Gary gets to the point with these "simple" tricks. This DVD is a real reminder that sometimes simple
is best...and simple can be quite astonishing. I like his easy teaching style. He just gets to the
meat of it. If you have not checked out his DVD's on thumb tip magic....you should do that as well.
Thanks for the free gift. I really enjoyed watching him breeze through these tricks.
I loved his talk about what you can personally get from magic.
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I wish something like this had existed when I was a young boy back in the 1960's trying to learn
magic. Of course that can also be said about the explosion of all the instructional magic media of
the last few decades.
There is no substitute for seeing a trick performed by a master, even
for these basic beginner tricks. The addition of performance and showmanship in this DVD will
certainly inspire the next generation of magicians.
I would recommend that Penquin put
together a bundle of the tricks explained at the beginning of the DVD along with the DVD and make it
available for sale at a good price for first time magicians.
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I got this as a free download for Christmas (Thanks, Penguin!) and was pleasantly surprised with the
content. It is aimed at young, beginner, magicians and is one of the best I have seen in it's
category. It is full of actual beginner tricks anyone can do with items from home. Darwin does a
great job at keeping things simple; many magicians making these "beginner" DVDs seem to forget what
a beginner is.
Towards the end of the video he does use a thumb tip for a few tricks but
that is the most expensive item you will have to buy. Darwin is a good teacher and explains
everything very well. I thoroughly enjoyed watching every minute of it. Personally I would not have
gotten $30 worth of information out of it but I am not the target audience. For a young beginner
this would be a great start!
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I bought this just because I was curious. I am not a beginner to magic at all, and I bought this to
just see what Darwin was teaching people. I was amazed. It has not only a bunch of good magic
tricks and fun tricks, but also it has a lot of really good tips for young magicians to be bale to
grow in magic quickly. It teaches all sorts of showmanship skills and a bunch of good buying tips.
I even learned one thing from it and I've been studying magic since I was 5! Buy it right now.
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I've only seen bits of this, but given the character and the production company (Gary Darwin, icon
and pillar of Magic, Magic and the Penguin), has to be a quality product.
Here, too, goes
on all aspects of magic, energy and Gary darwin 'overwhelming, 50 years of experience are seen, and
the love he shows for magic and' engaging.
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it looks great but where is the instant download
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my first DVD: a must for beginner. Many easy tricks that give you the opportunty of building your
first routines or performances, friendly taught by a smiling great magician and a wonderful
assistant. Nothing to add, just a DVD to have. (probably unusefull for advanced, but I don'to know,
I will never get so far...)
It's quick and dirty (when it comes to the tricks) but quite dry. My kids lost interest with it
quickly and asked if I could just teach them the tricks instead. I wanted to like it but the only
thing I found kid friendly about it was the kid tricks and props. Another reviewer said it's like
watching your grandpa teach magic... I'd agree if you're grandpa teaches magic while hitting on one
of your 20 year old cousin's girl friends. I can appreciate his zest for life, magic and young women
but I found it a bit uncomfortable to watch.
There are other beginner magic videos that are
more engaging for kids. My kids enjoyed this one more:
The Greatest Beginner Magic DVD Ever
featuring Oz Pearlman and Jessie Geneva
Coincidentally Jessie Geneva is the same woman
gramps is hitting on in this one.
There’s allot covered I think this is Great for someone just starting out...
It is an excelent DVD for beginners in magic, it is clever, easy and the effects that come in the
DVD are easy and, believe it or not, they cause great reactions.