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Topic: Camera angle on teaching videos/dvd's
Message: Posted by: docelk (Aug 4, 2004 10:07AM)
As a beginner, I find it hard to believe that every teaching magic video I have seen is filmed from the perspective of the spectator, rather than the magician. It would seem an easy task to place a camera above, and/or over the shoulder of the performer to give his perstpective of the trick or move. This would simplify learning without transposing everything seen from left to right and top to bottom.

Can anyone offer several teaching videos that are produced this way?
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Aug 4, 2004 12:00PM)
Check out the Michael Ammar tapes. They show the performance from the audience perspective, but the teaching portion includes "super practice" sessions which show the sleights from different angles.
Message: Posted by: Tom James (Aug 4, 2004 05:46PM)
Nathen Krazno does some of his DVD's this way.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Aug 4, 2004 06:12PM)
If the video "teaches" an effect from this perspective then I'd concur. But, all of my experience with magic video has been to the contrary. Most video's usually show you the effect from the audience view with the assumption... perhaps the viewer hasn't seen the effect.
The explanation is then shot at the optimum angle for teaching. If you ask the dealer specific questions regarding the product, there shouldn't be a problem.
I prefer books, lectures and jam sessions.

Choose wisely,
Kregg