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Tim Trono
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I just finished watching Corey Burke's "Voracity" DVD. Get this!

In particular, Corey has some really nice work with Hundy 500/Slow Burn/3D Cash/Heiny 500 (entitled "Vicissitude") where you end clean and can hand the bills out (or give them away - he does one handling where he changes four borrowed $1 bills to four $2 bills and gives the bills away), where you start and end clean, etc. Think about that for a second. Really a nice touch and some good overall discussion about this effect.

"Voracity", the main item, is a really nice change of a $1 to a $20 to a $50 to a $100. It is inspired by Daniel Garcia's "Greed" and is really great. It's an item I think will find it's way into many magician's wallets. The handling is fairly easy and very strong.

The DVD also include a nice linking ring routine (with Ninja Rings), some coin work, etc. but the bill items are the stand outs for me.

Recommended!

Tim Trono
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Thanks Tim! Corey is a wonderful performer and thinker.

Here's some more info:

Voracity - You now have the ability to borrow anyone's dollar bill and change it into a , then into a , and finally into a 0.

Terminal Voracity - A Dollar bill slowly dissolves into a Five Dollar Bill that your spectator has been holding the entire time. A graceful take on the / Transpo. (Performance only)

The Monocle Production - Three coins spiral into view and then vanish one at a time. With a final reproduction allowing you to go into any three coin routine you so desire.

Mercenaring - A highly visual, linking ring routine used to showcase the Ultimate linking-ring count. Imagine being able to show all four rings separate from one another before you start..

Vicissitube - If you perform Slow burn, Hundy 500, or 3-D Cash you are going to want to add this handling to your routine right away! This is priceless!

Homer's Odyssey - What do you get when you cross Four Coins and a Filipino with The Deep? The answer- a highly visual four coins across routine that can be performed anytime, anywhere.

Pennies From Down Under - An under-handed Tenkai Pennies routine for the brave!
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I enjoyed this DVD alot. Much to see and learn from this offering.

I think Voracity is a very commercial effect. The gimmick is actually quite simple to make, with the benefit of being able to steal it away to hand out the hundred.

Terminal Voracity is more of a magician fooler, in my opinion, but it is a nice take on the original Voracity gimmick.

The Monocle Production is a very nice 3 coin production. I really liked this. Corey handles the coins nicely.

Homer's Odyssey - a great routine to practice Kenner's deep back clip recovery move.

Pennies from Down Under - not my favorite on the DVD, probably a little unnecessary, but it allows Corey to highlight a couple moves you might put into practice

Vicissitube - I love these alternate handlings to Hundy 500. Next to Heiny 500, this would be my next favorite handling. Corey's handling allows the gimmick to be stolen and the changed bills to be handed out.

Mercenaring - This was one of the routines that really, REALLY surprised me and is why I left it to the end of my review. Corey's routine is a very cool, fast-paced 4 ring routine using the smaller Ninja-sized rings. Corey teaches a fascinating and, I think, significant new move for his ring count (that is, at the start of the routine he shows all 4 rings to be separated, when actually two are permanently linked). I hope this gets the recognition it deserves. In the explanations, he also teaches an instant link of all 4 rings that is a really cool, visual move that could easily be added to existing 4 ring routines.

The look and style of the DVD is cool and enjoyable. My one quibble would be that the explanations were shot using the camera mic so it is a little hard to understand Corey unless you turn the TV volume up. Not sure why a mic wasn't used as in the performances. Other than that one minor complaint, this is a great DVD with routines you will use.
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Hi Mr. Trono,

I hope you are recovering from your leg injury Smile

Best Wishes,
Charles
Tim Trono
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Thanks you so much. I ended up with a broken a bone, torn ligament, and dislocated bone in my right foot/leg, had to have emergency surgery with about 6 pins through my leg, and had to be in hospital for 4 days. So I'm kind of house bound for several weeks but doing OK. Watching lots of magic DVDs Smile

Tim
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This is a great DVD...I think it is a must have in your collection! It is easy to make and is basically the best of all the money changing routines you have seen before....except better!
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Hey there guys,

Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I am also glad that you are liking the additional material contained on the DVD.

As for the sound during the explanations...the mic would not work for some reason and we had to shoot with the only mic we had...the one built into the camera. Just one of the many obstacles that stood in our way to producing this DVD.

I hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I do!

Have a great day!

Corey
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On 2008-02-02 18:21, Spydur wrote:
Hey there guys,

Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I am also glad that you are liking the additional material contained on the DVD.

As for the sound during the explanations...the mic would not work for some reason and we had to shoot with the only mic we had...the one built into the camera. Just one of the many obstacles that stood in our way to producing this DVD.

I hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I do!

Have a great day!

Corey

I have this DVD on order.
So you couldn't obtain another working mic to produce a marketed DVD?
Was it a do or die shoot?
Anyway looking forward to viewing your contributions. Thanks !!!
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Just to reiterate - this isn't a fatal flaw in the DVD, but it is noticable. You can hear the explanations, but they aren't as bold as in the performances.
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Homer's Odyssey - a great routine to practice Kenner's deep back clip recovery move.


does that mean not a good routine, but good for practice....
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I would say that it is a pretty good routine. But hey...I may be bias. HAHAHA.

Corey
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I too will chime in and give my recommendation. Corey was gracious enough to provide me with a sneek peek a few months back and I was thoroughly impressed. As with the other posts above, the highlights for me were the bill routines. I have always liked the Monocle Production, since seeing it on Payphone a few years back. Keep up the great work Corey.

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No, it's a good routine. But realize it's an open, palm-up coins across using the oddly-named recovery of Kenner's (or Liwag's, I'm spacing out who came up with the move). I've practiced these types of routines for a long time, but I just don't have the occasion to perform open-palmed in the settings I work (audience is usually sitting across from me in a bar or table setting).
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I just received and viewed the DVD. As was mentioned above, the bill routines, and the Ninja Ring routine were very good. One of the bill transpo routines is not explained, but you are directed to a website for the explanation.(??)

I'm not an accomplished coin guy, but I wasn't that impressed with some of the coin routines. There were IMO some awkward handlings and some flashing in the performance segments. This DVD was good but I wasn't thrilled with it overall. With a $35.00 price tag there are some other Dvds I own that gave me more punch for my dollar. But that's just my opinion.
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I also got a sneek preview of the DVD awhile back, and like the other above highly recommend this DVD. Corey taught me The Monocle Production and his ring routine a few years ago. I was hoping he wouldn't release the ring routine, the count alone is worth the DVD IMO.

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On 2008-02-07 00:57, davidpaul$ wrote:
I just received and viewed the DVD. As was mentioned above, the bill routines, and the Ninja Ring routine were very good. One of the bill transpo routines is not explained, but you are directed to a website for the explanation.(??)

I'm not an accomplished coin guy, but I wasn't that impressed with some of the coin routines. There were IMO some awkward handlings and some flashing in the performance segments. This DVD was good but I wasn't thrilled with it overall. With a $35.00 price tag there are some other DVDs I own that gave me more punch for my dollar. But that's just my opinion.


Don't get me wrong there are some very creative adaptations on this offering.
One thing I wanted to mention is that the explanation segments were shot with Corey
full frame, but he's shot at a distance. It's like someone explaining how to do a move from 10 feet across a room. It was hard to follow. It would have been nice to see some close-up shots of the handlings.

Again, there was some good stuff on the DVD despite my disappointments.
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I got this, and I have to say . . . I am not very impressed.

The explanations are not very good, there is room for improvement. Let me go into it

The distance is very disturbing. You need a lot of experience to follow the explanations, as you have no chance to have a close-up look at the hands to study the finer details.

On top of that, he wears black and stands in front if a white background. The contrast difference makes it even more difficult to spot the coins.

I do not want to comment on the coin routines, but what struck me is that the linking ring routine is more or less Shoot Ogawa's Ninja Rings modified with some addition/adoptions and a different way of counting - and yes, this one is new and interesting.

Regarding the comments that the routine is very nice, well . . . have a look at Ninja Rings.


Andy
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I am one of the lucky few to check out this DVD- and Ive gotta say that Corey did a superb job. In the time of mass information and the "youtube" generation,
this compilation of magical creations contains a refreshing assembly of first-class effects..

Thank you...

Scar
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