The Sheridan Course in Card Manipulation
Performed and Taught by Jeff Sheridan
With guest Jay Noblezada
The Sheridan Course in Card Manipulation is a 3 DVD set (which runs up to 6 hours). It teaches back palms, productions, vanishes, fans, cuts, color changes, and many other effects and sleights. This set is taught by Jeff Sheridan, one of the world's finest card manipulators.
For the price, this is a great set that is well worth the investment. The individual DVDs come out to about $23.00 each, which is very reasonable. When you are getting 3 of them; however, they do start to add up. Good deal for what you are getting.
The quality of the DVD and the production thereof is amazing. Every detail is caught on camera, giving the viewer everything he/she needs to know.
One downside to the DVD is that there is next to nothing for performance footage. It would have been nice to see Jeff's full act to get the idea of what exactly he does, and how he does it.
The menus are simple but nice, and the entire DVD is filled with classy music. Very nice.
Everything on this DVD is taught as thoroughly as it could have been. Jeff makes sure to get everything on camera, and to slow it down enough that you can actually see what is happening. The "teach-in" sections were a nice bonus. Not only do they help the viewer out even more, but they also add a bit of color to the DVD.
Jeff Sheridan is a great teacher, and he makes sure that everything is thoroughly explained; however, he is not the "fun" type of person to watch. He does not have the strong personality and speech abilities that some other teachers have. He is full of information, and presents himself well.
To be completely honest, the effects that are on this DVD are not for everyone. Many of the sleights are very difficult, and do not come easy. In fact, most of them will probably take years to even get good at.
But, we know from experience that good things do not always come easily. Although the sleights are hard, they are worth it in the end. Watching Jeff work with the cards was a thing of beauty! His fans, his productions, his tosses; they all looked amazing!
Like Jeff says on the DVD... Card manipulation is an art. It is like playing an instrument, or painting a picture. It takes practice.
This is an amazing set, that will teach you more than you need to know about card manipulation! It will take practice, and many decks of cards, but once you got some of this down, you will look, feel, and perform much more professionally. I definitely recommend this DVD to anyone interested in manipulating cards.