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Topic: Richard Osterlind's new limited edition 13 billet routine DVD
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Aug 27, 2015 12:40PM)
Just got this email and ordered immediately:

Earlier this year, Richard Osterlind traveled to Europe to give master classes in Belgium, France and Italy. While in Paris, he was approached by his friend Burt Wayne, to perform and record what could only be called "Street Mentalism" in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. Alternating back and forth, Richard and Burt performed for spectators from many different countries.
The material is a mixture of standard effects and original routines. The spontaneous nature of the recording is fascinating to watch and truly reflects real-world conditions. Time after time, you will see startled expressions of joy on travelers from around the world and you will learn new presentations from even ideas you already know!

It is important to mention the entire video is made up of billet work requiring basically no props. Richard's luggage, in fact, had been lost by the airline and he was forced to borrow a jacket and work in jeans! Yet, with the exception of just one routine that uses a Swami and a cheap blackboard he had purchased, simple billets and blank index cards are all that was used to create first-class performances!

In addition to Burt's great contributions (he is also a top-class performer), he took it upon himself to hire an expert editor which has resulted in a totally professional recording. The explanations are clear and concise with cuts to the performing segments to make everything understandable.

This is a video you will certainly learn from! Many of the effects could have been sold separately for the price of the entire DVD!

Please note, this DVD will ONLY play in your computer. It is not formatted to play on a stand-alone DVD player.

We have only a very limited quantity of these DVDs in stock, ready for immediate shipping and are offering them at only $39.95.

Get yours today before they are gone!
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (Aug 27, 2015 03:06PM)
Order placed. No need to think about this one. Anything from Richard is quality.
(Now I just need to find some time to watch it)
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Aug 27, 2015 06:25PM)
This is not on his web site, I'm supposedly on the mailing list but haven't received anything from Mind Mysteries. Where do you order?
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Aug 27, 2015 06:31PM)
It's so limited, that even if you click on the link in the email, its not on the site.
James
Message: Posted by: ash2arani (Aug 28, 2015 02:18AM)
Looks like it is sold out. But that was really fast!
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Aug 28, 2015 04:19PM)
I was advised by Mr. Jim Sisti that they may have another run, but it is not gusranteed. HE suggested that people sign up for the newletter at Osterlindmysteries.com to get notified when anothrr run of this DVD, or any future items, is released.

Michael
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Aug 28, 2015 05:01PM)
I thought it was an odd choice to burn these so that they don't work on dvd players, only pc/laptops... as that'll make copying and sharing the info that much easier...
Message: Posted by: Josho (Sep 1, 2015 05:50PM)
Received mine yesterday!

I might have been missing something (I 'rewound' and rewatched several times), but it seemed to me that there was something pretty major missing from the Monuments effect, both from the performance and from the explanation. There's a definite edit in the performance, and it seems to coincide with a (rather crucial) unexplained aspect of the working. Having full faith in Richard and Jim, I'm assuming this is one of those oversights borne of such familiarity with the work that the omission went right over their heads.

Haven't finished the whole DVD yet, but I'm at least halfway through.

Josh
Message: Posted by: gypsyfish (Sep 2, 2015 06:42AM)
I'm pretty disappointed. I tried to order the day I got my newsletter, but it wasn't on the website. I wrote twice asking about purchasing it, but never got a reply. I was surprised because I've always found the customer service excellent when I shopped at Osterlind's. I guess Jim must have been overwhelmed by purchasers, but I was doubly disappointed because of not being able to buy the DVD and because I didn't get a response.

Shad Schroeder
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Sep 2, 2015 06:49AM)
Richard Osterlind usually puts out quality material with high production values. On this occasion it looks as though he has misfired. Hope it's not a sign of things to come (a la Sankey). From reading his recent posts it looks like he's deserted the Café. A real shame imho.
Message: Posted by: Josho (Sep 2, 2015 07:53AM)
I had a discussion with someone else who received the DVD, and (trying not to put words in his mouth here; I hope he'll jump in and correct me if I'm wrong) he felt that the necessary information was there, albeit briefly. So I don't want to come off as too strident in my reaction to the teaching of the Monument effect.
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 5, 2015 08:56PM)
Sorry for being late to the party but I just came across this thread. Here are a few pertinent facts about the recent billet DVD.

First, this wasn't an Osterlind Mysteries production. It was produced by French magician Burt Wayne - shot in Paris when Richard was lecturing there and edited and duplicated there. (I thought this was clear from our e-mail but perhaps not...) So, any inference that this DVD reflects in any way on upcoming releases directly produced by Richard and I is, frankly, a bit silly. This DVD was an unplanned oddity and we thought people who appreciate Richard's work would be interested in it - end of story.

Regarding its apparent scarcity, we were able to obtain a few dozen copies from Mr. Wayne to offer to our mailing list for interested parties. We had no idea they would sell so fast. The good news is that we're going to be getting some more - we're not sure how many as of yet - but we will send out another e-mail when they arrive. That should be within the next two weeks.

Also, I spend most of my mornings handling e-mail for Osterlind Mysteries and I always answer any and all inquiries. If you didn't get an answer to an e-mail, it simply means that I never got it. We received a lot of e-mails wondering where the billet DVD disappeared to and I answered every one that I actually received. Just wanted to clear that up.

Regarding Richard not spending any more time on the Café, the real shame rests solely with those posters who oftentimes make this a terrible place. Richard isn't the first Café VIP to decide that his time is better spent doing other things and he most certainly won't be the last - that is, unless some who frequent this place learn a bit more about manners.

If you're on the Osterlind Mysteries mailing list, you'll be getting a notification when restock of the billet DVD arrives. If you're not on the list, you can sign up [url=www.osterlindmysteries.com]here[/url].

I believe that covers everything but I'd be happy to answer any other questions.
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Sep 6, 2015 04:41AM)
Thanks Jim, so the production issues are down to the fact this isn't an official Osterlind Mysteries release and so the expected high standards haven't been applied. All makes sense now.
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 6, 2015 01:49PM)
[quote]On Sep 6, 2015, T.G. Jones wrote:
Thanks Jim, so the production issues are down to the fact this isn't an official Osterlind Mysteries release and so the expected high standards haven't been applied. All makes sense now. [/quote]

That's substantially correct though I would like to point out that Burt's production values are very high on this DVD - the sound is good and everything was shot in high definition. If it were our project, Richard and I would probably have made a few different editing decisions (again, it wasn't our project so nothing "went right over our heads") but all in all, Richard was happy with the cinéma vérité quality of the final result.

Also, we continue to believe that there is quite a bit of instructional value here, not the least of which is watching Richard work with laymen in a real-world environment on the streets of Paris, and if we get more copies, we will absolutely offer them again.

Though it's not our production, we continue to believe that it's a worthwhile product.
Message: Posted by: Josho (Sep 6, 2015 07:29PM)
Jim,

I stand corrected on the omissions "going over" your heads. The production appears, from its packaging, from the email, and from the actual content, to have been a wholly collaborative effort, so hopefully you'll understand why nobody had any reason to believe that the editing decisions were one-sided.

Best regards,
Josh
Message: Posted by: XyGreg (Sep 7, 2015 05:51AM)
Thanks for those good news Jim :) I subscribed to the newsletter and won't miss the next chance )^^
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 7, 2015 08:17PM)
Could be this ad that caused people to think it was produced by Osterlind Mysteries Jim.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/A-new-DVD-on-billets-available-now-.html?soid=1102927892235&aid=Zt1Rfa6XUtM

Since it says "Osterlind Mysteries" then it shows the DVD cover. Not silly at all.
James

[quote]On Sep 5, 2015, Jim Sisti wrote:
Sorry for being late to the party but I just came across this thread. Here are a few pertinent facts about the recent billet DVD.

First, this wasn't an Osterlind Mysteries production. It was produced by French magician Burt Wayne - shot in Paris when Richard was lecturing there and edited and duplicated there. (I thought this was clear from our e-mail but perhaps not...) So, any inference that this DVD reflects in any way on upcoming releases directly produced by Richard and I is, frankly, a bit silly. This DVD was an unplanned oddity and we thought people who appreciate Richard's work would be interested in it - end of story.

Regarding its apparent scarcity, we were able to obtain a few dozen copies from Mr. Wayne to offer to our mailing list for interested parties. We had no idea they would sell so fast. The good news is that we're going to be getting some more - we're not sure how many as of yet - but we will send out another e-mail when they arrive. That should be within the next two weeks.

Also, I spend most of my mornings handling e-mail for Osterlind Mysteries and I always answer any and all inquiries. If you didn't get an answer to an e-mail, it simply means that I never got it. We received a lot of e-mails wondering where the billet DVD disappeared to and I answered every one that I actually received. Just wanted to clear that up.

Regarding Richard not spending any more time on the Café, the real shame rests solely with those posters who oftentimes make this a terrible place. Richard isn't the first Café VIP to decide that his time is better spent doing other things and he most certainly won't be the last - that is, unless some who frequent this place learn a bit more about manners.

If you're on the Osterlind Mysteries mailing list, you'll be getting a notification when restock of the billet DVD arrives. If you're not on the list, you can sign up [url=www.osterlindmysteries.com]here[/url].

I believe that covers everything but I'd be happy to answer any other questions. [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 8, 2015 07:46AM)
Of course the e-mail had our logo - we were selling the product after all - but the [i]copy[/i] says it was recorded by Burt Wayne. I get e-mail all the time from various magic dealers that feature their logo and then offering to sell me products (just a recent perusal through my mailbox shows examples from Vanishing Inc. and Meir Yedid). I don't make the assumption that the products offered are actually produced by them (though sometimes they are but sometimes they aren't). In any event, I believe this is all clear for everyone now.

We did get word that more copies of the billet DVD will be on their way to us shortly. Those of you signed up for our newsletter (and there's been a lot of new subscribers - thanks!) will be the first to know when they arrive. We're hoping this could be early next week.
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 8, 2015 08:07AM)
Of course Jim, of course.
James

[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, Jim Sisti wrote:
Of course the e-mail had our logo - we were selling the product after all - but the [i]copy[/i] says it was recorded by Burt Wayne. I get e-mail all the time from various magic dealers that feature their logo and then offering to sell me products (just a recent perusal through my mailbox shows examples from Vanishing Inc. and Meir Yedid). I don't make the assumption that the products offered are actually produced by them (though sometimes they are but sometimes they aren't). In any event, I believe this is all clear for everyone now.

We did get word that more copies of the billet DVD will be on their way to us shortly. Those of you signed up for our newsletter (and there's been a lot of new subscribers - thanks!) will be the first to know when they arrive. We're hoping this could be early next week. [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 8, 2015 08:40AM)
[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, Xiqual wrote:
Of course Jim, of course.
James[/quote]

Happy to help...
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Sep 8, 2015 10:00AM)
[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, Jim Sisti wrote:
Of course the e-mail had our logo - we were selling the product after all - but the [i]copy[/i] says it was recorded by Burt Wayne. I get e-mail all the time from various magic dealers that feature their logo and then offering to sell me products (just a recent perusal through my mailbox shows examples from Vanishing Inc. and Meir Yedid). I don't make the assumption that the products offered are actually produced by them (though sometimes they are but sometimes they aren't).[/quote]

Oh, so is Osterlind Mysteries now primarily not a producer, but just a simple reseller of others' products, like any generic magic dealer? Years of branding should have no effect on how the Osterlind Mysteries name and logo are viewed by an audience?

Come on.

Really, you could've just conceded that given the giant OM logo and Osterlind being the star, this was easily seen as an OM product.

Better to show you understand your customers, rather than chide them for misreading your ad.

Better still to craft your ad so it's hard to misread.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 8, 2015 10:07AM)
[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, Tim Cavendish wrote:
[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, Jim Sisti wrote:
Of course the e-mail had our logo - we were selling the product after all - but the [i]copy[/i] says it was recorded by Burt Wayne. I get e-mail all the time from various magic dealers that feature their logo and then offering to sell me products (just a recent perusal through my mailbox shows examples from Vanishing Inc. and Meir Yedid). I don't make the assumption that the products offered are actually produced by them (though sometimes they are but sometimes they aren't).[/quote]

Oh, so is Osterlind Mysteries now primarily not a producer, but just a simple reseller of others' products, like any generic magic dealer? Years of branding should have no effect on how the Osterlind Mysteries name and logo are viewed by an audience?

Come on.

Really, you could've just conceded that given the giant OM logo and Osterlind being the star, this was easily seen as an OM product.

Better to show you understand your customers, rather than chide them for misreading your ad.

Better still to craft your ad so it's hard to misread. [/quote]

Exactly! But in the arrogant response "It's all clear now" so just move on. Please...
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 8, 2015 10:07AM)
Tim - I do understand how it could be interpreted that way as the majority of our products are produced by Richard and I (there have been a few exceptions). I was merely pointing out that we did mention in the copy that it wasn't our production and that Richard had a co-starring role in it. My intent wasn't to chide anyone.

I appreciate your input, however.
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 8, 2015 10:15AM)
[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, RNK wrote:
Exactly! But in the arrogant response "It's all clear now" so just move on. Please... [/quote]

I'm sorry you read arrogance into my post, particularly when none was intended. In Richard's absence from the Café, I'm simply trying to answer any questions about this product and sincerely trying to help inquirers understand exactly what this DVD is and isn't.

My apologies if anything I've said appears otherwise.
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Sep 8, 2015 10:32AM)
[quote]On Sep 8, 2015, Tim Cavendish wrote:


Oh, so is Osterlind Mysteries now primarily not a producer, but just a simple reseller of others' products, like any generic magic dealer? Years of branding should have no effect on how the Osterlind Mysteries name and logo are viewed by an audience?

Come on.

Really, you could've just conceded that given the giant OM logo and Osterlind being the star, this was easily seen as an OM product.

Better to show you understand your customers, rather than chide them for misreading your ad.

Better still to craft your ad so it's hard to misread. [/quote]

Haven't you guys other things to do than all this cavelling?
It was quite clear in the add from the very beginning what this is!

Stop ruining this forum completely before it is too late! (I believe it already is)
Get a life!
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Sep 8, 2015 11:11AM)
I agree. This is what happens when outsiders (not on OM mailing lists) collide with insiders (those on the list/community). The perceptions, expectation and opinions for those that this product may have never been intended is amazing.

Then these same people wonder and can't understand why Richard and so many other pros have left the building. Technically, it's his/their business and they can choose to operate it any what they want. Trust me, his best customers in their community have no problem with any of this.
Message: Posted by: jremy7 (Sep 8, 2015 11:51AM)
I ordered my copy on the spot and received it shortly thereafter. I love impromptu mentalism. Thanks to Richard, Burt and Jim for making it available.
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 9, 2015 11:24PM)
Mindpro and Sven, both of you are ridiculous. I'm on the list. Stop being elitist snobs. Youre not in some club that is difficult to get into. Hate to break it to you. These products are available for anyone that has the cash. The ad was confusing, at least a bit.
If people want to sell their products here, they need to at least have courtesy. Calling people "silly" and saying "It's all clear now so just move on." shows a flippant attitude. Similar to when Jim was accusing people of pirating.
Personally, I will never stop, so get used to it boys.
James
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Sep 9, 2015 11:33PM)
Are you kidding me? They don't "have" to do anything, or be told how to conduct their business from you or anyone else. No elitist at all going on here. As you said anyone can get on their list, so rather than complain, they should do so and be in the loop themselves rather than coming to the Café seeking info. Both Jim and Richard are extremely accessible, there is no need to play games or ask anyone else.

Jim came in here to address the questions and issues, then you complain about how he does it? Crazy!
Message: Posted by: CarlMcCoy (Sep 10, 2015 06:58AM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, Xiqual wrote:
Mindpro and Sven, both of you are ridiculous. I'm on the list. Stop being elitist snobs. Youre not in some club that is difficult to get into. Hate to break it to you. These products are available for anyone that has the cash. The ad was confusing, at least a bit.
If people want to sell their products here, they need to at least have courtesy. Calling people "silly" and saying "It's all clear now so just move on." shows a flippant attitude. Similar to when Jim was accusing people of pirating.
Personally, I will never stop, so get used to it boys.
James [/quote]


You may want to go back and read the post. He said "I believe this is all clear for everyone now."

This forum continues to amaze...in all the wrong ways.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 10, 2015 07:03AM)
I agree with Xiqual. Some here obviously have an "elitist" attitude and think they are above others and have all the correct answers. Instead of being cordial and polite they spout their snobby posts when disagreed with or questioned. I find this a lot more with mentalists than magicians but it's everywhere. For some reason this elitist/snobby attitude falls within a lot of entertainers. It's something that's within each and every one of us to want to be right. Some have more trouble controlling it than others. Coincidently those who have trouble controlling it have even more trouble admitting it.

Sorry for derailing this thread but I commend Xiqual for having the guts to state the obvious.

RNK
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Sep 10, 2015 07:53AM)
I'm with Xiqual too. When I used to deal I came across many different types of customer for sure. The typical mentalist trait was to exhibit a superior attitude and backslap colleagues in the flesh while berating them behind their backs. They also like to name drop. I see a similar thing on the Café, many mentalists refer to 'their good friend xxxxx' when they post, even if they are merely acqaintances. I dare say I'll receive some flak for this post but the above is only based on my observation of the majority of mentalists, not all of them!
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 10, 2015 08:11AM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, T.G. Jones wrote:
I dare say I'll receive some flak for this post but the above is only based on my observation of the majority of mentalists, not all of them! [/quote]

You may T.G. as I probably will, but believe me when I say a lot more people feel as you do but are afraid to say it here. Hats off to you for being real!

RNK
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Sep 10, 2015 08:47AM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, Xiqual wrote:
Mindpro and Sven, both of you are ridiculous. I'm on the list. Stop being elitist snobs. Youre not in some club that is difficult to get into. Hate to break it to you. These products are available for anyone that has the cash. The ad was confusing, at least a bit.
If people want to sell their products here, they need to at least have courtesy. Calling people "silly" and saying "It's all clear now so just move on." shows a flippant attitude. Similar to when Jim was accusing people of pirating.
Personally, I will never stop, so get used to it boys.
James [/quote]

These kind of posts reminds me on why I, - and quite a few with me rarely come here anymore.
I suggest that you read the posts in this thread again
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 10, 2015 09:12AM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, Sven Rygh wrote:
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, Xiqual wrote:
Mindpro and Sven, both of you are ridiculous. I'm on the list. Stop being elitist snobs. Youre not in some club that is difficult to get into. Hate to break it to you. These products are available for anyone that has the cash. The ad was confusing, at least a bit.
If people want to sell their products here, they need to at least have courtesy. Calling people "silly" and saying "It's all clear now so just move on." shows a flippant attitude. Similar to when Jim was accusing people of pirating.
Personally, I will never stop, so get used to it boys.
James [/quote]

These kind of posts reminds me on why I, - and quite a few with me rarely come here anymore.
I suggest that you read the posts in this thread again [/quote]

And the Café will still be here regardless of who still comes and visits and who doesn't. Astonishing.
Message: Posted by: T.G. Jones (Sep 10, 2015 09:34AM)
Yes, typical "I'm too good for this place" attitude from a mentalist. Totally supports my hypothesis. Used to hate that attitude as a dealer but had to bite my lip back then. ;)
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Sep 10, 2015 09:50AM)
[quote]Yes, typical "I'm too good for this place" attitude from a mentalist. Totally supports my hypothesis. Used to hate that attitude as a dealer but had to bite my lip back then.[/quote]

So what you say is that we should stay here and howl with the wolves?

Thank you, but no thank you.
I have more reasonable things to spend my time on
Message: Posted by: CarlMcCoy (Sep 10, 2015 01:43PM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, RNK wrote:

And the Café will still be here regardless of who still comes and visits and who doesn't. Astonishing. [/quote]

Shouldn't that be 'Unfortunately'?
Message: Posted by: Jim Sisti (Sep 16, 2015 10:43PM)
For those interested, we've just received some more copies of [i]13 Miracles with Billets[/i]. These are in stock ready for immediate shipment. Details are [url=http://osterlindmysteries.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_8&products_id=97]here[/url]. (If this link no longer works, it means we've sold out again.)
Message: Posted by: John Jerde (Sep 17, 2015 12:58AM)
I just put in my order 👊🏻. I am really looking forward to this.
Message: Posted by: alee7371 (Sep 19, 2015 10:51PM)
I just ordered the DVD a few days ago and it came in the mail today. Can't wait to watch it
Message: Posted by: setsuna83 (Sep 27, 2015 03:16AM)
Hi all, I wonder are there any reviews for this dvd? are the techniques taught here mostly already covered in other osterlind's dvds or are there new material being shared on this dvd? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Uncle Joe (Dec 2, 2015 09:38AM)
[quote]On Sep 27, 2015, setsuna83 wrote:
Hi all, I wonder are there any reviews for this dvd? are the techniques taught here mostly already covered in other osterlind's dvds or are there new material being shared on this dvd? Thanks! [/quote]
Yes I was wondering the same.
Reviews?
Is there anybody out there?
Message: Posted by: Goldfield (Dec 11, 2015 09:37PM)
There is new material on the dvd one in particular that Richard came up with for this production. Well worth the investment.
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Dec 18, 2015 08:26AM)
[quote]On Dec 11, 2015, Peter Goldfield wrote:
There is new material on the dvd one in particular that Richard came up with for this production. Well worth the investment. [/quote]

Agreed. There is some great new material on this release.
Message: Posted by: Chano (Dec 31, 2015 12:00AM)
I'd love to hear more about the effects in the DVD. Could someone do a proper review? Nothing too revealing, obviously. Just something to give an idea of how much of it is effects and how much of it is technique. I'm really interested in this DVD because I'm a big fan of learning one workhorse technique over gimmicks. The less props, the better.
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (Dec 31, 2015 01:52AM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2015, Mindpro wrote:
Are you kidding me? They don't "have" to do anything, or be told how to conduct their business from you or anyone else. No elitist at all going on here. As you said anyone can get on their list, so rather than complain, they should do so and be in the loop themselves rather than coming to the Café seeking info. Both Jim and Richard are extremely accessible, there is no need to play games or ask anyone else.

Jim came in here to address the questions and issues, then you complain about how he does it? Crazy! [/quote]


I have to agree Jim has answered the question end of !

Some people have got nothing better to do

Remember we are talking Richard Osterland , I can't think of a single product he has bought out that is not not quality !
Message: Posted by: Matti Kaki (Jun 2, 2018 01:52PM)
I already have Richard Osterlids 13 Steps to Mentalism Billets -volume. Do you think that this DVD gives any extra knowledge compared to that? Or is this more like an interesting lecture to those who like Richard?
Message: Posted by: j100taylor (Jun 2, 2018 03:39PM)
I think it's an excellent DVD. My favorite of his
Message: Posted by: Matti Kaki (Jun 2, 2018 04:10PM)
All right. I really like Richard and respect his superb career.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jun 5, 2018 02:48AM)
[quote]On Sep 2, 2015, T.G. Jones wrote:
Richard Osterlind usually puts out quality material with high production values. On this occasion it looks as though he has misfired. Hope it's not a sign of things to come (a la Sankey). From reading his recent posts it looks like he's deserted the Café. A real shame imho. [/quote]


I don't think he has deserted the Café. It may be just he was bombarded with questions and may be just business type stuff.
Message: Posted by: D Whitton (Jun 5, 2018 03:24AM)
This dvd is an under the radar hit. Seeing Osterlind take billet routines ‘to the street’ is quite something. Although I probabaly wouldn’t have chosen Paris!
Message: Posted by: j100taylor (Jun 5, 2018 08:57AM)
[quote]On Jun 5, 2018, D Whitton wrote:
This dvd is an under the radar hit. Seeing Osterlind take billet routines ‘to the street’ is quite something. Although I probabaly wouldn’t have chosen Paris! [/quote]

The Paris shots are one of the reasons I like this DVD. That and I love billet work.
Message: Posted by: Matti Kaki (Jun 5, 2018 12:29PM)
I managed to watch part of this as my friend has the DVD and it really is good. The sound and picture quality is even better than in his normal DVDs as they are older. I believe that some watchers were disappointed when those women spectators were missing. I understand you well but if you are looking for knowledge, this is easier to follow as it has no disturbing effects. :rotf:
Message: Posted by: D Whitton (Jun 5, 2018 05:38PM)
Personally I didn't miss those women. I much prefer to study the magic.
Message: Posted by: BCE (Apr 20, 2019 05:36PM)
[quote]On Aug 27, 2015, magicinsight wrote:
Just got this email and ordered immediately:

Earlier this year, Richard Osterlind traveled to Europe to give master classes in Belgium, France and Italy. While in Paris, he was approached by his friend Burt Wayne, to perform and record what could only be called "Street Mentalism" in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. [/quote]

For those who have this - how much of Notre Dame can be seen?
Message: Posted by: j100taylor (Apr 20, 2019 11:40PM)
It was about two hours of filming in front of Notre Dame. It was a beautiful day. Actually I was watching the DVD the same night Notre Dame burn down.
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Apr 21, 2019 02:58PM)
There is one routine on this DVD where Richard is performing for a small group outside, where he has each person write down a thought on a slip of paper and fold it up. All of the slips are put together in a pile on the sidewalk. One at a time, Richard reveals what is written on each slip before opening it and handing it back to the person who wrote it. Of all the routines, this is the one I enjoyed most.