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Topic: Psych-artist.com - Colin at his best!
Message: Posted by: DrewBstoss (Apr 14, 2020 04:36PM)
I'm quite surprised not to see more buzz around Colin's recent project(s) at www.psych-artist.com

At the outset of this post I want to clarify - this is an unsolicited post and I paid full price for access to the content. Colin and I have corresponded here and there in the past but I'm by no means in his "inner circle" (maybe one day though! ;) ).

Quite simply this is one of the best investments I've made in the last year or two.

Colin is offering (at the time of writing at least) four instant video downloads. Each download is a nearly one hour "deep dive" dissection of a real-world routine that Colin has used COUNTLESS times in live or televised performances. Here's a brief overview of each:

[b]Force-sight:[/b]
Colin revisits the classic (and highly sought after) techniques first shared in his now OOP book [i]This Way Up[/i] but provides some significant advances both in terms of method, scripting and structure. This was, hands down, my favorite video of the four. My only concern with this is that people will outright imitate Colin's reveals and beats instead of making an effort to personalize the various elements of the routine.

[b]Psycho:[/b]
This details the performance piece that Colin is likely most known for - his "which hand" style routine that culminates in a perfect prediction. The sheer versatility of this technique is astounding. Even if you are familiar with this concept from his Penguin Lecture or book [i]Divine[/i] I'm certain that you'll appreciate some of the finer touches that Colin tips (not to mention an EXQUISITE example/application of the principle using a newspaper). He also includes a solid no tech method for accomplishing "the necessary."

[b]Thief:[/b]
Here Colin gives his work on Max Maven's "Desire." This routine boasts a handling that makes it appear as though you've never touched, let alone looked at, the final card (ever). For me, one of the highlights of this download was seeing the evolution of the piece. Colin shares his personal performance footage capturing the adjustments that he's made to the presentation and method over the years.

[b]ENVision:[/b]
This is an update on his routine "By Association" from [i]Divine[/i]. He has pushed the core idea much further and turned this into a mini confabulation using the simplest of items (an envelope, a pen and a piece of paper). "By Association" didn't capture my imagination in a big way when I read [i]Divine[/i], but "ENVision" is something I'm absolutely going to play with. At the end of this download Colin also tips his pet headline prediction (based on Bruce Bernstein's "A Sporting Prediction").

Here's the thing - I've been a fan of Colin's thinking for years, so I already knew all of the core ideas/techniques utilized within these four routines. That said, I'm still EXTREMELY pleased with these projects.

There are few mentalists out there that have performed as frequently, for as many people, and in as many "high pressure" environments as Colin. When someone like that speaks, I listen.

It was illuminating to hear him explain why he made some of the choices he did when using this material on TV (and in other contexts). These insights ALONE were, for me, more than worth the cost of admission. It was also a pleasure to view several never before shared performances of this material. This includes a segment of Colin's appearance on the Royal Variety Performance that wasn't televised.

I can't wait to see what else Colin has planned for psych-artist.com!

Best wishes,

Drew
Message: Posted by: Colin (Apr 15, 2020 04:35AM)
Under the radar is how it like it :rotf:

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this. The fact you're a supporter of my work is one thing, but the fact you've found real value in what I've shared is another.

This means more to me than you'll ever know.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: TheDirectionalist (Apr 15, 2020 08:30AM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2020, Colin wrote:
Under the radar is how it like it :rotf:

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this. The fact you're a supporter of my work is one thing, but the fact you've found real value in what I've shared is another.

This means more to me than you'll ever know.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. [/quote]
Colin I love that you are still so humble and in touch with the Mentalism community. Not only are you a great thinker and performer, but a great human-being. We appreciate you!

-Dustin Dean
Message: Posted by: Psy (Apr 15, 2020 09:30AM)
Colin is one of the best mentalists in the world! Hopefully we can see more new material from him!
Message: Posted by: Colin (Apr 16, 2020 11:29AM)
Truly means a lot.

I mean, this stuff IS some of my best, so it will be my only real releases for a while.

But super proud of it all and delighted with the response ... the sale will end in a 7 days!

In the mean time, everyone can check out my free essays on magic/mentalism ... https://www.psych-artist.com/blog-1/l5kx33k9lahb4aedrng7wda2gazs2a

Best,
Colin
Message: Posted by: aladetomiwa (Apr 16, 2020 11:33AM)
So after 7 days no one will be able to buy it anymore?
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Apr 16, 2020 11:38AM)
It's a sale that lasts for another 7 days...
Message: Posted by: Jonathan1000 (Apr 16, 2020 12:29PM)
I'm a HUGE fan of Colin, so I was delighted to discover his new site and some new creations. Thank you Drew for posting this. :pepper:
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Apr 17, 2020 03:46PM)
Hey guys,

I bought the package deal, the 4 downloads for $129.17 believe it was.

Plus you get a bonus effect, as well as access to a webinar and something that will be called The Structure.

I havent had time to watch anything, but I feel it will all be worth it for the price.

Review coming later.....

Alex Alejandro
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Apr 17, 2020 06:35PM)
Purchased the 4 downloads from https://www.psych-artist.com. Iíve been a fan of Colinís thinking and I love his character. Iím a A big fan of the inspector that lived on 221b Baker Street! Iíve watched force sight and itís brilliant with updated info and impactful subtleties that make the In-depth downloads feel perfect! If the other 3 Downloads are as great as this one which I hear they are then this is a very good deal for what you get! Starting ďthiefĒ later tonight!
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Apr 20, 2020 04:53PM)
Please ignore this post
Message: Posted by: MoonRazor (Apr 21, 2020 03:23PM)
... and this one.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Apr 21, 2020 07:19PM)
[quote]On Apr 21, 2020, MoonRazor wrote:
... and this one. [/quote]

I had posted a question that I then figured out the answer to 🤷‍♂️
Message: Posted by: Alfred Borden (Apr 23, 2020 02:30AM)
Would the offer also be suitable for beginners? Or do you have to have a lot of experience to get some value out of it?
Message: Posted by: Armando Cheung (Apr 23, 2020 02:47AM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Alfred Borden wrote:
Would the offer also be suitable for beginners? Or do you have to have a lot of experience to get some value out of it? [/quote]

The handling itself is not difficult, but to do it well is really challenging imo.You need a good showmanship.
Message: Posted by: Alfred Borden (Apr 23, 2020 09:18AM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Armando Cheung wrote:
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Alfred Borden wrote:
Would the offer also be suitable for beginners? Or do you have to have a lot of experience to get some value out of it? [/quote]

The handling itself is not difficult, but to do it well is really challenging imo.You need a good showmanship. [/quote]

I see. Are the effects for stage or are they also possible in close up situations?
Thanks.
Message: Posted by: tjackson8685 (Apr 23, 2020 01:11PM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Alfred Borden wrote:
Would the offer also be suitable for beginners? Or do you have to have a lot of experience to get some value out of it? [/quote]

Alfred - here is my take on your question. I do not perform regularly. I run a Canadian charity that runs a program for high school students whereby during the month of July the students (in groups of about 60) live at one of 20 universities across the country for the month. In my role as CEO I visit most of the campuses and do a session with the students. During the session to keep them interested I usually perform a couple of things such as Tossed Out deck or Colour match. That is the full extent of my annual performing - so I am not a professional or even a semi-professional. I bought the full set and am VERY happy with the investment. I have watched the four main videos (about to watch the bonus one shortly) and have jotted down many notes of things that I can think about to either add to the bits I do or to add new bits. When I am traveling during July I only take a carry-on so don't want to take stuff that will occupy a lot of room. The material Mr. McLeod shares is all practical and requires no large props.

So from my standpoint as the equivalent of a beginner, I am thrilled with the purchase because (a) there is some great stuff taught but more importantly (b) there are ideas about how to think about using the concepts in the context of your situation.

I hope this helps with your decision. I doubt you will be disappointed if you decide to purchase.

Tim
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Apr 23, 2020 04:04PM)
Hey guys,

For the bonus, can someone point me to where I can get the said material that Colin uses?

Thanks

Alex
Message: Posted by: tjackson8685 (Apr 23, 2020 06:13PM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, BMWGuy wrote:
Hey guys,

For the bonus, can someone point me to where I can get the said material that Colin uses?

Thanks

Alex [/quote]

Alex I will send you a PM with what I ordered from Amazon

Tim
Message: Posted by: Armando Cheung (Apr 24, 2020 03:49AM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Alfred Borden wrote:
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Armando Cheung wrote:
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, Alfred Borden wrote:
Would the offer also be suitable for beginners? Or do you have to have a lot of experience to get some value out of it? [/quote]

The handling itself is not difficult, but to do it well is really challenging imo.You need a good showmanship. [/quote]

I see. Are the effects for stage or are they also possible in close up situations?
Thanks. [/quote]

I would say Psycho and envision work well in close up situation.
Message: Posted by: Alfred Borden (Apr 24, 2020 04:39AM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, tjackson8685 wrote:
[quote]On Apr 23, 2020, BMWGuy wrote:
Hey guys,

For the bonus, can someone point me to where I can get the said material that Colin uses?

Thanks

Alex [/quote]

Alex I will send you a PM with what I ordered from Amazon

Tim [/quote]

Hello,

it would be great, if you could also send me a PM with that information.

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: strollingmagician (Apr 24, 2020 03:32PM)
Any reviews of the four routines?
Message: Posted by: Illucifer (Apr 24, 2020 06:22PM)
Um.. very first post by Drew Backenstoss that began this thread.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Apr 24, 2020 08:30PM)
[quote]On Apr 24, 2020, Illucifer wrote:
Um.. very first post by Drew Backenstoss that began this thread. [/quote]

Drewís word and opinion I worth more to me than most. Obviously, colinís work speaks for itself as heís one of the best working today but if drew pits his stamp on it, all the better.
Message: Posted by: tricky360 (Apr 27, 2020 01:13AM)
Possibly the best investment Iíve ever made. This release is phenomenal, my favourite is Colinís Headline prediction he uses to close his show. Followed closely by his new work on his out of print T.W.U. Pad.

Each project lasts at least an hour and Colin has gone into minute detail on how to perform each piece ( and how not to perform ) each effect has had the wrinkles ironed out, making this as streamlined as possible and it shows in some of the unseen live footage that is also shared.

Take advantage if you can by getting all four, you wonít be disappointed.

Canít recommended this highly enough. 😊😊😊😊
Message: Posted by: Manos Kartsakis (Apr 27, 2020 11:10AM)
I highly recommend this! I got ForceSight and ENVision only because I missed the discount period but I will be getting the rest of them soon.
ForceSight is full of brilliant ideas which I found inspiring and I will definitely use parts of it in routines that already exist in my show.
ENVision is absolutely brilliant and again, I found some gold nuggets that fit in my show brilliantly.
I will use parts of both routines to improve upon things that I already do or to create routines that I wanted in which some parts were missing.
You can tell that it is Colin's intention to give as much as possible to the viewer and I genuinely felt that he was holding nothing back. I found some extremely valuable points and ideas even in the last few minutes of the download and not only when he was discussing the main methods.
A great investment! Highly recommended. :)
Message: Posted by: FarhadB (Apr 27, 2020 09:52PM)
So glad I found this. Didn't even know Colin released any material. I will get these one by one. Looking forward to diving in!
Message: Posted by: casco1 (May 1, 2020 03:37PM)
What about the webinar? I bought the pro package and I have not received any update. Wasn't it fixed for the 30th of April?
Message: Posted by: casco1 (May 2, 2020 02:23AM)
My bad, just found it.
I wrote directly to Colin and he answered immediately, top notch service!
Message: Posted by: Open up your mind (May 20, 2020 06:33AM)
I am very excited about this, the full routine can be found here. I also hope Colin will someday reveal how to tell if somebody got their foot stuck in concrete! This may be a little expensive for some though, especially me!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9f_RnRsga0
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 20, 2020 08:01AM)
[quote]On May 20, 2020, 19grijos wrote:
I am very excited about this, the full routine can be found here. I also hope Colin will someday reveal how to tell if somebody got their foot stuck in concrete! This may be a little expensive for some though, especially me!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9f_RnRsga0 [/quote]

Wonderful performance of a super-pro in action!
Message: Posted by: DrewBstoss (May 20, 2020 09:35AM)
One of the best sections of the FULL ďForce-SightĒ routine is actually edited out of the Royal Variety Performance found on YouTube ;) Smart move by Colin - not only for his own interests but also for those who invest in this particular download.

Best wishes,

Drew
Message: Posted by: Ray Pierce (May 20, 2020 11:31PM)
I'm getting this in spite of the fact that I'm sure it will be somewhat impractical given our current "no touch" state of performance. On the other hand, I respect Colin's work a great deal and my purchase is, in some ways, just to validate his thinking!
Message: Posted by: Bruce T (Jun 7, 2020 12:02PM)
Has anyone yet used ENVision in actual performance or online?
Message: Posted by: Arielhamui (Jun 7, 2020 12:04PM)
Force-Sight Use a5 or a6 pads?
Message: Posted by: Open up your mind (Jun 7, 2020 12:05PM)
Apologies! The message I sent was not of force sight, Penguin magic erroneously sent it to me when I made an enquiry about it.
Message: Posted by: Open up your mind (Jun 7, 2020 12:07PM)
I have not bought envision but to me it all seems quite obvious if Colin is writing on the back of the envelope. Correct me if you have bought this and know it is not that. I hope I have been subtle enough.
Message: Posted by: MDantes (Jun 7, 2020 03:58PM)
Itís the greatest.
Message: Posted by: Dr Ross (Jun 7, 2020 04:32PM)
Colin incorporates a lot of layers into the routine that increases its impossibility and impact. It's excellent!
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Jun 7, 2020 09:07PM)
[quote]On Jun 7, 2020, 19grijos wrote:
I have not bought envision but to me it all seems quite obvious if Colin is writing on the back of the envelope. Correct me if you have bought this and know it is not that. I hope I have been subtle enough. [/quote]


Thatís part of the routine. You write on the envelope and then rip it open and hand it to them. The inside sheet has info that matches what was written.
Message: Posted by: Open up your mind (Jun 8, 2020 02:18AM)
Is the handwriting identical to what is inside on the envelope, or just the same words?
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Jun 8, 2020 10:18PM)
The same. I see you have just a few posts and maybe new to the arts. Familiarize yourself with the term confabulation.
Message: Posted by: Open up your mind (Jun 9, 2020 02:44AM)
I am familiar with a number of confabulations that do not have identical writing or even no writing at all. I have listed a few below:
The brain cell killer by Peter Turner
Prediction production by Peter Turner
Cody Fisher's "Comedy" confabulation
Intuitional power by Bill Dekel
Confabragram by Alex Pandrea and Beau Cremer
Message: Posted by: reignofsound (Jun 17, 2020 10:14AM)
[quote]On Jun 7, 2020, Arielhamui wrote:
Force-Sight Use a5 or a6 pads? [/quote]


Anyone answer this before I order.
Don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks in advance
Message: Posted by: Arielhamui (Jun 17, 2020 10:48AM)
Is a7
Message: Posted by: Arielhamui (Jun 17, 2020 10:49AM)
Rhodia Notepad, No11 A7, Lined - Orange https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A6VSH4O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dUJ6EbFVZWAGF
Message: Posted by: reignofsound (Jun 17, 2020 12:57PM)
[quote]On Jun 17, 2020, Arielhamui wrote:
Rhodia Notepad, No11 A7, Lined - Orange https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A6VSH4O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dUJ6EbFVZWAGF [/quote]


Thank you
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jun 29, 2020 02:56PM)
His newest addition to this series, Cyber Secrets, his Transparent Poker routine is excellent. I donít think this really needs to be pointed out but the Cyber Secrets release is on virtual shows so as one can guess, it is heavy on the p-$h0w.
Message: Posted by: Corporate Magician (Jul 8, 2020 05:21AM)
Hi

For those that are interested Colin is only going to be performing a few more of 'The Cyber Mentalist' online shows for the time being and if you're interested in watching the show you can find out more information by visiting either of the following website links.

https://www.psych-artist.com/cyber

https://www.CyberMentalist.com

Regards

EC

Corporate Logo Graphic Designer
https://www.facebook.com/corporatelogographicdesigner
"Imaginative, professional, a perfectionist and very easy to work with!" - Colin McLeod
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Aug 29, 2020 10:40PM)
Force-sight is only for parlor and stage? Or can it be used for cocktail parties?
Message: Posted by: DavidMac (Dec 16, 2020 09:29AM)
[quote]On Aug 30, 2020, magicmind wrote:
Force-sight is only for parlor and stage? Or can it be used for cocktail parties? [/quote]

Having purchased Force-sight last night, I would say yes it can be done at cocktail parties but I would limit how many groups you do it for.