is my favorite trick on this tape, and it is amazing how inexpensive it is to make, considering how much it costs to purchase new. All of the routines are great. Highly recommended!
Message: Posted by: Mark Ennis (Oct 8, 2002 06:50AM)
I haven't seen this video, but Martin Lewis is one of the most entertaining and clever magicians I have ever seen.
Message: Posted by: repairman36 (Oct 8, 2002 02:37PM)
I have this tape and find it very informative.Martin Lewis does a great job on showing you how to make the items and how to adapt the items into your own show, with suggestions on where to start. :bigsmile: