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funsway
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I find it difficult to learn a new Effect from a DVD or Video, and would prefer to have notes as well. The Visual presentation is great for inspiration, but I would love it if the producer would supply a step-by-step written outline as well. Yes, I'm an 'old fart', but so are many others. Perhaps a written Download could be offered as an option, or have a PDF section on the DVD.

Just a suggestion.
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MagicSanta
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You are a genius and while not everyone who should be putting in at minimum a written outline a number of people are. I've seen DVDs with breakdowns of the steps, copies of lecture notes concerning the routine, images to print. Some of the PDFs are excellent in content. I absolutely agree that everyone should do this so people can have a quick reference or can carry it on a palm type computer or even print out and put in a note book. Those that do not do it are lazy and don't care about their customers!
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Russ Stevens has done this on some of his dvds. The man's a genius.
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On 2009-04-23 14:05, Andi Peters wrote:
Russ Stevens has done this on some of his dvds. The man's a genius.


Russ is one of the big talents in the business. When I see his name on a project, I just get it.
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Now that you mention it for the first time I'm starting to pick DVDs based on the producer and ignoring if I know who the presenter is or isn't. Russ is clearly the champ of making DVDs and I have never failed with Kozmo Magic either, or Alakazam, or that 52 something or other out of the UK.
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On 2009-04-23 17:22, MagicSanta wrote:
Now that you mention it for the first time I'm starting to pick DVDs based on the producer and ignoring if I know who the presenter is or isn't. Russ is clearly the champ of making DVDs and I have never failed with Kozmo Magic either, or Alakazam, or that 52 something or other out of the UK.

I notice you didn't mention L&L in your list.

They were the pioneers of the modern dvd but they've been overtaken in recent times. I think they've rested on their laurels and fallen behind.
MagicSanta
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I am not going to say anything negative about L&L. I'm also not going to disagree with you.
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The uk company is called full 52 productions,Magicsanta.
MagicSanta
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Okay.
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<Shameless Plug>

My Stone Cold Magic DVD comes with a Companion E-Book:
Stone Cold Magic DVD

And my Gemstones DVD comes with a Companion Website full of tons of content both reading and video:
Gemstones

</Shameless Plug>
MagicSanta
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That is right! You did a nice job on the PDF too.
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One of my favourite release formats for DVDs isn't as a traditional DVD at all, but as an accompaniment to a book. That way you get the best of both worlds, detailed instruction with lots of room for added information in the book, and the opportunity to have a visual model on how sleights, timing, choreography, etc. should look from the audience's point of view. Tyler Wilson's Dominatricks is a great example of this.
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