The info was fine ... the lack of lighting is terrible. I can see (no pun intended) no reason to
shoot a teaching video in the dark. It is hard to see the cards. There are shadows that block the
cards. This information is available from other sources. I would not advise a friend to purchase
this download. 2 stars for the information that I could see and no more.
A very good video - well taught - and a very good primer - I have also got Luke's video on false
cuts. These are great videos to give you all the basic tools for card magic - highly recommended
If it was a little bit longer and did go at a slower pace than it would it definitely be there at 5
stars. But since it wasn't on DVD and did go so quickly, it wasn't.
But get this anyways,
because it really is worth the money.
I found the dark atmosphere coupled with the incredibly annoying background music, strong accent and
fast pace to be a difficult learning environment. I'm sure with repeated viewings it will get the
job done but it could have been produced with much more clarity
This download is good because it's short and to the point. It describes the moves clearly. These
are important basic moves for card magic. I would recommend it.
These cuts are by no means new, but you are paying for a skill that will be crucial to your career
as a magician. The shuffles that you get here are usually offered elsewhere individually at a much
higher price, so you are getting a pretty good deal here. Most of us magician usually just stick
with the false cuts, but if you really want to sell the effect, you'll need to learn some good false
If you watch this video and think to yourself,"Wow how does he do that" than dont hesitiate another
second and hit add to cart because this an absolute necescity for every card magician. This is
something you can use for everyday card magic and packs a huge punch.
This is a great value. You get multiple great, useful false shuffles. Don't get me wrong though!
They definitely require some practice and patience, but it's DEFINITELY worth it! If you want to be
good at card manipulation, I would definitely suggest this download!
I just purchased this and watched it a couple of times. To get this quality of teaching at this
price is a bargain--albeit, it's only a download.
However, while Luke's performance is
outstanding, I find his teaching style somewhat lacking.
Finally, a personal complaint--I
hated the music! It's repetitive and distracting. I realize that "elevator" music is bland, but at
least it would allow me to concentrate on the teaching!
Every card magician must know how to give the impression to fairly shuffle a deck, while retaining
the entire order of the cards. I own several DVDs on that matter (Showoff with cards, Simon Lovell's
gambling techniques), and I must say that I find this ID the best resource to learn false shuffles.
Give those time and practice, and you'll be an expert before you know it.