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Modern Mentalism by Matt Mello (2 DVD Set) A beautiful collection of casual but POWERFUL mental magic tricks YOU WILL USE EVERY DAY. NOW SHIPPING
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MODERN MENTALISM - matt mello
Modern Mentalism is a collection of 14 effects from the mind of Matt Mello, spanning 2 volumes, It is one of the few DVDs on the market that appeals specifically to the entertainer that performs mentalism close up. Another unique feature of Modern Mentalism is the absence of sleight-of-hand methods and awkward props. Instead, Modern Mentalism uses clever principles, interesting plots and extremely simple methods to create a collection of close up mentalism worthy of both casual and professional performers.
:: Serial :: An on-the-spot serial number reading, requiring nothing more than a borrowed dollar from your spectator.
:: Coffee Melt :: Imagine if you could touch a straw and make it melt and bend at your command, being able to control everything from speed to how far it will continue to bend. Well, with Coffee Melt, you'll be able to do just that, and you'll be able to do it seconds after learning it!
:: Photographic :: If you could really memorize a long string of code in seconds, it would probably look something like this.
:: Lottery :: This is Matt's version of the add-a-number routine, using the lottery as it's theme. It uses no switch pads or gimmicks, and as a bonus, Matt also teaches a way to do this effect with absolutely nothing on you but a pen and paper.
:: Stop :: A demonstration of suggestion and influence during a simple game with cards.
:: Handy Prediction :: A spectator is asked to hold their hand up, and then drop any amount of fingers. A card the performer is holding predicts the spectators actions.
:: Any Card at Any Number :: Forget about complicated math and card counting and all of that, and get ready for one of the simplest solutions to the "Card At Any Number Plot". With only a deck of cards and a prediction, you'll be able to perform one of the easiest, most baffling effects imaginable on your spectators.
:: PS I Love You :: An impromptu and powerful demonstration of the connection and bond between people, using an ordinary deck of cards.
:: GI Joe :: A method for revealing multiple pieces of information, using an object that you can pick up nearly anywhere.
:: Billet Tear :: With this simple tearing sequence, you'll be able to reveal almost any piece of information that the spectator can think of.
:: Instinct :: This is a simple Russian roulette routine which has been used and tested by Matt for many years. The method is genius, and once you learn it, you'll be able to perform this miracle with a variety of presentations. Also included is a bonus idea not offered on the original Instinct video, something which gives the effect a nice extra punch at the end. Warning: Do not perform this effect if you are under the age of 18. Anyone who performs this takes full responsibility for their actions.
:: Preservation :: A multiple phased pk effect in which you're hands, wrists, and even the objects/environment can be completely examined beforehand.
:: Point and Predict :: After the spectator shuffles the pack of cards and spreads it across the table, they are asked to touch one, their choice completely free. The card box is then opened, showing a prediction that's been in play since the beginning. It predicts their chosen card.
:: Dark Arts :: A drawing duplication of the simplest design. The spectator makes a drawing, which is concealed in an envelope and held in their own hands. The performer then makes a drawing that perfectly matches the spectators.
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 5 of 5)9 of 14 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2011
Pooh, this dvd set was very disapointing. Not just that they make technical problems with my dvd player. If matt mello thinks that mentalism should look like this I don´t want to be a mentalist anymore.
Medicore street magic covered as mentalism with old and/or obvious methods that are not worth to try in front of a paying audience. As street "mentalist" without getting paid you can try them...and run away before the audience will hang you.
The worst "mentalism" dvd´s I ever bought...more worst than 100% commercial mentalism with andrew normansell.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 31st, 2010
For all new mentalists this dvd's are just great for you. there is a lot of thinking,alot of creativity and a lot of great deception.if you are serching for close up mentalism this is the place to start!
I think the dvds miss one point because they give you the tricks only. and not all the time tools for make your personality came with the trick; make the tricks come to be more powerfull with alittle act..shalom for everyone(:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 1st, 2013
I like that this shows some of the effects/principles that I've seen in writing, but never on a dvd. The problem is, I've seen just about all of it before. I feel like a well-versed reader/viewer of magic products may be disappointed. There are some gems here, things I will definitely use.
I dislike that two or three of the effects can go wrong. In that event, there are backup methods which are less than amazing- usually involving over-handling the cards.
I'd actually give it five stars if it included some good billet switching moves. I feel like if it had this, than the dvd would be a good dvd to pass off to someone who is just getting started into this genre.
The dvd is a step between magic and mentalism. It's easy, which makes it appealing, but with ease sometimes comes less than amazing results. Nobody in his own audiences seem amazed.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2011
I am in love with Matt for making this DVD set. This is the PERFECT set for mentalists/magicians that perform spontaneously and don't want to constantly carry around gimmicks that you might not even use. The effects are ones that require pretty much no setup and you can perform whenever you want. You don't have to worry about having your swami on hand. There are one or two that you need an actual gimmick for and those are ones that take up very little space and are able to fit in your wallet. I am more than satisfied with my purchase.
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