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Ok guys name your top 5 magic instructional DVDs that you think improved your magic ARSENAL!
Eternity by Emran Riaz (Gimmicks + Download) An IMPOSSIBLE prediction of ANY number, ANY word, literally ENGRAVED in a medallion they've been holding THE ENTIRE TIME.
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I think we have this thread around already. Try doing a search
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Didn't learn from DVD's but the most talked about is usually Daryl, Ammar, Malone, Martin Nash, Richard Turner's "the Cheat", Allan Ackerman, Harry Lorayne's series.
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Didn't learn from DVD's


Impossible!! How did you get so good without DVD's? Can't be done I say... Smile
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I have learned from both dvd/video and books. dvd/video wise I would say, Ammar, Dan Harlan, Ken Krenzell, Doc Eason, and Daryl.
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IMHO books are a far better learning tool than DVD/Video.
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Books are the way to go.
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Whoops, hope my little joke didn't derail the thread. Books ARE great but he did ask about DVD's

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I like a mix of both books and video/dvd myself. The books are much handier and I can look at them any time. But sometimes it does help to be able to see exactly what is going on. Most of my videos I normally just watch the performances unless there is something I just have to know and want to start learning.
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Seems that some people just can't help themselves whenever someone asks a question about a particular DVD or advice on DVDs to get into the DVD vs Books debate. Why? I understand there is a place for it, but the place is probably a thread titled "which is better... books or DVDs." I just don't understand why people clutter up a page with their opinions on an unrelated topic. Oh, and speaking of cluttering up the page... yeah, I'll get on with answering the question now. For me, my favorite DVDs are as follows
1. Bill Malone On the Loose 1-4 - I probably learned more about card magic from these DVDs than anywhere else.
2. Easy to Master Card Miracles 1-6 - great classics in card magic all in one DVD set taught by a master!
3. Revolutionary Coin Magic- Jay Sankey at his finest... well, a little off the wall, but great creativity in coin magic for sure
4. Sylvester Pitch 98 - only one move, but it will REVOLUTIONIZE your coin magic. I suggest getting both Sankey and Sylvester
5. Born to Perform - Oz pearlman. It's where I started in card magic and still one of my favorites.
Now, don't go getting into a Penguin/Oz Pearlman debate on me... Smile
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On 2005-05-05 11:54, jcards01 wrote:
Didn't learn from DVD's


Impossible!! How did you get so good without DVD's? Can't be done I say... Smile

Tarbell, books, Tarbell, books did I mention you should check Tarbell and some other books.


Now on topic probably Ammar's ETMCM, I also liked McBride's magic on stage and Dan Harlan's rubber band DVD's. Well actually The McBride and Harlan are on VHS.
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While I like books MUCH better then video/DVD, watching coin sleights being performed on video is a great tool for learning some of them. Same goes for the Pass if you don't know anyone that does it well that can show you what it's supposed to look like.
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Well, I think there is MUCh to be learned from books AND DVD's! DVD's show you what a sleight should look like, timing etc. Books will give you much more info on subtleties and the fine points.

Ok DVD's - In no particular order
1) ETMCM - Ammar
2) Bill Malone On the Loose
3) Tommy Wonder - Visons of Wonder
4) Daryl - Encyclopedia of Card Sleights or Ackermanns Advanced Card Control
5) Finally, although it's a mentalism DVD ... Richard Osterlinds Mind Mysteries volume #2 for his BCS effects.
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On 2005-05-05 12:34, Peo Olsson wrote:
IMHO books are a far better learning tool than DVD/Video.

Why would you say that? (no offence or anything)
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Daryl, Ammar, gregory wilson, skinner, mc bride, oz pearlman, lorayne.. I think that's the best videos for me... both dvd and vcd..
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On 2005-05-05 12:34, Peo Olsson wrote:
IMHO books are a far better learning tool than DVD/Video.

Why would you say that? (no offence or anything)


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Hmmm. Can't see what all the fuss is about really. Books?/DVD?/Video? - whatever comes readily to hand is what I use. Cost often comes into it. An Ebay search often yields some outstanding bargains. I enjoy collecting books and DVD's. In my opinion though, you get more value for money with books. There seems to be more 'personality' in a book with a lot more magic than your average L&L DVD. I suppose there is also a risk that magicians may simply 'copy' the presenter from DVD instruction. (I can still hear myself sounding like Michael Ammar when I perform Twisting the Aces Smile ) Books tend to make you use your imagination a little more - but there's nothing like the 'hands on' movie instructions. Still photos or line drawings in a book quite often either confuse or leave me wanting a bit more explanation.

The arguement for both mediums? Paul Harris's "Art of Astonishment" trilogy and David Regal's "Constant Fooling" duo in print, whilst Bill Mallone's "On the Loose" and Michael Ammar's ETMCM series have to take the prize for film.

Now, didn't I read somewhere that are plans for AOA to be released on DVD? I'm first in the queue!
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Now, didn't I read somewhere that are plans for AOA to be released on DVD? I'm first in the queue!


You probably read it in the DVD section Roger, search under The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage. The 10 DVD's are in the works right now, and will (hopefully) be out later this year.
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Stanmaple, well said.

No one seems to be able to answer a straight question these days, they always need to give a response that makes them seem intellectually superior to others. The topic is what 5 DVD's do you think improved your magic. You'd think it would be simple but some people just cant help but try and elevate them themselves about everyone else.
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Keeping mouth firmly shut from now on...
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