Extremely Ambitious by Jay Sankey - DVD
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EXTREMELY AMBITIOUS is exactly that, an extremely ambitious collection of handlings, techniques, ideas and approaches all created with an eye towards taking the classic Ambitious Card effect to an exciting new level. Jay shares many of these for the VERY FIRST TIME! This breakthrough project is divided into four parts: Essential Sleights, Openers, Middlers and Closers. In the "Essential Sleights" section you will learn ALL THE SLEIGHTS you need to know. As a result, the DVD is a complete and comprehensive mini-course in the Ambitious Card! Perfect for beginners!
Double Lifts (3 different skill levels) Tilt False Cuts Top Change Undercover Top Change One Hand Turnover Convincing Control One Hand Top Palm Distant Misdirection Palm Tenkai Strip Out OPENERS Three Favorites Name A Card Center Reverse Twirl Sequence MIDDLERS Paint Brush Change Erdnase/Houdini Change Splat Production Something Else Repeat Rise Palm Off Rise Imposters CLOSERS Vernon's Bend Rubber Room Rise Face-Up Finale Top Card Compact Closer Through the Roof Leather Bound Round Up Hammered Deception BONUS: FIVE PASSES Learn invaluable tips on the cover techniques, the timing, and the all-important finer points for a total of FIVE amazing passes including: Sleeves Up Pass Classic Pass Turnover Pass Spread Pass Jiggle Pass AN AMBITIOUS ANALYSIS This is an in-depth exploration of why the Ambitious Card is so popular as well as an important discussion of the challenges inherent in such a REPETITIVE effect. Jay discusses tempo, rhythm, variety and muhc more! Jay also share his thoughst on alternatives to signatures, using questions and humor for maximum audience management and misdirection, avoiding performing the effect as a mere "challenge," building the effect and chosing endings that say 'IT'S OVER!' Running Time Approximately 1hr 30min
What You Get
During 'Openers' Jay teaches you the secrets behind some of his favorite ways to begin the effect. 'Middlers' has Jay sharing many exciting techniques to have the selected card rise to the top. And 'Closers' includes all of Jay's favorite ways to end the classic effect with a hard-hitting and memorable BANG! Jay also discusses what it is about the classic Ambitious Card effect that makes it so remarkably popular. As a recognized master of the Classic Pass, Jay also teaches in rare detail The Classic Pass, Riffle Pass, Turnover Pass, Spread Pass, Jay's own Sleeves Up Pass, and the little-known Jiggle Pass. EXTREMELY AMBITIOUS features original material for a wide range of skill levels from complete beginner to seasoned professional. It's the ideal reference for any serious student of card magic. Take your favorite card trick to the next level!
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I really enjoyed this DVD.
Clearly laid out contents, Jay at his crazy best, a range of useful card moves taught, some very funky knockout ending phases taught.
Jay loses a star for two reasons:
1) I feel that he should have run through an entire Ambitious Card routine on the DVD and then broken each stage/ move down, so that the viewer can at least begin with one 'complete' Ambitious Card routine (and then 'jazz' with it later on)
2) For completeness, I think Jay should have taught a couple of controls to the top whilst shuffling the spectator's card (although of course these can be found in 'standard' card magic books and DVDs).
Overall, worthy material if you want to create an exciting Ambitious Card routine.
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