Jimi Hendrix took a Bob Dylan song that was really really good and turned it in to his own
thing...something that became an independent phenomenal creation...
That’s what Docc does
with Annemann...his rendition of “Volition” absolutely rocks so hard it melts peoples faces off and
it alone is worth twice the price of this download...
If you are new to the game or a
fairly seasoned practioner, Docc will first show you how to make your mentalism entertaining, how to
make people have fun and actually applaud you. He will demonstrate how to breathe life into
Annemann’s material to make it compelling & enjoyable for modern audiences...
What you get
here is a master class.
Nobody does it like Docc man...
From a Son of Anubis
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
Docc is a master of entertainment. He is wayyy more than a mentalist. Seeing him performing is a
master class. Having said that... He teaches 5 effects that are updated Annemann ideas with the
Docc's touch. I really like this video and the ideas are great. Veredict: Recomended
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Excellent video with good effects, live performances of great quality and very clear and thorough
The techniques employed are quite basic and will be used by most people, even
beginners in the art of mentalism. But the effect produced on the audience may not be the same as
the one generated by Docc Hilford. The guy is a master performer and he has this ability of getting
the most from a little thing and captivating an audience.
The readings he delivers during the
performance of "Volition" are just excellent (and they are pure cold readings, as Docc has nothing
to work with - no secret information). This, in my opinion, is what makes this effect so fantastic
to look at. Witnessing Docc's virtuosity at delivering readings is always a pleasure.
Unfortunately, he does not cover that part in the explanation of the effect. He simply covers
the technique used to ensure that every participant chooses his/her own envelope. Obviously,
readings are much more experience-based than move-based, and it is hard to explain "experience" on a
video. This is why we will not hold a grudge against Docc, lol...
All in all, a strong
recommendation for this rendition of classic effects that have been clerverly modernized.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
It becomes clear that Docc spends more time thinking about which thumb writer best suits him than
many of us do on our entire act.
You might be tempted to skip around and just watch the
performances. DON'T. The devil's in the details and Docc is truly a crafty fiend. Even if you
think you know how an effect is done, take the time to listen to the explanation.
why Docc makes the choices he does is as valuable as the material itself. I know embarrassingly
little about Annemann, this was a treat.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
The opener alone is worth the price of admission. I like when someone as smart and a capable as Docc
is updates the classics. Some of the old texts contain gems but have had their wear and tear due to
the passage of time. Docc proves that with a little updating this classic material is stronger than
ever. Docc is a brilliant mind, and should be paid attention to very closely. A+