I'm going through Modern Coin Magic and am having a blast. I was wondering if anyone who has the Magic Makers Modern Coin Magic DVD set could tell me if it's worth the money. I have a couple of other MM DVDs, and have been pretty disappointed with them. I realize that people have become coin masters for 50 years with just the book, but I don't know anybody in the magic community and sometimes I feel like if I could just see some of these moves performed, I'd be more confident in what I've learned. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
I have the old school Bobo's Modern Coin Magic
text as well as the DVDs with Ben. There are only two things that I dislike about the DVD series: (1) the music is very repetitive (and a bit lame) and (2) there are a few things in the text that are not covered. That being said, Ben does a nice job explaining the various techniques/effects and the camera work is great...
My overall opinion is that the DVD series is by no means a replacement of the book, but it is an excellent tool for better understanding the text. I would say that if you have the extra money, and if there are places in Modern Coin Magic
where you need further clarification, then you should pick up these DVDs -- you will not be disappointed ^_^
P.S. As girspiggy mentioned, if you haven't checked out Tim Feher's videos, do yourself a favor and go here:
...Tim is a great guy and very skilled; you can learn a lot just by watching his technique ^_^