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What's on it! What's on it!
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LOL!!

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but the contents:

- Cards Undercover
- Revanishing (a series of coin vanishes)
- Crystal Flash
- Hot Slot
- In The Hands Monte
- Insights (Notebooks)
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On 2009-06-08 16:42, Magiguy wrote:
Disc 3, The Summer Session arrived this afternoon. I love these!


Me, too!

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Yeay! Mine came in the post today!
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I just received the 4th DVD yesterday, and it's wonderful. This set is a must for card, coin and C&B workers. John has some great original pieces, as well as his handlings of some classics by Leipzig, Vernon, Miller, Bertram, and others. This set by John, as well as Michael Vincent's new sets from this summer, are some of the best works ever released. I have several DVDs that I've bought and sold over the years, but these are all going to be keepers forever!
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I just received the 4th DVD last week. He has hit his 4th homerun in this series of well taught usable effects. His books are outstanding and his DVD's rival his publications in quality. A simple dinner knife and a piece of paper are transformed into magical entertainment. His Cups and Ball routine is direct and magical. The subtleties are presented that transform a trick into a memorable flowing effect. John is once again to be congratulated for setting a high bar with his latest effort.
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No rising card routine in the vol 4???
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Contents list for vol 4 please?
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The final disk in the John Carney Master Sessions contains:

Swing Blade - probably the strongest impromptu effect I have ever seen, you can find a demo on YouTube.

Muscade Magic - Carney presents the Vernon Cups and Balls routine.

Foote Rising Card - A very simple rising card effect, had never seen/heard of it.

Coins Across - Carney gives a WONDERFUL in the hands three coin variation - one of the strongest tricks on the whole set. He also goes through a 4-coin no gimmick version using a table.

Insights: Research, Study and History - John talks about the importance of researching effects, why it helps the whole community when you properly credit, why the history of an effect matters, etc.

For $99 this was one of the best investments I could have made. It is a little hard to explain, but it is not really because of the tricks (which are excellent), and more the approach and the exposure of his thought process. On some of the disks he presented unfinished pieces of magic, which I found very helpful - he talked about why they were unfinished, what they lacked, what the problems were, what options he was thinking about, etc.

Hope this helps,
Jason
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The fourth DVD is by far my favorite. I thought it was worth it just for the explanitions. John puts a lot of thought into what he does and why. So, even if the effect didn't interest me the explantion was the gold.
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On 2009-09-11 09:32, Tom G wrote:
The fourth DVD is by far my favorite. I thought it was worth it just for the explanations. John puts a lot of thought into what he does and why. So, even if the effect didn't interest me the explantion was the gold.

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It is a little hard to explain, but it is not really because of the tricks (which are excellent), and more the approach and the exposure of his thought process. On some of the disks he presented unfinished pieces of magic, which I found very helpful - he talked about why they were unfinished, what they lacked, what the problems were, what options he was thinking about, etc.
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Tom & Jason make excellent points, that cover most of my feelings regarding the set.
Volume 3's routines had the least appeal for me, but it was still a pleasure to watch and learn.

As mentioned elsewhere this set is a 'keeper'. I have long been a fan of Carney, and this does have the feel of personal mentoring. Far more than a disc of tricks.

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Anyone got Vol. 4? I did not get that in my mailbox yet...
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On 2009-09-13 21:32, Steven Leung wrote:
Anyone got Vol. 4? I did not get that in my mailbox yet...


I'm in the UK, and have had it for about a week..
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I will be attending John Carney's lecture in Richmond Va on Sept 28 (can't wait). Does anyone know if he is selling the complete DVD set at his lectures?
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John always gives an excellent lecture.

I wish he was coming to Atlanta.
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On 2009-09-17 13:00, Mike.Dupree wrote:
I will be attending John Carney's lecture in Richmond Va on Sept 28 (can't wait). Does anyone know if he is selling the complete DVD set at his lectures?


Please do not quote this as authoritative, but I doubt he will. I say this because on his own Website he does not sell the Master Sessions, but rather refers you to: http://hahnemagic.com. So it just seems logical that he would not be hauling a lot of them around - I could be completely incorrect however.

HTH,
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Why not shoot John an e-mail or PM and ask him.
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On 2009-09-13 21:32, Steven Leung wrote:
Anyone got Vol. 4? I did not get that in my mailbox yet...


Yup. Several weeks ago. Perhaps the best of the four.
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Actually he is now selling master session on his website.
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On 2009-09-19 13:13, Mike.Dupree wrote:
Actually he is now selling master session on his website.

I see him advertising them, but it still seems to point to Hahne magic to buy them - here is what it says at the end of the Master Sessions information on carneymagic.com:

These DVDs are not available through dealers or web sites,
ONLY through HahneMagic.com

For more info, and to order, go directly to http://hahnemagic.com
Inquiries to email@hahnemagic.com

Did he announce on his lecture that they are now going to be sourced directly through him? Either way, these four disks are great and I cannot recommend them enough. His books Carneycopia and Book of Secrets are equally excellent - for me, John makes me want to be a better student, and that seems like a good thing.

Regards,
Jason
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