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ImpromptuBoy
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Hi Everyone.
Can anyone post a review for these DVDs?
Which one of them did you like the most?
Which volume is more informative in terms of routining, audience management, presentation, business etc.?
Thanks so much!

Michael
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Volume one is the best as far as learning about routining and presentation and such. Volume three is also very good. I was very impressed with this series. You can tell Doc is a real pro.

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His sam the bell hop was very very poor.
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In my vast DVD library, Doc's set is one of my top three. There is a vast wealth of information here, and including some of the best secrets in all of magic: ways to make sure your audience has a great time. I can't say enough about Doc or these DVD's. They're not going to fit everyones style, but believe me, everyone should be able to find great value in them. Doc has a huge heart, and a savy business mind. Put those together, and you've got DVD's for the true working professional.

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On 2005-09-01 12:22, Badger wrote:
His sam the bell hop was very very poor.


Really?
Doc Eason
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Another guy who doesn't get it...
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ImpromptuBoy
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Heard that the DVDs are for Intermediate level magicians. Which sleights do you need to know for the effects? Zarrow shuffle? Palming?
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I bought these as a rank beginner, and found them to be entertaining and inspiring. Technically, nothing is out of reach for the beginner. The hard part for the beginner will be lack of experience entertaining others. If memory serves me well (help me out Doc, will ya?), you'll need a double lift, a palm, and french drop or a fake take, and an engaging, entertaining personality. Doc has routined these effects to do what he needs to do: keep the butts in the seat buying drinks. There's no real knuclebusting here. What you'll get to see is a fine, entertaining magician on top of his game. Buy these...you will not be disappointed! By the way, while you are purchasing these from Doc's site, spend a little extra and get the "After All These Years" dvd as well. It's a performance only collection of Doc doing what he does best.
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Thank you Steve. Which volume is more informative in terms of routining, audience management, presentation, business etc.?
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There is precious little footage of really good magicians working under typical conditions for real people. If you plan to perform close-up magic in the real world you will want to buy all of these DVDs.

By the way, there are no mistakes in Doc's performance of Sam the Bellhop. When the audience has caught on to the plot - the magician goes through the deck and tells a story - Doc loses the order of the deck and has to improvise for real. This is much more exiting for the audience as you can tell from the reactions on the DVD. It's called drama and conflict. Doc's acting in this piece is good enough to convince you that he actually lost the stack!
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If you want another of many tapes or dvds that you can watch and put on your shelves because there is no workable material, don't buy this. If you want MANY audience tested effects that WORK with a skill level that doesn't mean you have to kill yourself learning, then this is for you. Doc's material was one of the first I ever came across as I started looking at making bar magic as a full time career. His tapes are a textbook on crowd management and effect utilization. Out of the TON of magicians that have put out material, Doc's tapes are the most watched and most used in my collection.
And Badger... nothing against anyone else doing Sam The Bellhop, but I have never seen a crowd reaction as strong as the reactions (and laughs) that Doc gets on his version of Sam The Bellhop. Many duplicate, few improve.

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steve proescher
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On 2005-09-02 22:59, ImpromptuBoy wrote:
Thank you Steve. Which volume is more informative in terms of routining, audience management, presentation, business etc.?



This is one instance where all three are worth having, as is "After All These Years"
Andy Charlton
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Get all Three. Whatever you pay will be worth it. Second best part of the Blackpool magic convention last year for me, was watching the Doc with a deck of cards Drawing everyone at the after show party together and ENTERTAINING them all.

The Best Part, went something like this, (I had met Doc 2 Years Previously,)

Me, "Hi doc you won't remember me but....."

Doc, "Andy...........Andy Charlton, How ya doin' Buddy."

I have never felt more special in my life!

Amongst the many imortant things he talks about on his tapes, he emphasises the importance of remembering and using names, but untill it happens to you you can never understand the power of it.

GET THESE DVDs

Andy
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I really enjoyed these dvds too. They were definitely some of the best value dvds that I have ever bought!!
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These get my highest recommendation. Along with Brainstorm and ETMCM, these dvd's make up my top three in terms of dvd sets that will give you the most real world, visual magic. You can't go wrong.
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Doc's fifteen-minute poker demonstration is pretty amazing.
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